Presidential Power Comes with Consequences in the Political Drama,Suzerain

Presidential Power Comes with Consequences in the Political Drama, Suzerain

Lead your nation as you navigate the political machinations driven by conversations. Beware or embrace corruption; shirk or uphold ideals. How will you lead?

Melbourne, Australia – Apr. 23rd, 2020 — Publisher, Fellow Traveller, and indie developer, Torpor Games, invite you to navigate a tale of political intrigue in Suzerain, coming to Windows PC and Mac OSX later this Summer.

 

Suzerain will be one of the headline titles from Fellow Traveller during LudoNarraCon 2020 running from April 24 – 27 on Steam. You can still sign up to take part in this digital festival celebrating over 40 narrative-based games along with demos and panels with game developers.

 

Watch the all-new Suzerain Announce Trailer

 

Someone once said “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. As President Rayne, lead Sordland into ruin or repair in this text-based role-playing game. Navigate a political drama driven by conversations with your cabinet members and other significant figures. Beware or embrace corruption; shirk or uphold ideals.

 

Suzerain is a deeply intricate political drama tackling difficult choices on issues such as immigration, healthcare, law enforcement, and more. Can you pull the country out of its recession? Will you meet the demands of your people for reform? You can’t please everyone, and every choice will have its consequences. How will you lead?

 

Suzerain comes to Windows PC and Mac OSX in Summer 2020

Wishlist on Steam – https://store.steampowered.com/app/1207650/Suzerain/

About Suzerain

Suzerain is a deeply intricate political drama tackling difficult choices on issues such as immigration, healthcare, law enforcement, and more. Can you pull the country out of its recession? Will you meet the demands of your people for reform? You can’t please everyone, and every choice will have its consequences. How will you lead?

KEY FEATURES

  • Immerse yourself into a deeply intricate text-based political drama – Navigate weighty conversations in this 200K-word story with branching paths.
  • Lead the fictional country of Sordland in the 1950s – Can you keep Sordland out of war with the encroaching nation of Rumburg? Can you launch and complete a new mega infrastructure project? Can you fix the welfare system? The responsibility falls on your shoulders.
  • The story is new, but the issues are familiar – Tackle difficult choices on immigration, healthcare, law enforcement, and more in this alternate world set in the 1950s. Even outside the office, your beliefs will be challenged among your friends, and your family. Will you support the Equal Rights movement? Encourage government control of the media? Maintain traditional values or embrace reform?
  • Do you trust your Cabinet? – Work closely with your Cabinet members to forge strong policies and practices for your government. But remember: everyone has their own ideals, and agenda. Pick your allies carefully, and your enemies even more carefully.
  • You cannot do everything. Every choice has consequences – Your Cabinet will advise you on all matters, but you cannot please everyone — sometimes you can’t even please yourself. You will have to make sacrifices, be they moral, political or personal.
  • Which is more important, your country or your family? – It’s challenging to be a good father and a good president at the same time. Can you do both? If not, which one will you choose?
  • There are multiple endings. What will be your legacy? – You must find your own way through the complicated political landscape of your presidency. Where the country ends up at the end of four years is determined by your decisions.

About Fellow Traveller

Fellow Traveller is an indie games label exploring the possibility space of what games can be. Passionate about the vast and untapped potential of games as a story-telling medium, its mission is to seek out pioneering game developers working on unusual games with narrative at their core, help these developers bring their creations to the world and to connect them with players looking for something different.

 

Formerly known as Surprise Attack Games, the label was founded in 2011 and rebranded as Fellow Traveller in 2018. You may know them for the hacking game using real Unix commands (Hacknet), the surveillance thriller series that puts you in the shoes of Big Brother (Orwell), or the quiet rumination on life and loss (The Stillness of the Wind).

 

Fellow Traveller’s sister company, The Treasure Hunters Fanclub, brings together a group of experienced members of the games industry (the fans), scouting for interesting projects from independent developers (the treasure hunters) and puts together a deal that includes indie-friendly funding from its members and a publishing deal with Fellow Traveller. Money, marketing and mentorship in support of independent creative vision.

About Torpor Games

Torpor Games UG is an indie video game company based in Berlin that focuses on creating thought-provoking entertainment.

Combining a wide variety of disciplines and experience, the team of five are working on their first project, Suzerain. A political drama set in the 1950s, the game allows players to explore what they would do if they had to lead a country in political turmoil? Suzerain demonstrates Torpor’s goal of questioning our reality through the medium of video games.

Fellow Traveller

https://fellowtraveller.games/

Suzerain

Steam page

Torpor Games

https://www.torporgames.com/