Chinese indie studio Palm Pioneer and Zodiac Interactive’s crowdfunded cyberpunk game, Tales of the Neon Sea has a free demo that’s currently available for download over on the Steam store right now.
The point-and-click, noir-themed title finally received its free demo after spending what seemed like ages in the development cycle. It was originally announced way back in March of 2018, and a few months later in July the game finally entered onto Kickstarter, where the developers at Palm Pioneer managed to get the game crowdfunded.
Ahead of the game’s official release on home consoles and PC, Palm Pioneer decided to release a playable demo, which features three playable segments from the side-scrolling point-and-click game. This also includes some of the puzzles featured in the game. You can get an idea of what the gameplay is like with the gameplay video demonstration below from Gamersyde.
The game follows grizzled investigator Mr. Mist and his robot sidekick, BB-X. The gameplay and visuals are very similar to classic point-and-click games from back in the 1990s. Players will be able to walk around, mess around with objects, gather up items, and interact with the environment.
Unlike other point-and-click games, you will have the option to walk or sprint in Tales of the Neon Sea, given that in some segments of the game Mr. Mist will find himself in peril and in desperate need of fleeing the scene.
The demo is pretty tiny and you can pick up a copy from over on the Steam store page.
The full version of the game will also launch on the home consoles as well. I imagine if it gets a PS4 version it might subject to Sony’s new PS4 censorship policy. At least it’ll still be uncensored on PC, right?
You can look for the full game to launch in the coming months.