By Jason Morningstar
On a distant planet orbiting star...
...the worst felony scum from a dozen famous person structures were dumped, charged with development new lives lower than the watchful eye of Authority. inside of a brutal hierarchy of savagery and servility, convicts and guards alike needs to make not easy offerings. each colonist has their very own code of behavior and their very own aspirations—aspirations that consistently come on the cost of every person else. This risky new international is simply too small for everybody to prevail. in truth, it could possibly be too small for someone to be successful. simply the shrewdest, the hardest and the luckiest gets an opportunity to determine. Will you be between them?
Durance is a fast moving, low-prep, hugely collaborative online game within the culture of Fiasco. avid gamers in Durance think the twin roles of convicts and guards attempting to live to tell the tale on an outrageously adversarial planet. the skinny veneer that separates the 2 periods has a tendency to erode in the course of play, elevating questions about corruption, justice and mercy.
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