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Be A Cybergumshoe In Free Adventure Game Precipice

Such great mood lighting in cyberbedrooms!

Precipice starts bloody and ends abruptly. That sounds like life in the cyberpunk future to me all right! It’s a free adventure game about a weary private cyberdick called in to consult on a bloody murder case involving a synthetic lady, poking around at evidence and drawing a conclusion.

It’s been years since I had the patience to finish an hours-long adventure game, but I’ve been quite taken with short ones lately. Adventure games like this, Void & Meddler, and a lot of the Freeware Garden‘s brief blooms make them exciting again for me – short, punchy things.

The adventure game form, cyberpunk setting, and sullen protagonist make Precipice feel very familiar. I know what to expect, and it knows that so it lays off on exposition. I appreciate any genre fiction which trusts I’m even remotely familiar with it; if I’m lectured one more time on why elves dislike humans… Anyway, I thought I knew what it’d do and how it’d do it. My ear had a lot of fun picking up on borrowed sound effects and music too, drawing connections to more cyberthings.

I don’t really want to say much more. It’s free and might provide a spot of fun on a Thursday afternoon. Do let me know what you make of it, as I wavered over calling it a dark comedy game. I laughed, at least.

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