Unique Media has just announced the release date of BOMJMAN, a steam beat ’em up game based on a cartoon. The game will immerse you in the atmosphere of a grim post-Soviet megapolis where destruction and injustice paralyzed all the police forces.
The main hero is a regular person who received a lethal dose of unemployment and became the new superhero – HoboMan! Since then he’s been selflessly, senselessly, and often unreasonably using his superpowers to save the day fighting crime and evil. On the days when he’s not too lazy, of course. Trying to confront bandits, HoboMan cannot even imagine what kind of trouble he found himself in…
The idea of the project is to bring the feeling of life experience in the former USSR countries for those who experienced this nightmare in the ’90s and also for those who want to fully understand it. It’s a unique cyberpunk setting filled with morbid humor, irony, and trash which the gaming industry lacks so much nowadays.
Typical pictures of that period are fully reproduced in BOMJMAN…
The same gray panel 9-storey buildings in cities with a minimum of amenities are our skyscrapers! The neglected courtyards are real mud swamps: sidewalk paths with almost no asphalt surfaces, broken benches, and an almost complete absence of kids’ playgrounds! Entrance halls in every building are places with a persistent smell of urine, household waste, and uncensored vulgar terms written on the walls! Nobody thinks about separating garbage – dumps outside the cities have been turned into a stinking Everest! And the night can only be remembered as a time when walking along the streets is extremely risky to your life!
The majority of the population lives like representatives of the social bottom: people line up at … garbage cans; “enterprising” people collect bottles near drinking establishments and hand them over to recycling centers to scrape up some money for food; in the evenings on the central avenues and boulevards you can see crowds of hookers: a “love session” is up to $5 only! Everyone dreams of the worst car in the world – Zhiguli, because their owners are considered to be people of wealth and respect! And ordinary garages are considered one of the best hangouts for men to have fun and argue about something of their own!
BOMJMAN is made in cooperation with animation designer Misha MK. The playthrough is accompanied by Starfounder’s synth-wave music specifically composed for the game.
A superhero which you won’t find anywhere else: a street hobo becomes our newest superhero. Lose yourself in the murderous adventure in which our hero is about to step in with his unwashed feet:)
Beat ‘em up and shoot ‘em up experience with multiple enemies: Strip the corrupt officials of their legal immunity and have epic boss fights with gang leaders using a wide selection of ranged and melee weapons.
The game could be described as Story Rich: the game features cutscenes created by animation designer Misha MK, leading you through the plot and helping you fully immerse into the world of BOMJMAN.
2,5D graphics(two-and-a-half-dimensional graphics): you can move your character not only on a horizontal or a vertical plane but also “inside” the screen. It gives you more possibilities and adds interactivity to the playthrough.
Unique weapons: apart from the regular knives, bottles, pistols, and assault rifles, there will be unexpected weapons that you are not likely to see in other games. How about an old hardened boomerang sock that easily crashes skulls, or a smelly boot that creates a smokescreen?
Active gameplay environment: You can find interesting objects by simply studying the surrounding environment. Empty bottles on the street or porn magazines in a trash can will definitely put a smile on your face.
QUOTES FROM DEVELOPERS:
“In fact, the game is the 90s of a post-Soviet man mixed with total corruption and sprinkled with cyberpunk, trash, and dystopia. To make fans love your game, you must create something special. I hope we have achieved this.” – Dmytro Parubochyi, BOMJMAN CEO
“Not everyone loves a dark sense of humor. But for ones who do, our game is a perfect gift bringing an awkward parody on the daily Eastern European grind.” – Oleksandr Surovtsev, BOMJMAN CPO
“We gave the game all we have as developers to recreate the desired atmosphere and we look forward to fans appreciating our work. A teacher who makes drugs at the university, where students help and protect him – for the Western world it is an association with the famous TV series Breaking Bad, but for us, it is an ordinary newspaper headline from our childhood memories.” – Misha MK, BOMJMAN character creator
“This project is everything to us. Sometimes we stopped game development simply because we lacked finances. Then we had to hunt for more paid IT jobs so we could work there till evening and continue the Bomjman game story on nights and weekends. Our lives and childhood are reflected in some parts of Bomjman’s plot so we hope we’ll find those who share the same memories or those who appreciate the opportunity to dive into post-Soviet presence effect.” – Anyone from BOMJMAN’S core team
BOMJMAN will be available on Steam. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1092040/BOMJMAN/