Video Game: Technobabylon
Coming Spring 2015!
A jobless agoraphobe, addicted to the man-made worlds of a distant descendant of the internet, has become targeted for assassination by forces beyond her understanding. With nobody she could really call an enemy or a friend, she must face the dangers of reality, and survive a conspiracy that has invisibly ruled her entire life. Technobabylon
An agent of the city's all-seeing secret police finds himself blackmailed with the lives of the unborn children of his long-dead wife. Pushed to the limits by his deceit and his past, how far is he willing to go to save his legacy?
is a Cyberpunk
point-and-click adventure game
. The plot focuses on the intersection of the lives of three different characters, and the unknowing roles they play in a conspiracy to reshape the city they live in. From their perspectives, the player gets a view from the ground of their society and how technology has altered the way we think.
Formerly an episodic freeware series for its first three parts (of what was originally planned to be eleven), now being adapted into a full-length adventure by Technocrat Games
and published by Wadjet Eye Games
, adding to their sci-fi collection that includes Primordia
and Gemini Rue
This series provides examples of:
- Biopunk: Organic nanomachines called "wetware" are used for many different purposes, from hacking to genetic engineering. Many of the characters' jobs involve altering existing plants and animals on a commercial scale!
- Brain-Computer Interface: Rather than a mechanical plug, people join other systems by coating them in their own organic wetware to establish a connection
- Brain Uploading: Carried out against his victims' wills by the Mindjacker
- Cyberspace: Called "Trance" in the setting.
- Driven to Suicide: A random young woman, who decides to slit her wrists and hang herself from Regis' special tree.
- Easy Sex Change: Max Lao had this when she was 16.
- French Maid: A robotic one, no less.
- Hollywood Hacking: Totally averted despite the Cyberpunk setting. All subversion of programs is helped by pre-written exploits, and one has to be delivered in an old-fashioned way (sticking a memory card in the thing).
- I Have Your Embryos
- Kawaiiko: Cheffie the Chef's obnoxious appearance and personality has been designed by committee with heavy overtones of this. At least she'll do anything to help.
- Robot Girl: The robotic French maid, who believes that she is a real human being.
- Schrödinger's Gun: The suicide bomber always dies, whether by blowing himself up, getting shot by Lao, or being taken to the police station and executed by the higher-ups. This is because his femur is needed as a bomb later in the story.
- Suicide Attack: A suicide bomber has organic explosives integrated in his bones, and he was raised to have them in his body from birth.
- United Europe: Some of the characters came to the city from "Eurofed". According to the newspapers, Europe has just adopted metric time.