OVERVIEW

Technolust: Thought Crimes is a Bronze Prize winning entry to the 2015 Oculus Mobile Game Jam.

The game was created for the Samsung Gear VR in 30 days in partnership with Mark Schramm.

 

GAMEPLAY

You (the player), take the role of a security professional charged with maintaining order in the dystopian cyberpunk universe of Technolust. Accompanied by your heavily modified artificial intelligence program , you’ll need to be part hacker, part detective and possibly part cyborg to make it through a work shift with any loot in your pocket to fuel your constant need for ramen noodles and VR apps.

Surrounded by banks of monitors, trinkets and gizmos, the player must track down a suspected criminal(s) before they commit the crime predicted by his/her A.I.

At the moment the A.I. predicts a crime, the player is given the last 20 minutes of data collect by security equipment to scrub through for clues as to who, where and how the crime will be committed.

A shift ends when, either the criminal(s) are neutralized, or time runs out and the predicted event occurs.

The main resource is time. Every investigation (or move) the player makes, puts criminals once step closer to committing said crime.

“Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago”, “Papers Please”, “Clue” and “Five Nights at Freddie’s” are all inspirations. We’ve added elements of scrubbable timelines, CCTV footage, sensor data, and tough moral decisions.

A demo is available via the official mobile jam submission page .

The game will be released on Oculus Home later in 2015.

Features

  • High Score system with cloud based Leaderboard
  • Customizatable environments and upgrades via store purchases
  • Criminal Database to view photoscanned criminals.

Credits

  • Game by Mark Schramm and Blair Renaud
  • Phtotscans by Quantum Capture
  • Music by Crushfield