Black Future '88

Black Future ’88

is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action Shooter. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of deadly traps, homicidal AI, crazed junkies and colossal Wardens standing in your way in a stylish alternative version of 1988.
The world is reeling from a nuclear cataclysm, created by Duncan, the tower architect. The First of his bombs fell in the summer of 1988, and by December they had blacked-out the sun with endless rain. We decided to stop keeping time after this, and it’s been 1988 ever since. Everything that lived through the initial attack will die in the extreme floods that followed. These are the times after, where there are no more months, or even weeks…everything is measured in minutes left to live.

Take on the mantle of one of the last remaining misfit survivors, and fight your way to the top of the tower to kill the architect and stop the endless nuclear rain. Ascend to die, and die to survive.

Game Features

  • Death Ascendant: Climb an always evolving procedural tower and fight for survival through a constant onslaught of death by fire, lasers, and slashes.
  • Unique Synth-Punk World: Play through a unique take on a retro cyberpunk dystopia, and fight to survive through 5 distinct zones each with their own challenges.
  • Pick Your Poison: Play as one of 5 playable characters, each with their own unique buffs- and weaknesses.
  • Ruin Friendships: Test your wits and reflexes with a friend in couch co-op, and experience a completely unique take on the co-op roguelike.
  • Kill the Wardens: Fight for survival by challenging the numerous unique bosses that guard each one of the game’s zones.
  • Fog Machines and Laser Beams: Bring a gun and laser sword to a fire fight by arming yourself with a selection of the 50 unique weapons available in the game, each with their own unique effects.
  • Evolve to Survive: The only way to survive when everything, including your own heart, is trying to kill you is to carefully boost or curse yourself by strategically choosing- and combining from 30 distinct buffs and curses.
  • Dailies: Every day, a new challenge is generated with unique attributes that will test your mettle and allow you to see how your skills compare against other players in a global Leaderboard. Fight for not just survival, but supremacy!
  • Ear Candy: Death never sounded so good thanks to an all killer original analog-synth soundtrack.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows 7 or later
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (2*1866) or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS (512 MB) or equivalent
Storage: 2 GB available space
  • The main hook in Black Future '88 is enough to recommend it to roguelike fans who want something a little different from the norm. There's a nice balance between trying to be thorough about collecting everything and rushing to make the most of your time, which is good enough to push most players out of their comfort zone. Those wanting something quick and different in the genre will find some joy in this title.

  • As you’d hope it would in a fast-paced game like this, combat is fluid and fun. As you play you’ll unlock access to new characters that come with unique perks, new upgrades, and new weapons that will become available for selection/purchase in subsequent playthroughs. You’ll also be able to pick up equipment and resources that drop from enemies and bosses, but you can only take two weapons with you at a time.

  • Neat shooter with an exceptional audiovisual style and great action, that gets too stale too soon in terms of mechanics.

  • Black Future '88 is a challenging platformer that features a huge variety of weapons, characters, and skills. But the gameplay is too repetitive and it gets tedious very quickly.

  • The lack of variety and a failure to really stand out among the stiff competition hamstrings Black Future ‘88.

  • Another roguelike 2D action game, this time set in a cyberpunkworld. Not the best in its genre, but still a good download option.

  • Black Future '88 is a fast paced, dynamic and accurate Run & Gun but truly lacks of content and gets sometimes too challenging and repetitive due to the timed runs.

Black Future '88
$19.99 $9.50
Title: Black Future '88
Genre: Action, Adventure
Released: 21 November 2019
Developer: SUPERSCARYSNAKES
Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment, Surefire.Games
  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Co-op
  • Steam Achievements
  • Full controller support
  • Shared/Split Screen
  • Shared/Split Screen Co-op
  • Remote Play Together
UI Audio Subs
English
Simplified Chinese
Russian
French
German
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