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A nonlinear story game with psychological realism and corporate simulation.

Glazial Group is testing potential applicants for the newly vacant position of CEO.

Please take our holonoptic™ test so we can assess your ideological and mental compability with our company's new software, Geist_AI™.



In holonoptic™, you will encounter a simulation of Geist_AI™, our proprietary artificial intelligence software for automated company management.

  • BASE & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Geist_AI™ now supports human resources and office facility management.
  • GROW THE CONGLOMERATE: Expand your corporate empire into the weakened European market by acquiring unique companies or engaging them in hostile takeover battles.
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL REALISM: Every action or substance impacts your emotions, which in turn determines your performance, what you can say in dialogue and thus what course the story will take.
  • EARLY STORY BRANCHING: Even the very first conversation in the game can alter the plot dramatically.



Unlike reality, the world of holonoptic™ is warped by the nation-like powers of multinational companies and ideological power struggles within those legal constructs.

  • CORPORATE SETTING: As you replace our vanished CEO and acquire other companies to expand into the weakened EURO zone, holonoptic™ will highlight the ideological implications of your choices and their impact on corporate culture.
  • CHARACTER-DRIVEN PLOT: Each manager you negotiate with is a nexus of distinct ideologies and psychological characteristics, offering you a different path to choose in the story.

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With our shareholders blessing, the Glazial Group has started to stalk several companies as potential takeover targets.

4 (of 13) companies


Glazial Group
Zurich, Switzerland
CEO: ?
Formerly a vast conglomerate, today an empty shell of a company with nothing but derelict offices. And money. As the new CEO of the Glazial Group, your task is to expand our corporate empire into the crisis-weakened European market.


Molecule Pharmaceuticals
Rennes, France
CEO: Dr. Andreas Tong
A pharmaceutical company that researches and sells psychiatric drugs and performance enhancing nutrient supplements - anything to enhance the human condition. Their CEO, Dr. Tong, currently has a hard time convincing shareholders of the value of their latest research. Mainly because the research is secret and slowly eating away their capital, making the company prone to hostile takeovers.


Kiev, Ukraine
CEO: Isabelle Vann
LarvaTech is a promising tech company specializing in manufacture robotics but also consumer-oriented gadgets like smartphones and -watches. The apple of the east. But the War in Donbass has made Ukrainian companies unattractive for investors. All the more reason for the ambitious CEO Isabelle Vann to look for a rich partner or parent company.


Finland, outback
CEO: Prof. Susanne Suter
Formerly a research department of the Glazial Group before it was spint-off and sold. For Prof Suter, former head of the Glazial AI research department and now CEO of Animus, this was an annoying process that slowed down her research. It would be even more annoying if the Glazial Group would, for whatever reason, buy Animus back again…


holonoptic represents the complex process of acquiring companies as four stages:

1) STEP ONE (usually): negotiations

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Negotiate with the management of the target company. Consider using substances to bring yourself in the right emotional state and "click" with your business partners.

2) STEP TWO: M&A or hostile takeover project

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Depending on the outcome of the negotiations, initiate a merger or hostile takeover. This requires extensive paperwork on contracts and documents for financial market supervision authorities, meaning an army of office drones and lawyers. You may also consider hiring expensive consultants from investment banks.

3) STEP THREE: acquire shares

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At any time, you can acquire shares of a target company directly via stock market. If you buy without asking first, it is considered a hostile takeover.

4) STEP FOUR: consolidate, restructure, fire management

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After acquiring the target company, consider sensible measures to increase value. Such as: firing everyone and rehire at lower wages; or initiate synergy projects between your acquired companies.

holonoptic update 1: Geist_AI software & gameplay

holonoptic update 1: Geist_AI software & gameplay


The development of holonoptic has progressed as far as we have now have most details of the Gesicht software worked out and functioning. The Gesicht software...

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holonoptic 0.1.4 mac

holonoptic 0.1.4 mac


Become the CEO of our multinational conglomerate and expand it into the weakened Euro zone. Nonlinear story / management / base building game.

holonoptic 0.1.4 pc

holonoptic 0.1.4 pc


Become the CEO of our multinational conglomerate and expand it into the weakened Euro zone. Nonlinear story / management / base building game.

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