The Apocalypse (also known as The Apocalypse of Eden) is now released!
Mixing terrifying enemy avoidance with adventure game like puzzle solving, The Apocalypse takes place within the Dissolution/Lunar Descent universe (though its story is completely standalone). It is set aboard a seemingly abandoned starship, the XSS Ecclesiastes. For reasons to be established by the player, who has been sent to investigate, the ship’s crew stopped responding to Company communiques after encountering a mysterious celestial object.
(Please note: The Apocalypse currently only works for Windows users. I have some hope for getting a Linux version built, but I can’t guarantee when this might be. The mod is also only available in English, but subtitles are provided for all in-game dialogue.)
To get a taste for the kind of gameplay you can expect, check out our gameplay trailer:
The Apocalypse started development in March 2020, largely because I needed a distraction from the uncertainty and chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic. Two years later, and I am happy to be releasing the mod. It draws heavy inspiration from the likes of System Shock 2, and the Penumbra and Amnesia series of games. My aim was to make a self-contained cosmic horror game featuring an interesting story and engaging adventure-style gameplay.
I hope to post a more in-depth post on the development history of The Apocalypse one day, but for now I shall round off this post with a selection of sceenshots:
I would love to hear feedback from players, whether positive or negative. This has been a labour of love for the last two years, and I am eager to see how it resonates with people.