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Alcyone The Last City Kickstarter with playable demo
scifi Interactive Fiction under development
by Joshua Meadows
Upcoming sci-fi interactive fiction game for macOS, PC, Linux, and
mobile devices by the writer of Iyetra & co-founder of GX Australia.
GAME RELEASING DECEMBER 2017
AFTER THE FALL OF CIVILISATION,
THE CITY IS THE ONLY THING STILL STANDING.
Outpost Alcyone : the Nihility spread across the universe at close to
the speed of light, unmaking & twisting everything it encountered. We
had enough warning
to protect ourselves as we saw the distant stars flicker out one by
one. Alcyone's old name was forgotten and became simply the City.
Shielded and walled away from the decimation and destruction of the
void outside, inhabitants have lived for centuries with the serenity
provided by the
City's protection. Governed under the benevolence of the Six Ruling
Houses, humanity continues to demonstrate its tenacity in surviving
and adapting to
whatever fate befalls it. Normal life continues — after a fashion. We
But the Six are lying to us.
And the Nihility is more than we've been told.
And there's a way out of the City.
Alcyone: The Last City is a dynamic, evolving story set in the last
city in the universe. Centuries from now, in a society left stagnant,
you step into
the shoes of a blank slate newly rebirthed.
A riveting plot full of political intrigue, betrayal, and survival.
Alcyone's main themes are entropy and decay, and the player is a rogue
of breaking this cycle or taking control over it.
Choice drives the game and influences the story: more than giving the
player the simple appearance of control, your decisions will change
available to you, dictate the path your experience takes, and heavily
decide the end of the game. Will you be a force for destruction, or
will your decisions
help the existing powers that be?
An ambitious story featuring half a million words & upwards of twenty
hours of gameplay, with significant replayability built in from the
Diverse cast of characters, and the freedom to pick a persona that
reflects who you are.
Gorgeous high-resolution, hand-painted digital artwork by
accompanies the game text to bring its writing to life in vivid
Full length soundtrack composed by
thematically supports the story for maximum emotional impact.
Cross-platform and available on many systems and devices. Play on your
tablet or computer, the choice is yours!
DOWNLOAD THE DEMO HERE
Also planned for iOS and Android at release.
Alcyone's Kickstarter campaign is now live
The Kickstarter campaign for Alcyone: The Last City is now live.
Pledge your support for things like DRM-free copies of the game, the
or limited edition physical prints of the House sigils on canvas. You
can pledge to help create portions of the game, and your support helps
bring the campaign's stretch goals closer to reality:
bringing in special guest writers including David Gaider (lead writer
for the Dragon Age series) and Alexis
Kennedy (creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea).
Check the campaign out here,
spread word of it far and wide, and lend your support over the next 8
pledged of $3,742 goal
8days to go