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Traveler

by Caelyn Sandel profile

Science Fiction
2015

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(based on 6 ratings)
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About the Story

Your awakening is slow and feels strange. You must have slept for a long time.

As you float fitfully toward consciousness, you find yourself wondering if there is a word to describe the way one forgets a vivid dream after a long slumber. There really ought to be a word for such a thing.

You plumb the depths of your memory, but can't find it.

Actually, you can't find much of anything.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: January 16, 2015
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 2obu9uhu6hbamufg

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Melancholic space explorations, February 15, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
You wake in your spaceship, sluggish. What are you here for? You can't remember. Your ship's not in the best shape; you've got to explore the stars. You may not have enough power in your engines to blast off once you land...

Traveler is a small, procedurally generated exploration game, with randomly generated descriptions of the stars. The individual planets are sometimes quite shallowly implemented, but Sandel uses each star as a pacing device. As you travel through the stars, your ship's stats decline, giving a tension to Traveler. Sandel's writing is strongest, I think, as she describes what you, in your travels, have missed; thoughts of home occur at the strangest times.

Overall, Traveler feels like a much more sensible version of Porpentine's Ruiness - both are about travellers who never make meaningful connections in any one place, for whom travel is work, whose constant moving around alienates them from everyone around them. A melancholic work which nonetheless ends on a hopeful note.

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