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The Last Night, Winner of Cyberpunk Jam, Being Made Into A Full Game

The Last Night, winner of the 2014, “Cyberpunk Game Jam,” is planned to be made into a full game. Being incredibly stylish and atmospheric, it’s no wonder Odd Tales’ cinematic platformer wowed judges and fans of the genre alike.

The game will take place in four different sections of a large city. The player must survive via stealth and tactical espionage, using his/her wits to surmount the game’s obstacles.

A kickstarter is planned for early 2015. The Last Night is likely to see a release in 2016, on Windows, PS4, and Mac. You can play the original game jam entry here.

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9 comments
  1. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    November 1, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    It shows promise.Will keep an eye on it.

  2. Hydroninja9
    Hydroninja9
    November 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I take back everything I have said about pixel games. That looks gorgeous.

  3. B.E.
    B.E.
    November 1, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I recall seeing this some time ago (whenever it won likely). My thoughts then kinda stayed where it is now. Its a really cool visual concept, but it doesn’t sell a full game.

    Like, the art style could be part of a really fun game, but that doesn’t mean it will be. The game-play on offer is, to me, way more about allowing you to experience and enjoy the environment/art then it is the other way round.

    Example. The cover of a book might go a long way into selling the story within. But an entire novel devoted to a keeping your focus/interest in a single image wouldn’t work.

    However, a short story( which is what the game-jam release more or less was) would be perfect. 20 or 30 pages of text giving context and a basic plot to a visually stunning picture is perfect. 300+ pages of text though..would overwhelm.

    So too then, for this art style. The gamjam winner sells on its artwork/atmosphere, not its gameplay. Can that be expanded to sell an entire game? I’m not convinced.

    I’m not pessimistic, I believe its possible. I just don’t go from “man thats a nifty atmosphere’ to ‘this will make an excellent full length game!’.

  4. DS Wadeson
    DS Wadeson
    November 2, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Hey B.E. Danny here, lead writer on the game. Thanks for the comment, really interesting to hear your thoughts!

    The game jam prototype was just that, a little proof of concept designed to show you the atmosphere. Rest assured the full game will be an actual game – an in-depth story, fleshed out characters, distinct missions and districts and proper gameplay; action, stealth and decision making.

    You’re right that just because the game looks good doesn’t mean it will be a great game – but we’re all working hard to make sure that it becomes one! Not many indie games have dedicated writers so we’re really paying attention to forging a gripping narrative to take you through the gorgeous locations!

  5. DS Wadeson
    DS Wadeson
    November 2, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Thanks Hydro – we’re not going to just rely on the looks but it will look even better :)

  6. B.E.
    B.E.
    November 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

    That would be more or less exactly the kind of outlook/vision which I think can help push a game like this from ‘Just fluff ” to “High quality gem”.

    The art and setting has a lot of people interested/excited for this. With a mission statement like that, your going to rope even more in. Best of luck with your development!

  7. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    November 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Hopefully this is the start of a move to Cyberpunk out of fantasy/post-apoc. With CD Projekt doing Cyberpunk 2077, maybe so.

    That being said, this does look pretty neat. I’m normally harsh on pixel style, but the depth and detail in the art is a helluva lot better than most of them. Looks gorgeous, IMHO.

  8. 33
    33
    November 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    “I’m normally harsh on pixel style”
    Understandable. A lot of people use it as a quick and cheap way to make graphics without putting in the effort that’s required to make gorgeous pixel art.

    I like the background art for what I’ve seen but I hate these sort of human sprites. They look really under-detailed for such good-looking scenery and don’t match up.

  9. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 2, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Visually it looks a cross between Innocent Until Caught and Beneath a Steel Sky, I’m tentatively excited.