A gritty top-down cyberpunk adventure I never played. Think leather jackets, gore, and madness. Count me in!
I recall big magazine ads and some reviews talking about pixel-hunting for cigarette butts and the entire affair being “nothing for children”. Naturally, I wanted even more to play it back then but, alas, it never was to be.
Fast forward to 2012 when the original creators released the floppy version as freeware. Is there any other version? I do no know. All I know is that it came with a accompanying novella, “The Diary of a (Mad?) Man” and I heard that it’s a) recommended reading for the game and b) actually well written!
To wet your appetite (or the opposite) here are some screenshots I found:
I tried to play this a few years back. It seemed to have a lot of potential, but it’s extremely unforgiving as I recall. You can pick up pretty much every inconsequantial bit of rubbish and put it in your inventory. I think you can even pick up individual peas that have dropped on the floor in one room. I never knew which items mattered and which didn’t. I eventually got into a point of no return where I’d get shot and die as I stepped out of an elevator.
I’d be willing to go back to it. The art was super cool, the cyberpunk vibe was nice, I think the music was pretty good too.