The Home of Techno: The Gamma Project
Welcome! This site is dedicated to the PC game I'm developing, called "Techno: The Gamma Project." You can download a demo of the game, view info on the characters, or check out cool Techno: TGP products here! My store is under constant construction, so check back frequently for more info and products!
September 9, 2012 Update: Demo 3 Released (FINALLY)!
It's been over two years since I released the last demo (and over four years since I started working on TGP in the first place), but at long last, I've finished Demo 3. Here's hoping TGP hasn't been completely forgotten after its long hiatus!
--Reduced Turbo Zone speed
--Turbo Zones now have hazard warning signs
--Turbo Zones have fewer pits
--Pause System has been upgraded to work with Keyboard controls (instead of Mouse)
--Entire game is now compatible with Xbox 360 USB controllers (can be disabled through Options if necessary)
--2 new levels, 3 new bosses
--Blunder/Mia will follow Beta/Alpha through the newest levels
--Life 1-ups are now hidden throughout the levels
--"W-Orbs" changed to 'Ultra Orbs" (makes more sense that way)
--Save/Load system is backwards-compatible with save files from older demos (just in case those of you who played past demos happen to still have the 2-year-old save file(s) in your computer)
Download the Demo!
Techno: The Gamma Project is still under development, so it only has 6 playable levels and 7 boss battles. However, I have released the current demo to the public, so you can see what the game's like so far!
You can download Demo 3 for free from any of the following sites:
Demo 2 (mirror)
Techno: TGP Demo 1
--The game and help file are compressed together in a 20 MB .zip file, so you will need a decompression program like WinZIP to extract the game. You may be able to play the game while it is still in the .zip file, but this is not recommended, since you won't be able to save or load your progress properly.
--This game makes heavy use of the "Westminster" font, so I've included it in the .zip file as well. In order to display the in-game text correctly, you may need to install the font by right-clicking the "WESTM.TTF" file and clicking "Install."
--Demo 2 Trailer (features Gysmouth Lake)
--Techno Alpha talks about Demo 2
--Demo 1 Trailer (features Nesteke Forest and FATBUTTS HQ)
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Two years ago, the government initiated a secret operation codenamed "The Techno Project", and dispatched a team of scientists to a facility known as the Federal Antarctic Technological Base Underground That's Top Secret (or "FATBUTTS", for short). Their mission: To scientifically engineer a bionic "supersoldier" capable of protecting mankind from evil.
As a result of The Techno Project, two supersoldiers were created: a robot named Techno Alpha, and a cyborg named Techno Beta.
Unfortunately, the two "brothers" never saw eye-to-eye, and eventually went their seperate ways. Techno Alpha lived the secluded life of a loner, while Techno Beta went on to become a hero.
Since then, things have been peaceful. But a new villain has suddenly surfaced, and the two bionic supersoldiers will soon cross paths again on their individual missions to stop the evil professor Eugene Poolle from carrying out his plan of world domination, "The Gamma Project"...
Created by Professor Eugene Poolle two years ago, Techno Beta, known simply as "Techno" to his closest friends, is an advanced cyborg supersolider. He is headquartered at his "birthplace," the Federal Antarctic Technological Base Underground That's Top Secret. Being a cyborg, his body is composed of both robotic and organic material, so his physical strength and speed are far greater than that of an ordinary human or animal. Beta's exact species is unknown, so it is assumed that his DNA actually contains a mixture of several different animal species. His bionic legs allow him to run at speeds in excess of 60 MPH without suffering from fatigue.
His robotic arms are equipped with "Shock Blasters," which he can use to shoot concetrated bursts of nonlethal energy from his hands. He is also equipped with a high-tech Hoverboard that can expand or retract from his cybernetic feet, allowing him to hover great distances or slow his descent while falling. Thanks to his metal internal skeleton, he can turn into a damaging "living buzzsaw" by somersaulting while in midair. By absorbing the mysterious W-Orbs that lie scattered around the planet, he can harness enough energy to blast huge energy shockwaves through the air, or temporarily transform into a vastly stronger (and just plain cool-looking) version of himself, "Ultra Techno Beta."
He has a relaxed personality, and tends to mock his enemies rather than fear them. Techno Beta cracks cheesy sarcastic jokes all the time, much to the dismay of those with whom he conversates. Techno Beta was the second genetically engineered supersoldier created as a part of the secret government operation, "The Techno Project," and is the "younger brother" of Techno Alpha.
Beta was designed specifically to defend the people of the world from supervillains or any other threats humanity may face. He has saved the world from evil madmen in the past, but for nearly two years, his life has been peaceful. Unfortunately, Eugene Poolle has recently been revealed as a power-hungry traitor to the government, so Techno Beta must now set out on a new mission to defeat his own creator before Poolle's evil plan, "The Gamma Project" is completed.
Commonly known as just "Alpha" to his aquaintances, Techno Alpha is the first robot supersoldier created as a part of "The Techno Project." Like Techno Beta, he can shoot Shock Blasts from his cybernetic arms, use the tricky Buzzsaw Somersault technique, run at over 60 MPH, and use the power of the W-Orbs to expel damaging Green Shockwaves from his body. However, Alpha's Shock Blasters are designed a bit differently than his brother's, allowing him to fire much more rapidly. Both his feet are equipped with powerful jets that he can use to propel himself twice as high into the air while jumping. By harnessing the energy of the W-Orbs, he can expand and shift his metallic body parts to transform into a taller, physically stronger, and somewhat ninja-like version of himself known as "Ultra Techno Alpha." Being a robot, he can also transform into a waterborne "vehicle mode" when necessary, which he can use to skim across lakes and rivers.
Techno Alpha despises his creator, Eugene Poolle, for abandoning him in the Antarctic shortly after he was built. Due to his lonesome past, he tends to act rude, cocky, and generally uncaring toward those he interacts with. He does, however, have a conscience, and he will help anyone in danger when called. For a short time after his creation, Alpha resented Techno Beta, since the latter gained favor with the government while Alpha rusted in the cold. Now, however, he knows that Beta is not his true enemy, and is consumed with the idea of getting revenge on Poolle. As it turns out, Poolle is a traitor to the government, so in an odd twist of fate, Alpha is hired by FATBUTTS to find and defeat the professor. On his mission, he is eventually joined by an amnesiac skunk girl named Mia.
This seven-foot-tall cyborg was once an ordinary, fully-organic bulldog, but after succumbing to Eugene Poolle's twisted experiments, he was turned into a walking tank -- literally! For a time he worked as Poolle's trusted guard dog, but after witnessing his master's cruelty to animals, he eventually defected to the side of good and joined Techno Beta in his mission to defeat Poolle. Blunder is technically the "half-brother" of both Techno Beta and Techno Alpha, since he was partially created by Poolle.
Since he wasn't programmed with the ability to harness the energy of the W-Orbs, he isn't quite as powerful as Beta or Alpha, but he makes up for it with immense physical strength and agility. His tank treads can shift position or change shape depending on his needed form of mobility, so he isn't restricted to the ground -- with a quick transformation of his treads, he can hover in the air or float on bodies of water. Somehow, despite the fact that he doesn't have feet, he can even jump and hover with ease. Blunder can also charge his own breath with electrostatic energy, giving him the ability to shoot beams of electricity from his mouth.
As his name suggests, Blunder is sometimes clumsy and absent-minded, but he has a heart of gold and is intensely loyal to his friends. Despite the fact that he is a living war machine, he actually has a strong dislike of violence, and will only fight if he feels there is no other option. Since he lived as Eugene Poolle's bodyguard for nearly two years, he knows a lot about the professor's evil plans, and can provide vital information to Techno Beta in his mission to stop The Gamma Project from coming to fruition.
A mystery of genetics, the self-named Mia is a fully organic skunk, yet she has a humanoid body and possesses the ability to speak -- two traits normally shared only by humans and cyborg animals. She suffers from a bad case of amnesia, and can't remember anything about her life prior to awakening in the middle of Nesteke Forest with a throbbing headache. One thing is for certain: she wasn't created by Poolle, since he doesn't know how to make fully organic creatures. However, after meeting Techno Alpha, she decides to join him in his quest to find the Professor, since she believes Poolle may have some connection to her memory loss. Although she is unaware of the fact, Alpha has detected a strange energy emanating from her body. Only time will reveal the true nature of her power.
Mia is very high-spirited and energetic. She enjoys trying to find ways to cheer up Alpha, but most of the time, she succeeds only in bugging him. Alpha knows that she means well, though, so he tries to overlook her way-too-happy, sometimes-annoying personality.
Professor Eugene Poolle
The man behind the creation of Techno Alpha, Techno Beta, Blunder Bulldog, and countless other cyborgs. Eugene Poolle is a genius in Cyborganics -- the science of cybernetic and organic material working together in harmony. He was hired by the Chief of FATBUTTS two years ago to help genetically engineer a supersoldier for "The Techno Project," and he succeeded magnificently; within just a few days of joining the Project's team he built a robot named Techno Alpha, and a few weeks later he finished his ultimate creation, Techno Beta. Unfortunately, Poolle allowed a lust for power to fill his mind, and he secretly planned to initiate a "Final Program" into Beta's mind to turn him into an evil henchman that would help him take over the world. Luckily, The Chief discovered his sinister plan, and had Poolle arrested before he could succeed in turning Beta evil. After his arrest, Poolle was strapped into a machine that would erase all his knowledge of Cyborganics, to prevent him from ever re-attempting his evil plan in the future.
However, Poolle broke free of the machine and escaped FATBUTTS before his memory was fully erased, so he still remembers some of the details of the science of Cyborganics. He has kept a low profile and lived in an inconspicuous log cabin in Nesteke Forest for the past two years, plotting a way to create a new cyborg that he can use to conquer the world, just as he originally planned when creating Techno Beta. Fortunately, without his full knowledge of Cyborganics, he has not yet succeeded in making another "supersoldier"... but it's only a matter of time before he regains his full memory and accomplishes his dreaded plan, codenamed "The Gamma Project."
Poolle is obsessed with the idea of world domination -- so much, in fact, that he is willing to perform the cruelest of experiments on his animal test subjects in his attempts to create a cyborg supersoldier. He has outfitted his log cabin with heavy-duty rockets, making his base of operations fully mobile and capable of flight. This makes it difficult for Techno Beta, Alpha, or any other government agents to locate him, which is how he has eluded arrest for so long. He will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal of global rulership, even if he has to kill his favorite creation, Beta, to do it.
When the government initiated "The Techno Project" two years ago, they placed this man in charge of the project and sent him, along with a team of scientists, to the Federal Antarctic Technological Base Underground That's Top Secret -- otherwise known as FATBUTTS. The Chief and his crew worked tirelessly to genetically engineer a supersoldier capable of fulfulling the requirements of the Project, but none of their robot creations were good enough. Desperate, the Chief enlisted outside help: the brilliant professor, Eugene Poolle. Poolle did succeed in creating Techno Beta, a true cyborg supersoldier, but the professor was soon revealed to be a traitor to the government, and the Chief was forced to shut down The Techno Project.
Luckily, Techno Beta turned out to be a noble hero, and was eventually hired by the government to protect the world from evil. The Chief, not wanting to reveal that fact that an evil madman had created the world's best superhero, took credit for Beta's creation. Unfortunately, now that Poolle has resurfaced and again threatens to take over the world, the Chief has been forced to admit the truth to Techno Beta. He has looked at Techno Beta as somewhat of an adopted "son," so he regrets lying to him for the past two years.
The Chief has never bothered to reveal his true name, so he is always referred to by his title. He tries to be serious due to the nature of his job, but he also knows when to lighten up and just laugh a little. He has grown used to his life in Antarctica, but he often wishes he could move to a warmer place.
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