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Tuesday - August 02, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review @ RPGamer
RPGamer has reviewed Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper Review
Electric Sheep Indeed?
Those familiar with Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner or the Philip K. Dick novel that it draws its inspiration from won’t need much in the way of an introduction to the oppressive dystopian vibe permeating Jump Over the Age’s Citizen Sleeper. Part die-rolling tabletop emulation and part choice-based visual novel, the game asks heavy philosophical questions about the nature of existence and sentience while stacking the odds against players in a brutal battle for survival. It does this via power characterization and thought-provoking prose that shine through the game’s uneven pacing.
Players take on the role of an unnamed Sleeper, a being struggling against the defined role placed upon them by their makers. A Sleeper is what awakens when the memories and consciousness of a human are copied and implanted into an artificial body while their original owner is put into a dreamless sleep. Normally, this means a life of indentured servitude for the newly born Sleeper, working in a corporate-owned colony until such time that its artificial body expires and the original human is reawakened. This time, however, things take a different turn, as this Sleeper stows away aboard a space freighter and escapes into the deepest reaches of Space, hoping to experience true freedom.
Overall, Citizen Sleeper is the kind of game one has to be in the right mood for. The setting is cold and alienating, while the overall mood for much of the game is a desperate struggle for survival against stacked odds. Once the stress of this abates, however, there are some genuinely lovely moments of characterization and storytelling that are absolutely worth it to experience. The challenging dice-based tabletop gaming experience is stressful at first, but loses some of its challenge as situations are dealt with, giving way to lovely and thought-provoking story interludes. With the developer supporting the game further with several pieces of free DLC, there’s a good amount of worthwhile sci-fi to experience here.
Saturday - July 16, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review
This Week In Video Games checked out the narrative RPG Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper review
Citizen Sleeper is a narrative RPG where you live the life of an escaped worker on a lawless station at the edge of interstellar space. This is a game inspired by table-top RPGs where you can explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change the future.
Thursday - July 14, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Flux DLC Release on July 28
The Flux DLC for Citizen Sleeper will be released on July 28:
Citizen Sleeper - Episode FLUX Date Announce Trailer
Sunday - July 10, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review
Launch Cannon has reviewed Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper - A Dystopian Masterclass (Review)
Wednesday - June 29, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review
Gaming Spotlight reviewed Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper Is The BEST New RPG Game.. Here's Why
Monday - June 13, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - New free Content
Citizen Sleeper will get new free content - the first episode is planned for July:
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Citizen Sleeper will be receiving NEW STORY content via three FREE episodic updates! The first episode, “FLUX”, arrives in July (date TBC). Episodes 2 and 3 are currently planned for release in October and early 2023 respectively, however dates are still to be confirmed.
Monday - June 06, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review @ Capsule Computers
Capsule Computers has reviewed Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper Review
Citizen Sleeper is a story-focused RPG seeking to replicate the narrative freedom of tabletop titles. Players take on the role of a Sleeper, an artificial human who now must learn to survive while on the run from the corporate overlords. To gain their freedom, players will need to find allies among the inhabitants of Erlin’s Eye all while grinding away at whatever work the player can find to feed their most basic needs for survival.
Citizen Sleeper is a well written game. The game is not very long as a full run clocks in at three to five hours. Yet the writers crafted reasonably well fleshed out world filled with a colourful cast of characters in such a short time. The writers make effective use of their limited space by taking a cast of standard sci-fi characters, like the battle-hardened mercenary and the back-alley doctor, and giving them their own motivations and drives so the interaction with the player feels more like a mutual transaction versus someone being dragged along for a ride.loading...
Citizen Sleeper is a very good narrative heavy game that is just about the right length. The world is rich, and the story is enjoyable. The gameplay loop, pacing, and balance is solid. It only starts to come apart at the seams at the very end of the game. The audio/visual experience is pleasant and delivers the game in a clean, slick package. Citizen Sleeper is absolutely worth a look for fans of RPGs and visual novels who want to try something a little off the beaten path.
Score: 8/10 - While the game mechanics starts to lose its pacing at the very end, Citizen Sleeper offers a great story rich experience for fans of narrative heavy games and the sci-fi genre.
Thursday - May 26, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review
Movies Games and Tech checked out Citizen Sleeper:
Review: Citizen Sleeper
Citizen Sleeper is an incredibly narrative-driven RPG resource manager where you try to survive in the dystopian ruins of interplanetary capitalism. It’s tense, it’s beautiful, it’s somber. What else could you want?
Weigh up your consequences as you fight against a deteriorating body, and make sacrifices that could change day-to-day life as you know it. But stay quiet, as you never know who or what the next chance might affect.
On the surface, this title offers a lot to the player from the get-go. Which initially may seem like an overwhelming amount of information. You take on the role of a synthetic cyborg person, called a sleeper, who is one of the thousands of people fighting to survive an almost-apocalyptic world. You’ve escaped your regular lifestyle of working for a megacorporation that coincidentally created the body you inhabit. So with your great escape comes excellent consequence.
As a whole, Citizen Sleeper is a fantastic RPG management game that involves a heavy dystopian tone of a derelict future. If this sounds like something you love, and if you’re a fan of games like In Other Waters and Disco Elysium then this may be for you. I’d recommend it to anyone searching for the next space-based adventure, especially since it only takes about five hours to fight your way through.
Monday - May 16, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review @ TheGamer
TheGamer checked out Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper Review: Are We Human Or Are We Sleeper?
A beautifully written and thought provoking narrative RPG
It’s been a long time since I looked up from a game and found myself awake in the wee hours of the morning, on a work night no less. Instead of doing the sensible thing – closing my laptop and going to bed – however, I clicked ‘end cycle’ and spent another day on the Eye. You know the feeling: the night is dark and the dim glow of your screen lights up your face as you peer into the world of Citizen Sleeper.
It takes a special kind of game to turn me into a night gremlin. I don’t remember the last game that did. Games that keep you up all night need to be the perfect storm, everyone’s criteria for which will differ – an all-nighter feels like it speaks to you, personally. But Citizen Sleeper is a special kind of game.
I’ll close the curtain on the behind-the-scenes look at games criticism and I won’t spoil any more of Citizen Sleeper, but this review in particular was a joy to write. More specifically, Citizen Sleeper is a joy to play. The Eye is crammed with wonderful stories, and it feels like it’s truly bustling with activity – far more than any Triple-A open world populated with soulless NPCs going about their same daily routines. The simple visuals allow your mind to fill in the gaps like a good book, and it’s a testament to Jump Over the Age’s storytelling that it manages to create such a rich world. I already know that I’ll pop back to the Eye for the rest of the year, maybe longer, just to experience stories I missed, to see how different decisions play out, but mostly just to spend more time there, soaking up the atmosphere in an obsolete body as I absentmindedly peoplewatch over a steaming pot of noodles.
Thursday - May 12, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review @ TCGS
TCGS reviewed the Sci-Fi RPG Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper Review - Incredible Sci-Fi Roleplaying In The Ruins Of Interplanetary Capitalismloading...
Citizen Sleeper - Roleplaying in the ruins of interplanetary capitalism. Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of TTRPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future.
From the developer of In Other Waters, and featuring the stunning character art of Guillaume Singelin, Citizen Sleeper is a narrative RPG set on Erlin’s Eye, a ruined space station that is home to thousands of people trying to survive on the edges of an interstellar capitalist society.
Sunday - May 08, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Gameplay @ SplatterCatGaming
SplatterCatGaming checked out Citizen Sleeper:
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Saturday - May 07, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Review @ PC Gamer
PC Gamer has reviewed the Cyberpunk RPG Citizen Sleeper:
Citizen Sleeper review
Citizen Sleeper is like Blade Runner, but you're a replicant. A synthetic being who has escaped from the corporation that built you, you hide on a space station that's become a rogue state—home to revolutionaries, refugees, and a pirate gang. While you're worrying whether you'll be hunted down and dramatically shot in the back, you're also worried about day-to-day survival.
Citizen Sleeper is great at encouraging you to live a routine. Where in Cyberpunk 2077 I only went to bed if I was trying to trigger a sidequest, here I lived a day-to-day cycle that included sleeping, eating, working, and feeding a stray cat. Some of it was mechanically necessary, and some of it was pure roleplay.
Citizen Sleeper has multiple endings, some of which let you continue playing to find others. By the time I was done I hadn't seen any attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion or C-beams glittering in the dark, but I had freed an AI from a vending machine, foiled a couple of corporate schemes to get toeholds on the station, and renovated a bar. I didn't want to leave, and I hit the credits three times finding multiple endings in one playthrough.
That's the best recommendation I can give Citizen Sleeper: it let me build a life I wanted to keep living. When I go, who'll harvest the mushrooms? Who'll feed that stray cat?
Thursday - May 05, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Release Day
The Cyberpunk RPG Citizen Sleeper will be released today:
Wednesday - May 04, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Preview
Murphy's Multiverse checked out Citizen Sleeper:
REVIEW - Citizen Sleeper is a sci-fi Disco Elysiumloading...
This sci-fi tabletop RPG might be the game to play for fans looking to scratch that Disco Elysium itch.
Sunday - May 01, 2022
Citizen Sleeper - Meet the Character Classes
One Week Until Launch
Meet the character classes.
We're only a week out from the release of Citizen Sleeper! Let's cover off the skills you'll need to consider before you begin the game, along with the strengths and weaknesses of each character class.
ENGINEER: Work with machines and physical tools.
INTERFACE: Work with digital interfaces.
ENDURE: Use strength or strength of will.
INTUIT: Approach problems with awareness.
ENGAGE: Approach a problem head-on.
The Operator is the Sleeper who is closest to the digital world of emulated minds and AI protocols. Has a +1 to 'Interface'. Will certainly be helpful in hacking and gathering secrets. But with a -1 to 'Endure', in their weakened state you'll want to be careful with your choices.
Extractors are the Sleepers who, in particular, spend a lot of time alone in dangerous places. A good brute force option, with a +1 to 'Endure'. However, they often won't notice the bigger picture whilst problem solving, which could have consequences. Takes a hit to 'Intuit' with -1.
Machinists are tinkerers, diligently keeping AI controlled tech and drones working in the field. A good option if you want to get your hands dirty with odd jobs from the start in the shipyard. Benefits from a +1 to 'Engineer', although suffers a -1 to 'Engage', which affects their ability to approach problems head on.