Cyber Chicken is Available Now on Steam
It was announced by Publisher Groupees Interactive and developer WHOA!, Cyber Chicken, a 2.5D side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a dystopian New York City of the future, available now on Steam. Play as a military-grade cyber-organism facing a cyberpunk revolt in this balls-to-the-wall homage to ‘80s action heroes.
Check out the Launch trailer of Cyber Chicken, featuring some gameplay footage:
“The Fakebook, Big Bucks Coffee, and intergalactic leader GW have played you for a fool. They had you wasting your time chasing after scrawny cyberpunks instead of the real villains. It’s time to take these corporate giants down … one bullet at a time.
Equip a Magnum 357,000, Napalm Flamethrower, Sawed-Off Howitzer, Thermonuclear Dual Uzis, and more – must-haves if you want to make a dent in the universe. You can also upgrade your weapons and platforming abilities at Big Bucks vending machines – but avoid going into debt: If you owe money (and fail to pay on time), the nastiest corporate accountant known to man (“The Collector”) will track you, kill you – then steal all of your hard earned upgrades!”
“Cyber Chicken is an ode to the mythology of Don Quixote, and we use satire of pop culture as our windmills for this futuristic terminator-errant to tilt against,” says Thomas Brooke, the creator of Cyber Chicken. “Part of the fun for us was to layer in as many humorous references to classic books, movies, games and modern day institutions and figures as possible. There’s a big story going on here. Ultimately, the game is about what it means to be a hero – but more than anything, we wanted Cyber Chicken to be all about fun.”
“Cyber Chicken was built with old-school gaming in mind. Growing up as a gamers, we embraced that while also adding plenty of modernized elements,” says Jordan Gabrielle, WHOA!’s game director and designer. “We offer players lots of weapons, upgrades, melee moves and enemy encounters – and while the action is pretty relentless, we’ve integrated humor and some playful mechanics such as our unique debt system or coffee-fueled bullet time to keep players on their toes. We want to give them an experience that feels familiar but is ultimately fresh and exciting – and most importantly, fun to play.”
For more information on Cyber Chicken, visit its Steam page.