The Sea Eternal

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About this game

In the enchanted underwater City of Glass, what will you sacrifice for immortality? Love, memories, freedom? Will you take freedom from others to win your heart's desire? Dive into a world of mermaids, mermen, and other merfolk, where every character has secrets, and nothing is what it seems!

"The Sea Eternal" is an epic interactive fantasy novel by Lynnea Glasser, author of "Creatures Such as We" and "Coloratura," winner of the 2013 Interactive Fiction Competition and numerous XYZZY awards. Your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--283,000 words, without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

The whales have granted the merfolk eternal life, and asked you for so little in return. Defense against the giant squid. Secrecy from humans. But when a rogue mermaid tries to destroy the gift of immortality, ancient secrets rise from the depths, and the delicate balance of society rests in your hands.

Will you fight to protect your immortality, or surrender it for a higher cause? Will you choose sides in the neverending war between the whales and the giant squid? Will your undying love save the City of Glass, or destroy it?

• Decide what being a hero means to you, with over 10 unique endings
• Choose your own mer-self, with multiple gender and orientation options available
• Play alongside similarly diverse characters
• Romance human visitors to the underwater city
• Earn the trust of nuanced characters
• Break their trust
• Pick up the pieces of your shattered relationships
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

389 reviews
A Google user
December 2, 2019
I feel might not have been so bad if it had just been one of the free ones but this one costs money. The game doesn't allow for real choices, you are pushed to side with the humans even if you don't like them, pushed towards very specific ideologies, really, plus the story isn't developed enough to be intriguing. Many characters just felt in the way and the true lore is never explored. Utterly disappointing.
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Adam Young
July 23, 2020
I actually purchased this book. This story was outstanding. It has two factions going against each other and you can choose which faction to support which gives this excellent replayability. The characters are easy to remember and the plot was very good. This is actually one of the better choice books out there and the topic of mermaids is rare. Multiple endings as well so this has great replayability. Highly recommend.
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June 30, 2021
I'll be brief and blunt. I only made it up to the point you met the other human (not the new human, the other one) and I was already bored. I didn't care about the characters we've met, not even the person you play as, to the point where I just... had to stop playing. Felt more like a chore then anything else. I can't recommend this. I'm sorry, I wish the author the best of luck with their writing.
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