p>Developer: Taco Pizza Cat Games, Portland, OR
Release: TBA 2018
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Price: $9.99 USD
Availability: Digital Download
Cynical 7 is a Comical Narrative Action RPG that tells the story of Tris, a cynical and anti-social failing game developer who has no direction in his life. It all starts when Tris decides to make the very bad decision to attend a party full of people he doesn't know at the request of a friend... This game is all about the comical misadventures that befall him and on a more serious note it also showcases the anxiety and depression I went through during my time as a game dev and confronting your inner demons.
You’ll spend a lot of the game exploring and there will be areas with no other purpose than to make the experience more immersive, you’ll talk with nerds, sarcastic upstarts, and even tango with some “made men” of Threeson’s very own mob! And while you’ll generally opt for the passive route, some of the town’s residents only understand the language of the smackdown, which all goes down in a fresh real time battle system!
Fights over pizza, social awkwardness, and even party crashing await you in Cynical 7!
Cynical 7 allows you to:
- Flirt excessively
- Combat the mental anguish of mid life and impeding male pattern baldness
- Try to pick up pizza without getting into a fight (spoiler there will be fights)
- Face the fears of public anxiety at social gatherings
- Have self deprecating monologues with your own brain at inconvenient junctions
- Visit overhyped international coffee chains
- Put jerks in their place via a fast paced real time battle system
- Ruin Friendships
- Make new friendships in place of your ruined friendships
- and then ruin THOSE friendships
After a 3 year stint in QA, I found it really hard to progress through the corporate gaming world as a jack of trades. I eventually decided to take a stab in the indie world and spent the first 2 years creating some pretty unimpressive stuff. Now a bit more seasons, I’m plunging all in on Cynical 7 and believe it will be an incredible classic and fresh experience. For now, as a 1 man studio my focus is creating great stories in charming retro package that will make people smile and laugh allowed as they play my titles!