See you soon Cyber-Cowboy…

February 6th, 2013 by Crusader

When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.

Blendo Games, the developers of Atom Zombie Smasher, has an upcoming game that’s TURBO-RAD looking, Quadilateral Cowboy. Set in an alternate 20th century, the game uses the Doom 3 engine to create it’s hacker mercenary narrative. The venerable Rock, Paper, Shotgun interviewed Blendo’s Brendon Chung about the title last year:

As for why I chose to make Quadrilateral Cowboy, a lot of games have hacking minigames where you match colors together or whatever. But I’ve always wanted to just type commands into a terminal. That’s a very risky and niche design choice, so it’s understandable why people don’t do that. But I figured that I can do what I want, so I might as well give it a shot.

Second reason is that I felt like there hasn’t really been a game that really, really deep dives into pure cyberpunk. I mean, you have Deus Ex with really strong cyberpunk themes and tones, but I wanted to make a game based completely on cyberpunk [activities].

I can’t wait to punch deck.

3 Responses to “See you soon Cyber-Cowboy…”

  1. clean3d Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Gravity Bone and Thirty Flights of Loving, and am eager to play Quadrilateral Cowboy. As far as I know, though, it hasn’t been confirmed for Linux (despite its Doom-engine origins). Chances are it will play fine in WINE, but does anyone know more about its Linux plans?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Since this is based on Doom3 engine, is there anyone trying it out with the Voodoo Mesa hack to play it on a 3Dfx accelerator? If at all, Doom 3 would run only needing 400MHz hardware back in the AMD K6-2 or Pentium-2 class and rather not the 2GHzz behemoths they suggest as minimum at the moment. Also, lower graphics requirements doesn’t make tfhe rendering shitty, just smarter for most scalability to other platforms and playability more effective.

  3. commel Says:

    Sooo, it says “no Network” and then you’re using telnet… uhm.

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