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Overthrow your father's regime with his own secret experimental fighter plane! Dogfight dieselpunk aeros to save your city and the iron jungle beneath it.
"Empyrean" is an interactive "flying ace" novel by Kyle Marquis where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—325,000 words, without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
Far below the city of Actorius lies the mysterious world of the Deep Tech--creatures and plants both living and mechanical, and powered by unknown forces. Your father harvests the tech to create experimental airships, and the Revolution that fights his every move races to do the same. Your father's aero, the Empyrean, is governed by Deep Tech dynamics not even he understands.
Only you can fly the Empyrean, match wits against ruthless oligarchs and devious spies, and take to the sky to fight your city’s enemies. But who is the enemy? The Revolution, or the government they say is corrupt? Foreign invaders, or the Deep Tech itself?
In a world of gleaming towers and downtrodden laborers, streaking aeros and deadly rooftop duels, when you risk it all, the sky's the limit!
• Fly the Empyrean, the greatest aircraft ever designed
• Play as a man, a woman, or nonbinary; romance men or women.
• Explore the Deep Tech, a savage mechanical ecosystem below your city.
• Conceal your true identity from your family and the secret police.
• Befriend Wesh, a denizen of the Deep Tech who is both human and machine
• Cross swords in top secret research facilities, elegant cafés, and even atop airplanes in flight!
• Use the Deep Tech and your political authority to improve and protect your city
• Side with the revolution, the government, foreign powers, or the Deep Tech itself!
So much fun
I thought I'd enjoy this one, but it really surpassed my expectations. The story was fascinating and original, and I loved the high degree of control you have over your character and your choices. I also love that there were several romance options because I'll be honest- as much as I love other aspects of gaming, it's the ability to form relationships like that that draws me to a game the most. That was well done here, and fit into the story without ever feeling forced. If I had any comment about something id like to see that it didn't have, it'd be the ability to reverse a choice you made that turned out wildly different than expected...but I realize part of the game is not knowing what will come from your choices. Still, I was always the person who read choose your own adventure books with about 50 bookmarks handy to go back to every choice so it'd be really cool if there was like, a "reversible choices" option you could turn on and off.
Thanks so much for this game, guys; I had a blast!
Great concept; poor execution.
This had a ton of potential, but the stat system absolutely ruined it. The concept was great, I loved the setting, and writing was decent. The stats drove me crazy though.
Rather than 10 independent stats, you had 5 polarized stats, and an increase in one demanded a decrease in another. For example, you couldn't be a strong leader and be cunning. If you made a strong leadership decision, you lost cunning points, because they share a spectrum (even though they are in no way related).
This was infuriating at times, and really ruined parts of the game. If it gets adjusted, I'd gladly up my rating to 4-star. Try out Sabres of Infinity, Wise Use of Time, Zombie Exodus, or Mecha Ace, if you get s chance.
I loved this story and the characters. Must of played it thru 5 times, trying to get all the achievements. I do agree with everyone else, the stats are kinda messed up, and it can take a couple of tries to understand how each stat affects your choices. But after I understood them, I had no problems making the right ones. I do think it's really polished writing wise, and highly recommend it.
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 01, 2016
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 31.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Choice of Games LLC
- © 2016 Kyle Marquis
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.