Soul Axiom launches towards the end of the month, and Wales Interactive are celebrating that fact with an intriguing launch trailer that skillfully gets across the game's premise without spoiling anything.
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Soul Axiom takes place in a world where people can live in a faux immortality, their best memories stored in a digital realm, but it seems like in this case things have gone a bit wrong, unless one of your character's best memories is a giant hooded thing firing lasers at them. It takes all sorts, I suppose.
It's a cool setup for a story. Here's the official blurb: "Take your first steps to paradise by uploading your soul to Elysia, named by critics as 'the single most important development in the history of the human race' (Era Magazine, 2027). As the latest state of the art Digital Soul Provider, Elysia is a sprawling server where your memories and dreams become reality.
"Our patented SoulSync system allows you to choose the memories you want to enjoy for eternity; whether you are a living user or you simply wish to leave a lasting testament of your life that the whole family can relive at their leisure. In Elysia, death has no dominion. In Elysia, life has no boundaries. Cast off your mortal shackles and discover the secret to immortality in your digital afterlife. Discover Elysia. Then, now and forever."
Have a gander at that launch trailer:
It's currently in Early Access on Steam, but build 1.0 of Soul Axiom releases in a week, on Monday February 29. If you could preserve your conciousness on a server, which memory would you take with you?