I like Cyberpunk stories and games for the questions they raise on machine-human interactions, questions that are becoming more and more relevant to us as machines and robots continue to evolve around us (while we don’t). Murder, an upcoming cyberpunk adventure game created by Peter Moorhead and published by Curve Digital, aims to explore the “intersection of morality and sentence, in a future where both are commodities." As the game proclaims, there’s no protocol for a machine on human attack, and as Lieutenant Motomeru Minori of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, you’ll have to navigate uncharted legal and social waters (my kind of waters, actually). The game claims as its inspirations the works of Masamune Shirow, Katsuhiro Otomo, Neal Stephenson, and other Cyberpunk greats, and has looked to the games of Fulbright and Blendo Games for inspiration, too.
According to the developer, the game is a new take on point & click (tap) gameplay that’s the result of a cross between classic adventure game style and its modern minimal interpretation. Each character in the game has his or her own visual identity and style, and the game is fully voiced. While the game is cross-platform, the website claims that the game’s interface is well-suited to all kinds of inputs. Don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to this one.