Neofeud - a Dystopic Cyberpunk Adventure

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    In this episode, Christian "Silver Spook" Miller talks to Sophia Park, leader and co-founder of Aether Interactive. Localhost is their most well-known title to date; a great cyberpunk gem and 4th-best selling game on Itch.io in 2017. In Localhost, you play a network administrator whose job it is to erase some corrupted hard drives containing artificial intelligences. To accomplish this, you need to talk to the AIs and convince them to unlock the drives and allow themselves to be deleted.

    Topics include:
    -Localhost and Aether Interactive's upcoming project, "Subserial Network"
    -Techno-mysticism
    -Whether an iPhone, the Philip K. Dick robot, or Alexa is conscious.
    -Is the technological Singularity and subsequent superintelligent machines out salvation, doom, or something weirder?
    -A psychoanalysis of why Elon Musk is launching Teslas into space as a form of mid-life crisis, and what that could mean for all sentient beings.
    -What is love, what would the love of synthetic consciousnesses be like.
    -What is to be done about billionaires, AI created by billionaires, and possibly billionaire AI?
    -What is to be done about the impending electron revolt and socialist Valentine's Day.

    Aether Interactive: http://aether.in.net/

    Sophia's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sophiapark_

    Sophia's Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/web/accounts/147494

    Support Silver Spook Podcasts and Games on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

    Check out the rest of the podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLA7QLc4WB_Feo9QSIX7-To7bCbIygO0o

    Get Neofeud on Itch.io! https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

    Get Neofeud on Steam! http://steamcommunity.com/app/673850
     
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    In this episode, Christian "Silver Spook" Miller talks to Joshua Neurnberger, creator of Gemini Rue, a stellar, award winning adventure game, including PC Gamer "Game of The Year" 2012 in the adventure category. Discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought & sold, & a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.

    Topics include:

    -What it was like making Gemini Rue over the course of 3 years as a solo project.
    -Influences behind Gemini Rue.
    -The art design choices in Gemini Rue (limited purple / green color palette, use of visible brush strokes over pixelation)
    -The storytelling techniques in Gemini Rue such as the use of dual narrative and adding key twist reveals during a gun fight to heighten tension.
    -The benefits and drawbacks of procedural generation vs fully scripted, directed experiences.
    -A wide range of sci-fi and cyberpunk media including Blade Runner, Cowboy Bebop, Inception, Neuromancer / Snowcrash, System Shock, and more.
    -Dave Gilbert's army of testers.
    -If there is any chance of a Gemini Rue sequel (listen to find out!)

    Josh's website: http://www.thejburger.com/

    Support Silver Spook Podcasts and Games on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

    Check out the rest of the podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLA7QLc4WB_Feo9QSIX7-To7bCbIygO0o

    Get Neofeud on Itch.io! https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

    Get Neofeud on Steam! http://steamcommunity.com/app/673850

    Check out the website: http://silverspookgames.com

    Silver Spook Games Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silverspookgames/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilvrSpookGames

    Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/web/accounts/259792

    Silver Spook Games' next project "Dysmaton": https://silverspook.itch.io/forgotten-city
     
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    Greenscraper autonomous aircar system test! :D (From the sequel to #Neofeud)

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    Neofeud 2: Novus Ordo Seclorum city in progress! I spent about 16 hours straight painting this and not quite done! DX But I am at least not beating myself up over having writer/painters block with this scene for about a week.

    If you'd like to support this one-dev cyberpunk adventure game being completed, Neofeud 1 is on sale on http://Itch.io :) https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud There is also Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofeud
     
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    Good times doing some live gamedev with some fellow gamedevs and creators :) Also you can see how the follow-up game is coming together, as well as some cozy gamedev gossip. :)

     
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    Work-in-progress on a Neofeud 2 character design, "Egalite Enforcer". (She's not a giant robot, just trying to see how she blends color/value wise into the scene :) )
     
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    In this video I focus in on specifically showing you the step-by-step process of adding "holographic" characters, flashing neon signs with lighting effects, and a thrumming city of flying cars in the Adventure Game Studio game engine, for Neofeud 2!



    Get Neofeud on Itch.io! https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

    Get Neofeud on Steam!

    Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilvrSpookGames

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silverspookgames/

    Check out the website: http://silverspookgames.blogspot.com/p/home.html

    Silver Spook Games' next project "Dysmaton": https://silverspook.itch.io/forgotten-city
     
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    Neofeud is on sale on Gamejolt and Itch.io!

    "A sci-fi dystopia borne of the minds of every prominent science fiction writer from the past century... H.R. Giger to Ridley Scott... Gripping mastery of storytelling" --Sprites And Dice

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    I will be livestreaming from the AGS Awards this Saturday!

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    Neofeud has been nominated for seven awards including Game of The Year, Best Writing, Best Art, Best Characters in the Adventure Game Studio Awards. As such, I will be livestreaming the AGS awards this Saturday March 24th at 20:00 CET from my Youtube channel with live commentary. The ceremony itself, if I understand correctly, will have characters from Neofeud present in the virtual "audience" and will also feature music from the Neofeud soundtrack. I hear the voting was extremely close, so it's anybody's competition! :)
     
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    Neofeud takes home best music and sound award from the AGS Awards 2017! :D

    If you wanted to have a look, here is my livestream of the Adventure Game Studio Awards ceremony 2017, featuring live commentary from myself, several other AGSers and the Neofeud team, as well as the Six Billion Dollar Baller character from Neofeud (as voiced by myself :) ) and my impression of the best Alan Rickman impression performed by the customs officer in Captain Disaster: DHAMSB.

     
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    The Neofeud soundtrack is now up on Spotify!

    It's also up on iTunes and Google Play! More platforms coming soon. :)

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    If you have a moment, please let me know what platforms you listen to music on and/or buy music with. It would help me greatly, thanks!
     
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    Here's the hot new, "cop car" of Neofeud 2's 20xx future. :)

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    And here's a closeup on that animation of the Neofeud 2 character.

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    I complete the entire walkcycle character animation for this character in this marathon 4-hour stream. (I know kids are running their mouths playing games for 12 hours straight nowadays, but 4 is a long for this ancient 14.4 modem-loving 80's baby!)



    If you'd like to support this one-person indiedev in seeing Neofeud 2 completed, please consider picking up Neofeud 1 or helping me out on Patreon. Thanks :)
     
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    "Please come back, valued customer."

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    Currently working on animating this particular scene from Dysmaton. :)

    If you'd like to support this one-person dev in completing this game, please consider picking up my first cyberpunk adventure, Neofeud. :D
     
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    Neofeud 2 start menu :D Bringing back that early-noughties cyberpunk fashion sense.
     
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    Sentient Revolt is set to drop July 5 2049 - ft. Fully Automated Queer Transhuman Cyberpunk Communism. Proto-j Overwatch streaming wit discorporate cyber-Drake and transgen T'xelsee Lanning. Get ready, yo.
     
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    "The works of William Gibson, games like Deus Ex were the building blocks that create the world of Neofeud... A dystopian cyberpunk adventure that needs to be experienced." --Hyper Light Up
    http://www.hyperlightup.com/neofeud-review/
     
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    Neofeud is on sale for the next week!

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    Or if you prefer hallucinating to marks etched on paper or electrons, my Neofeud Short Story Collection is also up here: https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeudstory

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    I just interviewed the godfather of cyberpunk William Gibson!

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    Podcast will be coming here: Youtube.com

    Also, Neofeud is still on sale for the next little while :)
     

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