Bringing the essence of paper role-playing back to a modern take on the genre, Gamedec will take gamers on an exciting journey through its realium and diverse virtual worlds on PC on September 16th this year. That’s when the game will launch on Steam, GOG.com, and Epic Games Store. Start the trip with a CGI trailer, and then jump right into the universe in the newly released free demo.
Being a gamedec is no easy task. You spend more than half of your life lying on the couch, with life-supporting chemicals flowing in your veins and a VR helmet on, stimulating your brain to a point where you see, feel, smell, and taste things that aren’t real. But then again, who said that what you experience in realium is more real than what’s going on in countless virtual gaming worlds? People party in them, meet new friends, do business, have sex, and – what’s most important to you – keep being human. And that means cheating, stealing, or even killing – quite often more audaciously or brutally than in real life. That’s why professionals like you, game detectives, came to be needed. A specific skillset comes at a price, though, so make sure your profit comes first, keep your eyes on the prize, don’t let the trail get cold, and remember that the game is always on.
Gamedec is an authentic RPG experience where every decision is important and comes with consequences. The world in which you live adapts to each decision you make. As the story progresses, your hero adapts as well. Just like in “real” life, the consequences of your choices can be immediate, long-term, or stay hidden, surfacing only when you least expect them. Whatever you decide, the game will remain neutral without judging your choices or suggesting “better” options. It is up to you to evaluate what you’ve done. Just remember that in this job, the game is always on.
Anshar Studios returns to the foundations of the RPG genre with their new game, built on mechanics such as Deduction, the Codex, and Aspects. These allow for complex conversations and interactions as players create or expose networks of conspiracies while discovering unusual relationships between virtual worlds. Gamedec’s pen-and-paper-based RPG mechanics give players the freedom to approach situations from multiple perspectives.
YOU ARE THE SUM OF YOUR CHOICES
Your goal is to hunt down the criminals of virtual worlds – rich and spoiled businesspeople, parents who want better lives for their children, corporations with plans to rewrite history. Are they acting alone, or are they mere puppets? What does a “happy ending” mean to you? To them? Each decision changes the world around you and your character’s personality. Some decisions will feel right, but others might be unexpected.
EXPLORE THE CYBERPUNK OF THE 22ND CENTURY
Welcome to Warsaw City in the 22nd century, where “real” is relative and “life” and “death” have many meanings. Real and virtual worlds have merged, giving rise to ancient vices: lust, sloth, pride, envy… That’s why everyone needs gamedecs – specialists who solve real problems in virtual worlds. Be it the Wild West or a prehistoric amusement park, these and many other worlds reveal our inclinations and weaknesses.
EXPERIENCE THE ESSENCE OF ROLE-PLAYING
Use your wits to gather info from witnesses and suspects, get to the bottom of deceptive schemes, 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. As in classic tabletop RPGs, you’re given the freedom to approach situations from multiple angles, rather than forcing a single solution – the choice is yours, and yours alone.
Gamedec will launch on Steam, GOG.com, and Epic Games Store on September 16th this year. The console release date will be announced in the near future.