2064: Read Only Memories
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
2064: Read Only Memories merges old-school adventure gaming with modern storytelling to explore some of the social challenges we will face in the near future. Explore the colorful future metropolis of Neo-San Francisco, meeting a huge cast of fascinating characters and solving a far-reaching mystery. Think carefully about your choices, because you never know how they will affect this dynamic, branching narrative further down the line.
The world is changing.
Genetic alteration of humans is now commonplace, with many choosing to radically alter their bodies to express their individuality. Virtual intelligences called ROMs (Relationship and Organizational Managers), created as simple digital assistants, are exerting greater control over people’s lives. Some are terrified by this rapid change, and they are willing to go to extreme lengths to prevent it.
A lost ROM named Turing breaks into the apartment of a struggling journalist to ask for help. They claim to be the first sapient machine—not a simulation of life but a genuinely self-aware artificial being—and the technical genius who created them has gone missing. Can you unravel the shocking conspiracy that threatens to rock an entire society? Or will the darkness that lies behind the bright neon lights of Neo-SF consume you?
Old-school, cutting-edge - Classic point-and-click adventuring inspired by the likes of Gabriel Knight and Snatcher is melded with modern branching storytelling that delves into identity, individuality, and what it means to be human.
People of the future - Get to know a diverse cross-section of Neo-SF’s population, brought to life by some of the best voice talent working in games today, including Melissa Hutchison and Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead), Erin Yvette (Oxenfree), Austin Creed (WWE’s Xavier Woods), and internet stars Jim Sterling (Jimquisition) and SungWon Cho (ProZD).
High tech nostalgia - The city of Neo-San Francisco is rendered in beautiful pixel art, and your adventure is accompanied by a catchy low-fi electronic synth soundtrack.
Solve the mystery - Enjoy over ten hours of adventure gaming goodness, featuring exploration, dynamic branching conversations, multiple endings, and many challenges to overcome.
The definitive PC edition - Since its launch two years ago, the team has made many improvements and additions to an already amazing game, making this the ultimate version. Additions have included new characters and voice performers, additional facial animations, Japanese language support, and the “Endless Christmas” extended epilogue that allows you to hang out with your favorite Neo-SF locals.
More about the Sights & Sounds of Neo-SF Deluxe Edition
Sights of Neo-SF (Artbook)
The world of 2064 can be hard to navigate. The Sights of Neo-SF is the official art book by Read Only Memories director and lead artist John "JJSignal" James. Highly stylized and specific in its visuals, ROM's progression from early sketches to final form is fully outlined in this 50-page PDF. You will see early concepts fully realized, previous versions of your favorite characters and even some characters that didn't make the final cut. JJ lists Bubblegum Crisis, Akira, Megazone 23, and the Pluto manga as his biggest style inspirations. Come see where the ideas behind the game began and watch them evolve into the vibrant city of Neo-SF we know and love.
Sounds of Neo-SF (Soundtrack)
Composed by 2 Mello, the Sounds Of Neo-SF is the FM-synthy, funky, and positively-charged soundtrack to MidBoss' cyberpunk adventure game Read Only Memories. Not content with a soundtrack that was merely fitting for its game, 2 Mello crafted these sounds to embody the dual nature of Neo-San Francisco, all its charm and its hidden dangers. But who said that our cyberpunk future has to be dark and dreary? You'll be humming these melodies to 2064 and beyond.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Oct 05, 2015|
|Authors||MidBoss, Kossio, JJSignal|
|Tags||Cyberpunk, Gay, memories, only, queer, read, san-francisco|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Subtitles|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Twitter, Blog|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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hi there, thank you for making this game! i have a question about steam keys. I directly downloaded the game onto my computer, but i was wondering where i could find the steam key?? (i'd like to access this game through my steam inventory, but when i looked at the purchase receipt again i can't find the steam key anywhere... this is a screenshot of the page for proof of purchase
2064 is my all time favorite!!
I bought Read Only Memories on Steam a few months ago. Absolutely loved it. I have not done many games of this style, click to point or interactive novel or whatever its called. But this game kept pulling me back night after night to get more of the story. Great characters, great setting. The art is awesome and I enjoyed the sounds as well. If you're on the fence I say go for it!
Just letting you know that there's an issue where the new Itch client downloads the Sights and Sounds file instead of the game file if you bought it with the game. Should be solved by removing the OS icons from the file.
Fantastic game, btw.
Dude. The trailer video is SOLID man! Lmfao...it takes me back to he nineties/early 2000's. Anyway, the demo was enjoyable enough to convince me to buy this. Characters are fantastic. I'm loving how the game lets you choose your pronoun. Can't wait to discover the rest of the content. Great game!!
Fantastic ! It´s on my list . Buying it soon.. :))
Really happy I backed this project, it's turned out to be a truly amazing game that creates a genuinely interesting living world you wont want to leave. I'm hoping for an Oculus style version in the future that I can actually climb inside of and see out my days in Neo-SF. Great game!