The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 - Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie - Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa
November 28, 2012 2:26 PM   Subscribe

After four long years, the universally beloved Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden finally gets a sequel. The freeware computer game in the style of Japanese RPGs, took place in a dystopian 2053 post-cyberpocalyptic Neo New York twelve years after Charles Barkley unleashed the Chaos Dunk that ruined the world, causing the outlawing of all B-Ball. In this gritty speculative sci-fi future, he had to save the world from a villainous Michael Jordan, enlisting the help of his son Hoopz Barkley, Balthios (the great grandson of LeBron James), and a Cyberdwarf. Previously.

The sequel seems to go in a new direction, focusing more on Cyberdwarf adventures instead of B-Ball, but still possessing the same sly charm and manic intensity of the original, which both parodied (and often surpassed in quality) classic JRPGs. Tale of Game's Studios describes it thusly:

The year is 666X. A powerful youngster, wise beyond his years, awakens from a B-Ball induced coma aboard the mysterious dwarf space ziggurat Necron 7, held captive by the Malevolent A.I. Cuchulainn. With no memory of who he is or where he came from, he adopts the identity of X114JAM9 and sets off into the Post-Cyberpocalyptic Wasteland in search of the enigmatic Cyberdwarf, the only one who can reveal to him the terrible truth behind his forgotten past and make sense of his harrowing future. Barkley 2 is a coming of age story, a story about love, hope, betrayal and redemption. It is a story about identity and sacrifice, a story about wayward jocks struggling for a purpose. It is a story about the trials of our dystopian future and most importantly... is a story about You.

Promising endorsements follow on the website of Tale of Game's.
posted by Apocryphon (4 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: The rule is no OPEN Kickstarters. This is not in line with the rules. -- jessamyn

I think the game looks (provisionally) awesome, but isn't there a rule against posting to Kickstarters on the front page, especially when that turns out to be the primary link?
posted by JHarris at 2:31 PM on November 28, 2012

Yeah, I realized afterward that I probably should mention that it's a Kickstarter. Someone could swap the site announcement's link with the Kickstarter's link, if that helps.
posted by Apocryphon at 2:32 PM on November 28, 2012

yes there is a prohibition against active kickstarter posts. It should be fine to post about this once funding is over.
see also:
posted by juv3nal at 2:33 PM on November 28, 2012

Just in case this post doesn't last long, here's Barkley jamming one in.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:33 PM on November 28, 2012

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