Gamedec is the Other Cyberpunk RPG You Need to Pay Attention to in 2020
Gamedec is a classic RPG game set in a cyberpunk universe where the sum of your choices define who you are.
CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 might be the most anticipated game of 2020; however, it’s not the only cyberpunk RPG coming next year. Anshar Studios’ Gamedec might be a bit smaller in scale, but it also looks promising. The team released their first-look trailer ahead of the game’s showing at Gamescom and it has me very interested. Check out the trailer below.
Gamedec and Cyberpunk 2077 share a theme and a broad genre, but the similarities mostly end there. Cyberpunk is a AAA game with incredibly high production values and a first-person perspective. Gamedec reminds you more of classic PC RPGs like Baldur’s Gate. In fact, the game probably has more in common with something like Shadowrun Returns than CD Projekt Red’s game. That said, both games do emphasize player choice in how each task is approached.
In Gamedec, you play as a character who “solves crimes in vitural world.” It’s a new age of private investigation, and it’s your job to hunt down the criminal scum of the future internet. To accomplish your mission, you’ll have a plethora of tools at your disposal. Depending on how you build your character, you’ll have several avenues of problem-solving.
Obviously, we don’t know much more about the game yet. That said, there seems to be a lot of potential here. Hopefully, we get a more in-depth preview at Gamescom later this month. I’m especially interested in finding out the developers’ take on the virtual world. In their short write-up on Steam, they mention a few different environments that we don’t usually see in cyberpunk games (the Wild West and a jungle). It’ll be fun to see how that’s incorporated.
Gamescom is happening from August 20 to August 24. We should learn much more about Gamedec there.