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Pneuma: Breath of Life will launch on February 27 for Xbox One, developer Deco Digital announced. The first-person puzzle game is currently on Steam Greenlight, seeking community approval for distribution on the PC service as well. Pneuma will be console-exclusive to Xbox One for its first 30 days. The game features environmental challenges based in a fairly mysterious setting, as seen in the trailer after the break.

In it, players "progress through a narrated story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being," according to the developer. Pneuma: Breath of Life's puzzles are expected to "force players to think outside the box and explore beyond what they know as reality through the eyes of a god," with voice-over work provided by Jay Britton. The PC version of the game will support Oculus Rift.
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Explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life.
Derby UK, January 19th, 2015 – Deco Digital & Bevel Studios have announced the official Xbox One release date for 'Pneuma: Breath of Life' and revealed their new gameplay trailer. Pneuma has just gone live on Steam Greenlight with Oculus Rift fully supported. This first person puzzler fuelled by the power of Unreal Engine 4 has kept quiet about its gameplay, until now. Be prepared for the first person puzzler of 2015 that will challenge not only your mind, but your own sense of self.
Pneuma: Breath of Life provides players with an unrivalled sense of awe and a relentless determination to solve every puzzle and progress through a narrated story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being. This is a difficult puzzler designed to force players to think outside the box and explore beyond what they know as reality through the eyes of a god, voiced by award winning voice actor, Jay Britton.
Rack your brain and progress through a series of environmental challenges that require perception, observation, and lateral thinking skills to succeed. Pneuma's observation mechanic allows you to Lift bridges, rotate platforms and move entire rooms all with the power of your mind. This game isn't about your skill with a controller, it's about how you perceive and analyse situations. Pneuma's story is one that can only be told through the interactive medium of video games.
Push your brain to its limits in this exciting new first person puzzler as Pneuma contemplates the nature of reality and you explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life.

"Since we announced Pneuma as a timed exclusive on Xbox One, we couldn't wait to reveal footage from the finished game to the public as well as begin to talk about compatibility with Oculus Rift. We've quite literally been working day and night for the past 6 months on no salary to make the game. We've survived by working at bars during the night until the early hours of the morning then coming back into our studio at 9:00AM to continue work on Pneuma. It's not been easy, but I believe what we've designed is something special that the gaming community is craving on both consoles and PC."
– Joe Brammer, Producer & Artist at Deco Digital.
Availability and platforms: Pneuma: Breath of Life is planned for release on February 27th 2015 on Xbox One through the Xbox One Marketplace as a 30 day timed console exclusive. Deco Digital have just launched their Greenlight campaign for the game and plan on releasing on Steam as soon as possible. Oculus Rift DK2 support will be included with the Steam release.
Gameplay Reveal Trailer Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_uqK7bmak
Steam / Oculus Announcement Trailer Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yk4Ab1i3vc
Steam Greenlight Link:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=377765402&searchtext=Pneuma
Deco Digital is an independent developer of desktop and console videogames. The team is currently working on their first console and PC release 'Pneuma: Breath of Life' alongside partner studio, Bevel Studios. The story of Pneuma's development is being filmed documented by Derby Film Company Untraditional Productions and the film will be released late 2015.
Visit Deco Digital online at www.decodigital.co.uk
Visit Bevel Studios online at www.bevelstudios.com

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