Wadjet Eye releases free Technobabylon demo


Wadjet Eye's cyberpunk point-and-click adventure Technobabylon is coming out next week, but if you'd like to get a taste of what's in store, a free demo is available right now.

Technobabylon takes place in the year 2087, in a city powered, and controlled, by an omnipresent AI named Central. Players will follow three of the city's denizens, including two members of the CEL police force, as they unravel a web of conspiracies that threatens everything they know.

It's an intriguing premise, but vague, which is where the demo comes in. It covers roughly the first hour of the game (although your mileage may vary, depending on how handy you are with such things) and features CEL agents Regis and Lao in pursuit of a serial Mindjacker who's tapping into the neural wiring of seemingly ordinary citizens, stealing their knowledge and leaving them for dead.

And that, folks, is cyberpunk.

The Technobabylon demo is available from Steam or from Technobabylon-game.com. The full release will be out on May 21.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.