Cyberscape Neo – Episode 6: Sticks and Stones

Cyberscape Neo – Episode 6: Sticks and Stones
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We’re finally back with a new episode, striking true with our new 2-month production cycle! We are so happy to have this episode finally release, as it’s a true test of our ability to do real action and push the limits of what the Audio Drama format can do.

Thank you for sticking with us. We plan to keep dialing it up from here ’til the end of the first Arc!

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Credits:

Studio:
twitter.com/TitaniumTemplar

Director and Writer:
twitter.com/TTDeverin

Series:
twitter.com/CyberscapeNeo

 

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Cyberscape Neo – Episode 5: The Silver Suns

Cyberscape Neo – Episode 5: The Silver Suns
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The Silver Suns, one of Cyberscape Neo’s most organized guilds, are marching straight to the treeline to solve the riddle of the “invisible wall” at the treeline.

How will the two defending Synthetic Users handle this desperate defense?

What even are their names?! Well, would you like to help us out with that?! Great!

We’ll be holding Part 1 of the poll from the public release of Episode 5 all the way until the release of Episode 6; one public poll for each of these two Synthetic Users!

After a long list of names is generated, we will filter out the ones inappropriate to the themes and tone of the story, but still keep the more popular ones near the top. This shorter list of names will be voted on by the cast, crew, and the patrons!

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Credits:

Studio:
twitter.com/TitaniumTemplar

Director and Writer:
twitter.com/TTDeverin

For the actor and production credits, click the “Read More” button below!

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Cyberscape Neo – Episode 4: Invisible Foes

Cyberscape Neo – Episode 4: Invisible Foes
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First episode of the new year! Really excited to get things kicked off! It is scary to think, but we have even more characters joining us over the next few episodes. Stay tuned on our Discord for an interesting opportunity… Will you be able to participate in naming some of them?!

Anyways…

The event begins! The players are excited, but they don’t know what’s in store for them. 

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Credits:

Studio:
twitter.com/TitaniumTemplar

Director and Writer:
twitter.com/TTDeverin

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2018, a year in review.

Titanium Templar’s 2018

In 2018, writing and concept-work for Cyberscape Neo, known as Cyberscape Neo: Exodus back then, started in early July. It was, for me, an unbelievably ambitious and terrifying thing to attempt to undertake. Fortunately, I had help. Help in the form of @Vincent_Fallow, who cheered me on from the moment he read my early draft scripts for the first few episodes. Along the way, I met @ArthurTAudio and coaxed him into being the primary audio engineer and mixer for the series. Amazingly talented.

After a solid month of writing, I posted a meager casting call to try to get at least the first episode produced, as a sort of teaser for the series while I continued writing. It was in hopes to find out whether or not the series was even worth making. I’m sure some of you other writers can relate…

As it turned out, I ended up casting the roles of Roland and Myra to two people who auditioned just after the technical deadlines! Hah! But to tell the truth, they’re both amazing. 10/10

Along the way while working on the intro track (Breathing Machine) with Arthur/@ArthurTAudio, we picked up Sensy/@SensysMixing, Arthur’s teacher, as our Sound Director. Things were looking up, as we had someone to officially master the audio. This in turn led to us making it to the finals of the Audioverse Awards in the category of Audio Engineering! Still hyped about that, since all we had on display for it was a single episode upon submission.

Had a much more rough go of it for episode 2’s casting call. I was figuring out the complexity of characters I was looking for. The specific voice I wanted each one to have. There was so much I had to learn as a writer and especially as a director to obtain what the series really needed by way of character voice and personality. Fortunately, we came out on top here as well.

By the time we had finished producing episode 2, I hit my next big wall, which happened to be my own naivete. If you read the different between the transcripts of Episode 1, 2, and then 3, you will start to see that a lot more care was placed into SFX cues, descriptive action not only for the cast to use as a script, but for an audience to use as a narrative guide. Because at that point, I had been writing ahead, I’ll admit that the first episode to get the full and brutal force of this epiphany of writing qualities was Episode 5’s script. You’ll be able to tell for sure.

As for Episode 3? This was when the errors of and shortcomings of the past came to haunt us on the production end. My lack of SFX cues, as well as having narrative gaps where things didn’t open well for a scene, really started adding a lot of work in post-production that we weren’t expecting. Fortunately, we managed to pull through and finish the episode just in time, much to the exhaustion of our audio crew.

To wrap up the year, we produced a Holiday Special, which released this last Sunday, titled: Episode 3.5: The Best Time of Year. While the events of the episode aren’t canon (except for one small part, but I won’t reveal which one), it had great reception and warmed a lot of people’s hearts, especially mine.

Wow, and to think that that wasn’t even everything we accomplished this year. We still have to talk about the currently unnamed Discord Bot Game that @Xathien is coding and I am designing as a companion game to the Cyberscape Neo series. It exists! It’s on our Discord server right now! Check it out! It’s still in its early version numbers, but who else wants a piece of the Innkeeper’s Door, or other assorted enemies we have in there currently?

Well, that was 2018. What about 2019?

Since we’re releasing episodes monthly, we should be done with Arc 1, having released Episode 10 of Cyberscape Neo, in July. That’d be Titanium Templar’s first anniversary. Couldn’t have planned it better.

I’m absolutely addicted to the prospect of designing and building up our Discord Bot game, so that’s going to be iterated on throughout the next year, for sure. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the Discord game will be having parallel mechanics to the game of the series. Immersion stays intact under my watch!

What else? And what happens after Arc 1 is complete? For sure, I’ll be outlining and writing Arc 2, but I also have a Prequel Arc that is begging to be worked on as well as, and might be released in tandem with, Arc 2’s episodes instead of delaying their release.

Knowing just how much work goes into a single episode’s script now, it may take more than just a few months for me to be prepared to start recording for and producing content after Arc 1. One major change is that we are going to try to get some production done ahead of time instead of recording for and producing an episode that needs to be released that next month. It puts a lot of strain on our audio team, while also stressing me out, as I’m busy managing a team while honestly just wanting to sit down and write out another episode, or you know, relax?

But worry not. I wouldn’t leave our listeners without any content to fill the gap. It’s likely that in that time, aside from the game we’re making, we may release some assorted side-content. I won’t go into too much detail, as honestly, I don’t know where my head will be at that time. All I can say is — you might be able to expect Arc 2’s first episode to not be the first content produced for the sake of Arc 2.

~~ Dev out.

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Cyberscape Neo – Episode 3.5: The Best Time of Year

Cyberscape Neo – Episode 3.5: The Best Time of Year
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These last three months have been a real journey. For myself as a writer, for some of the cast members in some of their first long-form reprising of a role, and even for some of the audio team being a part of their first major audio series, Cyberscape Neo has been a rapid series of growth across the entire team.

In a lot of ways, this series is our gift to ourselves. So, thank you all, and let this Holiday Special episode be our present to you. Happy Holidays!

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Credits:

Studio:
twitter.com/TitaniumTemplar

Director and Writer:
twitter.com/TTDeverin

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Cyberscape Neo – Episode 3: Invasion

Cyberscape Neo – Episode 3: Invasion
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A lot of work went into this episode and a lot of growth occurred within the team (especially myself, the writer) throughout this episode’s development. We are starting to include even more music, more detailed SFX, and really leaving room for all the fun of audio design and creation as we work.
This episode features the last major batch of main characters for this first Arc of Cyberscape Neo. We hope you all enjoy it!

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Credits:

Studio:
twitter.com/TitaniumTemplar

Director and Writer:
twitter.com/TTDeverin

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Cyberscape Neo – Episode 2: The Grand Hunt

Cyberscape Neo – Episode 2: The Grand Hunt
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Another episode released and we now have so many more characters present. Who do you connect with? What are you anticipating? Let us know on Twitter, linked below, or on Discord, linked on the header of the web page.

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Credits:

Studio:
twitter.com/TitaniumTemplar

Director and Writer:
twitter.com/TTDeverin

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Cyberscape Neo – Episode 1: Logging In

Cyberscape Neo – Episode 1: Logging In
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The team and I are incredibly excited to release the full first episode of Cyberscape Neo! We packed a ton of quality into the audio for this and plan to continue for future episodes. Enjoy, and welcome to the Cyberscape!

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Credits:

Studio:
twitter.com/TitaniumTemplar

Director and Writer:
twitter.com/TTDeverin

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First Production!

Thank you for checking out Cyberscape Neo, Titanium Templar’s flagship production.

 

Cyberscape Neo is an audio-drama in which the narrative takes place primarily within the game of the same name. The Cyberscape itself is a massive software entertainment package stitched into an operating system release. Imagine an operating system that hosts a majority of the world’s VR multiplayer online games and has become a primary source of entertainment of youth and adults alike. The story follows multiple viewpoints, but mainly focuses on two groups with vastly differing circumstances and goals.  

The first perspective is that of the Synthetic Users, people who have had their consciousness implanted within the Cyberscape before poor health or a terrible accident would have led to an earth death. This granted them eternal life in a way, but the rest of that life would be spent inside of a virtual landscape that the CEO of Encephalon, the creator of the game, put them in.  

The second perspective is that of a group of quirky, ambitious players who all play Cyberscape Neo for differing reasons, ranging from obsession with unique content, intense PVP, a meaningful personal quest, or familial obligations. Their interactions with this new game — that not only attempts to engage players, but also acknowledges the Synthetic Users — will dictate the future of both.

The recurrent themes in CN are that of contrasting perspectives, existentialism, fantasy versus sci-fi, and transhumanism. While inside of this game, one person may be enjoying dangerous content and be negligent of any risk of having their character be struck down, while another may be fighting to stay alive, as it might be the only existence they have left. One person may find solace and escape within the digital playground, while another has no escape left and is stuck within a technological enclosure that is the database they are saved on. These contrasts bring life and a unique take on this genre. I hope you enjoy your time listening, and welcome to the Cyberscape!

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