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Universe For Sale

by Tmesis Studio

Fantasy, Science Fiction
2021

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(based on 1 rating)
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About the Story

A sci-fi narrative experience about human relationships and self-acceptance, follow the nameless Master, a mysterious cultist and Lila the universes vendor.

Walk through Jupiter's bazaars, meet absurd characters with incredible stories to tell, and craft your own stories with Lila's power to create custom universes.

Features:
Immerse yourself through a picturesque, full hand-drawn world, highly inspired by the European's sci-fi comics

Discover the past of mysterious characters and religions to achieve enlightenment

Relax and drink an alien tea listening an original soundtrack

Create personalized universes in a chill-out atmosphere

As of 03/12/2023 Prologue available for download.


Game Details

Language: English, Italian (en, it)
First Publication Date: June 6, 2021
Current Version: September 9, 2021
License: Shareware
Development System: Custom
IFID: Unknown
TUID: w0u20tv56jp45u21

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Cozy and dystopic, March 13, 2023

I have a special love of science fiction and futurism, especially. In fact I have a love of speculative fiction which in my book includes both science fiction and fantasy, being that they both speculate on the nature and possibilities of things in general, and this was one that straddled the line perfectly. I mean, a girl who can create universes?! That sounds like something straight out of a fantasy novel, but here they attempt to explain it with scientific theory, (Spoiler - click to show)with time and relativity and whatnot, which is gratifying to see. The graphics were amazing, having an (they were right) old-timey feel to them, and as well as being very organic, matched perfectly with the soundtrack. Contrary to what one might expect of the sci-fi genre nowadays very dystopic, all gloom, death, grit and though this one is a dystopia as well, there's still a rather cozy feel to the entire series of scenes. So I rather enjoy the fact that this one has something quite different from the rest of its peers. This work has an Italian version, and I in fact believe it was published originally in Italian (the English translation was very good!), so it'd be interesting to go through it again and practice my Italian.

I've always been into space, ever since I was a little kid, and I just recently got into stargazing (the night sky is astounding!), so the fact that this was set on Jupiter was *chef's kiss*. Again, though it's sci-fi, the settings are much more like those of whimsical fantasy, at least physically the explanations, the mental gymnastics behind it all, are all very science fiction-ish, and I, again, enjoyed this contrast greatly. One thing I really appreciated was (Spoiler - click to show)the audiovisual effects of the constant thunder it really made you feel as if you were there, in the teashop, on Jupiter, with the characters.

Only the prologue is out as of the timing of my review. I am very curious to see where else the creators plan to head with this, with the amazingly detailed worldbuilding and the quirky cast of characters. From what little I've seen of the plot, it's bound to be an exciting one.

This is a highly immersive piece of interactive fiction and comes highly recommended.


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