Crime Code, the upcoming hacking detective sim, has a fresh trailer detailing the story and gameplay and offering a look of the project’s moody-noir pixel art.

The title is set in New Chicago in an alternative version of 1979 as the player is tasked with investigating what appears to be a politically-natured crime. The trailer shows some footage of the dialogue system, crime scene investigation gameplay, as well as a look at the highly-stylised hacking system.

The project looks to fall in between the investigative mechanics of early Nintendo DS games such as Hotel Dusk and Ghost Trick, the hacking mechanics of Pony Island, and the aesthetic sensibilities of Philip K. Dick.

The art captures the visual fabric and mood of noir stories, as well as conveying the paranoia of the late ’70s through the lens of more modern technological concerns. Backing the trailer is cyberpunk-influenced music by electronic artist Miike More.

No further details have emerged concerning Crime Code, but the developer’s Twitter bio states that the game will be coming to Kickstarter soon.

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