Precisely one year ago today, independent developer Lostwood Games launched its fusion of point-and-click adventure, RPG, and visual novel entitled Leviathan: The Last Day of the Decade. Or rather, the first four episodes of this five-part game were released, localized for English-speaking audiences. Since then, the fifth and final episode has also seen release, but alas, only in the developer’s native Russia. In order to complete the series in English, Lostwood has just launched an Indiegogo campaign specifically with the goal to get a translator at work on episode five.
Leviathan is a murder mystery at heart, told via hand-painted visuals in an amalgamation of Eastern interactive fiction and a more traditional Western point-and-click adventure, with elements of steampunk and dark and disturbing daemonic images woven into its design. In a dark fantasy world caught in the grip of a pandemic, under the thrall of the undead Plague King, players take on the role of a young man on the years-long trail of his mother’s murderer.
The “Translation” campaign, as members of Lostwood call it, aims to raise $2,000 in only two weeks’ time on Indiegogo. The lowest pledge tier of $10 will net players a free Steam code for the fully translated title comprising all five episodes, the first four of which are already available to play.
If you like what you see of The Last Day of the Decade, there may be more where that came from, as members of the development team are already at work on a sequel called Leviathan: The Cargo. To learn more about the Leviathan series, visit the official website for additional details.