Concept game to showcase War on Games Studios
In an era where unity was a tapestry woven by the threads of 25 distinct factions, one might believe tranquility had finally descended upon humanity. But it was the year 2047 when the whispers of discontent echoed louder than ever. A malevolent virus, indifferent to the consequences of its rampage, relentlessly seared through the verdant landscapes, leaving behind only ashes of our once abundant food resources.
Wildlife, our erstwhile companions, had now become an ethereal memory; the virus left nothing but the ruins of the lush vegetation they once inhabited. Yet, humans, the quintessential survivors, managed to hold their ground, only to be presented with a conundrum more dire than the one they had braved.
The echoes of peace, meticulously forged through laborious efforts, were now being drowned in the growing clamor of extremists. Earth, once a generous host, now found her booming population too heavy a burden. The chasm between those who toiled and those who profited, since time immemorial, was now further widened by the scarcity of food, sparking unrest amongst the people.
As the virus held the world in its venomous grip, food supplies continued to dwindle, threatening the survival of even half the global population. It was under such dire circumstances that the high-ranking officials of each faction united, pledging their allegiance to a cause dedicated to ensuring every soul under their care had enough food. The course of action they chose was war, but nuclear weapons, those monstrous harbingers of absolute destruction, were kept at bay, for now.
While half the factions rallied under Kraven Meco, the scarred leader of the EQual None (EQN) movement, the rest sought refuge under Zen-Po’s guidance, the venerable leader of the Rectification For Lives (RFL) movement. Kraven, a former spy whose history of torture had led him to hide his scars behind a mask, was a symbol of strength. His movement sought to ensure the survival of the fittest amidst humanity’s struggle.
On the other hand, Zen-Po, a blind war master, propagated the philosophy that birth circumstances were no impediment to mastery, as he led his faction towards the fight for life’s equality.
However, in the middle of these polarities stood a faction led by Mathew Ertz, the scientist who held a beacon of peace in one hand and a shield to defend it in the other. The Mathew Ertz Peace (MEP) movement, with its avant-garde technology, was the world’s pre-war elite. Their mission, a quest to deploy technology for accelerating food development and thwarting the looming war.
As a player, you are parachuted into this tumultuous scenario, just as the battle drums begin to rumble. Zen-Po and Kraven Meco, both vying for your allegiance, covet your expertise as a seasoned commando and a competent leader to suppress the adversary swiftly. Once you have pledged your loyalty to one of the movements, you then delve into the intricacies of each faction that falls under the chosen movement’s umbrella.
As if caught in an inescapable cycle, history was echoing its mournful tales of conflict, greed, and power once again. The wars fought over religion, wealth, and authority were countless, yet they all seemed to pale in comparison to the colossal war that the world was now witnessing.
The year 2021 had seen the emergence of an enemy like none other. Intracellular parasites had begun their ruthless onslaught, infecting and decimating vegetation with a vicious relentlessness. By the year 2047, what remained of the vegetation was a mere shadow of its former vibrant self, scarcely half of what it once was.
The villain of this tragic tale, a virus given the code name 12-ILV, had started its grim dance amidst the apathetic dismissal of its severity. Many had initially brushed it off as a temporary setback, an unfortunate year of bad harvest. The brutal truth was discovered all too late by the scientific community, and by then, chaos had already spread its wings. People, desperate and afraid, were scrambling to preserve their dwindling food sources.
The environment, too, wore the scars of this vicious adversary. Fields once lush and green were now replaced with an eerie graveyard of withered crops. Farmers, clinging onto hope, set ablaze their lifeless harvests, praying for a miraculous rebound, only to face the bitter disappointment of unyielding devastation.
With the advent of innovation, though, a beacon of hope had ignited. Governments and farmers came together to replace the fallen crops with Sefferin cores. Composed of silicon and silver, these cores were strategically embedded deep within the earth, from where they began their growth, inching towards the surface. Sefferin, it turned out, was an invaluable boon to modern technology, serving as a flawless conductor.
Despite years of relentless pursuit for a cure, the world teetered on the edge of surrender. The problem had morphed, shifting focus from the virus to an equally daunting challenge. Food reserves were depleting at an alarming rate, and the mouths to feed were growing by the day. Governments were forced to impose rationing of food, and families were limited to a single child.
The already skyrocketing prices for the meager food available soared further, deepening the chasm between the haves and have-nots. Poor nations were being tossed into an abyss of suffering and despair. Millions fell to the indiscriminate hands of hunger, an enemy as ruthless as the virus itself.
Countries, now shadowed by desperation and anguish, started pointing fingers at one another, stoking the embers of blame and hostility. The stage was set for a conflict unparalleled in human history.
In this disquieting landscape of struggle, the fault lines of society began to quiver. The impoverished heaped their resentment onto the wealthy, blaming them for their indifference towards sharing their food supplies. On the other hand, the affluent fired back at the poor, attributing their plight to their unchecked population growth. The tension simmered beneath the surface of society, spilling over into the streets in the form of skirmishes that haunted the long, dismal nights.
Governments, once preoccupied with the lethal virus, found their focus inexorably drawn towards the mounting discontent amongst their citizens. There was a pressing need to channel this burgeoning anger towards a purpose before it consumed them all. Amidst this chaos, certain countries opted to apply pressure on those few blessed with remnants of fertile land, hoping to secure a portion of their scarce food resources.
These intense months served as a fertile breeding ground for hatred and animosity, birthing a plethora of small insurgent movements. Initially, these were but minor rebel factions with scarce resources, waging guerilla warfare against their nation’s elite. However, as months turned into a blur of struggle and desperation, these once modest groups morphed into formidable movements, their single-minded pursuit for food fueling their determination.
Governments crumbled under the weight of their people’s desperation, while countries found their borders and identities reshaped by the anarchy. Amidst the ashes of this societal collapse, two movements emerged as the dominant forces, casting a long shadow over the smaller rebel groups. The stage was set for a new chapter in the world’s history, a chapter that would be inked in sweat, struggle, and a fervent quest for survival.
Emerging from the turbulent chaos of social disarray, two major movements surfaced – the EQN (EQuals Nothing) and the RFL (Rectification For Life). Their growing influence became impossible to ignore, compelling nations to pledge their allegiance to one side or the other in an attempt to stave off internal strife.
Japan and the recently unified Korea, choosing to uphold human rights amidst the desperate scramble for sustenance, came together to form the Protectors Of Life (POL). Heavily populated nations such as China, grappling with the immense task of feeding their burgeoning population, found themselves under significant pressure from the POL, who championed equal food distribution.
One individual who stood head and shoulders above the rest was Zen-Po Ashikaga, leader of the Human Rights Movement in Japan, Jinken Undo. As he adeptly drew factions to his cause, the Rectification For Life movement began to take shape under his astute guidance. Having lost most of his family to hunger in his early years during the onset of the virus, Zen-Po felt a personal obligation to prevent others from suffering a similar fate. Whether vengeance fueled his passion was a matter of conjecture.
Meanwhile, the geopolitical scene of the world underwent another significant shift. Russia and its surrounding countries reluctantly merged into the Global Northern Nation (NGN). A leader arose amidst the NGN’s wealthy factions, mirroring Zen-Po’s rallying influence.
These wealthy factions, despite possessing only marginally more resources than the rest, found themselves under substantial pressure from less fortunate factions, leading to acts of sabotage and terrorism. This desperation bred retaliation, and vigilante groups began to rise. Among these emerged Kraven Meco, a figure who would gain a prominent following amongst the wealthy.
Kraven Meco, a former Russian military spy living in Germany, had a childhood marred by hardship. He had made peace with the world shortly before the outbreak of the 12-ILV virus. But the ensuing hunger and chaos made him reconsider his belief in peace. He saw the relentless attacks on the stronger by the weaker as proof of the futility of such ideals. In response to increased defense budgets, Kraven launched a political campaign, persuading the wealthier factions to resist yielding any more than they had already.
As Zen-Po’s support swelled among the poorer factions, so too did Kraven’s among the wealthy. With a following large enough to spearhead a movement of his own, he established the EQuals Nothing (EQN) movement, a testament to his belief that equality was not only nonexistent but also unnecessary. Haunted by his harsh childhood, the scars of torture inflicted by Chinese interrogators, and his cynical worldview, Kraven decided it was time for a new era.
In a time characterized by the advancement of nanotechnology, androids, genetic engineering, and the discovery of a new resource known as Sefferin, the arrival of the 12-ILV virus heralded an era of suffering unparalleled by any catastrophe before it. Yet, one mustn’t be deceived, for the true depths of pain and strife were yet to be plumbed.
As the year 2047 dawned, leaders from the EQN and RFL convened for a peace conference in Italy, a meeting that would unknowingly serve as a flashpoint for further conflict. Certain impassioned activists, unauthorized offshoots of the RFL, believed that they could enforce peace and equality by assassinating the leader of the EQN. Little did they comprehend the repercussions their plot would have, ultimately severing any thread of peaceful negotiation between the two opposing movements.
Their bombing attempt proved unsuccessful, thwarted by a hero from the NGN responsible for the security of the event. As news of the foiled assassination plot infiltrated the conference, the room erupted in a cacophony of gunfire, cutting short the lives of several leaders on both sides. As the smoke cleared and the representatives of both movements retreated to the safety of their factions, the third global conflict had been ignited. The world stood on the precipice of a new era, an era defined by war and dominated by the throes of survival.