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1523380cookie-checkCrime Code Wants You on The Other Side of Your Internet History
16 April 2018

Crime Code Wants You on The Other Side of Your Internet History


The common internet is a few years ahead of time and this city of sin is the first to computerize its masses; never mind the dirty politics and social engineering, what that sounds like is the perfect pitch for a contemplative cop-drama, neo-noir pixels and Retrowave.

Detective-sim, rather. The first trailer to Crime Code is brilliantly compiled and warrants more than a few casual glances; partly because the game is still a bit of a social media enigma with not much in the way of its nitty-gritty made known.

It seems though that one must –

  • Hack into the dirty-dealings of an alternative Chicago using an intricate cyberspace The developer calls it his psychological approach to hacking that capitalizes on the human disposition.
  • Investigate multiple cases across the very same alternative Chicago by cleverly co-relating, blackmailing, deceiving and communicating with personalities as prudency would. 

What the trailer briefly teases of an underlying plot is accompanied with multiple snippets of the game’s hacking/investigation/gameplay mechanics in flashes.

Characters are more than avatars here, each with its own background of assorted vices that players may choose to phish, ring up on-phone, or threaten with.

Consider it plausible for your suspect to respond to a job-offer than an anonymous date? Know of a relative’s address worthy of impersonation or of a personal situation that you can wipe away for them? Perhaps you’d like to not interfere and stick to their cookies/logs/browser history.

All very doable. The vision however isn’t to spoon-feed the plethora of these options to the player but rather, have them rely on a considerable amount of wit in carving their own through the primary narrative.

For this in-game operating systems, websites and distractions have been crafted by the developer in very believable a fashion. Thankfully you’ll have to your disposal notebooks, a work-table, maps and a cassette-player you can play some synths on now and then.

Crime Code’s Twitter hints at a Kickstarter campaign later this year.

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