NEOFEUD IS A TOP 100 FINALIST FOR BEST INDIE GAME OF THE YEAR! Please vote for Neofeud near the top of this page!

If you haven't played it yet, you can find Neofeud on Itch.io Silverspook.itch.io or on Steam!

Here is some background on the game:

"The art, writing, programming and music* of Neofeud was created by one person, Christian Kealoha Miller, also known as 'Silver Spook'. He also performed half of the voice acting. Christian is a Native Hawaiian, born and raised in Hawaii. Neofeud is a Dystopic Cyberpunk adventure game in the vein of Blade Runner, but with an overlay of Game of Thrones-like political intrigue, and 1366x768, hand-painted, stylized visuals.

The art, stories and gameplay of Neofeud are a reflection of my experiences as a STEM teacher for the underserved youth of Honolulu's inner city. Teaching robotics, programming, and sustainability is an often difficult, stressful, and even Kafka-esque endeavor -- being in one of the richest, most beautiful places on Earth, yet dealing with families with working parents, who are living out of a van, or sleeping on the street. It is hard trying to keep the kids out of gangs, off of drugs, and on a path towards better opportunities, such as the ones I had growing up in a slum area of paradise while going to an upscale private school. I made Neofeud to be a fun and engaging game in and of itself, but I also wanted the player to think about the society in which we live, as well as the one which we may be heading toward if nothing is done."

Here's a roundup of some of the articles this year on Neofeud:

Read the rest of this article from Native Hawaiian Print Pubication, the Ka Wai Ola.

"A Diamond Of Storytelling In The Scrap Pile... The characters of Neofeud are developed so much more than characters in nearly any other game I've recently played" --Sprites And Dice

"'Cyberpunk-Fueled Noir.' Reminiscent of Beneath a Steel Sky and I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream... The art, gameplay, music and story come together to deliver a solid game." --Indie Ranger

“An ambitious, atmospheric cyberpunk scenario and essentially the work of a single person (voice acting excluded). Oh, and it might also be one of the best adventure games I have played in a while... The world building is something else. It has a thickness, a density to it." --IndieGames.com

"This spectacular and complex story will take at least 12 hours to play through, and the writing is excellent and enjoyable." --3rd Strike

"Science fiction at its most raw and visceral... Neofeud doesn't shy away from uncomfortable subject matter. It gave me chills and made my stomach roll... It made me uncomfortable to listen to and watch…but that is the entire point. I can't turn a blind eye in the game, and I certainly can't turn a blind eye in real life." --Steamshovelers

"An immersive cyberpunk adventure game... Echoes of H.R. Giger and William Gibson... [Christian Miller] knows what makes a quality game." --Brandon C. Hovey

"I loved the quirky but fantastic hand-painted visuals, the gruff, cynical humour." --Gaming Respawn

Here's one of my favorite Neofeud reviews from Steam user Jungle.James who really went deep into the larger ideas explored in Neofeud, and seems to have really 'got' what I was aiming for with this cautionary tale:

Neofeud is the most visionary game on Steam evocative of the creator's passion, sparing what Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain could have been. Never have I seen a game produced by such a small studio translate a vision so well.

It is a point and click adventure game wherein each line of dialogue is voice acted, and each scene has a MSPaint charm while expressing pure imagination, for example a chateau's ceiling where there is a painting of nearly infinite patterns, reflecting the royal's fascination with the godhead of technological transcendence.

In sum, Neofeud considers the following:

- UBI controlled slums filled with transgenic and outdated synthetics / androids deemed non-sentients and refuse.
- DRM cigarettes.
- Hypermodernity through a Baudrillardian simulation and simulacra of "consensus reality" interested rulers.
- The sythesis of the contemporary prison and military industrial complexes.
- Scepticism of the motives from those like Elon Musk who promote optimal adjustments to capitalism or late stage capitalism. Authenticity in social movements and how they're frequently co-opted; references to Public Enemy vs Kanye West.
- What dwells in the abyss that is the coming convergence of science, technology, and society.

If any of those topics interest you on a philosophical, economic, or social level and would like those topics paired with often times silly voice acting (for the better overall end results), please play Neofeud.

edit: A lot of soul went into this project, and it shows.

And here are a few more interviews I did surrounding the game:

A discussion on games, gaming and life with Christian Miller ( talking with Brandon C. Hovey)

Another interview with Erik Meyer of IndieGraze

And here is one final review by Fitz (Talos voice actor and a cool creative guy generally) on the also cool site of CaptainD (I am a Patreon of his!):

"The soundtrack -- created by Silver Spook himself -- consists of various flavors of electronica; an obvious choice, given the futuristic setting. And indeed it fits in perfectly. It's minimalistic when it needs to emphasize the dreariness of the slum world. Action sequences, in turn, are punctuated by a pounding beat -- whereas a distorted piano plano creates a watercolor-like backdrop to some of the game's most powerful moments of existential reverie. As mentioned already, the game is a full talkie. It's something that's expected of a modern game -- but the workload and the quality are actually impressive."


And here is Christian performing "Proto-J", a short story set in the world of Neofeud. The story is performed in the voice of the character whom Christian voice-acts in the game.

You can find more short stories in The Neofeud Short Story Collection

Here are some of my other projects:

Terminus Machina: a Deus Ex total conversion

Dysmaton - a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk adventure (in development)

And finally, here is a hangout with a bunch of the folks who helped make Neofeud possible, including my long-time patrons Deborah Dunaway and Scott Smigiel. Deborah also voice acted several characters in the game. Chris R. Smith and Brandon C. Hovey, two great voice talents are also present. The other major voice actors and actresses who couldn't make it were Amayirot Akago and Mrs. Silver Spook / Holly The Robot.

(*I created 43 out of the 45 songs of the Neofeud soundtrack, the other two were by Scott Smigiel. he created many more, but due to changes I made later in the game, I only ended using a couple -- my bad. However, the tracks themselves were great, and you should go and check his stuff out!)








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', 'Minxilla', Noirjyre, and Benjamin Penney.

Also check out the Neofeud Short Story Collection!

"In a dystopian future, the one-percent hover in glimmering golden sky-castles above a wasteland of destitution. A young 'low-born' seamstress' only chance to go from Cinderella rags to Kardashian riches is to be 'noticed' in a cosplayer competition, and to marry a ultra-wealthy prince or be picked up for a TV show by a megacorporation -- all while dealing with poor body-image and self-esteem issues, resulting from a society that doesn't need or want her.

A sentient machine, one of millions of 'defective prototypes' mass-produced by tech-giants, winds up in a 'machine prison' due to 'substrate profiling' -- robot is the new 'black'. He's beaten, abused, and finally teams up with the robo-convicts to jailbreak from the supermax facility.

Neofeud is a cautionary tale, a dark vision of where we may all be heading very soon, if we aren't careful. This series of short stories is set in the world of "Neofeud", a dystopic adventure game."

Proto-J: AKA The Six Billion Dollar Baller

A cyberpunk short story set in the world of Neofeud.

(caution: extreme language)



Not sure about Patreon? You can always:


Full-disclosure: I really need the money to fix my time machine.

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Neofeud 2: Novus Ordo Seclorum in progress! If you'd like to support this one-dev cyberpunk adventure game being completed, Neofeud 1 is on sale on Itch.io :)

I spent over 20 hours total painting this and it's not quite done!

In other news, Neofeud is also up for GOTY in the Adventure Game Studio Awards 2017, and voting closes in 7 days! Apparently it's a very, very close race, so don't forget to vote! Adventuregamestudio.co.uk

Also, I've been starting to add in more animations to Neofeud 2, including a lot more flying cars. :) If you recall the previous "greenscraper" screenshot I posted the previous week, here's that with a bit more activity. :)

So that "Night City" doesn't feel left out, I also created this animation test for that area, with only aircars, but timecrafts, non-corporeal consciousnesses and smoking humanoid robots!

Here is a closeup on one of those Neofeud 2 characters the "Egalite Enforcer". (She's not a giant robot, just trying to see how she blends color/value wise into the scene :) )

And finally here is a stream where I work on some of this revamped Neofeud 2 cyberpunk cityscape, and also chat and talk shop with some other indie devs working on some awesome new projects including Peahead Games Vance Baryn Aaron Victoria, and The Klingon Gamer

(All of the music in this stream is from the Neofeud Soundtrack or the Terminus Machina soundtrack, also composed by myself, and can be found on Bandcamp. :) )

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THEKLINGONGAMER
THEKLINGONGAMER

CANT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

It is coming as fast as it can!

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joey4track
joey4track

Wow, the song in the trailer is amazing! Who did the soundtrack?

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Hi Joey, thanks! I did everything from the art, programming writing, half the voice acting, and most of the soundtrack (43 out of 45 songs). It was a lot of work!

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

The soundtrack actually comes free with the game right now (with the bonus content) until June 13!

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Guest

Wow, I bet! Nice job :)

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FastGamerr
FastGamerr

Major congrats for releasing the game, SilverSpook! :] A stellar achievement all around.

Gave you a bit o' signal boost at the OTP forums too! Offtopicproductions.com

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Thanks so much FastGamerr! I'm just glad that it didn't take decades... ;)

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Check out the interview I did with SilverSpook! Brandonchovey.net

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Just messaged you. Check your Inbox. :)

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Thanks :)

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