London, 2099. The earth isn't what it used to be anymore. Incredible climate changes have corrupted the weather, causing a permanent rain on most of the Earth's surface. You play the role of Luke Black, a 36-year-old bio-informatic engineer. He is one of the lead programmers at Nanotech, a big nanotechnology research company.
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Release Date: Jul 7, 2009
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"24 different endings await you at the end of this fully voiced, branching narative visual novel."

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I've added the new Ren'Py Steam API, so achievements should also work under Linux. In addition I've also enabled the cloud saves. They're cross-platform so you can save and load from / to any OS! :)

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About This Game

London, 2099. The earth isn't what it used to be anymore. Incredible climate changes have corrupted the weather, causing a permanent rain on most of the Earth's surface.

You play the role of Luke Black, a 36-year-old bio-informatic engineer. He is one of the lead programmers at Nanotech, a big nanotechnology research company.

But one night, his life is changed forever when he encounters Tanya. Who is she? What does she wants from Luke?

Discover all the 24 different endings and explore all the possible paths! It's a truly dynamic adventure that will keep you entertained for hours.

The game features beautiful manga art, fun dialogue and characters relationship that will change the final outcome of the game.

GAME FEATURES


  • Dark and mature sci-fi setting
  • Interactive scenes and map system beside the classic visual novel gameplay
  • 24 unique endings to unlock
  • Optional fully voiced version available. Over 4h of voices!
  • High replayability, true multiple branching plot

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Great visual novel. It has lots of choices and they do matter. You get 24 different endings and they are pretty cool. Had fun finding them all. Finished it in 1 day. I believe it's not worth the full price, so I suggest you wait for at least 50% discount. Recommended. 8/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
The voice acting is horrible.. its definitely in the top ten worst voice acting games...

Plot is shallow and at times it doesn't feel like its going anywhere.. not to mention some of the "branches" for the endings make little to no sense whatsoever... visuals are less than mediocre as well. the game itself is probably 30mins long.. and thats reading everything..

bottom line get this on sale only if you have nothing else and feel a compulsive buy happening lol..

i just found out theres a second part to this game... Oh my...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
One of the best visual novel I've ever played, deep and well developed story and a good soundtrack :)
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102 of 110 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
Figuring I would check out Bionic Heart a bit while farming cards, I loaded up the game and started reading through the first chapter. Eight hours and 24 achievements later, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Bionic Heart isn't the best visual novel I've ever played, there are certainly issues that prevent it from being more, but it has a charm that I wasn't expecting. The game's greatest strength is in the sheer number of choices you're given and the many branching narratives that result. Discovering them all and winding your way through different story paths is truly where the fun lies.

Our story takes place in the 22nd century, in a world that through some catastrophic event is perpetually shrouded in clouds and endless rain. The protagonist, Luke Black, works for a biogenetics company in London. It is this association that leads him to a fateful encounter with a bionic human, a meeting that will forever change his life.

OK, so it's sci-fi and a little hokey, but that's part of the charm. Some of the ideas are pretty interesting, such as the endless rain, foam meals (because real food is too rare and expensive) and Mars colony that I wish we could have seen more of. Other ideas are rather silly, but if you can shut off the part of your brain that scrutinizes everything for realism, the game is fun and easy to get into.

The artwork is polished and quite good compared to a lot of other English language visual novels. It's a bit refreshing to see a game that clearly isn't trying to pull off the manga/anime look and stands on its own. The character designs are detailed and interesting. And outside of a few backgrounds being a bit more sketchy than polished, the whole look comes together very nicely.

This visual novel has full voice acting, which is a big deal for a lot of people. I usually play with the voices on mute for this type of game, so I can't comment on it much other than what little I actually listened to before turning it off was pretty....bad. I know Winter Wolves doesn't have the development funds to pay for high profile voice actors, but the B-movie quality of voice work here really takes away from the game, and that's saying something as the game's premise is pretty much a B-movie.

My biggest gripe, though, is that the writing could have been a little more polished. Some of the endings had glaring typos, and the writing style was more casual in places than I felt it should be. I know this is probably a silly nitpick, but everyone calling each other by their first names, even people who have never met each other, drives me up the wall. Luke referring to his boss as Richard instead of Mr. Meier or just Richard Meier (and this is a guy who only met his boss maybe once before) just seemed so out of place and awkward, it kept pulling me out of the story.

Despite some of the issues, I really enjoyed Bionic Heart. I was lucky and picked it up in a bundle, but for what's here I feel the $10 price point is fair. Fortunately, there is a demo available if you want to try it out before taking the plunge. I'll definitely be purchasing Bionic Heart 2 when it's released. If it's anywhere as fun as this one, I'm definitely in.
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40 of 55 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
Okay so initially I was really unsure about this. I was tempted to give it a miss altogether. However I tried it out and ended up really enjoying it.
- choices are a bit more broad than I expected, not only can you choose different dialogue options but you can also choose where to go to or to avoid certain locations
- getting to an ending only takes around an hour, but surprisingly if you go back and take a different path a completely different kind of story can unfold

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So I actually achieved three different endings. First I gave the robot away to the police, that made the game end very early on, and it was kind of lame.
-----But then I started again and avoided notifying the authorities. This time the story went for much longer. Choosing between your love for your girlfriend or the robot was a prominent theme. At the end of that play-through the bad guy was apprehended, the police conveniently let the robot go, nobodies heart was broken and everybody basically lived happily ever after. It was a bit too sweet for me (okay it gave me a nice warm feeling inside lol). This ending gave me new information about the mysterious robotic woman but only enough so that it actually created more unanswered questions.
-----At this stage I had more time to play, so i went back again. I actually didn't really find more out about the robotic woman's background. In fact most of the main characters that took part in the story in my second play-through were put aside and didn't feature at all once I got to about mid-story. The game took place in a completely different location with a couple of new characters instead. There wasn't really any romance this time at all, it was more Sci-fi with a touch of horror. Some scenes were the same but it was overall quite a different experience.

Obviously the game is very simply presented with still inanimate backgrounds and characters. But I liked how the game looked visually. The only problem I had with the game’s visuals was that occasionally you could see more of the character images than you should have. What I mean by this is that sometimes they are raised above the bottom of the screen and you can see that they are cut off where they should have legs. It wasn't a big deal but it was sort of an immersion breaker.
-----All the dialogue is voice acted. I thought the protagonist’s dialogue was done adequately. Some of the characters spoke a bit slowly and monotonously. It seemed like they weren't as good, perhaps because it was the same voice actor attempting to create different sounding voices for a variety of character. That didn’t really matter though. I really liked the voice of the protagonist's girlfriend, she sounded really convincing when she was angry.

Okay so I recommend trying this game out. There is actually a demo version. If you check out the community hub you will find information about acquiring that there. You might want to take a look at it before purchasing the full game. I found only three in endings in about two hours time. But the game allegedly has twenty-four alternate endings in total. Hopefully this means that for the $10 price there is enough unique content to satisfy people.

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