The Read Only Memories: Neurodiver demo is now available for eager players to dive into a psychic detective story. Developer MidBoss announced over the weekend that its cyberpunk adventure will hit Steam and Epic Games Store in Q1 of 2022. However, fans can get a taste of the action early by downloading the new demo.
According to Steam, Read Only Memories: Neurodiver follows “a psychic detective known as ES88.” Backed by an organization called MINERVA, ES88 is on the hunt for a psychic known as the Golden Butterfly, who hides in other people’s memories. The demo gives access to the prologue, where ES88 uses special technology to help a bounty hunter recollect his memory of a dangerous business deal.
Read Only Memories: Neurodiver is the follow-up to 2015’s 2064: Read Only Memories. This ’80s-inspired point-and-click adventure explores Neo-San Francisco, a city filled with genetically altered humans and new-age technology. It’s like Cyberpunk 2077‘s world, but 2-D. Fan-favorite 2064 characters like Lexi Rivers, Tomcat, and Jess Meas make their return in Neurodiver.
“Our passionate community is in love with Neo-San Francisco and we’re happy to give them a taste of what we are working on ahead of the console and PC releases later this year. This demo shows off the new puzzle mechanics and some of the characters adding flavor to the next entry in our LGBTQ+ friendly world,” MidBoss CEO Cade Peterson said in a press release.
Read the memories in Read Only Memories comics
Neurodiver won’t be out until next year. However, MidBoss does have something else in store for eager fans. A trade paperback version of the Read Only Memories comics will launch in August 2021. All four entries in IDW Publishing’s series have been compiled into one massive collection. The book will also feature some interviews and other exclusive content. Plus, fans can find a Steam game key for 2064 inside. Read up on Neo-San Francisco before diving into Neurodiver in 2022.