NEOFEUD IS A TOP 100 FINALIST FOR BEST INDIE GAME OF THE YEAR! Please vote for Neofeud near the top of this page!

If you haven't played it yet, you can find Neofeud on Itch.io Silverspook.itch.io or on Steam!

Here is some background on the game:

"The art, writing, programming and music* of Neofeud was created by one person, Christian Kealoha Miller, also known as 'Silver Spook'. He also performed half of the voice acting. Christian is a Native Hawaiian, born and raised in Hawaii. Neofeud is a Dystopic Cyberpunk adventure game in the vein of Blade Runner, but with an overlay of Game of Thrones-like political intrigue, and 1366x768, hand-painted, stylized visuals.

The art, stories and gameplay of Neofeud are a reflection of my experiences as a STEM teacher for the underserved youth of Honolulu's inner city. Teaching robotics, programming, and sustainability is an often difficult, stressful, and even Kafka-esque endeavor -- being in one of the richest, most beautiful places on Earth, yet dealing with families with working parents, who are living out of a van, or sleeping on the street. It is hard trying to keep the kids out of gangs, off of drugs, and on a path towards better opportunities, such as the ones I had growing up in a slum area of paradise while going to an upscale private school. I made Neofeud to be a fun and engaging game in and of itself, but I also wanted the player to think about the society in which we live, as well as the one which we may be heading toward if nothing is done."

Here's a roundup of some of the articles this year on Neofeud:

Read the rest of this article from Native Hawaiian Print Pubication, the Ka Wai Ola.

"A Diamond Of Storytelling In The Scrap Pile... The characters of Neofeud are developed so much more than characters in nearly any other game I've recently played" --Sprites And Dice

"'Cyberpunk-Fueled Noir.' Reminiscent of Beneath a Steel Sky and I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream... The art, gameplay, music and story come together to deliver a solid game." --Indie Ranger

“An ambitious, atmospheric cyberpunk scenario and essentially the work of a single person (voice acting excluded). Oh, and it might also be one of the best adventure games I have played in a while... The world building is something else. It has a thickness, a density to it." --IndieGames.com

"This spectacular and complex story will take at least 12 hours to play through, and the writing is excellent and enjoyable." --3rd Strike

"Science fiction at its most raw and visceral... Neofeud doesn't shy away from uncomfortable subject matter. It gave me chills and made my stomach roll... It made me uncomfortable to listen to and watch…but that is the entire point. I can't turn a blind eye in the game, and I certainly can't turn a blind eye in real life." --Steamshovelers

"An immersive cyberpunk adventure game... Echoes of H.R. Giger and William Gibson... [Christian Miller] knows what makes a quality game." --Brandon C. Hovey

"I loved the quirky but fantastic hand-painted visuals, the gruff, cynical humour." --Gaming Respawn

Here's one of my favorite Neofeud reviews from Steam user Jungle.James who really went deep into the larger ideas explored in Neofeud, and seems to have really 'got' what I was aiming for with this cautionary tale:

Neofeud is the most visionary game on Steam evocative of the creator's passion, sparing what Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain could have been. Never have I seen a game produced by such a small studio translate a vision so well.

It is a point and click adventure game wherein each line of dialogue is voice acted, and each scene has a MSPaint charm while expressing pure imagination, for example a chateau's ceiling where there is a painting of nearly infinite patterns, reflecting the royal's fascination with the godhead of technological transcendence.

In sum, Neofeud considers the following:

- UBI controlled slums filled with transgenic and outdated synthetics / androids deemed non-sentients and refuse.
- DRM cigarettes.
- Hypermodernity through a Baudrillardian simulation and simulacra of "consensus reality" interested rulers.
- The sythesis of the contemporary prison and military industrial complexes.
- Scepticism of the motives from those like Elon Musk who promote optimal adjustments to capitalism or late stage capitalism. Authenticity in social movements and how they're frequently co-opted; references to Public Enemy vs Kanye West.
- What dwells in the abyss that is the coming convergence of science, technology, and society.

If any of those topics interest you on a philosophical, economic, or social level and would like those topics paired with often times silly voice acting (for the better overall end results), please play Neofeud.

edit: A lot of soul went into this project, and it shows.

And here are a few more interviews I did surrounding the game:

A discussion on games, gaming and life with Christian Miller ( talking with Brandon C. Hovey)

Another interview with Erik Meyer of IndieGraze

And here is one final review by Fitz (Talos voice actor and a cool creative guy generally) on the also cool site of CaptainD (I am a Patreon of his!):

"The soundtrack -- created by Silver Spook himself -- consists of various flavors of electronica; an obvious choice, given the futuristic setting. And indeed it fits in perfectly. It's minimalistic when it needs to emphasize the dreariness of the slum world. Action sequences, in turn, are punctuated by a pounding beat -- whereas a distorted piano plano creates a watercolor-like backdrop to some of the game's most powerful moments of existential reverie. As mentioned already, the game is a full talkie. It's something that's expected of a modern game -- but the workload and the quality are actually impressive."


And here is Christian performing "Proto-J", a short story set in the world of Neofeud. The story is performed in the voice of the character whom Christian voice-acts in the game.

You can find more short stories in The Neofeud Short Story Collection

Here are some of my other projects:

Terminus Machina: a Deus Ex total conversion

Dysmaton - a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk adventure (in development)

And finally, here is a hangout with a bunch of the folks who helped make Neofeud possible, including my long-time patrons Deborah Dunaway and Scott Smigiel. Deborah also voice acted several characters in the game. Chris R. Smith and Brandon C. Hovey, two great voice talents are also present. The other major voice actors and actresses who couldn't make it were Amayirot Akago and Mrs. Silver Spook / Holly The Robot.

(*I created 43 out of the 45 songs of the Neofeud soundtrack, the other two were by Scott Smigiel. he created many more, but due to changes I made later in the game, I only ended using a couple -- my bad. However, the tracks themselves were great, and you should go and check his stuff out!)








We're a little volunteer army working out of Section 8 and plumbing-free microhomes, so please consider a little donation! You'll receive the shoutout as an official "Neofeud" patron and receive the backstage-pass to our latest material.

Big, huge thank you to our patrons thus far. Neofeudal Lords and Ladies:

Bill Meikle, Ian Ruotsala AKA 'Xenophile', 'Minxilla', Noirjyre, and Benjamin Penney.

Also check out the Neofeud Short Story Collection!

"In a dystopian future, the one-percent hover in glimmering golden sky-castles above a wasteland of destitution. A young 'low-born' seamstress' only chance to go from Cinderella rags to Kardashian riches is to be 'noticed' in a cosplayer competition, and to marry a ultra-wealthy prince or be picked up for a TV show by a megacorporation -- all while dealing with poor body-image and self-esteem issues, resulting from a society that doesn't need or want her.

A sentient machine, one of millions of 'defective prototypes' mass-produced by tech-giants, winds up in a 'machine prison' due to 'substrate profiling' -- robot is the new 'black'. He's beaten, abused, and finally teams up with the robo-convicts to jailbreak from the supermax facility.

Neofeud is a cautionary tale, a dark vision of where we may all be heading very soon, if we aren't careful. This series of short stories is set in the world of "Neofeud", a dystopic adventure game."

Proto-J: AKA The Six Billion Dollar Baller

A cyberpunk short story set in the world of Neofeud.

(caution: extreme language)



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Full-disclosure: I really need the money to fix my time machine.

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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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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!

Neofeud was nominated in the 2017 Adventure Game Studio Awards for:

  • Best Game
  • Best Writing,
  • Best Character,
  • Best Music and Sound,
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Character Art,
  • Best Voice Acting

Thanks everyone who voted! I'm really honored to be up for any awards in this awesome engine that was used to produce such great games as Primordia, Technobabylon, Cat Lady, and the Blackwell Series. It's great to be among good company this year including Captain Disaster and Legend of Hand as well! I'm however very thankful that Wadjet Eye Games and Wormwood Studios didn't release anything in 2017 to give Neofeud a better chance! (You can find out more about Wadjet Eye and Wormwood's upcoming releases in the Silver Spook Podcast, though!)


Speaking of the Silver Spook Podcast, I just recently finished having a very deep and insightful conversation with Sophia Park of about her awesome and thought-provoking cyberpunk game "Localhost" in which you must convince artificial intelligences to let you delete them as part of your job. Look out for it on the next Silver Spook podcast! Youtube.com

Next up, 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! Silverspook.itch.io

Here is a more updated (almost) finished version of that earlier artwork from the sequel to Neofeud, in the works! 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.

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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Neofeud is 40% Off On Steam + Thanks For Voting!

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joey4track
joey4track

Wow, the song in the trailer is amazing! Who did the soundtrack?

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Hi Joey, thanks! I did everything from the art, programming writing, half the voice acting, and most of the soundtrack (43 out of 45 songs). It was a lot of work!

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

The soundtrack actually comes free with the game right now (with the bonus content) until June 13!

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Guest
Guest

Wow, I bet! Nice job :)

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FastGamerr
FastGamerr

Major congrats for releasing the game, SilverSpook! :] A stellar achievement all around.

Gave you a bit o' signal boost at the OTP forums too! Offtopicproductions.com

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Thanks so much FastGamerr! I'm just glad that it didn't take decades... ;)

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bhovey90
bhovey90

Check out the interview I did with SilverSpook! Brandonchovey.net

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TheVoiceActor
TheVoiceActor

Just messaged you. Check your Inbox. :)

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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Thanks :)

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FenderXT
FenderXT

WOW, this looks really nice! Hope you make a demo for Mac too when u make the demo. Love to try this game out soon.
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SilverSpook Creator
SilverSpook

Thanks man! I'll see about getting a Mac port if possible. Perhaps if there's an easy way to do that with Adventure Game Studio soon, I'll try to get the Mac version out the same time.

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FenderXT
FenderXT

NicE!

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