A downloadable game for Windows

Controls:

- Mouse Left Click: Send command to crew member.

Features:

  • Be the helpless captain of a slowly dying vessel and crew.
  • Stuck on the sidelines, at best you can be a guiding force for the last crew member who has to try and keep everything alive.
  • Potentially be completely ignored by your crew member depending on your reputation.
  • Watch as your crew member slowly loses themselves to fear.

Description:

You poor, poor, space-faring soul.

There really isn't much you can do, is there? Trapped inside a holo-closet that you will unfortunately never come out of, you are were the captain of this vessel. Now? Well, now it's turning into a floating junk pile.

Something has gone terribly wrong in this place. Goodness knows what. All you know is what little you can see inside of your closet. More specifically, what you can read on your puny little monitor. It used to belong to one of the janitors here. You have no idea what happened to them, but they're not coming back. You're sure of it.

As lonely as this all sounds, you do have one remaining solace. The last crew member you can contact. They are doing everything they can to keep the vessel running. A noble, if fruitless, task. But they can probably do with some guidance, right? After all, you used to lead here. Or... if only you could remember how you got trapped here in the first place. Maybe they don't want your guidance after all.

At least they know you're here. That's more than you were expecting.

This vessel is going down. It's inevitable. But maybe, just maybe, you can try to keep everything going for long enough to get help. Or, well, not really you. You don't have a choice.

Updated 7 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
AuthorJordan Han
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withFL Studio, Aseprite, GameMaker: Studio
TagsHorror, Narrative, Sci-fi, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilityOne button

Install instructions

Download the zip, and run the executable.

Download

Download
Connection Lost - Post-Jam Update 9 MB
Download
Connection Lost 6 MB

Development log

Comments

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I liked the concept! The UI was nice and clean too, bonus points for the Captain being named Joe ;D

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A great idea and well implemented.
Only additions would be a bit of time after the game fails to show what was the failure point and a quicker way to start again than closing and reopening the game.

Thank you very much for giving the game a shot! Those two things are planned for the post-jam update, I appreciate the feedback! :D

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I like the atmosphere and the short bit I've played but the screen goes black and I can't do anything after a few moments.

Thank you for giving it a shot, and I'm glad that you like it! I'm sorry about how quickly the game can end, that's a balance issue on my part. Sometimes the roll of the dice puts you in an impossible-to-last-beyond-established-connection situation.