Advent.Rising._PC/ISO | 3.99 GB
Game Platforme(s) : PC | Language : Multi | Release Date : Aug 9, 2005
Publisher : Majesco Games | Developer : GlyphX Games | Genre : Sci-Fi Action Adventures
Size : 3.99 GB
Advent Rising is a third-person, science fiction action-adventure video game. It was developed by GlyphX Games and published by Majesco. The game was released on May 31, 2005 for Xbox and on August 9, 2005 for Microsoft Windows. The story of this game was created by Donald Mustard, and featured a script written by science fiction writers Orson Scott Card and Cameron Dayton. The full orchestral soundtrack was done by Tommy Tallarico. As of September 14, 2006, Steam began offering Advent Rising for download as well as other games by Majesco.
Advent Rising was the first in a planned trilogy which also saw the development of a game that would take place alongside Advent Rising, called Advent Shadow for the PSP. However, the game's retail performance fell short of expectations. By the end of 2005, Majesco Entertainment had completely revised its business plan to focus towards handheld games and canceled plans for future Advent Rising games.
A five-issue spin-off comic book series was produced and ran from October 2005 to November 2006 (see Comics section below). Plans for novel tie-ins by Orson Scott Card never came to fruition.
In June 2006, Donald Mustard posted a statement on the website of his new venture, Chair Entertainment, stating that he "would be happy to finish the Advent series if the opportunity presented itself," but confirmed he does not currently hold the rights to do so.
The game begins with Gideon Wyeth, the protagonist, escorting a group of human ambassadors to a meeting with an alien race called the Aurelians. At the meeting, the Aurelians warn the humans of a race of aliens called the Seekers, who seek to destroy all humanity. Shortly thereafter, the space station that they are on is attacked by the Seekers. Gideon manages to board an escape pod and lands on the planet Edumea below.
On the planet, Gideon aids the Marines in their battle against the Seekers, but soon learns that the planet will shortly be destroyed by a meteor shower. The planet is evacuated, and Gideon accepts an invitation from the Aurelians to board their ship. There, he learns that, as a human, he has mystical powers. He begins training to master these powers while on the Aurelian ship.
As Gideon is training, the ship is attacked by the Seekers. Gideon and some of the Aurelians evacuate to the Seeker vessel, though it is on a crash course with the Aurelian homeworld. Gideon and the remaining Aurelians find the planet overrun by Seekers. After liberating the planet, they travel to the Galactic Council to seek their help in combating the Seeker assault on humanity.
When the Council calls the Seekers to explain themselves, a being teleports into the Council chambers claiming to be a �true� human. The being, a Koroem, claims that he ordered the Seekers to exterminate humanity because they were human �imposters�; he takes full responsibility for the human genocide.
A battle ensues after the Koroem slays one of the Aurelians. Ultimately, it is killed after Gideon uses a previously unknown mystical ability. This opens a portal that Gideon is dragged into. He finds himself on an ice planet, where a horned creature shows up and says, "Come with me, human. There is much to be done." and then beckons Gideon to follow.
2.0 GHz CPU
5.5GB hard disk
128MB Radeon 9000 or GeForce 4MX graphics card