morningstar-descent-to-deadrock-posterSo for the past year or so I’ve been working on the re-release of Morningstar.

It was initially planned a a simple iOS/Android re-release of the original game, with the old graphics and other asssets intact. But it quickly became apparent that the graphics of the original title would seem outdated for the new audience, and the gameplay wasn’t long enough to grant a desktop release. So it was decided that all graphical assets would be upgraded and re-rendered in full HD quality, the gameplay would be enhanced and the game would be released primarily on PC and Mac as a stand-alone downloadable title. Additional screens and puzzles were designed to include the story elements that had been omitted from the original due to time constraints. The cutscenes were re-created in HD and more than 30 minutes of new, original in-game and cinematic music was composed. The result is a beautiful, atmospheric, immersive sci-fi game with a full story arc.

Here’s the stuff that’s new:

  • Full HD graphics (1920×1080) with upgraded environments
  • Full HD cinematics (1920×1080).
  • Longer, action-packed outro. Both intro and outro feature new original score.
  • Additional full HD cutscenes.
  • Upgraded inventory graphics.
  • New original soundtrack with 3 new ~10 minute tracks plus a bonus track.
  • New ambient sounds for each screen.
  • Optimized a few puzzles based on player feedback.
  • Brand new locations with new puzzles.
  • Extended storyline.
  • Completely re-recorded voiceover

I’ve also teamed up with a publisher, Phoenix Online Publishing. They’re terrific folks and have been helping me a lot with the release during the past couple of weeks.

The game will be released on Steam, the Humble Store and other online stores on February 17.

More information here:

4 Responses to “Morningstar – Descent to Deadrock”

  1. Nico Says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Morningstar is literally my favorite point and click game of all time, I’ve shown it to all of my friends. I had really wanted a longer, more expansive exploration of that universe ever since I beat it.

    Thanks so much for dedicating this much time to this, I really appreciate your work.

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks, appreciate it. 🙂 Hope you like the game.

  3. Orphiex Says:

    Woo! I loved this game on Newgrounds, and now I get to play the new and improved version! Thank you!

  4. admin Says:

    Thanks and you are most welcome 🙂

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