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​​​​​​​Balance Logical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving When Automation and Programming Game VELONE Releases on April 21st

The meditative game where players solve the energy crisis on an alien planet is coming to PC
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Hamburg, Germany - March 31st, 2022 – Indie developer Zar21 and publisher Daedalic Entertainment are excited to announce that their new meditative automation game VELONE will release on Steam, Epic and on April 21st. 



The new trailer shows the intricate mechanical puzzles:

Download the press kit here 

Register your interest in receiving review code for VELONE here 


VELONE takes players to a distant and dying planet that has been struck by a meteorite which has led to most of the energy supply on the planet becoming defunct. Only by building and programming hydraulic machinery to produce and place valuable Velone stones can the alien civilization be saved.


To beat each of the forty unique levels and learn more about the planet, its inhabitants, and the climate, players have to place the Velone stones in the right spot. The machines can be programmed in multiple different ways and each level has different solutions, which call for logical thinking and creative ideas. Players can choose their tasks carefully and slowly improve their constructs, making the finding of a solution even more rewarding. Once everything is set, the players can sit back and enjoy the automatization and flawless execution of their plans. Meanwhile, the relaxing atmosphere gives the game a meditative quality.


The one-person studio, Zar21, was founded by the artist Eve Nohl, who is known for her artistic and logical video games. VELONE was created in collaboration with programmer Moritz Krohn and is inspired by the puzzle game Opus Magnum.


Key features: 

  • Creative automation and programming game

  • Complex mechanical puzzles that can be solved in a myriad of ways for endless replayability

  • Satisfying gameplay where creating solutions feels extremely rewarding

  • Relaxing and meditative atmosphere

  • 40 unique levels


VELONE will be available on Steam on April 21st, 2022. More information is available on the store page.




For further information for UK, Italy and Australia, please contact:

Mark Allen - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7884 408 973


Stefano Petrullo - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7828 692 315


About Zar21

Eve Nohl, also known as Zar21 is an artist and video game developer from Munich. She combines art, puzzles and adventure to create her own style of video games. VELONE, created in collaboration with Moritz Krohn, is her third game after LEAVES - The Journey and LEAVES - The Return.

About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games. With over 50 employees, Daedalic is currently developing a new line-up of innovative games across consoles, PC, and mobile platforms.

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic is one of Europe’s most acclaimed publishers and developers. With a total of 32 awards in the German Developers Award (including multiple accolades for 'Studio of the Year') and 12 German Computer Game Awards for genre-defining games such as Deponia, Edna & Harvey, Silence, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, The Long Journey Home, and State of Mind, Daedalic is a record holder for the two most prestigious game awards in Germany. Recent publishing hits include Barotrauma, Unrailed!, Iratus: Lord of the Dead, Partisans 1941 and more.

Daedalic is currently developing the AAA title The Lord of the Rings – Gollum. The action-adventure tells the story of Gollum from a perspective never witnessed before in any storytelling media, all the while staying faithful to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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