Spirit, a game we’ve covered several times here on Cliqist, is less of a game in the traditional sense than it is an interactive experience. Having retired to a quiet pixellated village to build your dream home, players explore the world around them, including a mysterious temple that has a magical vibe to it. While it’s not an action packed shooter, it still sounds like a better retirement than yelling at kids to get off your lawn.

So what’s new with Spirit since it was funded to the tune of $10,692 in April? Quite a bit!

qoratitleThe biggest update since being funded involves a change to the games’ name. As of today Spirit is now titled “Qora.” Developer Holden Boyles doesn’t give a lot of explanation regarding the name change, stating only in a backer update that Spirit was always a placeholder name, and that the name Qora “…means a lot more to the game and that I personally think sounds much cooler.” Seems reasonable. Not being a linguist, the only thing I know of Qora is what I found online, which indicates that it means “fence,” “court,” or “black.” None of those definitions really shine a whole lot of light on the mysteries of the game.

The other bit of news today is word that a new demo has been released. Holden promises that those who played the original demo still enjoy this new demo since it has a ton of improvements and additions over the previous one. If you’d like to give the new Qora demo a try you can head over to Steam and download it for free.

Still no word on an official release date for Qora, but while we wait for that why not check out some beautiful new screenshots?

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