"Creatures Such as We" is a philosophical interactive romance novel by Lynnea Glasser, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
Living on the moon is lonely, and stressful, and exhausting. Video games have always offered you an escape to a better life. The easy, happy life you wish you had. Which makes it so frustrating when the game you've been playing ends badly. But you have a chance to figure it out, because the next tourist group is the designers. You can debate with them about art, inspire them with the beauty of outer space, get closer to any one specific designer in particular, and finally find out how to get the ending you always wanted.
Awarded Second Place in the 20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (IFComp)
"You absolutely need to play through Creatures Such as We" -- Leigh Alexander
"Well-paced and richly written" -- Emily Short
"I couldn't tear myself away" -- Game Theory Podcast
• Immerse in the beautiful setting of a moon-bound tourist destination a tourist destination.
• Explore the meaning of gaming as a form of artistic expression with a cast of game designers.
• Inspire profound discussions, courage, and even love with the visiting space tourists.
• Six unique character paths, with options to be romantic or maintain strict professionalism.
• Play both your character, and the character of the game-within-a-game.
• Decide for yourself the best way to bridge the gap between game players and designers.
• Inclusive options for gender identity, orientation, race, and age.
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Ratings and Reviews
I love interactive storybooks and this just brought me back to my Goosebumps days, Thank you:) also love the human options (broad selection of genders) and do agree with the storyline when it says “wish there were more option” :) My only complaints are: spelling errors, missing words, tangency and not being able to go back to chapters. It was a bit hard to follow the storyline which felt like there really wasn’t one (within the characters computer game). The app itself ended far to quickly definitely not like a real book. Which if you create a real book length storyline I’d pay. Almost paid after the first page but figured I should read on. I’d like toco tinge this storyline specifically and have more connection from chapter to chapter. Have more dialogues with all the characters. Have a go on earth after the job on the moon. Of course eventually go back (maybe as the head, running things from another perspective could be a nice addition)... Anything to make it last longer :) overall a fun interactive read I’ll be keeping an eye on to see how it develops more in the future.
This game is amazing. I am speechless, but at the same time I have so much to say about it.
Everything flowed so well together! I had my doubts about the game-within-a-game thing, but it blended perfectly with the story. It didn’t feel awkward or complicated or forced. I also love how there’s options for your character. You can choose your own race, age, and gender (more than two!) and all the options for these categories are extremely inclusive. It’s great. I also love the humor and interactions between all the characters. They seemed very genuine. The philosophical questions really make you think, and so do all of the choices you are presented with. I have no shame in saying that I thought very hard before choosing anything. The waiting isn’t bad at all, it’s nothing compared to other story games. And the price for premium isn’t unreasonable either. I can tell that a lot of effort was put into the game, and it’s rare to see such a developed story in most games now. I appreciated it a lot. Kudos to the author!
Makes You Think
This game was a wonderful play. It really makes you speechless by the end of it. You develop strong bonds with the characters and really get to know them and their personalities, and yet there's still more to learn. The story constantly makes you want more as you progress and continue to figure it out. I also liked the interactive touch they used in allowing you to get to know certain people over others. They challenge you in what you think of life's philosophical questions. Refraining from spoiling anything, I'd have to say my favorite part was when you were playing your own person and trying to figure out what your doing wrong. In the end it wasn't exactly the one I was hoping for but still amazing and left me speechless nontheless. And they leave a little surprise for you at the end that made things feel more worked out and ended to me.
- Choice of Games LLC
- 23.3 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2014-2016 Lynnea Glasser
- In-App Purchases
- Remove Advertising $4.99
- Restart the Game Once $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.