Having been unveiled originally in August, first person puzzle game Faraday Protocol has been significantly refined following feedback from the gaming community, with a number of major updates now released.
Deck13 – publishers of the highly acclaimed RPG CrossCode – are responsible for publishing Faraday Protocol, which is now available on Switch, PS4, PC and Xbox consoles. An intriguing first person puzzle game with hugely appealing, art deco-style retro-futuristic visuals, Faraday Protocol tasks players with solving puzzles using the raygun-esque Bia-Tool, the relic of an ancient alien civilisation, which can bend energy and manipulate mysterious machinery. There’s an appealingly mysterious ambience to the game, which is set on an abandoned space station – named OPIS – governed by a slumbering AI named IRIS.
The escape room-style puzzles have multiple solutions and there’s an immersive, atmospheric soundtrack which adds to the game’s excellent ambience. Though the game starts with the player only being able to listen to pre-recorded messages, by the latter stages of the game there are full conversations with multiple dialogue choices.
It looks like a hugely compelling and unique experience, with some genuinely impressive and atmospheric audiovisual design. Though puzzle games can often live or die on the obtuseness of the solutions, it’s great that Deck13 have seen fit to include multiple solutions to the brainteasers in the game; often, momentum can stall when players struggle to work out the one way to get past a particular puzzle. The unique look and feel of Faraday protocol – not to mention its intriguing story, with its central mystery unfolding as players progress – greatly adds to its appeal too.
As Giacomo Sala, from the game’s developers – Red Koi Box – states, “Faraday Protocol moves from the traditional ways and follows rules and uses mechanics never used before, and will challenge the grey matter of the player to lateral and logical thinking. The unique puzzle elements combined with the linear game and story progression make this game enjoyable for almost everyone.”
The game is now available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox consoles. The update trailer, showcasing the improvements to Faraday Protocol, can be seen here:
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