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ViewScream, 2nd Edition

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The glistening thing that devoured the Captain is now squatting just outside the light, grinning and whispering. Or perhaps you're just hallucinating. That's what the other crew members did before they murdered each other. Engineering says that there are cascading decompressions all along those hull fractures; we need to vent those chambers now, or we're all dead. You're not so sure that's a bad thing...

ViewScream is a live-action game designed for play with video-chat software like Skype or Google Hangouts. 

NOTE: Because the game is formatted as a zip file, the preview feature doesn't work. The zip file contains a 56-page PDF rulebook, 15 adventures in PDF form, 82 PNG overlays (translucent images to alter your appearance when playing via Google Hangouts), and two MP3 files (used with scenarios that have a time limit).

Three to five players assume the roles of desperate people trapped in a world of high-tech horror: crew members going insane aboard a damaged starship; scientists in research labs, hunted by their own creations; or futuristic data-thieves on the run from soulless security drones.

The characters are separated by quantum anomalies, hostile xenomorphs, or tentacled horrors beyond human comprehension -- and they need to work as a team in order to survive. Since they can't reach one another in person, these characters must communicate by using viewscreens throughout the ship (just as the players communicate via video-chat software). The situation is complicated by strained allegiances, old hatreds, and dreadful secrets that emerge during gameplay.

Players never refer to their characters in the third person; they remain in character the whole time. A typical game session lasts 60-90 minutes.

Will you betray your shipmates? Will you work with them, even though some of them may be guilty of horrific crimes? What happened to the rest of the crew? How many minutes do you have before it happens to you, too? Can you escape, or will someone find your mangled corpse floating in the void?

 
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July 05, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on July 05, 2016.