In other news, I will be announcing the release date of Neofeud shortly, once I get the thumbs up from the last round of testers. The release is tentatively looking like late March, though!
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.
- 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!
Not sure about Patreon? You can always:
Full-disclosure: I really need the money to fix my car.
TL:DR - NEOFEUD IS COMING OUT MARCH 25!
Greetings, Neofeudal Lords and Ladies!
First off, thank you, the AGS community, for helping make Neofeud as great as it can possibly be. You've played a vital role in taking this project from a figment of a deranged individual's imagination to a fully-fledged adventure game.
I've just announced the release date of Neofeud as March 25.
So please, spread the good word to your friends, the interwebz, etc. that the release date for Neofeud is March 25 and they can pre-order on the Patreon site and get the Neofeud soundtrack FREE!
Patreon site: Patreon.com
Silver Spook Games website: Silverspookgames.com
Thanks again for all your help, and if Neofeud does well, there may be a sequel or other new Silver Spook Games project in the cards!
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