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  • Summary: It’s 2065, and you are an interrogator-model android tasked with rooting out deviants among your own kind. You must probe for lies, monitor and exploit emotional spikes, earn the trust of your subjects, and make the final call: release, or destroy?
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 4, 2021
    An extremely intelligent sci-fi interrogation sim that’s unpredictable for all the right reasons.
  2. Apr 21, 2021
    Silicon Dreams has a good main concept and careful, expressive writing. Each scenario offers a dilemma to deal with. The situations are very emotional and the decisions are always challenging. Even after playing through a situation, I found something new to think about or to explore when the game made me return to it. Every fan of “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” or works influenced by it will find something to love in the tight experience that Clockwork Bird has designed. There is also plenty of space for them to expand both the story and the mechanics in meaningful ways in future titles set in the same universe.
  3. Apr 29, 2021
    Silicon Dreams is a game that gives and takes. As you poke and prod at your hapless subjects, the game also intrigues and motivates you to move forward and make choices that matter. Even with its familiar storyline, the game provides fresh perspective with a genuinely challenging game of interrogation and deduction that slowly unravels an engrossing narrative. Silicon Dreams is a compelling experience that fans of the cyberpunk genre will definitely enjoy.
  4. Apr 18, 2021
    Silicon Dreams is a tremendous detective game. The way you grill these androids for information is highly engaging. I was surprised many times by the responses I got from my interrogations and the narrative continued to get more and more compelling as I went on. If the idea of delving into the minds of androids to see what makes them tick sounds like a fun time, then you should experience the dystopian nightmare that is Silicon Dreams.
  5. Apr 22, 2021
    If you’re a fan of Philip K. Dick’s seminal work, Silicon Dreams is absolutely worth your time. It’s not the most interactive game but it expertly explores some thought provoking themes that are synonymous with Blade Runner via an engrossing game play loop and well crafted dialogue. It’s only 4 hours long but you’ll want to play this game twice.
  6. Jul 6, 2021
    Silicon Dreams asks important questions that address our nature as human beings and the rights of minorities, while also providing its own interesting brand of sci-fi narrative while avoiding shallow slogans and easy resolutions, and it definitely comes recommended for those wanting something more engrossing and relevant than the average visual novel.
  7. Apr 16, 2021
    An "interrogation simulator" with Blade Runner vibes. You should check it if you dream of electric sheeps too.
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  1. Mar 9, 2022
    I loved the concept and theme of Silicon Dreams. It is as close to Blade Runner in video game form as you will find. It wasn’t without issuesI loved the concept and theme of Silicon Dreams. It is as close to Blade Runner in video game form as you will find. It wasn’t without issues though. My problems with the game are either the result of poor mechanics; they were on purpose; or I am just bad at the game. My main issue with the game were it’s rating system of your interrogations. I didn’t feel they were very fair. It seemed that pretty much every interrogation I did was not handled to their satisfaction. The thing is I was actually trying to do what they wanted, I wasn’t trying to be some rebel and free all of the androids. I ended up being decommissioned as a deviant and many of the dialogue responses I got to use at that point acted as if I was part of some underground movement trying to overthrow the company. I guess I just sucked at the job but there was no option for that story arc. Putting this aside I did enjoy the game. There is a lot of different questions you can ask and the game does a good job of letting you know what kind of response you are getting as well as things you can try to get the responses you need. The graphics are decent all around. I didn’t feel that there were any parts of them that either wowed me or made me cringe in horror. The music was well done. The script was very good and being that there was no voice acting this was important.

    I played Silicon Dreams on Linux. It never crashed on me and, outside of a slight v-sync issue, I didn’t notice any bugs or spelling mistakes. There was a toggle for v-sync; three options for AA and a resolution selector. Alt-tab didn’t work. You can save the game on exit but there is only one save slot. The v-sync was also a bit broken. During interrogations it worked just fine but outside of it either in your room or in the debrief it didn’t work and the FPS was much higher. Performance was great although there were times I was surprised at the high usage of CPU and GPU as well as thinking the frame rate should have been higher based on the graphical quality. That being said there was no lag and the frame rate was always well above 60.

    Game Engine: Unity
    Graphics API: OpenGL
    Game Version Played: 11.10.2021
    Disk Space Used: 3.7 GB

    Game Settings: V-sync on; 8x AA; 1920x1080
    GPU Usage: 0-100 %
    VRAM Usage: 830-1372 MB
    CPU Usage: 17-65 %
    RAM Usage: 3.4-4.0 GB
    Frame Rate: 71-144 FPS

    Even though I may have been bad at the game I still had fun which is the key here. If the whole point was that it wasn’t possible to please the company then I still say bravo. I recommend this game to anybody who enjoys detective style games or just visual novel games as that’s what this game is at it’s core. I paid $19.80 CAD and finished Silicon Dreams in 1 hour and 51 minutes. I’m not sure if I reached the end of the game naturally or my bad performance sped it up but overall the game didn’t feel rushed and didn’t drag. I would try the demo first to make sure it is what you like.

    My System:

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | 16GB DDR4-3000 CL15 | MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X | Mesa 21.2.6 | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB | Linux Mint 20.3 | Mate 1.26.0 | Kernel 5.4.0-104-generic | AOC G2460P 1920*1080 @ 144hz