French-Canadian developers DryGin Studios are looking to do something a little different in the medical strategy sub-genre. We’re oftentimes put in the role of hospital administrators – ginning up the auspices of patients in order to keep the lights on and the bills paid. But what we rarely get to do in hospital simulators is infect people with a biochemical substance and see how their body reacts. We also don’t get to find cures for a deadly diseases we’ve created and sell it to the highest bidder, creating both the possibilities of global terror and the cure to prevent it.
Well, with DryGin’s Bio Inc: Redemption the game is all about finding cures to the incurable, and creating diseases that will challenge even the most ardent of biochemists to find a solution for. The theme of the game centers around both making diseases and curing diseases. Players will have the choice of which side of the moral scale they’ll let fall their conscience weight.
You won’t have to wait too long to find out given that starting next month on March 8th, DryGin Studio’s Bio Inc: Redemption will release in full on PC.
The actual gameplay is kind of unique insofar that it reminds me of a 4x grand strategy game but designed around human anatomy. You’ll have to explore, examine, engage and maybe even eradicate your way through the somatic structures of certain patients.
You’ll have to inch your way through the vascular muscular systems to find ways to harm (or repair) tissues, or edge through the complexities of the immune system to develop a virus (or prevent it) from keeping someone immobile and bed-ridden. You’ll even be able to utilize heredity traits to work for or against the survival of a patient/victim.
J-F Mitchell, the president of DryGin Studios, explained the goal that they were going for when creating Bio Inc: Redemption, mentioning in the press release…
“Bio Inc. Redemption gives players the opportunity to play mad scientist on world leaders, religious figures, and average joes alike,”
“Do you want to play good doctor or bad doctor? Savior or sinner? The choice is yours and we’re not here to judge – we’re just here to make sure you have a good time, whichever path you choose.”
The religious aspect is an interesting touch.
So far Bio Inc: Redemption is currently in Early Access over on the Steam store. The game has been there since last May in 2017. It’s available for $12.99, but the price will go up when it launches as the full version on March 8th next month, clocking in at a final tally of $14.99.
You can learn more about Bio Inc: Redemption by paying a visit to the game’s official website.