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Ackk Studios is going all out for its next RPG, Y2K


5:00 PM on 04.15.2014



I knew to expect interesting things from Ackk Studios after the flawed but compelling Two Brothers. Even then, I wasn't mentally prepared for the team's newest game, Y2K.

I came in knowing little about the turn-based RPG other than that it had slick art direction. After watching this Jonathan Holmes interview out of PAX East, I'm still not sure what exactly's going on. But, I really do like the sound of it. The look of it, too. Everything shown so far, for that matter.

Read up on Y2K over here. In the words of Holmes, "It's already like five games in one and you haven't even released it yet you son of a son of a ..."








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3:00 PM on 02.26.2015
Y2K is a surrealist fantasy told through the lens of a Murakami-loving hipster

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1:00 AM on 02.21.2015
New Y2K trailer features vinyl records, cat throwing

We've been following the production of Ackk Studios' new EarthBound-inspired game for some time now. Today, it got a new trailer and a new name: Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG. We get to see quite a bit of gameplay in this...more



2:00 PM on 01.05.2015
This new footage from the EarthBound-inspired Y2K looks soothing

Y2K is still in development, and it wears its EarthBound/Mother inspirations on its sleeve. The latest footage of the RPG shows the protagonist running around in the "East Mainstreet" town area, taking in the sights whi...more



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