An Odyssey: Echoes of War – Fight the sea god's wrath to reclaim your throne!


We’re proud to announce that An Odyssey: Echoes of War , the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the Choice of Games Omnibus app.

It’s 33% off until January 2nd!

Fight the sea god’s wrath to reclaim your throne, and free yourself from the ghosts of war. Will you live forever as a hero, a sovereign, or as a god?

An Odyssey: Echoes of War is an interactive retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey by Natalia Theodoridou, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—250,000 words, without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

The war is over—Troy has fallen. After ten long years, you, the crown sovereign of Ithaca, have set your sails for home. But Poseidon, god of the sea, has cursed your journey, and now, many trials stand between you and the loving embrace of your spouse and son: Polyphemus the Cyclops, Scylla and Charybdis, the Sirens, the Land of the Lotus-Eaters…you and your companions will even journey to the land of the dead.

And what about the memories that haunt you: the ghosts of those that you slew on the fields of battle? Do you even want to return to your spouse and the burdens of rulership? What if you find love or peace somewhere along the way? Not all homes look the same. And what songs will the poets sing of you—will they hail you as a hero?…Or a murderer?

• Play as a female, male, or non-binary, cis or trans; gay, straight, bi, aro and/or ace; monogamous or polyamorous.
• Lead your crew across the wine-dark sea, home to Ithaca—or fall prey to the many temptations along the way.
• Make your way as a leader, a fighter, or rely on your notorious silver tongue as the protean hero of “The Odyssey.”
• Build your reputation and make sure you are remembered as a hero–or redefine the meaning of heroism itself.
• Prove yourself to the gods and claim your place in the pantheon as a god yourself.
• Face your personal demons and the actual monsters of ancient Greece: the Cyclops, the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and the Hydra!
• Return to the loving embrace of your spouse and son who wait for you in Ithaca, or make a new home for yourself along the way.
• Travel to the underworld—but make sure you can pay the ferryman, and tame the three-headed Cerberus!

They say you can’t go home again…

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Oh, fantastic! :sparkles:

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Continuing reminder that the standalone Google Play Store app is not available in the Philippines or South Korean. It is available in the Philippines and South Korea:

  • In the Android Omnibus Choice of Games app
  • On our website
  • On Steam
  • On the Amazon Android App Store as a standalone, and in the Amazon Omnibus App
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It’s not available on Brazil too.

It’s been updated since last night to be available in every country except the Philippines; we currently can’t release in South Korea due to their rating systems thing. I would clear whatever cache on your phone and try again.

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I know it’s not a huge amount, but why is it only 29% off on Steam?

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Because someone incorrectly set the launch discount. For our games’ pricing structure:

for a long 400k+ game: $4.99 USD sale price --> $6.99 = $4.89 on Steam (i.e. 29%)
for this game: $3.99 USD sale price --> $5.99 = $3.95 on Steam (i.e. 34%)

Someone (probably me, but it really doesn’t matter) looked at the wrong cell in the spreadsheet and typed in 29% rather than the correct 34%. We’ve already contacted Steam support this morning to fix the launch discount ASAP. So until it is fixed, the price is $4.25 USD, which is indeed a matter of $0.30 more.

The Steam percentage discount is sometimes different from the advertised one because we price and advertise based on approximate percentage off + round price number. So a game would be $1.99 on sale, full price $2.99, and that’s 33% off. (Today’s game: $3.99 -->$5.99 is 33% off.) Steam doesn’t allow you to do that, it has to be the exact percentage number/price, i.e. a $1.99 sale price is actually 34% off and costs $1.97 on sale on Steam.

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You went beyond the point you needed @Mary_Duffy – thank you for your insight :slight_smile:

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Thank you for the explanation, I appreciate it and the work you do.

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I have been looking forward to this for so long!

Fun fact: The English word ‘hero’ comes from the Greek word ‘heros’ which meant ‘demi-god’.

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How do you romance Calypso? Also is it possible to become a god and romance Calypso at the same time so you don’t die of old age and she stays young?

As a longtime Classics and mythology nerd, the ability to play through The Odyssey as a woman (and the subverting of expectations in some of the featured lore) is the secret kink I didn’t know was missing from my life.

Excuse me, I have to go back and playthrough again to rescue my new love and start a new life…

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I really liked the various descriptions of divinity at the end. The transformative nature of it, as well as the somewhat melancholy aspect of it, especially for the bad ends, really made those endings stand out in a unique way. The ending that I got when I played through, was the better Thanatos one, and it was cool how noticeable the change in narration and sense of self was as the ending progressed. While it still felt like my character, in some ways at least, the change in perspective from loss of mortality was palpable and really conveyed the fundamental change in being. Overall, really cool; not many games go there. I liked it a lot.

@No_This_Is_Patrick

To romance Calypso, I’m pretty sure all you have to do at the start is pick some conversation option that makes her feel bad for, or like pity you. After that, you just pick the romancey seeming options.

On your other question, as far as I can see, there is no way to become a deity and not have her become a pond. I looked through the code as I was reading and it seems like there is no way to prevent it from happening, which is kinda sad.

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Can you have a good ending becoming a god? I just become a cloud

Mhh is it possible to get a good ending with Ajax?

If with “good ending with Ajax” you mean an ending where you stay together with him, then as far as I remember it goes like this:

You can only stay with Ajax if either your spouse or your son are dead, and if Ithaca is no more. So you have to have a high meandering stat which will result in your son being captured by pirates. You will then at the end of chapter 8 have to decide whether you save your spouse or save your son in chapter 9. At the end of that, Ajax should offer you to accompany him to his kingdom.

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Loved the story but is there a way to end with all the female romantic interests?

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Really nice game, simple in a good way… like the first Champion of The Gods(I didn’t enjoy much the sequel I’m afraid, but loved the first one). It’s written in a very good way and the characterss are not only believable but alive! I expecially have to praise the writer for putting a lot of descriptions, actions and events tied to your stats. I love when the story remembers your choices! Makes the MC feel so alive and good!
The story isn’t really innovative, it’s extremely linear in my opinion and plain but it works well.

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Oh I see… Well yes by good ending I meant… Without losing him. But I guess it’s not that happy if you lose your son instead. Ah what a dilemma!
But thank you anyway for the answer! :slight_smile:

It is awesome and the polyamorous option is a good one too…

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