Have you ever dreamed about a journey far beyond the known regions of the universe? Hibernated: Part I – This Place is Death is an upcoming Science-Fiction text adventure for the Commodore 64. It is the first interactive story in an epic trilogy centered around Olivia Pond, who has been sent on an interplanetary exploration mission by the Terran Alliance. After being in hypersleep for more than 200 years and with more than 300 lightyears being travelled, her ship, the Polaris-7, crosses paths with a gigantic alien vessel and is captured by a tractor beam. Olivia soon finds out that this may not be her only problem. There is no communication and there are no signs of life. The extraterrestrial spacecraft just continues to drift through the cosmic void, something it seems to be doing for thousands of years now. This is a tomb in-between the stars, which Olivia has to enter to extricate herself from this interstellar trap. Io, the navigation android of the Polaris-7, is probably her only friend now. Far away from home and surrounded by death and decay, she found the answer to one of the greatest questions of mankind. Are we alone? The answer is: yes, out here, we are more alone than ever.
Available in 2017
Imagine yourself going up to the attic, rummaging through the boxes of your beloved microcomputer and discovering an all-new adventure game you haven’t played back in the glory days. Wouldn’t that be mind-blowing? Hibernated aims to be exactly this game. It will be a classic text adventure, just like the ones you enjoyed playing so much. It is even developed with the same tools that were available in the golden era of home computing. One could say that authenticity is an important factor in the creation process. New releases for our admired 8-bit machines often aim to better or different than back in the days. The question is: why? Hibernated will be just like any other adventure from the 80s. It comes with a fascinating and deeply compelling story, challenging riddles that never turn into frustration and amazing locations that spur your imagination. And since many of us turned into collectors today, there will be special limited tape edition in addition, published via “The Future was 8-bit“. While you cannot play it yet, feel free to spread the word and grab the wallpaper to warm yourself up.