Developer: Star Maid Games
Release date: November 2, 2015 Platforms: PC and Mac
Distribution: Steam, Humble Store, Itchi.io and direct sale
Regular Price: $8.99 Website:cibelegame.com Contact: cibelegame at gmail.com
Cibele is a game based on a true story about love, sex, and the internet. You play as a 19 year old girl who has become close with a young man she met in an online game. Her relationship with him heats up, becoming more and more intimate with each phone call and private chat.
3 full acts.
Based on a true story.
Multiple short films offer an intimate glimpse into Nina's life.
A richly illustrated and scored game world to explore called Valtameri, with multiple maps.
A fully interactive desktop that changes over the course of the game, offering a glimpse into Nina's life outside of her online game.
Recommendations and Notes:
The game takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to play through in full.
It's recommended that you play it in one sitting.
Headphones are recommended.
The game is intended for mature audiences.
Cibele is a vignette game based on a true story, developed by a small, independent team called Star Maid Games. It aims to examine the tension between real bodies and digital bodies in the context of online relationships through player-character embodiment. The original prototype was made by designer Nina Freeman in a video game prototyping class taught by Bennett Foddy in the Spring of 2014 at New York University's (NYU) MAGNET. The rest of Star Maid Games joined Nina shortly thereafter to work on the full game, and they have been building out the game ever since that first prototype, largely on weekends and in their spare time. Star Maid Games hopes that the honesty of the true experience depicted in the game will give players the chance to embody an experience potentially very different from their own.
About Star Maid Games:
Cibele is being made by Star Maid Games, a team which consists of designer Nina Freeman, programmer Emmett Butler, sound designer and composer Decky Coss, artist Rebekka Dunlap and filmmaker Samantha Corey. The team members met in New York City. Nina, Emmett and Decky have worked on a number of games together, including Indiecade and IGF 2014 finalist "how do you Do It?".