Wednesday, June 29, 2016
VA-11 Hall-A (Vallhalla) a cyberpunk adventure about surviving socialism
Check out this new game from independent developers Sukeban and YSBRYD Games. Vallhalla or VA-11 Hall-a as it is called is the latest popular indie game to come out. Like many indie games to come out lately they are geared more and more toward a libertarian view rather than a socialst one. Any socialism is lite but the games are dedicated more and more to individual liberty. This as evidenced by dystopic releases such as Papers Please about immigration and corrupt communism an alternate world and timeline where the communists win the cold war. Then there is West port independent about selling newspapers in another alternate world in an environment of censorship.
Indie games lately have gotten bolder and better and no wonder that the big software companies and liberals want to regulate and censor them to keep them down. More on that another time Lets talk abiout Vallhalla or VA11 HALL-a if you will...
The game is futuristic and takes place in a downtrodden totalitarian society run by nanotechnology and secret police not to mention croonism. You play as a bartender named Jill who meets fascinating people and learns about their lives. Your actions in this game can have effects on how the storyline develops. Will you be free from government control or will evil triumph?
The game itself is interesting and has a lot of that Willy Gibson Neuromancer environment not to mention aspects of Johnny Mneumonic. Highly recommended.