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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Apologies to all for the long silence. Apart from a sudden spike in IRL traffic, the hard drive crashed, however, everything is now recovered and back on track. Also, a new level designer and texture artist is on board who has done some really excellent looking work with DX.

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Apologies to all for the long silence.

First the good news: Ladies and Gentlemen there is no cause for alarm. We had a minor problem in the boiler room, but everything is now under control. Also, a new level designer and texture artist on board, rikhanz who has done some really excellent looking work with DX.

Bad news: The reason for the absence of update, apart from a sudden spike in IRL traffic, was that my workstation's hard drive went AWOL like an Afghani Police trainee, nearly took out my entire mod in a shower of sparks and grinding magnetic disk platters. Completely died. Thankfully I backed MOST of Terminus Machina up on an external. I've been gunning to get this mod out ASAP but the hard drive going out has been like the primary battlecruiser going down during the all-out planetary assault. Had to diagnose, reinstall, re-download, re-everything. Had to remake a character and patch up portions of level lost to the void.

But anyway, back on track now. Making the textures actually seems to be the choke point in the pipeline right now, for me, as almost all of Terminus Machina requires a revamp of the palette of Deus Ex. But with the new help from Rikhanz I'm still hoping to get the alpha out by the end of the year.

I've recently written up a bunch of new narrative specifically for the game and will be releasing a series of short stories taking place within the world of Terminus Machina officially, as the game release draws nearer. (Some inquiring minds may have located the writing already)

Below are some of the characters I've been recently working on, as well as a new area. They've taken some time but finishing this most recent material has helped to solidify the world visually, I think.

Shirley

The 80-year-old punk rocker!

Jezebel the Genesplice Stripper

Had to recreate Mizz Genesplice.

ShirleyShirley

Everything the body needs.

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Slam2304
Slam2304

Looking good! I hope i can play this soon =D

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firestorm9000
firestorm9000

Back on track? Awesome news to wake up to. :)

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Yeah, glad to see you can roll with the punches.

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rikhanz
rikhanz

Thank you for the introduction SilverSpook, I'm looking forward to show off my architect skills and put them into this mod!

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