Shadows of London

Session 1
The style, concept and visuals of cyberpunk

The Notion of Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk is a postmodern science fiction genre noted for its focus on “high tech and low life.” It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Cyberpunk plots often center on a conflict among hackers, artificial intelligences, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than the far-future settings or galactic vistas found in novels such as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation or Frank Herbert’s Dune.

The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to be marked by extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its creators (“the street finds its own uses for things”).
Much of the genre’s atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction.

Whenever you feel ready to move on to the next segment, click on Session 2

View
Session 2

Check the Beacon of London

london-futuristic-1.jpg

Check the following web page:

http://seindorf.wix.com/thebeaconoflondon

This is an official guide to all things related to London 2068. It’s updated regularly and helps tourists, businessmen (and other kinds of non-lawful people) understand what comes and goes in the setting.

Make sure to check all the timeline events on the lower section of the page. All of the events are important and relevant to the story.

The regulations section will help you understand the most common rules and restrictions in the city (some of them are national restrictions)

What perspective is portrayed on the web? Are all kinds of thoughts, cultures and personalities represented in its content? Do you consider it biased or uptight? Is it trustworthy?

Whenever you feel ready to move on to take the next step, click on Session 3

View
Session 3

The British Telecommunications Grid

techno_wallpaper_2_0_hd_by_gredius-d5o48do.jpg

Read this presentation carefully for it presents a different point of view and different interactions

The BTG

Whenever you feel ready to move on to the next segment, click on Session 4

View
Session 4

Test your knowledge

Download the following file and play it in full-screen mode

Running in the Shadows

Whenever you feel ready to take the next step, click on Session 5

View
Session 5

Activity

(this is a videogame ad, the date it describes doesn’t match the one in the campaing or locations, but it still represents the concept story and style)

  1. Click on “become a fan”, the blue logo located on the right of the Front Page
  2. Register on Obsidian Portal, in case you haven’t done it yet, on the upper left side of the screen, you can use your Facebook, Google or Twitter account for that matter (your profile and name here can be changed later for privacy).
  3. Click on me, user Cavalier, to contact me and to show me you’re an user now. That way, I’ll be able to send you the invitation for Shadows of London. As soon as you accept it, you can add some content to the page and participate in the forums.
  4. Create a character for the adventure: the character must have a name, picture, description and bio which match the setting and the ideas you have seen on the previous sessions of Shadows of London.
  5. The description and bio must be at least two paragraphs-long. You can follow the examples of some base characters seen on the “Characters” tab on the left menu.
  6. Save the changes.
View

I'm sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Please upgrade your browser or install Chrome or Firefox to enjoy the full functionality of this site.