‘Gamedec’ Playable Demo Next Week
Gamedec takes place in Warsaw City in the 22nd century and thanks to the existence of virtual worlds, “reality” is a relative concept, and “life” and “death” have many meanings. Unfortunately, new worlds can give rise to new problems. Desire, jealousy, greed, and lust for power are ever present. Many things have changed, but human nature is not one of them. That’s why society in the 22nd century needs Gamedecs–special detectives who handle frauds, crimes, and conspiracies committed in virtual worlds. Such things as child slavery in F2P games, the suicide of a professional player–cases like that are what they deal with on a daily basis. In this new Anshar Studios game, the player becomes one of these detectives.
To put it bluntly, the realities of the 22nd-century are challenging – people live in cage-like cities separated from nature, which has turned hostile. The world is ruled by multi-billion-dollar corporations. To escape their daily misery, people immerse themselves in virtual worlds, hoping to find relief, enjoyment, and adventure. But wanting more leads to new problems, and someone has to solve them – a Gamedec. As a game detective, you take cases from distressed and spoiled customers, discovering intrigue and revealing the truth. Your decisions won’t be easy to make – some choices will feel right, while others might surprise you. Each decision you make shapes the game world and your character’s personality.
In your typical session of Gamedec, every decision is important, and the world around you constantly adapts to the decisions you make. The hero also adapts as the story progresses. Just like in “real” life, the consequences of your choices can be immediate, long-term, or even hidden – the latter most often surfacing when you least expect. Regardless of the decisions you make, the game will always remain neutral toward them. It’s up to you to evaluate them, bearing in mind the saying “you are the sum of your choices.”
Anshar Studios has announced the upcoming release of a new demo and a major update to Gamedec.
This planned update will add gamepad support, backer created and inspired content (posters, graffiti, voicemail, and more), and include more than 100 bug fixes improving story content, gameplay, and localization.
The demo, coming to Steam November 24, puts players in the shoes of a digital detective early on in a story spread across the digital worlds of 22nd century Warsaw. Begin as a gamedec employed by a powerful benefactor to rescue a child trapped in a virtual world—choices in how cases are solved and what the outcomes are send players on radically different branching journeys.
To celebrate the upcoming update, Anshar Studios has Gamedec on sale for 20% off on all available platforms as well as discounts on their other titles. The team has also released Gamedec Steam Trading Cards and a selection of emoticons, backgrounds, stickers, and avatars in the Steam Points Shop.
Anshar Studios’s new game returns to the foundations of the RPG genre by adding mechanics like Deduction, Codex, and Aspects to allow for complex discussions, as players create or expose networks of conspiracies while discovering unusual relationships between virtual worlds. Gamedec’s paper-based RPG mechanics give players the freedom to approach situations from multiple perspectives, rather than by finding a single solution – the choice is ultimately theirs to make.
You can engage in conversational duels, discover or create schemes of deception, save lives, and investigate the extraordinary relationships between virtual worlds and their inhabitants. Gamedec emulates the nature of tabletop RPGs by focusing on character development through decision making. Like in classic tabletop RPGs, you are given the freedom to approach situations from multiple angles rather than forcing a single solution – remember that the choice is yours and yours alone.
Here are Some Key Features:
Guess what? You Are the Sum Of your Choices: You will hunt down the criminals of virtual worlds. Rich, spoiled business people, mothers who want a better life for their children, or corporations with plans to rewrite humanity. Are they acting alone, or are they mere puppets? What does a “happy ending” mean to you or to them? Each decision you make shapes the game world and your character’s personality. Some decisions will feel right, and others will be unexpected. The game continually adapts to your choices and never judges – only you can judge yourself.
Experience the Essence Of Role-Playing:
Gamedec is a pure RPG experience equipped with mechanics such as a codex, aspects, and deduction. Fight conversational duels, discover or build schemes of intrigue, save lives, and discover extraordinary relationships between the virtual worlds and their inhabitants. The game emulates the nature of a tabletop RPG by focusing on choice-dependent character building. Gamedec, like classic tabletop RPGs, gives you the freedom to approach situations from multiple angles rather than forcing a single solution. Remember: the choice is yours.