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by: Jeff -

Considering Weird Al just released an illuminati-tinged parody of "Royals", now seems as good a time as any to talk about conspiracy theories. Remember the 80's? On the brink of war, America's very way of life constantly threatened by those Godless commies- or at least that's what they wanted us to believe. Man.

One of the many, many side effects of living in such a toxic, fear-fueled environment is that no shortage of conspiracy theories wormed their way into our collective consciousness. Now imagine living in an alternate 1980, where every one of those crackpot theories is actually true. In Majestic Nights, you are Cardholder, an intelligence operative that was involved in almost every single one of them. You'll work with a Private Investigator named Cal to work on uncovering every string of conspiracies you've linked on your giant insanity web of photographs, newspaper clippings and red yarn.

Epiphany Games (Which is the best possible name for a company working on a game about conspiracy theories) says that this is going to be an episodic RPG-thriller, rife with over-the-top 80's aesthetic, and built with simple mechanics to let players dive right into the world and story of Majestic Nights.

I wasn't able to dig up any details on the gameplay, which is sad because I'm really interested to see what kind of RPG elements are getting strewn into it. I can only hope that 'foil hat crafting' and 'fish for red herring' are skills. Although, Epiphany was kind enough to provide a teaser trailer, some screenshots, and a recording of the main theme. There's no word on how much each episode will be, or any exact release dates, but when it is released, Majestic Nights will be available through Steam for PC and Mac, as well as for iOS and Android devices. Presumably to make up for the fact that we don't have any solid gameplay to look at yet, you'll be able to try out the game for free in September when they release a prequel episode- Chapter Zero: Sunset After Dark.

 
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