Video Game / The Last Night

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The Last Night is a short Cyber Punk 2D side-scrolling web game that won the 2014 Cyberpunk Jam developed by Odd Tales, a team composed to Tim and Adrien Soret. It is playable here.

Starting out 20 Minutes into the Future, the player arrives at at a train station in what appears to be Paris. His contact informs him of his target who will be at a local nightclub. From there the player treks across part of the city, shooting down some police drones in the way, in order to finally reach the entrance to the nightclub. There, he finds the target, kills his bodyguard, and shoots the man who then stumbles out of a window onto a balcony overlooking the city. The player follows him out there and shoots them a final time, sending the target plunging to their death. Then, the hitman lights a cigarette as the credits roll. And that's the pototype...

Due to positive reception, Odd Tales began work on an expanded version of the game, with the additon of more staff. Adrien would later leave the studio in December 2016 to pursue his own endavors.

The game was late revealed at E3 2017 with what can only be described as 8X8i-bit graphics; take a fully animated 3D video game city, and replace every detailed speck with a pixel, but keep the depth, lighting effects, and fluid animations. The end result is what you'd expect video games to look like if they were forced to use 8pixel art by law but unrestricted in everything else. The game focuses on a man named Charlie, who can't interface himself with the virtual lives of the city thanks to a childhood accident, being given the opportunity to take matters on his own hands. It is planned to release in 2018.


This game provides examples of:

  • After the End: If the E3 trailer is anything to go by, Paris has been reduced to a burning ruin by something big.
  • Anti-Hero: We are never told of the player character's occupation, but they appear to be a hitman of some sort. It could also be that they are seeking revenge on the target for an unspecified reason.
    • Charlie in the updated game may or may not be this.
  • City Noir / The Future Is Noir
  • Cyber Punk: It's set in a dark, noir-like city (implied to be Paris) some point in the near future and revolves around an Anti-Hero trying to kill his target.
    • Post-Cyberpunk: The updated version is described as this. Menial labor is taken care of by machines, and people live a life of comfort.
  • Cyber Punk Is Techno: The soundtrack reflects this.
  • Disney Villain Death: The target, after being shot twice.
  • City on the Water: The trailer features one built around what appears to be a cargo ship.
  • Medium Blending: The E3 trailer shows 2D pixel art blended with 3D lighting and visual effects.
  • Scenery Porn: The updated version contains a lot of gorgeous scenery.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: It's not specified when the game is set, but juding by the amount of drones, the cityscape, and the level of technology, this is probably set in the 2040s/2050s or any time after that. The updated game makes it harder pinpoint considering hover cars are commonplace and Paris reduced to ruins.
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