198X, An Indie Game That Combines Different Genres Will Hit The PS4 Soon!

In the skin of a teenager, we explore five different games in an arcade.

By itsamurray, Posted 10 Jul 2019

Developed by independent studio Hi-Bit, 198X could be completed after a successful campaign through their Kickstarter, and in addition to winning a new trailer, it was revealed that the game will be released late July for the PS4.

198X is an arcade epic. A coming-of-age story told through multiple games and genres, worlds and characters. Experience the thrill of shooting, driving, jumping, fighting and role-playing – combined with emotional, cinematic storytelling. This is a love letter to the golden age of arcade games – yet with a scope that was never possible in the actual 1980s.

198X, Kid, Suburbia, Hi-Bit, Arcade, RPG

The game is set in Suburbia, just outside the City, sometime in 198X. It follows the journey of Kid, a teenager stuck between the limitations of innocent youth and the obligations of inevitable adulthood. The story unfolds when Kid discovers the local arcade – finding new worlds, and new meaning, in video games. For every visit to the arcade – every game uncovered, every move mastered, every demon defeated – Kid grows stronger.

And what happens when the line between reality and game starts to blur...?

Andrew Murray, NoobFeed

comments powered by Disqus


General Information



Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
Publisher(s): Hi-Bit Studios
Developer(s): Hi-Bit Studios
Genres: Beat-'Em-Up
Themes: Sidescroller
Release Date: 2019-06-20

View All

Popular Articles