San Diego synthwave musician Street Cleaner is getting his very own video game. It's a retro platformer being developed by indie outfit Creaky Lantern Games and is coming this year.
Creaky Lantern says that the eponymous Street Cleaner: The Video Game is a retro-style 8-bit platformer based on Street Cleaner's music, which encompasses chiptune, darkwave, and more. The dev describes his work as "the soundtrack to a vigilante movie that never existed", which makes it the perfect subject matter for a video game. Creaky Lantern's project is the licensed game that would have been based on the movie if it were real. Are you following this? You can check out the official announcement trailer for Street Cleaner: The Video Game right here:
Creaky Lantern followed up the announce trailer with a second video showcasing some of the platformer's gameplay. The game promises 7 levels and 10 boss fights, all soundtracked by new, original chiptune compositions from Street Cleaner himself. Boss battles include a dance club manager, Master Feng the ninja overlord, and "sniper extraordinaire" Agent Artemis. There are pretty strong shades of Sunsoft's Batman and legendary platformer Ninja Gaiden in this one, so if you're into those games, you'll likely enjoy this too.
We don't have a concrete release window for Street Cleaner: The Video Game yet. The game's official Steam page says it's coming sometime in fall 2020. We'll bring you more on this as we get it. In the meantime, you can check out the titular synthwave artist's music on Spotify and Bandcamp. You can also take a look at Creaky Lantern's first project, cute bullet hell shmup Aeternum.
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