February 1, 2023

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Glitchpunk is Grand Theft Auto 2 meets Cyberpunk

Glitchpunk is Grand Theft Auto 2 meets Cyberpunk – and its developers are pretty open about that.

This top-down open-world action adventure is the debut game from Polish indie studio Dark Lord, which wears its GTA 2 influence on its sleeve. At a recent preview event held by publisher Daedalic, Dark Lord admitting to riffing on DMA Design’s 1999 crime kill ’em-up, while adding modern design mechanics.

You take contracts, either succeed or fail, steal vehicles, drive around, run from the police, collect money and shoot guns. “You might find more similarities, and we are very open about not trying to pretend this core experience is much different. In this particular aspect, we want to build on the GTA 2 formula and enhance it with modern UX solutions, like an easier save system, fast contract replays, more wanted levels, easier item management, and more destructible objects.”

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