DataJack – Indie isometric cyberpunk game shows its stealth side


DataJack from Epic Banana Games has been in development for some four years now. I’ve not been following it for that long, but I shared some footage with you all a while back, and this is certainly one the games that I excited about in development right now. DataJack is now approximately 80 percent complete and evokes the SNES Shaodwrun RPG, as well as having a lot of other influences, including Syndicate. While the previous trailer for DataJack from Epic Banana Games showed off the more explosive side of DataJack, cyberpunk is not very cyberpunk-y if you don’t throw some espionage in there as well. To that end, Epic Banana Games has released a new trailer showing off some of the stealthier elements of DataJack, which you can watch above. Early in the trailer, you see the interface for when you break into a building’s security system in DataJack, which shows you the systems that branch out from that security panel, allowing you to choose which systems to try to infiltrate. The overlay gives the game a rad effect. There’s a lot of other neat stuff in the trailer, like the character crawling under a laser trip beam, using what I presume to be an EMP grenade to short out an enemy drone, and accessing the cameras installing pulling the roof of the building. There’s also a stealth laser sword kill in there where things get a little messy. All told, I’m even more excited about DataJack than I was before this trailer, and I was already pretty jazzed about it. DataJack just looks like it gets the look and feel I want from an isometric cyberpunk espionage game down pat. If you want to follow along with the development of DataJack, you should go visit the Epic Banana Games web site.

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Michael is an enthusiast about a lot of things, including indie games, roleplaying games, board games, and comic books that wanted to help create a place where he could bring things to the attention of those with similar interests. Futile Position is a true labor of labor, which he hopes continues to grow through the support of the great readers who have come upon this page.

04. September 2012 by Michael
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