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The protagonist of this game is a maintenance engineer aboard I.S.T. Rident, a space-faring passenger liner in the delta quadrant. Suddenly, two war ships attack Rident. As the captain orders the passengers to escape on life boats, the hero is knocked unconscious. Some time later, he finds himself in a deserted spacecraft, and must find a way to escape from there, find out who was responsible for the attack on Rident, and what has happened to its passengers.

Symbiocom is a first-person perspective adventure game, in which locations are represented by pre-rendered backgrounds; camera can be rotated, but movement is restricted to "jumps" between still screens, sometimes displayed as short "on rails" sequences. The emphasis of the gameplay is on solving puzzles, inventory- as well as logic-based. There are no characters to interact with, with the exception of a few robots and the so-called "symplant", a symbiotic artificial intelligence implanted in the protagonist's brain.


Symbiocom Windows Arrived at the Plasfo beacon.
Symbiocom Windows Ah, maybe I can get some rest.
Symbiocom Windows Who the hell am I? Who the hell are you?!
Symbiocom Windows Gruesome!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Syn-Factor" -- Dutch title
  • "Synfactor" -- German title
  • "Syn-Facto" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Mar, 1998 62 out of 100 62
Quandary Mar, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamezilla Jul 30, 1998 59 out of 100 59


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Originally created (under the original name Syn-Facto) by Istvan Pelly while he was still attending college.
j. jones (1687) added Symbiocom (Windows) on Jan 31, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Dragom (4298)