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Numina - a 4th wall breaking RPG which makes the characters and the world surrounding them aware of you - the player. Embark on an epic journey with them! Download the FREE DEMO now!



Story
It all begins in a remote village, where a young man called Shawn travels together with his friends to a nearby templesite, called the Temple of the Clouds. But the beauty of the scenery seems to be but a cover, as Shawn accidently discovers a secret basement in the temple.

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There, Shawn gets into contact with you(!) - a guardian spirit. A bodyless entity from ancient tales... thattalks in his head! But Shawn has no time to worry as a mysterious, shrouded group arrive at the temple, questioning Shawns intrusion. Events spiral out of Shawn's control, dragging you along with Shawn and his friends into a fateful journey that will discover the true nature of your bond and the dark secrets of this world!

Gameplay
The main focus lies on the bond between you and Shawn and how well you two get along as you travel the world of Alterna. Shawn's affection towards you and other characters is influenced based on what you say to him during the course of the story!



The game incorporates a turn-based battle system, fused with action-commands for certain skills that require precise timed-inputs. Each character brings their own battle-style into play for a thrilling battle experience.



Upgrade your gear with materials that you find in the field, find hidden passages and rare treasures by using tools such as a grappling hook - or dive more into the lore of Alterna by completing sidequests!

Please visit the official homepage for more details!

Latest Blog

Numina Chapter I, II and III will release on the same day!

Happy Holidays everyone! It's the festive season and I wanted to leave all of you a little present in form of an announcement for next year as well: The full version of Numina will release in 2020.

This means chapter 1 "Noesis", chapter 2 "Elpis" (formerly called "Hoffnung", German for "Hope") and chapter 3 "Gnosis" will release simultaneously as a full game. This doesn't mean that the release will be pushed back: The goal is to release the game around Q2 2020 with beta-testing starting early next year.



As you already know from the last demo, "Noesis" introduces the characters and the story's themes. "Elpis" will focus on the bonds between the characters and some of the secrets and mysteries brought up in the first chapter. Finally, "Gnosis" will be a tumultuous resolution to the storyline, incorporating many decisions made by the player along the way.

I decided against an episodic release for various reasons, one of the simplest are the technical challenges that come with managing a split-release with RPG Maker MV. It would have meant to invest time into ensuring that the chapters smoothly integrate on Steam, itch.io and so on, instead of spending that time on the game itself.

Progress-wise I've finished working on chapter 2 and I'm currently finishing up the final scenes of the last chapter. My goal is to start with testing in January, while also starting to work on the english translation. There's also loads of other things for me to take care of such as preparing the Steam-release, doing promotional work and also keep you lovelies in the loop :)

I can't say it enough, but I'm very grateful for the loyal following I've gathered. It's a huge dream of mine to create games and especially with Numina, it's been almost a decade of my life. So I hope it'll result in something special for everyone involved.

Thank you all again! See you in the next year, I'm sure it's gonna be an exciting one.

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the story sounds pretty intense, but some description of the game mechanics would be nice. I've never been one to get hooked into a game on story alone.
Hey, congratulations on managing to get Greenlit! Just in time before Valve shuts the whole thing down pretty soon! I was considering playing and reviewing the demo to help spread the word about it, but it looks like you fared fine on your own!
author=NTC3
Hey, congratulations on managing to get Greenlit! Just in time before Valve shuts the whole thing down pretty soon! I was considering playing and reviewing the demo to help spread the word about it, but it looks like you fared fine on your own!


Thank you! Yeah, I was worried that I might not make it through Greenlight before it closes. I'll be releasing a small update with some fixes & improvements based on the feedback I got in the near future. You might want to check that out :)
author=stardust
author=NTC3
Hey, congratulations on managing to get Greenlit! Just in time before Valve shuts the whole thing down pretty soon! I was considering playing and reviewing the demo to help spread the word about it, but it looks like you fared fine on your own!
Thank you! Yeah, I was worried that I might not make it through Greenlight before it closes. I'll be releasing a small update with some fixes & improvements based on the feedback I got in the near future. You might want to check that out :)
author=stardust
author=NTC3
Hey, congratulations on managing to get Greenlit! Just in time before Valve shuts the whole thing down pretty soon! I was considering playing and reviewing the demo to help spread the word about it, but it looks like you fared fine on your own!
Thank you! Yeah, I was worried that I might not make it through Greenlight before it closes. I'll be releasing a small update with some fixes & improvements based on the feedback I got in the near future. You might want to check that out :)


Well, I usually go for shorter games on here, but yeah, I think I might just check out this update for this occasion.
Just found this through the screenshot forums. way to go on the greenlight. the maps a beautiful and the gameplay looks mighty intriguing. Subbed.
how do u access the english version
@theloathableone Thank you!

@Pdr313 The game contains both languages! It should automatically start in English if you're on an english system. But you can set the language in the in-game settings anytime.
author=stardust
@theloathableoneThank you!

@Pdr313 The game contains both languages! It should automatically start in English if you're on an english system. But you can set the language in the in-game settings anytime.
Thats weird cos its starting in german & i havent been able to figure out The in game setting change
author=Pdr313
author=stardust
@theloathableoneThank you!

@Pdr313 The game contains both languages! It should automatically start in English if you're on an english system. But you can set the language in the in-game settings anytime.
Thats weird cos its starting in german & i havent been able to figure out The in game setting change
Ok Found it Thnx
The demo did not start in english for me. But I found the option to change when I started the game.

I am very impressed with what you have done. You have accomplished everything graphically that I'm trying to do, but it seems that I'm falling short by quite a lot. I was wondering if everything you did for the start of the game was by events or there was some script involved? And are you using CSCA dungeon tools for the grappling hook? I want to use such tools but the script does not work for my game. Incompatibility with another one.

In short I would like to know how you have done what you have done. Not that I would reproduce it. But it's the sort of thing that need to be put in the make it popular enough to get greenlit. I have not put my game up yet, it's only 7% done.
Your game looks so fantastic and I downloaded the demo,
but unfortunately it doesn't works.
Every time I start the game, game.exe crashes.
Is it because of my PC?

Windows7
CPU Intel Core i5
RAM 16GB
the language is Japanese

The Error report says something went wrong with RGSS102E.dll,
then I tried to change the library to other versions of dll which I have like 104J or so.

Other games made with RMXP do work.
So I hope you'll give me a cue.

Thank you.
author=Taro
Your game looks so fantastic and I downloaded the demo,
but unfortunately it doesn't works.
Every time I start the game, game.exe crashes.
Is it because of my PC?

Windows7
CPU Intel Core i5
RAM 16GB
the language is Japanese

The Error report says something went wrong with RGSS102E.dll,
then I tried to change the library to other versions of dll which I have like 104J or so.

Other games made with RMXP do work.
So I hope you'll give me a cue.

Thank you.


Hey Taro,

I've just uploaded an updated version of the Demo, please check if you have any issues with this version, otherwise let me know! You're PC should be more than enough to play the game. :)
author=stardust
author=Taro
Your game looks so fantastic and I downloaded the demo,
but unfortunately it doesn't works.
Every time I start the game, game.exe crashes.
Is it because of my PC?

Windows7
CPU Intel Core i5
RAM 16GB
the language is Japanese

The Error report says something went wrong with RGSS102E.dll,
then I tried to change the library to other versions of dll which I have like 104J or so.

Other games made with RMXP do work.
So I hope you'll give me a cue.

Thank you.
Hey Taro,

I've just uploaded an updated version of the Demo, please check if you have any issues with this version, otherwise let me know! You're PC should be more than enough to play the game. :)

Hello, stardust

Thank you for coping with it, but sorry demo didn't work again,
the error report says the same thing...

I think that this occurs when the PC's language setting is Japanese(or some other languages maybe)
Hi! Love the game a lot so far! The Story has gotten me hooked I will say!

Though I am having a bit of an issue with a certain stealth puzzle that occurs after the encounter in the forest of lost memories. Do you have any tips on getting past that area? Cause i'm currently stuck with no way to go
author=Aquablue11
Hi! Love the game a lot so far! The Story has gotten me hooked I will say!

Though I am having a bit of an issue with a certain stealth puzzle that occurs after the encounter in the forest of lost memories. Do you have any tips on getting past that area? Cause i'm currently stuck with no way to go


Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the story :) You actually have to sneak to the well on the left side, while the upper guard isn't looking. From there take the lower route towards the right, but make sure the guard there is occupied with reading while you pass him. Hope this helps!
A few glitches.

I selected english and got german in one spot. There is several places where you can walk in places that should be blocked. But it's only your starting scene so not too important. But when you're trying to make commercial then...







Pictures
@Roninator2 Thanks for the feedback! :)
Ohhhh boyyy this looks like a treat.
(Moving error stuff elsewhere)

Other than that, liking the game. Especially the creepy voiceovers.

Update: But not liking Masane. His whole sidequest risks Raphael's life, and he basically contributes nothing to combat. Well, except liking that he kicks Aziel's bum that one time. But then...

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