Take on the role of an operative in the Hex Gen network, a decentralized movement of hacktivists resisting the economic pillaging conducted by the unholy alliances of Big Tech, Big Military, and Big Finance. Think "The Windup Girl" meets "Neuromancer". Features: -Facial, vocal biometric capture devices -"Nohface" electronic face projector for thwarting surveillance/drones which cover almost every inch of city -Wireless internet -Darknets - all web activity is fully surveilled, you need stealth not only in meatspace but in cyberspace -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.

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AlvinD2008 Feb 14 2013, 4:25pm says:

This is an excellent shot :)

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SilverSpook Feb 14 2013, 4:31pm replied:

Thanks! Yeah, I'm happy with it, it conveys just what I wanted it to.

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Kyle_K_ski Feb 14 2013, 6:01pm says:


EVERYTHING about this mod is right up my alley. Can't wait!

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SilverSpook Feb 14 2013, 7:29pm replied:

Thanks! I'm glad you get it. I don't really mind spending a lot of time on this thing and not making lots of money as long as at least some people get what I'm trying to do, and I know that you definitely do. So thanks again!

Although I wouldn't say no to a proposition from a publisher or some other form of entrepreneurial endeavor involving Terminus Machina at some point :)

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Kyle_K_ski Feb 14 2013, 10:41pm replied:

"Although I wouldn't say no to a proposition from a publisher or some other form of entrepreneurial endeavor involving Terminus Machina at some point :) "

From what I've been able to gather from what you've posted here, the theme of this mod might be too obvious for most entrepreneurs to get behind. To this day, it stuns me how many people completely miss the point of the first Matrix film. In my opinion, its symbolism isn't "that" deep, and its crystal clear anti-capitalist-neocon message isn't all that challenging to discern. It had enough "cover" for investors to get behind, even though its "those who OWN the media own your mind" theme was directly aimed at the system they were trying to profit off of. The irony is more than a little rich, you know?

But you never know. Maybe there's a banker/CFO/CEO whose conscious is so guilt ridden by the terrible destruction they deliberately foisted on the world that they might hire you to make a game about FINALLY bringing them to some badly deserved justice...

If that day ever comes, PLEASE contact me, as I'd be happy to help in such a remarkable endeavor in any way I can.

Till then, it's back to the Misery mod I go.

Good luck to your impending release. Your tenacity and spirit is well worth admiration.

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SilverSpook Feb 15 2013, 1:04am replied:

Oh, I definitely doubt any big player not a "Made Man" / Woman would get behind Terminus Machina. Which is fine. I set out deliberately aiming to tell the truth as close to the truth as possible without wishy-washying it up in symbolism, defanging it, and making it "safe" by distancing it from reality into imaginary futures. Because I didn't and don't want the specific mechanisms of the most heinous crimes on the planet, the blueprints of the pyramid schemes, obfuscated, especially not at this specific, dire moment in history. I intended for Terminus Machina to be unflinchingly revealing of wrongdoing where it exists in as much as a game can be, without actually being investigative journalism. As Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who's covered almost every major revolution, class struggle, and US-led war/atrocity over the past quarter century, who was fired by The New York Times for reporting on the ugly face of the Iraq war which NYT funders deemed "unacceptible", and who is the current plaintiff against Section 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA which is the last nail in the coffin of the constitution, says, "Every individual at some point in their life will have to make a choice between the path of truth, and the path of career." The path of truth might mean not making six figures at a major studio because it would cast the Money People in an unfavorable light. I accept this.

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SilverSpook Feb 15 2013, 1:17am replied:

But that said, yeah, if there was to be backing it would have to be some guilt-tripped trustafarian prodigal son of a trillionaire like Buffet who starts fifty solar-powered NGOs a day for fun, or something. I'm actually not joking about that either. I've worked for people out of that mold in the past, guys who made it to rockstardom in the industry or who were born in a swimming pool of preferred stock, who've decided that maintaining an economic empire and adding zeroes to one's balance sheet and eating gold-leaf koi burgers with Jamie Dimon every night is not satiating some deep itching for meaning, so I know that they exist.

Although I think it'd have to be someone with a bit more discretionary cash to burn and a bit more of a punk-streak/vindictive nature. Someone with a lot of balls, to **** off some of his champagne buddies, deal with distributed "Denial of Distribution" attacks from mainstream outlets with purse strings pulled by vindictive blue boods, possibly estrange himself from the crown and estate in Martha's Vineyard. A "fallen angel-investor", you might say. :)

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SilverSpook Feb 15 2013, 1:24am replied:

Also, thank you for the offer, as I'll definitely need the help of people like you with artistic and visual-technical skills far in excess of my own. :)

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Taquito Feb 14 2013, 6:48pm says:

Great looking building.

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SilverSpook Feb 14 2013, 7:31pm replied:

Thanks! I'm actually very surprised, on the upside, with how well it turned out. I'm pretty novice at modelling architecture and stuff if I'm honest with myself, so I'm glad it looks as well as it does.

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Latest screens of a so-called "zombie bank". Financial towers retrofitted into military bunker 'Plutoclaves' protecting the ultrarich bankers, CEOs of employee-free fully AI and robot-automated corporations, three-faced government officials, and their DAVOS conference buddies from the multi-million strong protest marches, IEDs, guillotines, and Distributed Denial of Service attacks of the billions of angry jobless starving peons. Patrolled by soldier bots, armored mechs, and Predator drones run by cloud-based AI. Neo-feudalism at its finest. Good luck with the revolution, deadweight!

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