EXAPUNKS, by Zachtronics

EXAPUNKS is a cyberpunk, hacker themed programming puzzle game by Zachtronics. It’s the latest of a number of similar games by this developer, which include SHENZHEN I/O and TIS-100. The player takes on the role of a retired hacker, who returns to action in order to pay for a necessary medication. Viruses are programmed using an assembly-like language, the details of which being revealed largely through a zine distributed with the game.

Sunset Overdrive, by Insomniac Games

Sunset Overdrive is an open world, third person perspective shooter developed by Insomniac Games that emphasizes style, speed, and customization. Originally released in 2014 as an Xbox One exclusive, the game has recently been re-released for PC. Sony fans have been crying salty tears for years. Insomniac are probably best known as the developers of some heavy hitting Playstation franchises; Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance. Their first major departure from Sony exclusivity was the cooperative shooter Fuse.

Project Eden, by Core Design

Project Eden is a 3rd person tactics shooter, developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive in October 2001. Core Design was founded in 1988 and is probably best known for developing the first Tomb Raider. The beginning of the end for Core Design was parent company Eidos handing the IP to another developer, and the Core Design staff being in part absorbed by the now defunct Rebellion. If you poke around looking for information about Core Design, it’s easy to see what a big deal the loss of Tomb Raider meant to both fans and to the people working there.

Shadow President, by D.C. True

Shadow President is a geopolitical simulation game released by D.C. True in 1993. There are five alternative histories to play through, but each starts on June 1, 1990 near the outset of the first Gulf War. Earns a cyberpunk tag for the game’s use of a Shadow Network, a mysterious computer system and artificial intelligence which allows you as President to easily access important actors both foreign and domestic. D.C. True is a now defunct software company, whose lead designers were Brad Stock and Robin Antonick.

Primordia, by Wormwood Studios

It’s just three guys, on different continents, screwing around with making games. There isn’t an organizational chart or even a wall on which we could hang it. — Mark Yohalem describing Wormwood Studios in an interview with CSH PiconeSeptember 5, 2017 Primordia is a point and click adventure game, developed by Wormwood Studios and published in 2012 by Wadjet Eye Games. The game centers on a robot, Horatio Nullbuilt, and his companion Crispin, and is set in a post-humanity world littered with machinery.