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Proto-J: AKA The Six Billion Dollar Baller

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.

FEATURE TIME
- 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.

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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.

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FenderXT
FenderXT

WOW, this looks really nice! Hope you make a demo for Mac too when u make the demo. Love to try this game out soon.
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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Thanks man! I'll see about getting a Mac port if possible. Perhaps if there's an easy way to do that with Adventure Game Studio soon, I'll try to get the Mac version out the same time.

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FenderXT
FenderXT

NicE!

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FastGamerr
FastGamerr

Great progress as always!

I'll be here once the game is released, just let me know when the time comes.

But until then, it's time for me to scatter the excrement-stained ashes of the Deus Ex community (and by extension, ModDB et al) from my vile corporeal shell and take a leave. Cheers, my friend. :]

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Thanks friend!

Good luck to you in your future discorporate body, wherever you may go!

Cheers :)

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DAFFYDAFFY
DAFFYDAFFY

Someone's asked the same question on wadjet eye games website ,weird :)

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Haha, yeah when you brought up that Wadjet Eye might be publishing Neofeud I checked out their forums and saw that :) I had mentioned in a blog post somewhere that I would be *happy* if Wadjet Eye were to publish Neofeud, but I also said I'd need to get a bit further along in production before I brought that up to them. Perhaps someone had interpreted the comment as it having happened already!

Dave Gilbert actually just commented on Neofeud on the Adventure Game Studios forums in the Neofeud thread, though. So having your adventure-gaming role-model give you a thumbs up is awesome, and will provide morale and motivational fuel for at least a month! :D

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DAFFYDAFFY
DAFFYDAFFY

Hi ,I've been offline for a while.

Is it true that Wadjet will be publishing Neofeud ?

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Welcome back, Daffy!

Where did you hear that?

I would love to have Neofeud published by Wadjet Eye, they are an awesome adventure game publisher, but I haven't heard of such a deal with them.

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DAFFYDAFFY
DAFFYDAFFY

I've been trying to find where i read it ,no luck.
Maybe i misunderstood something on the wadjet forums or some other forum :)

p.s:
Franbow is out on the 27th Aug. ,another good looking point n click.

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