Daedalus, a thriller adventure hard sci-fi video game taking place in 2112 aboard the space station orbiting Venus, has launched its Kickstarter campaign. In Daedalus, you play as astronaut Matt Cramer, an engineer aboard the Daedalus Space Station. Over the past year, the Daedalus crew has conducted an orbital exploration of Venus and the Sun, and now only thirty days remain until the next crew rotation.
The game is set to have a number of features, including:
- A hard sci-fi universe crafted with passion and attention to detail.
- An interactive, emotional narrative tailored to your choices.
- Deep, flawed characters with compelling personal stories.
- Painted 3D gameplay inspired by the classic interactive movies from Telltale and Quantic Dream.
- Two or more hours of riveting adventure gameplay per episode
Describing the game, developers Black Cloud Studios have said:
“Spirits are high and everyone seems eager to return home, but Matt’s dreams are plagued by prophetic nightmares of death and destruction. As the days count down to zero, strange events unfold. Crewmates succumb to accidents or rumors of murder, communications go dark, and everyone grows increasingly on edge as conspiracy theories abound. Though help is on its way, Matt must survive until it arrives.”
The game takes place in the hard sci-fi After Reset universe. In the 22nd century, several years before the “Reset” (a thermonuclear apocalypse that nearly ended human civilization), the crew aboard the Daedalus Space Station is eager to return home from a yearlong orbital exploration of Venus and Sun. Only thirty days remain until the next crew rotation, but Matt Cramer, an astronaut from the crew, begins to has unnatural dreams full of horrors that are about to become a reality.
The game is set to emphasize story, character development, and relationships over puzzle solving. The story is affected by the player’s dialogue choices and actions during timed events that can often lead to some of the station’s components being lost or damaged. It’s also possible to uncover new research or knowledge of various threats under investigation, to affect the outcomes of certain characters being killed, as well as the player’s relationship with the crew and the way they perceive each other. The choices made by the player will carry over from episode to episode.
You can find the game on Kickstarter here.