Keylocker is an upcoming cyberpunk RPG with an emphasis on the punk, with influences that vary from plastic-instrument rhythm to anti-capitalist satire.
The Kickstarter marketing campaign for Keylocker completed with just below $60,000 raised in October, and sport director Nana Moon lately spoke with PLAY Magazine to elucidate the way it’s the sort of sport that by no means might have occurred with out crowdfunding: “Keylocker makes buyers run for the hills; the identical goes for publishers as properly,” Moon stated.
In Play’s newest Insider section (you may pick up latest issue of PLAY here for much more from the interview), Moon explains how Keylocker is supposed to be a sort of cyberpunk that does not simply forged a cautious eye towards the longer term, and as an alternative coexists with know-how of the previous and even mythological beings. You play as “a powerless lady with a nasty perspective and anger points about to burst” and, to be truthful, her anger is justified – she simply broke out of jail after being imprisoned for taking part in guitar too properly in a society the place music is unlawful.
“It is about social mobility, of going up from the bottom level to the higher layers, and preventing your approach throughout the system which tries to shove you again down at each minute,” Moon says. “Keylocker is about an enormous wrestle through which you need to take advantage of use of your assets and push your self upwards on this social pyramid.”
Your wrestle will embrace each metaphorical and literal clashes in opposition to the powers that be and people whose pursuits align with them. The latter kind of wrestle performs out in turn-based fight, with a lot of your strikes infused with rhythm-based minigames, together with one instantly impressed by Guitar Hero. Did we point out foremost character Bobo fights together with her guitar?
Keylocker is about to be launched on PS4 and PS5, in addition to PC and Change, someday within the latter half of 2023. Till then, you would get within the correct temper with a few of the cinematic inspiration that is pushed the sport – and we do not imply the same old cyberpunk assortment of Blade Runner and Ghost within the Shell.
“I have been an enormous fan of Bong Joon-Ho (director of Parasite) ever since his 2000’s film Barking Canine By no means Chunk,” Moon says. “I believe each me and him are at all times speaking about capitalism and societal courses whereas sort of seeing all of it as a giant joke. I believe we’re each fed up with how the system works.”
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