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.
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.
Quick minor thing. I chose to have an androgynous body, and in the stats page it describes the MC as “resembling a human hermaphrodite”. That’s definitely not a good word for this, being quite offensive in English (I know the term for intersex is more directly that in some other languages). Really made me recoil. I think a better wording would be “resembles an androgynous human” or simply “resembles a human”.
I kinda figured it was implied; Crystal doesn’t refrain from slaughtering the metas just because of you, they have their own reasons they may or may not be fully letting on. Still, I may include that option if I ever expand that conversation.
Never heard of it, but I guess I’ll trust you on that one. It’s already changed as we speak.
Well I couldn’t write a fake name section without referencing that scene, could I?
Like others said, it’s perfectly possible to run away from the Trio, and even to force them into retreat if you make a quasi-specific set of choices. Nonetheless, I tweaked the code so that it’s a little easier, since I don’t want too many people to skip on that path even in subsequent playthroughs.
Well, that’s why I didn’t initially want to include the save system. It works just fine for me, so I can’t really debug it the usual way, especially since I’ve hardly even used saves prior to today.
But yeah, I added the save system and patched a name-selection bug someone on discord found. May have caused the link to break for a minute or two, so apologies to everyone happened to click just then.