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Offbeat Jazzpunk comedy set to take stage later this year

If the thought of mixing jazz and punk sounds a little unusual, wait 'til you get a load of Jazzpunk later this year.

The debut adventure title from two-man indie team Necrophone Games in Toronto, Jazzpunk is a "stylized first-person adventure comedy" set mostly in Vera City in the year 1959b (not a typo). Players control the mysterious Agent Polyblank, an "independent contractor of sorts working for a man known as the Director, who provides you with medication and missions." In undertaking these missions, you must "explore a variety of retro-futuristic locations, and perform all manner of gadget-driven capers."

As seen in the game's video teaser, Jazzpunk is a free-roaming, first-person 3D adventure with a "cartoon cyberpunk" tone, promising to take players through "dense technology-infused locales, dripping with a fresh coat of colour and humour."

There is currently no firm launch date scheduled, but the developers expect to have Jazzpunk ready for downloadable release on PC and Mac sometime this year, possibly as early as summer. In the meantime, keep an eye on the official website for more details.

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