Survival-quest ZARYA-1 STATION

Text based quest, mix of Sci-Fi and horror in the veins of Alien and Dead Space


I was expecting a simple text based game but this game takes text games to a new level. I love the Lifeline series and this one is just like that but with more interactivity. The mission crew sends you pictures, you get to see scanner readings, and simple videos. It’s still heavily text based but adds a little emersion with the photos. What a fun game! Hope to see more like this from this developer!

User Rating: ( 28,514 ratings )

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Survival-quest ZARYA-1 STATION screenshot
Survival-quest ZARYA-1 STATION screenshot
Survival-quest ZARYA-1 STATION screenshot
Survival-quest ZARYA-1 STATION screenshot

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    Zarya – 1 is a survival text based quest with elements of science fiction, horror, and occasional humor. In this game you will be able to alter the story by making choices, creating your very own adventure.

    If you liked Alien, Dead Space and Lifeline – you’ll love this.

    THE STORY. In 2021 humankind received a distress signal from the far side of the Moon, and immediately sent four brave people to investigate its source. You will be monitoring the astronauts and make decisions that will directly impact the story and the characters. Each choice may lead you closer to – or farther from – the truth.

    – Mind-shattering atmosphere, a mix of sci-fi and horror in the veins of Alien and Prometheus, spiced up with the occasional joke
    – Communicate with the astronauts in real time
    – Influence the story by making your own decisions
    – If you have to lay aside your device, the team will send you a notification if something happens
    – There are multiple endings, including happy ones ?
    – You can rewind the story and make another choice if the mission ends in a disaster
    – What separates this game from other text quests like Lifeline, are the awesome photos that the team sends your way while exploring the source of the signal

    Can you unearth the truth and solve the mystery that our Moon is hiding? Download Zarya – 1 now!

    What’s New

    – Dutch language added

    App NameSurvival-quest ZARYA-1 STATION
    DeveloperYour Story Interactive
    RequirementsAndroid 4.0.3 and up

    User reviews

    Greg S October 24, 2017
    I was expecting a simple text based game but this game takes text games to a new level. I love the Lifeline series and this one is just like that but with more interactivity. The mission crew sends you pictures, you get to see scanner readings, and simple videos. It’s still heavily text based but adds a little emersion with the photos. What a fun game! Hope to see more like this from this developer!

    Eyal Zaidman October 22, 2017
    Basically an ad delivery system, written in the form of a text based adventure. The first few minutes are engaging, until you realize a few things – 95% of your choices are dialog fillers, the other 5 may or may not kill you. The pace becomes horrendously sluggish as you browse through a multitude of small talk and flat character traits, and the occasional action you have to speed up by crossing the pay wall or watching ads. Frankly, the game is very reasonably priced, and I might have given 3 stars, if not for the additional ads popping up out of nowhere, on top of the normal speedups. I’ve paid for text adventures before, with compelling writing by actual fantasy authors, but this just isn’t good enough and barely warrents making me feel like a product

    krazygamerjl October 23, 2017
    This is amazing bought the instant rewind and the instant skipping thing and even with that i sometimes wanted to wait just so I could really be in with the story and the story was very good. I cant wait for the next game you guys make i hope its a part 2

    Flavio Jose Alves October 22, 2017
    Great app, when I start, hardly can stop playing.

    John B. D’Ambrosio October 22, 2017
    All dialogue and very little on options, so minimal chance to do anything.

    Developer Your Story Interactive October 23, 2017 John, hi. You can finish our game with few different endings. Your choices will have an impact on the story.
    Yes, of course not every single choice will have that impact. We are a very small company and project where every single choice would change somehow the story is unreal for us financially.

    UnknownOctober 24, 2017
    On my device (Vodafone smart kicka VE VFD100)does not play… Please help soon

    Sudhanshu S October 23, 2017
    It is too short and slow.Otherwise Idea is awesome.I would have liked to play more.

    Thurein Tun October 22, 2017
    I just starte the story

    AlightThrone3 October 22, 2017
    I think it really shows how good a text adventure game can be with the right writing

    Cat Power October 24, 2017
    It is very good game i love the game

    Adam Glanz October 23, 2017
    Great adventure game

    Melchoir Philip October 24, 2017

    Semih Sander October 23, 2017
    Interesting plot

    Patrick S. Kester October 23, 2017

    Ernie Webber October 15, 2017
    This is one of the most engaging games I’ve ever played from Google store. I love the fact you need to use your brains and imagination to picture yourself in the story. I’m sick of the whole zombie apocalypse shoot’em up thing. The time fly playing this which is great, you lose yourself in the story. Have to see if there are more games like this from you guys. Great job!!! Keep up the great work.

    Ted S. October 9, 2017
    An awesome far! I died several times. The story keeps me playing- I want to know what’s out there! It is kind of spooky, and funny but mostly really interesting. I would suggest this to anyone that likes storyline/adventure/space exploration. Honestly, with the short time I played, I am addicted. This is simply a wonderful, slightly dark, well designed (graphics and dialogue!) game. Download this now!

    Anar Yusufov October 17, 2017
    What an amazing experience this is. Beautiful storytelling, very atmospheric, with great characters. It is fun and engaging, and I never imagined that a text adventure can make your heart pump by a few lines of text and a change in music. The attention to details in the ui is great too. It doesnt feel like a box full of text, it actually does feel like using a retro-futuristic console.And once again, kudos for the beautiful horror atmospbere. Them little touches like that weird file transfer that keeps coming out of nowhere corrupted… sends chills. This is an awesomely done game and I somehow actually felt ok about the annoying ads, if this is a way to thank the people who put the effort in creating this .

    Raja Swaminathan October 9, 2017
    First the artificial delays, but mobile gaming sucks anyway because everyone does this. Next, there’s nothing to do because they all end up dying no matter what story path you take, either on the surface or inside the tunnel. What’s the point?

    Developer Your Story Interactive October 11, 2017 Raja, hi. Actually you can finish the game with a success. The actions of our game unfold in real time. With waitings we wanted to emphasise the realism of what is happening, that is, if the cosmonauts need 30 minutes to solve the problem, then the player will have to wait 30 minutes, or watch the advertisement to skip the waiting.

    Elio Azzi October 15, 2017
    This game is one of the best interactive story games I’ve ever played for a while. It has a really nice interface and it lets you get excited for what’s going to happen next and makes you feel like this story is real and you are actually commanding the astronauts. I hope you guys can make more games like this. Keep up the good work.

    Tom Carson October 8, 2017
    Life functions terminated.I’ve seen this message too many times, the game isn’t fun anymore.

    Developer Your Story Interactive October 11, 2017 Tom, our game is unpredictable, but I assure you, that can finish it with a status SUCCESS. It is not hard at all.

    Hozq October 14, 2017
    Its awesome! I just love the story, the graohics, the pictures and all the characters! One thing tho, it would be nice if you would add a slider so you can change the text speed that way instead of “fast slow normal” etc. Otherwise its really good!

    Robert Riese October 7, 2017
    Slow boring you can’t just read text and pick your choices you have to wait for slow ass texts to pop up. Boring and not even partly believeable. Russians built a moon base in 1991 yeah sure uninstall

    Daniel Fagundes October 18, 2017
    In todays fast paced mega graphics cash cow mobile games a simple game (but not simple) thats based on a text adventure usually isnt noticed. But thankfully this little gem was. Even got Editors choice. If you enjoy a little bit of reading, creepy stortline, just a few ads to add flow to the game then give Zarya-1 a try.

    Nickolaus Elsigan October 12, 2017
    Everything about this game is so much fun it’s an interactive story so if you are not into that type of thing you may find it boring but I would still suggest it for the fun and interesting mystery involved.

    UnknownOctober 17, 2017
    Pretty slow and the creators think ads for pathetic, kids games are attractive to players. You’ll waste a lot of time on this snoozer game.

    BO FH October 17, 2017
    This game’s very nice, it really draws you into the storyline. The text is well written and engaging. But after two or three rewinds after getting bad outcomes, the repetition of some scenes and dialogs gets really boring. While the game gives you the impression you have several decisions to make, it all basically boils down to a few non-intuitive (though not exactly couterintuitive, either) decisions all of which you must take. If you stray from the “correct” path at any single point you are thrown into the same sequence of events, which you must go through again in order to reach the end of the game and only then be able to rewind to an earlier moment. So, there’s no point at all in keeping a log of your choices or drawing a map as you progress, for example. I still think this game is well worth playing, but the first time through it is certainly going to be the most enjoyable.

    vighnesh vinuraj October 23, 2017
    The game is not intetactive enough the story is great but its not a book its a game so make it more interactive. When i play i have to read alot more than i have a role in the game.Please fix itThanks

    Bernard Widjaja October 20, 2017
    I have bones, savvy, chase and the hard drive on board in the end, but i lost the signal. Not make sense at all after all indication is green. Btw, stop delaying video to skip the time. You get the money from the video, let us enjoy the game.

    Mike Rawson October 11, 2017
    Deleting because your game likes to just start downloads without confirming it’s using your data 40mb gone…. I think that’s why every other gaming system uses updates instead of menu screen downloads…

    Developer Your Story Interactive October 12, 2017 Hello, Mike. It downloads additional assets like music and pictures for you so that your playthrough would be much immersive.

    Victor Kozlow October 9, 2017
    I have direct question to developers I’ve played game to the end but at the advertisement it says there are happy and unhappy endings so I wonder you guys really put any happy endings coz what ever I do mission never %100 successful I don’t get it why please put inside some happy endings or perhaps I miss something rather than that great game even though 4 people in total against entire moon ?

    LoveBrazilia October 9, 2017
    When I play it… I feel like being real captain of the Mission and I’m talking myself like if I was one after that. 11/5

    Vinay Thomas Cherian October 15, 2017
    A great game. Though it took me some time…

    Graeme Omalley October 17, 2017
    Utter rubbish. What is the point?? All u do is watch texts, while u do nothing. Waste of time.

    Developer Your Story Interactive October 20, 2017 Graeme, hello. Zarya-1 is a text-based adventure, where you decide how the story unfolds. There are a few different endings.
    On the other side, I’ve agreed with you that that type of games is not for everyone.

    Kaua Uo October 23, 2017
    Потрясающие впечатления! История достойна прочтения. Сюжет заставляет проникнуться историями персонажей и их приключениями. Множество концовок увлекло меня на некоторое время. 5/5 однозначно.

    Tim Norton October 8, 2017
    It’s been awhile since I’ve played a text-based game but this one is pretty good because it has an interesting story

    ICE October 19, 2017
    It’s good and made the atmosphere around me changes, but I cannot wait for 12 hours then talk to the team then you guys put a fast forward button I was like yes but then sad thing happened, what happen is the fast forward didn’t do its job it just say try again because of my connection but my connection is working as its should, so I try it again but sometimes it doesn’t want to fast forward I’ve watch the ads though, I love this kinda game but I hate waiting so please fix it

    Lee Herron October 9, 2017
    I’m still at the beginning of the game but so far im liking it

    Анатолий Перельман October 15, 2017
    Ужасный текст, диалоги писались как-будто для низкопробного русского фильма про ментов.

    Developer Your Story Interactive October 16, 2017 Анатолий, добрый день. Спасибо, что написали. Не знаю, откуда у вас взялось ощущение того, что персонажи похожи на “быдлаков”. Да, соглашусь с тем, что в реальности общение могло бы происходить на другом уровне, но мы не гнались за реальностью, так как в этом было бы много официальщины, которая вгоняет игроков в сон.
    Учтём, будем улучшаться.

    pritpal singh October 15, 2017
    Very good excellent gameAll should download it You should make more such games like zarya 2

    Nick Metcalfe October 14, 2017
    Interesting story, and you feel like you are actually communicating with a team on the moon. Want to find out what happens…