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Majestic Nights - Big Hair, Big Conspiracies

by Alex Connolly » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:40 pm

Majestic Nights (PC, Mac, Android, iOS) is an episodic role-playing-thriller set in an alternate 1980s where all conspiracy theories, past and present are True.

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From the official site:

It’s the bright and brash 1980s… a world crammed with hidden intrigue and sinister plots, government cover-ups and alien sightings, CIA experiments and a truth that definitely is out there… a world which needs a fast-talking loose cannon right about now…

You play as Cardholder: an intelligence operative who may or may not have been present at or even responsible for many of the biggest conspiracy events in history; and Cal, a humble Private Investigator whose own past is shrouded in secrets unknown even to herself.

With fast, light mechanics, the game has been developed to engross players in a shadowy world of conspiracy with an over-the-top 1980s aesthetic. Players will use wits, stealth and sometimes even a little force to investigate, explore, and acquire ever more clues for their big string-covered wall of conspiracies.

Season One of Majestic Nights takes place over six chapters, which work as a complete story or as standalone experiences. ‘Chapter Zero’, a prologue to the series, will be made available for free. Each subsequent chapter of the core series will carry a small price, or players can purchase a season pass.


- Isometric RPG gameplay
- Real-time stealth and combat mechanics
- Big hair!
- Investigate and collect evidence to reveal the Truth
- A vibrant alternative 1980s setting
- A world full of conspiracy theories and government plots where everything you know is wrong
- Nazi aliens!
- Controller support for platforms including PC, Mac, iOS and Android
- A gripping, six episode story
- Puzzles, minigames and more!
- Alternate story paths to explore
- Kick-ass original 1980s soundtrack
- ‘Chapter Zero’, a prologue to the core season, will be available free before launch
- More Truth than any other game!
- Season Pass will be available on all platforms (and comes with the soundtrack!)
- Steam Achievements
- Keytars

They've listed the chapters as follows:

Chapter Zero – Sunset After Dark (Releasing September 2014)
Los Angeles, 1981

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Cardholder investigates a missing film director who holds proof that the moon landing was a government hoax. All the clues are laid out in front of him, but shadowy powers are striving to thwart Cardholder’s every move…


Chapter One – Cover Genesis (Releasing October 2014)
Los Angeles, 1983

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What begins as a routine investigation for Cal takes a twisted turn. While attempting to reveal the whereabouts of a missing person, she discovers that nothing is what it seems, and a larger government program is at work, a program which includes even herself…


Chapter Two – Barbary Heat (Releasing November 2014)
Johannesberg, 1983

Spoiler: show
Cardholder travels to Africa following a plea from an FBI-connected journalist who is desperate to help her friends in the Tanzanian Liberation Army. With people trying to kill him from the moment his plane lands, Cardholder must journey to the very foot of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro to disrupt the plans of invaders experimenting with mind control.


Chapter Three – Autopsy in dreams (Releasing January 2015)
Las Vegas, 1983

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Cal awakens strapped to a hospital gurney deep within the belly of a government facility; released to complete a new task from a mysterious figure known only as The Director. She must infiltrate the Argos Society, a Las Vegas-based group of crackpots and supposed alien abductees who obsessively monitor strange lights in the Nevada desert.


Chapter Four – Footsteps of the Gods (Releasing February 2015)
Caracas, 1984

CLASSIFIED

Chapter Five – Wayward Children (Releasing March 2015)
Miami, 1984

CLASSIFIED

Chapter Six – Ready, Mr President (Releasing April 2015)
Location Unknown, 1984

CLASSIFIED

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SO PUMPED. So starved for conspiracy fare. Conventional contrived conspiracies in the adventure game sphere are great, but they really do lack that punch of the real world. I'm certainly no Alex 'False Flag' Jones lackey, but there's something so rich and dark about all the big conspiracies of the 20th century and beyond. Give me the Dyatlov Pass mystery linked to the Taman Shud case, or a wealth of incidents involving UFOs and black-eyed children and sky trumpets and strange cryptids. Finding out the truth behind the Dolce base or the Belgian Wave or the Isdal Woman. I want the Rendlesham Forest incident or the O'Hare ATC encounter investigated through means of gaming. So much stuff out there, so much stuff that would be fantastic and eerie and engaging to investigate not merely through the passive act of watching television, but actively piecing together.

Need more conspiracy gaming.
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Re: Majestic Nights - Big Hair, Big Conspiracies

by Beige » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:35 pm

This looks amazing, big hair and neon particularly. I'm all in once the puck drops.

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