Void & Meddler: Episodic Cyberpunk Adventure Started

I really dug weird, sleazy cyberpunk adventure game Void & Meddler [official site], and was glad to hear that creators Dorian SRed and Trevor Reveur planned to flesh their ideas out in an episodic series. The original demo explored a sinister, sad city full of strange sights like giraffepeople, none of which were explained, and had some great slow and atmospheric moments. I’m keen to see what the new/full game’s like, by which I mean I’m keen to finish work, because the first episode has just come out.

The new Void & Meddler talks of things like a non-linear plot and multiple solutions to puzzles, which I certainly welcome. The prototype I played had a little of that, things I found I could do by poking around, so I’m glad that’s being expanded. Here’s a description from developers NO cvt, which probably gives a fair idea of if this is the sorta thing you’re into:

“Fragments and details, rainy nights and blurry lights are all VOID&MEDDLER focuses on. A single night intrusion into Fyn’s life and hopes. Tired of the last two years she spent wandering without a goal and without memories, among disenchanted strangers, and pitiless scavengers, Fyn decided to put an end to all of this. She’ll have a few hours to make things right, and seek strong, pure and substantial memories. In a city where genders and species melt into each other, maybe she’ll find the long lost touch of humanity missing from her life.”

Ooh, moody!

The first episode is £3.59 on Steam right now, while a ‘Deluxe Edition’ including a full season pass and the soundtrack is £13.49. Humble has it too. The game’s on Windows and Mac, and the other two episodes are due in 2016. Have a launch trailer:

10 Comments

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    Bluerps says:

    Oooh! That’s the one which had that room made from TVs that showed only noise, right? That was great.

    I hope the full game keeps up the atmosphere. It would be great if someone on RPS could write about it!

  2. Rhodokasaurus says:

    If you’re making a game you get to make the important decisions, but why make your main character look like Carrie Brownstein in drag?

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    heretic says:

    Hopefully it’s more fleshed out than “Murder a cyberpunk short story”, liked the vibe of that game but it’s a shame they didn’t do more with it – hopefully in the future.

    This looks great, would be good to get a WiT!

    • Dominitus says:

      Yes, would be great to see a WiT for this one. I love cyberpunk and point-and-clicks, so I’m close to just buying the season, but a more fleshed out review would help make my mind up.

  4. Saarlaender39 says:

    Alt-text: “Victory!”

    Erm,…Alice – I really don’t think that’s the ‘victory’ sign, she’s showing…

    ;p

  5. unacom says:

    Sounds a little bit like Vandell. I hope it is better.

  6. Arehandoro says:

    I love the way it sounds but no GOG and no Linux is a bit of a setback :/