VirtuaVerse Releases on Steam and GOG:
VirtuaVerse has been a long time coming!
VirtuaVerse couldn’t have picked a better time to launch, what with triple-A Cyberpunk 2077 coming later in 2020, and the general gamer market being ripe for more cyberpunk universes to explore and engage in.
With VirtuaVerse’s unique take on the genre, stunning pixel art styled graphics and compelling meta-narrative, it’ll make for a great ride of mystery, intrigue, and techno-dystopia,
What is VirtuaVerse?
Set in the not too distant future, artificial intelligence has taken over. “Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network which continuously optimizes their experiences by processing personal data.”
You play as Nathan; smuggler and system rebel, gearing up with a custom headset, you are one of the few who can switch AR off, and see the world for what it really is.
He’ll have to walk across hardware graveyards, deal with digital archeology, tribes of cryptoshamans, and virtual reality debauchery.
“He shares an apartment in the city with his girlfriend Jay, a talented AR graffiti writer whose drones have been bit-spraying techno-color all over the augmented space in the city. Waking up one day, Nathan finds Jay has disappeared overnight, breaking his custom headset and leaving a cryptic message on their bathroom mirror.
Disconnected and determined to find out what happened to Jay, he finds himself tangled up in an unexpected journey involving Jay’s hacker group and a guild of AR technomancers.
Travelling around the world, he’ll have to walk across hardware graveyards, deal with digital archeology, tribes of cryptoshamans, and virtual reality debauchery.”
This unique look at the dangers virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and how we as humans can overdose on stimulation, should tell a very interesting tale of control, freedom and cyber evolution, unlike I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing for a very long time.
VirtuaVerse Gameplay: Point and Click
VirtuaVerse is a point-and-click style game.
This form of gaming is undergoing a wider resurgence in popularity recent years from indie gaming enthusiasts, further adding to the retro storytelling based flavor of VirtuaVerse
Personally, I have no issue with point-and-click, it’s not a style of game play I’m as familiar with, but considering the potential this game has for an amazing story, I’m willing to forgo my concerns and give it a try.
Here’s actual game play footage from publisher, Blood Music:
I’m just a big fan!
Having watched the development of VirtuaVerse, Narita Boy and the Deathburger universe, for what seems like a decade, I cannot express how excited I am at the games release, congratulations to the team on their hard work. I look forward to trying out and reviewing it myself.