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We’ll release the game to the public on Thursday, March 28th; you can buy it today at a discounted price. If you buy it here on our website, you’ll be able to play it on your preferred device when the game comes out.
Hunt a killer and save the solar system!
Conquer assassins and alien invaders in Superlative London! Defend Earth and negotiate interplanetary peace as you race to rescue Queen Victoria in this thrilling sequel to The Superlatives: Aetherfall.
The Superlatives: Shattered Worlds is a 218,000-word interactive novel by Alice Ripley. It’s entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
You are the Arbiter, a planet-hopping operative assigned to stabilize a peace summit between Mars, Venus, and Earth. But when Queen Victoria is targeted for assassination, you must find her killer, unmask the Mysterious Officer he serves, and stop an otherworldly invasion before it’s too late! Armed with powerful aetheric artifacts and your own wit and skill, you’ll fight alongside your allies to unravel the mystery of this new threat, defend your home planet, and face a final foe both strange and strangely familiar.
Your employers, the shadowy body known as the Divergent Conclave, are dedicated to maintaining peace between the planets. Impress the Conclave and its members might help you protect Earth—or recruit you to serve their personal agendas. Will you manipulate them to gain their support? If the peace summit falters, will you placate the parties, or choose a faction? How will you stop the impending invasion? And who will you romance?
What started as a job of politics and diplomacy could end in murderous chaos. Face aliens, automata, and whole new worlds on a quest to save the solar system!
- Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bi, or aromantic
- Import a Superlative character from The Superlatives: Aetherfall, or create a new Arbiter character from scratch
- Wield your very own invisibility cloak
- Uncover a double agent within the Queen’s Superlative Service
- Charm a menagerie of aliens, from multiform, jellyfish Jovians to miniature Mercurians to furry Saturnians
- Play as a battle-loving brawler or persuasive pacifist
- Romance a driven detective, stylish secret agent, or your violent Martian secretary
- Solve murders, negotiate with pirates, and uncover interplanetary conspiracies
- Cultivate your reputation among cats…or is it just one cat?
How the pre-order works
Today: Anyone can go to our The Superlatives: Shattered Worlds page, play the first part of the game for free on our website, and purchase the game at a discounted price.
But the rest of the game is not available to play today, even if you pay now. Everyone who pre-orders the game will get to play it when it becomes available to the public on March 28th.
iOS/Android: On March 28th, we’ll make The Superlatives: Shattered Worlds available in the Choice of Games Omnibus app on iOS, and as a free app on the Google Play and Amazon App stores. Anyone can play the first part of the game for free on iOS and Android (or on our website). Once you reach the end of the free trial, the app will ask you to either purchase the game or “restore” your purchase.
If you’ve pre-ordered the game on our website, you’ll be able to restore your purchase on iOS/Android at no additional charge, unlocking the rest of the game.
Windows/Mac/Linux: After purchasing the game, you can email email@example.com and we’ll send you a Steam key that will unlock the game on March 28th.