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Superluminal Vagrant Twin

by C.E.J. Pacian profile

Science Fiction

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About the Story

A text-only space sim.

Ply the spaceways. Make five million credits. Buy back your twin.

(Superluminal Vagrant Twin is a shallow but broad exploration game.)

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Chris Klimas
What I especially liked, and I think distinguishes it from other, shorter Pacian games Iíve played (and would also recommend ó especially Castle of the Red Prince), is the sense of depth to the world. Where Red Prince feels allusive, SVT is expository. For example, there are some characters who exist only to point the player to other locations to visit, from a mechanical point of view. And yet, the few sentences theyíre given often give a sense not only of the politics and culture of the world, but also of the characters themselves. Itís pretty masterful to be able to do so much with so few words.
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Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
Meanwhile, Superluminal does as good a job as Iíve seen at a trade-and-exploration parser game, even including a little light grinding but without becoming too dull or frustrating.
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Superluminal Vagrant Twin (2016) - Full Playthrough
jay___ram introduces ferkung to C.E.J. Pacian's space trading sim Superluminal Vagrant Twin from 2016. A fascinating use of parser to replace the typically point-and-click interface of those games, it's also a favorite genre of ferkung.
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