Posts Tagged ‘NeoTokyo’

Have You Played… NeoTokyo?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Given my recent gushing over news that the composer for NeoTokyo [official site] is providing tunes for the new Deus Ex’s new mode, I suppose now’s a good time to ask: do you know what the H-E-double-hockey-sticks I’m going on about?

NeoTokyo is a Source mod, first released in 2009. It’s a multiplayer tactical FPS (leaning and all) with such beautiful cyberpunky, Ghost in the Shell-ish style and the finest dang soundtrack and… it does not live up those. But oh, what if!

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Deus Ex’s Breach Mode Enlists NeoTokyo Composer

The Official RPS Campaign To Get Billy Idol In Deus Ex gathers momentum. No, Eidos Montreal haven’t yet given a rebel yell confirming ole spiketop’s presence on the soundtrack, but it’s surely a matter of time now I know we’re musically on the same page. You see, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] has drafted the chap behind the flipping lovely soundtrack for Source mod NeoTokyo.

Ed Harrison is providing ‘tunes’ (and likely some ‘choonz’) for Mankind Divided’s newly-announced leaderboard-climbing cyberspace mode Breach, says a hot new tweet.

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Half-Life 2 Mod NeoTokyo Now Standalone On Steam

Japan best country.

Every dog has its day, but can the same be said of mods? For every celebrated success story there are twice as many polished, lovingly crafted amateur works that never found the audience they deserve. NeoTokyo is one such example: a Half-Life 2 mod set in a near future Tokyo inspired by Ghost In The Shell. It had lush, detailed maps, a soundtrack of “brooding cyberpunk electronica” (Spotify, Bandcamp) that one listener (Alice) called “redonc”, and combat mechanics that one player (me) called “tops guns.”

Five years after its original release, NeoTokyo is now available as a standalone install via Steam. It’s still free and mostly unchanged since its last major update in January 2013, but hopefully this brings a new audience to the game. Perhaps every mod does have its day. Trailer below.

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ExcitingCapitalisation: NeoTokyo

'Don't look back, you can never look back'. Don Henley never understood mouselook.

It’s the big mod release of the moment, and it’s stylish enough to be worth a post. Running off the Source engine, NeoTokyo is a class-based team-orientated shooter with one eye staring longingly at their Ghost in the Shell box-set and the other at their Akira deluxe edition. Which makes you hope they’ve shelved it together, otherwise they’re going to be going all googly-eyed. You can download it from a mass of mirrors and you’ll find its incredibly elegantly done trailer beneath the cut.
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