Central Asia, 2033
-- The Eurasian Federation
(EAF), a newly established super-state, is proclaimed in Moscow
, vowing to restore the glory that was once Russia's Tsarist
legacy. Under the rhetoric of "democracy" and "mutual protection against Western imperial interests", puppet-states of fragile, oil-rich Central Asian
nations are annexed into the new Eurasian Federation. Rebellions and insurgencies quickly break out across Central Asia
, inspired by the Arab Spring
years earlier, and eked on by cyber-revolutionaries and foreign agent-provocateurs...
However, in the aftermath of bloody lessons from Egypt, Libya, and Syria, a new multi-trillion dollar industry has emerged in cyber-security, mass network surveillance, digital censorship, and unmanned automated armies. Its architects are foreign companies secretly subsidiary to Silicon Valley
corporations eager to cash in on Big Brother
; they have been contracted to Eurasia
in order to engineer a new state-wide surveillance model based off Cloud-Computing
, enabling Eurasia total
digital control within its borders -- ushering in a new, and very real Dystopian Nightmare of the Information Age
, a subversive Nietzsche-esque Cypherpunk anti-heroine, is thrust onto the Central Asian killing fields of revolution and counter-revolution, in search of a nihilistic hacker-Magus -- a former elite of the Iranian cyber-army -- who has allegedly been kidnapped and recruited by the CIA...