Read Only Memories is a cyberpunk adventure game featuring LGBT characters that is directed by John James and produced by MidBoss for Mac OS, Windows, Ouya, iOS and Android. The game was heavily inspired by Snatcher, The Secret of Monkey Island and similar old-school adventures.
The game takes place in the year 2064. The protagonist is a journalist working to find a missing friend on the mean streets of “Neo-San Francisco”.
You’re a young journalist trying to hack it on your own in Neo-San Francisco. It’s a tough city, but you’re a tough nut. One day you receive a package containing a beta version of the latest ROM, an intelligent device that has replaced all personal mobile technology. With the ROM lay a mysterious note from a close friend, saying that he had to leave the country immediately. Weird.
In 2064, ROMs are as common as smartphones in 2014, but you’ve resisted getting one up to this point. You don’t need fancy technology, and you don’t care if you’re old fashioned like that. But now that you have one, your life dramatically changes.