You are cast as an Enforcer, a variation of Internet Police that fractures down on numerous Bad Things like copyright infringement, bullying, and viruses. The physical Switch box will likewise come with a perk mini-CD with 90 minutes of audio, music, interviews, tricks, and suggestions, and it’s packaged as if it’s one of those CD demos that came with a cereal box, or the discs that you utilized to get to teach you how to use Encarta or whatever. Did you love Hypnospace Outlaw, or did it make you feel ancient?
The web peaked around the year 2000, when sites were ugly-beautiful with turning images, scrolling marquee text, and 10 thousand fonts on every single page. How were you expected to let your crush know that you were a dynamic, interesting character with a wide variety of hobbies if you didn’t have them all represented in gif format, after all?
Hypnospace Outlaw is a video game that satirises and reveres that late-’90s-early-’00s web visual with Hypnospace, a variation of the web you can search in your sleep. You are cast as an Enforcer, a version of Internet Police that cracks down on numerous Bad Things like copyright violation, bullying, and infections. You’ll be surfin’ the web, finding all sorts of cringey teenager content alongside charming fansites, and cracking down on them all like some kind of horrible government-sanctioned celebration pooper. Or, perhaps, you can avert the guidelines in some way, you cool kid, you.
But now Hypnospace Outlaw has gotten in meatspace, with a physical edition made by Fangamer. The physical Switch box will likewise feature a bonus mini-CD with 90 minutes of audio, music, interviews, ideas, and techniques, and it’s packaged as if it’s one of those CD demonstrations that included a cereal box, or the discs that you utilized to get to teach you how to utilize Encarta or whatever. There’s likewise a different HypnOS headband, made of terrycloth, which you can order at the same time to conserve $3.
The physical edition is readily available for preorder for $34 (or $43 with the headband), plus shipping and other costs, and will ship after the 24th September. Coming quickly is the Hypnospace Outlaw vinyl soundtrack, which is likewise retro, however in a different method, including music from Jay Tholen, Hot Dad, Dan Warren, queenjazz, and Brian Carnrike.
Did you love Hypnospace Outlaw, or did it make you feel ancient? Let us know in the remarks, grandfather.