Looking for a cyberpunk mystery that recalls a simpler time in gaming?
Read Only Memories from Midboss may be your answer.
The story follows you as your home is infiltrated by a very talkative ROM named Turing. Your distant friend is missing and Turing needs your help.
Neo-San Francisco is the setting of this tale and promises many colorful characters as you try to unravel the mystery. The retro graphics reminded me quite a lot of early SNES games and I appreciated the simplicity.
The game was originally funded through Kickstarter and, as I was informed, has 70 drink recipes that can be created in real life. (Anyone else think this warrants a Brewelist episode?) The game will soon be brought to mobile platforms (Dubbed the Type-M Edition), PS4 and Vita with 2064: Read Only Memories.
It will include new characters, animations and full voice acting, the first public build of which was available for me to play in demo form at PAX East. While it took a little bit of time to play through it I thought the puzzles and clues were approachable and the brief taste of the game leaves me wanting to play more (so expect a full review in the very near future).
The game was available at the Playism booth, who will be providing localization for the Japanese market, where I feel it will do quite well.
The game is currently available on Steam, Humble Store, GOG and itch.io. The 2064 edition will be a free update once released so you have nothing to lose. Do it now!
Title: Read Only Memories
Developer: Midboss, LLC.
Platforms: OSX, Windows, Linux (PS4, Vita and Mobile coming soon!)
Available From: GOG.com, itch.io, Humble Store and Steam
MSRP: $19.99 USD