It’s October 1, 2049. Two large corporate wigs have just been killed in a helicopter crash, and all clues to this mystery have been scattered by a false and future Wikipedia successor.
Neurocracy, published last week, is a murderous mystery mystery that takes place entirely through Omnipedia entries: a future interpretation of the free online encyclopedia. Buried between entries on reality TV shows, neural implants and deadly diseases are clues that hint at the brutal game behind the deaths of the two executives.
Although you can solve it yourself, the developer has created an official discord server for possible brainstorming details. Still, there’s a voyeuristic delight in exploring this false future, the same joy you’d get from picking up Skyrim books or a BioShock audio record.
Nor is it a casual comparison. In a blog post, writer Joannes Truyens explains that the idea of Neurocracy arose from the kind of background stories that would be obtained through fictitious emails and newspapers in games like God Ex, "all this suggested a much larger world than was depicted for the game or exposed in the dialogues. "
The story of Neurocracy will take place over ten weekly episodes, which will see how the view adds new pages and edits existing ones as the mystery unfolds. The 10 episodes will be available for GBP 15, with episode 1 free for everyone right now on Omnipedia.