Synergia, a unique cyberpunk visual novel, play the demo now
05 July 2019
Meet Cila, a veteran cop with a sour outlook and anger issues, who expects nothing more from life besides the smell of ozone and blinding neon lights. Follow her story dealing with mature themes in a demo introduction to the story and get ready for a Kickstarter campaign this July!
Developer Radi Art and publisher Top Hat Studios have recently released a demo for SYNERGIA, a unique cyberpunk visual novel exploring sexuality, philosophy, and the meaning of being human. SYNERGIA is a traditional visual novel style game but features short, interactive segments, as well as short theatrical animations. It departs from the traditional anime aesthetics of most visual novels, and opts to blend anime-inspired visual styles with unique western influences, with incredibly meticulous attention to details.
The story follows Cila, a veteran cop with a sour outlook and anger issues, who expects nothing more from life besides the smell of ozone, blinding neon lights and the ever-present manhole steam. At least, until a shady friend replaces her broken-down housedroid as a favor. Advanced, more efficient and remarkably perceptive unit M.A.R.A. begins to penetrate Cila's toughened exterior and possibly even heal her new owner's old wounds – if Cila can decipher the recurring nightmare the process brings. Soon Cila and Mara forge a unique - if sometimes uneasy - bond. Unbeknownst to Cila, just as her life begins to find its new normal, the technological giant Velta Labs gets wind of Mara's existence and takes a mysterious interest in the android. A war unlike any before it is brewing on the horizon, its players are silently being selected and one android's fate may spell the difference between peace, war, the blossoming of a new religion, or a technological singularity beyond comprehension.
Unlike some visual novels, SYNERGIA does not feature adult content, but deals with mature themes and contains content not suitable for some audiences. The demo features the introduction to the story, following the first few chapters and leading up to the first major event; it places between 0.5 - 1 hours in length, and helps introduce the characters and the world as well as the overall art and atmosphere.