KeokeN Interactive’s “Deliver Us The Moon” is a 3D sci-fi adventure game, where you have to investigate why energy transfer from the Moon suddenly stopped. Racing against time to launch your spacecraft, you then have to work out how to get various facilities up and running when you do get there, as well as working out what went wrong.
Along the way, you come across audio diaries, work logs, holograms and personal items, which fill you in on the mystery. Starting off at your secret launch base, you need to complete various objectives to get your spacecraft operational. This involves rebooting computer systems, and once a ladder breaks, working out how to turn a valve.
Well, once that has been completed, and you initiate the launch procedure. It’s then a countdown to get in your craft, initiate its systems and take off – all before a catastrophic storm hits, preventing any take-off and stopping all future missions.
Fortunately enough for you (and me) though, you don’t need to manually fly to the moon. However, you do need to manually dock at a spaceport though. As long as you remember that there is no resistance to movement, this part should be fine.
However, It’s after docking that things start to get a bit trickier. Especially as you’ll be floating around (no artificial gravity), and the only map to the facilities are on walls. The initial puzzle goes up against your oxygen supply (although that can be replenished by going back to your spacecraft, or by collecting a limited number of oxygen cells), and is quite subtly done.
So once it is complete, you can then start exploring the rest of the facilities, viewing the books that the inhabitants read and even take a break to look through a telescope. Your spacesuit contains your objectives (although it’s not stated where you need to go or how to solve it), details of your equipment and a list of notes that you collected along the way. The amount of extra items around is pretty good, and adds quite a bit to the story too.
Movement can be split into two parts. On Earth and once in the main base you can run and jump, with everything responding quite smoothly. However, in space you float around slowly and with the ability to rotate yourself around, which is actually fun and adds extra tension to the timed sections.
The puzzles themselves are solved logically, although tend to be a bit long-winded and are a bit illogical at times – one puzzle requires you to retrieve a power cell from between two panels with a nasty power discharge occurring between them, which is a bit odd for a base that’s very low in power.
Nevertheless, in overall, “Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna” is a very interesting, intriguing and beautiful sci-fi adventure game (although looking for power cells can be a pain). As the game’s puzzles are fairly easy to solve (as long you look around for instructions), the sci-fi atmosphere is just right, and the graphics are rather nice as well (you also get this huge adventure lust while playing the game).
So if you want to play a really good sci-fi adventure game, then “Deliver Us The Moon” might just be the game for you.
+ Nice graphics
+ Music is appropriate
+ Puzzles are interesting and quite solvable as longs you look around for instructions
+ Controls are smooth
+ Story is interesting with family problems and political intrigue
+ Has some really outstanding sections
+ Audio logs adds an extra layer of depth to the game
– Some textures are low quality
– Suffers from slow down in a couple of sections
– Some of the font characters are badly designed with inappropriate pixels surrounding some letters
– Not sure about replayability
– Floating objects are initially stationary
Sound and music: 3/5
Replay value: 3/5
“Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna” is an intriguing sci-fi adventure game which has mostly lovely graphics, and a pretty accurate depiction of movement in space. However, the game is more geared towards story-telling than action. Nevertheless, “Deliver Us The Moon” still does make you want to solve the mystery of the Blackout.
Title: Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna
Developer: KeokeN Interactive
Format: PC Download
Genre: 3D Sci-fi adventure
Release date: 2018-10-28
Spent time: + 3 hours
Average grade internationally: 65%via Gamerankings.com
PEGI age rating: +12
Price: 22.81 Euros via Steam
Robin Ek – Editor
The Gaming Ground
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