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What Spycursion Can Become

Can I speak freely for a minute? Marketing your own game sucks. It especially sucks when you’re an indie studio, and it sucks even more when your game is shaping up to be as ambitious as Spycursion. The last thing we want to do is promise features that end up being outside the scope of what our Kickstarter revenue will allow. And yet, I believe that for Spycursion to reach its full potential, our fans and supporters (that’s you!) have to understand what that potential is.

So, rather than the overly conservative details we’ve been putting out, in this post I’d like to give you a glimpse inside my mind (careful, it’s a scary place) at the other end of the spectrum — the level 100 version of Spycursion. Please, treat this post not as information, but as inspiration. If you just want to know what Spycursion will look like when it launches, you probably want to skip this one.


In addition to the core details we’ve already mentioned…

  • Simulated economic, business, and political systems, centered around technology and security.
    • Market fluctuations, of stocks and cryptocurrencies, based on player activity, missions, and random world events.
    • Run your own corporation, by yourself or with other players. Do business legally or illegally, but don’t get caught!
      • If you do, you’ll go to prison and have to break out, or convince someone on the outside to break you out.
    • Alternatively, you could just blackmail a politician to get the laws changed in your favor…
      • … or hack the laws themselves, which are implemented as smart contracts…
      • … or become a politician yourself, if you’re famous enough.
  • Spycraft like in the movies (and hopefully better).
    • Need to follow someone? Hack their phone and watch their GPS…
      • … or do it indirectly by hacking security cameras in the area…
      • … or do it the old-fashioned way and hire informants.
    • Got a tough corporate target to crack? Try buying a phone, filling it with malware, and mailing it to the company to attack their Wi-Fi.
    • Drones. Because of course.
  • Learn the ins and outs of software security.
    • Open-source Slang software can be audited by players for security holes…
      • … but even proprietary software can be fuzzed.
    • Security holes can be found as random world events, in which case they’ll be publicized.
      • Or they can be found by another player, in which case, they can do what they please…
    • Be careful with software you find out in the game world. You never know what kind of backdoors it might contain.

As we’ve mentioned before, our ability to level Spycursion up to 100 depends entirely on you. If you’d like to help with that, please start by joining our mailing list! You should see a subscription form at the bottom of this post.