What is Xing: The Land Beyond about?
You died. Welcome to XING.
What if you had the power to go up to a gravestone, read the epitaph, and transport yourself into the lives of the departed?
Your body may be gone, but your life has just begun. In death, you will find yourself on a journey across a series of mysterious lands, an afterlife filled with the thoughts and personalities of those long lost. Follow these forgotten stories, collect artifacts, solve puzzles, and discover secrets as you make your own adventure through the mysteries of The Land Beyond.
Is death without legacy something to be feared? What happens when we do not realize what is most important to us? Do we choose our own destiny, or is it chosen for us?
A PUZZLING PLACE
XING: The Land Beyond is a fantastical, non-combative, spiritual journey through the afterlife. Along the way you are challenged to solve a myriad of puzzles which require logic, creativity, and the mastery of environmental control. In this peaceful afterlife, puzzles can be solved at your own pace. Through your journey you will learn to harness the power of the sun, the rains, the snow, and more.
XING: The Land Beyond has been developed with accessibility in mind, and conforms to color-blindness, deafness, and has no time-constrains in its puzzle design.
XING: The Land Beyond has full VR support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, with options to use either SDK, as well as a range of controller options, including tracked motion controllers and traditional gamepads.
Great care has been taken to ensure XING is an exciting and comfortable experience for all lovers of virtual worlds. We offer two distinct movement options for players:
An innovative new motion controller-based free-movement system, with a balance of comfort and usability. We call this "reins", because it is similar to directing a horse when you ride.
A more direct analog stick based movement system compatible with both motion controllers and gamepads - offering a more traditional experience with snap turning and smooth rotation options.
Integrated Day-Night Cycle
Intuitive First-Person Controls
Story Told Through Poetry
Virtual Reality Enabled
Unreal Engine 4
Xing is a puzzle game of a special class. As a kind of ghost we move through the mysterious and beautiful world of Xing and have to solve various puzzles for our emergence. And some of them are really tough. While at first it is enough to press a button to make a bridge passable, later in the game we have to work with day-night changes, for example, because the world changes at night and objects behave differently. For control purposes, we have various means of locomotion at our disposal, such as teleportation, but also free movement. The sound is well done, but the beautiful world of Xing should be emphasized. After more than 2 hours there is still no end in sight, so there will be more fun to play. The game ran perfectly even on a GTX 970 and looked very good. Also crashes or bugs didn't happen to me. It just runs smoothly and well.