October 3rd, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
The Cabera Brothers have proudly released, Cypher, a text-based adventure game, inspired by the iconic, gritty, sci-fi movies from the 80s.
Cypher puts players in the shoes of Dogeron Kenan, a low life criminal living in NeoSushi City whose job is to smuggle passcodes through international borders inside the synapse modification installed in his brain. Of course, things don’t work out so smoothly, and Dogeron finds himself waist-deep in trouble.
The Cabera Brothers promise to bring the fun and magic of classic text adventures to the 21st century, pushing interactive fiction to a whole new level. Cypher is packed with beautiful graphics and chilling ambient sounds, and the gameplay will open your imagination by placing you in locations such TecNoir, a Yakuza nightclub, or the streets of Harajuku Market where the seediest locations in the city can be found.
Having spent a great deal of time ensuring that the player isn’t simply looking at an empty screen with text, the Cabera Brothers designed a unique graphical user-interface that retains the feel of the classic text-based adventure games, yet adds in visual features that will aid in the gameplay and help the player progress through the story.
Cypher is available through the game’s official website, as a digital download. There are three download packages to choose from: Standard, Collector, and Deluxe. Each package contains extra goodies that the buyer can download and use or print out. Things like Cypher’s soundtrack, future discounts, printable game materials with in-game components, printable game box DVD cover, a map of NeoSushi, a digital hint-book, and more.