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Thanks a lot CaptainD!

First up, Neofeud is 50% off on  Itch.io and Steam right now! All revenue from sales of Neofeud (I am the writer/artist/programmer/etc.. all the money goes to me) is going to go straight into cleaning our water catchment tubes which are full of leaves, and so the water comes out the color of pee and smells like old dogs when we wash our clothes, lol. :) ;_;

I'm also relying on revenue from Neofeud 1 to complete Neofeud 2. So every purchase of Neofeud 1 goes to crowdfund the second!

If you've already got Neofeud, you can also get the Neofeud short story collection here: Silverspook.itch.io

And you can get the Neofeud soundtrack, winner of "Best Music 2017" in the AGS awards, on Itchor over here on Bandcamp: Silverspook.bandcamp.com

Next, here are some of the latest work-in-progress screenshots from Neofeud 2:

I will be livestreaming some work on Neofeud 2 at 12 PM Pacific time this Sunday! Come stop by and say hi, especially if you are an indie dev, as I like to give shout outs to fellow creators. :)

Next, here's my reaction to Cyberpunk 2077, including my analysis of the term "cyberpunk", and what makes a work cyberpunk on three different levels - surface, substance, and true cyberpunk.

Also, myself and Neofeud were recently featured in a Polygon article! Polygon is one of the largest game and media sites, so this is pretty cool! :)

"Christian Miller released Neofeud, which melds politics and social ideas in a cyberpunk world. He says the way big companies address divisive issues is 'a little a silly. They want to say, "we’re just making fun entertainment." It’s disingenuous'"

In light of recent events in the US, in particular the horrific events happening at the border, I do think it's worth noting that these sorts of human rights violations have been going on for some time. The soul of Neofeud was about me expressing my experiences as a POC growing up in an American ghetto, then working as a STEM teacher and social worker for underserved youth in the inner-city, trying to keep kids off drugs and out of gangs - many of them homeless, parentless, and immigrants.

This review goes into some of the more intense subjects dealt with in Neofeud, in particular, the abuse and separation of children from parents in non-white, poor, immigrant communities, and the complex situations that end in every day people doing horrible things to others. How people rationalize it, and how society, in particular the state and corporate powers that benefit from the abuse, cover up the ugly dystopian reality. Steamshovelers.cool  In addition, here's an interview I did with Eric Meyer of Indiegraze, going more in depth into my personal story and the making of Neofeud.

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Ok here's my full William Gibson interview! 

An illuminating deep-dive into "cyberpunk" and the atemporal torch-passing of subversive sci-fi mindfuckery from British New Wave to CP to Black Mirror and Ned Beauman.

Topics include: -cyberpunk as co-optable movement vs subversive tendency  -misfit matchmaking on the WGB -Ray Bradbury in sleeveless jean jackets  -the evolution of the semiotics and culture of cyberpunk -techno-shintoism and Buddhist robotic dog burials -the inside-scoop on Johnny Mnemonic -and more, from the master himself!

Hi yokoxyy, thanks very much for buying Neofeud. Sorry that you had trouble running it, though!

Do you have Gatekeeper or any sort of anti-malware that might interfere? I heard one Mac user had to set Gatekeeper to allow apps to start from anywhere (temporarily) or Neofeud wouldn't load.

You may also want to try this:

There is a problem in Wineskin GPU detection code with High Sierra changes.
By default your wrappers may crash or fail to launch.
Currently you can work around this by launching Wineskin.app, going to Set Screen Options, and uncheck the Auto Detect GPU for Direct 3D option, and the wrapper should work normally.

http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-view_blog_post.php?postId=87


This thread may also be helpful Mac: https://itch.io/post/342870

Please let me.know if you still have trouble, and thanks again!

-Christian

Just interviewed William Gibson, the godfather of cyberpunk, and some might argue the internet itself! The future is unevenly distributed, but the author of Neuromancer et al. has graciously fenced some atemporal sci-fi-continuum to Silver Spook!

The podcast will be coming to my Youtube Channel here: http://youtube.com/twiliteminotaur

Thanks a lot pitepera for the kind feedback. :)
Still working hard on Neofeud 2, doing a lot of writing recently. It's coming as soon as humanly possible!

This looks really interesting! Huge cyberpunk fan here, and I will be keeping a close eye on this. Will give it a try when I get a chance.

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The Neofeud Soundtrack, winner of  "Best Music" award in the AGS Awards 2017 is now available on Itch! :D  It is also on sale right now!

The Neofeud soundtrack consists of 46 tracks clocking in at 2 1/2 hours of music. It was composed by Christian Miller, the one-person developer of Neofeud. Inspired by everything from Bladerunner synthscapes to 80's 8-bit nostalgia, from orchestral grandeur to machine-raging rock and industrial, the Neofeud soundtrack reflects the stratified cyberpunk world of the game itself.

Neofeud - Full Game

Track list: 

  • 1. Krome Street 05:11 
  • 2. The Six Billion Dollar Baller 03:26  
  •  3. Neofeud Title Theme 03:24  
  •  4. Neofeudal Machination 04:23  
  •  5. The Zenith 04:15 
  •  6. Coastlandia 03:03  
  •  7. Sentient Services Fight 01:50  
  •  8. Terrestrial Blues 03:08  
  •  9. Sunshine Apartments 03:32  
  •  10. EXTerror 02:40  
  •  11. Robopocalypse 01:00  
  •  12. Humanoids 03:25  
  •  13. Leviathan Cometh 04:03  
  •  14. The Garden of Forking Paths 05:31  
  •  15. Attack of the SWAT 02:05  
  •  16. The Arcade 04:42  
  •  17. Arcade Tense 02:12  
  •  18. Arcade Interrogation 01:18  
  •  19. Superposition 05:49  
  •  20. Renegade Time Travellers 06:12  
  •  21. Death of the Creator 05:32  
  •  22. Memories of the Maker 02:57  
  •  23. Attack of the Artist 00:31  
  •  24. The Stratoplex 04:47  
  •  25. The Iconoclast Queen 03:20  
  •  26. The Whole Truth 03:12  
  •  27. Coastlandia Sleuthing 04:36  
  •  28. General Coch-Jobbs 01:07  
  •  29. Big Trouble In High City 01:03  
  •  30. Flight of the Overthrowers 00:30  
  •  31. Apocalypse Soon 02:22  
  •  32. Goertzel's Revenge 00:56 
  •  33. Duel of the Nephilim 01:11  
  •  34. Oasis Country Club 06:08  
  •  35. The Fulcrum 03:33 
  •  36. Fulcrum Fight 01:10  
  •  37. The Purple King 00:23  
  •  38. The King Is Dead 01:17  
  •  39. Coup d'Etat 00:59  
  •  40. The Facility 04:57  
  •  41. Welcome to The Garden 03:19  
  •  42. Paranormal Cell 03:49  
  •  43. Ghost Dawg In The Machine 04:26  
  •  44. Beginning Of The End 03:50  
  •  45. Proto-J's Sacrifice 00:47  
  •  46. Neofeud for The Throne 03:39   
  •  47. Arcade Showdown 04:42

So first up: 


And here is the continuation of my tutorial of how to put together this cyberpunk city scene in AGS with animations! 

Silver Spook Live At The AGS Awards! (Neofeud for GOTY! :)

I will be livestreaming the Adventure Game Studio Awards this Saturday March 24th at 20:00 CET from my Youtube channel with live commentary. :)  Neofeud has been nominated for seven awards including Game of The Year, Best Writing, Best Art, Best Characters. I hear the voting was extremely close, so it's anybody's competition, though. :)

In addition, here's the latest stream where I celebrate St. Patricks St. William Gibson's Day and do some live adding of characters to Neofeud 2 and dialog writing. Special guest Mrs. Silver Spook makes a cameo appearance and also does some live improv voice acting for the characters as well!

Neofeud bilboard ad or Blader inner style projected on the side of a skyscraper like the geisha. :)

Work-in-progress on a Neofeud 2 character design, "Egalite Enforcer". (She's not a giant robot, just trying to see how she blends color/value wise into the scene :) ) 

Neofeud 2: Novus Ordo Seclorum city in progress! I spent about 16 hours straight painting this and not quite done! DX But I am at least not beating myself up over having writer/painters block with this scene for about a week. Which sucks when you're the only person on the dev team, as you can't blame the slow progress on anyone else!

If you'd like to support this one-dev cyberpunk adventure game being completed, please consider getting Neofeud 1.  :) https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud  There is also Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

Greenscraper autonomous aircar system test! :D (From the sequel to #Neofeud) 

Here's the latest stream episode, where I delve into my art process, show some of the latest material on Neofeud 2, talk about the podcasts and feature some music by Primordia's James Spanos, Dimi Kaye, and my friend Scott Smigiel!

The Silver Spook Podcast has also been featured on the front page of Exilian, an awesome democratically-run online community! https://exilian.co.uk/index.php 

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

Check out the website: http://silverspookgames.com

Silver Spook Games Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silverspookgames/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilvrSpookGames

Silver Spook Games' next project "Dysmaton": https://silverspook.itch.io/forgotten-city

Come one come all!  It will be streamed from my Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/twiliteminotaur

I think they have great leadership and a great philosophy! And certain design decisions (like giving creators more control over how their content is displayed, being very indie-friendly, etc.) have helped a lot.

I really hope Itch keeps growing, it's my favorite game distribution platform.

No problem! I'm glad that solution got Neofeud working for you. Thanks again for buying the game!

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OK, thanks for the info. I will look into this. Do you have Gatekeeper or any sort of anti-malware that might interfere? I heard one Mac user had to set Gatekeeper to allow apps to start from anywhere (temporarily) or it wouldn't load.

You may also want to try this:

There is a problem in Wineskin GPU detection code with High Sierra changes.
By default your wrappers may crash or fail to launch.
Currently you can work around this by launching Wineskin.app, going to Set Screen Options, and uncheck the Auto Detect GPU for Direct 3D option, and the wrapper should work normally.

http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-view_blog_post.php?postId=87

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No problem! Hm, I'm not sure that I have seen that error before, but what kind of system are you running this on? Also, at what point does this error happen, like right when you try to start the game?  There is some more troubleshooting help over here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/673850/discussions/0/1474222595293314624/

One thing you could try doing is changing some of the settings, like the video driver, resolution etc.

Hi Stavros,

Sorry about that! I have updated the page with a new demo download that should work for you. Use the first demo option (1 GB). 

Thanks for your interest in Neofeud! -Christian

Today's stream, shortly after receiving, "BALLISTIC MISSILE ALERT: SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!" on my phone this morning.

Hi, sorry about that! Yes you will get a Steam key. Check again and let me know if you're unable to get the key or it doesn't work.

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It was a real treat to finally get to talk to the head of Wadjet Eye Games that published several of the games that got me interested in point-and-click adventures and inspired to create my own!


In this episode, Christian "Silver Spook" Miller talks to Dave Gilbert, head of Wadjet Eye Games, adventure game publisher of the Blackwell Series, Technobabylon, Primordia, Gemini Rue, Resonance, Shardlight, and their newest upcoming game, "Unavowed". Topics include:

-Unavowed, the next Wadjet Eye game featuring a new dark urban fantasy world, original story, and five party members. -The entire Wadjet Eye Games catalog, and the strengths of each developer. -The evolution of the indie game industry over the 12 years of WEG's existence. -The finer points of voice acting, writing, game design, game art -Running an indie game company while being a husband and parent, balancing / interweaving of personal life and game dev. -Dave being a merciless self-critic of his own games as Christian plays Angel's Advocate. -Top-secret literary references in the Blackwell Series, revealed!

Unavowed is coming in 2018, do consider adding it to your Steam Wishlist! http://store.steampowered.com/app/336140/Unavowed/

Dave Gilbert's / WEG Twitter: https://twitter.com/WadjetEyeGames

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

Check out the website: http://silverspookgames.com

Silver Spook Games Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silverspookgames/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilvrSpookGames

Yeah looks like it works. :) Thanks for jumping in the stream, good times, and with a cameo from Mrs. Silver Spook as well! Congrats again on getting the game done and it was a lot of fun to play! Even more fun to stream, I think!

Neofeud, a cyberpunk adventure and one of the Top 100 indie games of 2017 on IndieDB is now available on the Mac! https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

I'm happy to have my first commercial game (Neofeud) published on Itch.io first! Thanks Itch, and best wishes for the site in 2018!

Congrats on getting Captain Disaster out! It looks really fantastic and it's obvious a lot of hard work and passion went into this project. :)

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Also, Neofeud is 40% off if you're looking for a Christmas present for that special misanthropic cyberspace cowboy/girl in your life!

Happy Cyberpunk Holidays! May your dystopian reality be slightly less grim for the next few weeks. :)

Come hang out on Saturday for the Holiday Livestream! :)

Also, 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!  

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!

It's a great video series so far, very funny and enjoyable generally. :)

Space Quest Historian site: https://spacequesthistorian.com/

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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Hey guys, my game that I released to Itch.io this March, Neofeud, made it to the top 100 Indie Games of the Year! Thanks everyone for your votes and support if you did, and thanks Itch.io for being a great platform; I released Neofeud to Itch first and it is still my favorite. Neofeud can now use your vote again in the final round for ultimate indie of the year on IndieDB! You can learn more about the game, and also vote through the following link: http://www.indiedb.com/games/neofeud 

Hey guys, if you played and liked Neofeud, please consider voting for it "Indie of the Year"on IndieDB! If you haven't played it yet, Neofeud is on sale right now on Itch!

You can also support Silver Spook Games (me) and future games through my Patreon site!

In addition to working on Dysmaton, Neofeud II, and an as-yet unnanounced Deus Ex-1 like game (which you can learn a bit more about by becoming a patron!), I've also been trying my hand at some game journalism through the Silver Spook Podcast, and I've been livestreaming about once a week.  Here is the most recent podcast featuring Jonas Waever of The Nameless Mod:

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"Neofeud's is a much more complex world than what is shown in Blade Runner, which inspires, and this game also poses itself as a more in-depth and realistic reflection of the dilemma insinuated by the replicants."

"From the point of view of music and dubbing Neofeud has nothing to envy of major titles"

Man I wish I spoke better Spanish 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 films of the past few decades.

https://nerdando.com/2017/12/04/neofeud-unavventura-cyberpunk-profonda-e-retro/

Pretty cool idea! 

I'm not sure but I'm pretty sure I didn't add any keys there. I did try entering the in the url for my steam store in the section that says:

App store links
If your project is available on any other stores we'll link to it.

But then that didn't seem to show a link. Thanks for fixing the game state though. 

Hi, I noticed that under the purchase buttons on some game pages, it says, "Your purchase comes with a Steam key. " However, I don't remember enabling that, and I can't figure out what button or setting disables and enables that sentence. Thanks!