's next (artfully pixelated) game is Cosmic Star Heroine
, a futuristic, sci-fi, turn-based RPG starring master government spy Alyssa L'Salle. Alyssa uncovers a dastardly conspiracy within her own leadership and the government outs her identity, instantly making her the target of every agency she's ever wronged.
Alyssa's main weapon is a bo that's also a gun and a shield, and she stores it in a satchel that's bigger on the inside than on the outside, like Mary Poppins' purse or Hermione Granger's beaded handbag. Or The Doctor's TARDIS.
Zeboyd is developing Cosmic Star Heroine
with Unity to get it on a range of platforms, and the gameplay won't involve separate screens for combat. As Zeboyd says, "combat will occur directly on the same maps that you explore on," and enemies won't be stagnant; they'll run around the map and chase players as they see fit. Hyperduck, who composed the music for Zeboyd's previous game, Penny Arcade Adventures 4
, should be back for Cosmic Star Heroine
Zeboyd will launch a Kickstarter for Cosmic Star Heroine
"later this year," and it plans to take a transparent approach to development. So far we can vouch for Alyssa's prowess as a spy – she's had a Twitter account
since March 11, and she hasn't even been trying that hard to hide it.