Whispers of a Machine, the sci-fi nordic noir point-and-click adventure game from Clifftop Games and Faravid Interactive and published by Raw Fury, is out now on PC via Steam and mobile.
The game tells the story of Vera Englund, a cybernetically augmented special agent tasked with investigating a string of murders that’s been taking a remote part of the world. There’s something iffy happening here, and Vera knows it. What was first supposed to be an ordinary, one-and-done case, turns into a massive plot to resurrect AI, a technology that has been shunned and banned by society. To make matters worse, a great loss from Vera’s past comes back to haunt her, making her question her own sanity and everything she stands for.
As an agent of the Central Bureau, Vera is equipped with an advanced nano-substance called Blue, which allows her to develop superhuman abilities adapted to her psychological mindset. Also, Vera has access to augmentations that are essential in her investigation. The catch with this is that different augmentations provide alternative solutions for puzzles and varying experiences with characters, so playthroughs from player to player can end up being rather different from one another.
It’s up to you to choose your playstyle and utilize these augmentations to investigate, gather information, and solve puzzles with multiple solutions.
It’ll be worth solving these puzzles, however, as it seems Whispers of a Machine will tell an emotionally gripping story with many twists and turns that are going to contribute to the player getting multiple endings — every action has a consequence. With its noir world of beautifully hand-drawn pixel art design and gorgeous settings influenced by the Nordics, Whispers of a Machine is quite a beaut, to say the least.
Investigate what Whsipers of a Machine is by watching the launch trailer below:
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