A downloadable 199X microgame

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Better living through artificial intelligence… a dream for the future turned into an all-too-real nightmare with the shutdown of NextGen’s new arcology on its opening weekend. Intended to house 253,000 souls in an enclosed corporate city, it’s now instead become the playground of a newborn digital god: HELIX. Two weeks in, your impromptu crew might be the only people left with a hope of escape – but those who dare to delve deep into the Helix Spire may find impossible horrors and wonders alike waiting for them.

This is a future where megabytes are precious and lives are cheap.

199X: SHUTDOWN is a retro-throwback cyberpunk microgame using Jason Tocci's 24XX system. You play as troubleshooters trapped within the Helix Spire Arcology, fighting to survive the whims of a mad AI with your cybernetic Hardware, hacking Software, and human wits. For those who brave the bloody depths of synthetic horror, Wonders crafted by HELIX's own silicon mind await - powerful and valuable.

199X: SHUTDOWN a fully-functional standalone game, but is meant to also function as part of a larger cyberpunk toolkit alongside 199X: COMPLEX and 199X: INFEST; refer to those games if you want additional player options and further setting information.

Cover design and layout by Minerva McJanda. Base cover image credit to Viktor Jakovlev.

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorThursday Garreau
Tags24xx, arcology, Cyberpunk, Horror

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