A cyberpunk short story set in the world of Neofeud.
(caution: extreme language)
2033 - We create AI. Sentient robots arrive, but not as our Terminator overlords or our Singularity saviors -- conscious machines are humanity's unwanted bastard children. A few are geniuses who design flying cars, beat cancer, invent teleportation, but millions of defective prototypes roll out of factories -- mentally challenged, motivationally-challenged, criminally-inclined. Legally conscious, but unhirable, these "Defectives" are shuffled through public housing and welfare assistance, straining the already overburdened back of the meager social safety net. The robots who don't end up in prison are dumped, as a last resort, into a massive landfill known as "The Pile".
Humans engage in perfection of their species -- or at least the powerful and well-connected -- genetically engineering children with the human and animal DNA. The failed eugenics experiment "Frankenpeople" are discarded into "The Pile" as well. The new dynasties, 'Neofeudal Lords', live in towering neon glass castles, shuttle around in pristine nanotech-enabled pods, minds and bodies full of cyberware, spending most of their time taking selfies and "optimizing their monetization schemes". A race of supermen concerned only with their own status, their prestige, their success. Where machines have become all too flawed and human, people have become flawless, perfect, cold machines.
Karl Carbon is an ex-cop, dishonorably discharged from Coastlandia PD for disobeying an order to shoot an unarmed sentient humanoid. Karl is exiled to "The Pile" as a lowly social worker. There he counsels gangbanging foster-kid robots and confiscates chimera-children from deadbeat half-wolf parents. Till one day a case goes horribly sideways and and Karl is drawn into a sordid conspiracy that could threaten the strained fabric of Human-Robot-Hybrid civilization -- or save it.
- Merger of adventure and shooter game genres.
- Tricky yet satisfying, point-n-click detective work, interspersed with fast-paced action shootouts.
- Handpainted, uber-gritty, noir futureland. Makes Mad Max and Rick Deckard crap their pants.
- Endless bombardment of witty one-liners from hardboiled cyberpunk.
- An original world and story that will (hopefully) make you question some of your core beliefs. Or at least my sanity
We're a little volunteer army working out of Section 8 and plumbing-free microhomes, so please consider a little donation! You'll receive the shoutout as an official "Neofeud" patron and receive the backstage-pass to our latest material.
Big, huge thank you to our patrons thus far. Neofeudal Lords and Ladies:
Bill Meikle, Ian Ruotsala AKA 'Xenophile' and 'Minxilla'. Portraits pending!
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Full-disclosure: I really need the money to fix my car.
A brand spanking new Neofeud trailer with tons more footage of the game! Do check it out and share it around! We're always looking for more potential patrons to help make Neofeud a reality.
Final version of Chief Executive President of the Illuminati, Shadow Emperor of the Transglobal Federation and Master of the Earth-Interplanetary Union (EIU), Xenophile.
You may notice some modifications to the flag, and some familiar family members. This is Neofeudalism, after all.
Neofeud game scene, inspired by mass-dumping of refugees and poor into one place to forget about them.
Finally, some cryptic art which got featured on hardcore gamer through #screenshotsaturday. Into the Mind of God.
"Really, we need to go, now! We've seen your death in the future, and there's no time-"
"My boy, I have seen into the eye of Brahma as he blinked away fourteen billion years, our world wiped from the eye of God like a pale blue mote of dust in a teardrop."
"I assure you, there is always time."
At present, Neofeud is nearly completed and I will be putting out another call for beta testers, as well as voice actors soon, schedule permitting. So stay tuned and be sure to vote! (You may not have that privelege if the near-future of Neofeud comes true! AHAHAHAHA!!!!! *cough*)
Seriously though, thanks to all Neofeud's patrons and supporters. Without you, this project would remain a figment of a slightly deranged individual's imagination.
Neofeud has an awesome new Patreon site! Help support us to ensure the game gets finished and not permanently shelved due to financial constraints!
Neofeud development continues to continue. At the moment we have about 25 backgrounds completed, 40 or so character animations, and at least a thousand...
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