Dive Into A Murder Mystery On This Creepy, Cyberpunk Wikipedia – Kotaku




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Neurocracy is a browser-based cyberpunk murder mystery story informed over the course of 10 real-world weeks and 10 in-game days, via the hypothetical successor to Wikipedia, Omnipedia. It presents a dystopian future by which escalating pandemics have pushed the worldwide group to desert particular person privateness in favor of pursuing complete “bio-security.” The sport has fascinating issues to say about rising traits round pandemics, public well being, and state sovereignty. I'm not, nevertheless, right here to speak to you about these features at this time I'm right here to let you know concerning the worst a part of its corporatized, surveillance-state hellworld: The longer term may be very boring.
Which isn't to say that Neurocracy is poorly written or delivered (it’s not), or that its plot isn’t partaking (it's!). The writers do an incredible job of simulating a megacorp-sponsored, brand-safe Wikipedia. And therein lies its most delicate, and my favourite, critique of our hyper-capitalist future: that standardization, algorithmic content material manufacturing, and strict moderation will forestall folks from being weirdos publicly.

You play Neurocracy by following hyperlinks via a fictional company follow-up to Wikipedia within the 12 months 2049. Which means the vast majority of your time enjoying the sport will likely be spent studying, placing collectively clues, and discussing the theories with different gamers. It's being launched episodically over 10 weeks, with the primary episode performing as a free intro for the sport.

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