Design Docs: Calculations by Caroline A. Murphy

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In this near-future science fiction game, the player takes on the role of a pilot of an emergency dispatch shuttle bringing critical supplies to a Mars colony. The pilot encounters unexpected obstacles over the course of 45 critical minutes, and must make life-or-death decisions in this window of time.

Description

Game Overview

In this near-future science fiction game, the player takes on the role of a pilot of an emergency dispatch shuttle bringing critical supplies to a Mars colony. The pilot encounters unexpected obstacles over the course of 45 critical minutes, and must make life-or-death decisions in this window of time. This game is inspired by the short story “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin. 

Theme & Tone

Calculations asks the question “How do you bear the unbearable?”. The tone of the experience is similar to hard science fiction media dealing with live & death situations, like Battlestar Galactica or The Expanse. 

Content Warnings: life-or-death decisions, grief, loss

Licensing Terms

This script is available for commercial licensing for a 50% profit share, see attached creative agreement for production template for terms.

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