The Anomaly

The Anomaly
TitleThe Anomaly
DeveloperAnnexe Interactive
Publishers Annexe Interactive

Description

Life in Colorado Springs is a drag for 17-year-old high school student Tucker. There’s nothing to do, the people are boring, and the only thing keeping Tucker from losing his mind is his small group of friends who share a similar sentiment and similar interests. While the young man and his companions don’t hold much compassion for the physical world around them, their skills in the digital one tell a different story.

Tucker is a hacker, and along with his friends Ross and Valerie, he finds every opportunity he can to leave the doldrums of the real world behind and lose himself in cyberspace. Whether it’s something as silly as vandalizing the Shyanne Mountain High School website, or as serious as tapping into secret government archives, no task is too great or small for Tucker and his merry little band of tech-savvy misfits.

When Tucker meets a new girl at school named Kiera, things quickly become more complicated, and he and his friends’ carefree lives soon take an even more dramatic turn when the mysterious local phenomenon of “The Hum” begins to cause strange and confusing effects to the people of Colorado Springs. Taking it upon themselves to get to the bottom of things, the group soon find themselves knee deep in a complex and treacherous world of secrets, conspiracy, and very real danger.

Will they be able to unlock the mystery of the Hum? Some truths are kept hidden for a reason.

[From official website]

Protagonist

Tucker
Tucker B
AliasesTuck
MeasurementsHeight: 180cm, Weight: 175kg
Birthday6 May
Hair, Brown
Eyes, Blue
Body, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Hoodie
Personality, Brave, Curious, Reserved
Role, Classmate, Hacker, High School Student
Engages in, Dimensional Travel
Subject of, Accident, Resurrection, Time Loop

Description

18-year-old Tucker is a whiz with all things technological. Somewhat of an outcast in the predominantly outdoorsy crowd of Colorado Springs, Tucker always had a penchant for computers as a child, and found his true calling once he joined the high school computer science club. Tucker’s hacking skills grew quickly, and along with his childhood friend, Ross, he met Valerie in CS club. The three have been partners in crime ever since.

While he isn’t a shy sort, Tucker isn’t the most brazen, outgoing type, and he tends to cling to his closest friends. This makes him a fiercely loyal, supportive person, which sometimes clashes with the arguably juvenile actions when it comes to his hacking and general digital mischief. His character is heavily tested when he meets Kiera and soon learns the struggles of juggling his friendships and affections.

When he and his friends suddenly face the mystery of the Hum, Tucker’s strength and faith in himself and those around him is pushed to the limit.

Main characters

Ethan
Ethan AB
MeasurementsHeight: 180cm
Birthday9 June
Hair, Black
Eyes, Amber
Body, Facial Piercing, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Band-aid, Beanie, Hoodie
Personality, Immature, Sharp-tongued, Short-tempered
Role, Classmate, High School Student, School Sports Club Member
Engages in, Athletics

Description

Another childhood friend of Tucker’s, the pair developed different interests in jr. high and drifted apart. The two still share an unbreakable bond, regardless of their differences, and even though Ethan may be more interested in sports and other things, he finds Tucker’s hacking skills very interesting and frequently tags along with the rest of the group.

Ethan is far more of a rebel than Tucker and his other friends, and it isn’t uncommon for the two to butt heads because of this, but his soft spot for animals transforms his normally prickly exterior into that of a starry-eyed schoolgirl.

Kiera Vinter
Kiera Vinter B
AliasesNew Girl
MeasurementsHeight: 162cm
Birthday21 March
Hair, Black
Eyes, Amber
Body, B Cup, Slim
Clothes, Cardigan, Scarf
Personality, Cautious, Friendly
Role, Classmate, High School Student, Transfer Student
Engages in, Dimensional Travel
Subject of, Human Subject Research, Surgery

Description

Young, beautiful, and infectiously enigmatic, Kiera shows up at Shyanne Mountain High one day and turns Tucker’s simple life upside down. 18-year-old girl Kiera has a way about her that immediately captures Tucker’s interest and holds it firm as the two become fast friends.

A very sharp, charismatic young woman, Kiera has no problem fitting into Tucker’s circle of friends. Things quickly become more as complex with the advent of the Hum mystery, however, and Kiera’s seemingly harmless nature soon becomes more convoluted and uncertain.

Laina
Laina O
MeasurementsHeight: 166cm
Birthday24 December
Hair, Blond, Ponytail
Eyes, Green
Body, D Cup, Slim
Clothes, Leggings, Sweater
Personality, Cheerful, Kind
Role, Classmate, High School Student, Popular, Younger Sister

Description

One year younger than the rest of the group, Laina is Ross’s little sister and one of the most popular girls in school. Young, bubbly, and adorable, Laina’s upbeat and lackadaisical personality belies wisdom beyond her years and impressive skill with communication from her experience in the school’s news club.

Looking up to her big brother, she spends as much time with the group as she can, and tends to be the only one who gets Ross’s twisted sense of humor.

Ross
Ross O
MeasurementsHeight: 184cm, Weight: 210kg
Birthday19 December
Hair, Blond
Eyes, Brown
Body, Tall
Clothes, Sweater
Personality, Funny, Honest, Immature, Kind, Smart
Role, Classmate, Hacker, High School Student, Older Brother

Description

Tucker’s childhood friend, Ross is a computer whiz as well, and the two have been like brothers since they met in grade school. While maybe not quite as technically proficient as Tucker, Ross has a unique perspective on situations and problems, bringing an invaluable sense of intuition and unorthodox problem solving skills to the table.

Despite his shy and awkward behavior around most people, Ross has a dark, wacky sense of humor that comes out around his closest friends. Even though he’s usually the only one laughing at his jokes, his quirky upbeat nature is always appreciated by his friends.

Valerie
Valerie A
AliasesVal
MeasurementsHeight: 149cm
Birthday19 April
Hair, Brown
Eyes, Blue
Body, D Cup, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Scarf, Sweater
Personality, Short-tempered, Smart
Role, Classmate, Hacker, High School Student
Engages in, Daydreaming
Engages in (Sexual), Sexting

Description

Tucker and Ross met Valerie in computer science club in freshman year, and the trio have been inseparable ever since. Val has no trouble keeping up with the boys’ hacking skills, although she tends to take a more disciplined approach to things, keeping her friends’ sometimes juvenile behavior under control.

Despite her relative maturity, she can be a bit of a space cadet sometimes, often daydreaming and completely missing the point of things. She always knows how to keep spirits up and deal with a variety of personalities, though, acting as the glue that holds the group together.