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Hypnospace Outlaw has you policing the criminals of the internet via an arcane OS

Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw is the most bizarre-looking game I’ve seen for a long time. From the creator of the Devolver-published Dropsy, Hypnospace Outlaw has you interact with a retro computer system to chase down the bad guys of the internet. 

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There’s more to it than that, though, as you have to try and resist the whims of the corporations as their influence over you grows – that’s if you can battle all the popups and their catchy jingles.

Using a clunky operating system, you have to crawl through cyberspace, scouring the darkest corners of the web, through pages, chat logs, emails, and morefor scumbag users who violate Hypnospace law, before tracking them down the Hypnospace Highways in your Hypno Cruiser and taking them out.

The taking them out is done via a side-on minigame where you can smash, jump and weave through traffic to chase down the perp.

Back at your OS, there’s another minigame waiting, where you’re responsible for keeping your virtual pets alive while fighting crime. Everyone needs a break, right? Your earnings from the job have to be spent on something other than your virtual cruiser, after all.

The developer, Jay Tholen, currently has around half of hisKickstartergoal, which he plans to use to bring on another programmer. The rest of the project is funded by his Dropsy earnings, so the modest $28,000 goal is just to help things along with another pair of hands.

Check out the cyberfunk trailer below: