For my cash, probably the most thrilling trailer at this yr’s Future Games Show was the temporary, one minute world premiere of Sunday Gold, an indie with parts of point-and-click adventures and JRPGs, in addition to a hanging retro-future look and impressionist character artwork that jogs my memory of the work of Aleksander Rostov, lead artist on Disco Elysium.

That’s not the one lead Sunday Gold is taking from PC Gamer’s 2019 GOTY: Sunday Gold appears to be like prefer it embraces the political, pitting a motley crew made up of an activist, an ex-con, and a “disgruntled ex-employee” in opposition to the oppressive regime of a near-future London.

Between its full-length trailer and the briefest of second appears to be like in a broader Team 17 sizzle reel, Sunday Gold exhibits off point-and-click exploration in attractive, pre-rendered environments and a distinctly JRPG-style turn-based fight system.

Sunday Gold appears to be like to meld a few of my favourite gaming flavors into one thing completely new: Disco Elysium’s punk noir and mature politics, Deathloop’s late ’60s “conversation pit future,” and a clear, traditional model of turn-based fight that trades swords and spells for brawling and firearms a la Yakuza 7.

With the indie craze to duplicate Stardew Valley’s magic up to now few years, I’m fairly jazzed to see what could be the world’s first Disco Elysium-like. Maybe I’m projecting an excessive amount of of my starvation for extra moody, noir RPGs like Disco E onto this briefest of appears to be like at Sunday Gold, however I feel it speaks to what Brom and Team 17 have cooking if its first look can get me so excited. Sunday Gold is about to launch this yr, and you may wishlist it on Steam and observe the mission on Twitter.