Steins;Gate Creator Teases 'Science Visual Novel' Anonymous;Code in Video
posted on by Egan Loo
The teaser website for Anonymous;Code, the first standalone title from MAGES. President Chiyomaru Shikura's Chiyomaru Studio, opened on Saturday. The website is streaming a new teaser video for this "science visual novel."
The story begins on February 6, 2036 at 06:28:15, when New York, London, Shanghai, Moscow, and Tokyo's Shinjuku are destroyed. This happens due to a problem in 2036 when computers' timekeeping algorithms overflow, causing defense systems and military satellites to target these major cities.
Because an even bigger problem is predicted to occur in 2038, the super computer Gaia creates another Earth using its Earth simulation program. That simulated Earth confirms what would happen in 2038. However, even though no humans were born in that simulation at first, when an Arecibo message was sent to the Earth simulation, humanity came into existence.
Although the researchers were overjoyed, the people within the Earth simulator also create a super computer of their own, and an Earth simulator now exists inside the Earth simulator. The researchers now question their own existence.
The game's protagonist is a hacker named Poron Takaoka (first image below) and the game takes place in the advanced information society that has sprung up in Tokyo's Nakano district in the year 2037. According to Shikura, the player can "loop," thanks to the protagonist's ability called "Save & Load." With this ability, he hacks into God to make looping possible. Thanks to an encounter with mysterious, unfamiliar girl named Momo (second image), he faces the truth of the "Earth Simulator" that operates the world.
The game is not directly related to Shikura's science-adventure games (Chaos;HEAd, Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes, CHAOS;CHILD). Shikura announced Anonymous;Code last March with an earlier video:
Text: Name: Chiyomaru Shikura
Text: Translation: Anonymous Code
Text: Description: No matter which direction you go, it adds up to 33
Text: Mystery: Gaudi Code
Text: '13 Period
1974 Arecibo message
1987 Ritual of the sacrifice
2000 Millennium Bug
2013 Assassination of the Roman Pope
2026 Sagrada Família completed
2039 It's over \(^o^)/
Text: Description: The Truth About the Kennedy Assassination
Text: Nakano Ward
Text: Name: Poron Takaoka
Text: Mystery: Arecibo message
Text: Name: Momo Aizaki
Text: The Third Prediction of Fatima
Text: Mystery: Earth Simulator
Text: Hack into God.
[Embedded video via AllGamesBeta Media]
Source: MoCa News