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We've talked about Encodya before, a beautiful science fiction point and click in the making. The demo was given out to newsletter subscribers first, but as of today it is freely available to everybody on itch.io.

The sweetness and creativity of Studio Ghibli in a Blade Runner alike setting, with the humor and game style of Monkey Island…

Those are the ingredients that inspired ENCODYA, an indie point’n’click adventure game under development, set in a dystopian cyberpunk world.

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What I forgot to mention in the first article is that you switch between controlling two characters, Tina, the orphan, and Sam, a robot and her only friend. Some people you meet might prefer to talk to humans only, some prefer robots (especially machines). Some stuff might not be in the understanding range of a little kid or just physically out of reach. Some things are out of the range a robot is programmed to do. The two don't share a common inventory, so you might need to shuffle around stuff a bit. And don't forget if you want to give something to somebody to make sure the character you are controlling is actually carrying it...

So, if you fancy a good point and click, give the demo a try. It might take about an hour to solve. The developer is planning to have a Kickstarter campaign soon.

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scaine 2 July 2019 at 6:15 pm UTC
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Beautiful artwork. I'm not usually a fan of point-n-click adventures, but I might have to give this a go.
Eike 2 July 2019 at 8:02 pm UTC
scaineBeautiful artwork. I'm not usually a fan of point-n-click adventures, but I might have to give this a go.

It's free, so give it a try... it's quite classic point and click, though.
STiAT 2 July 2019 at 9:04 pm UTC
Huh, first time I read it. Not at home today, will buy it later at their price, I like point&click adventures.
heidi.wenger 2 July 2019 at 10:05 pm UTC
Possibly the cyberpunkish atmospheres i've been searching for! I hope "The Last Night" will make it too: https://store.steampowered.com/app/612400/The_Last_Night/
scaine 2 July 2019 at 11:14 pm UTC
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heidi.wengerPossibly the cyberpunkish atmospheres i've been searching for! I hope "The Last Night" will make it too: https://store.steampowered.com/app/612400/The_Last_Night/

I don't want to dredge gamergate up again, but I'm not supporting a CEO who was part of that movement, regardless of how pretty his game looks. I think he's only changed his tune recently because Microsoft have stepped in as joint-publisher and told him to apologise publicly before money is lost. But then having MS on board is another red flag for me generally, so I'm going to give this one a miss, I think. Plenty other incredible games out there. Like, Encodya, in fact!
Linuxwarper 3 July 2019 at 12:15 am UTC
Tina looks like little sister of a boy in a other video game. The other game is a boy who who has a similar looking helmet with a shock gun and a dog following him. Surrounding where he is are shadow like figures trying to get him. I can't search that game up to show.
Linuxwarper 3 July 2019 at 12:32 am UTC
I found the game I spoke of: Heart of Darkness

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Shmerl 3 July 2019 at 3:54 am UTC
Gaming on Linux quote is featured on the game page https://chaosmonger.itch.io/encodya

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Eike 3 July 2019 at 7:25 am UTC
STiATHuh, first time I read it. Not at home today, will buy it later at their price, I like point&click adventures.

It's a demo, so it's for free (or whatever you want to pay).

The author sure needs money, but he would also be happy about likes and comments as well for some visibility.


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tuubi 3 July 2019 at 7:39 am UTC
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If you've ever enjoyed a classic adventure game, you should definitely give this demo a go. The detailed, imaginative graphics and animations, as well as the very competent voice acting are a step or two above the norm for indie adventures. Also, the main developer seems like a decent guy, so that's a definite plus. This is one project I wouldn't mind crowdfunding if and when it comes to that.
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