Katabasis is a very intense cyberpunk hacking adventure set in a dystopian world where information is controlled by an authoritarian government, that sees you playing a hacker who’s trying to find out what happened to his deceased father.
In Katabasis you take on the role of a hacker who’s working alongside an anti-government hacking organisation to and hack into the computer system of an authoritarian government. You’re not particularly friendly with the hacking organisation and don’t really care about their anti-governement agenda, but they’re a means to an end as you attempt to hack your way into the govCorp system and find any info on your father and how he died.
It’s a first person puzzle adventure that plays out through a series of very different interconnected scenes, most of which involve a totally different style of gameplay – ranging from reflex-testing obstacle avoidance to uploading crime scene evidence via a drone. Though each scene plays very differently, the superb audio and visual design throughout makes the whole thing feel like a choesive experience. It blends infinite cyberscapes with surreal landcapes and realistic looking drone feeds, all the while accompanied by an remakable soundtrack that makes for a very intense and oppressive atmosphere.
Taking around twenty minutes to complete, it’s a very unique and unsettling game that’s full of clever twists and surprises as you burrow your way deeper into the govCorp computer systems. A cleverly crafted hacking adventure that’ll really get under your skin.
Controls: Mouse & Keyboard
Available On: Windows Only
Full Playthrough Video: Here