Lead a superpowered team of "Superlatives" to defend 19th-century Victorian London! Battle a Martian warship, clockwork monsters, and nefarious inventors.
"The Superlatives: Aetherfall" is a 260,000-word interactive novel by Alice Ripley. Its entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
The prestigious Society for the Advancement of Individuals of Superlative Talent and the Protection of the Queen has invited you to become their newest member! But on the very day the Society plans to initiate you, unknown Villains destroy the Society headquarters and kidnap your colleagues! As the sole remaining full member of the Superlative Society, you must initiate new recruits to investigate the abduction.
Meet your team: Nimblefaster than lightning; Wailera "banshee" with sharp blades and sonic shriek attacks; Arturekthe gruff Martian warrior; Tuaa Venusian who commands the power of plants; and Black Orchida strangely familiar new recruit. Your efforts are bolstered by your faithful Clockwork assistant, Gatsby, and your always-butting-in rival, Hallow.
Will your gain your teams trust and convince them to work together, or will they fall apart under the pressure? Will you cut a deal with Londons Villains, or even turn the Society into Villains yourself? Will you trust the mysterious Dusk and Mr. Ink, who offer you help, or will you uncover their many secrets?
Play as male, female, or nonbinary; gay, straight, bisexual, asexual, or aromantic
Draw power from your preternatural nature, alien heritage, or genius gadgets
Protect the Earth from torrential aetherfalls
Keep your identity secret from your nosy landlady, Mrs. Rathbone
Negotiate with minute Mercurian monarchs (Mercurians stand only four inches tall)
Push your teammates to transcend their origins or pursue their destiny
Foil the Nefarious Clockwork Contraptions of Dr. Eisengeist and discover his origins
Don your mask, take to the skies, and God save the Queen!