Long Gone Days: Press Kit

Factsheet

Developer:
BURA
Based in Santiago, Chile

Release date:
March 28th, 2018 (Early Access Release)
Q4, 2018 (Full Game Release)
May 24th, 2016 (PC/Mac Prototype Demo)

Platforms:
PC, Mac & Linux

Available on:
Steam | Game Jolt | itch.io | Humble Bundle (soon)

Website:
longgonedays.com

Description

Long Gone Days is a 2D modern-day military RPG set in our current times, with a focus on language and cultural barriers, inspired by classic dystopian literature and visual novels.

After being deployed to his first mission, Rourke leaves The Core's base for the very first time, only to discover the dark truth about the operation he's part of and the consequences of deserting an inescapable war.

With no place to call home now, he must prevent the war from spreading any further, forming strong bonds along the way that will forever change his life.

History

Long Gone Days was originally conceived around 2003 by Camila Gormaz, as an RPG Maker 2000 project. Since that moment, the first drafts of Long Gone Days were written and the characters began to be developed. However, it wasn’t until 2015, after having gained experienced in the indie game scene, that the development of Long Gone Days finally began, alongside the help of Pablo Videla, who joined as a co-writer and game designer.

On December 2015 the development of the prototype demo started, and the prototype demo was finally released on May 2016. On July 2016, a crowdfunding campaign was launched on Indiegogo. The campaign ended successfully on August 11, 2016.

Soon after, Camilo Sáez and Jesús Morillo joined the team to make Long Gone Days possible.

  • 2018/03/28: Early Access released
  • 2018/03/08: New trailer released
  • 2017/06/24: Demo exhibited at 2017 Game Devs of Color Expo (NY, USA)
  • 2016/11/12: Attended GaymerX East 2016 as Exhibitor (NY, USA)
  • 2016/11/05: Attended Day of the Devs 2016 as Exhibitor (CA, USA)
  • 2016/09/15: Attended Tokyo Game Show 2016 - Business Days (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2016/08/10: Indiegogo campaign ended successfully
  • 2016/08/06: Attended Festigame 2016 as Exhibitor (Santiago, Chile)
  • 2016/08/03: Demo 1.5 released on Steam
  • 2016/08/01: End of fanart contest (view winners)
  • 2016/07/14: Mac Demo released
  • 2016/07/11: Indiegogo campaign launched
  • 2016/06/11: Greenlit on Steam (reaching rank #9)
  • 2016/06/30: Featured on Square Enix Collective (94% approval)
  • 2016/05/13: Prototype-demo released
  • 2016/01/17: First online announcement on TIGSource forums

Features

  • Communication is Key: As Long Gone Days is set in the real world, you'll encounter several language barriers. Recruit interpreters in order to communicate with others.
  • Keep Morale High: Choose dialogue options wisely as they impact your party members' Morale, affecting how they perform during battles. While doing so, keep in mind every character has different personality traits and motivations.
  • Sniper Mode: Long Gone Days has two battle systems. Using Rourke's rifle, spot your enemies and take down your targets.
  • No Random Encounters: Long Gone Days features front-view turn-based battles with body-targeting system, and every battle is directly related to the plot.

Videos

Long Gone Days - 2018 Trailer  YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & logos as .zip (30.6MB)


Awards & Recognition

  • “DevHr Official Selection” CDMX, Mexico 2017
  • “Game Devs of Color Expo Official Selection” New York, USA 2017
  • “GaymerX Official Selection” New York, USA 2016
  • “Day of the Devs Official Selection” San Francisco, USA 2016
  • “Indie of the Year - Top 100” IndieDB, 2016
  • “GDWC 2016 Semifinalist” Finland, October 2016
  • “Top 3 Best Games on Game Jolt” October 2016
  • “Festigame Official Selection” Santiago, Chile 2016
  • “Featured on Square Enix Collective” June 2016

Selected Articles

  • “Long Gone Days Review: 8/10” - Zack Reese, RPG Site.
  • “Long Gone Days | Review: 8/10” - José Ariel Román, GamersRD.
  • “Try the demo for military RPG Long Gone Days” - Austin Wood, PC Gamer.
  • “アニメ調で過酷な戦場を描くRPG『Long Gone Days』早期アクセス配信開始。主人公は“戦い”に葛藤し続ける狙撃手、日本語対応予定” - Minoru Umise, AUTOMATON.
  • “Long Gone Days imagines the world of war that’s coming for us” - Maddi Chilton, Kill Screen.
  • “Long Gone Days: RPG explores war's emotional impact on soldiers” - Joel Couture, Gamasutra.
  • “Long Gone Days, An RPG With A Story 12 Years In The Making” - Chris Priestman, Siliconera.
  • “Long Gone Days marches onto Collective!” - Amy Graves, Square Enix.
  • “Long Gone Days: A Different Kind of War Game” - Megan Myrick, Cliqist.
  • “Long Gone Days: Stepping Up the RPG Genre, A Conversation with Camila Gormaz” - Jerrod Bacon, Black Shell Media.

Long Gone Days Credits

Camila Gormaz
Creator, Artist, Business

Camilo Sáez
Programmer

Jesús Morillo
Programmer

Pablo Videla
Writer, Game Designer

Sebastián Toro
Trailer Director, Producer

José Tomás Molina Galdames
Trailer Theme Composer

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