This game is expected to be rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.
It's an existential story about a bug in the system and it's up to you to exploit it to save consciousness itself. You've been downloaded to the evacuated retro-tech space dock where a mind-altering virus has infected the consciousness control stream.
Play involves using your ability to switch between computers, moveable robots, cameras and security doors to get around, solve puzzles and hear from departed crew of the space station. As you progress the computer explains what's happened, although you need to read between the lines for this to be any help.
The result is a delightful journey that calls on you to find and exploit bugs, install and hack disk programs to upgrade yourself and evade hostiles. Will you adopt a strategic, stealthy approach, or tool up and make mayhem? The game lets you progress the way you want, without insisting on a single way to play.
You can play this game in the following styles:
There are some swear words in the game including "arse" and "bugger" they are used in a humorous way. The only violence in the game is directed towards violence.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children may be able to explore the game but older children will understand what's going on and enjoy the game more.
There are five difficulty levels. At easier levels the computer enemies are slower to react and easier to kill. Although the game has interactions that lean on reaction times, you can choose a play style where you progress not by reactions, taking your time to jump from robot to robot where you are safe and under no time pressure.
If you get stuck the game notices and provides additional hints and tips. You can opt to Show Insights to display these all the time. You can opt to show/hide the task notifications, activity logs and tips which is useful if you are proceeding in your own order through the game.
You can enable bright yellow Point of Interest markers to help navigate the world and find interactive elements. This includes direction and distance to aid task completion where you are finding particular items. As you approach interactive items additional information is displayed to aid progression. You can also switch into an Ego Mode that provides information about the robots.
The robots make different noises to attract you over. These offer 3D directional sound that aids their discovery. If you are shot there is directional audio to indicate where it is coming from, there is also a visual indicator of this direction.
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