Game One of the iDGi-1 Trilogy.
Taking place entirely aboard a massive futuristic aircraft, CONSORTIUM is a first person science-fiction role-playing experience unlike any other. The story begins in our world - the "real world" - where we here at Interdimensional Games have developed a satellite (iDGi-1) capable of opening a digital rift through time and space...
Anyone with an internet connection can travel through this rift and awaken within an alternate dimension from our own - the "game world" - in the year 2042.
Content notice: No actual internet connection is required in order to play Consortium.
Minimum system requirements: Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.7GHz (Intel i3 2100T | AMD Phenom II x4 or higher recommended) Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 260 | AMD Radeon HD 4890 series (NVIDIA GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5830 series or higher recommended) DirectX: Version 9.0c Hard Drive space: 7 GB Patched to version 1.21.01
Posted on 2014-04-29 08:25:57 byjohkra:
(KS backer who played the humble version 1.1 twice so far and had no technical problems.)
I enjoyed the game a lot. It's a very text and dialogue heavy game. You will spend most of your time talking to other characters in order to learn about them and overcome the challenges presented by the events of the story. There's *a lot* of well-written additional information about theread more game world and characters in the information console for your reading pleasure.
I found the characters believable and well-designed. Frequently there are no everybody-is-happy answers in a dialogue and you are forced to take a position, which I liked a lot. The story is intriguing and I was waiting for the master edition to replay the game and uncover more about myself. Combat is not so great, but it is also not frequent and can be avoided.
The game is short (4-5h?), but re-playability is high thanks to different play-styles and many branches you miss during a play-through. (Try a "silent guy" play-through, convince the characters you're not from their world, be nice and save lives or try to kill everything, etc. ..)
If you like exploring, story and dialogues, you would probably enjoy this game as much as I did. If you are looking for an action game, there are probably better alternatives.
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Posted on 2014-05-02 10:07:05 byQapla:
Think of a particularly good episode of Star Trek TNG and you have pretty much what this game is. It has a very nice, innovative conversation system, excellent voice acting, a good plot... Buried under a heap of bugs. Crashes to desktop, broken scripting. It's a real shame more work hasn't gone into the QA of this game as the bugs are serious enough to prevent you from progressingread more the story. This is already a "Master Edition" and I'm finding it difficult to finish it as my progress is all the time stopped by constant bugs.
If it was more stable, it'd be a cult classic. Now it's an unfortunate victim of shoddy programming. The devs are active enough, but the game has been out for a long time already and has the stability of an in-house alpha so I must say I have little hope.
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Posted on 2014-04-29 17:40:15 bywwalke21:
Consortium is something entirely its own. A narrative heavy piece set in a alternate universe, you'll spend your time serving in a Consortium vessel acting as the ship's newest Bishop (Kind of a Weapons Officer/Security Chief). The catch is you're dropped into this world with no real knowledge of how to act and have to roleplay your way through conversations or raise suspicions.read more The game's missions play out a bit like an old episode of Star Trek with the ship facing various threats both external and internal with you and the crew attempting to deal with them. The world is wonderfully meta and takes itself pretty seriously but still is humorous.
Well done Voice Overs
Well written story
Combat is uninspired though largely avoidable
Length. This is only the first part of what they hope to be a series and is only a few hours long.
Overall I say it worth giving a shot if you want a brief but engrossing look into another world.
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