From Press Release:
Hong Kong, March 14, 2019 – Publisher Zodiac Interactive and Chinese indie developer Palm Pioneer have announced the official release date for the upcoming title Tales of the Neon Sea. The story driven pixel-art adventure inspired by cyberpunk genre staples such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, is scheduled to debut on Steam April 30th, 2019. The new trailer sheds light upon its gameplay and unique aesthetic.
In a fully realized cyberpunk world of intrigue and suspicion, where humans and robots contend with escalating tensions and mutual distrust, and where gangster felines scheme their way to the top of the food chain, use your wits and puzzle-solving skills to determine the course of this unique tale.
After nearly three years of development, the Chengdu based dev team Palm Pioneer have polished and tuned the final product to meet the award-winning pedigree. “We grew up as sci-fi lovers on classic anime and movies, with their own variation on an alluring and terrifying cyberpunk future.” says the producer, Tian Chao, “At the same time, growing up in China during the ongoing economic boom has given many of us the feeling of actually living in such a world of towering skyscrapers and hazy neon streets! Even Denis Villeneuve, director of the recent Blade Runner sequel, referenced Beijing during the design of that movie. This gives us a unique perspective to inject into the now familiar cyberpunk vision. In the game, players will find many puzzles and stories with oriental characteristics, but the oriental elements are only part of the “Tales of the Neon Sea” world view. Other elements in the game also occupy a very important position. We believe that the integration of these elements creates an interesting and unique experience.”
The project was successfully founded on Kickstarter by 845 backers in August 2018, and has swept multiple game awards including Excellence in Visual Art at indiePlay 2018, and Most Innovative Game and Best Game Design at INDIE PRIZE 2018.
Tales of the Neon Sea is developed by Palm Pioneer and published by Zodiac Interactive. The game will be released on Steam for PC on April 30th, 2019, supporting English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, German, French and Japanese.
Steam Store Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/828740/Tales_of_the_Neon_Sea/