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It started innocuously enough. The people of Earth intercepted a signal from space, a cryptic message that once deciphered held an enigmatic message: "Danger: Ozgar has been defeated but not destroyed. Suralon is sinking. Return to Arkonia. Abandon all colonies at once." Passing the incident off as a mystery never to be solved, the people of Earth treated the warning as non-threatening. They were wrong.
Within days, an enormous alien ship appeared in space above Earth and deployed numerous satellites around the equator. Soon after, tides and weather exhibited erratic and devastating behavior, tectonic plates shifted causing disastrous upheavals as gravitational forces began to wreak havoc and tear the Earth apart. Panic ensued.
Fortunately, in the polar region, mankind's first hyper ship has neared completion. Relatively unscathed by the equatorial bombardment of lethal forces, the facility has also tracked the origin of the enigmatic message, ostensibly sent by the Arkonians. Now you, as the world's last best hope, must test pilot the craft into the unknown and journey to the source of the message. Perhaps, since the Arkonians apparently defeated the mysterious and deadly Ozgar, therein lies the only hope for humanity.
Using Apple's Quick Time VR, The Crystal Key immerses you in a full 360º panoramic first-person viewpoint as you adventure into the unknown. The interface is simple point-and-click and utilizes a "smart" cursor that changes to accommodate specific actions onscreen. As you progress, various items will be discovered and relegated to a backpack inventory, to be used as needed during the adventure.
Five years in the making according to the developers, The Crystal Key will allow you to unlock the secrets of alien landscapes and environments such as jungles, water worlds and deserts. Puzzles and enigmas challenge your problem-solving instincts, wits and reasoning. Feel up to the challenge of saving humanity? Then find The Crystal Key and open the path to human salvation. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide