This Betabeat reporter is young enough to have entirely missed the era of text adventure games, that most old-fashioned of computer game formats. However, that may very well leave us defenseless against the charms of Cypher–which is cyberpunk themed, for maximum throwback appeal. Like, is that even still a real thing?
Say the gamers at Kotaku:
Argentinian developers The Cabrera Brothers are working on Cypher, an all-new, commercial text adventure that doesn’t just take us back to the 80s in terms of input, but also with its Blade Runner-inspired cyberpunk visuals (of which it looks like there’s a ton).
You might think typing words onto a keyboard to control a game is quaint, and in many ways it is (not to mention frustrating), but there’s a sense of immersion and flexibility you get from it that a mouse-driven menu system just can’t match.
Here’s the trailer, which is weirdly mesmerizing: