Black Future '88

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Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action Shooter. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of deadly traps, homicidal AI, crazed junkies and colossal Wardens standing in your way in a stylish alternative version of 1988.

The world is reeling from a nuclear cataclysm, created by Duncan, the tower architect. The First of his bombs fell in the summer of 1988, and by December they had blacked-out the sun with endless rain. We decided to stop keeping time after this, and it’s been 1988 ever since. Everything that lived through the initial attack will die in the extreme floods that followed. These are the times after, where there are no more months, or even weeks…everything is measured in minutes left to live. 

Take on the mantle of one of the last remaining misfit survivors, and fight your way to the top of the tower to kill the architect and stop the endless nuclear rain. Ascend to die, and die to survive.

Game Features

  • Death Ascendant: Climb an always evolving procedural tower and fight for survival through a constant onslaught of death by fire, lasers, and slashes. 
  • Unique Synth-Punk World: Play through a unique take on a retro cyberpunk dystopia, and fight to survive through 5 distinct zones each with their own challenges.
  • Pick Your Poison: Play as one of 5 playable characters, each with their own unique buffs- and weaknesses.
  • Ruin Friendships: Test your wits and reflexes with a friend in couch co-op, and experience a completely unique take on the co-op roguelike.
  • Kill the Wardens: Fight for survival by challenging the numerous unique bosses that guard each one of the game’s zones.
  • Fog Machines and Laser Beams: Bring a gun and laser sword to a fire fight by arming yourself with a selection of the 50 unique weapons available in the game, each with their own unique effects.
  • Evolve to Survive: The only way to survive when everything, including your own heart, is trying to kill you is to carefully boost or curse yourself by strategically choosing- and combining from 30 distinct buffs and curses.
  • Dailies: Every day, a new challenge is generated with unique attributes that will test your mettle and allow you to see how your skills compare against other players in a global Leaderboard. Fight for not just survival, but supremacy!
  • Ear Candy: Death never sounded so good thanks to an all killer original analog-synth soundtrack.

{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/32335434/417ee959d0777fd21afcb0300c8e5e2f757d0703.jpg Greetings All, We've heard your many requests for the new music tracks that were introduced in the last two content updates to be officially added to the standalone Soundtrack here on Steam. We're happy to report that the Soundtrack has been updated and the following thumping new tracks should now be automatically available for anyone who owns the OST here on Steam: Track 14: Oh Shadow Track 15: Young Miranda In addition to...


Happy weekend everyone, We’re thrilled to share that you can now Pre-Order the addictive LP Original Soundtrack from Black Future '88 by developer Don Bellenger. It’s a great way to appreciate your favorite synth-punk score from the game of a dystopian future envisaged in an alternative past… or just simply chair dance. 😉 13 tracks have been specially mastered for vinyl and pressed onto a heavyweight 180g LP in traditional black. The sleeve artwork is by 2D artist Zac Bolubasz (who is also the g...


Greetings All, We're continuing to listen to your calls for new content and are loving your videos and comments. We plan to continue to update and add content in the future and keep the momentum going, so please let us know your thoughts in the Steam Forum and on Discord. Here's the latest! Level cap extended to 75 New Weapon: The Big Brother Macro-doser. A slower but heavier grenade repeater. New Weapon: Thick Repeater: A heavy melee weapon that will reap through enemies when you hit a stasis'd...


{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/32335434/216593575fa4173d96d3d78702e81f2a4879dc94.jpg We've read your content suggestions in the forum thread here and in Discord. Now from the twisted mind of Super Scary Snakes, we introduce the Heavy Culture Update. About the Heavy Culture update This update focuses on more time-based mechanics. The big feature is that the timebank has been changed to not cost health, but to allow the player to grow a deadlock culture that takes some time to grow. Example: Iota Culture cost...


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  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (2*1866) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS (512 MB) or equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space


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