Some game ideas instantly seize my consideration, as a result of they’re actually good, actually dangerous, or simply actually bizarre. Dynopunk is certainly on that listing and you may most likely guess why: You play as Chris, a T-rex who strikes to the neon metropolis of Synth Metropolis to open an electronics restore store so he can repair damaged devices together with his little tiny arms.

That is undoubtedly within the “bizarre” class so far as I am involved. However fixing busted gizmos as a cyberpunk T-rex is simply the beginning of it. Dinosaurs rule the world in Dynopunk—there was no extinction occasion to clear the way in which for mammals on this explicit alt-history world—however Chris is the final T-rex on the planet for some motive, and he is lonely. So his final purpose is not simply to repair damaged electronics: He goals to construct a time machine so he can journey again into the previous and seek for his real love.

Developer Tomato Fantasy Video games mentioned every character within the game has “distinctive traits, desires, and private tales,” whereas the branching story is pushed by each your conversations together with your clients and the standard of your work. You can also make small speak or strike up a deep heart-to-heart, all in hopes of getting a great tip and, I’d assume, a repeat buyer. Naturally, if issues go the flawed method (and as anybody who’s ever labored in customer support can let you know, ultimately they are going to), you will additionally need to take care of much less nice interactions and no matter penalties they carry.

A Dynopunk demo is offered now (and has been for a while), however there’s additionally a brand new, free prologue chapter referred to as Dynopunk: Welcome to Synth-Metropolis that went reside on Steam as we speak. The unique demo is linear, with about 1.5 hours of gameplay, whereas the brand new prologue gives roughly double that playtime over a full seven-day game week. That is sufficient time to choose up the fundamentals of the digital restore commerce, to get to know a bit about your “quirky assistant” (a speaking printer), and learn to serve drinks to your buyer, which is outwardly a significant a part of customer support sooner or later.

Dynopunk additionally introduced its full launch date as we speak: It is set to go reside on Might 25.