Tether is a first-person adventure game based in a dilapidated science fiction world. Earth is dying after the collapse of several continents throughout the world following the destruction of the Moon – as natural disasters sweep the planet, the newly formed United Environmental Federation (UEF) accelerate plans to terraform the nearest possible habitable planet, Mars.
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?