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About the StoryAn AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race.
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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.
A complex and fun simulation of finding a colony planet, June 5, 2017
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.
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