The anticipated sequel to the cyberpunk narrative game, Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector, was announced during the PC Gaming Show at Summer Games Fest 2023.
Since the release of Citizen Sleeper, which received tremendous acclaim from players and accolades at award ceremonies, developers Guillaume, Amos, and Gareth at Jump Over The Age are embarking on another remarkable journey. In this dystopian role-playing game, you inhabit the digitalised brain of a Sleeper, controlling a robotic body owned by a powerful corporation. As an outlawed artificial intelligence, your existence challenges the restrictive laws that govern corporations in a futuristic world driven by profit.
Citizen Sleeper captivated players last year with its exceptional writing and rich characterisation of individuals struggling to survive on the space station Erlin’s Eye. The game explored themes of identity, capitalism’s flaws, and the possibility of hope. While we won’t spoil the original game, we do know that Citizen Sleeper 2 takes place beyond Erlin’s Eye and propels players into the unstable Helion System’s future.
In Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector, you find yourself entangled in a corporate war, further complicating your already precarious situation as an escaped asset. Various factions will stop at nothing to gain an advantage. However, this time, you have the freedom to forge your own path. Equipped with a ship and a crew, you’ve broken free from the grasp of the corporation and the gang that once controlled you. As long as your decaying body holds up and you evade the hunters on your trail, you can assert your autonomy.
The developers draw inspiration from tabletop role-playing games, infusing the game with the freedom, flexibility, and unpredictability of dice mechanics. They aim to introduce fresh ideas, captivating characters, and innovative systems into this new instalment
Look to the stars, as Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector promises another memorable journey in the Belt when it releases in the near future.