The Almost Gone



Happy Volcano
Leuven, Belgium
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The Almost Gone is a mystery point-and-click adventure where a young girl’s spirit looks for a way out in a magical afterlife. It is a mysterious narrative exploration game set in a one second world where a little girl tries to understand her own dead and needs to fix the moment of death of others.


Dutch Literary Fund

In June 2015 the Dutch Literary Fund held an open call for literary games. Both Happy volcano and writer Joost Vandecasteele were looking for each others expertise. With a little help from lady luck, they found the perfect match in each other and entered the call. In July they got the message that they were among the five selected out of almost 50 projects. Time to develop a first prototype of the game. And quickly so. They had until December, where a jury had to be convinced of their work. The Almost Gone was one of the two finalist that got the production budget.

Joost Vandecasteele and Happy Volcano

Joost is a Flemish writer and theater maker with a weakness for let's plays and distopian vision that is very apparent in his work. Happy Volcano an Joost found each other immediatly on a creative level.



The Almost Gone - Teaser (2017)

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About Happy Volcano

Happy Volcano is a videogame studio located in Leuven, Belgium. They are currently working on The Almost Gone, a narrative exploration game in collaboration with author Joost Vandecasteele. The Almost Gone won Best Mobile game in the 2016 Belgian Game Awards. The company previously released Lava Fever a twitch action game for iPhone. Next to development of their own games, they also do work for hire for Belgium’s biggest brands.

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Team & Repeating Collaborators

Joost Vandecasteele
David Prinsmel
Art Director
Peter Maasen
Lead Developer
Jeroen Janssen
Business Development
Yves De Mey
Music and Sound Effects