Quadrilateral Cowboy is the long awaited new game from Brendan Chung and Blendo Games. Its precursor Thirty Flights of Loving was a brief, carefully edited story of crime and romance, but felt like more of a narrative experiment than a full game. Quadrilateral Cowboy expands that concept into a full fledged narrative driven heist game.

The setting, a retro-futuristic alternate 1980s that Brendan Chung calls “20th Century Cyberpunk”, blends perfectly with the angular low-poly art style. Missions are based around using a number of low/high tech tools, like a futuristic command line hacking “deck”, to infiltrate a series of secure locations. As you plan and execute your heists, an involving story unfolds through wordless environmental storytelling.

Quadrilateral Cowboy is available on Steam and through the developer’s website for $19.99, or $29.99 for the deluxe edition. Expect it to take around 6 hours to complete.

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