You are an engineering officer aboard the deep space vessel Intrepid, which is currently engaged on a series of resupply missions for those tenuous outposts humanity has so far been able to establish. Relaxing off duty, you find yourself hastily ordered as a last minute replacement for an injured crew member on a mission to resupply a science station on the planet Ophion which has been experiencing a series of unusual events…
I also don’t see why the characters in a game should be bland or “tropey”. They should be as real as possible with their own drives, fears and ambitions and not just to be there to react to the players actions. This makes your interactions with them far more immersive and engaging, leading to a much deeper and interesting gameplay experience.
Finally, I think if you’re going to play a game designed around the player making choices then those choices should absolutely count. The players actions in a choice based game should be able to change the entire direction of the story to the point where different players have entirely different experiences.
Heavy Five is a game that matches these beliefs.
With well written dialogue, an extensive plot and numerous branching paths, Heavy Five is a semi-Open World, role playing adult Adventure game. Your character is -your- character, not mine, even to the point where you can choose your characters gender and race. Choices which, in themselves, will already change the story you will experience. As the game progresses you will get further opportunities to tailor your character’s background, again leading to different opportunities and experiences as the chapters open up to you.
There is no set criteria for completing the game. By that I mean you do not have to have found X number of items or completed a set number of tasks. Whatever you choose to do, the game will continue. It has no dead ends. You will never get stuck. You will merely experience a different story. Want to try and be friendly to everyone? Or perhaps be a stiff backed martinet who follows the rule book? Perhaps you want to be the hero of this story?…..Or would you prefer to be the villain? You can be. Although there is an overall story arc, what happens in that arc, both to you and the other characters, is down to you and the decisions -you- make. The story will continue to unfold as you play regardless of your choices. Although -how- it unfolds will be influenced by those choices….
Thread Updated: 2023-09-01
Release Date: 2023-07-30
Developer: Nottravis Patreon – Deviantart – Buy me a coffee – Website – Itch.io – Twitter
Version: Chapter 2 R
OS: Windows, Mac, Linux
Note: To get to Chapter Two, play through the end credits of Chapter One.
3000+ renders in still images
30,000+ renders in over 200 animations (not looped animations either)
70,000+ words in the script
Chapter 3 Remastered:
2,048 still images; 79 animations made up of over 9,000 renders; Guns! Girls! Gadgets! Bewbs and even sex! (I know, right? In my game? But true!) Mysteries, new lore, new characters, one hell of a scene with Chris, Combat, a multitude of paths and branches and of course some truly terrible jokes.
Chapter 2 Remastered:
It’s now, following some tweaks, over 1,400 renders, twenty animations, 10,000 lines of code and I’ve lost track of the word count. Easily over 40,000. Playing time is coming out on average at around three hours for a single play through which, given there are no repeating loops or grind is not too shabby at all.
I should add that there are over 40 paths available to you in this release and so completionists may find themselves with a bit of a challenge… Paths will vary depending on gender, race, choices, discoveries etc etc and most of the playtesters have not yet found all the content. Some of which is hidden outside the game files.
Chapter 1 Remastered:
Four times the render size of the original (and at a smaller download size!) and now includes more paths, more game play, animations and….
… the ability to choose your characters gender and skin colour, which my testers advise me makes for a very different game experience.
Version 1.1 of Chaper 3 released on 2019-07-14
More station content and introduced fighting mechanics.
Version 1 of Chapter two released in full 2019-02-19
Version 1 of Chapter one released in full 2019-01-01
Bugfix and minor graphical updates to Chapter one 2019-17-01
Win/Linux: GOFILE – MEGA – MIXDROP – UPLOADHAVEN
Mac: GOFILE – MEGA – MIXDROP – UPLOADHAVEN
Ch. 4 Remastered
Amanwholive thanks for the link
*This unofficial port/version is not released by developer, download at your own risk.