Developer Interdimensional Games’ sci-fi single-player immersive simulation game, Consortium: The Tower, is now available on PC via Steam Early Access for $24.99 USD. And to celebrate, an accompanying launch trailer has been released.
If you’re a backer of the game on Fig — which you can still be — you will obtain a Steam Key and access to the game’s backer only forum on-the-house. Launched last year on the aforementioned crowdfunding platform, Consortium: The Tower has raised 116 percent of its $300,000 goal with $348,538 generated in funds.
Inspired by both the original Consortium and old-school sci-fi first-person shooters, Consortium: The Tower is described as “a pure first-person sci-fi immersive simulation.” Further, the experience is pitched as a “highly unique, fourth-wall shattering role-playing experience,” where you essentially play as yourself in complete control of another human being. This human being is agent Bishop Six on his official mission in the year 2042.
The game seemingly offers up a straightforward mission of rescuing hostages, but because you have complete freedom to approach all situations as you see fit, things can quickly get a bit more involved. Decisions you made are remembered, and can drastically change the outcome of the story.
You can choose to follow the Consortium mandate and work with your team to accomplish their goals, you can work directly against them, even fully joining an opposing side, or skirt the line and play both sides as long as you can. Both sides are said to have their own truths, and it’s your job to sort through these truths and find who you believe and why.
In the middle of all of this is a host of characters from each side of the conflict, each complete with hundreds of line of dialogue, as well as interconnected backstories and motivations.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can read more about the game via its Steam page.