Distress has players following a signal from a space station that’s gone eerily silent, making decisions on how they want to progress as this beacon leads them into danger and deception.
As Demetria Barton, one of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunters, you’ll be leading your ragtag crew through that danger as you deal with a futuristic city’s secrets, monstrous inhabitants, and deadly power struggles. Leadership is key, here, as you’ll need to constantly make difficult decisions about what you want to do in tense situations, and it’s more than just your life on the line. You have a handful of people whose lives are in your hands, and a few poor calls might lead to a dear friend’s end.
Distress has many consequences in store, as the game features eighty different outcomes that you can reach depending on how you bluff, command, and fight your way through an array of difficult encounters with the ruthless aliens and cunning people. It’s not all about danger, though, as you’ll spend a lot of time with your crew as you unravel mysteries, getting to feel the bond between them for yourself as you read through the banter between them. This only makes things that much more stressful when one of their lives is on the line, though, as you’ll have shared in that connection with the crew.
Touching, devious, and utterly devastating when you fail a friend, Distress offers an intriguing mystery in a gloomy future.
Distress is available for $5 on Itch.io.