The game is set in the fictive metropolis of Newton in 2087. Everything is seen and controlled by an artificial intelligence named Central and life has been drastically changed by genetic engineering and brain implants allowing for a network connection called the Trance.
Latha Sesame is a young hacker who is agoraphobic and more or less addicted to the Trance. She is an orphan brought up by the city without much hope for, nor wish to, succeed in life offline. One day, Latha is thrown out of the Trance and realize something strange is happening in her apartment. Meanwhile, CEL agents Max Lao and Charlie Regis are investigating a number of murders involving the extraction of brain data. The murderer is called the Mindjacker.
In 2010 and 2011, James Dearden's Technocrat Games released a freeware game named Technobabylon in three parts:
- Part 1: The Prisoner of Fate
- Part 2: The Weight of the World
- Part 3: In Nuntius Veritas
This caught the attention of Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye Games. Dave offered James to make a fully voiced commercial game of Technobabylon, which led to the first collaboration between the two companies. The freeware version was available for download on the site of Adventure Game Studio, but that possibility was removed.
- OS: Windows ME or higher
- Processor: 700 Mhz Pentium or higher
- Memory: 64 MB RAM
- Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit color
- DirectX: Version 5.2
- Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card