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J.U.L.I.A. (Windows)

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Description

J.U.L.I.A. is an adventure game about a 35 year old astrobiologist, Rachel Manners. Years ago, telescope Chandra 17 located a solar system very similar to our own, and an artificial signal was picked up from deep within it. A massive space probe was constructed with the goal of meeting and studying extraterrestrial sentient life-forms, and an elite group of scientists was chosen to embark. However, something seems to have gone wrong as Rachel wakes up from a cryogenic sleep, and finds herself alone, orbiting an unknown planet. The rest of the crew is dead, and the probe has been damaged in an impact with a meteoroid swarm. Together with J.U.L.I.A., the space probe’s artificial intelligence, and Mobot, a reconnaissance robot, she starts to explore the solar system.

Gameplay consists of exploring the probe and travelling to six planets to find out what happened to the crew and why the mission failed. Players have to solve puzzles, repair key items and communicate with the artificial intelligence of the ship to progress.

Screenshots

J.U.L.I.A. Windows Composing a certain map
J.U.L.I.A. Windows Underground lake and dead human body
J.U.L.I.A. Windows One of mystical places on Salia 4
J.U.L.I.A. Windows Salia star system

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The Press Says

GameBoomers Mar, 2012 B+ 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 21, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Mar 02, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Apr 05, 2012 B 75
God is a Geek Mar 05, 2012 7 out of 10 70
FOK!games Apr 01, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Strategy Informer Mar 26, 2012 6 out of 10 60
HonestGamers Mar 26, 2012 6 out of 10 60
GamingLives Mar 12, 2012 5 out of 10 50
Calm Down Tom Mar 05, 2012 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Developer's message

After the credits rolled to the very end, developers unveil the fate of XIRs (super-weapon in form of cyber-monster fought in the game): "CBE wants to confirm that no XIRs were harmed during the game development process... We did kill them afterwards though."
PolloDiablo (16616) added J.U.L.I.A. (Windows) on May 08, 2012