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Welcome to the retro future, where the technology is amazing but always breaks and misfires. Black Future '88 is a brutal cyberpunk roguelike where players must climb a procedural tower to kill its insane owner. Collect massively overpowered buffs and 100+ weapons to combat overwhelming enemies, and eventually die... horribly. You must balance your own curse stat and choose what you should leave behind as the tower will strengthen itself with items left on the ground. Original soundtrack by Tremor Low.


- A continuous procedural world built from 6 unique environments

- 8 unlockable characters

- 100+ weapons

- 25 unique buffs

- Online and local co-op

- Deathmatch

- Full controller support

- Achievements and Steam trading cards

- Original analog synth soundtrack

- Hard: It's a tower that hates you

- Infinite looping (NG+, NG++, ...)

- Secrets

- Branching paths and alternate 'win' conditions

- Goth-concert grade fog machines and lighting

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Welcome to the future of 1988! Black Future '88 is an extremely juicey and visceral synthpunk platformer where 1-2 players climb a cursed tower to kill it's insane owner. You must move fast, because you only have 18 minutes before your heart explodes. It's an in-your-face and unsubtle experience, the unholy lovechild of Nuclear Throne, Prince Music Videos and RoboCop2. The game features explosion-based platforming, innovative co-op gameplay and an original all-analog synth soundtrack. BF'88 is still in development, and is targeting a mid 2018 release.

Black Future '88 is live on Greenlight

Black Future '88 is live on Greenlight

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I decided to push the game up to greenlight before the program shuts down.

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