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Release Date:

Early Access Demo Available Now

World 1 Available: Q4 2017- Q1 2018

Platform:

Windows (Mac coming soon)

Console  Release (TBD)
Xbox 360 Controller Supported

Suggested Rating:

T for Teen
Drug Reference

Press Contact:

robshields@robshields.net

NEON WASTELAND is a "pixel inspired" 3D action racer video game and animated comic book that takes place over 8 game worlds and 12(+) issues. In each game world you play as a different character with unique abilities, beginning with Rabbit leader of the gutter punks.


Neon Wasteland is built from the ground up to be a unique multimedia experience. The story line crosses through both the comic and the game  but, the nice thing is that you don't need to play the game to understand the comic, or read comic to understand the game. Both can stand alone - each telling the story in their own way.  If you read the comic and play the game the lines between each will begin to blur and infect one another, creating a more immersive experience.

Neon Wasteland blends classic American and Japanese cyberpunk influence to create a new vision of the future where humans, robots, men and women are all the same and the war against time has finally been won (for those who can afford it).  
Like all good cyberpunk it is not about the distant future but a fast forward present.  While it may be based in science fiction, at the end of the day it’s a satire about the world we live in, and the real power and danger that we continue to uncover through technology.

Neon Wasteland isn't the same old cyberpunk - its not always raining and it’s not always night. This is not about one man against the world its about a group of kids.  Thse kids aren’t special- they don't have super powers and they weren't mythically chosen. They’re the Gutter Punks, the forgotten, disadvantaged children of history. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Neon Wasteland is their story.

• 8 game worlds - 8 playable characters
• Fast and addictive arcade style gameplay
• Tie-in Animated Comic Book
• Synthwave soundtrack.
• 100% Anti-Nostalgia Cash-in Guarantee.

Don’t get me wrong the 80s were cool, but today is so much cooler!
 

A portion of all money raised through the crowd funding of Neon Wasteland will be donated to UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.) The main characters in Neon Wasteland face challenges that effect millions of children around the world today. They are trying to escape a life where poverty and violence prevent them from reaching their full potential. UNICEF helps real kids everywhere in the same situation.

Neon Wasteland is the first solo game from digital artist Rob Shields. His work is inspired by 1980's Japanese cyberpunk, 80's and 90's brain freeze, graffiti, old school video games, VR, AR and everyone's best friend - the internet.

 

Find out more at: robshields.net