Deliver Us the Moonby Aethyna Sep 30, 2019 | 1 Votes | 0 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Deliver Us the Moon is a narrative-driven adventure game that’s set in the distant future where humanity relied heavily on energy generated by Helium 3 from its lunar colonies and then transmitted to Earth to power the world and to help combat the death throes of a resource-depleted planet. However, in 2054, everything went dark. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Deliver Us the Moon is a narrative-driven adventure game that’s set in the distant future where humanity relied heavily on energy generated by Helium 3 from its lunar colonies and then transmitted to Earth to power the world and to help combat the death throes of a resource-depleted planet. However, in 2054, everything went dark and any burning hope humanity might have had for its future was rapidly extinguished.
Five years have gone by since that fateful day, and after long last, you are now mankind’s one last chance to not only find out what happened to the colonists, many of whom have family members back on Earth, and to also save the entire human race from its death spiral. Will you make it?
The year is 2030 when the Great Energy Crisis began. Resources on Earth have been completely depleted and in the time of despair, the World Space Agency (WSA) led mankind to look to the stars, or specifically to our very own Moon, to find a solution… and that solution comes in the form of Helium 3 and humanity’s greatest achievement to date, the Microwave Power Transmission or the MPT.
Basically, WSA will send lunar colonists to colonize the moon and mine for Helium 3, turn that resource into energy via reactors, and then transmit that pure energy to Earth via the MPT.
Everything was working fine until on one fateful day in 2054, the lights went out. The MPT stopped transmitted energy to Earth, communications with the lunar colonists were completely cut off, and apparently everyone on the Moon seemed to have just “disappeared”.
Without energy from the Moon, the people on Earth wasn’t able to assemble a rescue mission to the lunar base. The WSA was shut down, despair set in and the deteriorating conditions on Earth worsen. However, a small team of ex-WSA/lunar colonists didn’t give up that easily. They are determined to find out what happened to their colleagues and to restore the MPT and save the human race.
After years of effort, on the 5th anniversary of the MPT blackout, they have finally readied the Taurus V which will bring you to the Pearson Space Station right above the main lunar base, and have appointed an astronaut from among their ranks for the Fortuna mission – you!
The hope of humanity rests on your shoulders now. Let’s hope you’ll deliver us the moon!
For a story-driven adventure game - it’s more of a sci-fi thriller though if you want to get technical about it, Deliver Us the Moon has an incredibly-compelling story for you to experience and enjoy. Every piece of info you’ll find in this game adds up to the overall narrative and the game has lots of little twists that reveal bits of “behind the scenes” details such as the real (heart-wrenching) motivations behind many of these ex-WSA employees that drove them to start this project when everyone else has already given up. The pace is also perfect and the mystery the entire game is shrouded in is intriguing enough to make you want to continue playing… just so you can uncover the next bit of the storyline.
In many ways, Deliver Us the Moon plays out a bit like a point-and-click adventure game. You’ll be guided through the game through clearly-presented missions which you can access via the Mission Log. I’d also say that since the game’s pretty linear, so it’s really hard to get lost or have no idea what you need to do. Trust me on this because I’m the sort of person who will get lost just by turning a corner and if I don’t get lost that often in this game, then it’s safe to say that you wouldn’t either!
Now, although missions are usually very straightforward in this game, there are still times when you’ll be expected to think creatively and solve puzzles just to complete a certain mission.
The puzzles in this game are generally very easy and don’t hamper the story progression at all, for example, finding a code to a passcode-locked door or using a step trolley to reach a higher platform. However, there are still some puzzles that may require several runs before you can nail it, especially the time-based or reflex-oriented ones. Personally, for those puzzles, I have repeated the same puzzles 3 times at most so that’s not really too bad – definitely not “Dark Souls-level bad”.
As you play, you’ll acquire new tools that you can use to help remove some of the obstacles you may encounter or to solve a puzzle. You’ll start off with the basic torchlight, which is necessary since some scenes in the game can be really dark, but eventually, you’ll get a laser blowtorch that will become a very important tool that you’ll have to master, and also an ASE (a.k.a. pet robot) that you can take control of from time to time to open certain doors or access rooms that your bulky human body couldn’t enter.
Aside from missions and puzzles to help you push forward the narrative, the game has lots of other items – these are usually highlighted once you’re close enough - that you can scan to reveal some extra detail or info about the story, a character, or even the idea and technology behind the amazing MPT. There are also lots of memos and other forms of communications between characters in the story such as dialogues via the earpiece you have on, audio recordings, and even holographic recordings (feels a lot like “echoes” in The Division) of important events once you reach the lunar base.
However, for a sci-fi geek like me at least, the best part about Deliver Us the Moon, besides the amazing, accolades-worthy storytelling, is the really cool experiences that I get to enjoy. I’ve always dreamed of going into space in a rocket and driving a moon buggy across the dusty lunar surface… and guess what? I get to do both in this game! Everything feels incredibly real to me, mainly due to how immersive the game is, and my geekier side is simply geeking out hard when I was going through the launch sequence or doing donuts with my buggy in a lunar crater.
Deliver Us the Moon is a single-player experience but if you have a story-related theory that you’d love to share, the game does have a Steam discussion board for you to do so.
The graphics in this game look amazing enough for an indie game, but if you’re expecting some triple-A stuff, you might want to lower your expectations a little. The music, sound effects and most importantly, the voice acting here are pretty much flawless though! [Spoiler]That pain in Sarah’s voice when she said that she’s completely alone was incredibly heartbreaking.
Deliver Us the Moon is, without a doubt, an immersive game that will not only reel you in with its intriguing and compelling storyline, but also offer players cool experiences, like driving a lunar rover on the Moon and experiencing a rocket launch in first-person; experiences that, previously, they could only dream of! Definitely a worthwhile purchase for any fan of sci-fi-themed stories that they can experience first-hand!