If you have $4 and like cyberpunk, help me put some food in my kids' mouths!
"This is secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam. Very low-fi art style but the gags are just too good to pass up, and a lot closer to a "real" cyberpunk dystopian future than most favorites of the genre."
Itch: silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/673

"Y’all SERIOUSLY need to play Neofeud

Corporate imperialism, eco-fascism, disability rights, wealth disparity, the school-to-prison pipeline, systemic racism in law enforcement and family law, veteran mental health and poverty....it’s all there" --Steamshovelers

steamshovelers.cool/neofeud/

Neofeud 2 involves massive unionization, revolts in the street for marginalized folks, post-capitalist worker coops, federation of those co-ops, and ultimately world(s)-wide general strikes against cyberpunk dystopian capitalist hellscape. Hope to finish in 2021!

Like but don't got 60 bucks? Wanna support indiedevs that don't crunch workers and exploit marginalized communities? Neofeud is 70% off ($4.50)!
"Secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam."
--Steam Reviewer
Itch: silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/673

What the fuck, Cyberpunk 2077?

"features a rapid onslaught of white and red blinking LEDs, much like the actual device neurologists use in real life to trigger a seizure when they need to trigger one for diagnosis purposes"
gameinformer.com/2020/12/07/cy

The paradox of the cyberpunk present where megacorporations ruin everything with collapse-phase capitalism is they destroy cyberpunk itself by diluting it to meaninglessness for $$$.

My thread of some cyberpunk games that don't crunch their workers for billionaire profit, promote transphobia, and aren't hyper-seizure inducing. twitter.com/SilverSpookGuy/sta

CP 2077 is directionless Dad Rock with a thick candy coating of superficial neon, mohawks, shiny cyborg parts, scrubbed of meaning and 'politics', strewn together as a billionaire private jet payment scam and RP1-esque weapon of mass-distraction to make insulin-rent with Twitch subs, till total neofeudal collapse under mass eviction, pandemic and civil war.

It's distorted non-cyberpunk bread/circus for the in-situ slow-mo apocalypse till Libya-ization of the US.

polygon.com/reviews/22158019/c

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Cyberpunk 2077 is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Party for ex-punks turned Google algo-jockeys, megabank coders, and military-industrial complex digital stormtroopers to pretend they're still fighting oppression while collecting Stratocasters and fat paychecks to ruin the world.

If you don't have unhoused people, trans people, POC (actual struggle, not just skin tone-slider) and other marginalized people & their struggles *centered* in your cyberpunk game, it's disqualified and re-labeled cyberboogie.

Can't seem to shed tears for the two billionaires at CP 2077's CD Projekt, who lost a few million from a 30% stock plummet on egregious glitches, who *still* have superfreighters full of investor $$$, much of which has already been liquidated for mansions and private jets.
Let me brain-mail the black clinic doc to upgrade my cyber-tear ducts. The Weep-o-matik is all drekked up, chummer! ign.com/articles/cd-projekt-re

Refunding Cyberpunk 2077 and buying some non-megacorp sweatshop-made, non-transphobic cyberpunk games is cyberpraxis.

nytimes.com/2020/12/14/technol

Things got more bugs than the reconstituted cockroach prisms in Snowpiercer anyway.

'1870' Reclaims a Cyberpunk Future from Colonial Wreckage - I'll be talking to the creator on Indigenous technology in relation to “cyberpunk” as a genre, autonomy in the digital age, and their games & work. 1870: Cyberpunk Forever is a fantastic anti-colonial cyberpunk experience, highly recommended!
vice.com/en/article/qva8p7/187

If you missed it: from an indigenous Pasifika perspective - my conversation with Umurangi Generation creator
@Veselekov and @dreadconquest
youtube.com/watch?v=Wc77I95CNy

Oops, sorry Cyberpunkers, looks like CDPR might've corpo'd you out of the promised refund. Your money lost, in time, like gamer tears in rain.
ign.com/articles/cyberpunk-207

Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PS4 store.

Neofeud cost 10,000x less to make but runs better than Cyberbug 2077! Megacorporations, everytime, I tell ya! XD

polygon.com/2020/12/17/2218801

'“The owners treat the company as a machine to earn money, and do not see employees as people but more like data in the table,” one former employee [of CD Projekt Red] wrote on the site.'

Class action lawsuits circling CP 2077's creators, total disaster of a release. C-AAA-pitalism at its finest.

nytimes.com/2020/12/19/style/c

"A developer asked whether CD Projekt's directors felt it was hypocritical to make a game about corporate exploitation while expecting that their employees work (14-hour day) overtime. The response was vague and noncommittal."

"cyberPUNK not cyberBOUGIE" Silver Spook songs about giving the finger to capitalist exploitation, shitty real-world megacorps like CD Projekt, transphobia, crunch, 'getting politics/agendas out of muh games', etc...
silverspook.bandcamp.com/album
Merry non-specified end-of-year holidays, help us pay bills!

"X is too 'on the nose'" is centering cishetero / white / colonizer comfort and dismissing the suffering of the oppressed, and the truth, in art. You want a dystopian hellscape? Keeping transphobes, colonizers comfortable is how you get one.

"Arkansas has become the first state to ban health care for trans youth."
nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/ar

Representing marginalized groups, not being transphobic, worker-owned game coops, and dealing with the actual cyberdystopian hellscape of the present - Making Better Cyberpunk - Silver Spook Live youtu.be/k_j6oplC_wc

@TruculentSheep I give it 2 billionaires out of 10 (CD Projekt's two joint-CEOs)

@silverspookgames

What, you mean a big budget, AAA Video Game **doesn't** challenge the status quo?!?!?!!!??

@silverspookgames Find my own Tear-Ducto-Matics oddly malfunctioning right now.

@silverspookgames

Genuinely curious, I haven’t gotten to play the new cyberpunk much at all and am hearing a lot in the last two days about it being transphobic. What exactly has been going there?

@silverspookgames Thanks for the links, I’m out of the loop and I’ll give em a read

@silverspookgames
"If your life depended on it, could you approach an indigenous community and worldview without being an asshole?"

... There's this research that shows people have a bias where they try really hard to think of themselves as good people... and that means, I can't trust any answer to that question I might come up with...

(It is a question that can only be answered by others)

@silverspookgames Echo @chaomodus with thanks for the change to hear from Pasifika voices. Two dudes from Aotearoa - awesome to hear their input! Thanks, dude!

@silverspookgames see this was a depiction of how these corporations in the future exploit-

@silverspookgames

Meanwhile, CDPR has pulled the excellent Taiwanese horror game, Devotion, from GOG.com, presumably to ensure Cyberpunk 2077 isn't banned on the Chinese mainland.

It's less a AAA game now, and more a catalogue of cringe.

eurogamer.net/articles/2020-12

@silverspookgames It's sad, because there's clearly been some good work put in by people who genuinely give a shit, but they've been utterly fucked over by the management.

@silverspookgames there is so much to unpack here.
Ultimately, I feel sorry for the employees who were just doing their jobs - with many free extra hours during crunch I assume - and now risk being jobless and get threats on the internet on top of it!
I have been told that the game, when you ignore bugs, is beautiful, and I am sad that the beauty, a product of hard work and passion, will be lost in a sea of launch issues.

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