Simulacracea is a visual novel adventure game that thrusts the player into the heart of a challenging psychotherapy case where their choices, both in conversations and in the types of treatment they choose, will have powerful consequences.
In Simulacracea, you play as Dr. Melissa Park, a psychotherapist called in to Petrichor University by research student Tara Northrop. Tara has created an experimental therapy AI that has been suffering a series of unusual malfunctions.
Willow's psyche is so advanced that Tara can't tell if Willow's problems are the sign of technical issues or if they're signs of mental illness. Dr. Harold Freeman, the president of the university, is worried that Willow's sudden consciousness could have massive ethical ramifications and has been fighting with Tara to have the AI shut down.
Your job is to diagnose the cause of Willow's malfunction, treat it through therapy, and gain the trust of both Tara and Dr. Freeman in order to keep Willow safe and functional.
Players will have to grapple with questions about purpose, identity, how we cope with tragedy and how we treat mental illness, all while working to maintain the loyalties of many characters who all have their own agendas. Simulacracea's 5-6 hour story features story progression that factors in the player's conversational choices, therapy decisions, what characters they align with, and play style, with over 20 possible endings as the outcome.
Simulacracea's story deals with sensitive mental health related topics and is not recommended for children or those who may be disturbed by such material.
64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU
2 GB RAM
2 GB available space
|Publisher:||Crowned Daemon Studios|