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QUADRILATERAL COWBOY (Windows)
BY BLENDO GAMES
From the maker of Gravity Bone (2008) and Thirty Flights of Loving (2012), Quadrilateral Cowboy (affectionately nicknamed Quad Cow) is the latest vignette game from Brendon Chung of Blendo Games. A story told in the same world as Thirty Flights of Loving, this one focuses on the effects of technology in our experience of culture, careers, relationships, and privacy. Combining the aesthetics and mentality of Y2K with the badass heists of Oceans Eleven, Quadrilateral Cowboy invites players to hack the world around them to pull off some grade-A thieving. This is not your typical lone-gun hacker story, though. Much like Oceans Eleven, there are certain feats you can only pull off when working together as a team. While short and sweet, Quad Cow packs a lot into a short amount of time with simple mechanics that somehow only complicate your world.
Perfect for: Actual hackers, Blendo fans, block people
Playtime: 4-5 hours