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Paradise Lost: First Contact is a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign; the first title for the Spanish indie developer Asthree Works. Although the Kickstarter campaign has ended, you can still fund the game through Dec. 31, 2013 via the mechanisms described on the official Paradise Lost: First Contact website.

In Paradise Lost: First Contact, you play as an ultra intelligent alien plant attempting to escape from a government research facility. Enough said. Sign me up. After all, who hasn’t laid awake at night wondering what it would be like to live as a photosynthetic alien?

This game has a great retro EGA look; the sprites and textures remind me of classic Lucas Arts point-and-click adventures (i.e. Loom, or Maniac Mansion). Game play, on the other hand, appears more reminiscent of games like the platformer Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey, where players are limited to a story-line that is more-a-less linear, but features lots of opportunities to explore rich interactive environments that are filled with unique puzzles.

Watch the Paradise Lost: First Contact trailer video: