A murder mystery, on a plane, in the future. You are Consortium Bishop Six, a global peacekeeper in the year 2042. Your actions define and inform the ongoing narrative.
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Mostly Positive (505) - 77% of the 505 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 8, 2014

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October 20

FREE DEMO of Consortium: The Tower now available...

Greetings everyone,

We have just released a playable demo for Consortium: The Tower on Steam. (go to the store page linked below and click "download demo".)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/626250/Consortium_The_Tower/

Included is the entire rooftop of the Churchill Tower. In a real-time first person environment you can fight, sneak, talk and explore (or any combination thereof).

We’re inviting anyone out there who might be interested in a hard-core, pure single-player role-playing experience that is nonlinear and highly replayable to check out our demo.

Anyone who purchases Consortium: The Tower or backs us on Fig
and gains full access to the latest Alpha, you’ll be able to load any saved universe you created in the demo and continue your adventure seamlessly.

Note that a key benefit of backing us on Fig means that you'll get access to a locked backer only Discord channel and Forum page.

You can also import saved universes from CONSORTIUM into the demo if you have them, but they are not necessary to enjoy the experience.

We promise you - you have never played a game like The Tower before...even if you have played CONSORTIUM.

Check it out and see for yourselves!

We hope you all enjoy,

-- Gregory and the entire iDGi crew
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September 21

Consortium: The Tower NOW AVAILABLE

Greetings Seekers!

If you have completed CONSORTIUM and want to seamlessly continue your story, now you can...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/626250/Consortium_The_Tower/
Import your saves into The Tower and continue your adventure!

Alternatively, you can ALSO still back us on Fig (for just 5$ more), and get access to a closed Backer Only forum and Discord channel in addition to a Steam key.

The Tower will retail for approximately $34.99 U.S when it is completed.

Production update

Over the course of the last few months, we've been working closely with all of our "earliest access" backers that have chosen to get involved in production. We've received superb testing reports, of both the written and video variety, and it has drastically improved our ability to focus on all of the most important things that need doing. We've also chatted extensively with players about the game on our Discord channel and Forums.

We're officially in about a mid-alpha stage.

Our most recent achievement involves getting our save/load system to work. It is still a relatively young system and is definitely not free of bugs, but it IS fully functional now and it allows players to make significant progress through the game.

Next Stages

For the next few months, we will be largely in a process of either working on future content, or polishing/fixing/improving content that is contained within the Early Access Alpha 1.0.

We will leave you today with our brand new gameplay trailer...enjoy!!

https://youtu.be/PfTPyPa2vS0

That’s about it for right now - it’s back to the development caves for us!

-- Gregory and the iDGi crew


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Reviews

“Consortium is an ingeniously subversive gem, containing enough backstory to fill a Triple-A trilogy while focusing exclusively on an airship crew in distress.”
4/5 – The Escapist

“...you'll find a game that's punching well above its weight”
Kotaku

“Consortium offers a solid sample of what we’ve been saying games have the potential to do for a generation”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

Game One of the iDGi-1 Trilogy.

A murder mystery, on a plane, in the future.

CONSORTIUM could be described as a first person science-fiction role-playing experience. It also can be played like an adventure game.

The story begins in our world - the "real world" - where we here at Interdimensional Games have developed a satellite (iDGi-1) capable of opening a digital rift through time and space. Anyone with an internet connection can travel through this rift and awaken within an alternate dimension from our own - the "game world" - in the year 2042.

  • The first of a planned trilogy, CONSORTIUM contains a fully resolvable arc entirely aboard Zenlil, it plays like a "bottle episode" of Star Trek with you being part of the cast.
  • Immerse yourself in an interactive story taking place entirely aboard the C-3800-D "ZENLIL" Consortium Command vessel on December 21st, 2042...
  • Built with a modified version of the SOURCE engine, explore ZENLIL, a living and highly interactive environment with complete freedom and agency. Includes turbulence and non-scripted decompression events!
  • Engage with a cast of over 20 people in innovative and life like conversation. Over 4,000 lines of fully voiced dialogue, each choice changes how they think about you. Or choose not to engage with them at all and never speak a word!
  • Experience an all original orchestral score by award winning composer Jeremy Soule
  • Act as detective investigating an on-board murder, while simultaneously playing peacemaker to a large band of mercenaries who seem to want YOU dead. Or play diplomacy with a smoking barrel, and let the tragedies continue to mount.
  • Dive into a world with well over 150,000 words of back-story and lore, where everything you read, see, speak, or hear relates to the story and characters, and everything is there for a reason.
  • A highly original energy based inventory system with original sci-fi weapons, gadgets and armor.
  • The story unfolds based largely on your actions. You may use diplomacy and talk your way through the entire game - never shooting anyone! OR, decide to use deadly or non-lethal force.
  • Forge lasting relationships with the crew of ZENLIL, and alter the course of the story through your actions. Your choices will change your play experience, and subsequent playthroughs offer the chance to make different decisions and see all new outcomes.
  • Regardless of what you choose to do or not, the experience always moves forward, adapting seamlessly to YOU.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8 32bit (NO XP SUPPORT)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.7GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 260 | AMD Radeon HD 4890 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Of the maximum 4GB of addressable memory space on a 32-bit system (2 ^ 32 = 4,294,967,296 bytes = 4GB), Windows reserves 2GB. This leaves any application (such as Consortium) with a maximum of 2GB to play with. During loading, Consortium can allocate up to 1.8GB worth of memory. If you are running Consortium with a 32 bit machine, be sure to close as many other simultaneously running programs as you can, otherwise "out of memory" crashes may occur.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 x64
    • Processor: Intel i3 2100T | AMD Phenom II x4 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5830 series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
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