Astrolabe Games and Space Colony Studios announced a demo for sci-fi visual novel Stories From Sol: The Gun-Dog is now available for PC via Steam. The new demo includes the first hour of Stories From Sol: The Gun-Dog, allowing players to enjoy a sample of what’s to come.
In the Stories From Sol The Gun-Dog demo, players may complete the initial boarding procedure and meet crew members for the first time. After completing the demo, players are encourage to participate in a survey to provide important feedback. Those who complete the demo and submit their survey will earn the exclusive “Jukebox” feature at launch. This feature allows players to enjoy their to favorite tracks at anytime during the Stories From Sol The Gun-Dog playthrough.
Here’s an overview of Stories From Sol The Gun-Dog via Astrolabe Games:
About Stories From Sol The Gun-Dog
A love letter to retro anime and 80s Sci-Fi
Stories from Sol: The Gun-Dog is a visual novel adventure in the spirit of classic PC-9800 titles. Featuring a vintage green screen aesthetic, Space Colony Studios strives to create an “era-accurate” game that exudes retro vibes in every way, from the text to the visual effects. As the Jovian patrol ship sails into the darkness among the stars, the players will feel like they are on an adventure in an 80s Sci-Fi as they solve the mystery they find themselves in.
A new threat emerges from the void.
Humans have long since freed themselves from the grasp of gravity, but they are still unable to escape the hold of war.
It’s year 214 of the Planetary Calendar. Four years have passed since the end of the Solar War and an uneasy peace persists throughout the solar system. The Jovian patrol ship Gun-Dog is sent on a reconnaissance mission to investigate mysterious signals coming from the edge of Jovian space. What starts as a routine assignment quickly escalates into a battle for survival as an unknown threat terrorizes the crew.
Investigate. Interact. Analyze. Advance.
Utilizing traditional point-and-click adventure mechanics, during your time on the Gun-Dog, you can navigate various locations on the ship, examine the details of the richly realized backgrounds or talk with the different crew members on board. You will need to listen closely to the characters’ words to reveal important clues or duplicitous intentions and keep your eyes peeled for key items and interactive elements in the backgrounds that you can use to advance the story.
Adventure in a entirely explorable ship!
The main stage of the first instalment in the “Stories from Sol” series, as the Jovian patrol ship Gun-Dog heads into deep space it serves as the setting for the game’s story. It has been exhaustively realized. Rich and evocative descriptions of the ship, including the constant rumble of the engine room, the bustle of the bridge, the silence of space pair with an extensive range of scenes that have been meticulously designed and animated in detail to deliver an immersive experience. Inspired by the best that anime has to offer the ship even features “Armored Frames”, mechanized, human shaped, weapons of war.
Get on board with the crew of the Gun-Dog!
All stories are about people and the cast of “The Gun-Dog” bring the story to life, so much so that their charm and charisma convinced the team at Astrolabe Games to board the Gun-Dog and sign up to be the publisher. From the elegant yet distant Captain Bartermews, to the bubbly Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Quinn, to the assertive and domineering Chief Mackenzie Cathays, “The Gun-Dog” features an extensive cast of characters for you to meet. Each crew member has a distinct personality, role and history. Get to know them and their quirks and decide whether to work with or against them to unravel the mystery that lies at the story’s heart.