Eloquence is a point and click language puzzle game. You learn to understand and eventually express yourself in a symbol language. The languages found in Eloquence are living and are used by the characters inhabiting the world. Test collected phrases and words on NPCs and study their response, to find out what the symbols mean. Each of Eloquence’s languages contains varied linguistic features that can be found in natural languages from all over the world. There is no writing in the game other than the symbol languages. The game uses visuals and sound to enhance communication with the player. All conflicts and obstacles in Eloquence are cleared by using communication instead of violence. Eloquence furthermore has the mission to show that languages differ far less than you might expect, and that language is part of being human. We want Eloquence to start a discussion on language and its place in the world – which is actually a discussion on humanity and mutual understanding.

Studio: Multiverse Narratives / @MultiNarratives
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Genre: Puzzle
Single Player only
Release: 01/01/2021
Platforms: Desktop Computer (Windows), Desktop Computer (OS X), Mobile Phone (iOS), Mobile Phone (Android), Tablet (iOS), Tablet (Android), Console (WiiU or Switch)

Meet the Makers:

“Multiverse Narratives delivers narrative content that surprises, stimulates, and connects people. All of these elements conjoin in Eloquence, the first title fully designed by this one-man operation. Multiverse Narratives provides narrative design and game writing services, and is specialised in emergent narratives, worldbuilding, and linguistics.”