Technobabylon

Technobabylon is a cyberpunk point-and-click adventure game by Technocrat and Wadjet Eye. The game is set in 2087, in a world of surveillance, drugs and artificial intelligence.
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Overview

Technobabylon is a cyberpunk point-and-click adventure game made by Technocrat Games and Wadjet Eye Games. It was directed by James Dearden of Technochrat and produced by Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye.

Story

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.

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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.

Freeware Trilogy

Screenshot from the freeware version
Screenshot from the freeware version

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.

System Requirements

PC

  • 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