The Alpha Device weaves an epic Arthur C. Clarke-esque sci-fi mystery as you piece together the narrative from large black monoliths that are scattered around a vast decaying megastructure in deep space.
In The Alpha Device you find yourself floating within a vast alien-looking megastructure that stretches out as far as the eye can see (or the fog will allow). You can float around freely, much like in a 6 degrees of freedom shooter, but there’s no combat in this game, instead there’s an epic sci-fi narrative that you unravel by finding 2001: A Space Odyssey-style monoliths that are scattered throughout the structure.
When you find a monolith you’ll discover part of the story, told from an astronauts perspective and narrated by the talented David Hewlett (Stargate, Planet of the Apes, Shape of the Water). To say too much about the story will ruin it, but needless to say it’s fantastic and tells a cleverly constructed sci-fi narrative that’s fondly reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke’s works.
It’s an incredible experience, with awe-inspiring visuals, a great audio score and a mature sci-fi narrative that throws up lots of philosophical and moral questions as you unravel a mystery at the end of the Universe. Very highly recommended.
Controls: Control Pad Only
Available On: Windows & Mac
Gameplay Video: Here