If you love cyberpunk but sometimes wonder what would happen if the technology was dialed back somewhat, then you’re in for a real treat later this year as Blendo Games is putting the finishing touches on what designer Brenon Chung calls a “twentieth century cyberpunk” adventure: Quadrilateral Cowboy.
In Quadrilateral Cowboy, players are thrust into a first-person mission of secrecy, stealth, and portable computers. Armed only with a suitcase deck and a dial-up 56k modem, you must hack your way into various digital systems, disable door locks and cameras, bypass security, and generally perform any number of sneaky maneuvers.
Fans of indie games may know Blendo Games by some of its earlier, well-received efforts, such as 2008’s Gravity Bone and its 2012 sequel, Thirty Flights of Loving. Quadrilateral Cowboy looks set to continue the tradition of telling narratives in a unique, creative way, typically with a minimum of dialog. Visually, Quadrilateral Cowboy looks strikingly similar to some of Blendo’s previous titles as well.
For those who prefer their cyberpunk with just a bit less dystopia than usual, Quadrilateral Cowboy’s release date is just around the corner, still slated for 2013. In the meantime, head over to the developer's website for more information.