In this not so distant past, the far side of the moon conjured up the most fascinating theories. Even some of the world's greatest scientific minds believed that our natural satellite had an atmosphere that could, and did, support various life forms. Based on the premise of Verne's novel, Journey to the Center of the Moon follows as a group of scientists create a space capsule with the intent of landing on the moon's surface. Where as in the novel, their mission fails, leaving them floating high above the lunar surface, in this fascinating adventure, they succeed!
As scientist Michel Ardan, players are able to wander the surface of the moon in an unstable but breathable atmosphere and witness the explosion of plant life at dawn.
Players will explore fantastic locations including the space capsule, the lunar surface, an ancient temple, and other mysterious ruins. They will also encounter a subterranean civilization inside the moon, as well as the Selenite City, the home of an ancient but highly intelligent race, the Selenites.
With each step of the journey, questions arise as to the fate of the Selenite people: Did they deteriorate, like so many of the statues they left behind? Did they leave the surface to seek refuge in the center of the moon? Once players answer these questions, they may find their way to back to earth with news of their fantastic discoveries.
The game features a variety of ingenious puzzles and a unique, built in Intelligence Management system. Actions made by the player throughout the game, as well as the puzzles they solve, are awarded points, raising their score and earning the respect of the Selenites. Along the journey, players will interact with a huge cast of mysterious characters and creatures.