You'll soon be able to relive a bygone era of the internet, with a twist, in Hypnospace Outlaw an alternative history 90's internet simulator. Hypnospace Outlaw is being developed by Jay Tholen, the mind behind psychedelic clown point and click adventure game Dropsy. The game is set in an alternate reality where people wear strange headbands while they sleep at night to access a garish looking version of the internet.
Hypnospace Outlaw puts the players in the shoes of a Hypnospace enforcer and pits them against viruses, adware, and hackers to try and make the internet a safer place for the rest of humanity. The world of the Hypnospace is a garish flat-colored representation of a virtual reality internet which is still plagued by obnoxious pop-ups, ad banners, horrendously put together web 2.0 sites and some of the strangest GIF's that have ever existed in the universe. The gameplay of Hypnospace Outlaw will be a blend of point and click gameplay similar to Tholen's previous title Dropsy and more action-oriented segments.
While the game is set in an alternate reality it bears a lot of similarities to what the internet looked like back in the late '90s. The trailer featured actual video footage which had been heavily compressed to a similar level as internet video of the day required, not to mention some of the tacky visual effects which were popular on user-created websites of the time.
Hypnospace Outlaw will be released on March 12th and will be available from Steam and GOG. The game will also be playable across PC, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Are you excited by Hypnospace Outlaw? Do you want to relive some of those older days of the internet? Have you played any of the developer's other work? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.