Tycoon Games, developers of several award-winning dating sim and visual novels, has announced that its upcoming title “Bionic Heart” has now entered closed beta stage.
“With Bionic Heart I wanted to create a product for young adults that would immerse them in the world of classic science fiction. The game is much like a sci-fi comic book, with a fun story and plenty of drama, not unlike real-life events.”
—Riva Celso, programmer/designer of Tycoon Games
The game takes place in London in the year 2099 in a world where Earth's climate is so ravaged by pollution and global warming that most of the world is covered in an unending rain. You take the role of Luke Black, an informatic engineeer working for Nanotech, one of the leading nanotechnology companies of the day.
The game follows the classic gameplay of visual novels, allowing the player to make choices that will determine Luke's fate. It also includes interactive sequences in which the player will be able to freely move through several locations and interact with the environment, object, and people around him. With twenty-four unique endings, some more difficult to unlock than others, the game has a high replay value.
The game is currently in early beta testing and should be available this summer 2009 on the company's website at http://www.tycoongames.eu for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms with very low hardware requirements.
About Tycoon Games
Founded in 2007 by Riva Celso, the owner of Winter Wolves (producers of sports simulations and RPGs), Tycoon Games focuses on creating unique products like war-games and adventure games.