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The Alters

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: 11 bit studios
Developer: 11 bit studios
Release Date: 2024

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'The Alters' Is A New Adventure Game From The Developers Of 'This War of Mine' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2022 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT

In The Alters, players will learn that humans are indeed a sum of their choices in the most tangible way.

To survive on a lonely planet, Jan creates alternate versions of himself - the alters. Each alter’s personality is shaped by Jan’s various life paths. The Alters begs a simple question surrounding life-changing moments and the decisions people make: What if…?

Have you ever considered how your life could have been altered if you had made different decisions? How might your personality or way of thinking be adjusted if you’d chosen a particular education or one professional path over another? The Alters is a game focused on those tiny, binary decisions that often happen in nanoseconds but have the potential to influence an entire lifespan.

In The Alters, players will learn that humans are indeed a sum of their choices in the most tangible way. This is the story of Jan Dolski, a simple worker facing circumstances that lead him to a life-changing crossroads. Crash landing on a distant planet, stranded and alone, Jan finds himself in a daunting life and death situation. His only hope for survival is to bring helping hands on board. Not yet understanding the weight of his choice, Jan must create alternate versions of himself if he is to forge ahead.

“These are not clones. They are the alters. Alternative versions of the same person”, clarifies Tomasz Kisilewicz, Game Director of The Alters. “Each alter has a different skill set necessary to achieve success, but players have to take care of every one of them. And each one of them has a unique personality resulting from their unique life path. How those life paths go and how those relationships are built - it's entirely up to you as a player”. 

Just like a classic piece of science fiction, The Alters allows players to investigate a compelling—and at times relatable—topic through the lens of its uniquely futuristic setting. Including the concept phase, the game, made by one of the three in-house development teams at 11 bit studios mostly assembled from the creators of This War of Mine, has been in development for almost three years and it’s powered by Unreal Engine.

The Alters is coming to PC (Steam).

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