The Humanity Hypothesis from publisher Machine 22 is set to release sometime in early 2017 for PC and Mac. In development by two man team Dave Toulouse and Brian ‘Psychochild’ Green, The Humanity Hypothesis is an adventure game where your choices influence the game’s story.
A description of the game via the press release reads:
In the future, our world is plagued with violence and destruction. You awake in a room and the robotic voice states its hypothesis: Humanity will not survive without intervention. You were selected to explore this hypothesis. Help the voice understand the nature of violence and how it affects people, and see if the hypothesis can be disproven.
Because this is not a linear story, when playing there are many different roles you can assume, viewpoints to adopt, and responses to give. These responses will then in turn influence the voice, and change how it perceives humanity. Ultimately, your answers will determine the fate of humanity.
- Experience a carefully crafted story set in the near future.
- Multiple roles, dialogue choices, and endings provide tremendous replayability.
- Interact with the game through a specific role defined by the player.
- Discuss the nature of violence and how it impacts both the individual and society.
- Choose the answer to questions that fit your character’s point of view.
- Explore various locations in first-person.
- Find information and clues about the world of the future.
- Solve the mystery of who, or what, is asking the questions.
- Find out the fate of humanity, determined by your answers.
Programmer for the game, Dave Toulouse, accompanied the press release with the following statement:
“We are approaching this theme in a way that hasn’t been addressed in any other game. I hope we’ll surprise players by challenging what they expect from a dialog-based game.”
Check out the announcement trailer below: