The Fermi Paradox is a sci-fi game based on the paradox of the same name. If there are so many stars and there is a chance of life out there… why haven’t we seen any evidence yet? The game will have you helping 10 different civilisations rise up out of the primordial ooze to contact with other races out there.
The Fermi Paradox doesn’t bog you down with worrying about the smaller details of your civilisation. Instead you are faced with big choices that steer your people in a specific direction, then watch as growth and development occur. Get ready for some tough choices as you decide on various aspects of the civilisation under your care. How do they view religion? Sexuality? The weaker member of society? Other civilisations?
To make this all work, it is going to take some stellar writing to keep you invested in the choices you make and their consequences. That seems to be something that the developers are keeping in mind, and there is a pretty stellar writing cast for the game. Jana Sloan van Geest, who worked on Horizon Zero Dawn – The Frozen Wilds and Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Jedidjah Julia Noomen, who has previously worked on Alt-Frequencies and the Fabulous series are now joined by Cara Ellison and Brian Mitsoda, who were formerly the senior narrative designer and lead writer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.
The Fermi Paradox will launch on Steam Early Access on July 1 and every time I see something about it, I feel my interest levels rise.