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  Apsis Online is a classic roguelike based on the First Paradise series. The game is presented as series of both multiplayer and single-player "sequences" set in a hard science­-fiction universe.

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First Paradise: Sequence 1

While coasting along the silver skirt of a star system aboard a survey ship, you and your crew discover something extraordinary. This discovery serves as a catalyst for the brimming emotional turmoil to follow shortly thereafter.  As the crew succumbs to bouts of depression and home-sickness in an artificial environment, eventually they begin to deconstruct the meaning of life and its  relevance to machines.

Trapped in-between their goal and the many worlds that represent home; First Paradise takes place hundreds of years from today. Its story told between distant planets by distant people. All seen through an ascii/unicode interface and volumes of interactive-text sequences. This is the story of a post-human's spiral towards catatonia in the vast emptiness of interstellar space.

Release Date: April 20, 2014

Publisher: Gnovahex Computing

First Paradise: Exertion 

First Paradise: Exertion was a development branch focused on player mods. 

Release Date: April 17, 2015 ( Desura Exclusive, defunct)

First Paradise: Voyagers (Apsis Online)

Apsis Online is a minimalist science-fiction ASCII MMO.

Release Schedule:

  • Q4 2017 (closed v0.8)
  • Q3 2018 (delayed)
  • Jan 2019 (public)


Voyager Mode, Bugs & Life

First Paradise: Exertion


Post-Surgical Wetware Rejection Syndrome

Notes From The Voyage: Sequence 1




Chris "Doop" LeJohn - @DoopLeJoy

Disclaimer: First Paradise/Apsis Online is an ongoing project which means there may be occasionally be minor bugs in the software. If you find any, feel free to report the issue via the @space forums in-game.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Apsis Online Version 2 for Linux (x64) 1 MB
Voyagers Handbook Vol.1 (First Edition) 1 MB
Apsis Online Version 2 for Windows (x64) 1 MB

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