this game is very promising. Unfortunately, the music is all the way up and no matter what I press, even when my screen reader tells me that I’m in the music settings, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do to turn it down.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Your ship touches down near the placid surface of a frozen methane lake; this planet’s main settlement is a makeshift network of inflatable dome habs connected by flexible tunnels. As you walk down the corridors, you try not to focus on the haze of AR advertising assaulting your implants: dubiously humanlike synths for sale at bargain prices…
The Descent Device lets you "fall" towards the center of the galaxy, faster than light, faster than any human being should. On your way, you carry exotic goods, stories, and a crew of outcasts. But only a Voyageur would willingly go on a one-way trip planned by long-dead aliens.
- Explore a myriad of cultures and worlds and five different visions of the future of humanity.
- Recruit a crew of misfits to aid you in unfolding your own story.
- A diverse far-future setting inspired by contemporary science fiction literature.
- A story in every port, and a unique galaxy generated just for you.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Genre||Interactive Fiction, Role Playing|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Exploration, Procedural Generation, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Space, Story Rich, Trading|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Mentions||itch.io Recommends: Awesome projects tha..., itch.io Recommends: Voyageur, Magic Scro...|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Version 1.4 - Day 0 HotfixJun 05, 2018
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Unfortunately the game has a binary music setting- I think the only way to lower the sound is to turn it off entirely or use your volume mixer.
that’s what I tried to do, but the screen reader doesn’t give me that option. It’s probably there, but pushing enter on the music button or the unnamed clickable next to the music button does nothing. This is a blind accessibility issue, and this really is a shame because the rest of it is completely accessible, but I just can’t hear anything over The obnoxiously loud music.
I left my personal suggestions/requests with my 4-star rating, but I wanted to comment here as well- great game!
I had some sort of weird problem when leaving the manual at the beginning, before intending to start the game: it dropped me at this screen with no buttons and I couldn't figure out a way out of it: https://imgur.com/a/60ZFWae
EDIT: Are there going to be any updates to this game? I found, like, 5 typos that I could submit.
EDIT #2: It'd be really nice if character stats could be permanently displayed in a separate column along the right side, instead of being a menu button, so we can see, for example, how much damage the ship has taken instead of having to memorize or go back to check it, etc.
Hey, I tried this game out - and it won't boot on windows 7! No response when launching executable. Any help/logs I should look for?
I like the Fallen London/Sunless Sea style gameplay. A good job of applying it to an Out There type of exploration.
Will play this some more.
I played this for a good while and man I gotta say I love it. The feeling of alarm I got when my favorite crewmember got upset was very real
I haven't explored all the endings/possibilities yet, but I'm definitely going to try!! I really really love this :D
I just landed on a planet named Hymen and I don't really know how to react to that name. Very fun game!
Hello, Just installed this game and was keen to give it a go but I have some strange visual problem with the (approx) left half of the screen. It goes sort of blurred, when I restart it sometimes its ok and I'm able to read the text for a few seconds then it fades to blurry again. If I wiggle my mouse pointer over the text (up & down) fast I can get persistance of vision to be able to read it, but this makes it very difficult to play.
Any suggestions for a fix, I tried changing resolutions & took it out of fullscreen mode but to no effect ?
I'm playing on windows 10, native resolution is 1920-1080 gtx 780 (i think it is)
P.s. I also closed it down and tried restarting it (and starting a new game as I'd only advanced 2 pages).
Not Catalina compatible… 🥺
Is a 64-bit build possible?
I don't know when I'll have time to update the game (it came out a while ago, so I'm not actively developing it; it'd take a bit of time even to make a simple change like fixing a typo) but when/if I do I'll definitely look into Catalina compatibility and post here to let you know.
Found a typo on one of the "On Descent Devices" story dialogs:
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When downloading the game through the Racial Justice bundle, the file seems to keep disappearing after download. It's there for a second, but when I try to extract it, it vanishes and my computer says it can't find the file anymore. Has anyone else had this problem?
What OS are you trying to run the game on? This sounds like an issue with your device.
Was this inspired by Sunless Skies? Just looking at the description, it sounds similar.
Why is this game in the Accessibility: Blind Friendly category?
Hi; I know the mobile versions (when they were available) worked with screen readers, and I believe the PC version was also tested with them. If you're having trouble playing the game with a screen reader, let me know. I may not be able to supply a fix but I definitely don't want it in that category if folks are having problems.
A space exploration and trading game with a nice atmosphere, perfect to play in short sessions. It’s a very relaxed experience, despite the fact that you know your trip is one way – it’s all about what you see along the way. Chart your way through each zone, choosing areas you think will want your trade goods, or whose descriptions sound interesting. Once you land, you might trade your wine for an interesting sculpture, collect samples to help someone’s research, or recruit crew members to help you travel. It’s a lovely game to dip into space, take in a few planets at a time with some lovely ambient music, and come out refreshed.
Which development system was used to write and develop this game?
Great game! One question: Does it have a definitive end?