Wadjet Eye Games, the the award-winning indie adventure developer Gemini Rue and the Blackwell series, has revealed its next project.
Technobabylon is a cyberpunk adventure expected in northern spring.
“The year 2087 is upon us — a future where genetic engineering is the norm, the addictive Trance has replaced almost any need for human interaction, and an omnipresent AI named Central powers the city,” the game’s website reveals.
“Its all-seeing CEL police force keeps tabs on everyone, including three people who are about to meet their maker.”
The adventure features three main characters. Charlie Regis is a member of the secret police who is blackmailed, and struggles to cope with the consequences of his past actions. Latha Sesame is a Trance addict and agoraphobe who has to brave meatspace in order to combat an assassination order on her life. Max Lao is a case officer who is tested by an order to apprehend her best friend.
It all sounds very Wadjet – interesting characters, conflicting priorities, and conspiracies to unravel. Terrific stuff.
According to PC Gamer, Technobabylon began as an eight-part freeware game produced by indie James Dearden, kicking off in 2010. Wadjet Eye’s commercial version will have an overhauled story and gameplay, professional voice acting, and new art by Blackwell Epiphany lead artist Ben Chandler.