It’s no secret that I’m an absolute sucker for two things; gorgeous pixel art, and enthralling cyberpunk narratives. Combine the two and nine times out of ten, I’ll need it in my life. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered The Red Strings Club through what I distinctly remember being a Facebook ad.

From Deconstructeam, the developers of point-and-click thriller Gods Will Be Watching, and carrying the same Devolver Digital seal of approval as their previous game, The Red Strings Club is set for a January 2018 release and is described as a “cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.”

Which quite frankly sounds ridiculous and badass all at once. Perfect.

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The trailer along with promotional gameplay GIFs really caught my eye, with absolutely breathtaking pixel art of neon cityscapes, organically-animated characters, and a selection of rather entertaining mini-games that will form part of the experience.

One is reminiscent of VA-11 Hall-A, mixing and preparing drinks in a variety of ways to best suit a customer’s needs and tastes, but with the added visual cue of what a drink’s effect might be on the person you’re serving it dynamically changing as you do more to modify the beverage. Another gives you clay to sculpt Ghost style, representative of designing genetic implants for a futuristic corporation.

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Honestly, it just looks really bloody cool, and I’m itching to find out more about the game. Watch this space for more, because you bet your ass I’ll be doing all manner of things to contact Deconstructeam and get my hands on a copy as soon as possible.

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