Australian indie developer Insert Disk 22 has revealed that its upcoming point and click project Born Punk will soon be taking to Kickstarter to get truly up and running. A Switch version has been promised should the campaign be successful.
Set 130 years in the future on the island of Bornholm, Born Punk follows the story of Eevi Rinasdottir, a former corporate combat hacker whose brain-computer has been infected with a rogue artificial intelligence. Eevi must go on a quest to find out how she came to be in this situation, uncovering a plot that will change the future of humanity forever along the way.
The game is said to have a heavy emphasis on player agency, featuring "a thrilling storyline exploring transhumanist themes and lighthearted humour alike". This feature list should help to give you a little more info:
- Logical Puzzles: in true point and click adventure style, the player will have to pick up, combine and use items they find in the game world. We try to keep all puzzles strictly logical, so that no 'LET'S TRY ALL THE THINGS RANDOMLY!' scenario ever arises
- Choices and Consequences: many puzzles in the game will be solvable via different means. These means often involve dichotomies between violence/peace, subterfugehonesty, and egotism/altruism.
- Extensive Lore: the player will collect vast amounts of lore by interacting with the game world. Sometimes, the knowledge gained therein can be used for puzzles or dialogs to produce different outcomes. It is a purely voluntary game mechanic.
- Futuristic Technology: the main character Eevi is physiologically augmented. She is able to hack into electronic devices, use her artificial titanium claws to attack or defend herself, and her cybernetic eye gives her insight that is hidden from 'normal' humans.
The Kickstarter campaign is set to launch on 5th February, so make sure to keep an eye out on the Born Punk website (which contains a detailed write up of the project) or social media pages if you're interested in backing. A demo has been released for Windows, Linux, and macOS if you'd like to give it a try.
We'll leave you with this extended gameplay video below.
Do you like the look of this one? Would you like to see the game make it to Switch? Let us know if you're considering backing the game in the comments.