Technobabylon: Birthright is a 3D sequel to cyberpunk adventure Technobabylon

Wadjet Eye's last game Unavowed (opens in new tab) was a high point for the publisher, but back in 2015 they put out another well-received adventure game called Technobabylon—a cyberpunk mystery about a killer called "the Mind Jacker". Here's what Andy Kelly had to say about it in his review (opens in new tab):

"Wadjet Eye have been publishing old-style adventure games for years now, and this is one of their best releases. Developer Technocrat has created a cyberpunk world that, while riffing on a dozen other examples of the genre, manages to have a personality of its own, populated by a cast of genuinely likeable characters."

Today developer Dave Gilbert tweeted (opens in new tab) that a sequel called Technobabylon: Birthright has been in the works "for awhile now" and attached a few screenshots. The most notable thing about them is that they show a 3D game, while all of Wadjet's previous adventures have been 2D. As Gilbert said in a follow-up tweet (opens in new tab), "The draw of these games has always been the characters, so it’s nice to work in a system that really lets you SEE the characters."

Have a look at the screenshots below.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.