"Light Years Apart"--Outfox a galaxy-spanning AI to save your planet!

We’re proud to announce that Light Years Apart, 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” app.

It’s 40% off until June 18th!

Can you and your sister outfox a galaxy-spanning AI to save your home planet? A rollicking adventure with space pirates, spies, and snarky computers.

Light Years Apart is a 230,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Anaea Lay, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You trained at the Kempari College, an academy for super spies, fighting against the Aydan-machine interplanetary AI. Aydan-machine and its affiliated megacorp, the ICA, have monopolized control over FTL weft-drives.

You resigned from the College when your teachers ordered you to commit murder. Since then, you’ve wandered the galaxy for a decade, so long that your shipboard computer has become your surrogate parent.

But now, the ICA has blockaded Kempus, and you’re in a unique position to prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths. Will you ally with the enemy, or return to the rebels who once betrayed you?

What’s more, your hacker sister has brought your old flame back into your orbit, and the love you left behind is now mission-critical. As a former spy, you have flexible morals, but there are certain lines you won’t cross. The blockade is real, and it’s killing kids.

When your planet needs you, will you step up or storm off?

• Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, poly or asexual
• Unleash artful and infinite swearing
• Swap stories and strategies with your secret agent peers
• Drink yourself silly on extraterrestrial moonshine
• Team up with space pirates
• Watch a planet breed with its moon
• Smuggle two weird teenagers past an interplanetary blockade

We hope you enjoy playing Light Years Apart. We encourage you to tell your friends about it, and recommend the game on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our ranking on the App Store. The more times you download in the first week, the better our games will rank.




Just got it… Congratulations on the release…
Looks like it’s on the bit of a side… Hope it’ll be good…

Huge congratulations!

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Congrats to the author! Been waiting for this😁

Looking forward to playing it and also congratulations :blush:

What an incredible story
Just finished my first play through and I loved it
I only wish you could flirt with your AI


Very reluctantly had to stop playing the demo when my lunch break ended but I’m already loving this, definitely gonna grab the full game asap

I loved it!!

Question about the end I chose to return the kids and also end the blockade, but I didn’t really see anything about the blockade one way or another?

I’m so terribly jaded that there is no possible erotic scenario remaining which could rouse me from-

Oh, hmm, okay.


Oh, yes, I’ve always wanted to see that.

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Played the first three chapters and am really loving it! Getting serious Firefly vibes (I might have called my ship Serenity …) Have to go to bed now, but can’t wait to jump back in tomorrow! Amazing work, congratulations again.


This certainly held through across the demo! Had quite a laugh at the artful swearing, enough to get me to buy the game after being done with the demo. Looking forward to finishing this tomorrow.

Cheers for a nice space crew focused game (@Schliemannsghost makes a good nostalgic point about Firefly).


While I was moon eyed, looking for:

I missed the experience.

With that said, I enjoyed the light-hearted space romp and the npc characters I experienced were all fun to interact with.


Me: I want to see a different kind of romance!

LYA: say no more

Congratulations to the author!


Now that’s how you write some intriguing bullet points.

Many congratulations to the author; I can’t wait to strap in for this ride!



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Between this and the ninth episode of Rick and Morty from this season, apparently planet-banging is having its pop culture moment. Only a matter of time before full eclipse footage starts showing up on PornHub.


Huh… WAIT WHAT?! Now I gotta go see this.

I can’t believe I missed all that hot planet-on-moon action because I was too busy kissing my ex. Damn you, feelings, why are you always spoiling my fun?