New Space Game Puts You In Control Of Everyone, Like A God

Illustration for article titled New Space Game Puts You In Control Of Everyone, Like A God
Image: The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox is “a choice-driven sci-fi narrative strategy game,” that’s coming later this year on PC, where instead of taking control of a single space-faring faction, you’re more of a “gardener”, tending to loads of factions and trying to guide them from the stone age into the depths of space.


A bit like Suzerain, then, in that you’re essentially playing Choose Your Own Adventure, only here you’re reaching across the vastness of space, rather than quibbling over tax rates.

Looks neat!


Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs



A better name might have been The Great Filter since that’s the theory it’s expanding upon and what most of the choices seem to be related to.

But then I’m not a fan of the Fermi Paradox, even though it’s not his specifically.  The theory is equivalent to someone looking through a keyhole into their backyard and claiming that elephants don’t exist because they don’t see one.