- After eight years in development, Solace State has arrived on Xbox!
- Experience evocative writing that captures a diverse cast of characters living in a city on the edge of revolution.
- Make choices as you “social hack” your way through to 38 different endings.
Solace State is a 3D cyberpunk story-driven game about Chloe, a young hacker who empowers her friends and her city during a militarized biotech conspiracy. Your social engineering and relationship prowess amid escalating political tensions will lead to one of multiple endings, as you decide how Chloe will utilize her power of “social hacking”.
Over the course of the game, you will see a city on the precipice of revolution. Your choices shape the story as you dive deep into the personal relationships, storied communities, and political forces that make up the diverse landscape that is the fictional future city of Abraxa.
We want players to feel a connection with Chloe, to feel empowered in a state where corporate-sponsored militia threaten the freedoms of many. This is a story about finding hope in the people around you (maybe even love!), and influencing change in a corrupt society. In the eight years that the game took shape, the development team worked from the original idea that initially took root and inspired the game: wanting to examine some of our deepest hopes and fears for society, and the love of the human spirit.
By using the cyberpunk genre, we go back to the roots of “punk” to highlight queer, intersectional activism at the fringes that give hope to overcome seemingly insurmountable oppression and violence. The characters are inspired by real women, highlighting stories of powerful marginalized people challenging the status quo.
The story of Solace State is a web of relationships, political intrigue, and a cast of over 31 characters caught in the middle of it all. We want players to ask themselves; what is activism and responsible, moral truth? What does it mean to share your truth responsibly? Does a revolution need to be built on violence, or can hope win the day?
The player will find themselves fully immersed in the world not only through the choices they make and the people they meet, but also by cityscapes that look like impressionist paintings come to life and a moody electronic soundtrack that feels like it fits perfectly in the shadows of a cyberpunk city.
Revolutionaries can come join Chloe’s fight today, when Solace State launches on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
A DRAMA OF FRIENDSHIP, CIVIC DUTY,
AND THE BIOTECH REVOLUTION
Play as Chloe, a gifted hacker who is searching for her missing friend Rebecka while a biotech crackdown embroils the city of Abraxa. As the political climate heats up and the corporate-sponsored militia threaten lives in unusually cruel ways, Chloe is faced with leveraging her relationships and friendships to help her navigate unrest, protect the communities she cares about, and heal herself in the process.
NAVIGATE AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIP,
ROMANCE, AND HOPE
Friendship can be formed through all sorts of circumstances, whether it be through tragedy or making impactful change. Get to know this colorful, queer, and fashionable group of characters as you navigate complex societal issues and political intrigue together.
In the midst of escalating tensions, will romance bloom, or will you choose to keep the one you have gotten close to as a friend and confidant? Do you find yourself with the wholesome local boy Torrent, the experienced activist Sueli, or the old flame Alden?
AND INFLUENCE CHANGE
Utilize the power of “social hacking” to understand the social and structural dynamics affecting violent biotech divisions at large and locally. Your choices in how you dive deep into personal relationships, build rapport with storied communities, and exert your moral influence on arbitrary militarization will bring about more or less human rights in the world.
What is activism and responsible, moral truth? Whatever you choose, Choe’s personal challenges intersect with her activism. Her hacking abilities allow her to take on another person’s identification and find encrypted data at the top of someone’s thoughts. With such abilities, what does it mean to exist freely? What does it mean to share your truth responsibly?
In a world where more and more folks are having their plans for their future squeezed out, will Chloe’s actions incite violent backlash… or bloom into hope?