Humanity has finally unlocked the secrets of faster-than-light space travel. The process is difficult, expensive and resource-intensive. A small fleet of ships are under construction - our first step into a much larger galaxy. The smallest, a scout ship, was rushed ahead of the others. If humanity was to populate the cosmos, habitable worlds would need to be found first.
Then the signal came. Proof of intelligence among the stars. We easily pinpointed the source; a mere 143 lightyears away. A small team was assembled to investigate the source. You are a part of that team - this is your story. The first humans beyond our solar system; the first alien contact; and the first to know the perils of hyperdimensional travel.