DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate > Game System Introduction

A Criminal Investigation
in the Distant Future

Almost 200 years have passed since human civilization
teetered on the brink of destruction.
Today, the dreambound city of Astrum Close stands as
one of the last safe havens for mankind.

You are Special Supervisor Hal Scion, an investigator with
the ability to rewrite the past.
Your mission: solve a theoretically impossible crime.

Uncover the mysteries hidden in people and places,
reality and dream.
You'll need to keep your wits about you if
you're going to survive the unexpected threats awaiting you!

A premonition foretells of the city's destruction in seven days.
Will you be able to uncover the truth and change
the course of the future?

Murderin Paradise City

Use your ability to

alter the past and reveal the truth

that will save humanity!

Past Manipulation

With your left hand, use your special ability to dive into the memories lingering in items you find.
Pick your moments and interfere with the past to set the future on a different course.
Astrum Close faces destruction in just seven days.
The fate of an entire city quite literally rests in your hands.

Reality and Dream—
Two Crime Scenes

Step into Augmented Dreaming—the collective dream safeguarding the well-being of Astrum Close's residents.
Yet even in this mesmerizing twilight realm, duty calls.
Your investigation will take you from reality to dream, dream to reality,
and back again as you seek the truth behind the case!

Face the Integrated AI

The city's integrated AI, Justicius, is charged with preserving the 0.001% crime rate in this idyllic metropolis.
Show them conclusive, concrete proof and unveil the truth at the heart of the case.
The city's fate—destruction or salvation—hangs in the balance.

Extreme Danger

In the course of your investigation you'll find your life on the line.
Will you seek your enemy's blind spot, or try and draw their attention away from you?
Use the items and obstacles around you to your advantage.
With your back against the wall, it'll take reflexes, quick thinking, and ingenuity to make it through unscathed!

Intuition and Intellect

An impossible murder—and that's just the beginning of your investigation.
Clues lie hidden across the city for you to find, but the deeper you dig, the more mysteries you'll unearth.
You'll have to rely on all of your senses if you want to bring the truth to light!

Your Small but Dependable Sidekick

You may have one of the toughest cases the city has ever seen on your hands,
but you don't have to go it alone. Lily, your navigation robot,
is there to support you every step of the way, or cheer you up when you're in need of a smile.
If you get stuck, just speak to Lily. You never know what you'll find out.