Size Five Games, the independent developer behind point-and-click hit Time Gentlemen, Please! and that one game about vaginas, are creating a game they say "plays a little bit like Deus Ex mixed with Sonic the Hedgehog". How does that work?
The Swindle: A Steampunk Cybercrime Caper is a physics-based 2D platformer, which I suppose is where they got the Sonic the Hedgehog reference. That seems a little shady.
The second game link is much less tenuous, however. In The Swindle, the players is tasked with infiltrating various facilities and hacking computers to steal cash. The cash is then used to upgrade the player's kit, granting them new powers and giving them access to even more locations.
So it's got Deus Ex's hacking, but it also has its versatility. Players can develop their character into the ultimate master of stealth, or focus on combat, kicking down doors and taking what's theirs.
We're not seeing any gameplay, but the concept is strong, as are Size Five's previous titles, barring the whole vagina thing. I'm intrigued. Hit up the link below, and maybe you'll be too.
The Swindle is in development for the PC and possibly Xbox Live, if Size Five can stop pussy-footing around.
Announcing "The Swindle" [Size Five Games]