A first-person account of a (male) Private Eye who gradually learns how to 'ride' in other creatures' minds, (see through their eyes, experience what they experience etc.) This opens a fair range of possibilities, and I have tried to leave the game as open as possible so players can explore the aspects of the game that interest them most.
There are a few variables that the player has to balance to advance through the story. There may be more than one way to move the variables one way or the other.
Update 0.95.3 is a HTML update (minor bug fix.)
Update 0.95.2 is the full image file in one zip.
Update 0.95.1 is a small update to the HTML file
Current update 0.95
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING, please check the first post of the discussion thread for links to smaller downloads which you can combine with the HTML
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE the previous version of the game you can download the smaller "TOP UP" updates (past "Top Ups" also linked in the first post of the discussion thread.)
NOTE: If you have questions that you would like to have answered, please post them in the game's discussion thread. It is simply not practical to hold conversations in the review thread.
The parallel plot devices are
1. The private eye is contracted to hunt for an elusive woman.
2. The private eye meets a psychic and learns to use his psychic powers (the story of how he came upon these abilities, and how they changed him.)
There are several side encounters, red-herrings, a couple of easter eggs, but the gameplay refers to the above storylines.
There are a number of ways to 'finish', and there are some side events, and other 'boss' events depending on the path you take.
You - The (male) Private Eye who gradually develops his psychic abilities through dreams.
Conrad - The 'suit' who represents the corporate interest who hire you to find Dianne.
The Psychic - A gypsy woman who helps you deveop your dream powers, for reasons of her own...
Dianne - The 'mark' who I am contracted to find and deliver to the corporation represented by Conrad.
Fred - A corrupt policeman who sometimes helps me ... for a price.
Georgette - ?
Joe - An associate (informant) who has gone missing
The Ferret - An associate (informant) who has gone missing
William - An associate (informant) who has gone missing
Various other incidental characters.
Charlotte - A personal trainer
Emma - A personal trainer
Some basic tips include:
The entire game is a kind of juggling act, trying to keep everything balanced as you progress through the story.
You brain is affected by use of psychic power, a brain burnout can result in 'death' (Game Over).
Narc (narcotic) use calms the brain, but overuse of narcs can lead to helpless addiction (Game Over).
Some kinds of foods and drinks can help offset these, but you can only eat/drink so much.
Everything costs money, and you have limited cash from the initial contract (if you take it) so, unless you are incredibly frugal, you may need to suppliment income by selling on the blackmarket.
Every time you walk the streets there is a chance of being mugged. Several possible outcomes, including death. (Game Over)
Any use of the Blackmarket has a chance of attracting police attention, and possible jail time (Game Over).
Progression often depends on develping your powers and revisiting old haunts when you reach a new level of power may unveil a new possibility.
There are a couple of 'Easter Egg' style asides just for fun, but you would be lucky to find them on the first playthrough.
Some endings allow you to continue to play on, if you have not completed the Dianne storyline.
Added 26,000 words (total 130,000)
Added 70+ passages (total 510)
Added 200+ new links
Added 60 new variables (your old saves won't work sorry).
Many bugs fixed (thanks to play testers)
Sidebar images tweaked slightly to better reflect TF and arousal.
Painkiller slightly increased in effectiveness
There are now consequences if you try to use mind power on a prison guard and fail.
Now possible to be spotted by talent scouts in the strip club.
The final area of the game, Conrad's mansion, is now open! (Not yet finished but playable.)
Find out what old 'friends' are up to, and meet some new characters
So far I like this game. I wish there were more girl on girl stuff going on but overall very well done.
*This is not a review*
I just wanted to inform possible players that, despite the tag, this game has very little (if any?) M/M content.
Since it's almost a 1GB game, I think this information should have been more clearer in the game overview.
Great game, but content ends too fast. Looking forward to the update
For those of you still stuck on the name of the song, Here's a hint. It was covered by Seether, an Alt Metal band from South Africa. Great cover btw.
It was a nice experience for me, and i hope to see much more in the future.
Still not sure if i can do something about the gym mind power block...
And a special hint fo those, who tried/dont' want to find the password from the library:
"The librarian is pretty lewd and the name of the song poits that out pretty well"
-- The ammount of the pictures and gifs animation is perfect, however, i hope to see more variations if it is possible.
-- Plot is interesting and tempting, slightly more erotic encounters would be perfect(but not nessesary).
Don't have anything more to say beside that this game is one of the best i've played on this site so far(i played a lot... Too much to be true)