A dark detective story with a Black Mirror-style atmosphere of digital dominance and the narrative structure of a US crime procedural. Take the role of Isabella Song and hack computers, cell phones, and cameras to uncover the truth behind the crimes committed around the fractured, gang, and corporate-controlled city of Farca.
Novosibirsk, Russia, July 21, 2021 - Alawar Premium and Wooden Monkeys Studios are set to launch Song of Farca on Steam PC, GOG and the Epic Store later today at 8 pm PDT.
Video Trailer: https://youtu.be/lNA0rLuQf6k
“Song of Farca is our vision of a near-future where humanity hasn't achieved space travel or eternal life yet but is rushing headlong into a world dominated by technology and gadgets. A world where personal data can be obtained in two clicks and criminal groups can be destroyed using a device. Where digital bullying can easily push someone into crossing the line. Where all the powers of Big Brother are just another handy tool for experienced hackers.” - David Aramyan, Founder of Wooden Monkeys Studio
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In Song of Farca, players step into the shoes of cyber detective Isabella Song to investigate the theft of a pet robodog.
- hack security systems, personal computers and safes
- rebuild CCTV camera footage
- run biometric analyses during questioning
- uncover evidence, chase leads and draw conclusions
Image: “Surveillance Video in Action!”
‘Song of Farca’ Story Plot
As a private detective Isabella Song, you must navigate the city's disparate factions and investigate the most complex, seemingly unrelated cases with the help of gadgets, a small army of drones and your intellect. Though Izy is under house arrest after a bar fight, that won’t stop her from doing her job. Getting online is no problem for a hacker, after all.
You must uncover information through hacking, surveillance, and the internet, create an information cloud from leads and logically connect them to draw conclusions and apply them in dialogues.
As the plot progresses, things get more complicated. The stakes get higher and the various plot strands come together to form a single story.
The choices you make in investigations have important consequences to the plot. Do you convict the suspect that all the evidence is pointing to or dig deeper? What collateral damage will you leave behind you?
Don't let your guard down — victims can turn out to be criminals and suspects might be just one link in a long criminal chain.
Game Location and Time Period Setting
Song of Farca takes place in the near future. It is set in the fictional city of Farca somewhere on the coast of the Mediterranean. Technology isn't just part of everyday life – some things are now impossible without it. IT corporations are gradually gaining more and more influence, becoming a modern aristocracy that couldn't care less about the law or mere mortals. Criminal organizations are still trying to resist the powerful corporations, but even they understand that the city is on the cusp of a cyberpunk future. They know that their golden age is over.
Where to buy the game:
GOG Store: https://www.gog.com/game/song_of_farca
Steam Store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1435670/Song_of_Farca/
Out on Epic Store! https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/song-of-farca-1eb3f2
About Wooden Monkeys:
Wooden Monkeys is a young and ambitious development studio from Moscow. Founded in 2018, the studio is best known for creating the narrative thriller Save Koch on PC. Learn more here: https://www.woodenmonkeys.com/
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