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Last updated:  November 05, 2019


General Questions

Q:  What exactly is Storycentric Worlds?

A:  Storycentric Worlds is an ongoing series of narrative gamebooks and adventure games that takes place in the same fictitious universe.

Q:  Who develops of Storycentric Worlds?

A:  Storycentric Worlds is developed by Unimatrix Productions, a solo independent game developer.

Q:  What should I do if my question isn’t listed here?

A:  Contact us!


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Game Questions

Q:  What types of games do you make?

A:  We make both adventure games and gamebooks in a variety of genres.  Everything from science fiction to comedy to drama to fantasy to mystery to romance–and everything else in-between–will be covered.  Some games feature exploration, whereas others focus more on puzzle solving.  Certain games may contain a large cast of characters, whereas others are solitary.  Our only requirement is that our games all feature quality storytelling.  Beyond that, the sky’s the limit!

Q:  How often are new games released?

A:  The development period of each game differs depending on its content; but, in general, we try to release at least one game per year.

Q:  Where can I purchase your games?

A:  Our games are currently available on itch.io, and Steam.  Mobile versions were previously available, but they were removed from the iOS and Android stores due to lack of compatibility with the latest operating systems.  This will be addressed in the future, and we hope to make my text adventures available on mobile devices again in the future.

Q:  On what platform(s) can I play your games?

A:  Our adventure games are currently only available on the PC.  Our gamebooks are currently compatible with the following platforms:  PC, iOS, and Android.

Q:  Do you plan to make your adventure games available on iOS and Android?

A:  Not at this time, due to software and hardware limitations.  This may change in the future, however.

Q:  Do you plan to make more gamebooks?

A:  YES!  We have not given up on making gamebooks.  Expect to see more about this in 2020.

Q:  If I buy a game on one platform, will I own it on any others?

A:  Unfortunately, you are only able to play a game on the particular platform through which you purchased it.  So, for example, if you buy an iOS copy of a game, it will be available on any Apple device you own.  If you buy the PC version, it will only be playable on the PC.

Q:  If I buy a game on itch.io, can I get a Steam key?

A:  This depends on the game.  Please check individual itch.io listings for details!

Q:  I heard that you remade all of existing Unimatrix Productions games.  Can you tell me more about this?  Which version of these games is the definitive one?

A:  We have, indeed, remade all three original Unimatrix Productions titles, including Lifestream, Shady Brook, and The Filmmaker.  Each remake features a revised and expanded storyline, along with new gameplay elements.  All games also feature connections to one another, which hint at a larger storyline to come.  Because of this, these new text adventures are considered the official “canon” versions of each game.

Q:  Are the plots of your games connected or standalone?

A:  All our games take place in the same fictitious universe and reference one another, contain overarching elements, cross over, and foreshadow future events to come.

Q:  Do I have to play every game to follow the story?

A:  While every game is part of a much larger universe, each can be enjoyed as a standalone adventure without the prerequisite need to play any others.

Q:  How long is each game?

A:  While the length of each game varies, you can expect a minimum of 6 hours of gameplay, presuming you do not struggle with any of the puzzles.

Q:  Do your games contain content ratings?

A:  We rate all our games for content and include a short description of why we chose that rating.

Q:  Are your games available in any language besides English?

A:  Unfortunately, our games are currently only available in English.  We plan to look into localization in the future.

Q:  Will you add a manual save feature to your games so that I can go back and try different paths?

A:  We believe that our games are best experienced as a linear journey in which decisions carry weight due to their consequences.  This dynamic would be ruined by providing the ability to manually save and reload, and so we currently have no intentions to implement this feature.  But don’t worry:  all our games auto-save continually, so you will never lose your progress!

Q:  What should I do if I found a bug?

A:  Please report it to us immediately!  We strive to ensure that all our games are bug free.  If you encounter a bug, we will do our best to resolve it as quickly as possible.


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