Trip the Ark Fantastic
Trip the Ark Fantastic is a roleplaying adventure with gameplay influenced by the scientific method – quests are solved by publishing reports, and reputation is gained or lost by the peer review of your fellow scholars, based on the strength of your clues and conclusions.
The art is inspired by the golden age of classical animation which means it is all done manually and animated frame-by-frame, and the music takes cues from Wagnerian operas by using thematic leitmotifs and tonal bridges instead of musical layering.
The story is inspired by modern fables such as Animal Farm and Watership Down, and explores the interesting relationship between religion, science, and political power.
In the game you play as Charles, a scholar on a mission to prove the Ark Fantastic, an ancient creation myth of the Animal Kingdom. With dissent brewing in the kingdom, your answers might put the legitimacy of kings at stake, and with that – change the shape of society.