The Artifact is a science fiction role playing game about the near future of 2085 where humanity attempts to flee a dying Earth in favor of a giant artificial planetoid. The setting is action and adventure oriented as players explore the new world but are opposed by the majority of it's inhabitants. Mysteries abound in this place humankind would like to call home. It's makers have gone missing and the natives left behind also appear human.
Players can take the hard hitting role of military characters or open ended exploration with colonists, native Scimrahn or corporate characters.