MidBoss is a San Francisco-based studio that hosts the LGBTQ-friendly gaming convention GaymerX in the city once a year, but it also working on a cyberpunk adventure called Read Only Memories,which it successfully Kickstarted. Now, MidBoss has released a demo for anyone with a PC to play.
Read Only Memories takes place in 2064 Neo-San Francisco, which is a city full of Hybrids, Humans, ROMs and Brain Controlled Androids. You’re a struggling reporter who has their home broken into by a robot called Turing, who tells you that your friend Hayden has gone missing.
You end up following this mystery into one of the biggest scandals that Neo-San Francisco has hosted, it all involving a new unknown ROM.
Read Only Memories is designed to play like ‘90s point-and-click adventures games like Gabriel Knight and Snatcher. This simply means that it focuses on exploration and puzzle-solving. MidBoss has also made an effort to put queer characters into prominent roles.
The demo that you can download lets you get a feel for the game with the prologue and the first chapter. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The finished game should be coming to PC, OUYA, iOS, and Android.