First-Person Puzzler “Faraday Protocol” Retooled on PC, Consoles

After receiving feedback from players, publisher Deck 13 and developer Red Koi Box recently released several updates to their genre-bending Faraday Protocol on PS4, PS5, SeXbox, Xbone, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC.

Originally released in August, Faraday Protocol is a first-person puzzler designed to test your wits and intelligence more than your reflexes. Players use an ancient, pistol-like relic known as the “Bia-Tool” to bend energy, manipulate machinery, and naturally- solve puzzles. You’ll use these abilities to explore an abandoned space station and unravel the mysteries of its governing A.I. named IRIS, which rests at the core of the station.

Here’s the rather extensive breakdown of Faraday Protocol and the from Deck 13, followed by a trailer for the game:

Emergence / Evolution

After a low profile soft launch and focused feedback from the gaming community, a number of major updates have been initiated in Faraday Protocol. With its unique and challenging gameplay, which adds that extra spark to ensuring it shines brightly, this game reemerges on Microsoft Xbox, Steam PC, Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4 /5 with a triumphant boost of creativity.

Setting New Boundaries

This beautifully crafted first person puzzle journey conjures up intrigue, mystery, and a number of unsettling moments as you experience the atmospheric delights as an interstellar archaeologist who researches the abandoned space station OPIS and its enigmatic governing A.I. IRIS. Developed by the talented Italian developers, Red Koi Box, utilizing the Unreal Engine 4, they have crafted and designed methods unique to this game genre.

Brainy Stuff

All of the mechanics rotate around the Bia-Tool, an original object capable of absorbing and re-distributing specific types of energy. The simple mechanics evolve over time and allow for increasingly complex and mind-bending puzzles.

The Story Unfolds and Scene Setting

The Challenge Set in a sterile and futuristic world, you are soon thrust into an organic forest-like environment after leaving your spacecraft. In this strange unnerving environment the player will see three Ziggurats (pyramid buildings) and will be led into one, where your intuitive powers of logic and expertise will start. The first building looks clean, sterile and in very good condition, with strong tones of black and gold. Here the player will learn the basic mechanics, and will experiment with them until he will reach the top of Ziqqurat One. Outside night has now come, and more, new mechanics will be introduced. The next building will be decaying, and will comprise a combination of all the player has previously learned. He will then face two other environments, with different tones and feels, which will bring him to the end of the game. Throughout the game, the storyline will progressively grow, as in the beginning it is limited to pre-recorded messages, it will unfold into full conversations with multiple choices.

Features – Outside the Box

• Multiple Solutions to succeed.

• Hidden Collectables – Deviously Hidden

• Immersive Soundtrack

• Puzzle your way through a number of “Escape Room”- like puzzle rooms

• Absorb and redistribute energy using the Bia-Tool

• Unravel the mysteries of the abandoned space station OPIS

• A unique blend of retrofuturism

Faraday Protocol is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam PC via each platform’s digital storefront.

PS/XB/NSW – $24.99/€24.99/£20.99 – PC Steam – $19.99/€19.99/£15.99.

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