It seems like so many of our games lately have featured synthwave in one form or another and honestly, I’m all here for it. I’ve been rocking out to those beats for years, so this is feeling right at home for me. It goes well with the cyberpunk theme as well, only adding to the possibilities. I’m appreciating this futuristic trend we have going, and we’re seeing no sign of that stopping. Publisher Graffiti Games and developer Blazing Stick are ready to throw another into the mix with Cyber Hook. This first-person speedrunning game is now available on PC through Steam for $14.99, with a Nintendo Switch version to come soon. You can find the high octane trailer below.
Cyber Hook sends players flying across a beautiful retrowave world, fighting enemies and breaking things on the way. Using your grappling hook and parkour skills, you’ll ride walls and fly between various levels as you rush to the finish line. No moment of Cyber Hook is slow, making for an adventure great for speedrunners. Despite how fast-paced it is, you must be careful. One wrong grappling hook use or wrong step can lead to your inevitable death.
From what I’ve seen of various gameplay trailers, Cyber Hook is a lot of fun. It’s all about moving as fast as you can, avoiding obstacles, and having a ton of fun. I’ll be keeping it on my radar, given how much I like synthwave and retrowave, to begin with. Don’t just take the appeal from me though, take it from Théo Touaty, Lead Developer at Blazing Stick:
We worked closely with speedrunners to develop a game that encourages creativity when forging a path through the levels. The speedrunning community wanted freedom of movement that allowed them to break the game’s physics, and we gave them that. In Cyber Hook there are multiple ways to race through the levels and you may even uncover routes we never dreamed possible.”
Given the endless possibilities, that should provide endless fun for players. In the meantime though, I’d like to hear what you think of the game. Is Cyber Hook the next big thing for you? Any synthwave songs you enjoy? Let me know in the comments below!