TODAY: Live interview with Rich Metson, creator of Off Grid, a game in which data is your most powerful weapon
Today at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 8pm UTC, Pursuance tech lead Steve Phillips will be interviewing indie game developer Rich Metson about a fascinating new video game that he and his team are developing called Off Grid -- a game in which data is your most powerful weapon, and in which Pursuance shall make an appearance!
Join us in a discussion about privacy, surveillance, the future of activism, and the power of story-telling through gaming.
About Rich Metson
Rich is co-founder of Semaeopus, a small but mighty, award winning indie games studio, named one of the CE50 Top 50 creative and innovative companies in England. Rich has a diverse background, having started out welding sculpture for world renowned artists he went on to work as a technical artist in Film and TV, as a freelance animator and Unity developer, and an assistant producer at BBC Worldwide Games. Rich has guest lectured at two of the UK’s top creative universities, Central Saint Martins and the National Film and Television School. His writing and commentary on politics, art and the future of videogames is published in the Computer Games Journal.
More About Off Grid
Data is your most powerful weapon. Stealth and hack your way through an Orwellian conspiracy.
"There are dark and greedy forces creeping into our everyday lives. The internet as we know it is under threat. This is not fiction, this is the world we live in… Prism, Facebook, CISPA, SOPA, PIPA, The Patriot Act, the internet in a suitcase, mesh networks, the Arab Spring, Occupy, Anonymous, Bitcoin."
Off Grid is an adventure, satire and stealth game about a mishap antihero. You play an everyman pencil pusher, who is oblivious to the city's prying and spying, corporate-sponsored government until a series of dark events unfold.
The contemporary storyline mirrors real-world events surrounding data privacy, and gameplay utilizes unique mechanics that allow you to manipulate the world and people around you with the data they unwittingly leave behind.
To watch this interview live, visit our Kickstarter campaign homepage at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 8pm UTC, which you can find at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/85883596/barrett-browns-pursuance-project .