Andromeda Acolytes sci-fi text adventure game is live on Kickstarter for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Thanks to the commitment and support of developer Heiress Software. Due to seek support via the crowdfunding campaign.
Wade Clarke of Heiress Software who just announced the launch of his Kickstarter campaign for Andromeda Acolytes. Along with support for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Which is a multi-chapter, multi-PC sci-fi text adventure. Clarke is known outside interactive fiction circles for creating the cartoon Find x in 2005. And also for his electronic music as Aeriae.
“Andromeda Acolytes will show my version of what the four decade evolution of the text adventure can look like today,” said Wade, “a pretty basic part of which is that you don’t die every five seconds like in an old Zork. Andromeda Acolytes has four female PCs who are all really different to each other. You play all four on this planet Monarch that’s got a weird relationship to Earth. The game starts with an underwater mech mission and the finding of something strange in the harbour. I pitch the whole thing as a prose gaming experience offering all the inner-world power of a novel. Plus the fine grained puzzle and world engagement of gaming.”
Wade continues with his reasons for going to Kickstarter with Andromeda Acolytes. “Most of us interactive fiction authors make shorter works and release them for free. The broad commercial market for interactive fiction hasn’t returned since the 1990s. That mostly stops the creation of bigger games like you used to get. And I’m making one of those bigger games now.”
Andromeda Acolytes Kickstarter Trailer
In the Andromeda galaxy, humanity doesn’t know why it is on the planet Monarch. And also how it got there. When an underwater accident in Monarch Harbour awakens a strange power. So, four very different women are drawn into each other’s orbit. All in a race towards the mysteries of Monarch’s origins. Players take the role of all four heroines as they direct underwater mechs. Also, AIs, abandoned cities, crime, friendship, suspense, horror, humour, an art exhibition, virtual realities, and a tank. Due to be a prose gaming experience. All while offering all the inner world power of a novel. Plus the fine grained world and puzzle engagement of gaming. Since the only graphics are in the automap.
Andromeda Acolytes sci-fi text adventure Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is live. While offering support for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Due to launch in September 2025.