I have done a few mods/TCs in the past, but this would be my first serious project with me leading the charge. The idea is all based on a running near-future sci-fi story I've been writing for a while. In a nutshell, the idea is basically an updated kind of cyberpunk that takes into account more of our Interesting Times. Think "The Windup Girl" meets "Neuromancer" in a pinch, but digging deeper into the specific issues affecting us at present. These include austerity measures a la Greece & Spain, financial/economic unraveling, job automation by robots/AI, the copyright wars, and ubiquitous surveillance. I'm also going for a more "down to Earth" feel, in that the player is one of the destitute have-nots living in an austerity-ghetto, rather than the System's troubleshooter agent in the polished marble office. The first mission, for example, is to successfully beg for food before you starve to death.
Features to include:
-Facial, vocal biometric capture devices (point and shoot at target face)
-"Nohface" electronic face projector for thwarting surveillance/drones which cover almost every inch of city
-Wireless internet (and wireless internet hacking)
-Darknets - all web activity is fully surveilled, you need stealth not only in meatspace but in cyberspace as well by using ad-hoc mesh networks.
-More types of hacking - cryptography, DDoS, spoofing
-Hunger: experience real economic destitution as you slowly die of starvation and are forced to beg, steal, or even kill for a piece of bread.
-DIY: Upgrade your hemp trenchcoat with solar trim, syphon electricity from the private power grid, take apart old phones and radios to hack together an EMP gun, set up a hydroponic garden in your squatted flat so you don't have to kill for every meal.
I know people are busy so I'm not going to ask for a team or anything but if you can spare a moment for a voice or models or something let me know.
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Take on the role of an operative in the Hex Gen network, a decentralized movement of hacktivists resisting the economic pillaging visited by the unholy alliances of Big Tech, Big Military, and Big Finance. These "megaglomerates" who have their fingers in every pie on the planet from government to corporation, and are happy to watch it burn in an inferno of austerity measures and drone-conducted tele-massacres if it means they can keep their sociopathic games going another fiscal quarter.
The Enemy is Much More Powerful Than You – You are a tiny, budgetless micro-organism against a billion+ aircraft and humanoid drone private "security" force that would make the Pentagon piss its pants. Your only option, therefore, is to think your way out. Combat is counterproductive and can only be used in an emergency situation. But even the smallest lifeform, the virus, is capable of taking out the purported apex of the evolutionary ladder. (hint)
Nowhere to Hide Omnipresent surveillance changes everything, including the rules of engagement. With spycams covering almost every inch of the city and drones patrolling every block, there is no escaping the all-seeing eye of the power(s) that be. The only way out is to manipulate the system to your benefit. And why not? It’s the American Way.
You will have to finesse your way through the Big Brother guantlet by stealing, forging, and hacking Facial, vocal, subdermal RFID, and even DNA datacoding systems to have any hope of making it through. And if you get caught? Say hello to the rest of your life in a private prison-Gulag, making iPads 20 hours a day or as a slave-prostitute for the inhumanly wealthy.
It's not just hacking ATMs and cubicle desktops anymore. Run a distributed denial of service on a racketeering credit card company, social engineer your way through the ranks of a leading Enclave security subcontractor, forge a cloud-based botnet of viraly infected smartphones, then use it to engage in cyber-financial warfare as you crash a major investment bank through high frequency and algorithmic trading of credit default swaps and other monetary WMDs.
Welcome Your New Robot Overl… I Mean Replacements – Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have reshaped society at every level. Cheaper, always compliant, and more efficient robots and AIs now do almost all the jobs, from serving coffee to cleaning bathrooms to defending you in court to performing surgeries to fighting the wars for the rich. 70% global unemployment leads to civilization-rocking upheavals with massive strikes, riots, and literal class warfare skirmishes as capitalism, markets, even the concept of the job itself finally starts really coming apart at the seams in an ugly Marxian endgame. Keep your head down.
Kumbaya, muther fucker. With welfare states hollowed out by big banks and financial cartels, the general population struggles to take care of itself without even the most basic of public services. There are no hospitals, no police stations, no power grid, no running water, no foodstamps, and a two-tiered, prohibitively expensive internet. In the San Francisco Ashlands, solar-powered rooftop agriculture, self-healing remedies, and intentional communities are on the rise. In this world, it’s DIY or die, literally, so get your sustainable energy, food, and mesh-internets worked out ASAP.