ZED

A first-person exploration adventure game developed by Eagre Games led by Chuck Carter, the co-creator of the cult Myst series. The player assumes the role of a Dreamer whose task is to piece together the most important memories and pass them on to his granddaughter before his imminent death. The gameplay formula of ZED is based on exploration of an exotic, ever-changing world and solving complicated logic puzzles that reflect the process of piecing the protagonist’s fragmented memories together. In case of the especially difficult puzzles, the player can make use of various hints that can be encountered in the course of the game. The production is powered by Unreal Engine 4 which provides breathtaking graphics. Moreover, the gameplay is accompanied by atmospheric music. The title was developed after a successful fundraiser at Kickstarter.

PC / Windows
Game ZED (PC) Cover
ZED

ZED | PC

ZED release date for PC:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

2018 | Europe

2018 | USA

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 4
Game ZED (PS4) Cover
ZED

ZED | PS4

ZED release date for PS4:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

2018 | Europe PAL

2018 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game ZED (XONE) Cover
ZED

ZED | XBOX ONE

ZED release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

2018 | Europe PAL

2018 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

ZED is an exploration adventure game with logic elements for PlayStation 4, inspired by the legendary Myst series, which was especially successful in the ‘90s. ZED was developed by Eagre Games led by Chuck Carter, a true industry legend and the co-creator of such franchises as the aforementioned Myst and Command & Conquer. The development was supported by a successful crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter which proved that the genre popularized by Myst lives through its second youth and is still popular among many players.

Plot

The plot of ZED takes us to a bizarre world created in the mind of a hero called the Dreamer. The protagonist, an elderly person on the verge of death, wishes to piece together the most important memories of his life and pass them to his granddaughter as his legacy. The player’s task is to help the protagonist and discover his past and thus learn who (or what) is the mysterious ZED.

Mechanics

Mechanics-wise, ZED draws a lot of inspiration from the solutions typical to the legendary Myst series. Therefore, exploration of the world, which changes before the player’s eyes along with progressing of the story, remains at the core of the gameplay. While playing, we are taken to many unusual and exotic places — by careful examination, we can learn their history and the truth about the past and the great deed that the Dreamer wishes to preserve for posterity. Naturally, this task isn’t easy because of the sophisticated logic puzzles which, contrary to most adventure games, aren’t just an enrichment of the gameplay but rather its essence. They also harmonize with the theme of piecing together the Dreamer’s fragmented memories. To solve them, we not only have to think logically but also be able to connected clues and hints found in the earlier stages of the game.

Technical aspects

ZED for PlayStation 4 is characterized by high-quality graphics powered by the advanced Unreal Engine 4. The game’s events are presented in the first-person perspective, which is typical of the Myst series, while the gaming experience is intensified further by an atmospheric and somewhat mysterious soundtrack.

ZED Welcome to a world of dreams

ZED Welcome to a world of dreams | 1:10

Zwiastun ZED, eksploracyjnej gry przygodowej z elementami logicznymi, inspirowanej serią Myst. Za stworzenie tytułu odpowiedzialne jest studio Eagre Games, na którego czele stanął Chuck Carter – prawdziwa legenda branży.