March 4, 2013 6:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
Despite its original lack of a proper budget, sci-fi adventure, interactive fiction, puzzle hybrid J.U.L.I.A. was a great and truly original game indeed. Its minor flaws were stuff I could easily ignore in favour of its story and wildly innovative design. It wasn't much of a surprise that it reviewed very well and apparently sold in decent numbers then, leaving only two problems for its hard working developers: a) they were never paid from J.U.L.I.A.'s publisher in what eventually became a well publicized scandal and b) untapped potential. Oh, and CBE almost closed its doors too, which really does sound as catastrophic as it was.
On the bright side of things, the J.U.L.I.A. team has managed to get the rights to the game back in its hands and has decided to drastically update the thing by infusing it with new graphics, lip-syncing, extra content (including the complete J.U.L.I.A. Untold game), more puzzles, an easy mode, an added layer of polish and, well, more of everything and a little bit less of frustrating. Hence the J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition project was a born, CBE was given another chance at survival and J.U.L.I.A. can become the game it was meant to be.
So, uhm, go on, support it! A complete copy of the game will only set you back $9 (if you are fast enough).