The future may not look bright, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good. Assemble Entertainment and Chaosmonger Studio are finally releasing their point-and-click game Encodya for mobile. Following the story of a young girl named Tina and her looming robot companion and protector SAM-53, players will embark on a journey to save their world from evil corporations. Encodya turns the bleak gray palette of a hyper urban dystopia into a strangely inviting and visually magical world.
Assemble Entertainment first released Encodya on Steam in January 2021. It is their most recent offering in a long line of successful releases. This indie studio from Germany has several other adventure games on the Google Play store, such as Plan B From Outer Space and The Innsmouth Case. Encodya will feature cinematic cutscenes and an original soundtrack, as well as professional voice actors.
The story of this game hits close to home in the current age. In the year 2062, villainous and greedy corporations have turned the fictional cyberpunk city of Neo-Berlin into a depressing hellscape devoid of all joy. Amid all this is Tina, an orphaned nine-year-old girl whose father once set out to save this world. Tina discovers her father’s mission, and vows to see it through to completion, with the help of her mechanical friend SAM-53. As the player, you will control both Tina and Sam, using them to solve puzzles as you progress through the story.
The plot of Encodya calls to mind games like Bioshock and Final Fantasy VII. The art style and design seems to take inspiration from anime films like Akira and My Neighbor Totoro. If you like any of those things, you might want to check out Encodya. Its price on the Google Play Store is currently $9.49. If you don’t feel like paying that, then wait it out for the Hardcore Droid review.