City of Newton, 2087. Genetic engineering is the norm, the addictive Trance has replaced almost any need for human interaction, and an omnipresent AI named Central powers the city.
CEL agents Charlie Regis and Max Lao are investigating a serial Mindjacker who is tapping into the neural wiring of seemingly ordinary citizens, stealing their knowledge and leaving them dead. An agoraphobic net addict named Latha Sesame might be the next target. But when Charlie's past comes back to haunt him, he and his partner find themselves on opposite sides of the law, with Latha’s fate in the crossfire.
-- Reviews (Windows version) --
PC Gamer - "An old school point-and-click adventure with a captivating story, strong characters, and a rich, well-realised sci-fi setting." 80%
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - "Set in a semi-dystopian future, the game features multiple protagonists exploring a tale of genetic engineering, AI overseers, mysterious mind-hacking murders, and overlapping online and offline worlds. It is, in that sense, delightfully pulp sci-fi. But it's also a delicate story of individuals, personal struggles, and most of all, a nuanced approach to complex future-worries."
Adventure Gamers - "Technobabylon is a beautiful, compelling game that fans of the cyberpunk genre will devour" 4/5
GameSpot - "When the going gets tough, the tough sometimes take a fishing pole and start fishing in a bloody Jacuzzi stuffed with a mutilated body. That's, at least, the lesson you learn in Technobabylon, a point-and-click adventure that's set in 2087 in a city where a powerful AI controls and observes all." 8/10
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve been wanting to write this review, but I wanted to finish the game first! After playing Whispers of a Machine and Kathy Rain, I was looking for another great point and click adventure; I’m delighted to say that I’ve found it! First of all, the story is amazing. If you like mystery/thriller/sci-fi, this is it. The voice acting is top notch, the gameplay is intuitive, and even the portraits are stellar. The puzzles are fair, although there were some parts where you really have to try everything, but the solutions make sense. I did not use any walkthrough. Unfortunately, some games like Broken Sword and Kathy Rain have these mathematical/insane puzzles, but there’s none here. If you get stuck, I would suggest to Google “Technobabylon spoiler free hints”, which I only had to use for the last puzzle. The rest of the game I tried different things every day. I was very satisfied with the endings and look forward to purchasing the sequel! Highly recommended! Love the characters; they really grow on you throughout the game, never in the negative sense.
What a great game for my iPad
I think this is a very well done game. Graphics are decent and so are the character voices. The storyline is very good and it provided me a lot of great playable time on some long flights I had to take. I do wish these games would provide a hint button or something when you get absolutely stuck. I do have to mention there is a glitch to the game and that is toward the end with the wrench. If the wrench is inserted in the elevator control panel and you start to go up and stop the elevator when the wall partially blocks the view of the elevator panel, you cannot take the wrench out and there is nothing you can do about it, other than to reload a previous scene and play all over again. This happened to me twice.
Needs better hints!
I wish there was a better type of in game hint system besides the one they have. Doesn't help me at all! Can't even get out of my room in the first scene. Agh. I don't want to have to leave the game to look at a walk through. On my way! Of us really need a good hint system to play these type of games.
Graphics are good. Not sure how the rest of the game is because I can't get out of the first room. I won't give this game any less than 4 stars, because I can't figure out what to do, just want a better help/hint system though. (I Don't like it when others give lower stars because they personally have issues, and it's not the game. )
Love the input the developers and the rest of gang did. Very interesting to see what or how things were made and what was taken out of the game.
Please put a better hint system within the game. Like, if I were to click a ? It would tell me what my next move would be.. I really would like to finish this game.
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- WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- 1.4 GB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2015 Wadjet Eye Games LLC
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