Embark on an interstellar role-playing adventure 200 years in the future as you follow the footsteps of a missing ship and her crew.
200 years in the future...
Private corporation Dayspring Industries recruited and sent eight of humanity's bravest and brightest on a mission to the far reaches of space. The Second Star was praised as humanity’s hope for opening up the rest of the galaxy for exploration and expansion...until contact was lost and the mission abandoned.
Ten years later, an independent astronomy research facility in southern Chile announced that they had detected a distress call from a beacon outside our solar system. A multinational effort is announced shortly after to put a new team of astronauts together with the hope of finding the Second Star, her crew, and some long-awaited answers.
Make your own story
You are Dr. Lee, the science officer of the Persistence. Embark on a journey with a specialized crew of five fellow astronauts and one artificial intelligence as you follow the footsteps of the Second Star.
Your background and expertise make you the perfect choice to explore and uncover clues on the alien planets the Second Star visited. Choose from one of four protagonist voices and interact with a fully-voiced cast of characters in a narrative-driven experience where your decisions have repercussions.
Voyage through deep space
Explore varied and immersive environments in a single player, first person adventure featuring captivating visuals and an enchanting musical score. Use your creativity to problem-solve as you navigate physical and mental challenges in your search for the Second Star.
Get to know the crew of the Persistence
You're a long way from home. To survive the pressures of a deep space mission, you'll need to form strong relationships with your crewmates. Interact with characters who are diverse and multi-faceted. Each of them has a story to tell and choosing to pursue a deeper relationship–professional, friendly, or more–with your crew mates will open up more dialogue options and content.
Meet the Persistence Crew
Dr. Lee won't have to find the Second Star on their own. Five highly-qualified astronauts and an artificial intelligence will be supporting you on every excursion you embark on.
Dr. Lee is the science officer of the Persistence and is who you will be playing as in your journey to find the Second Star. With several character customization options available, including your background, family history, and your choice of four voices, you'll be able to make your Dr. Lee unique to your play style.
Zenzile “Zile” Ndayeni is the commander of the Persistence. A member of the respected Xhosa tribe, Faku, an experienced astronaut, and a licensed spacecraft pilot, South African native Ndayeni was among the original invitees to join the crew of the Second Star, an invitation he declined for personal reasons. As commander, he emphasizes the importance of workplace safety, particularly in the field of space exploration, a topic he has continued to champion as a respected astronaut and leader.
Lakshmi Ramakrishna was initially short listed for the Persistence based on her years of experience on civilian orbital space stations. Due to the evolving nature of the industry and the necessary flexibility of a space crew, the British-Canadian's official title would vary from station to station; Chef, Quartermaster, Kitchen Hand. Her work with perishable supplies and excursion-related gear make her already familiar with the role expectations as Quartermaster of the Persistence. Lakshmi's years of service on space stations earned her the recommendation to serve as second-in-command on the Persistence.
A native of New Zealand and a prodigy in spacecraft systems and engine design, Johanna "Joey" Barker is the Persistence's engineer. When the time came to assemble the crew for the Persistence, Barker was among the first to volunteer, unknowing that her certifications had already landed her a spot on the crew. Joey will respond best to humorous responses from Lee, but also appreciates blunt honesty. She's also an incorrigible flirt, and loves it when people can take this in stride, and especially loves it when they reciprocate.
Shaya de Rooy
Yishai “Shaya” de Rooy is the pilot of the Persistence. Born to parents from opposite sides of the North Atlantic Ocean, Shaya spent his childhood traveling between Concord, New Hampshire and Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Shaya's direct and practical approach to work along with his piloting expertise earned him a position at the Dutch space agency during which he flew on a multitude of government missions across charted space. When A.E.R.O.S. announced their intention to push forth with a rescue attempt for the Second Star crew, Shaya applied immediately and later officially joined the crew.
June Hernández is the health officer of the Persistence and an accomplished medical professional and renowned expert in holistic health. Born in Leeds, United Kingdom, their ability to soothe distressed patients and maintain control in often volatile situations garnered several awards of merit. Dr. Hernández implemented an array of employee Wellness Programs during their career, leading them to becoming one of the first graduates in the Galactic Fitness Program assisting astronauts with preparing for and reintegrating from long stretches of time in space. Dr. Hernández’s expertise in promoting comprehensive health amid challenging scenarios makes them well-suited to the role of Health Officer on the Persistence.
Advanced Navigational Aerospace Visual Interface
A remarkable evolution in the field of artificial assistant software, ANAVI is a prototype developed by two-time Turing Award winner Dr. Lena Alter for the Persistence mission. Produced to function as a true collaborator, ANAVI utilizes the ship’s extensive database and systems combined with real time analysis to innovate solutions in the lab and field. ANAVI can process audio, video, and tactile feedback broadcast from the crew’s encounter suits, communicators, and terminals and will be Lee's guide during planetary excursions in the search for the Second Star.
Enhance your excursions
Craft upgrades for your ship and suit using the Persistence’s state-of-the-art Fabricator and blueprints discovered on planets or given to you by your crew mates. Replenish your supplies using resources you find on planets or even cultivate your own rare alien specimens in the lab's hydroponics bay.
A fully-voiced sci-fi adventure
A cast of veteran voice actors bring the characters of Second Star to life.
Playing Dr. Lee (Voice #1)
Elle Osili-Wood is an award-winning video games presenter and voice actor, and has been named one of the most influential women in gaming by GamesIndustry.biz. Most recently heard in Yes, Your Grace, Elle can also be seen on screen for brands like PlayStation, Ubisoft, the BBC, and BAFTA.
Playing Dr. Lee (Voice #3)
Felicia Valenti started out life as a loud child, transitioned to opera singer, voice teacher and finally to voice actor! Expert on all things voice, Felicia has worked on countless video games and loves working especially with indies. She currently can be heard as LEXE and Krystal in Mighty Fight Federation.
Playing Dr. Lee (Voice #4)
Juwan Royal has been voice acting for close to a year and a half now, and has been cast in content ranging from fan works and comic dubs to original animations, audio works, and even some video games here and there. You can catch him as Maurice in Dunk Lords, coming soon on Steam and Xbox, as a Wolf Cultist in "The Beacon" podcast, or as Dr. D. Vorson in PallidCrest's series "TicPunch" to name a few!
Erin Evans-Walker is an American voice actress based in Scotland. Her voice has appeared in several games, with a few examples including Edge of Eternity, Eastshade, and the upcoming Best Friend Forever. She also does narration for educational apps and audiobooks, as well as writing for games and light novels.
Noko 'Flow' Mabitsela
Playing Zile Ndayeni
Noko 'Flow' Mabitsela is a Film Actor and Voice Over Talent. As an actor by profession, he naturally ventured into the exciting world of voice acting and soon developed a passion for video games. His recent game credits include playing the role of “Nek-Nek” the gerraf in Atlas Mission Pre-school Game and the lead role of “Hokon” in the first person melee combat game Torn Asunder. He also features in the upcoming 3D binaural AAA audio game Pitch Black : A Dusklight Story.
Playing June Hernández
Emma Elizabeth has lent her voice to video games such as Ubisoft’s upcoming title Beyond Good & Evil 2. Voice over was something that came out of left-field upon being scouted via her YouTube channel. After lending her voice to several hobbyist projects she realized she had a knack for voice work and went on to pursue it as a career.
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