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Player Rating3.42/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 19 ratings since 03/16/2017
played 93 times (finished 24)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

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.

A survival-horror game about escaping a self-destructing space ship. You are the only survivor on the ship, but are you alone? This is my first attempt at a storygame, so it isn't too long.

Player Comments

Pretty decent effort from a new author here.

The terminal entries were both a cool idea and at the same time, the game's main weakness. As Stryker said, it would have been more interesting/more realistic to have them written from the point of view of crewmembers, maybe with official ship logs mixed in, but another issue was that they were written with the assumption the reader would click the links in the order listed. In a CYOA, you really can't do that.

I checked the escape pods first because naturally, I was trying to escape. Either writing the entries in a way that the exact chronology doesn't matter, or using a variable to track and display them in the right order no matter which rooms the player visits would be ways to address this.

Still, you've got the basics down, the technical aspects of your writing are fine, and I really like sci-fi. This was a little short so I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with once you have a little more time to practice and experiment.
-- mizal on 3/19/2017 4:22:43 PM with a score of 0
Alright, this was fun. The Terminal entries style was a great way of exploring the story, even if a lot of the content was highly implausible to have been written down in that form (real entries would be first person and highly perspective based, or system logs which are entirely impersonal - e.g. failure of engines at XXXX hours). The images (except for the blob itself) complemented the experience, and the use of items was generous (you would be prompted to use something, and could proceed sub-optimally if you didn't have something to use). Grammatically, there were a few mistakes you'll want to check up on (particularly how you're describing the blog and its actions in the terminal entries). This was an enjoyable first game all said and done, short but of good quality, the right way to do it. I look forward to longer and more detailed stories, you have a lot of potential.
-- StrykerL on 3/16/2017 12:31:05 PM with a score of 0
Even better than Alien the movie.
-- jwoodard on 3/16/2017 8:32:09 AM with a score of 0
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