Seedship by John Ayliff

An AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race. Push your luck: do you settle here, on this not-quite-ideal planet, or keep searching and risk your ship being damaged in the journey? The planets you encounter are randomly generated, and as you travel you encounter random events, so each playthrough is different.
Review by Stripes
06 Jan 2018
Intriguing! The gameplay is primarily stat-based, yet it never feels like you're just controlling numbers on a screen; the language used, the tone, puts weight on your choices, emphasizes the value of the colonists' lives. There aren't any true characters aside from the AI, but that only heightens the sense of loneliness and emptiness in the vast blackness of space. All alone, with a thousand lives in your hands, an entire species' fate up to you... and more often than not, instead of avoiding damage altogether, you must choose the lesser (or more bearable) of two evils; give up decades of sleepless nights and entire lives of scientific research, or lose the only records of the brightest and most inspired minds who poured passion and creativity into their art? So realistic. Very well done.

Review by Doom Slayer
05 Jan 2018
Wow. This game is SO MUCH FUN! It is very addictive and frustrating (in a good way!) and I wish I had more time to play this.

Review by Forgewright
09 Nov 2017
Tough choices give the game realism. The game's plot is entertaining. The consequences of your actions are original each time. Could use a bit more explanation when scoring, or perhaps a score line to determine amount of success. I enjoyed the game more than most and would recommend it. Nice work John!

Tale's review is sarcastic...I assume, because it is well done and makes you want to do better.

09 Nov 2017
This is very fun and addictive!

Review by Tale Weaver
09 Nov 2017
Well this isn't addictive at all.

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Written by
John Ayliff

Published 07 Nov 2017
Updated 05 Jan 2018