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.
"Out along the trash shoals of Roosevelt Street the sun dregged up over the smartphone factories ugly and fat and browny-orange, like the scat of an obese whale shat into the mouth of the sulfur oxide sky, anti-drone flak over New Alcatraz breaking out like cankers. Gunmetal fists, punching through the red murk toward tentacles of tentacles of some nameless enemy. Today’s petri culture of rebels rising up from the poisoned primordial ooze of post-Smash Crash, Austerityland America, awaiting bunker-buster excision and Agent Blood Orange chemo therapy by CyberSec. Revolution was voluntary population control. You learned to block it out, the hope, like conveniently forgetting the radon-laced fluoride in the water and the GMO hydra plague in your stormdrain algae soup. Hope, courage, of that intensity, was liable to get you killed."