A downloadable game for Windows
A giant cathedral of flesh has appeared in the middle of the ocean on a dying world. A small group of scientists are secretly investigating it when a mysterious woman appears, facing an impossible task.
Stars Die is a nonlinear real time scifi mystery game with branching dialogues.
- Completely nonlinear story. Have long debates with people or ignore them the entire game.
- Five parallel, but interconnected story lines, each with its own completely separate ending.
- The player isn't at the center of the narrative. Each character has their own agenda and they will try to act accordingly in real time, with or without you.
- You can take your time to explore the environments freely, but you might miss events and conversations if you take too long.
- The choices aren't about moral dilemmas, but ideological ones. It's all about your personal perspective on the events and what you believe in.
- Dark industrial soundtrack by composer Connor ORT Linning.
ADDED IN 1.2 UPDATE
- Steam Key included
- Expanded story and improved dialogues.
- Added optional "Chill Mode": Play without any time limitation
- Added new Secret Ending
- Added more graphic options like toggling Screen Pixelation effect or FOV Slider
- Improved Save System
- Option for increasing text size
- Tons of bug fixes and polish
-If you can't afford (or don't want) to pay 5 bucks for a short indie game, but still would like to play it here's a Google Drive download link. If you like the game, please buy it!
-For any bugs, feedback or anything at all, you can use the comments below, or contact me with an email at email@example.com or on my twitter @YorkeEGJ
|Release date||Jan 28, 2020|
|Made with||Blender, Unity, Audacity, ZBrush|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Experimental, Exploration, Low-poly, Meaningful Choices, Multiple Endings, Retro, Sci-fi, Story Rich, Walking simulator|
|Code license||MIT License|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution v4.0 International|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
- Stars Die 1.2.1 UpdateDec 11, 2020
- Stars Die 1.2 and Steam release OUT NOWDec 04, 2020
- Stars Die 1.2 and Steam releaseOct 29, 2020
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the game crashes for me after the opening cutscene (?), in case that's happening to anyone else as well.
That's odd, the only crash I've ever heard about was one on startup due to another program (citrix) messing with unity games. That I can remember it has been tested on W7, 10 and Proton (Steam Deck). If you're using a different OS or a 32bit one it could be the issue. Beyond that, driver incompatibilities are unlikely to be the problem but who knows. I'm sorry but I'm not sure if there's much I can do about it.
I just want to let you know I bought this on steam and very much enjoyed it. I can see a lot of parallels between how the characters react to the events in this game and real-life events. I think this game captures the mood and the uncertainty of contemporary life very eloquently.
yo this looks sick
The trailer and reviews seem amazing.. I wish I could try the game, but I wanted to ask first if the game is a x64 or x86? and if so, would it be possible to maybe port this game for x86 (32-bit) win as well? I'll still love to support your works regardless :)
Hi, I don't think I ever tested the game on x86 and I'm no longer working on this game so unfortunately I'm currently unable to make this happen. You can still download it for free on the store page below through the Google Drive link there however in case you want to try it.
Understandable, no worries, thanks for reaching out! :)
Everyone vanished because I spent too long lost in the beauty of the world.
This was an incredible experience. The environment is absolutely breathtaking, I can't remember the last time a game's environment consistently made me go 'wow' every time I turned a corner. The ambience only added to the atmosphere, and the music came up so infrequently that it grabbed my attention every time it appeared. There was so much mystery to the story and each of the characters were really distinct, I will definitely be replaying to get all of the endings and explore each of the stories in full. Everyone ended up leaving because I spent so long exploring, so I'm very eager to actually following their stories through to the end.
Absolutely amazing, this is definitely one of those games that will stay with me for a long time.
Fantastic little piece of interactive art disguised as walking simulator. The world has come together to fight a giant evil destroying the world and you are experiencing those very decisive moments. Its not deep or challenging, but its immensely evocative with its multiple endings you can explore, depending on what you do/who you talk to, it has a fantastic lofi art style that basically felt like walking into an adventure game from the 90s, which fit the mood perfectly and the game has enough sub systems to keep you second guessing yourself, while things progress in a way that I dont want to spoil here. Marvellous little atmospheric game. 4/5Impressions website: https://indietiative.tumblr.com/
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Hey! I played this on steam, got almost all of the endings, and I keep wanting to play it again. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate that you put it out there. Thanks!
Thank you for playing!
Insanely good game. The atmosphere and the mysterious story is incredibly well done and haunting.
I may need a little help to find the last ending though (the 5th I think), already found 4 of them.
I greatly recommend! Nice work!
If you need some hint for the fifth ending maybe this tweet can point you in the right direction:
Disquieting little story with creepy, unsettlingly pretty bio-landscapes. I have lots of questions as the game throws you straight into a world that hints at many already established narratives (which the characters know about and you have to guess) and it's all the stronger for it. Recommended!
Glad you liked it, thank you!
A really strange game with eerie visuals, kudos to you man what a odd sci-fi story. I've only done one quick playthrough and everything from the visuals, music, and dialogue leave me with so many thought provoking questions. I mean the writing and pacing is just SO good. I'll be looking forward to whatever you're doing next.
Thank you! :D
If everyone's gone, what do I do?
Sorry, you have to return to your boat and leave in order to reset your save.
EDIT: Also use your radio and try to ask for their location if you haven't already, just to make sure they really have gone and aren't just somewhere you haven't seen.
Is this game still receiving updates? I have a few problems to report:
Thanks for your feedback! To skip any cutscene you can press K. Remember you have the full list of controls in the options/pause menu.
Oops, I see it now; should've read through the whole list!
Very cool game, each of the 4 main endings left me feeling haunted in entirely different and interesting ways, and the 5th ending was very satisfying to figure out. Each character's writing was also delightful!
Wow you completed all the endings!? Someone liking this game enough to do it means so much to me, thank you very much!
A very engrossing little game. I adored the strange atmospheric environments and it left me thinking on if the choice I made was correct in the end.
Almost gave me a David Lynch vibe, definitely would recommend - a hidden gem!
( Try to get this on Steam if you can! It might give you more word of mouth )
Thank you for playing! I do have plans to release it on Steam at some point once I sell enough copies to pay for the additional development costs. Hopefully soon!
I absolutely adored this! Thank you so much for making this!
Thanks! Really glad you liked it :)