Soul Axiom Rebooted
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, WiiU, Vive
Release Date: 27/02/2020
Developer: Wales Interactive
IN A NUTSHELL
From the indie games studio that brought you Master Reboot comes a first-person story-driven adventure puzzle game, set in the beautiful, haunting cyber-world of Elysia. Collect unique hand powers, discover multiple endings and choose your own destiny as you unravel the mystery of your digital afterlife.
Explore Soul Axiom’s rich environments and immersive story to unravel the mystery of your life and your digital afterlife. You will be taken on an intriguing voyage of discovery, through beautiful, haunting locations, facing challenges that will lead you into danger on your mission to unlock your identity, your story, your mystery. But beware: some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Take your first steps to paradise by uploading your soul to Elysia, named by critics as “the single most important development in the history of the human race” (Era Magazine, 2027). As the latest state of the art Digital Soul Provider, Elysia is a sprawling server where your memories and dreams become reality. Our patented SoulSync system allows you to choose the memories you want to enjoy for eternity; whether you are a living user or you simply wish to leave a lasting testament of your life that the whole family can relive at their leisure.
In Elysia, death has no dominion. In Elysia, life has no boundaries. Cast off your mortal shackles and discover the secret to immortality in your digital afterlife. Discover Elysia.
THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF THE GAME
When you begin the game you are free-falling through a storm. Lightning sporadically illuminates the sky, showing brief, vivid flashes of memories. Your memories. You struggle to take a breath as you plummet, out of control, into the eye of the storm, towards your certain death.
Squinting, eyelashes battling the rain, you catch a glimpse of a large object that you are hurtling towards. You brace yourself for impact, for death, confused and terrified and –
You are on the deck of a ship, rain pummelling the wooden boards around you. You look up to see four shadowy figures on the bridge, gazing into the distance, with an old man at the helm.
"It really is beautiful, nailing a Tron-like neon cyberspace feel … It’s atmospherically creepy without relying on dripping meathooks or lunging monsters" - Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"Keep an eye on Soul Axiom, as it’s shaping up to be an awe-inspiring and compelling journey with shades of TRON and Bioshock" - Hardcore Gamer
"Soul Axiom is an unsettling and compelling techno/cyber-thriller, with a killer visual style that matches its high-concept premise" - Destructoid
“It's an enjoyably slick addition to the so-called "walking simulator" genre, and I'm fascinated to see what it adds next, and where its increasingly strange story eventually ends up” - IGN
"Its atmospheric soundtrack and those impressively adaptive environments. The overall subtly creepy experience the team responsible for Master Reboot has already crafted and keeps on expanding, improving and polishing" - IndieGames.com
I really can’t stress enough how beautiful this game is for an indie title. The world gives a perfect sense of disrepair and isolation without falling into the “Silent Hill-ripoff gross rusted pipes” feel too many other games employ (indie or otherwise), and it strikes a perfect balance of digital sheen and organic disrepair" - Gizorama
"I would probably put it up there as one of, if not, the most pretty looking indie games I’ve ever played" - Attack of the Fanboy
WHAT IS A SOUL?
A soul is the name of an invisible part of you – something that everyone has – that defines you, is unique, and is a product of your experiences and memories. In some religions the soul lives on after you die, in heaven or hell, depending on whether you've been good or bad in your life.
IS ELYSIA HEAVEN?
No! Elysia isn't a form of heaven. We use the word "Soul" to refer to digital copies of human beings, which are created during the person's lifetime and formed from their memories, personal preferences and distinct personality traits. These Souls are stored in the Elysia Server and are activated when the person dies. People are comforted by the fact that a part of them will live on and support their loved ones after they are gone, regardless of whether they believe in a conventional religion or not.
SO THESE SOULS AREN'T REAL?
They are as real as you perceive them to be. As exact copies of their human counterparts, it is difficult to tell the difference between them – but technically, they are made up of strings of data created by our talented programmers and nothing more. Their worth, or how they compare to "true" human beings, is the subject of much debate.
Story Driven Adventure
• Exploration & Puzzle Solving
• 20 to 30 Hours of Gameplay
• Unique Visual Style
• Multiple Story Endings
• Collectible Hand Powers
• 40 Unique Locations
• 50 Original Music Tracks