An original, story-driven first-person role-playing experience. Take on the role of Consortium Bishop Six, a global peacekeeper in the year 2042, aboard the massive futuristic aircraft ZENLIL. You have an unprecedented amount of freedom to control how the story unfolds.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (432 reviews) - 78% of the 432 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 8, 2014

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"Good Game with action, amazing story... I love how they make this on Source Engine."
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July 17

"In-Game" Updates / Interview with Greg

Hey all,

We thought it was worth making an update on what will be the best way to keep up on "in-game" information as we move forward on the Tower Prophecy. Vidal Desertch, principal inventor of the iDGi-1 satellite, has himself a Twitter account where he's been speaking about internal iDGi politics and information about the upgrades currently being done to the iDGi-1 satellite. He will also tweet any time he makes a post to the forum, or really any number of things related to the company.

Speaking of which, he has recently written a post where he contemplates the possibility that perhaps the King and the Consortium are not everything they appear to be. Definitely worth a read for anyone who has played the game at least once.

And last but not least, Greg (the boss!) was recently a guest on Lachhh and Friends, a, where he was asked about all sorts of things, but most importantly about Consortium production and the franchise as a whole. This is a solid, very candid interview with some great insight into Greg's crazy mind, so take a look!
-The iDGi Team

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July 5

Consortium: The Tower Prophecy -- Gameplay Reveal Teaser

Greetings Seekers!

Today we unveil the first glimpse of gameplay from the Unreal 4 powered Consortium: The Tower Prophecy.

We hope you enjoy, more coming soon!

-The iDGi and CONSORTIUM team

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“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

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

“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.

Purchase includes 70 min original orchestral soundtrack by Jeremy Soule and the comprehensive "iDGi-1 Discoveries" lore compendium.

Taking place entirely aboard a massive futuristic aircraft, CONSORTIUM is a first person science-fiction role-playing experience unlike any other. 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, but links to further games by a much larger story and its countless mysteries. Each subsequent title will act in this way, with both an internal story and a serialization that continues to build the alternate universe.
  • 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

    • 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.
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
This game looks pretty poor and has remarkably long loading times. It's also a pretty short game; I finished it twice in about 11 hours.

With that said, this game is worth playing twice if you enjoy this type of game. What type is that? An RPG with lots of decisions and consequences. Note that, the decisions you make are actually quite impactful, and the game entirely allows you to make "bad" decisions (the game itself describes this as there being no bad decisions). Beyond that, the game explores some fairly cool science fiction themes and does a fairly good job in making those themes interesting and plausible.

Just a small addendum: I said this game is largely based around decisions and consequences. Let me elaborate on this a little. During the game you'll be trying to solve a sort of mystery. You will not be spoon-fed the answers to your questions and your suspicions will not easily be confirmed. Even if you do a pretty thorough job of the 'investigation', there's a good chance you won't figure it out. However: That is okay. If you don't figure it out the game doesn't become less fun after that point.

I would absolutely recommend this game, with one sidenote: This is a short game. If you think a game costing 15 euro or dollar or whatever, should net you ~15+ hours of gameplay, then you should buy this game when it's on sale. I myself bought it at 65% off, but feel like I wouldn't have been upset if I'd bought it at full price.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
At it's core, Consortium is a playable movie. But your decisions drastically change the course of it. So, really, it's YOUR movie.

I'm not usually one for story-heavy games, but it's been a long time since I was so captivated by a first person story. I've seldom played a game that made me care so much.

A lot of love went into this project, and I can't wait to see where it's going.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Finished my first run through the game and I've got to say it's quite unlike everything I've played recently. Took me about 17 hours and it turned out to be one of those games that keep me awake until 10 in the morning.

It feels and plays like your own personal interactive Star Trek episode. It is your classic "Thriller on the Express" with a strange murder, a killer hiding amongst your crew, an ancient conspiracy, aliens, mercenaries, and a whole load of mystery. In my first playthrough I have failed to reveal a culprit, but thanks to the fact that the game has a lot of replay value, I will delve into it again in the hopes of solving the case and do things differently.

It's got tons of character interactions (Which you are free to befriend, antagonize or completely ignore), pages upon pages of lore and exposition in the Zenlil's onboard library (Which you can totally avoid if you don't like reading), choices that actually matter and a few twists and turns that I honestly did not see coming (And a couple that I totally did).

The player is encouraged by the game to explore alternative routes as much as possible. One can reload an auto-save made before a conversation (The game saves into a separate slot every few minutes automatically) and choose a different option if you are dissatisfied with a result. You don't have to, but you can if you so desire.

Aside from rather long loading times, a couple graphical glitches and small progression issues such as characters sometimes responding as if I walked away from a conversation when I didn't (Both fixed by loading a previous save), it was a pretty smooth ride.

This is probably not the game for you if you enjoy fast paced shooters (Although it does have some FPS elements), but if you think you might enjoy an adventure/RPG/quest mix then give it a go.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I normally don't write reviews for games for one reason or another, but I liked this game enough and commend the devs for the work they have done on it. The game is somewhat unique in the fact that the world itself from what I've played continues through time like it's an actual world, now I have only played through it once so I don't know if it actually does that but it does it enough to feel alive. It's inspired by various sources but I'd say what has it inspired the most is probably choose your own adventure books, moreso then a particular game. Yes you can say Mass Effect, Yes you can say Deus Ex but a lot of these games while much longer don't quite encapture the amount of stuff you can actually do to affect the game's world the way Consortium does.

As much as I personally love this game, if you're looking for your typical action RPG this, unfortunately for you is not it, and by the end you may end up feeling like you bought a preview for what's to come as it's a trilogy that will yes, have a continual storyline. So for folks that are looking for a bit more meat I'd pass for now, check on the sequel when it comes out and buy both. Personally even without it, It's worth the price of admission just for the taste of what the developers hold in store.

great story interraction and lore
good mechanics

cons (only if you consider it)
not typical action RPG/potential content
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
A short, but great adventure game. A game that explores some quite complex and intelligent science fiction themes, while simultaneously baffling you with a mystery that you probably won't solve after a single playthrough.

A brilliant concept. Overwhelming amounts of "game lore" (which you can safely ignore if you dislike reading). Characters with diverse and well-developed personalities. An intriguing sci-fi setting. Fun and creative. Being the first part a trilogy, it is nevertheless self-contained and worth playing right now.

If you get it on sale, your satisfaction is even more guaranteed, because most of the negative reviews seem to focus on the game being too short for its price. Do yourself a favor and wait for a sale so that your experience is not tainted by mundane financial concerns.
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