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It doesn't take much for a game with a cyberpunk art style to pique my interest, especially if that aesthetic has an anime influence. Ruiner is one such game, conceived by the folks at Reikon, a Polish studio made up of developers whose credits include The Witcher 3 and Dying Light. The fact that my demo didn't include controller support yet showed just how eager Reikon was to show off this action shooter at the GDC 2017 ID@Xbox Showcase. Attacking by pointing and clicking was easy enough; I was well armed with melee and ranged weapons which was more than enough to take down every opponent in this brief demo.
Beyond the intense combat, I was enamoured with Reikon's dedication to their futurist urban look, from the Blade Runner-inspired use of neon colors and Kanji typeface to the metal surroundings of the stronghold I was escaping (or infiltrating?). And I was pleasantly surprised to learn that one of the contributors to Ruiner's soundtrack is Susumu Hirasawa, who composed the music in some of the works of the late animation legend, Satoshi Kon. -- Miguel Concepcion
Ruiner is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux.