Run, Technomancer, Run!


A couple quick takeaways from the new Gamescom trailer for The Technomancer: (1) Spiders’ Martian creature designs continue to look weird and grotesque yet exotic and beautiful, and (2) the music by composer Olivier Derivière (of Remember Me and Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry fame) is all kinds of awesome. Seriously, if the rest of soundtrack is as cool and vibey as this, they better sell it standalone or put together a special edition bundled with it, because I’ll be ready to buy it from day one.

Focus Home and Spiders still aren’t showing much of the actual game, but the trailer does give new clues about some of the characters and the overarching narrative. The setting definitely looks intriguing, building from the Mars: War Logs universe without being directly connected as a prequel or sequel, with some added flavors of Deus Ex and Red Faction swirled into the mix.

As a smallish developer with grand ambitions, it really seems like Spiders is learning and growing with each passing game, from Of Orcs and Men, to Mars: War Logs, to Bound By Flame, and now on to The Technomancer. I very much look forward to see how this promising cyberpunk sci-fi RPG turns out when it hits PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next year.

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