Cyberpunk RPG DEX Nets Demo for PC and Consoles

Posted on 06 Apr 2017 by
Kyle Johnson

Czech developer, Dreadlocks Ltd. has released a new Demo for their side-scrolling cyberpunk RPG, DEX.

Taking place in the grungy Harbor Prime, DEX was heavily inspired by classic cyberpunk novels, William Gibson’s work chiefly among them. Touting new story and gameplay elements, those of who that complete the DEX demo will have a chance to win various digital goods, from wallpapers, to an artbook of the demo itself.

While there’s no discount from the Demo’s release, DEX can be picked up via Steam for just $19.99 USD.


Official Press Release

MADRID – April 5th, 2017 – Published by BadLand Games and developed by Dreadlocks Studio, the side-scrolling, cyber-punk RPG DEX, has a new demo available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam/PC. Immerse yourself in Harbor Prime and get a taste for augmentation at Dr. Niles Clinic!

The brand new demo is bursting with never before seen story elements and enhanced gameplay. Players who complete the free demo will get the chance to win a selection of fantastic digital rewards on offer, ranging from Dex wallpapers to avatars and an artbook of the game. Simply go to here and download the demo to play.

Published by BadLand Games, Dex tells the story of a young girl named “Dex, who is being chased by corporate mercs for an undisclosed reason. With nowhere to go, Dex is forced to question her own existence while dodging vicious attackers across a dreary city of the future. However, Dex is not alone: A trio of “hacktivists”, the mysterious Raycast, protective Decker, and light-minded Tony, are ready and willing to help Dex in her quest.

The streets of Harbor Prime offer countless opportunities to fight against dangerous gangs, expose corporate secrets, dive into the depths of cyberspace, develop Dex’s skills and much more. The outskirts of the city are plagued by crime, poverty and filth. Out there, every day presents a new struggle for survival. The wealthier districts are full of skyscrapers and bustling businesses. Yet beneath the sleek exterior, another war is going on, with powerful corporations constantly at each other’s throats. Woe to those who get caught in the crossfire!

Features:

  • Rare mix of realism and creative vision: Realistic action, mature storyline, and complex character interactions combined with hand-drawn characters, animations, locations, arcade-style melee combat, and an original conception of cyberspace.
  • Multiple solutions to problems: Operate in cyberspace or everyday reality. Overcome obstacles using skills, weapons, or special equipment.
  • Meaningful character progression choices: Will you be a straightforward brawler, a hacker or a silent assassin? Improve your character and gear to unlock game-changing upgrades that reinforce and customize your play style.
  • Unique hacking mechanic: Transfer your consciousness to your avatar, overcome intrusion countermeasures, take action, and return back to your body in a fraction of a second to see the results: deactivated turrets, overloaded devices, enemies with crippled implants.
  • Neo-cyberpunk storyline: Inspired by the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and other classical cyberpunk authors — sprinkled with elements of augmented reality.
  • Rich game world and mindful level design: Visit diverse locations in Harbor Prime — a futuristic city complete with luxurious skyscrapers, rundown shanty towns, and seedy red light districts. Take part in street brawls, steal corporate data, overcome environmental hazards, and (of course!) try to stay alive.
  • Full voice acting: Interactive dialogue using hand-drawn sprite animations — fully voice-acted by professional voiceover artists.

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