As technology has advanced over the years, video games have become significantly more impressive. Photorealistic graphics and virtual reality may even blur the line between fiction and reality. It’s not just games that have improved. If we look around our houses, we are sure to find plenty of useful devices that didn’t exist 100, or even 50, years ago. Of course, there are some technological advancements that are still out of reach. Take time travel, for example. People have often fantasized about what it would be like to visit the past or the future. Video games are a great way to explore this concept. Cosmonaut Studios’ new puzzle-adventure game, Eternal Threads, turns the player into a time-traveling hero, sent back to the past to save lives.
Cause and Effect Play an Important Role in the Game
In Eternal Threads, the player is Operator 43, an agent who rights past wrongs. In this particular case, six people lost their lives in a fire, and it’s the player’s job to protect those lives. According to today’s press release, that’s easier said than done.
“Prohibited from stopping the fire due to repercussions further down the timeline, you must instead search the events of the week before, looking for decisions made by the housemates. These decisions can be changed and you must find a set of choices that result in all six housemates surviving the fire.”
That’s where the “puzzle” part of this puzzle-adventure game comes in. Certain changes may be insignificant, while others may drastically change the course of events leading up to the fire. Because Eternal Threads relies on player choice, it stands to reason that the game features multiple endings.
“Each of the housemates can be saved from the fire in multiple ways, with some outcomes having major effects on their lives in the future. Will you just search for the quickest and easiest solutions, or can you find the best possible outcomes and futures for them all?”
If you want to play Eternal Threads, you don’t need to travel into the future to get it. It’s out now on Steam.