Tether is a dark sci-fi adventure game set aboard a derelict spacecraft in an apocalyptic near future. The player controls Lesleigh Hayes, sole survivor of a failed mission to save Earth from ecological devastation, as she struggles to salvage humanity’s hope for survival and grapples with her decision to prioritize the doomed expedition over her family.
Blending cerebral science fiction with subtle, psychological horror and deep, personal themes of parenthood, intimacy, and duty, Tether offers a cosmic, character-driven narrative experience. Deep storytelling, immersive interactivity, and rich atmosphere combine to create an enveloping and deeply original game world that rewards exploration and curiosity.
You play as Lesleigh Hayes – a Biological Research Assistant for the UEF – on her first deep space voyage to Mars. Once aboard the Sonne, Lesleigh’s thoughts turn to her children as she re-lives some of their final conversations before leaving. As catastrophic events unfold on the UEF Sonne, Lesleigh is forced to survive the psychological horrors of isolation in deep space.
Can she live with the consequences of her choices? How will these affect her children? Is this how motherhood should be?