The Mercury Man
The Mercury Man is an indie adventure game with quests, shootouts, homeless people, drug addicts and other outcasts, as well as the ability to be a taxi driver and drive the Volga in a depressed Russian alternative future. It would seem to sound like gibberish, but what did you expect from Ilya Maddison and the ingenious development team from the Mehsoft studio, who gave us a great point-click adventure The Underground Man?
What is remarkable, the game “Mercurial Man” is completely role-playing, and you don’t choose the role, but create and live this short virtual life as you wish. The game takes place in the year 2315. Five years ago, mankind managed to invent a cure for all diseases. Its meaning is to replace blood with mercury. After 5 years, the technology reached Russia, where a whole clandestine syndicate to conduct this dangerous procedure for a small amount of money was launched.
But mercury transfusions did not become a panacea, and more and more incurably sick people began to appear on the streets of the cities, who were not helped by the healing procedure. The government decided to liquidate the “mercury” people who had made the operation illegally. So there were the Hunters, one of whom is the protagonist Matvey Vetrov. And he drives a good taxi.