Terminus Machina - CyberPUNK Dystopia Vol 1!
The first part of the Terminus Machina Story Collection is now out!
Written by Christian Kealoha Miller, the Native Hawaiian creator of the cyberpunk hellscape Neofeud (Top 25 Cyberpunk Games in GamersDecide, Top 100 Indie Games of 2017 on IndieDB), Terminus Machina is a play-by-play examination of a very real and dark near-future, but one which offers a glimmer of hope, however slim.
The Future. If the climate apocalypse after 2030 doesn't get us, there's the economic collapse to worry about, or maybe the rising fascism. But hey, maybe green tech 'market solutions' will fix things? Perhaps benevolent ultrasmart God-AI will run the world on an even keel? Maybe the liberals will right the tipping ship of hypercapitalist neoliberalism? Or at worst, the Illuminati AKA League of Evil Asshole Masterminds will manage the clockwork Earth from the shadows, however dark?
Nope. Just a lot of buggy paramilitary drones blowing up schools, incompetent elite wrecking the planet with endless environmental, economic, financial crises, and mass unemployment as robots shove workers out of offices and into endless breadlines run out of bread in bankrupt states. Yeah, it's a mess.
Rag-tag groups of hacktivists, freedom fighters and radicals square off against a ruthless, AI-driven merger of police state and surveillance capitalism. World Class War immolates the planet and ultrarich-controlled death machines slaughter all resistance, burn crops and bomb water treatment facilities under media blackout from San Francisco to Mumbai.
But what do alcoholics anonymous and preventing mass-extermination of everyone and everything who isn't a billionaire have in common? The first step is facing who you really are, and what you've become. And as painful and hopeless as it is, you must fight world-ending fascism not because you will win, but because fighting fascism is the right thing to do.
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