ESSENCE is a surreal non-violent first-person exploration adventure.
Its world is forgotten by time and space and is emerging out of the gloom and unfolding its branches towards the sun.
It is reaching for you. It is reaching to be explored. It is reaching to unravel its secrets, to let you see beneath its beautiful surface.
It has been waiting for you. It has been waiting to show you what it has been and what it is going to be. It has been waiting, in order to present its thrilling adventures, inspiring landscapes, the thoughts of another dimension and a secret which darkens the truth about the world of ESSENCE like a veil.
There is no memory. No information what happened or why. Nothing about you, nothing about your life. Nothing about the world you are in.
Wake up and explore this majestic world that has been waiting for your return for so long and uncover your own nature on your inspiring journey.
Remember your being and remember your abilities which are hidden in ancient structures. Structures that will challenge your mind with anomalous puzzles. Wander freely through these lands and beyond to find yourself. And finally discover the truth, the past and the future of places, you never believed would exist...
This game is as much about exploring the different worlds of ESSENCE and collecting lost fragments of the world as discovering secret places filled with mysterious messages. Also, it is about solving puzzles and learning new abilities that help you proceed further on otherwise hidden paths. The further you will go the more possibilities you will have to interact with the world and its surroundings. Every area has its very own theme and therefore is different in color and overall feeling.
The game has a narration, that will combine messages from different characters with a dense and diverse environmental storytelling. By uncovering all these places and messages you will experience an anomalous story that slowly leads you to one interwoven conclusion.
ESSENCE is a mesmerizing journey full of wonder in which you can lose yourself, diving deep in an atmosphere, filled with feelings about an ancient civilization, arcane technology and lost philosophy, a journey that will change the way you see exploration ...