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 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 Karl is drawn into a sordid conspiracy that could threaten the strained fabric of Human-Robot-Hybrid civilization -- or save it.

FEATURE TIME
- 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.

Neofeud artwork prints now available!

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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Check out the brand new Neofeud trailer featuring voice acting of , , and Mrs. Silverspook!


The big news in Neofeud is of course the brand-spanking new trailer highlighting some of the great voice talent on board. But other than that, I've spent most of the past week cutting, editing, and mastering audio, then inserting it into the game at a rate of about a couple hundred lines a day. At this point, I've got almost all of the eight or so main characters (3000 + words of dialog) cut and into the game.

Once that is complete, there's just some final testing and tweaks, and then Neofeud is off to the presses!

Speaking of which, I am in the process of investigating potential distribution methods, including Steam, GOG, Itch.IO, Gamejolt and self-distribution. I will likely end up using some combination of these, and Neofeud will become available via more channels and hopefully on more platforms over time.

Here's the full status report:

-Voice Acting 95% - The above list is the remaining parts that need to be cast. Do hit me up if you think you'd be interested in voice acting for Neofeud!

-Debugging 90% - The remaining debugging mostly involves making sure the audio is working correctly, that characters aren't suddenly 'swapping voices' and the sonic mix is right. With 60,000 words and around 5,000 lines of dialog, just the cutting and editing process has been a monumental task, but it's nearly finished at this point.

-Music & Sound FX 85% - Working on this simultaneously with the above!

-Story: 100

-Backgrounds 100%

-Characters 100%

-Programming 100%

Thanks again to all the voice actors/actresses, testers, patrons, word-spreaders, supporters, nice-word-sayers, and everyone else whose helped make Neofeud a reality!


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TheVoiceActor
TheVoiceActor

Just messaged you. Check your Inbox. :)

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Thanks :)

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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.
Youtube.com

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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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