Niche Spotlight – Whispers of a Machine

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Today’s Spotlight is Whispers of a Machine, a cyberpunk point ‘n click adventure game by Clifftop Games, Faravid Interactive, and Raw Fury.

This new adventure game is a collaboration by several indie studios, including the developers of Kathy Rain, The Samaritan Paradox, and some help from Wadjet Eye’s Dave Gilbert. You play as Vera, a cybernetically enhanced detective in a post-AI dystopian future.

Vera must use her augmentations and intuition to gather clues and interrogate individuals to solve a string of murders committed by a fanatical techno-cult researching forbidden technology. You can check out a trailer above.

Whispers of a Machine is available on Windows PC and Mac via Steam and GOG for $14.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Whispers of a Machine is a Sci-Fi Nordic Noir that tells the story of Vera, a cybernetically augmented special agent tasked with investigating a string of murders. These brutal killings obscure a sinister truth, as Vera soon finds ties to a group of fanatics committed to creating an AI superintelligence — a pursuit outlawed for nearly a century.

Complicating things, a great loss from Vera’s past comes back to haunt her, making her question her own sanity and everything she stands for.

As an agent of the Central Bureau, Vera is equipped with an advanced nano-substance called Blue. This rare and sought-after technology allows her to develop superhuman abilities adapted to her psychological mindset.

Choose your playstyle and utilize these augmentations to investigate, gather information, and solve puzzles with multiple solutions.

Will Vera’s unique blend of skills and intuition be enough to solve the case, or will she discover that things are more ambiguous than they seemed? In this emotionally gripping story with existential twists and multiple endings, Vera’s actions will have monumental consequences not only for herself, but for all of humanity…

Key Features:

  • INVESTIGATION, AUGMENTED – Will Vera approach situations with a more empathetic, analytical, or assertive style? Your choices will impact her augmentations and subsequent puzzle solutions.
  • A POST-AI FUTURISTIC DYSTOPIA – Immerse yourself in a realized world of beautifully hand-drawn pixel art design and gorgeous settings influenced by the Nordics.
  • POINT-AND-CLICK INNOVATION – A groundbreaking entry to the point-and-click adventure game genre by the experienced developers of Kathy Rain and The Samaritan Paradox.
  • PROFESSIONALLY VOICED – 4,000+ lines of dialogue with full English voice acting, directed by Wadjet Eye Games’ Dave Gilbert.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.