Light Space

Player Rating6.38/8

"#26 overall, #4 for 2007"
based on 2059 ratings since 03/21/2007
played 27,915 times (finished 1,782)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a Snickers®"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

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Light Space - a dimension outside of our own, a layer of existance beyond what we can see, touch or feel. Equipped with a Light Space Jump Drive (LSJD), a starship can leap into and out of this extra-dimension in an instant, appearing in another star system many light years away.

However, a successful jump requires detailed computations to avoid something going wrong. A few times each year, somewhere across explored space, a star ship will make a Light Space Jump and simply vanish without a trace. Sometimes ships appear, exploding into millions of pieces as they emerge from Light Space. However, the chances of such an accident are too small to bother most travellers.

A routine Light Space Jump is about to go terribly wrong for a starship's crew - and one of them is YOU!

Danger and sudden changes to your surroundings await you at every turn, and you never know what lies beyond each door in each time, and what actions will kill you in the blink of an eye...

Readers leaving comments: As I've said before, I like hearing comments from people, whether good or bad. Feel free to say you love this, or hate this, or to leave constructive criticisms - that's what comments are for :)

Player Comments

Wow. A very intricate and well executed plot.
Can't help being a little disappointed with the ending, though. My granddaughter said I survived an accident and told stories of jumping into the future etc, yet the ending implies that everything that happened is negated and everything goes back to normal. In other words, my actions can change entire histories. But then, when the coordinates were input the first time, I caused something that had happened already...
I feel that a better ending would have been one minor change:
The coordinates my granddaughter gave me weren't necessarily those of my initial destination (she's further in the future, and the ship is most likely in a different location.) So, when Karl and I emerge in a different place than expected it's taken to be some kind of malfunction (accident), even though I protest that explanation. This way it links up with her story.
-- Paul on 6/4/2012 10:33:13 AM with a score of 0
This is good writing. I noticed that you generally had one overriding arc, and you set the decisions to (more or less) lead the reader to that conclusion. I really like the idea of the reader having the ability to pick up things; it's a nice touch. The only critisim that I would have is that at the climax of the story it very much reminds me of Star Trek: Next Generation episodes of "Data Squared" and "Cause and Effect". Be careful not to reinvent the wheel in Sci-Fi.
-- Brian on 4/4/2011 9:35:00 PM with a score of 0
Beautifully written as always tsmpaul, but I think this story is your best based on sheer creativity and smart execution. Tackling time is no easy matter and you pulled it off brilliantly! I also love all the pictures you created - they have this muted feel which adds to them somehow. Plenty of choices, just the right length, felt very satisfied. One of, if not the best, stories on the site.
-- madglee on 3/30/2007 2:51:21 PM with a score of 0
I liked the aesthetic. It kept me guessing.
-- Chad on 1/13/2017 11:37:31 PM with a score of 0
The time travel got a bit weird, but it's a good game.
-- aartbastiaan on 11/28/2016 4:38:10 AM with a score of 0
I really enjoyed it. it was great to see how events came together in the end. well done.
-- JustPassingBy on 11/20/2016 5:52:10 PM with a score of 0
i love it it is amazing
-- septiceye4life on 10/7/2016 10:34:45 AM with a score of 0
Love it
-- Angela on 9/29/2016 1:45:09 PM with a score of 0
This was pretty good, very interesting plot.
-- Andrew on 9/1/2016 8:42:58 AM with a score of 0
Great game. I enjoyed it very much! Thank you for making it.
-- Shane on 8/31/2016 11:33:53 AM with a score of 0
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