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