There’s quite a lot of sci-fi silliness of 2000:1: A Space Felony Or How I Came To Value My Life And Murder Mercilessly. It’s just about assured once you take a look at the title. Not solely is it uncomfortably lengthy, it additionally offers extra colons than I care to have. That sense of comical overwriting is a giant a part of the sport – a first-person investigation on an area station with 4 corpses and one shifty AI. This week it’s free for Thanksgiving, say builders National Insecurities.
“…the game is a thanks to you for playing the game,” they are saying. “We know, that’s not how linear time works, don’t think about it too much.”
I liked it for being a brief 30-minuter with jokes and a neat animation for the enormous AI eyeball that lives on board the station. Parallels with Tacoma are inevitable, however that is extra a mickey-take of conventional sci-fi and detective fiction than an outright stab at Fullbright’s dialog rewinder. Not least as a result of it got here out shortly beforehand.
The studio behind this additionally made the free and humorous Disorient on the Murder Express, through which you took sips of whiskey whereas pointing an accusatory finger at suspicious folks on a prepare. They’re now remaking this with the intention of placing it in a compilation of (I presume) detective-based antics.
“We’re making it entirely from the ground up,” stated Gary Kings of National Insecurities, “restyling it as a silent movie.”
2000:1: A Space Felony was a Humble unique on its launch, however it’s now out within the bigger world on its Itch.io page. It’ll return to a paid value on November 28, so get it now, cheapskates.