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.
Links for this episode:
- BLENDO Games
- Quadrilateral Cowboy official site
- Thirty Flights of Loving official site
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