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Cyberpunk point and click adventure Born Punk is out now

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Born Punk is a brand new cyberpunk point and click adventure from developer Insert Disk 22. It just released on Steam on June 18th and now a Native Linux version is also available. Funded thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, it's nice to see a trickle of games still coming from the crowdfunding platform.

"In Born Punk, the player slips into the role of three people (well, two people, depending on your stance on artificial lifeforms) living on the island: Eevi, a corporate combat hacker turned bartender down on her luck; Mariposa, the CEO of Bornholm's biggest corporation; and a malfunctioning android who calls himself Grandmaster Flashdrive.

The three characters have one thing in common: they all, one after another, get possessed by strange entities of unknown origin and even less known intentions. They must work together - and sometimes against each other - to find out of the nature of those beings, what they want, and why they seem to think that their 'mission' is of vital importance for the future of humanity."

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Features to expect from it:

  • A classic point-and-click adventure experience: we're very proud to feature our own distinct style, but we are also definitely influenced by games like Monkey Island or Beneath a Steel Sky and try to please both veteran afficionados of the genre and newcomers alike with a traditional pixel-art appearance and a streamlined, modern approach to game design
  • Movement everywhere: you won't feel like you're walking through a still life painting; Born Punk's world is alive and full of animation, soundscapes and small details to discover
  • Choices and consequences: often, it's possible to approach dialogues and puzzles from different angles. As a result, interactions and dialogues with other characters, the difficulty to overcome certain obstacles, and the results of many actions will vary greatly depending on what the player chooses to do
  • Full voice-overs: every character in Born Punk and every line is voiced by professional voice actors. Yes, that includes the cat.
  • Bombastic music: the main theme and various other tracks are composed by Jeff Kurtenacker, composer of Wildstar and choral arranger of World of Warcraft. Jeff is joined by a merry band of synthwave musicians to create a genuine and emotional cyberpunk/sci-fi soundtrack with a Nordic twist
  • Let's be serious, it's funny: Born Punk is science-fiction with heavy cyberpunk influences; but we're also boasting a hopeful, often humorous undertone. Point & click adventures without at least a bit of humour are unthinkable to us!
  • A comprehensive universe: there's a slew of background info to read and experience, all of which becomes available in your PDA as you interact with the game world. Sometimes, in-game lore will also serve as an optional gameplay mechanic.

Available to buy on Steam. Currently both GOG and itch.io only have the Windows builds.

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I really dig the art style of this game..... but what are the puzzles like??? are they normal human logic puzzles or adventure game logic puzzles?

(normal human logic: the piece of string and comb dont make anything.... Adventure game logic: the piece of string and comb combine to make a grappling hook that can be climbed)
Cyril 23 Jun
QuoteCurrently both GOG and itch.io only have the Windows builds.
Oooh, come ooon devs! Damn.
Eike 23 Jun
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Quoting: Cyril
QuoteCurrently both GOG and itch.io only have the Windows builds.
Oooh, come ooon devs! Damn.

Bringing the Linux version to Steam took them a couple of days after the Windows version. Which is fine in my book. Maybe they're doing similar for other platforms.
Cyril 23 Jun
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: Cyril
QuoteCurrently both GOG and itch.io only have the Windows builds.
Oooh, come ooon devs! Damn.

Bringing the Linux version to Steam took them a couple of days after the Windows version. Which is fine in my book. Maybe they're doing similar for other platforms.

I hope so, I hope so...
RTheren 23 Jun
Native version was released today (I helped with testing, and didn't ran into issues, so it should be fine).
flesk 24 Jun
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I backed this game on Kickstarter, but I'm on vacation, so I haven't had a chance to play it yet. I look forward to doing so when I get back home.
I like the look of the game. If they release the Linux version onto GOG or Itch.io i'll pick it up.
RTheren 24 Jun
Quoting: PublicNuisanceI like the look of the game. If they release the Linux version onto GOG or Itch.io i'll pick it up.

It should be on GOG soon, dev said it's waiting for validation or something like that.
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