Before I start, let me be clear; I am possibly THE most excitable member of /skill. Whenever I see something that interests me I do backflips off the wall and shout about how it’s the best day ever. …Okay that was a blatant lie, it’s more like I weakly kick my legs in the air for a bit before sighing and flopping over, but that’s not the point. Point is, it doesn’t take a lot to make me excited. However, it does take a lot to get me really stoked for a game. (There’s a difference, I swear!) It takes a game that’s so off the wall, so incredibly artistic in nature, and just so… odd to get me like this. Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG just happens to be the game to make me incredibly stoked.
Y2K is a game that follows the story of Alex Eggleston, a recent college graduate who becomes obsessed with a mysterious disappearance of a young woman in an elevator. One thing leads to another and before you know it he’s out there fighting to stop the end of the world. The game is a Japanese style RPG set in the year 1999, and features a cast of quirky characters, a deep riveting story, unique turn based style combat, and an obscure but delightful environment. The game takes a ton of inspiration from Earthbound, an old school JRPG for the SNES that featured a bunch of strange and, honestly, pretty trippy times as well.
The game isn’t out just yet however. It is currently in development and scheduled to come out during late 2015 or early 2016 on the PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, and on PC. The game is being developed by the guys in ACKK Studios, the group responsible for the GBA-esque indie game Two Brothers. However, unlike their previous game, Y2K is going to be in beautiful flat shaded 3D style graphics! A lot of the environments seem incredibly abstract in concept as well, making for the scenery to be something you have to experience to understand.
The hype I have for this game is on new levels. Like, if I could explain it in words I would, but I can’t so I’m not going to even try. However, if you’re interested in seeing a little bit more about this game as well, check out this interview with one of the creators!
There are also a few videos with some footage from the game in its pre-alpha stages on ACKK Studios’ youtube channel, which can be found here!