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Eliza, the new Visual Novel from Zachtronics is out now with Linux support

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Usually known for their excellent puzzle games, Zachtronics have released Eliza, a new and intriguing sounding Visual Novel.

Eliza is a visual novel about an AI counseling program, the people who develop it, and the people who use it. Follow Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey as she reconnects with people from her past, gets to know the people of Seattle who use Eliza for counseling, and decides the course of her future.

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Feature Highlight:

  • A thought-provoking story told in the form of a visual novel from an award-winning indie team.
  • Follow Evelyn’s journey through a present-day Seattle brought to life with beautiful hand-painted art.
  • Get to know Eliza’s clients and the employees of Skandha, the technology giant behind it, with over a dozen fully-voiced characters and powerful performances from a highly regarded cast.
  • An evocative, ambient original score by the composer for Infinifactory, SHENZHEN I/O, Opus Magnum, and EXAPUNKS.
  • Is AI-driven counseling better than nothing? Is it worse than nothing? What responsibilities come with technical skills? Consider your own answers to these questions and more.
  • Counseling sessions getting a little too real? Relax with Kabufuda Solitaire, a new take on solitaire using Japanese kabufuda cards.

No Early Access stuff here, this is a complete game ready for you to dive right into. Not something I'm usually into either, but considering it's fully voiced and it's from a developer whose previous games I enjoyed (Opus Magnum in particular is fantastic) I think I might have to take a look.

GOG have provided me with a copy, so I shall be taking a look in future. Visual Novels aren't my usual preference but the idea here sounds too interesting to pass on.

Find it on GOG, Humble Store, itch.io or Steam.

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eldaking 12 August 2019 at 5:55 pm UTC
This looks really, really interesting. While this falls a bit outside Zachtronics usual gameplay loop, I feel that the theme and atmosphere fit well enough to be a companion to their other games.

And it looks quite nice for a VN, which is a kind of game I enjoy a lot but often have trouble finding titles for (they are often too cheesy, too slow, too badly sexualized, or just outside of my interests).
Liam Dawe 12 August 2019 at 6:49 pm UTC
Note: GOG just released it and sent me a copy, article updated.
drmoth 13 August 2019 at 5:01 am UTC
Definitely give this a review Liam, I'm not a VN kind of person but this looks excellent
bidinou 17 August 2019 at 10:23 am UTC
I have no idea what it's about and usually really dislike visual novels, but I insta-bought it because it's from Zachtronics ;)
Eike 17 August 2019 at 4:25 pm UTC
bidinouI have no idea what it's about and usually really dislike visual novels, but I insta-bought it because it's from Zachtronics ;)

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