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Read Only Memories

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Available on:PCOct 5, 2015

Developer: MidBoss

Genre: Adventure

December, 2064AD. Your life as a struggling journalist is interrupted by the world’s first sapient robot, a ROM named Turing. Your friend, a brilliant AI engineer and Turing's creator, has gone missing. Why did he disappear? Who’s involved? Why would they want him? Explore the world of Neo-San Francisco, befriend the locals, and decide how to approach your encounters. It’s up to you to uncover the mystery of their disappearance in this cyberpunk graphic adventure game! Read Only Memories is a cyberpunk graphic adventure game that focuses on putting queer and diverse characters in meaningful roles, creating an exciting and tense adventure and story, and features the unique and exotic graphics and sounds that make up 2064 Neo-SF.

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Read Only Memories is an eye-catching, cyberpunk-themed adventure that cleverly presents and explores important societal issues.

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I would recommend Read Only Memories to anyone who enjoys point-and-click adventure games, as it's an excellent addition to the genre, borrowing many of its key elements while ditching some of the more obnoxious ones. It's also a great choice for anyone who is looking for more diversity in their video games, as it does a wonderful job of promoting inclusion without making it the sole focus. Plus, there's an awesome, adorable little robot friend to hang out with, and who doesn't want that?

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Read Only Memories started out as a project for the inclusion of LGBT characters, but regardless of where one leans on the political spectrum, it's so much more than just a good-intentioned story of equality for all. You'll have the option by way of your answers to tailor your own issues of identity and throughout the game's ten-hour length you'll encounter plenty of gay and straight, trans- and cis-gendered people.

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Read Only Memories is a fantastic cyberpunk game whose biggest strength is its writing.

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