A Darker Twist on Digital Farming in the Cyberpunk Game Morning Star

Posted by June 11, 2018 Comment

Developed by Metkis and being published by Unknown Publisher, we got a quick taste of Morning Star during the PC Gaming Show at E3. As described by the publisher, “Morning Star is a first-person farming game set in a post-cyberpunk world where computers are your soil and software is your seeds. Explore, rebuild, or exploit a community on the outset of a cyberpunk dystopia. It’s your choice to help build a better future.” The game looks pretty cool but it also makes things just a shade paranoid of how the future will turn out. Here’s a quick quote from the PC Gamer article on the matter.

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Developer Metkis prefers calling it the cultivation genre. Farming is only part of a greater personal journey. “They’re about cultivating a more meaningful existence or happiness through culture and appreciation of the world,” he tells me. It’s why the post-cyberpunk setting is so apt for an optimistic adventure. “It’s just past the dystopia. Something changed. It’s fertile ground for growth and rediscovery.”

Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to try the game out when we hit the E3 floor this week, but in the meantime, please enjoy the trailer below and prepare to plant your futuristic garden.

(Last Updated June 11, 2018 6:33 pm )

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