TERM1NAL follows protagonist and highly skilled hacker Flynn Lightman, who specializes in remotely controlling androids from the safety of his secret hide-out using advanced VR hardware. When Lightman is contacted by a client to infiltrate STRIDE Industries, a data security and advanced robotics company. By taking control of one of the company’s androids and an overly enthusiastic robot dog, his journey takes him into the depths of a heavily defended, high-tech facility where he discovers STRIDE’s inner workings. For what should’ve been a routine security hack, Flynn finds himself drawn into a nerve wrecking ethical dilemma as he uncovers a plot that threatens his safety and the future of humanity.
With TERM1NAL, players will sneak through 12 missions, outsmart the enemy security, hack the facility, and puzzle their way through hours of story driven stealth-action gameplay. Gameplay is approximately two to three hours.
“With TERM1NAL we hint at impending doom for humanity,” said the game’s developers in a Q&A. “Set in the near future, the world in which Flynn lives is one where lines between synthetic and authentic are blurred. It’s unclear how this will end for humanity. In the game Flynn also encounters different types of terminals which he has to hack to proceed. Those puzzles can vary between cutting wires, decipher codes or connecting nodes to guide power through a console. We were inspired by a world on the brink of being dominated by big digital companies and self-aware AI. Movies like iRobot, Ghost in the Shell, Ex Machina and The Matrix were an inspiration.”
TERM1NAL was created in Unreal Engine. Gamepad or Gear VR controllers are required, and Android OS Version 7.0 is recommended. It’s currently available for $7.99.