An AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race. A randomly-generated text-based strategy game.
Push your luck: do you settle here, on this not-quite-ideal planet, or keep searching and risk your ship being damaged in the journey? The planets you encounter are randomly generated, and as you travel you encounter random events, so each playthrough is different. See the stories of the colonies you found, and keep trying for a higher score.
* Fixed several typos.
* Alien Mining Drones no longer destroy 2 surface probes when the text says they destroy 1.
* Planet-spanning civilisations now correctly reduce Construction phase deaths based on their tech level.
* The dictator from the Dictator event will no longer vanish without a mention if you settle a planet with a planet-spanning civ, instead they will slightly damage initial human-alien relations.
* When settling a planet with a planet-spanning civ, it will no longer say parts of the cultural database are missing when you have exactly 100%.
Ratings and Reviews
A game that makes you the AI
Seedship is an absolutely wonderful game, but between its complex moral decisions, risks and rewards, and deceptively simple gameplay, my favorite thing has to be how the game connects you to the story.
In the context of the game, you are an AI created to find a second home for humanity, and to think like a human. At first this seemed like a cute way of putting the player into the game, but the more I played the more I realized it was true. To an AI, and to me as a player, the colonists were just numbers on a screen. I wanted them to survive and thrive, yes, but in the end my mission was to win the game. I made some decisions based on human biases, but they weren’t clouded by fear or panic or loneliness like they would if they were made by an actual member of the crew. I commanded a faceless army of sleeping colonists, and whether or not they succeeded was my priority, yes, but it didn’t make me cry myself to sleep because I’d killed hundreds of colonists.
The game truly does make you feel like the AI in charge, and that’s just one of the beautiful things about the story. I highly recommend this game, which can deliver a beautiful, heartfelt sci-fi narrative in just a few minutes with a few paragraphs of text.
Good SciFi Story Game with Alot Potential
Good SciFi Story Game With Alot Potential
If you’re interested in a story based game in a sci-fi space travel setting then this is worth a check out and a try I’d say. Whole premise of the game is basically you’re the AI Captain of a human colony ship looking for a habitual planet but with that said the journey won’t be easy. The decisions that need to made are thought provoking and are overall well done in that respect but playing overtime I felt it can get a little repetitive. The various planets descriptions though are really good in my opinion and quite detailed so that you can have a good image in your mind of the places as you play and I think that’s really cool.
I hope they can add more to the game as it seems once you choose a planet it’s practically over and you need to start again I would personally prefer the game to continue on after landing and continue to make more choices for the colonists but it’s not really like that sadly /: Overall the game is a fun journey through space and the descriptions are very detailed and well made through out and I find it really engaging and fun to play through but I just hope they add more life to the game after you choose to land perhaps later on :) I’m going to give it a 4/5 Stars. Thanks for reading.
Thoughtful, compelling game where you must choose a planet for a small band of human colonists to settle on. Your sensors scan planet after planet, delivering readouts on temperature, atmosphere, gravity, and etc. for you to consider.
There is a poignancy to this game--your settlers are the last survivors of our species; the writing is simple but beautiful; pop-up events force you to make moral as well as material decisions--and you will find yourself coming back to it again and again. You can run micro-playthrough after micro-playthrough, or you can pursue a particularly long session--be aware that the game becomes harder the longer you play, as the ship becomes increasingly damaged (but also increasingly accurate, scanner-wise). You will need to brave a long playthrough to find a true second Earth!
Five stars. No microtransactions. No internet connection needed. Deceptively simple, but deep and affecting.
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- John Ayliff
- 6.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
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