Taking inspiration from games like Axiom Verge, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Rime, Recompile is a virtual adventure that will see us helping out a sapient AI in their mission to avoid deletion. We will have to make crucial decisions as we explore and fight our way through the ruins of the Mainframe. Be wary: all choices will have consequences. Investigating our surroundings and exploiting the environment, we must fight back against the system if we want to avoid being deleted.
Delve into the ancient, sprawling ruins of the Mainframe and discover a range of traversal abilities to help you on your journey towards attaining true sapience.
Fight: The Mainframe houses many types of virtual beings, and we, the Program, have to choose who we help and who we delay. We will have many different types of weapons and abilities at our disposal to aid us in our fight for survival.
Hack: Each environment we encounter will have power grids, sealed doors, and enemy machines all powered by an ‘intricate, interconnected logic gate circuitry’. We can exploit the logic gates by hacking into them, overriding or disabling certain obstacles to pass by them safely. We even have the power to alter the inhabitants of the Mainframe.
Choices Matter: In Recompile, our choices are going to lead to certain consequences. We can explore many possibilities within the digital realm and unlock different endings.
Explore: The Mainframe is a vast ruin, long neglected, and will throw us into a world of atmospheric virtual environments and puzzles to solve.
Recompile will be available this year on PC (Steam).