The Pulse: An interactive sci-fi narrative
Canadian developers StoryFix Media are gearing up to release their first text adventure game called The Pulse at the end of October. StoryFix Media Inc. was founded in 2018 by four family members with a passion for engaging stories told across multiple genres, mediums, and platforms. Their first releases include the YA survival novel, “New Horizons” and the choose-your-own-adventure mobile game, “The Pulse”.
A modern choose your own adventure narrative, The Pulse adds new layers of interactivity to the medium made popular by the books and games of the 80’s by shaping the outcome of the story based on gaining or losing a character’s trust, exploration, and an ability to make morally challenging decisions at a moment’s notice. As you uncover uncomfortable truths, your allegiances will be tested and friends may become foe.
“There’s more to The Pulse than making binary choices,” said Christopher Webster, co-founder and head writer of StoryFix Media. “How a player interacts with characters influence the evolution of their feelings and actions in profound ways, resulting in a rich, diverse experience for every player.”
In a dark town, not on any map, a woman awakes in a strange motel. With no memory of who she is, or why she’s there, she will rely on your judgment and quick-thinking to navigate untold dangers, learn the secret of her identity, and the truth behind a mysterious pulse that may just to be the cause of it all.
Or is it that simple? Along the way, trust will be tested and your ability to tell truths from lies could turn the whole story on its head.
The Pulse will be available on Google Play in late October.
Original Soundtrack: The Pulse features an original score by Auto/Reflex along with a Synthwave playlist that includes iconic electronic artists Makeup and Vanity Set, Ogre, Starforce, Crockett, Killstarr, and NewRetroWave recording artists Airglow, Starlight and others.
The Pulse was written by Christopher Webster and was produced by Gareth Higgins, Christopher Webster, Arthur Lee and Claire Tunney.
The Pulse is the second release from StoryFix Media. They published the YA survival novel, “New Horizons” in May.