You play all four heroines in this big multi-chapter sci-fi text adventure. Negotiate underwater mechs, AIs, abandoned cities, crime, friendship, suspense, horror, humour, an art exhibition, virtual realities and a tank. Experience each PC via first-person prose as you puzzle, converse and explore.
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About This Game

In the Andromeda galaxy, humanity doesn't know why it is on the planet Monarch or how it got there. When an underwater accident in Monarch Harbour awakens a strange power, four very different women are drawn into each other's orbit, and into a race towards the mysteries of Monarch's origins.

You play all four heroines in this big multi-chapter sci-fi text adventure set in a young galactic colony still discovering its identities. Type your commands and read what happens next as you negotiate underwater mechs, AIs, abandoned cities, crime, friendship, suspense, horror, humour, an art exhibition, virtual realities and a tank. This is a prose gaming experience offering all the inner-world power of a novel plus the fine-grained puzzle and world engagement of gaming. The only graphics are in the automap!

Puzzles are woven throughout the game, starting out light but becoming more complex as the story evolves. You'll be doing different things in different locations in every chapter as you help the characters pursue their goals, some noble and some the opposite. You'll explore, deal with friends and enemies, overcome physical and mental obstacles, fight, flee, and pursue mysteries.

Psychology drives the narration for each character in a first-person style planting you firmly in their mindset. What is it like to experience character A through B's eyes? B through A's eyes? To oppose another character you're also playing in the same game? To experience a new world from multiple perspectives?

Andromeda Acolytes seeks to exploit all the possibilities of the text adventure medium to create a thrilling adult narrative and gaming experience unique to the medium.

TUTORIAL MODE

  • Never played a text adventure before or want help anyway? You can start Chapter 1 in Tutorial Mode

UNLOCKABLE CHAPTERS

  • Start playing from any chapter you've previously cleared. Good for revisiting your favourite bits, or for trying new actions / solutions / dialogue choices

CUSTOMISABLE UI (because reading all this text had better be comfortable)

  • Resize the game window where and how you want it
  • Change fonts, zoom levels and margin sizes
  • Choose from amongst a number of themes, including system-respecting dark and light
  • Toggle the graphic automap on or off, zoom it in or out, and switch it amongst two sizes and four onscreen positions

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

  • A Screen Reader Mode cleans up output for screen readers
  • The LIST command will show you all currently interactive features in your location
  • GO TO any person, place or thing the current PC has seen during a chapter
  • Get HELP for game commands right in the game window or via the pop-out Commands Reference Card

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Andromeda Acolytes contains adult themes, infrequent strong violence (blood and gore), coarse language, sexual content and illict drug use.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 7
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.11 (El Capitan)
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 and newer, Fedora 24 and newer, Debian 8 and newer
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The Linux setups listed here are verified to be able to run the prebuilt binaries of Electron that are used to deliver Andromeda Acolytes
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ubuntu 18.04 is guaranteed to work

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