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
Mar 27, 2022

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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
You can request that data be deleted
419 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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A Google user
December 26, 2019
Maybe the book isn't my cup of tea, but I found that it can get a bit dull. The book has enough, even minimally, to keep going but not enough to fully engulf the reader and keep them invested and entertained. Note, I haven't read the rest of the book since anything after the first five chapters makes you pay. I don't think it's worth paying. And from other reviews, it just says the same.
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Moriah Coleman
February 20, 2021
The writing is evocative, even lovely in places, but that doesn't save The Sea Eternal from being mind numbingly dull. For a Choice Of game, it was bewilderingly devoid of agency while also being predictable and dense. I'll admit that I often felt very preached at during this experience. Diversity is what sold this game to me in the first place, and I was disappointed by how hamfisted and clumsy some of these very important issues were handled.
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