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Observer_

Specifications

Title: Observer_ Type: Linux Game
Genre: Adventure & Action Status:
Category: Adventure & Action ➤ Walking Simulator Commercial: ✓
Tags: Walking Sim; Adventure; Stealth; Detective; Sci-fi; Cyberpunk; Dark; Dystopian; Psychological Horror; Horror; Survival; Violent; Gore; Nudity; Atmospheric; Story Rich; Controller Demo:
Released: Not Tracking Package Name:
Date: Extern Repo:
License: Commercial Repo:
Perspective: First person Package:
Visual: 3D Binary:
Pacing: Real Time Source:
Played: Single PDA:
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game):
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 15471
Created: 2018-08-19 Updated: 2020-03-15

Summary

[fr]: Un survival horror cyberpunk dont l'action se situe en 2084 dans un univers sombre et dystopique, dans lequel le joueur est Daniel Lazarski, un détective neural d'élite, aussi appelé Observer, payé par une entreprise dans le but de pénétrer dans la tête des suspects. Ayant reçu un étrange message de son fils perdu, ingénieur haut placé dans la puissante Chiron Corporation, il décide de se rendre dans les bidonvilles de Cracovie pour y enquêter. À la recherche d'indices, il est forcé de pénétrer dans l'esprit instable des criminels et victimes, et de revivre leurs peurs les plus intenses... [en]: A cyberpunk horror game whose action is in 2084 in a dark and dystopian universe, in which the player is Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective, also called Observer, paid by corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. Having received a strange message from his estranged son, a high-level engineer for the almighty Chiron Corporation, he decided to go to the slums of Krakow to investigate. In search of clues, he is forced to enter the unstable minds of criminals and victims, and relive their most intense fears ...

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Social
Devs (Bloober Team SA [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [PressKit] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [PressKit]

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[Wikipedia (Observer) [fr] [en] [de]]
[HOLaRSE [de]] [Mod DB] [Indie DB]

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Description [fr]

Un survival horror cyberpunk dans un univers sombre et dystopique, par le studio Bloober Team SA.

>Observer_ est un survival horror cyberpunk dont l'action se situe en 2084 dans un univers sombre et dystopique, dans lequel le joueur est Daniel Lazarski, un détective neural d'élite, aussi appelé Observer, payé par une entreprise dans le but de pénétrer dans la tête des suspects. Ayant reçu un étrange message de son fils perdu, ingénieur haut placé dans la puissante Chiron Corporation, il décide de se rendre dans les bidonvilles de Cracovie pour y enquêter. À la recherche d'indices, il est forcé de pénétrer dans l'esprit instable des criminels et victimes, et de revivre leurs peurs les plus intenses...


GOG:

Nous sommes en 2084. Si vous avez par chance survécu au Nanophage, alors vous avez probablement été tué ensuite pendant la Guerre. Ceux qui ont tout de même survécu se sont tournés vers la drogue, la réalité virtuelle, les implants neuraux ou toute autre forme de distraction permettant de fuir la réalité. Vous incarnez Daniel Lazarski, un détective neural d'élite, un métier plus connu sous le nom d'Observer, et vous faites partie d'une police privée payée par une entreprise dans le but de pénétrer dans la tête des suspects. Dans ce futur, vos moindres pensées, sensations et souvenirs peuvent être utilisés contre vous au tribunal.
Lorsque vous recevez un étrange message de votre fils perdu, un ingénieur haut placé dans la puissante Chiron Corporation, vous décidez de vous rendre dans les bidonvilles miteux de Classe C de Cracovie pour y enquêter. Cependant, en pénétrant dans l'esprit instable des criminels et victimes à la recherche d'indices, vous vous trouvez forcé à revivre leurs peurs les plus intenses. Jusqu'où irez-vous pour découvrir la vérité ?
Avec Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), la légende du cyberpunk, dans le rôle du Détective Lazarski, >observer_ est un récit psychologique d'horreur à la première personne dans un univers sombre et dystopique. Développé par Bloober Team, les créateurs de Layers of Fear, >observer_ est un jeu d'horreur destiné à une audience mature. Ce que vous verrez vous dérangera sûrement.

• Un futur terrifiant - Découvrez un monde sombre dans un univers cyberpunk ravagé par la maladie, la guerre et la misère. Incarnez un agent de la nouvelle police neurale et pénétrez dans l'esprit des personnes les plus folles.
• Une folie interactive - Conçu pour déranger le joueur, >observer_ est une expérience horrifique interactive des plus tordues psychologiquement qui vous amènera à questionner votre réalité et votre propre santé mentale.


Wikipedia:

Observer (stylisé >OBSERVER_) est un jeu vidéo de type survival horror développé par Bloober Team et édité par Aspyr, sorti en 2017 sur Windows, PlayStation 4 et Xbox One.

Système de jeu

Accueil

• Game Informer : 9/10
• Game Revolution : 4,5/5
• GameSpot : 9/10
• Jeuxvideo.com : 15/20
• PC Gamer US : 45 %

Description [en]

What would you do if
your fears were hacked?

>observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear. Discover a dark cyberpunk world beset by plagues, war and squalor. Play as the new front line of neural police as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.

• Observe and Report - You are Dan Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law.

• A Dark Dystopia - The year is 2084. If you somehow survived the Nanophage, odds are you were killed in the War. Those who live have turned to drugs, VR, neural implants— anything to distract themselves from this new reality. But they can’t hide from you.

• Interactive Insanity - As you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you will relive their darkest fears, forcing you to question your own reality -- and your sanity.

• A New Horror from the Creators of Layers of Fear - The largest and most frightening world yet from Bloober Team! Lose yourself -- and your sanity -- in the dark dystopia that is 2084. >observer_ is a horror experience meant for mature audiences. What you see will disturb you.

Description

The year is 2084. If you somehow survived the Nanophage, odds are you were killed in the War. Those who live have turned to drugs, VR, neural implants— anything to distract themselves from this new reality. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law.

When you receive a mysterious message from your estranged son, a high-level engineer for the almighty Chiron Corporation, you journey to the seedy Class C slums of Krakow to investigate. But as you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you are forced to relive their darkest fears. How far will you go to discover the truth?

With cyberpunk legend Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) as Detective Lazarski, >observer_ is a first-person psychological horror story that focuses on a dark, dystopian setting. Developed by Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear, >observer_ is a horror experience meant for mature audiences. What you see will disturb you.

History

The first concept for the setting of >observer_ was introduced shortly before we launched the full version of Layers of Fear, somewhere at the end of 2015. The vision of a Cyberpunk horror game resonated well with the whole team immidiately. We wanted to give a unique flavour to our world, which is why we brought the game to Eastern-Europe, complete with the architecture, pop-culture, historical and political references from this part of the world. As a Polish developer we wanted to show some familiarity to Slavic people, but also wanted to keep the universe fresh, almost oriental to Western Europe and Americas.

The first presentation of the game was an exclusive appearence during 2016's PC Gaming Show (part of E3), where we showed a teaser trailer and a gameplay trailer recorded in-engine. The reception was extremely pleasing and the game's punchline: "What would you do, if your fears got hacked", stirred the imagination of journalists and gamers alike.

We have submitted >observer_ for the Game Connection Europe Awards where it was nominated for three awards: Best Console/PC Hardcore, Best Hardcore Game, Most Creative & Original.

In january 2017 we announced the partnership with Aspyr Media, who yet again became our publisher.

The game's release date for August 15th 2017 has been supported by the announcement of two renown actors: Rutger Hauer (Daniel Lazarski) of Blade Runner fame and Arkadiusz Jakubik (Janus) - one of the most known Polish actors of our time.

Features

• hacking into the twisted minds of criminals and their victims
• Eastern-European retro-cyberpunk setting
• unsettling, dark atmosphere of a hidden horror game


Wikipedia:

Observer (stylised as >observer_) is a psychological horror video game developed by Bloober Team and published by Aspyr. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 15 August 2017, and for macOS and Linux on 24 October 2017. Observer follows Daniel Lazarski, a detective known as an Observer, who can hack people's minds as a method of interrogation and employ augmented vision to investigate his surroundings.

A team of around thirty developed the game using the Unreal Engine 4. It stars Rutger Hauer, who was also in Blade Runner, one of the game's primary influences. Arkadiusz Reikowski composed the score, infusing it with choral, diegetic and ambient music. Observer received generally favourable reviews from critics. They praised the world design, visual effects and hacking sequences but criticised the stealth areas and its focus on style over substance.

Gameplay

Observer is a psychological horror video game played from a first-person perspective. The player controls Daniel Lazarski, a Krakówian detective of the Observers police unit. He can hack people's brain implants with a device known as the Dream Eater, for interrogation purposes. Equipped with augmented vision split into Electromagnetic Vision—which scans for electronic devices—and Bio Vision—which scans for biological evidence—he is able to analyse and highlight certain objects in his environment. Objects can be interacted with and examined, while dialogue trees are used for speaking with non-player characters. Nanophage cards, patient records, radio-controlled cars and roses serve as collectibles. A mini-game called With Fire and Sword: Spiders is accessed through computer terminals, which can also be used to read documents.

Synopsis

Observer is set in 2084 Kraków, Poland after the nanophage, a "digital plague" that cost the lives of thousands, resulting in war and rampant drug use. After Chiron, a megacorporation, took control of Poland and manifested the Fifth Polish Republic, a police unit known as Observers was put in control of the denizens with license to hack their minds. Drug and hologram addicts were made Class C and cast off to live in tenement buildings.

One morning, Observer detective Daniel Lazarski receives a call from his estranged son Adam, whose caller ID is traced to a tenement building. Locating Adam's apartment, Daniel discovers a body missing its head. He scans a ComPass implant and sees a missed call from "H.N." Checking the tenant log, he learns the initials belong to Helena Nowak who lives in apartment 104. At this point, a lockdown has been triggered. In apartment 104, Daniel finds a moribund man called Amir and hacks his brain for clues. Given a glimpse of the tattoo parlour outside, he heads to the courtyard.

Helena is found dead inside the parlour; hacking her brain reveals she was working for Adam, smuggling data out of Chiron. Daniel goes looking for Jack Karnas, the owner of the tattoo parlour, in apartment 210. He finds Jack murdered and follows a trail of the killer's blood to the attic, where he is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he regains consciousness, he finds the killer dead and hacks the remains. Daniel continues from there and into the sewers, arriving at the killer's hideout. Adam's severed head lies under a cover on a table. Distraught, Daniel is met with his son's voice urging him not to connect with the severed head's implant and mentioning a place called Sanctuary. He finds his way deeper underground, ending up at Sanctuary's gates.

Inside Sanctuary, an abandoned virtual reality salon, Daniel enters one of the pods. He meets Adam in the virtual world and learns that Adam's consciousness was transferred into a digital realm hoping it was out of Chiron's reach. However, Adam claims Chiron deployed a virus to break down his defences. Daniel is urged to manually override the signal that caused the lockdown, releasing Adam from the building's private network. In the adjoining building, Adam reveals he killed the original Adam for sending the virus after him and triggered the lockdown to lead Daniel to Sanctuary. Adam asks that he be hosted in Daniel's Observer mind to save what is left of his son; if he refuses, Adam transfers Daniel's consciousness into a maintenance drone and steals his body. Daniel manages to steal the body of the drone's owner and uses it to attack Adam but is shot dead by police as the lockdown is finally lifted.

Development and release

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