Spiders announce The Technomancer

The Technomancer

I have never knowingly played a Spiders game, but I'm so glad they're making these interesting B-Movie-style RPGs that nevertheless don't do terribly well critically. As appealing as the big-budget, (mostly) polished games of BioWare or CD Projekt are, it's always fun to explore something scrappy and over-ambitious, like the Risen series, or Spiders' recent Bound By Flame.

After a middling reception to that game, Spiders have announced their next project: a follow-up to their (equally middlingly-received) Mars: War Logs. It's called The Technomancer, and it's set on Mars during the 'War of Water', which certainly sounds like a thing people might war about in the arid, post-apocalyptic future. Expect 'dynamic conversations', weapon crafting, companions, five endings, three fighting styles, and a protagonist who's a dab hand with the old electric.

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There's also this: "On the run from the Secret Police and confronted by the harsh realities of the Red Planet, you must undertake a quest that takes you through tribal communities, cities lost under the ice, and dystopian shanties sprawled across Mars' dusty embrace.

"Faced with the cruelty of Mars' iron-fist enforcers and wild-life, can you survive long enough to uncover the truth behind The Technomancer?"

Probably? I mean, I'll give it a go. The Technomancer is out in 2016.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.