Crossing Souls is an '80s adventure, now on Kickstarter

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Dateline: The '80s. Patrick Bateman is terrifying young women with speeches about Phil Collins; a Sinclair C5 is being driven unironically; someone, somewhere, is wearing a pantsuit. Everyone agrees that it will all be better in the '90s.

Dateline: Now. Through electro-synth music, stark, neon colours and the healing effect of 30 years, people are starting to appreciate that not everything in the '80s was completely terrible. And that, if it was, we should probably pretend that it wasn't.

Embracing this philosophy are, presumably, the developers of Crossing Souls—an "old-school action adventure" set in a 1986 version of California. The influence isn't just the setting, but the entire aesthetic, as you can see from this new trailer.

The game is currently on Kickstarter, and seeking $45,000. Despite this, it's already secured publishing support from Devolver Digital.

"The player will be able to control five different characters," explains the Kickstarter page, "mixing each one's unique abilities and weapons to overcome all the challenges and obstacles ahead of them. You will explore lots of places, interact with hundreds of NPC from different periods of time, solve puzzles, look for secret places and treasures, and fight against enemies in order to save your loved ones."

You can see more screenshots below.

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Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.