Neo Cab Arrives on Steam and Nintendo Switch on Oct. 3rd, Demo Available NOW
Maintain your humanity as the last rideshare driver in an automated cyberpunk future
Melbourne, Australia - Sept. 19, 2019 — Is your rideshare driver more than just a star rating? Have you ever stopped to consider how their day is going? Fellow Traveller and Chance Agency are excited to announce their emotional survival game of rideshare driving in an AI-driven world, Neo Cab, will be arriving on October 3rd. It will be coming to both PC (Windows, Mac) at $14.99 USD and Nintendo Switch at $19.99 USD. Pre-orders are live on the Nintendo eShop right now, and players are also invited to try Neo Cab in a new demo on Steam or Nintendo Switch! How will you manage your emotions under pressure?
Neo Cab, an emotional survival game with a strong narrative focus, challenges you to stay human in a world overcome by automation. Play as Lina, one of the last human rideshare drivers in a near-future, AI-driven world. Your friend and only lifeline has gone missing; with no money and nowhere to stay, the only thing you can do is keep driving. Use the Neo Cab app to navigate the city, choose your passengers, and engage with them to learn their stories — and uncover the truth about your own.
Inspired by the rise of our app-driven daily lives, Neo Cab Creative Lead Patrick Ewing is eager to confront the possible perils of our automated future saying, “What are the merits of personal, human service and why are sterile, automated interactions often presented as a core part of utopia? In Neo Cab, Lina is one of the last human drivers, and so those who get into her cab are in need of the human touch! Some of her passengers will enjoy having a conversation while they get from Point A to Point B. Others might prefer that automated utopia, and see Lina as just another node in the service mesh of automated capitalism.”
Neo Cab will release on Oct. 3, 2019, for Windows, Mac, and Nintendo Switch.
Meet a diverse cast of characters as you pick up passengers; everyone has their own story to tell.
Balance Lina’s monetary needs, the necessity for a five-star rating, and the moods of your passengers with what feels right.
A deeply branching storyline driven by your choices and your Feelgrid, a futuristic emotion-tracking tech.
Featuring a neon-soaked original soundtrack by Obfusc (Monument Valley, House of Cards).
Find out more about Neo Cab:
Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/794540/Neo_Cab/
Nintendo eShop - https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/neo-cab
Website - https://neocabgame.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/neocabgame
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/neocabgame/
About Chance Agency
Chance Agency is a small, independent game studio based in San Francisco, California. As individual artists, musicians, programmers, and writers, their past works include Firewatch, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, Guild Wars 2 and Reigns: Her Majesty. They are excited to release Neo Cab, their first game as a team.
About Fellow Traveller
Fellow Traveller is an indie games label exploring the possibility space of what games can be. Passionate about the vast and untapped potential of games as a story-telling medium, its mission is to seek out pioneering game developers working on unusual games with narrative at their core, help these developers bring their creations to the world and to connect them with players looking for something different.
Formerly known as Surprise Attack Games, the label was founded in 2011 and rebranded as Fellow Traveller in 2018. You may know them for the hacking game using real Unix commands (Hacknet), the surveillance thriller series that puts you in the shoes of Big Brother (Orwell), or the quiet rumination on life and loss (The Stillness of the Wind).
Fellow Traveller’s sister company, The Treasure Hunters Fanclub, brings together a group of experienced members of the games industry (the fans), scouting for interesting projects from independent developers (the treasure hunters) and puts together a deal that includes indie-friendly funding from its members and a publishing deal with Fellow Traveller. Money, marketing and mentorship in support of independent creative vision.