A short while back, development duo Clockwork Bird announced that Silicon Dreams, a narrative cyberpunk thriller about interrogating rogue androids, is coming to Steam on April 20th.
In a corporate-controlled dystopian future where the lines between the real and the artificial have blurred to almost nothing, an interrogation-model android becomes caught between big tech and a brewing revolution. Players can intimidate, manipulate, betray or befriend; they can aid the insurgents or bring about their downfall. They can adhere to their strict programming – or succumb to deviant emotion.
Silicon Dreams is a Papers, Please style bureaucratic thriller with a Blade Running soul.
Speak, or forever hold your peace – Carefully control the flow of information. Decide what to reveal, and when, and to whom.
Facts vs feelings – Monitor interviewees’ emotions in real-time – joy, sadness, anger, disgust, shock, and fear. Use this data to plan a strategy & draw conclusions.
Live and let die – Choose to spare deviant androids, or condemn them and secure your own survival within the corporation.
Branching paths – Move through a vast web of dialogue options and experience multiple endings depending on the path you choose
Cyberpunk android interrogation game "Silicon Dreams" is coming soon! Who will you save? Who will you betray? Are you sure you can make the right choices to save yourself?
— Clockwork Bird (@_ClockworkBird_) March 10, 2021