Posted: 2 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
As you explore the world you can discover the sprawling ruins of an old computer the the new movement abilities it offers to help you on your journey. It's running and jumping, but along the way the choices you make affect how the game develops and whether you uncover the true nature of the mysterious virtual world.
You must decide whether to help or hinder the Mainframe computer and its inhabitants. Nothing is hardcoded, everything is systemic, and everything fully exploitable. Logic gates can be freely inverted, overridden or disabled entirely, allowing puzzles or other threatening obstacles to be peacefully and safely bypassed. Even the inhabitants themselves can be tampered with, their programming changed to follow the player's commands.
"Recompile is a game about choices and consequences," says the developer. Playing the game is a novel way to consider these choices, and elevates the conversation towards other dichotomies: life and death, chaos and determinism, sentience and sapience.
Release Date: Coming soon
This game has been rated PEGI 12+.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
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