Story File (R2)
Mid-Comp Bugfix Release
For all systems. To play, you'll need a glulx interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Story File (R1)
ParserComp release
For all systems. To play, you'll need a glulx interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
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by David Welbourn

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Return to the Stars

by Adrian Welcker profile

Science Fiction

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About the Story

After having been taken captive in battle, you soon settled into a routine: sleep, eat, shower, reconsider your life choices, repeat. Until, one day, there is no more food. Or guards, for that matter. It seems to be up to you to find a way out of your prison and back home...

"Return to the Stars" is a short-ish (about 45 minutes) military-themed sci-fi game in which you must escape from captivity on an alien planet. There are some puzzles, but I wouldn't call it a "puzzle game" -- there's a good deal of exploration as well.

Game Details

Language: English (en-US)
First Publication Date: July 1, 2021
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: 0D32D571-CA90-4F27-AAC2-E210410BFDE9
TUID: kma92ocfnbanw1mw

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IF Comprehensive

Serious science fiction, whether soft or hard, is an area of interactive fiction that isn’t as popular or prominent as I would expect. “Returns to the Stars” is a short work of military-flavored sci-fi that provides a solid contribution to this genre.
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Page Update History

  v.4: 24-Aug-2021 22:18 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed download links
v.3: 03-Aug-2021 02:22 - kaemi
Changed external review links
v.2: 14-Jul-2021 13:08 - Adrian Welcker
Changed version number, download links
v.1: 01-Jul-2021 00:17 - Adrian Welcker
Created page