When the world gets too hot humanity finds sanctuary underground. After a long waiting list you finally score a spot in the local underground city of Camden, run by Mayor Rick Davidson. You and your mother move in and begin to acclimate to this wonderful new life. As time passes, however, things start to go wrong. Unravel what’s going on, and face some hard choices that will impact your relationships and fate.
Get a job, find romance, and meet the other residents of Camden- your new home.
Play as Ashlynn Phillips. Ashlynn is suspicious, but desperate to make this new life work. Her life on the surface was hard. She spent most of it fighting for everything and going without. Now she's safe. Her mother is safe. They have food, water, and shelter. Nothing will get in the way of that ever again, if she has anything to say about it.
Customize your name and appearance (different skin tones and hair colors).
4 career options with independent story lines.
4 potential love interests that you can befriend or romance.
3 potential friends and several people to interact with.
Branching paths from day one, making each play through unique. Every path promises different sides of the story, encouraging replay!
Spend time with any- and everyone, no matter who you romance, or which job you pick.
Micah Everett A perfectionist with an eloquent way of speaking, and a quiet voice. Insecure from a previous relationship which causes him to appear distant at first. Tries to throw himself into work as much as possible, and as the community’s lead doctor no one tries to stop him
Jude Myers You can usually find him at the bar with Sam, the closest thing to family he has left. Or in the greenhouse tending to the plants with loud grunge music from the 1990s shaking the walls. If you see him with any tech, you should probably assume it’s contraband and say nothing
Gloria Miller The sweet Community Affairs Supervisor who wants to keep everyone's spirits up in these dark times. Born in Camden she isn't fully aware of the harsh realities of the surface. Bored of living underground she wants to either shake things up or escape.
Eva Turner An overly friendly security officer full of charm, and a sad smile. She'll tackle criminals all day, and then sweep you into her arms and sing karaoke with you all night. Or she’ll challenge you to a race, then feel bad that she didn’t let you win.
Welcome to Camden!
An underground utopia with fresh food, filtered air, and the coldest water you’ll ever taste. Enjoy your spacious living quarters with enough room for the whole family! We have all the amenities you could ever dream of: a gym for your fitness, a library for your mind, and a bar for socializing. Our community center is a hub of activity. Stop by in the mornings for complimentary coffee and a friendly chat with your neighbors. All events and meetings are held there as well!
Our massive space is taken up mostly by an impressive collection of greenhouses that provide a wealth of resources for Camden. From clothing to medicine, if we can grow it then it’s here. Never worry about fatal power outages again. We use an advanced Geothermal energy system that is as safe as it is efficient. Our impressive security and medical departments keep us safe and healthy.
There are no words that properly describe how hyped I am for this game! Eva is a total babe (I think I may be in love with her), Jude is giving me some edgy alternative rock/plant mom vibes, Micah is grade A husband material, and Gloria is killing the game without a hair out of place. This not even mentioning the supporting cast, who I adore. I was in tears when I saw the bracelet on Vince's wrist cause I just know Tabby made it, (father of the year for sure)! In the end, the characters, setting, and general aesthetic of the game is having me counting down the days till the May release.
Thank you and your team so much for putting in all this work to give the public this amazing content!
Just finished the demo and it looks very promising! The setting is very interesting and it makes me want to know more about it! I can't wait to discover more about this world, and about all the characters' backstories! Also, as someone who suffers from anxiety, I could really relate with Ashlynn, but in a way that wasn't stressful for me, so that was great!
I found the system of stress and standing interesting too, and it is nice to have it recapped with the state of the relationships, it really makes it easier to see where we're going. I was expecting more things to do with the job we chose for Ashlynn, but I suppose this will come in time with the rest of the story. The cliffhanger at the end of the demo was really unexpected!
Funny thing is, when I first saw Eva, I was thinking she would be my last choice at romance because by her looks she really wasn't my type, but she won me over with her personality and is now my favorite!
I look forward the release of this game! Cheers :)
I finished the demo and it is a really well made game! I love it! The plot is very interesting and the ending definitely left me with wanting more. The art is stunning and the characters are lovely... I'm very curious as to how things will turn out. And Eva is a major cutie, I can't get enough of her flirting hehe.
I don't know if this is the right place to note this, but I found a couple typos. On Week 2 Day 2, if you're on the Security team, there's the line "I sat there for my tnire shift, bored out of my mind." I'm guessing that's supposed to be "entire" rather than "tnire".
In the medical team branch, the dialog mentions Iris handing you a "crisp white uniform", but the uniform the sprite is wearing is blue.
On Week 2 Day 4, there's the line "Iris was feverently trying to duck...", I think that's supposed to be "fervently".
Really enjoying the demo so far, looking forward to the full game!
this is an okay place to post it, I'll check to see if those have been fixed and if they haven't- fix them. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I and others comb through the script little errors always slip through lol
I mean, you're basically writing several different versions of a novel at once, there's always going to be something to tweak. I'm really looking forward to the full game, I loved Pinewood Island, and this looks even more exciting!
Finally gave this a try yesterday and I'm glad I did! I actually began playing it with the intent of playing Micah's route, but as soon as I began interacting with Eva during the security department's open house, she won me over haha. The events that take place with her and her personality are really sweet!
I'll be sure to keep an eye out for the game's full release!
I really like this demo. It has a lot of good features...
The music is very good and very chilling. Good artstyle, especially "finished" sprties and BGs.
Interesting plot and world, and places. A lot of choices, some of them are even meaningful :) . Opportunities to find interesting work, make some friends and find love but also interesting story-telling plot. I don't want to spoil plot but it's good
Many interesting and different characters. Cool and various love interests and friends
Interesting stress lever system. is it plausible to decrease stres level in demo?
So I have a technical clarification question: I can figure out the rest of the stats, but what exactly is "Standing"? Is that how much Camden likes/trusts/is willing to listen to Ashlynn or is it something else?