“Successfully combines engaging gameplay with an emotionally charged narrative, all set against a backdrop of a thought-provoking and unsettling dystopia.” (link)
– Rectify Gaming
“a rich colour palette and a ridiculously fun concept.” (link)
– Well Played
“You can pet the dog!” (link)
“The pixel art is so succinct in detailing a digital world flourishing with technical quirks such as glitching imagery. Lighting is just as striking, with many neon colours reflecting off of surfaces just beautifully.” (link)
– Checkpoint Gaming
Target Release: 2024
Platform: Steam (PC for sure, going to test on Mac soon)
Genre: Action Roguelite, Adventure, Strategy
Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2431790
Languages: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Game Developer: DDmeow Games
Embark on a roguelite journey in Cyber Paradise’s dystopian future, where frenetic combat meets cozy yet bizarre tales. Battle through ever-changing digital realms and mend lost souls; recover memories of Mini, a departed dog. Between fights, unwind in Mini’s cafe, where tales unfurl and bonds form.
In the not-so-distant future, reality as we know it has been unmasked – our world is nothing more than a computer simulation. Every aspect of life, from our appearance and possessions, to our thoughts and experiences, is pre-determined by algorithms. When we die, we are simply deleted; our life data fragmented and discarded into a digital wasteland known as The Lost Sector. There is no heaven or hell, just cold digits.
Yet, amidst the bleakness of this discovery, you seize the opportunity and turn it into a business. Catering to those still yearning for hope, you establish Cyber Paradise. This service navigates the desolate corners of The Lost Sector to recover fragments of the dearly departed, reassembling them within the warmth of a digital sanctuary, a personal paradise sculpted from ones and zeros.
You take on the role of Hayley, a skilled hacker-warrior, and team up with her dog DDmeow on this captivating adventure. Vanquish creatures manifested by the deceased’s fear and sorrow; delve into the rich narratives of your clients’ pasts, and form connections within the café that serves as your clandestine base. There, amid the hustle and bustle of Samuel’s customers, you catch a glimpse of this dystopian world through their shared stories.
In the first episode, you bear witness to the touching tale of your initial client – Mini, a dog whose recent passing leaves behind a grieving human companion, Samuel. Embark on this journey to piece together the digital remnants of Mini’s life and create for her a serene Cyber Paradise.
A wife-wife gamedev team. One from Hong Kong, one from Taiwan, now in Melbourne. More
Nyx game awards (2023): PC Game – Indie (Gold Winner), PC Game – Best Art Direction (Gold Winner), PC Game – Best Game Direction (Gold Winner), PC Game – Best Innovation (Gold Winner)
Colors of Indie Awards: Nominee (2023)
RMIT MAGI Expo Awards: Achievement in Games (2023)
Exhibitions & Festival:
Melbourne International Games Week Steam Festival (Online 2023)
PAX Aus (Melbourne, Australia 6-8 Oct 2023)
Gamescom Asia (Singapore, 19-22 Oct 2023)
SXSW’s Queer Creators Showcase (Sydney, Australia, 21 Oct 2023)
MAGI EXPO (Melbourne, Australia, 9 Nov 2023)
Taipei Game Show 2024 (Taipei, Taiwan, 25-28 Jan 2024)
Game page launch news:
4gamer (Japan) / GNN (Taiwan) / ali213 (China) / 3DMGame (Beijing) / Gamebase (Taiwan) / Gamers Global (Germany) / 9game (Guangzhou) / Syndicate Y (Australia) / MMO30 (Russia) / Breaking Latest News (Earth)
Exhibitions / Early Demo Reviews:
PAX Aus 2023 Highlight – Cyber Paradise by Checkpoint Gaming (Australia)
The Best Games We Played At PAX Aus 2023 by WellPlayed (Australia)
5 promising Indie games at PAX Australia 2023 by Dexerto (Australia)
PAX AUS 2023 – Indie Game Wrap-Up by QUALBERT (Australia)
Gamescom Asia Beta/Demo Review: Cyber Paradise by Rectify Gaming (Canada)
10 Awesome Indies from Gamescom Asia 2023 by Best Indie Games (Singapore)