ULYSSES: The Pegasi Incident

Player Rating5.88/8

"#66 overall, #5 for 2006"
based on 363 ratings since 04/29/2007
played 10,146 times (finished 352)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

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-26th April 2007-
Hi everyone! For those who have played the previous version of this web story-game, there have been a few minor changes. The story is the same, I've simply updated the text to remove errors, correct some grammar, fix spelling mistakes, etc. I've made the demo a little bit shorter as well - no point in giving everything away in the demo!

For those who don't know, this is a demo, consisting of aproximately the first half of my paperback gamebook novel, "Ulysses: The Pegasi Incident", published via www.lulu.com. (That's a big demo for a book!) This first book in my new sci-fi series should be available for purchase late June or early July 2007. For more information, please visit www.pjtgamebooks.com.

BACKGROUND:
The Federation of Worlds contains six different species' home worlds, with hundreds of colonies, space stations and outposts. The FSS Ulysses is a multi-role human starship designed to carry out mission such as scientific exploration, diplomatic duties, emergency evacuations, and the like.

A distress call has been recieved at Starbase 14 from Pegasi Station. All the humans there have fallen mysteriously ill, and the starship F.S.S. Ulysses has been dispatched to examine the situation, and hopefully develop a cure before the humans die. So far, the non-humans (aliens) at the space station all seem to be fine, and the Admiralty is worried that someone might have created a virus that targets humans only - and could therefore be a threat to the entire race! The Ulysses is around 24 hours away from the space station, but is the closest ship, and responds to the distress call with all due haste. They hope that when they arrive, the humans will still be alive...

In this story-game, you are not a particular character. Instead, as events happen, you determine how different characters respond to what is taking place, or solve problems they encounter. By your choices, YOU will be determining how the crew handles the situations they are faced with, and ultimately, whether they succeed or fail.

Player Comments

I was a bit skeptical at first, because of all the similarities to Star Trek, but by the time I reached the cliffhanger I was intrigued. How will the Ulysses' crew solve the mystery and avoid antagonizing the Cassians? Very good.

I think the story idea is strong; the overall concept is OK; the writing could use the tender ministrations of a pro or semi-pro editor, for grammar and succintness.

I'm looking forward to purchasing a copy when its ready.
-- Cal on 4/27/2007 6:28:24 AM with a score of 0
Alright I played the game and went through all it's options and loved it. At first I thought the story was guided but then realized that there were different options and it was not always a happy ending. In fact different ends which I love. Great game and well written.... I'm looking forward to the actual books.
-- chocobot on 2/8/2007 10:48:43 PM with a score of 0
Absolutely excellent story with nicely branching paths that lead to different events. I noticed no problems with tenses. I'm not sure what you could change to make this better - it's great how it is. Nice pictures, too.
-- madglee on 1/4/2007 2:08:28 AM with a score of 0
10/10 best choose your own story!
-- Cat muffin on 2/8/2017 5:56:13 PM with a score of 0
I was annoyed when the story cut off abruptly asking the reader to visit another website (which seemed unavailable) in order to finish. I feel as though an unspoken agreement btwn writer and reader was broken; we invested the time to immerse ourselves in the plot, learning characters, setting, etc... and no payoff.

Additionally, the story seemed somewhat uninspired in that it blatantly ripped off Star Trek. Virtually every cast member was a tweaked carbon copy of mostly TNG's characters (some TOS in there, tho). Couldn't the author do something less...predictable?
-- Annoyed on 1/19/2017 11:50:12 PM with a score of 0
Good, but forced me to visit a website to finish the game!
-- happystory on 9/29/2016 8:42:35 PM with a score of 0
As amazing as this is supposed to be, I couldn't find myself immersed in the plot. It's cliche and I really didn't want to read on by the time the book ended. Perhaps I didn't follow the most interesting route, but this was slightly funner than homework. I have really fun homework.
-- Rookie on 7/11/2016 6:29:40 PM with a score of 0
really? I thought this game lasted. But you have to go buy it from another site? Worst experience on this site to date.
-- albera09 on 6/25/2016 10:13:29 PM with a score of 0
It's a good story, I just feel like you should have given us a full book instead of a teaser. I suppose nobody likes unexpected marketing.
6/8
-- jason1stlegion on 6/6/2016 12:15:03 PM with a score of 0
This was pretty good, the different races are really interesting.
-- Miranda on 1/9/2016 10:04:20 PM with a score of 0
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