Psychroma is a narrative-driven side-scroller where you play as a digital medium. Confront the past by piecing together the broken memories of a cybernetic house, and exorcise the ghosts in the machine.
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Jun 11, 2024
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is a narrative-driven side-scroller where you play as a digital medium. Confront the past by piecing together the broken memories of a cybernetic house, and exorcise the ghosts in the machine.


/PLAY AS A MEDIUM.
Investigate a haunted cybernetic house as a drifter with the ability to experience nonlinear time.

/FACE YOUR TRAUMA.
Regain your own memory of what brought you here and find out how to break the loop.

/FIGHT THE TERROR OF THE PAST.
Uncover the events of a harrowing psychological experiment gone wrong through fragmented memories.



/THE YEAR IS 2489.
Acid rain rots away exposed rebar in the half-developed megacity once known as Toronto. Humanity modifies itself at a frequency never seen before. A housing crisis not only endangers the market, but the displaced and unhoused. One dilapidated house, only referred to as The Commons, is the the center of our story. What was once meant to be a safe haven has turned against every occupant to have dwelled within.

You can't remember how you got here, and you are trapped inside. You must use a strange collection of digital memory cards holding the recorded memories of the past and present residents to manipulate time and navigate the house.

Play as Haze, our non-binary, mixed-race, cybernetic medium struggling with Complex PTSD and amnesia. Experiencing their past brings forth memories of kidnapping, forced imprisonment, inhumane experimentation, and mind-control. Haze must come to terms with their experiences as well as the violence they have perpetrated against their peers during their time in "The Classroom".

Explore a relationship between Salem, a trans woman and her disabled lesbian partner, Agatha. Through their story, you will witness what it means to eke out a living in a dilapidated future Toronto, a megacity that continually perpetrates economic oppression and violence against its citizens.

Become a zealous, neurodivergent bioengineer in the midst of a huge break through developing a memory-editing neuralware program. Discover what she is willing to sacrifice in the name of progress while sinking deeper into a cult that cares little for its member's humanity at the cost of its underground research program.







TIME JUMPING
  • Use a cybernetic memory card system to navigate through time.
  • Gain the perspective of others' stored memories.
  • Gain access to new parts of the house.



CYBER POSSESSION
Allow the digital ghosts of the past to possess your body in order to descramble memories, solve puzzles, and see through their perspectives.



COMMUNICATING WITH THE DEAD
Use a haunted children's toy to communicate with the dead.



SURGERY
Perform a surgical procedure to help stabilize your friend.



EXPLORE
Investigate and explore a derelict cybernetic house.



DIVERSE CHARACTERS
  • Play as [HAZE], our non-binary, mixed-race protagonist
  • Explore a relationship between [SALEM], a trans woman and her disabled lesbian partner, [AGATHA].
  • Engage with neurodivergent NPCs.
  • BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ characters are central to the narrative.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Strong language, Tobacco use, Frightening imagery, Mature themes, Violence, Body Horror

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS *: Microsoft 64bit Windows 7
    • Processor: 64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4-compliant onboard graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Quad core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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