From designer, artist, and composer Jay Tholen (Dropsy), and British indie publisher No More Robots comes an ode to the psychedelic wonderland that was the internet in 1999. Hypnospace Outlaw is an internet simulator that tasks players with moderating websites and avoiding viruses.

It’s out now on PC, Mac, and Linux (Steam, GOG) for $19.99, along with a 10% launch discount through March 19. Watch the new launch trailer above.

In Hypnospace Outlaw you join the Hypnospace Patrol Department as you step into the virutal world of the internet, circa 1999. You’ll explore cyberspace to stop copyright infringement, cyberbullying, and viruses to earn Hypnocoins. You can also hunt for hidden pages and secrets, download gifs and MIDI files, and customize your desktop.

The virtual world is designed as a nostalgic blast to the past, recreating authentic 90s web pages and culture as the turn of the century looms.

If you’re interested in making your own Hypnospace content, you can download the Hypnospace Productivity Suite. It includes the Page Builder and Tune Sequencer, the actual dev tools used to build the websites within the game.

Hypnospace Outlaw is nominated for Excellence in Visual Art, Excellence in Audio, and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival. The Festival takes place March 20th during the Game Developers Conference.

Hypnospace Outlaw is available now on PC. It has not been rated by the ESRB.

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.