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Seedship

by John Ayliff profile

Science Fiction
2017

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(based on 17 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

An AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 25, 2017
Current Version: 1.2.6
License: Free
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: d8vc24jntql44fe

Awards

Nominee, Best Implementation - 2017 XYZZY Awards

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Very fun space colony simulation, March 29, 2017
by streever (America)
This twine piece uses extensive procedural generation to simulate the experience of an AI selecting a planet for the iced human colonists aboard.

The UI really shines: a sidebar lists important data with healthy values in green, and each planet appears with a list of variables that make it suitable or inhospitable to human colonization.

Some planets have anomalies, and randomized events are encountered between planets. These typically give you a binary choice between a known penalty or reward and an unknown penalty or reward. The planets may have random features that can be useful to investigate up close, with a consumable probe.

The prose isn't always world-class, but this is a strong piece highlighting some great uses of procedural generation. Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A complex and fun simulation of finding a colony planet, June 5, 2017
This is a web-based game tracking several stats. You play as the AI in a seedship set to deliver colonists to a planet.

You visit many planets, hoping to find ones that are breathable, have water, are friendly, etc.

All sorts of events happen on your trip, but the game is mostly linear with mostly binary choices. There are some (fun) exceptions.

Overall, an enjoyable small game with great depth.

A bunch of fun!, April 18, 2018
by Ikkipass (United Kingdom)
A fun game, without being overly complicated it generated a fun and interesting turn of events!
Always a big fan of the whole choose your own adventure style of genre!

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