Indie publisher Fellow Traveler and developer Gareth Damian Martin (aka Jump Over The Age) announced Monday that Citizen SleeperTurn-based narrative role-playing game that follows the developer’s 2020 adventure game In other seas, will release May 5 on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch. Equal previously announced last month, the game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass.
Set in a dystopian sci-fi future, the turn-based narrative RPG puts the player in the role of a Sleeper; human consciousness is digitized in an artificial body free from their corporate owners. Waking up on Erlin’s Eye, a derelict space station at the edge of interplanetary capitalist society, you’ll have to build relationships between the game’s colorful cast of outcasts, hackers and mercenary to earn a living, repair his ailing body and uncover the secrets buried within the dilapidated ruins of the station.
Inspired by tabletop RPGs, Citizen Sleeper uses a turn-based system in which players assign “dice” to multiple choices throughout the game, whose outcome will roll out over several “cycles”. With each cycle more unpredictable than the last, you’ll have to think on your feet and make tough decisions to stay one step ahead of your former corporate leaders in your personal journey. you to survive and be free.
Contains music composed by Amos Roddy (Kingdom: Two Crowns, Strafe, In other seas) and character art by French cartoonist Guillaume Singelin, Citizen Sleeper seems like a leap from the glamorous minimalist design of 2020 In other seas.
[Disclosure: The writer wrote once for Heterotopias, a digital zine and website created by In Other Waters developer Gareth Damian Martin.]