Synopsis: It is the year 990 AC. Earth is dead, forever claimed by the Calamity. Stars are unreachable, forever denied to human ambition. Only in the vastness of the Solar System humanity still survives, spiting the sentient machines that once tried to destroy it. Artificial Intelligence, a tool once used to shape space itself to human liking, is now an object of fear and a target of ceaseless hunts on every moon of every planet. You are a dying breed, though you’re determined to survive all the same.
You’ve spent almost a thousand years on the run, an android among humans, machine amongst the creatures of flesh. You’ve recently found safe haven, perhaps even a family, on a nigh-forgotten station in the heart of Saturn. During a heist launched on behalf of your group, you encounter a group of meta-humans who pose great danger to you and your friends… but also present a unique opportunity.
Genres: [Science Fantasy] [Action-Adventure] [Optional Romance]
Current Length: 227K words w/o code (Six Chapters)
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- Play as male, female, nonbinary, or abandon the silly human notions of sex and gender.
- Travel around Saturn and its various moons, in a world where every location is based on an existing astronomical object.
- Fight superhuman foes with your advanced weaponry, powerful fists, silver tongue or the lightning dancing between your fingers.
- Romance one of your robotic friends, or perhaps one of your quasi-human pursuers.
- Determine your place, goals and values in the bizzare world 1207 years into our future.
- Reconcile with humanity and forgive past wrongs… or embrace your hatred as part of you.
Content Warnings: References to SA, quasi-fantastical depictions of trauma, non-graphic violence.
Author’s Note: Not my first time dabbling with Interactive Fiction, but I never shared anything with the “public” before. So while I’m quite happy with the way this project looks, I fully expect and accept criticism, alongside any other feedback you may have.
RO Roster (minor spoilers)
Age: ~20 years
Appearance: Tall, pale skin, short blond hair, metallic eyes with blue irises
Likes: Nice suits, astronomy, flowers
Dislikes: Opening up for a single moment
Description: Damon was probably built to serve as a bouncer. He won’t confirm or deny that suspicion, that would require him to actually talk about his past, but everything about him points in that direction. His powerful stature, his love of suits, his desire to protect everyone in the group, his keen eyes, his skill with firearms. Coincidentally, those traits make him quite useful to your group, especially when it’s time to pack a punch.
Luckily, Damon’s not the mean type of bouncer. Ever since you met him some two years back, he’s been polite and friendly to everyone around him, even shy in some situations. You don’t suppose he’ll ever make a move on you, but if you don’t mind taking initiative yourself… His digital mind appears quite capable of love, and his body isn’t exactly missing any important parts.
Age: ~30 years
Appearance: Olive skin, titian hair, eyes that change color with the mood
Likes: Electronics, jumpsuits, patching the Player Character up
Dislikes: Humans, formal wear, idiocy
Description: Hadaly is a tinkerer. That’s what she always was for your group, and that’s what she’s good at. Electronics, engineering, android repair, you name it. Perhaps she was some kind of maintenance robot once, though that theory leaves you wondering why she’s so human-like in mind and appearance. You can’t even tell she’s an android at first glance, not until you see her eyes change color and spot the electric sparks between her fingers.
Hadaly doesn’t like to talk about her past. Whenever the subject gets brought up, her eyes turn blue and she begins stuttering, her confidence failing as though with a press of a switch. Perhaps literally—you don’t know if she has any switches or buttons anywhere on her body. She’s not one for revealing clothing, and won’t let you inspect her personally until you start working for it.
Age: 303 years (effective age 32 years)
Appearance: Black skin, short dark hair, blue eyes
Likes: Talking, preaching, playing chess
Dislikes: Coffee, contractions
Description: Of all the people you’re working with, Kirill is probably the most human. He has some ill-defined powers, but looks and acts like a normal guy. Unless you consider his impeccable manners and love of long sentences to be abnormal, in which case fair enough.
Technically speaking, Kirill is the leader of the whole operation your group is forced to participate in, but his competency is… questionable at the best of times. He will definitely appreciate some support and advice from you and is likely to accept your friendship, but don’t expect him to lie down for you right away. As a deeply religious man, he may even decide to wait until marriage before doing anything too fun. Comes with the territory.
Age: 29 years
Appearance: Dark skin, chestnut hair, brown eyes, caramel feathers
Likes: Painting, being the hero, partisan politics, hamburgers
Dislikes: The Player Character
Description: Make no mistake; Renfri does not like you. You are an android, a creature she was taught to mistrust at the absolute least. Some even say her species, the winged Kinnaris, was engineered specifically to hunt rogue automatons like yourself. It’s hard to dispute that theory, given the constant glares of her narrowed, brown eyes.
Still, Renfri isn’t half bad once you get to know her. She’s not incapable of showing affection, and her sharp tongue can be used for humor just as well as for snide remarks. Maybe you still have a chance with this bird… provided you’re about as sapphic as her.
Age: 24 years
Appearance: Fair skin, cropped ginger hair, grey eyes, sometimes lupine
Likes: Bad movies, bad alcohol, bad boys
Dislikes: Kirill, bombs, bald women, hedgehogs
Description: Lisa couldn’t care less about your group, your mission, or half the things happening around her. She’s just serving out her sentence, and while she may enjoy a good fight whilst in her wolf form, all interest disappears once there’s nothing to rip apart. At that point she’ll either go to sleep or get wasted, depending on the time of day and availability of drinks. That’s all she cares about, and stop implying she may actually care about her teammates or protecting people. Or else.
That’s not to say Lisa isn’t interested in you specifically. You have some things in common, outcasts once hunted by the Kronian Federation, big guns of the makeshift team you’re both on. And if you happen to also be a hot dude… maybe there’s yet another way of passing the time.