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The Humanity Hypothesis is Offered for Your Consideration on Greenlight

The Humanity Hypothesis is Offered for Your Consideration on Greenlight

The Humanity Hypothesis is Offered for Your Consideration on Greenlight

According to developers Dave Toulouse and Brian ‘Psychochild’ Green, humanity will not survive without intervention


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It’s the near future. The world is filled with violence and destruction. You awaken in a laboratory. A robotic voice states a hypothesis: Humanity will not survive without intervention.

You have been selected to help the voice understand the nature of violence and war, their affect on humanity, and discover whether the hypothesis can be disproved. 

The voice will learn, evaluate and judge. Your answers could dictate the fate of humankind.

The Humanity Hypothesis is non-linear and heavily narrative-driven. Players can assume many different roles and adopt a variety of viewpoints. What you say will influence the way the voice perceives the human race.

Brian Green, narrative designer: I’m very excited to work on The Humanity Hypothesis. I love the idea of letting the player truly pick and play a role in the game. A discussion of technology, how we deal with it, and how we need to address issues of violence makes for a compelling experience.

Dave Toulouse, programmer: We are approaching this theme in a way that hasn’t been addressed in any other game. I hope we’ll surprise players by challenging what they expect from a dialog-based game.

The Humanity Hypothesis, published by Machine 22, will be released for PC and Mac in early 2017. A Greenlight campaign is in progress and your vote would be greatly appreciated.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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