Neofeud - a Dystopic Cyberpunk Adventure

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  1. SilverSpook

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    Wow, pretty cool to see Neofeud right behind VA-11 HALL-A and Local Host on Itch.io cyberpunk games!


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    Here's another review of Neofeud by Save Or Quit!

     
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    NEOFEUD MADE IT TO THE TOP 100 INDIES OF THE YEAR! Thanks everyone for your votes and support! Neofeud can now use your vote again in the final round for ultimate indie of the year on IndieDB!

    http://www.indiedb.com/games/neofeud


    In addition, I just had a great talk with @PeaHeadGames creator of Neon Sword, cyberpunk RPG where you can use commerce or violence as your weapon of choice!

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    Some of Neon Sword's Game features:

    -Explore the neon bathed Quaid City.
    -A living breathing city with a diverse population.
    -Buy real estate and influence the city around you.
    -Collect different and unique clothing items.
    -Kit yourself out with entire arsenal of hardcore weaponry.
    -A deep branching storyline.
    -Save the city or run it into the ground it's your choice

    http://www.keystone-games.com/our-games/neon-sword/


    This next Silver Spook Podcast will be coming soon here: https://www.youtube.com/user/twiliteminotaur

    You can support future SIlver Spook Games and Silver Spook Podcasts, where I help great indie game makers and other creators get the word out about their games, over here: https://www.patreon.com/neofeud


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    Finally, here are a couple more reviews recently published on Neofeud:

    This first one is in Spanish (sorry) and I wish I was fluent so I could read this great Neofeud review in its native language, but thankfully there is Google translate!

    The reviewer also compared Neofeud with Neil Blomkamp and District 9, which is a high complement for me, since I consider D-9 as one of if not the greatest sci-fi film of the past few decades.
    https://nerdando.com/2017/12/04/neofeud-unavventura-cyberpunk-profonda-e-retro/


    And one more review from Save Or Quit:

    http://saveorquit.com/2017/12/03/review-neofeud/


    And finally, my Deus Ex 1 total conversion Terminus Machina has been featured on IndieDB's sister site, ModDB! Thanks for the highlight, guys! You can also see a video of me replaying this mod that I made about 7 years ago with developer commentary.

     
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    I'm honored to have The Space Quest Historian, a prominent and very entertaining personality in the adventure game world, doing a let's play series of Neofeud!

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    In addition, Neofeud has made it to the top 100 Indie Game of the Year list! Neofeud can use your vote, and it only takes a moment! (No registration necessary!) http://www.indiedb.com/games/neofeud
     
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    Happy Cyberpunk Holidays! May your dystopian reality be slightly less grim for the next few weeks. :)

    Thanks everybody who voted for Neofeud in IndieDB! Neofeud made it to the Top 100 Indie Games Of 2017 (Apparently out of over 10,000). We'll see if we beat Cuphead! (Not likely but one can hope!

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    Also, Neofeud is 40% off on Steam if you're looking for a Christmas present for that special misanthropic cyberspace cowboy/girl
     
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    Funhaus, a Youtube comedy channel with over *1.3 million subscribers* just did a short play / comedy video with Neofeud! The video has only been out for a few days and it's already got over 200,000 views! It's mostly sillyness, but as a one-guy team with zero budget this is a huge Christmas present, especially considering a bunch of those 200,000 viewers commented "This looks awesome!", "I just bought Neofeud" or "Why haven't I heard of this before!?" so thanks for that, Sir Lawrence!

    I also spoke to Lawrence Sonntag (the guy playing the game) briefly on Twitter and he gave it a thumbs up. A very cool guy that you might consider following to spot indie gems. :)

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    Here's another review by Steam User Luigi From Fiji:

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    "Neofeud is on par with Technobabylon and Primordia," I doubt it, but it is neutron star-dense with technobabble and primordial Kabbalah mysticism!

    I will be doing some livestreaming gamedev and hanging out Friday 12/29 at 2 PM EDT on my Youtube channel. (I usually stream on Saturday but I'm having a belated holiday family-invasion at our place this weekend!) Here's the latest stream, where I play a bit of Neofeud and do some developer commentary.

    While Neofeud didn't quite beat Cuphead in the Indie Game of the Year competition, Neofeud did make it to the Top 100 Indie Games of 2017! And in the top 3 point-and-click games!

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    Finally, check out Steam Shovellers a great game journalism site that does an excellent job spotting the hidden gems in the massive steaming piles of Steam... releases. :) Steam Shovellers will be playing Neofeud on Twitch on New Years Eve afternoon, Eastern Time. Here's their comment on the game:

    "We’ll also be doing a special block of time for Neofeud in the late afternoon/early evening Eastern US time. Given 2017’s political climate, it’s a game everyone should experience."
     
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    If you've been thinking about picking up Neofeud, just a reminder that the Steam sale ends tomorrow!



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    Congrats on all of your success and accomplishments with Neofeud so far! Being a one-man dev team is no small feat. I'm totally down for any game that will makes.. "you question some of your core beliefs." Looking forward to checking this out and supporting your efforts.
     
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    Thanks Katastophic! It has been a lot of work but it is starting to pay off some now! :)

    In other news:

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    Neofeud is now available on the Mac! Get it here: https://t.co/OB43kAchAE
     
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    First up, Neofeud is 70% off right now only on Itch.io! https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

    Just interviewed Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye Games on his new title, "Unavowed", the Blackwell Series, and on game dev generally. :) You can find it on my podcast here:

     
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    Today I woke up to "BALLISTIC MISSILE ALERT: SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER!" on my phone (yes I'm Hawaiian and from Hawaii). I respond to this as it happened just as I was about to stream, and then get to some actual dev and chat with folks.

     
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    In this episode, Christian "Silver Spook" Miller talks to James Spanos, a game designer who worked on indie gems including Primordia, Cat Lady, Downfall, Until I Have You, and and an upcoming Wormwood Studios project. Topics include:

    -Primordia, including interesting backstory on why Crispin "spins", the voice of Clarity, and what it's like to have people from around the world creating fan art of the game.
    -Some news on Wormwood Studios upcoming projects "Fallen Gods" and "Strangeland".
    -Until I Have You, James' solo-project and a great cyberpunk platformer that pays homage to everything from Strider and other 80's platformers and CP anime like Ghost in the Shell and Akira.
    -James' contributions to Cat Lady and Downfall, and some insight into how lead designer Rem Michalski's often rough experiencing working as a nurse and frequent coffee/smoke breaks helped take Cat Lady to the next level.
    -A wide range of cyberpunk and adjacent films, books, games and anime including Neuromancer, Idoru, Johnny Mnemonic, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, District 9, Perfect Blue, Metal Gear Solid, GITS, BR & BR 2049 (& many more) and the ways in which cyberpunk has been and remains relevant to society, the human (or trans-human) condition, and civilization.
    -Synthwave, and composition (both James and Christian composed the music for their own one-person projects).

    Sorry that some of this interview was washed out by a sudden thunderstorm, drowning out our Greco-Hawaiian cyberpunk insights, like tears in rain...


    Wormwood Studios: wormwoodstudios.com

    Until I Have You: http://untilihaveyou.com/

    James' Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dualnames

    Support Silver Spook Podcasts and Games on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

    Check out the rest of the podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLA7QLc4WB_Feo9QSIX7-To7bCbIygO0o

    Get Neofeud on Itch.io! https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

    Get Neofeud on Steam! http://steamcommunity.com/app/673850

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    Silver Spook Games' next project "Dysmaton": https://silverspook.itch.io/forgotten-city
     
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    My latest artwork on Neofeud 2, the sequel to the dystopian sci-fi adventure!

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    This particular scene is now more-or-less finished up, although it will probably go through another phase of modification when it gets implemented in the AGS game engine.

    In addition, if you follow Neofeud there is a good chance you are a fan of cyberpunk, or dystopian sci-fi, and if so (actually, even if not so) you should definitely check out Altered Carbon. Here's a synopsis of my thoughts: "While Altered Carbon is resleeved in the glitzy robes of Netflix' 190-country spanning 120-million-user imperial protectorate, it manages to lay bare the mutilated corpses, the human fallout of world- assymetrical- and class-warfare."

    I liked Altered Carbon so much, in fact, that I did an hour-long video review split into two sections. The first half is just some immediate reactions, including mentions by folks on Twitter including @IndieGames_Muso and @SomeIndieGames who thought Altered Carbon bore many striking similarities to Neofeud visually and in terms of the world and story. In the second half, I do a slightly deeper dive into specific themes in Altered Carbon as viewed through the lens of cyberpunk.

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    Finally, to learn more about the latest Neofeud 2 artwork, the "Anarcho-Holonistic" concept I'm mulling over the sequel, as well as the art process I used to create this sort of surreal art, have a look at this livestream:

     
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    For Valentines Day here’s what Neofeud might look like as a @SukebanGames VA-11 HALL-A style cyberpunk bartending game. Who should get together in Neofeud 2? Happy waifu shipping! (Plus Neofeud is on Sale on Itch.io :) ) https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

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    If you haven't picked up Neofeud yet or known anyone who might be interested in it or you want to gift it to someone, Neofeud is on sale now till February 20!


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    Also you can now vote for Neofeud for game of the year and several other categories in both the Adventure Game Studio awards and the Adventure Gamers awards!
     
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    Just one more day to get Neofeud 50% off on Steam!
     

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