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Technobabylon - Part I

by Technocrat

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Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Original
Release Date:
20 Oct 2010
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Player Rating:
Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content advisory:
Occasional, mild
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Public Opinion

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26 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
83%
Immersion:
87%
Puzzles & Pacing:
87%
Overall Enjoyment:
84%

About this game

## THIS VERSION NO LONGER AVAILABLE! ##
## Full version of Technobabylon coming from Wadjet Eye games in March/April 2015 ##

A jobless agoraphobe, addicted to the man-made worlds of a distant descendant of the internet, has become targeted for assassination by forces beyond her understanding. With nobody she could really call an enemy or a friend, she must face the dangers of "meatspace", and survive a conspiracy that has invisibly ruled her entire life.

An agent of the city's all-seeing secret police finds himself blackmailed with the lives of the unborn children of his long-dead wife. Pushed to the limits by his deceit and his past, how far is he willing to go to save his legacy?

Follow their lives as a string of catastrophes threatens not only themselves, but everything they think they know about the city!
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Programming, Art & Story
Technocrat has worked on 8 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2010

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2010

Nominated, Best Original Story 2010

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2010

Nominated, Best Background Art 2010

Nominated, Best Short Game 2010

AGS Panel Review

"An inventive twist on the 'escape the room' genre, Technobabylon shows us a dystopian future where people prefer to live their lives in virtual reality rather than accept their own and work to better themselves. While technically a one room game, it manages to offer multiple puzzles both in and out of reality and pleasant visuals reminiscent of older adventure games."

16 people commented on this game (newest first):

I'm hugely impressed by the world-building in the Technobabylon series. Even here when the game consists of only a couple of rooms there is a sense of a developed, living world. Very enjoyable with the right balance of difficulty and hints required for the puzzles.
2013-04-03 09:23:29 by elegantmechanic
I was so sad when I left the room. I downloaded this game a long time ago and by the time I installed it and played it I didn't even remember what it was or where I got it from. I solved the puzzles, thought they were really well done and logical, awesome atmosphere with a compelling background, super cool idea with all the cyber/computer/hacking stuff, and then realized that after leaving the room that was the end of the game. :

A full length point and click adventure, a la Kings Quest, would definetely be something I would pay full retail game price for.

Immensely entertaining and engrossing despite the length. 5/5
2012-06-22 01:49:31 by BludStanes
Really enjoyed this. Small enough to not get lost in. Puzzles were all pretty logical I thought. And a good setting. Downloading part 2 now :)
Only minor critique would be some descriptions assumed you'd examined something else before-hand, but didn't detract. Oh and nice mild humour. Not too in-your-face. Just the way I like it. Going to play part 2 now. Well worth half an hour of your day
2012-06-01 11:29:40 by emptyhead41
Excellent little game. I'm looking forward to playing the next episodes.
2012-01-30 04:38:50 by alcoatjez
Great start for a great series! Thanks for sharing!
2011-09-02 18:37:00 by Three-Headed Monkey
Don't worry Part I, I still love you the most.
2011-02-09 14:47:12 by Ascovel
The game has very interesting ideas of how future might be like with some BASS-style gameplay elements. However, some puzzles had this pregognition feeling - from dialogs and responses I knew what puzzles I had to solve before I even knew the circumstances and why I should do that. Nonetheless, this is a great introduction to part 2, which is superior in almost every aspect.
2011-02-08 16:14:18 by cat
Very enjoyable experience. Bite-sized goodness that saved a very boring day at work. Thank you!
2010-12-08 02:42:54 by WHAM
Great game! I really enjoyed it. Nice graphics, atmosphere and puzzles. Although there were a few bugs in there that caused me to have to restart.
I can't wait for the next episode.
2010-12-05 16:50:21 by madeyes
A really nice, though short game, but it won't leave you unsatisfied. The puzzle design is great, and generally the game is definitely worth trying.
2010-11-28 18:05:20 by Dualnames
where is the walk through? help
2010-11-24 17:25:22 by Boo (Boolie)
Superb immersion, witty NPCs, nice escape-the-room puzzles.
Reccomended, I hope to see episode II as soon as possible.
2010-11-14 13:37:17 by bicilotti (bicilotti)
Sweet game. Nice graphics and a lot of paying attention to detail.
2010-10-30 14:43:50 by tinkerer (tinkerer)
Very enjoyable little game.

Graphics and animations are good, puzzles also and there is just the right amount of background information to make you interested in the game world without being too wordy or involved.
2010-10-21 06:47:03 by Intense Degree (McBoy)
Nice short game. Very good art, in particular the backgrounds, and interesting futuristic setting. The main character reminded me of an old friend. I hope the game will develop into a longer series with more interesting characters.

On the flip side it shows lack of polish in the UI. The handling of the mouse actions was the opposite to the norm, which confused me to no end, and the inventory management required too much clicking and hovering: it should have been simpler. It's not a bad idea to copy the best characteristics of the best games.
2010-10-20 15:37:01 by jkohen (jkohen)
This is a fantastic short game! Great sci-fi atmosphere of a decaying cyberpunk world created very successfully, despite the fact that only one (physical) location is shown. Strong puzzles, dialogs, pixel art, music - everything.

I just wish this was either a stand-alone title or there was a better teasing as to what is to come in the next episode.

2010-10-20 11:34:33 by Ascovel (Ascovel)
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