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The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]] + [[AndroidGames Android]] and [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] on October 26th, 2017, and is available for purchase on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/712730/SIMULACRA/ here.]]

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The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]] + [[AndroidGames Android]] {{UsefulNotes/Android|Games}} and [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] on October 26th, 2017, and is available for purchase on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/712730/SIMULACRA/ here.]]


* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: James Aulner. [[RedHerring It seems like he might just be the game's]] BigBad for a while with him reaching out to you with cryptic warnings and whatnot along with the fact that he seemingly stalked Yolanda and Anna and made Anna disappear (and presumably tried to do the same with Anna), but in reality it was the Simulacra that lured Anna out, not James, and really [[CreepyGood he's simply just trying to reach out to you and warn you not to trust the Simulacra.]]]]

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* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: James Aulner. [[RedHerring It seems like he might just be the game's]] BigBad for a while with him reaching out to you with cryptic warnings and whatnot along with the fact that he seemingly stalked Yolanda and Anna and made Anna disappear (and presumably tried to do the same with Anna), Yolanda), but in reality it was the Simulacra that lured Anna out, not James, and really [[CreepyGood he's simply just trying to reach out to you and warn you not to trust the Simulacra.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:There are other downer endings for other individual plot threads too, such as [[HeroicBSOD Ashley fining out that Anna is missing]], [[LifesWorkRuined Yolanda's career being ruined]], and [[KarmaHoudini you being investigated by the Police instead of Greg.]]]]


* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: James Aulner. [[RedHerring It seems like he might just be the game's]] BigBad for a while with him reaching out to you with cryptic warnings and whatnot, but in reality [[CreepyGood he's trying to reach out to you and warn you not to trust the Simulacra.]]]]

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* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: James Aulner. [[RedHerring It seems like he might just be the game's]] BigBad for a while with him reaching out to you with cryptic warnings and whatnot, whatnot along with the fact that he seemingly stalked Yolanda and Anna and made Anna disappear (and presumably tried to do the same with Anna), but in reality it was the Simulacra that lured Anna out, not James, and really [[CreepyGood he's simply just trying to reach out to you and warn you not to trust the Simulacra.]]]]

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* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: James Aulner. [[RedHerring It seems like he might just be the game's]] BigBad for a while with him reaching out to you with cryptic warnings and whatnot, but in reality [[CreepyGood he's trying to reach out to you and warn you not to trust the Simulacra.]]]]


* HateSink: In sharp contrast to the previous game’s antagonists, a distant, mysterious [[spoiler:cult leader]] and a [[AffablyEvil polite]] [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination]] respectively, [[spoiler:the [=FlapeeBird=] AI]] is an immature, mean-spirited, and spiteful brat, being effectively every CompetitionFreak [[StopHavingFunGuys pro-gamer]] focused into a PsychopathicManchild. [[spoiler:It is ''really'' satisfying to beat it in the GoldenEnding and watch as it [[VillainousBreakdown has a tantrum]].]]

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* HateSink: In sharp contrast to the previous game’s antagonists, a distant, mysterious [[spoiler:cult leader]] and a [[AffablyEvil polite]] [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination]] respectively, [[spoiler:the [=FlapeeBird=] AI]] is an immature, mean-spirited, and spiteful brat, being effectively every CompetitionFreak [[StopHavingFunGuys pro-gamer]] focused into a PsychopathicManchild. [[spoiler:It is ''really'' satisfying [[spoiler:[[CatharsisFactor It's super satisfying]] to beat it in the GoldenEnding and watch as it [[VillainousBreakdown has a tantrum]].]]


* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: The BigBad in ''Simulacra'' is [[spoiler:a [[SoftSpokenSadist soft-spoken]], male-sounding AI who [[NobleDemon congratulates you if you out-smart it]]]]. The BigBad in ''Pipe Dreams'' is [[spoiler:a hyperactive female-sounding AI who suffers a VillainousBreakdown when you beat the high score for the final time without resorting to its deal]].

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* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: The BigBad in ''Simulacra'' is [[spoiler:a [[SoftSpokenSadist soft-spoken]], male-sounding AI who [[NobleDemon congratulates you if you out-smart it]]]].it and gives you exactly what you ask for]]]]. The BigBad in ''Pipe Dreams'' is [[spoiler:a hyperactive female-sounding AI who suffers a VillainousBreakdown when you beat the high score for the final time without resorting to its deal]].


* HellIsThatNoise: Besides the many jump scares throughouy the game, whenever you dial a number on the phone that isn't connected to anyone, you're greeted to metallic screeching and white noise and a "Signal Error" message.

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* HellIsThatNoise: Besides the many jump scares throughouy throughout the game, whenever you dial a number on the phone that isn't connected to anyone, you're greeted to metallic screeching and white noise and a "Signal Error" message.

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* HellIsThatNoise: Besides the many jump scares throughouy the game, whenever you dial a number on the phone that isn't connected to anyone, you're greeted to metallic screeching and white noise and a "Signal Error" message.


-->'''The Simulacra''': '''YOU AND I ARE NOT THAT DIFFERENT.'''

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-->'''The Simulacra''': '''YOU [[AC:YOU AND I ARE NOT THAT DIFFERENT.''']]


* NotSoDifferent: In the best ending, [[spoiler:the Simulacra recognizes you as its intellectual and spiritual equal if you successfully undo its influence via manipulation, and this allows you to convince it to let Taylor and Anna go.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: In the best ending, [[spoiler:the Simulacra recognizes you as its intellectual and spiritual equal if you successfully undo its influence via manipulation, and this allows you to convince it to let Taylor and Anna go.]] He even almost drops the trope name outright:]]
-->'''The Simulacra''': '''YOU AND I ARE NOT THAT DIFFERENT.'''


* GuideDangIt: In order to get the best ending, you have to be a complete jackass. [[spoiler:You have to lie as much as possible, get Greg arrested by having him turn himself in, hook Anna up with her best friend Ashley without her permission, report her coworker for sexual harassment (okay, that one would be the good option if it didn't also involve '''blackmail'''), and fake an interview under Anna's name to get her a new job. In the end, it makes Anna's life better, but that's only because the simulacra is so impressive with you being a completely manipulative bastard.]] All the while, you, as Greg's accomplice, stealing Anna's identity, and blackmailing someone get off scott-free.]] In order to even guess that you had to do all of that, you would have to understand the personality of the villain from the start AND stoop to their level, the first of which is only possible if you beat the game already, and the second one would be difficult for most players to stomach.

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* GuideDangIt: In order to get the best ending, you have to be a complete jackass. [[spoiler:You have to lie as much as possible, get Greg arrested by having him turn himself in, hook Anna up with her best friend Ashley without her permission, report her coworker for sexual harassment (okay, that one would be the good option if it didn't also involve '''blackmail'''), and fake an interview under Anna's name to get her a new job. In the end, it makes Anna's life better, but that's only because the simulacra is so impressive with you being a completely manipulative bastard.]] [[KarmaHoudini All the while, you, as Greg's accomplice, stealing Anna's identity, and blackmailing someone get off scott-free.]] In order to even guess that you had to do all of that, you would have to understand the personality of the villain from the start AND stoop to their level, the first of which is only possible if you beat the game already, and the second one would be difficult for most players to stomach.


A sequel, titled Simulacra 2 was released on December 12, 2019 for mobile. It will be released on Steam on January 16, 2020

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A sequel, titled Simulacra 2 VideoGame/Simulacra2 was released on December 12, 2019 for mobile. It will be released on Steam on January 16, 2020

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A sequel, titled Simulacra 2 was released on December 12, 2019 for mobile. It will be released on Steam on January 16, 2020


The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]] and [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] on October 26th, 2017, and is available for purchase on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/712730/SIMULACRA/ here.]]

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The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]] + [[AndroidGames Android]] and [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] on October 26th, 2017, and is available for purchase on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/712730/SIMULACRA/ here.]]

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