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The Alpha Device

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Thanks for your support! Thank you for supporting The Alpha Device! Before you dive in, there are some important notes that you need to be aware of... • A joypad is essential to play The Alpha Device, as the game doesn't support mouse/keyboard input (if there's enough demand, this can be added). The left stick controls movement, the right controls the viewpoint and the shoulder buttons control roll. Pause the game by pressing Start or the equivalent on your joypad. • The game uses advanced rendering to paint the procedural world. Those of you with lower spec graphics cards will notice the resolution automatically adjusts itself to maintain an acceptable framerate as you move around. Initially, you may notice slight stuttering as the game works out the best resolution for the experience. However, playing in Windowed Mode won't improve the framerate (it's not that kind of rendering!). • The Alpha Device is a retelling of the story from Caretaker Sacrifice. It was created to satisfy players who requested an experience that didn't require a VR setup to enjoy. About the GameBeyond space, beyond reason... beyond humanity. Venture into the unknown depths of the universe and discover a gripping tale of a dystopian future that calls your very existence into question. Narrated by David Hewlett, star of Stargate, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the Academy Award-winning The Shape Of Water. The Alpha Device is a narrative experience focusing on story rather than puzzles or combat. Here, the story is all. You can discover each part of the story at your own pace, but the game is designed to be completed in one sitting - there is no save function and your progress will not be stored if you decide to stop playing. Once you start the game, you're totally on your own. There's no main menu, no guidance, no tutorial. Just head towards the green light when you're ready to proceed...
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Release date
Feb 13, 2018
Developer
Xiotex Studios Ltd
Publisher
Xiotex Studios Ltd
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://xiotex-studios.com

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.12 or later
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: 10.12 or later
  • Processor: i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
  • Storage: 300 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidIA GeForce® GTX 770 or better.
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 1080ti or better
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
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The Alpha Device reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Nice experience - it wasn't hundred percent for me but I would definitely recommend the game. There are a few typos (a missing dot for example) but nothing that really is a problem. Sadly it isn't playable without a gamepad but fortunately I have one :D I'm a little bit surprised that this game is free because it's a nice little walking sim and definitely worth some bucks :D
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
FREE "The Alpha Device" is a short, free Short story in a Procedurally generated world. We float through a Room whose brightly lit Background is filled with a massive dark Structure that can be stylistically placed somewhere between a gash crap and the giant Ship from the Disney classic "The Black Hole." We float around the Room and encounter black, floating Monoliths that are somehow frapant reminiscent of Kubrick'S Classic "2001: A Space Odyssey." Near such a Monolith, the next Part of the Short story is automatically played, which usually consists of 2-3 Movements. Then we look for the next green Dot, indicating the Position of the next Monolith, float there and a few more English Sentences will play visually and acoustically. Nothing more is happening. Rum-floating, three Sets, floating around, three Sets ... Etc. The Story itself is relatively weak science fiction unitary. Of course, it's all about Surviving not only a Crew, but survival like the Whole Universe. Do not go Under it. The Constellations could raise interesting philosophical Questions, be Catalysts for Moral Issues and all too Human. But this fails because of the one-dimensional Stupidity and Unreflective nature of the Protagonist, who becomes hopelessly unsympathetic to you after just a few Sätzem. Atmospherically, the short Journey has been quite successful. Sound and Optics make something and The Speaker also does a good Job. However, the procedurally generated Structures quickly become boring, since the basic Equations seem to allow only limited creative Structures. In General, it quickly gets boring, but it can only be done about half an Hour. This is because you only ever do the same thing: Rumebeben and Listen. The all too flat story makes the Whole thing seem more like a Preparatory work on a Project. You can still Look in, because the first Moments are quite atmospherically impressive. And since it is free, and just because it is free, there is just such a Thumbs up. Rating: 7/10 Atmosphere 5/10 Story 6/10 Graphic 7/10 Sound 4/10 Game Mechanics-/10 Balancing 5/10 Game Pass Conclusion: Because free ... 6/10 Overall Rating
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