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
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.
Old School Point-n-Click To Go!
If you remember clicking on everything on the screen to get all the dialogue, then this game is for you. If you remember randomly mashing items in your inventory together to see if they interact with each other, then this game is for you!
This game harkens back to old school adventure games. The graphics are retro but expressive, and the voice acting was well done. The story is interesting and moves along at a reasonable pace. It's worth the $5 price tag if you're a fan of the genre.
- WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- 1.4 GB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.