5pb Games/MAGES.INC. were excited to launch STEINS;GATE on Steam recently.
For those unaware, this is an award-winning time travel science-fiction interactive visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus, widely considered to be one of the finest visual novels ever created.
It follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy students who discover the means of changing the past via mail with the help of a modified microwave. Their experiments into how far they can go with the discover begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding the organisation behind the Large Hadron Collider, SERN, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future.
You interact with the game via the “phone trigger” system, in which you can receive calls and texts, then decide whether or not to reply. Your choices via this system affect the outcome of the game’s plot.
Here are the key features:
- Non-Linear Visual Novel – Discover multiple different endings depending on your choices in-game.
- HD 1080P – Enjoy the game with HD graphics and illustrations.
- Phone Trigger System – Interact via Rintaro’s cellphone to answer or ignore calls, and send and recieve emails. Your everday choices in life steer the story!
- 30-50 hours of reading time