An Odyssey: Echoes of War

Choice of Games An Odyssey: Echoes of War is a 250,000-word interactive retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey by Natalia Theodoridou (author of the Nebula nominated Rent-a-Vice), in which you fight the sea god’s wrath to reclaim your throne, and attempt to free yourself from the ghosts of war.

The war is over – Troy has fallen. After ten long years, you, the crown sovereign of Ithaca, have set your sails for home. But Poseidon, god of the sea, has cursed your journey, and now, many trials stand between you and the loving embrace of your spouse and son: Polyphemus the Cyclops, Scylla and Charybdis, the Sirens, the Land of the Lotus-Eaters…you and your companions will even journey to the land of the dead.

And what about the memories that haunt you: the ghosts of those that you slew on the fields of battle? Do you even want to return to your spouse and the burdens of rulership? What if you find love or peace somewhere along the way? Not all homes look the same. And what songs will the poets sing of you – will they hail you as a hero?…Or a murderer?

  • Play as a female, male or non-binary, cis or trans; gay, straight, bi, aro and/or ace; monogamous or polyamorous.
  • Lead your crew across the wine-dark sea, home to Ithaca – or fall prey to the many temptations along the way.
  • Make your way as a leader, a fighter, or rely on your notorious silver tongue as the protean hero of The Odyssey.
  • Build your reputation and make sure you are remembered as a hero – or redefine the meaning of heroism itself.
  • Prove yourself to the gods and claim your place in the pantheon as a god yourself.
  • Face your personal demons and the actual monsters of ancient Greece: the Cyclops, the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and the Hydra!
  • Return to the loving embrace of your spouse and son who wait for you in Ithaca, or make a new home for yourself along the way.
  • Travel to the underworld – but make sure you can pay the ferryman, and tame the three-headed Cerberus!

You can play the first three chapters of An Odyssey: Echoes of War online for FREE, or purchase the full game from Steam, for Android, and on iOS in the Choice of Games Omnibus app. It’s currently on sale at 33% off until January 2nd. Visit the Choice of Games website for all playing and purchasing options.

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