The GWJ Adventure Game Club - Game 22: The Red Strings Club

The Red Strings Club (2018)


Developped by Deconstructeam and published by Devolver Digital. In this cyberpunk world, devices implanted in humans have become commonplace as a way to alter one's physical features and mental functions. Centered on its three playable, main characters (enhanced human and hacker Brandeis, implantless and club owner Donovan, and android Akara-184), the game offers different gameplay mechanisms. Mix drinks, interrogate people, craft and insert implants. Ultimately, your goal is to infiltrate a large corporation.

You can find the wikipedia page here, usual spoiler warning apply. How Long to Beat estimates about 4 hours to completion. Available on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Nintendo Switch.

The main thread is right this way. We'll be playing The Red Strings Club in August 2020, with an extra month should you require it.

i'm in. This one's been on the pile for a while. And sounds like it's super short, which is what i'm looking for right now.

I played this shortly after it came out and really enjoyed it. It is fairly light on the puzzles and more focused on dialogue and choices. The art is really cool too. I'm curious to see what you all think about it.

Played some last night. Not what I was expecting...though I wasn't sure what I was expecting. The music is great and the dialog sharp. I just started formulating a plan on what to do after someone's arrival and the discovery of the reasons for her being there.

The little minigames aren't bad and also don't overstay their welcomes.

I'm looking forward to this. I'm going to be away for a while, so I think I'm just going to play it by myself, no stream. Hope that's okay with you all.
And most importantly, I hope you are all taking care of yourself and staying hydrated in this monstrous summer heat. Unless you're in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy that winter.

So I'm barely 15 minutes in, and I can already say that this is GOTY material for me, folks. Aus_TBirD is right, the music *is* amazing.
Get on it!!!