"I’m a sucker for games with detailed politics, houses with different agendas at odds with one another, and significant narrative agency — all of which Alcyone promises to deliver."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"Alcyone sounds like the sort of idea for a game I can appreciate: one that luxuriates in its prose, and doesn't start from the assumption its audience isn't interested in reading."
David Gaider (Dragon Age)
"This looks intelligent, grim and fun, and any two of those would do it for me. It's always exciting to see someone doing fresh things with the approach I hammered out for Fallen London."
Alexis Kennedy (Sunless Sea, Cultist Simulator)
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After the fall of civilisation, the
is the only thing still standing.
: the Nihility spread across the universe at close to the speed of light, unmaking & twisting everything it encountered. We had enough warning to protect ourselves as we saw the distant stars flicker out one by one. Alcyone's old name was forgotten and became simply
Shielded and walled away from the decimation and destruction of the void outside, inhabitants have lived for centuries with the serenity provided by the City's protection. Governed under the benevolence of the
Six Ruling Houses
, humanity continues to demonstrate its tenacity in surviving and adapting to whatever fate befalls it. Normal life continues — after a fashion. We persist.
But the Six are lying to us.
And the Nihility is more than we've been told.
And there's a way out of the City.
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Alcyone: The Last City is a dynamic, evolving interactive fiction game set in the last city in the universe. Centuries from now, in a society left stagnant, you step into the shoes of a blank slate newly rebirthed.
It features a riveting plot full of political intrigue, betrayal, and survival. Alcyone's main themes are entropy and decay, and the player is a rogue element capable of breaking this cycle — or taking control over it.
Choice drives the game and influences the story: more than giving the player the simple appearance of control, your decisions will change the options available to you, dictate the path your experience takes, and heavily decide the end of the game. Will you be a force for destruction, or will your decisions help the existing powers that be? A diverse cast of characters populates the City, and you have the freedom to pick a persona that suits you.
In addition to hundreds of thousands of words, gorgeous high-resolution, hand-painted digital artwork by Peak Distapan accompanies the game text to bring its writing to life in vivid detail. Alcyone also has a full length soundtrack composed by Michał Korniewicz that thematically supports the story for maximum emotional impact.
Windows 7 or later
2Ghz or better
1 GB RAM
1024x768 minimum resolution
2 GB available space