Dec 12th, 2013


The Kickstarter for Dex recently reached its Wii U goal, and will arrive on the console two to three months after the initial release on PC, Mac, Linux, and Ouya. For those who haven’t been following Dex, it is a cyberpunk, story-driven sidescrolling RPG with action/stealth gameplay mechanics. The team members from studio Dreadlocks explain more about the game they want to create.

We wanted to create an RPG that featured hacking not as a stand-alone mini-game, but rather as a legitimate solution to game problems, a core gameplay mechanic rooted deeply in the story and level design. This was seen in the old ‘80s cyberpunk games (Neuromancer by Interplay Productions, for example). Since the ‘80s, cyberpunk games have generally lacked that unique feel, that extraordinary cyberpunk aesthetic – no more immersing your whole being in cyberspace, no more cartons of rice left on the table while breaking through the intrusion countermeasures…

It seems that Dreadlocks are on the right track of reaching their lofty vision. The attention to detail is impressive, with the characters and locations of Dex all hand drawn from the studio members themselves. It appears to have a Metroidvania feel with a touch of Deus Ex elements sprinkled in. The game features multiple solutions to obstacles players may encounter along the way through gunfights, silent kills, hacking, or with specialized skills and equipment. This looks like an RPG that truly gives users the freedom to play and explore the game with their own play-style.

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Dex certainly looks ambitious, but we’ll have to wait a while longer for the game to arrive. Will you be picking this up when it drops?

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  • RyuNoHadouken

    add this to the mix

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    • Alexander Kleinwechter

      Gosh! truthteller 2.0

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      • Joey

        just a idiot…still have my old Wii plus games

    • Jon

      you need to learn what shovelware is… I am going to guess you have not even played 100% of the games you call shovelware.

  • Laud

    Ignore Ryu, he’s from corporate.

    Anyway, I don’t like cyberpunk unless it has Cthulhu in it. That’s my opinion ๐Ÿ˜›

    • rp17

      The only word he knows is “shovelware.” He needs to expand his vocabulary.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      corporate? lol

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  • Lil J Moore

    An RPG? Sign me up

  • This looks really cool ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Simon Stevens

    That looks, ummm…hmmm, confusing :S

  • Nintenjoe82

    I’m holding my breath for a Shadowrun VC release

  • nin-10-doughfan

    absolutely picking this up ( or downloading it on e-shop! )

  • CEObrainz

    I think I’m picking this up instantly.

  • Entropyguy

    Looks like it could be cool. I might pick it up. And hey, the Ouya is getting something. Wonder if people on that platform will actually pay for it?

  • Graeme Lynch

    Finally! Something I can get onboard with. Love RPGs and love cyberpunk genre. Shadowrun Returns anyone? Its only ยฃ7.99 on steam ;D

  • Yes iยดll definetely pick this one up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Madmagican

    Interesting… I’ll look into this one

  • DOLBYdigital

    Great article, thanks for sharing! Game looks awesome, indies are much needed on wiiu so kick starter may help bring more 3rd party support ๐Ÿ™‚
    Could someone do an article about Hard Light Drifter too!
    It’s a phenomenal looking game that also reached its Wiiu goal awhile ago.

  • Rinslowe

    Should be good…

  • X3Charlie

    IDEA! Wii U and 3DS should have a Kickstarter app. I realize Nintendo can’t actually do this, maybe they can request it. That or something other kind of crowdfunding thing that shows indie developers more support.

  • starwars360

    Looking an good RPG game. I hope so.
    Keep my eyes on this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Skelterz

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