Syberia is a graphical adventure game designed by acclaimed Belgian comic book artist Benoit Sokal, who previously collaborated with developer Microids on Amerzone. Players become Kate Walker, a New York lawyer sent to a remote French village to finalize the sale of the Voralberg toy factory. What should have been a routine assignment instead grows into a soul-searching journey spanning Central and Eastern Europe including the titular island of Syberia itself.
Like classic adventure games, players interact with NPCs and the environment to progress through the storyline. Occasionally the player is also challenged into solving puzzles, though it is impossible to become hopelessly stuck with no hope of progressing unlike early adventure games.