Light Years Apart

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96 reviews
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About this game

Can you and your sister outfox a galaxy-spanning AI to save your home planet? A rollicking adventure with space pirates, spies, and snarky computers.

"Light Years Apart" is a 230,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Anaea Lay, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You trained at the Kempari College, an academy for super spies, fighting against the Aydan-machine interplanetary AI. Aydan-machine and its affiliated megacorp, the ICA, have monopolized control over FTL weft-drives.

You resigned from the College when your teachers ordered you to commit murder. Since then, you've wandered the galaxy for a decade, so long that your shipboard computer has become your surrogate parent.

But now, the ICA has blockaded Kempus, and you're in a unique position to prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths. Will you ally with the enemy, or return to the rebels who once betrayed you?

What's more, your hacker sister has brought your old flame back into your orbit, and the love you left behind is now mission-critical. As a former spy, you have flexible morals, but there are certain lines you won't cross. The blockade is real, and it's killing kids.

When your planet needs you, will you step up or storm off?

• Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, poly or asexual.
• Unleash artful and infinite swearing.
• Swap stories and strategies with your secret agent peers.
• Drink yourself silly on extraterrestrial moonshine!
• Team up with space pirates!
• Watch a planet breed with its moon.
• Smuggle two weird teenagers past an interplanetary blockade.
Updated on
Sep 10, 2023

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

95 reviews
George Zou
August 3, 2020
This CoG was at best, somewhat interesting, and at worst, confusing and tedious. The premise had a lot of potential but the execution of the story leaves much to be desired. The ending was completely underwhelming, no build up, no pay off, no climax, it just... happens, written in the same tone as the beginning and middle of the story. Romantic options are sparse and almost non-existent as well. All in all, it's a very 'meh' CoG, entertaining just enough to finish the story but not much else.
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Ihaia Tichborne
June 25, 2020
Played for about an hour, then got bored and stopped. Didn't finish it. For me the narrative fell off a cliff once it got to the third planet. Things got needlessly confusing, the protagonist's actions seem to have little impact, and the characters introduced were less interesting. I doubt I'll go back and finish it.
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Adam Young
October 28, 2020
I actually purchased this book. The story and plot are very good. The characters are unique and the dialogue is humorous and entertaining. The world building in game was awesome, specifically the artificial intelligence everywhere in game and the personalities that goes with the AI. The tattoos your main character has that come out when drinking was a bit confusing. Sometimes it was unclear which stat related to which choice you were making. This was a good read and I enjoyed it.
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