“Space lighthousekeeper” seems like a dream job, which is sadly often a warning signal that it is likely to be too good to be true. That actually appears to be the case in Still There, during which protagonist Karl is alone out within the quiet vacuum of house, saved firm solely by an AI, an odd radio message, some puzzles, and his ideas. Here’s a trailer from the depths of the starry void.
“Evade the past, welcome oblivion, make the perfect Italian coffee,” reads the game’s Steam web page, which is a reasonably good description of what I do day by day of my life.
Amid the puzzling you’ll be unravelling why Karl is all the best way out right here within the first place. It doesn’t seem to be the happiest cause, with the narrative apparently addressing “depression and grief.” There’ll even be conversations with the wacky AI Gorky, although, which ought to assist to interrupt up the temper, at the very least if the writing is effectively executed and balances the 2 properly.
The game’s Steam web page makes me suppose they could be capable to pull it off. It features a job description, presumably for the labour our protagonist has taken on. The excellent news is, duties embrace taking care of the ship’s tuatara, that reptile you possibly can see within the trailer. The unhealthy information is nearly every part else. “Willingness to live in isolation for very long periods,” and “ability to work under pressure,” are required. As are “experimental drug trials (it’s all good, trust us).” This doesn’t learn as particularly reliable, you recognize?
Don’t fear. It additionally says “Salary: Yes,” so that you’ll be paid. This is presumably alleged to conjure up photographs of a world during which some jobs are mysteriously unsalaried, as if we don’t all want cash to eat meals and put a roof over our heads. Except, oops, that’s this world.
Still There is scheduled to launch this Autumn on Steam.