@tsip Haha, yeah. That is the protagonist character, "Silver Spook" of Terminus Machina, a broke, homeless hacktivist who lives in a cardboard box while trying to take down the plutocracy XD. (The silverized trench coat is an augmentation to thwart infrared-seeking drones that fire hellfire-missiles at you if you get caught on CCTV)
Pol - US Hegemony Show more
"Together with its inner circle of unshakable English-speaking allies, the United States possesses near-total control of the world’s seas, skies, airwaves and cyberspace, while American universities, think tanks and journals dominate the world of ideas."
Reading this, written before the 2016 election, just 3 years later has a somber Ozymandias vibe. Empires seem eternal, until they aren't. The Cornell West / Chris Hedges crowd was so right, so early.
From birdsite: "The CEO of GoFundMe recently confirmed one third of GoFundMe campaigns are to pay medical bills. Feel free to look up exact statistics but essentially GoFundMe has become one of the biggest insurers in the country. What does that say about our healthcare system?"
@viTekiM Yeah man, good luck with the game and KS!
@polychlidoniae Frankincense wave
@viTekiM Good luck with this, man! Great soundtrack and a lot of childhood feels.
You can get my game R-COIL for a buck this week.
Honest. Too honest?
talking about crowd funding Show more
@artsyhonker Yeah that's pretty much why I haven't crowdfunded any of my games despite a lot of folks recommending it or even saying they want to throw money at a Kickstarter etc.. A couple other things you can run into is 'design by committee' if you put a lot of 'artistic input into the project' type rewards in your tiers, and also people being upset if they feel they didn't get what they were promised in the campaign.
Trying to create a late-90's Fallout 2/Deus Ex/System Shock 2 style FPS-RPG with an indie team, I'm coming to this realization:
Infinite variations of diverse systems to solve a single objective, but limited bottlenecked story-points. I cannot write nor have the AAA resources to produce the multiverse, and have a lot of problems with blank-slate protagonists; a side effect that scales with degree of player choice in the narrative.
There are no good billionaires. You do not radically benefit from perpetuating a grossly unfair and unjust system by mistake.
@alice Yeah, I wouldn't have been into it otherwise.
@matilde Yeah, it's kind of selective reading of cyberpunk.
Today's the last day to get my cyberpunk adventure game Neofeud on sale! I spent 2 1/2 years working on this by myself on an 8 year old laptop cause I am poor, so it's a very weird but personal passion project.
Also, Neofeud was included in the "Top 25 Cyberpunk Games"! http://www.gamersdecide.com/pc-game-news/best-cyberpunk-games-pc
Sorry To Bother You won't be televised, but there's this:
"We Got The Guillotine" (You Better Run)
uspol, conspiracy theories, journalism Show more
"[M]any journalistic responses to trollish media manipulation tactics have remained constant. What this coverage has always done is incentivize precisely the behaviors it purports to condemn. [...] [J]ournalists aren’t just part of the game of media manipulation. They’re the trophy. Consequently, ... journalists must seriously consider what role they’ll end up playing in the narrative, and whose work they’ll end up doing as a result." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/06/online-conspiracy-theory-journalism-qanon
Going to play some Deus Ex (2000) for research purposes! :D
Creator of Neofeud, a dystopic cyberpunk adventure game. http://bit.ly/2haV9hM Also a Native Hawaiian, social worker, dad, and STEM robotics teacher.
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