What if 2001: A Space Odyssey, System Shock, and Myst had a three-way baby? Leave aside the methodological questions prompted by that premise and consider instead how grimly handsome the offspring might be: a dark sci-fi text adventure in which you wrestle with a murderous AI. Something a little like Lightstep Chronicles, perhaps.
Based on the Dark Horse Comics series Lightstep, Lightstep Chronicles released only yesterday. You play a military captain exploring a crashed but rather beautiful art deco spaceship on an alien planet. Turns out the ship has a hidden agenda – one that isn’t necessarily compatible with your continued existence. To stay alive, you’ll engage in a bit of puzzle solving and verbal sparring with the ship’s deranged, menacing AI.
Lightstep Chronicles is the work of veteran Serbian studio Eipix, also known for the Dark Parables series of hidden object games. To learn more, check out its Steam page or the trailer below, which is thick with Ridley Scott sci-fi/horror vibes. How many times must space marines learn not to touch glowing alien artifacts? If it glows, it’s always bad.
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