Posts Tagged ‘Technobabylon’

Have You Played… Technobabylon?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

I played sci-fi point and click adventure Technobabylon [official site] toward the tail end of last year, having saved it for a rainy day. My memories of it already seem decades old and that’s due to the quality of the world-building. I feel as if I grew up reading short stories about Trance, the Mindjacker and bone-bombs. That’s partly because Technobabylon knows how to borrow elements of cyberpunk and effectively rework them, but, more simply, it’s down to the quality of the writing.

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The Games That Got Away In 2015

We’ve been drawing up our end of year list here at RPS and in trawling through 2015’s releases, I found a fair few that I hadn’t played and feel like I really should have done. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been catching up. Here are the games I missed. Until now.

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Wot I Think: Technobabylon

I’d almost forgotten the feeling. I’d begun to wonder if maybe, just maybe, I was deluded in my belief that adventure games could create coherent pathways, difficult yet fun puzzles, and characters whose motivations extended beyond the need to reach the next screen. What a relief it is, then, to play sci-fi dystopia Technobabylon. Here’s wot I think.

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Free To Play: Demo Technobabylon Before It Launches

You’ve got a few days to wait before Technobabylon [official site] officially launches on Steam, but in the meantime publishers Wadjet Eye have sounded the Free Stuff klaxon and are offering a tasty morcel of demo for the price of a mere link click.

Remember this game? It might jog your memory if I say “that thing what was Blade Runner meets Police Quest.” Technobabylon is essentially a throwback to the olde point-and-click adventure of the 90s, built for the bleeding hearts of cyberpunk fandom like myself. The game will hit PC on May 21st for $14.99, but you can download a nice little demo for free from both Steam and its website.

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Electric Dreams: Technobabylon Is Blade Runner Meets Police Quest

Like many of the liberal college WASPs of my generation I am a dedicated and loyal follower of cyberpunk. First, a fact: The birth place of cyberpunk is my birth place too, which can only be a sign of my deep allegiance to West Coast Neuromancy. So full of love am I, sometimes I’ll find myself a big metallic collander to put over my head like a helmet and pretend the kitchen is losing its air reserves because it’s sort of like being in the future.

So if you’re of that ilk, I reckon you’ll like this too: Technobabylon [official site], it’s a little cyberpunk adventure game in the vein of Westwood Studio’s Blade Runner. In fact it’s a whole lot like Westwood’s Blade Runner, right down to a few of the animation eccentricities. And now it has a release date.

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Dystopian Pointy Clicks: Wadjet Announce Technobabylon

Jas Mann is a movie producer now, you know.

I’ve played enough games where handing control of our lives to an omnipresent AI leads to a horrible dystopia to know that, when one is inevitably created, I really shouldn’t sign up. I will, of course. It’ll sound exciting, I’ll be curious, it’ll have some lousy invitation system to ensure everyone’s always talking about it, and I’ll cave to peer pressure. Fifty years later, the world will be horrible and I’ll end up in a terrible pickle like someone in Technobabylon, the next adventure game due to be published by the sharp Wadjet Eye Games.

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