The Signifier

Playmestudio, Raw Fury

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
69
Top Critic Average
25%
Critics Recommend
Based on 20 critic reviews
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The Signifier

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCOct 15, 2020

Developer: Playmestudio

Publisher: Raw Fury

Genres: Adventure, Horror

The Signifier is a first-person tech-noir mystery adventure that blends investigation, experimental psychology, and artificial intelligence. Players step into the role of Frederick Russell, an expert in AI and psychology, and the main researcher behind an experimental deep brain scanner called the Dreamwalker. Its controversial technology allows the exploration of the recorded senses and unconscious realms of the mind. He finds himself thrust into a spiral of intrigue when asked to use his creation after the vice president of the world’s biggest tech company turns up dead in her apartment. Explore the real and surreal worlds, become immersed in fringe psychology, solve puzzles, and find the truth. Features: Three coexisting dimensions to explore: reality, and the objective memories and subjective dreams in the mindscape Move between realms to solve puzzles, unlock new dialog branches, and unravel the mystery Learn psychological concepts to use powers and tools for navigating the strange and unpredictable unconsciousness Every challenge is part of the mystery that creates unique moments with no filler A multi-layer narrative that spirals into a complex web of real-world intrigue as surreal suspense Get immersed in thought provoking tension, free from jump scares Question the implications of AI, intrusion to the consciousness, privacy, and whether we see the world as it is or a subjective creation of our minds

The Signifier Critic Reviews

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

The Signifier is almost an essential experience for anybody looking for a sophisticated and complex meditation on the effects of technological progress on the nature of humanity but as a game it doesn't quite hang together. Even more frustrating is the fact that its short running time means that it ends just as it's starting to find its feet. As a result it's a title that I am really glad that I have played but can't fully commit to recommending it.

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The Signifier is an intriguing adventure game/ walking simulator with a compelling story and unique design aspects. The presentation can be a bit janky, but the game has definitely stuck in my mind since finishing it.

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The Signifier is an ambitious game that is also aware of its limits. Unfortunately, that is not enough to elevate it among the greats. It offers a great, alienating and at times disturbing atmosphere, but its strongest suit is tackling issues that force the player out of his comfort zone. Unfortunately, mechanics are not as strong as the atmosphere, which makes the short duration (about six hours) a good choice. The ending is a bit fuzzy, however – and probably a setup for a sequel.

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GameMAG

Unknown Author
6 / 10
GameMAG

The Signifier have a quite an original concept, but falls short to hold any momentum with repetative sections and and a mess of hastily forgotten plot points. If only the dev team had a bigger budget, then maybe this game could become something entirely else.

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