In the case of Terminus, the world ends with a bang, not a whimper. A cataclysmic level solar event means that everyone on Earth has packed up and moved on in hopes of finding a better place to call home. As the man in charge of this interstellar Noah’s Ark you’re first tasked with choosing the load out of your ship, do you get as many people out as you can, or do you emphasize quality of life by bring a ton of supplies? Then choose the planet to colonize in your effort to bring humanity back from the brink. It’s like Oregon Trail meets Alpha Centauri with some slightly depressing Sim City thrown in. Once on the planet of your choosing it’s not about riding dune buggies across interstellar dunes, it’s decisions like “Do try and repair the damaged living quarters, or leave everyone to die?” or “How hard should I come down on these rioters?” As the developers at Harbour Games put it on the Terminus Kickstarter page, it’s not a matter of if something will go wrong, but when and what.
If the team at Harbour can raise the $28,000 they’re looking for to fund the game we’ll get to find out just how bad things can go during the end of the world. You have until October 18th to try and help make it happen.