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2018 Game Index


22 Racing Series

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22 Racing Series

A Real-Time Strategy Racer (RTS-R) with Esports DNA at its core, ‘22 Racing Series’ combines adrenaline fuelled high speed racing with resource strategy, race-time upgrades, track abilities and team play to bring you a racing experience like you


Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

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Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

Agent A is a quirky secret agent puzzle/escape game. Your mission (should you choose to accept of course) is to infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge


Ailuri

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Ailuri

A hand drawn, 2D platformer that follows the mystical journey of a fluffy, red panda named Ailuri.


Alleys

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Alleys

Alleys (THEMEr) is an adventure experience in which the player explores a theme park world full of quaint alleys. The gameplay is simple, all the player needs to do is to search for passageways, gather resources, and get immersed in the noir atmosphere. The player is free to choose where to go and can solve puzzles in any order to escape.


AMID EVIL

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AMID EVIL

Once branded a HERETIC. Now YOU have been chosen. Reclaim our sacred weapons. Take back our ancient lands. If you can stand… AMID EVIL.


Ashen

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Ashen

Ashen is a 3rd person action RPG set in a world where there is no sun. The only natural light comes from a mythical creature called the Ashen, which after thousands of years of darkness has returned and restored light to the world. You must protect it with the help of characters and other players you find in the world through passive multiplayer.


Aura of Worlds

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Aura of Worlds

Aura of worlds is a creative tactics roguelike platformer.
Explore multiple worlds where you must utilise creative abilities to twist adversity to your advantage. You’ll need planning, wits and reflexes to make a way through these ever-changing death labyrinths. Escape flooding passages, outrun toxic pollen, face off against gargantuan bosses…


Beam Team

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Beam Team

An action-packed co-op game revolving around planets, destruction, and the power of teamwork.

Work together with your alien allies to destroy entire planets, but watch out: they fight back. The controls are minimal but difficult to master; hone your reflexes as you shoot, dodge, and keep each other alive to continue the fight.


Brinko

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Brinko

Traverse through the far and near of the cartoon like world of Brinko. In an event driven environment, with a complete day and night cycle, the enemies act differently depending on the time of the day. Drop platforms and build your way towards your goal or pursue the challenge as you desire.


Cardboard Keep Collection!

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Cardboard Keep Collection!

Come check out the entire suite of games by local developer Cardboard Keep!
Explore ancient Forests in Warden, Stretch cute doggos in Puzzle Puppers and outwit your opponents in Attrition: Tactical Fronts. Or come play our latest game Witch Thief! All games playable!


Collateral Damage: Battle Over Tyzanite

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Collateral Damage: Battle Over Tyzanite

Collateral Damage is a hero arena brawler. Control unique robots as they fight over the last remaining resources of their crumbling planet.


Damsel

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Damsel

Damsel is a challenging fast-paced action arcade platformer set in a dark cartoon world with a pumping synth soundtrack! Play as Damsel, a special agent saving the world from well-dressed corporate vampires.


Dash Blitz

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Dash Blitz

Dash Blitz is a lightning-fast, super-smooth platform fighter, based on classic platformers and set in the far-flung future.
Enjoy the freedom! Blitz through the competition!


Dawnblade

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Dawnblade

A modern hack


Dead Static Drive

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Dead Static Drive

Grand Theft Cthulhu. An existential road trip adventure game through a nightmare, nostalgic Americana world. Drive through a fictional USA, stopping in small towns, gas stations, and rundown city limits. What starts as a road trip evolves into a game of survival against a progressively oppressive world.


Death Squared

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Death Squared

DEATH SQUARED IS A PUZZLE GAME ABOUT COOPERATION, COMMUNICATION, AND ROBOT EXPLOSIONS.


Deathchase

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Deathchase

Race through landscapes on your hover bike at break-neck speed avoiding trees, rocks and mines; chasing down and destroying enemies before they escape.
This is a fast-paced game played in VR using a custom-built controller; maneuvering through different terrains as you track down the other bikes to destroy them using your mounted plasma cannon.


DimensionsVS

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DimensionsVS

DimensionsVS is a chaotic party brawler for 1 to 4 players online or locally. Fast-paced and tactical, flashy and over-the-top, challenge your friends in this all new, completely Free to Play platform fighter!


Dismantle: Construct Carnage

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Dismantle: Construct Carnage

Dissembler

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Dissembler

Dissembler is a subtle puzzle game about unraveling abstract artworks one colour at a time.


Double Shot

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Double Shot

Throw yourself back into an alternative 80


DUSK

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DUSK

Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the ‘90s legends.


Escape Architect VR

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Escape Architect VR

Escape Architect VR is a multi-themed escape room experience in which the player is employed by the respectable Everest Valentine of Valentine’s Vaults to test the escape rooms he creates.


Feather

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Feather

Feather is a serene game about exploration and immersion in a beautiful landscape. Become a bird, fly around and lose yourself in zen-like flow whilst listening to the soothing ambient soundtrack.


Fiend Legion

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Fiend Legion

Select a Hero, build your deck and become the ultimate battle strategist as you lead your legion to victory in epic contests of PVP fantasy!

Fiend Legion is a high stakes, fast-paced strategic Collectible Card Game (CCG) for mobile and PC.


Fledgling Heroes

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Fledgling Heroes

Flap your way from a fledgling to a fully-fledged hero in this gorgeous one-touch side-scrolling adventure. Dodge dastardly lizards as Biscuit the macaw, swim with the sharks as Penny the penguin, sprint as through blizzards as Lucky the quail, and much more. Craft your own levels and custom bird styles and share them with the world!


Four Kings One War

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Four Kings One War

Four Kings One War may have DNA based on the classic strategy game of Chess, but it


Ghoul Britannia: Land of Hope and Gorey

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Ghoul Britannia: Land of Hope and Gorey

After the UK suffers a self-inflicted apocalypse, Hope Andrews crosses an undead-infested land with her new BFF - a zombie called Dave.


Go Zero

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Go Zero

Go Zero is a tile-sliding puzzle game that takes place over 8 islands. Each island adds unique game mechanics to switch up game play as players progress.


Guile & Glory: Firstborn

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Guile & Glory: Firstborn

Make the battlefield your weapon to vanquish monstrous foes in turn-based, tactical combat. A savage, Bronze Age world on the teeters brink of ruin as an ancient evil stirs to usher in the end of days. As swords fail and kingdoms crumble, three heroes rise to challenge the darkness.


Happy Town

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Happy Town

Happy Town (Yu Tuo Games) is a relaxing idle game that allows you to buy out shops, decorate the town, host temple parades, and invite various characters to settle in your town. As you continue to build your town and invite new residents, Happy Town will become more vibrant and populated.


Harvest Hands

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Harvest Hands

Harvest Hands is a first-person farming game, where the player is free to explore and farm at their own pace, free from durability, energy systems or time limits.

Players can customize their farm to their hearts content, choose from a selection of over 40 plants to cultivate and explore 5 unique areas and biomes.


Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy

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Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy

Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy is a Coming-of-Age 2D Point-and-Click Adventure Game set in a goofy galaxy of oddball characters, ridiculous conundrums and cosmic evil.

Wander, ponder and laugh your way through a heartfelt exploration of independence, family and growing up.


Horde

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Horde

Horde is a wacky 3D Top-down strategy game being developed for PC & Mobile. In Horde the standard zombie apocalypse roles are reversed! Players are put in the shoes of the ever growing zombie menace attempting to overthrow humanity.
Alone, a zombie is no threat, but as a Horde they are unstoppable!


Hunt ‘n Sneak

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Hunt ‘n Sneak

Hunt


Hyper Jam

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Hyper Jam

Hyper Jam is a neon-soaked arena brawler with a dynamic perk drafting system that makes each match different from the last. The hard-hitting fusion of lethal weapons, stackable perks, furious combat, and a killer synthwave soundtrack will keep you coming back for more.


Ice Caves of Europa

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Ice Caves of Europa

Ice Caves of Europa will challenge your reflexes and your mind, blending free-flowing precision flight with confronting science fiction ideas about the nature of humanity. An inquisitive flying robot exploring the hazardous caves beneath Europa stumbles upon a sinister interplanetary conspiracy.


Infinity Heroes

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Infinity Heroes

Infinity Heroes is a simultaneous turn-based strategy card game for mobile and PC which promises an evolved playing experience with the introduction of pre-defined decks that you can manipulate with in-game choices.


Infliction

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Infliction

Infliction is an interactive nightmare. Wander through the remnants of a once-happy family home, reading letters, journals, and piecing together clues to understand the terrible events that led you here.
However, you’re not alone. Something else remained in the house. While you hunt for clues, it hunts you. Will you survive, or become a victim?


Introspect

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Introspect

Find the resolve to challenge massive machines of war in Introspect, a chaotic, high-velocity boss shooter where you


Kid Witch

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Kid Witch

“Kid Witch” is a competitive couch multiplayer suitable for all ages. Dodge hazards, distract your opponents, and fly your broom around the arena as you try to shoot the ball through any goal in order to score points. The first player, or team, to score 5 points will be the hero for all kid witches everywhere.


Knuckle Sandwich

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Knuckle Sandwich

KNUCKLE SANDWICH is an RPG about a boy who moves out of home and starts looking for work in a new city. After landing a job at a run-down diner, he accidentally gets wrapped up in a missing persons mystery that involves a ludicrous gang and a fanatical cult.


Lanterns

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Lanterns

Lanterns takes 2 players on a journey of co-operative puzzle solving that will test both their coordination and communication. Player


Lawson’s Shadow

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Lawson’s Shadow

Inspired by 90s noir comics, Lawson’s Shadow is a first-person stealth action game that tasks you with navigating the criminal underworld for various clients in the quietest way possible.


Lethal Lawns

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Lethal Lawns

Lethal Lawns is a Competitive Lawn Mowing BLOODSPORT, combining the relaxation of gardening outdoors with hyper gratuitous violence.
Lethal Lawns supports 2-8 local and online multiplayer bounce-n-joust chaos between HUMANS and BOTS


Level Squared

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Level Squared

In LVL


Little Bit Lost

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Little Bit Lost

Little Bit Lost is a survival voxel game where a molecular diminishment experiment has gone horribly wrong. You awaken to find that your world is an awful lot bigger. Fight to survive against ants, spiders and a variety of creepy crawlies in an effort to return yourself to normal size.


Little Reaper

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Little Reaper

Slash, dash and reap your way through Little Reaper as Ollie, the Grim Reaper


Little Reaper

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Little Reaper

Slash, dash and reap your way through Little Reaper as Ollie, the Grim Reaper


Mars Underground

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Mars Underground

Mars Underground is an apocalyptic adventure where you relive the same day over and over. With each cycle new items can be picked up and topics unlocked. Explore the possibilities of this timeloop and uncover multiple endings.


Necrobarista

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Necrobarista

Necrobarista is a cinematic 3D visual novel set in a magical Melbourne cafe where the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living


Never Give Up

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Never Give Up

When the going gets tough, the tough don’t quit! From the creators of the brutal and beloved Flash series enjoyed by millions of players worldwide comes the latest installment of hardcore, twitch-based platforming.


Nom Nom Apocalypse

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Nom Nom Apocalypse

Nom Nom Apocalypse is a top down shooter roguelite set in a post-apocalyptic city overrun by mutant food monsters. Shoot, dodge and OUTLAST the plague of greasy beasts and candy creatures that lurk around every unknown corner.


Nova Flow

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Nova Flow

Nova Flow is a first person, speed running platformer. Nova Flow


Paperville Panic

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Paperville Panic

A completely unprepared town made entirely of paper is hit by its first ever fire, and it


Party Crashers

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Party Crashers

Fast-paced battle-racing with a retro-future aesthetic for 1-4 players. With over 50 included game modes and almost endless customisation, Party Crashers is amazingly fun out-of-the-box, and then let


Pico Tanks

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Pico Tanks

Pico Tanks is a multiplayer mobile game of epic bite-sized battles between loveable little tanks.

Get ready for mayhem! Create your own custom tank from oodles of collectible weapons, abilities, paints, hats and antennas. Round up your friends and go head-to-head against other teams in epic online battles.


Primordials: Fireborn

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Primordials: Fireborn

Primordials: Fireborn is an action adventure game following the tale of a fiery young hero named


Quantum Suicide

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Quantum Suicide

Quantum Suicide is a game of betrayal, deception and romance in the cold depths of space.

This science fiction thriller tells the tale of an inter-generational mission and its diverse crew, fighting against a deadly AI (and each other) for the chance to survive. Strategy, love interest and quantum mechanics await you.


Scout’s Honor

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Scout’s Honor

Scout


Shakespeare’s Landlord

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Shakespeare’s Landlord

The murder investigation of a local land developer threatens to reveal Lily Bard’s dark secret she’s worked hard to keep hidden.

Shakespeare’s Landlord is a 2D point and click narrative mystery, dealing with themes of PTSD from a violent and traumatic past. Adapted from #1 NYT bestselling author Charlaine Harris’ novel “Shakespeare’s Landlord.”


Sneaker

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Sneaker

Armed with only the shoes from your feet, manipulate time and use your sneaky stealth skills to slip through ranks of guards to carry out your super-classified covert spy missions to become the very best Sneakret Agent that ever existed!


Snow Mercy

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Snow Mercy

Snow Mercy is a 3rd person multi-player party game where you play as a snow man, come to life with the magic of winter. ...But your not the only one. Collect resources, take up arms, and build an army with the aim of defeating your opponents by mounting an attack on their base!


Soundfall

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Soundfall

Soundfall is an audio-driven dungeon crawler that’s procedurally generated to music. Melding the intensity of twin-stick shooters and the charm of classic adventure games, Soundfall takes the synthesis of music and video games to daring new heights.


Speaking Simulator

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Speaking Simulator

Speaking Simulator is the awkwardly hilarious physics game about a robot struggling to infiltrate human society using nothing but a prototype tongue and lips to have conversations.


Spin Rhythm

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Spin Rhythm

Enter the rhythm dimension.

Spin, tap, flick and slide through some of the juiciest electronic tracks in the galaxy. Explore a new dimension of rhythm with our uniquely analogue control system.


Storm Boy

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Storm Boy

Based on Colin Thiele’s 1964 beloved children


SuperTrucks Offroad

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SuperTrucks Offroad

SuperTrucks Offroad is a top-down racing game that brings arcade racing action that is easy to pick up, but hard to master!

Race against other trucks in a variety of offroad stadiums and weather conditions, and compete in bonus events and set new leaderboard records and earn big money to upgrade your truck!

Available now on Steam!


Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown

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Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown

Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is an adventure RPG that brings tabletop gaming to life in virtual reality. You must lead your party of four scoundrels, with the assistance of Arbitrix the games master, through a journey of swashbuckling and sorcery, delving into their pasts and facing terrible dangers.


Tech Hunter

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Tech Hunter

Marooned on an alien planet, take flight in your hovership to explore a mysterious chain of islands. Deploy your fleet of unique drones to delve into ruins, solving puzzles to unearth their treasures. Use the advanced alien technology you discover to upgrade your fleet of vehicles, allowing access to new areas and challenges.


TeleBlast

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TeleBlast

TeleBlast is an explosive, fast-paced, local multiplayer game where up to 4 players can take to the arena to outplay each other using teleporters that explode upon use.

It features a wide array of maps, game modes and variations that keep the game fresh and players on their toes.


The Dark Room

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The Dark Room

Addictive and vicious retro-styled comedy puzzler chock full of profanity, abuse, unfairness and warped logic. Will You: Go North? Find Light Switch? Cower and whimper like a beaten swine? Make your decision and escape The Dark Room! Just remember - YA DIE! YA DIE! YA DIE! YA DIE!


The Last Stand: Aftermath

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The Last Stand: Aftermath

You are already dead. The infection that killed off most of the population has finally got you. Before it takes hold, you’ll make your last stand out in the wilds, to try and make life better for those you are leaving behind.

The Last Stand: Aftermath is an action survival roguelite where you fight and survive through a world taken back by nature.


Ticket to Earth

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Ticket to Earth

A distant planet. A dying colony. A deadly conspiracy. Ticket to Earth is a revolutionary tactical puzzle RPG that combines tactical turn-based combat with a tile-matching puzzle game.


Tinker League

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Tinker League

HUGE stakes, tiny athletes! In this fast-paced game, players take on the role of a mouse in the viciously competitive “Tinker League”. It sounds simple: each round, bring a cake to the goal to score. BUT, with combat featuring attacks like cheese throwing, uppercuts, and butt-stomps, actually slam-dunking the cake is harder than it seems…


TOTEM TELLER

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TOTEM TELLER

Guide a wandering muse on a transcendental search for inspiration.


Tracy Laser

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Tracy Laser

Tracy Laser is a room-scale VR action-adventure that uses clever level design to let you walk through the game on your own feet. Step into the role of a retired secret agent: You have settled into a quiet life - captaining a rusty hover freighter on a remote planet - but when a centuries-old distress call is picked up you are called upon once more.


Where the Snow Settles

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Where the Snow Settles

Escape to a desolate world of beauty and isolation as Aurelia searches for her missing sister. Aided by mysterious spirits, she unearths a tale that will change her forever.