Ahead of the kickoff of Gamescom 2019, new developer Anshar Studios has a new game they want you to see. And if you happen to be a fan of RPGs and murder mysteries, this could be right up your alley. The new game is called Gamedec, and it’s going to blend together some very engrossing themes and gameplay styles into a video game that could very well enrapture your imagination.
Gamedec follows a detective caught in the middle of a conspiracy in the 22nd century, a time of controversy and dehumanizing pain. The core of the story revolves around humanity and their obsession with a completely digital world. As the species circles the proverbial drain, more and more horrific things happen in this digital world. Free-to-play games have child slavery, fraud and crime is rampant, and of course there’s some nefarious people behind the scenes benefiting from it all.
Being that this is a story-driven game, player choice is an obviously important component. Basically it’s Ready Player One in video game form, but without the terrible writing and reliance on the literary equivalent of a Buzzfeed list article to fill pages. Gamedec wants you to make your own decisions, and things aren’t as simple as they seem.
The interesting twist here is that the game doesn’t force the player in one direction or the other. The intent is to make a truly neutral experience that allows the players to examine the world around them and truly make their own choices. There’s no binary morals system here, just a simple message, “you are the sum of your choices.”
Anshar Studios has released a short teaser for the game to show it off. You can see that trailer down below. Gamedec is due for the PC sometime in 2020. The game will be shown off at Gamescom from August 20th-23rd. If you can’t get to Germany, a playable demo will be available at PAX West 2019.