Every now and then at E3, a surprise package comes along out of nowhere and blows everyone away. In 2017, ‘The Last Night’ was that game.
If you’re a fan of Blade Runner style dystopia, or enjoyed getting lost in the classic and mysterious 1992 science fiction platformer ‘Flashback’, the chances are pretty high that this game is for you. ‘The Last Night’ follows a lower class citizen called ‘Charlie’ in a futuristic world where the rest of society is basking in an ‘era of leisure’ due to the maturation of technology and machines.
BUT LOOK AT THAT ART. Just look at it. The limited screens and trailer released so far boasts possibly the most stunning pixel art game aesthetic I’ve ever seen.
This is very much ‘hi-bit’ or ‘8 bitish’ territory. Pixel art sprites and scenery exist as 2D objects in a 3D space and depth, with 3D lighting effects. It’s great to come accross something so retro and pixel art inspired but so futuristic and fresh at the same time. The combination of 3D lighting, weather effects, neon, overwhelming enviromental attention to detail and beautiful pixel art is such a rich feast for the eyes. The result is an absolutely stunning 2.5 dimensional cinematic platformer.
Information is pretty limited on this project right now but for now check out the videos below and get excited. We will be coming back for a good look at this game as soon as there is an update.