A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Story:

Approximately 100 years in the future, Saeva, a socially anxious teenager, finds himself trapped in a building along with 13 other young adults.
They are all accused of being criminals and are told the only way to escape is by proving their worth and potential for improvement. 
Saeva is fairly confident he's innocent, but can the same be said about everyone else?

Features so far:

  • an escape room puzzle
  • 16 unique characters
  • 20,000+ words
  • 1-2 hours of gameplay

Artificial Selection is currently only a demo. You can help the project grow by filling out this form, following me on Twitter, or following me here on Itch.io!

You can also join our brand new Discord server to follow the project more closely!

Updates:

0.1.1: Added more hints to one of the puzzles

Download

Download
ArtificialSelection-0.1.1.zip (Windows) 78 MB
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ArtificialSelection-0.1.1.tar.bz2 (Linux) 84 MB
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ArtificialSelection-0.1.1.zip (Mac) 78 MB

Development log

Comments

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Very interesting and original demo :) Keep it up!

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Very good demo. It will be interesting to see how this game unfolds, as well as what will happen with the characters.

I wonder what kind of divergence might result from choosing the top option during the second player decision.

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This was such a fun game! I enjoyed the art style and the characters were very interesting. The story was on a whole new level and I instantly felt drawn to it. I really liked the fact that you have the different sins in the story and the concept was something I never heard of before. I can't wait for the full game, keep up the good work :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)

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I'm not going to lie, this was extremely fun! Saeva reminded me of Lycoris a bit (face-wise), but your art style's really cute and the puzzles were absolutely lovely. I was (truthfully) a bit stupid in muddling around the escape room but I figured it out!

... but cliffhangers.

Cliffhangers

You've given a new definition to cliffhangers.

Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and that the escape room wasn't too hard. 

And hehe... I hope it made you look forward to the full game! B)