Stories of Liane is a dark narrative-driven Sci-Fi horror adventure that aims to tell a collection of stories from multiple characters’ perspectives, in a dystopian universe where Earth is no longer inhabitable.
The full version of Stories of Liane will tell multiple stories from different characters’ viewpoints but the current build focuses on one. You take on the role of a private investigator who has been sent to investigate the crash of a huge corporate spaceship on an uncharted planet. After a little exploration it soon becomes apparent that the crash may not have been an accident and something sinister is afoot.
There are a few minor puzzles to solve (essentially figuring out passwords and access codes), but in general, Stories of Liane is more of a walking simulator type of experience. You explore the spacecraft and learn the narrative of what went on there via environmental storytelling, aidiologs and files accessed on computers.
Taking around 20 minutes to play through, the current build of Stories of Liane does end just as things start to get interesting, but it’s a captivating experience nonetheless. The environment is beautifully designed, with lots of great little details and it’s quite a sight to behold the first time you see the wreck of the enormous spaceship lying on the planet. It could perhaps do with a little less email reading and a little more exposition via audio logs, but it’s off to a great start and it’s dark Sci-Fi future is very interesting. An intriguing space odyssey well worth embarking on.