Eternal Threads

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Eternal Threads is a single-player, first-person story-driven puzzle game of time manipulation, choice and consequence.
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About Eternal Threads

About this game

Eternal Threads is a single-player, first-person story-driven puzzle game of time manipulation, choice and consequence.

As an operative tasked with fixing corruption in the timestream, you have been sent to the North of England in May 2015, where six people died in a house fire. Prohibited from simply stopping the fire, you must instead manipulate the choices made by the housemates in the week leading up to it so that they all survive the event.

From the outset, you have free and complete reign to explore the seven day timeline before the fire. You can watch and alter the significant events from the entire week as many times as you like and in whatever order you wish. Some decisions will have only minor effects on the timeline, moving objects around the house or revealing deeper stories and secrets. Major changes however, rewrite the timeline by changing existing events, adding new events and even replacing other events entirely.

You must traverse up and down this timeline, changing decisions at different moments throughout the week so that their effects interact and combine together to save all six housemates.

However, it is not just the housemates who have choices. Each of them can be saved from the fire in multiple ways, with each outcome having a profound effect on their lives in the future. Will you just search for the quickest and easiest solution, or can you find the best possible outcome for everyone?

Ultimately, everything is about choices and consequences.

Features

  • Choose how you want to follow the game’s story
  • The complete narrative follows the six main characters through multiple decisions across multiple timelines and you can experience these in any way you choose.
  • You can concentrate on just one particular character’s storyline at a time, following their choices across the timelines and then go back to the start and follow another character.
  • You can approach the story like a forensic detective, observe the final outcomes of the story and then work backwards along the timeline – essentially observing the effects and then determining their cause.
  • Or you can just watch things in chronological order, experiencing the timeline unfold as you observe and change the decisions that the characters face as the week progresses.

Watch and change things as many times as you like

Can’t remember exactly what happened in an event? Changed a decision and you’re not sure you like the consequences? That’s fine. Just pop back along the timeline and watch and change whatever you like, whenever you like, as many times as you like.

Change the past to affect the future

Setting up temporary base in the house mere hours after the fire, provides a unique perspective on events. As you look back through the timeline, past events play out in front of you in ghostly form, with the smoke and fire damaged house a constant reminder of what is to come. In addition, as you manipulate the past, the environment can be reset around you to match the changes taking place. Some new objects will appear, others will move around the house and the contents of rooms can change substantially as you change the past.

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: AMD FX 6300 X6 / Intel Core i5-3570K
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM, Radeon 7870 / GeForce GTX 660
  • DirectX: Version 11

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Eternal Threads is a Unity based time travel puzzle game. You must change the course of events to ch

Kilroy
Like many games this game has light induced seizures warning. Unlike most games, this will hit you fast and hard in the beginning of the game with frequent events with strobing lights. You go back in time to a boarding house where six people died in a fire. Your task is to change minor events that occurred over the previous week so that the six people survive. Optimally you also resolve their personal issues. You start in the future and are transported back to the past. You set up tripods around the house to increase the images of the past. After the tripods are set up you can experience different events on the timeline. Certain events have two options for what can happen. Your job is to select the correct option in order to cause the events to change enough that all six people survive. You will see a status change when your change causes someone to survive the fire. The images you see are "ghost" images, so change you make to the environment do not affect the scenes you witness. However, the same is not true the other way around. Some things require specific scenes in order to access them. While I agree with this for some items, like the combination to a lock. It makes no sense for finding keys to things. I shouldn't have to see the scene showing me where the key is hidden in order for me to find the key. In order to view the scenes you have to be in the room where the scene occurred. While this makes sense, it does frequently require you to move across the entire house to move from scene to scene. There is no way to sort the scenes by where they happen. You can isolate the scenes that a specific person or group of people are in. In additional to the scenes that can change the story there are also "filler" scenes that will fill you in on the character's backstories. This will allow you to unlock things like the combination to the lock. There are also various documents and phones laying around to allow you to piece together the full story. I did have an issue where I could save all of the people, but was unable (even using multiple walkthrough) to get Neil's story resolved. The item that seems not to register is that he admits having an issue as the resolution for him specifically says that he doesn't admit, even though that conversation is set to him admitting he has a problem. Despite that issue I enjoyed playing through to find, and adjust the story for all of the characters.
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Yes, Eternal Threads is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: AMD FX 6300 X6 / Intel Core i5-3570K
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM, Radeon 7870 / GeForce GTX 660
  • DirectX: Version 11
59% of critics on Metacritic recommend Eternal Threads. The Metascore is 73 out of 100.
Eternal Threads was released on May 19, 2022
Eternal Threads is published by Secret Mode
Eternal Threads was developed by Cosmonaut Studios
Fanatical users tagged Eternal Threads as Story Rich, Adventure, Puzzle, and Exploration
Fanatical users tagged Eternal Threads as Investigation, Emotional, Atmospheric, and Narrative
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Eternal Threads as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Eternal Threads as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Eternal Threads as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Eternal Threads as Puzzle

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