A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rubbergardener/the-lost-cave-of-the-ozarks

PLEASE NOTE: A Controller is recommended.  Also, Mac and Linux versions have yet to be tested and may be extra buggy.

Explore the forgotten history and deepest, darkest secrets of The Lost Cave of the Ozarks.

As the unfortunate boy who fell into a sinkhole in the 1880s, use your trusty lantern and vivid imagination to survive the dangers that dwell deep in the heart of the Lost Cave.  But beware – not only does the cave become more and more treacherous as you struggle to escape, but the boy’s prolonged isolation serves as a catalyst to his overactive imagination, causing reality and fantasy to become indiscernible.  To make matters worse, several threatening messages found throughout the cave suggest you might not be alone in the cave after all.  In the present day, join the mysterious tour guide and attempt to shed more light on the Lost Cave’s enigmatic history.

Will an outlaw’s bias, a young boy’s imagination, and a tour guide’s research be enough to help you discover the truth hidden inside the Lost Cave?

The Lost Cave of the Ozarks features:

  • Challenge!
  • Unique puzzle-solving platforming rife with exploration, sparks of action, and several hidden secrets to discover
  • Play as characters from the present day and the 1880s to experience the ambiguously grim history of the Lost Cave
  • Story-rich narrative weaves together three mysterious characters’ stories – each with an unreliable point-of-view – that not only takes you on a journey to the past and present, but also from the wooded Ozark Mountains and caves, to the pirate-infested high seas, the majestic Mount Olympus, eerie Egyptian temples, and more!
  • Multiple story endings
  • Hand-painted, stylized visuals with diverse settings and characters
  • Fantastic, emotional, and dynamic soundtrack sets the mood and fluidly transforms along with the player’s progress
  •  Minimalistic UI- all of the pertinent gameplay information is intuitively conveyed to you through uniquely-crafted visual and audio cues

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

LostCavePreAlpha005WIN64.exe 212 MB
TheLostCaveDEMO005Win32.exe 209 MB
osx64.zip 230 MB
linux64.zip 222 MB
linux32.zip 226 MB

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This game looks amazing! The whole atmosphere and build-up of the story is pretty exceptional. It does suffer from quite a few game-breaking bugs though, that kind of took away from the experience a little (to the point where I just had to give up because the replay value was getting lost a little).

That being said, I know this is a very early alpha release and there's lots still to be done, and when you have a new release ready to go I'll be all over it like a lingering rash! So keep up the awesome work and I can't wait to see more!