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Solve a murder in the future
by diving into its Wikipedia

Have you ever lost yourself in a wiki rabbit hole? Imagine doing that for the Wikipedia of the year 2049. This is Neurocracy, an interactive narrative experience that offers an anthology of compelling sci-fi stories connected across an online encyclopedia. It is both a crowdsourced alternate reality game and an epistolary hypertext novel, opening with a high-profile assassination that you must investigate.

Visionary Sci-Fi

Neurocracy builds a speculative world directly on top of our own, exploring the fascinating and terrifying car crash of technology and humanity. The diverse articles on Omnipedia depict an all-too-near future where networked brain implants are as commonplace as smartphones, and equally suited to mass surveillance. In this neurometric panopticon, your thoughts can betray you, but there are ways around that.

Wiki-Based Mystery

Neurocracy invites you to explore the articles of Omnipedia as they evolve over ten weekly episodes, and find clues between the lines to solve a murder. Each episode is a snapshot of a single day’s events, with articles uploaded and edited live in response to your working theories. This creates a TTRPG-like dialogue between developers and players as we tell the stories of Neurocracy to each other.

Player Manipulation Interaction

Neurocracy offers an array of tools and resources to empower your collaborative investigations: a community forum (shaped like Talk Pages) to discuss clues and theories, and a dynamic conspiracy board that draws information directly from Omnipedia. Using these tools enables you to leverage your collective imaginations and play an active role in building the world of Neurocracy together.


"Ambitious, confident writing | part experimental game, part murder-mystery novella, part postmodern exploration of how we take in stories"
-- The Guardian

"A compelling exercise in collaborative, online sleuthing | perfectly nails the feeling of losing yourself in a Wikipedia rabbit hole"
-- Waypoint

"A multifaceted mystery that cries out for a Pepe Silvia conspiracy board | the project has cultivated a tight-knit community that eagerly shares theories"
-- The Verge


Neurocracy’s ten weekly episodes were first released during the summer of 2021 to critical acclaim. On July 12th, we started an updated ten-episode run with new stories and systems called 🌐 Neurocracy 2.049 🌐

When you purchase a copy of Neurocracy 2.049, you're getting an app that functions as both a custom interface to browse Omnipedia and a tool for making conspiracy boards that we can use for a weekly overview of what connections players are making.

Omnipedia remains freely accessible as a website on any browser, but using the app enables you to directly feed all of Omnipedia's content into your conspiracy board, and ensures that your investigation into the game’s mysteries will affect their outcome. It turns Neurocracy 2.049 into something you can truly make your own.

the app is designed specifically to browse the Omnipedia website. We cannot guarantee its safety when using it to browse other sites!

Updated 27 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 72 days ago
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Authorspyrofoux, Playthroughline
GenreInteractive Fiction
TagsExperimental, Mystery, Narrative, omnipedia, Sci-fi, Tabletop role-playing game, User Interface (UI), wikipedia
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


Buy Now$12.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12 USD. You will get access to the following files:

neurocracy2049-win-64.zip 129 MB
Version 5
neurocracy2049-osx-64.zip 133 MB
Version 5
neurocracy2049-linux-64.zip 151 MB
Version 5

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Hi there! I'm CJ—I'm working on a master list of interface drama and would like to include your game as an interface drama. I've been reaching out to devs of the game to confirm that I have accurate tagging.

Right now, the tags on Neurocracy are:

- mystery

I was thinking of perhaps adding "in-browser" as a tag, though the game is half in-browser, half-downloadable. 

What do you think?

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Hi! Thank you for adding Neurocracy to your list. The tags mystery and in-browser, make sense cause Omnipedia is always viewed in an internet browser. Our downloadable tool is a custom browser with added functionality. Unlike most of the games on your list, Neurocracy has a strong emphasis on players chatting together, sharing discoveries and theories. Perhaps a tag like community-driven could reflect that?


Thank you for your response. Your game is really unique. I had only explored the Omnipedia and the board aspect, but upon closer inspection, I see the feature where people can upload their boards.

Great tag idea. I'll add in-browser and community-driven to the entry.


This is so cool! I have one question: What did you use to make Omnipedia? I would love to make a similar website.

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This looks super cool, but I'm kinda confused. It says that 10 episodes were released back in 2021 and there's a new run of 10 episodes happening now, but I don't really get what this entails. Like, do new episodes build on old ones, or do new episodes replace everything from the previous one? Is there a way to start with the older episodes and work from there, or is everyone seeing the current one and the game just goes offline once the season is over?

Really interested in trying this out, I just can't tell if it's something like Destiny or not (i.e. old content gets removed, and if you weren't there at the start, then there's no way to see it).

Edit: For context, I've never played one of these evolving community-driven games before. I'm sure if I had, these terms would make a lot more sense lol


In 2021, we released 10 episodes that displayed how the world of Neurocracy evolved between October 1st and October 10th 2049. This year, for Neurocracy 2.049, we’re also releasing 10 episodes that take place in the same timeframe. Each episode is very similar to the previous, so it’s not necessary to have read the original 2021 episodes to appreciate the Neurocracy 2.049 ones.

The main differences are that:

  • There’s new content for each episode
  • Some content has been slightly changed
  • We have a forum where players can talk about their investigations and theories
  • We have an official App, that lets you make your own detective-style “conspiracy boards” and share them with the whole community

This new release is here so new players have a chance to experience the live release of Neurocracy, as well as surprise players from 2 years ago. If this is your first time, you’re more than welcome to join us. Hope that answers your question!

Thanks, that helped a lot!


As someone who likes working on wikis, this looks very interesting! Can't download it yet, but I'm definitely keeping an eye on this :)


Can I add anything to the Omnipedia?


The articles themselves are locked for editing, but Omnipedia's talk pages are wide open for your contributions :)


This kind of game-internet reminds me a lot of Jay Tholen's Hypnospace. Any inspiration from there? 

I think it's an awesome project! 


Neurocracy was in the works before Hypnospace Outlaw was revealed, but its release definitely inspired us, and made us hopeful there was an audience for us out there :)




This looks awesome! cant wait for it to download


the executable 'run' won't run on Linux mint Cinnamon even after allowing it to run as Program,  Plz check


Hi! Thanks a lot for notifying us. After looking into it, it seems like it’s an issue coming from the engine, where some libraries are not correctly packaged. The only fix for now seems to install the libraries yourself, with this command (given below). Can you try that and tell me how it goes? Thanks!

sudo apt-get install -y libnss3 libnspr4 libatk1.0-0 libatk-bridge2.0-0 libcups2 libdrm2 libxkbcommon0 libxcomposite1 libxdamage1 libxfixes3 libxrandr2 libgbm1 libasound2 libcairo2 libpango-1.0-0

extremely cool so far, bu ti can't log into my account & any attempts to reset the password lead to non-existing pages


Please try copy and pasting the link that the site sends you. We've had reports of various email services mangling the clickable link.

thanks! the issue was actually my adblocker! the links started working after I disabled it!