Last year I fell in love with Dropsy, a tale about a clown that just wants to make friends. Well, Jay Tholen is back with a Cyberpunk themed game called Hypnospace Outlaw. As a fan of games dealing with cyberspace, I just had to check out the Kickstarter for it. And I have to say that it looks like it’s worth backing. It may not have the best looking graphics, but it does hearken back to the glory days of the 1980s.
In Hypnospace Outlaw, you’ll be playing as a sort of cyberspace cop as you’re tasked with taking down criminals online. Using various tools at your disposal, you can do all sorts of things. You can even go rogue if you want. What I like most is that you’re tracking said outlaws using a state of the art system, browsing Web sites for suspicious activity for instance. And then it’s off to the “Hypnospace Highway” to chase them down.
Even if I wasn’t already hooked on the premise, the pitch for Hypnospace Outlaw is hilarious. That alone nearly sold me, as your “guide” hints at it being more than what it is. I’d even go so far as to say that if you’re a fan of Cyberpunk you’ll probably find something to like here. As a fan of hacker-style stories, I know that I’d enjoy busting some “criminal scum”.
As far as Kickstarters go, Hypnospace Outlaw is one of those that practically sells itself. For those familiar with Jay Tholen’s previous work, this should be worth a look. For those not familiar, check him out. I’ll seriously consider going in on the $10 “early bird” tier just to keep an eye on it.
(Ed. We’ve added the very promising Hypnospace Outlaw to our Kickstarter Curator page, check it out at Kickstarter.com/cliqist.)