I’ve all the time preferred how Amplitude set their games in the identical universe. From Endless Space to Endless Legend, whether or not their games are flavoured sci-fi or fantasy, every one varieties an act in an area opera that spans millennia.
Surprise! The newest act got here out yesterday. It’s a free visible novel the place you play as a recent clone within the Horatio empire, a folks born from an eccentric trillionaire decided to reforge the galaxy in His picture. You fancy Him, clearly.
Yep, it is a actual game you may seize from Steam without spending a dime, proper now. Behold, a trailer that includes a a lot much less actual quote from RPS:
I’ve loved my first few days at clone faculty. After proving my genuine Horatiocity by praising ‘the great forehead in the sky’, I attempted to befriend the Horatio on the cafeteria. He tricked me into over-spicing my breakfast slop, and now I’m fairly certain the entire faculty hates me. It’s like sixth kind once more, besides we’re all equivalent copies of a bald cylinder-head man who’s satisfied he’s the prettiest being within the universe.
You’re free to skip again and ahead by means of conversations as you please, when you fancy seeing how totally different choices play out. The blurb tells me you may date one in every of 4 lovely-looking Horatios, or ignore them completely and stand up to some naughty enterprise. The naughty enterprise of disobeying fascistic house colonialists who all have a god advanced.
The writing isn’t improbable, although did elicit a smile or two. It’s the setting that I’m actually offered on, and regardless of what Amplitude say I wouldn’t actually suggest dipping in until you’re already acquainted. I didn’t realise I needed to see the Endless world from the attitude of a bumbling Horatio clone, however now I can and I’m glad.
This is barely half one. Part two is due someday in Spring.