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FACEMINER Demo

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developed by wristwork
rated 3.0 stars, 31 ratings
rated 3.0 stars, 31 ratings
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Posted April 19, 2024. Updated April 23, 2024. Played 587 times for a total of 257 hours.

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This demo is a completable, self-contained experience that will take roughly 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

Wishlist the full desktop edition: Steam Link

Download the demo on Itch: Itch

Build a biometric data processing empire from scratch in FACEMINER, the hardcore thriller clicker set in 1999. Classify data, upgrade mining infrastructure, and scale up your A.I. surveillance empire to obscene ends in this narrative-driven incremental management sim with a dystopian twist.

Set against a backdrop of 90s techno-optimism, FACEMINER is an experimental, narrative-driven incremental management idler that tasks the player with building a planetary-scale biometric processing empire from scratch.

WORKLOAD
Harvest data, manage software, and expand your hardware as you rapidly expand your plant’s infrastructure. Ensure profits remain high and avoid bankruptcy (or worse) as you navigate oppressive electricity bills, high-maintenance cooling systems, and crooked politically-enforced carbon offsetting schemes.

CORPORATE CULTURE
Mining alone is no fun! Learn more about your fellow miners and keep up to date with the office gossip through internal email. Sift through messages to unravel the mysteries – and ultimate plans – of the shadowy creators of the FACEMINER software suite.

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Climb the corporate ladder and gradually rise through the ranks as you are promoted from manual data-filtering rookie through to the ultimate harvesting automator as you classify and sell facial data at ever-increasing speeds. The world of data brokering is ruthless, and poor prioritisation can lead to costly mistakes down the line. Do you have what it takes to climb the ranks and become the ultimate FACEMINER?

ALL-ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Featuring a tour-de-force of original 90s-infused tracks by Madwreck (https://madwreck.bandcamp.com/). From house to jungle to ambient, the built-in audio player will keep you locked in the zone while you click your way into A.I. history.

Remember: Every Face Has Value.

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nickname May 12, 2024
+1comment score: 1

So, i played this and got the D mark, which I understand, wasn't the best, but there are some things I want to say about this
1. the exponential upgrades get costly real quick, not just talking about saves, I mean that if I want to get a balance in power, cooling, and other stuff, I would have to get bankrupt, which I almost got.
2. You start losing money at the start, even during the tutorial, so I was reading the tutorial to understand what to do and how to do it (didn't understand I had to click images with clear faces on them), and when I finished reading it all, I had gotten a warning I'm in debt, and had to start over again, because I didn't but anything to sell
3. I like that the music player lets you add your own songs and music, but I didn't use it much.
4. at one point, the email glitched, and started saying all the messages at once, and oh god was it torture. and speaking about the email, I have gotten three copies of one email in a row, while I understand its the other people using faceminer, but the emails saying that it took them months to get to the end of the trial, and don't have much money, while I'm done under an hour with 15K on my card, is weird
The game is great nonetheless, great concept, good-ish execution, could get more optimized, but I will look at the progress with admiration

unicodes counter May 8, 2024
0comment score: 0

what

plasma4 countest May 2, 2024
+1comment score: 1

After being awarded a score of "F" right after my "FACEMINER computer" crashed, I'm noticing a few issues:
1. Something about device pixel ratios/pixel density is messing up where moving around menus goes. This is pretty annoying on a high DPI screen and it would be nice if you could fix it!
2. The performance is quite decent on poor devices, and I like the email system. However, I'm noticing that the Discord server link doesn't work for some reason. I'd love to discuss ideas and can't wait to see where the game goes eventually.
3. Another issue is that when loading a session over an already loaded one, AutoMode doesn't turn off. Upgrading it doesn't do anything until you enable AutoMode again.
Also, some ideas from me: changing OS systems for bonuses, improving surveillance camera purity, saving session cost decreasing instead of staying so high, etc.

plasma4 countest May 2, 2024
+3comment score: 3

I have to say, the concept and execution of this idea is great! (Just because something is a DEMO doesn't mean I won't give it a chance.)
My only fault with it is the saving part: personally, I don't mind it too much, but what I do mind is the exponential cost hike. Maybe keep it at a solid $250 or an autosave at some point for $1,000?

Kritzmaker April 25, 2024
+1comment score: 1

honestly really cool, although saving being a feature can sometimes screw me over
chromebooks often have an issue where if a game is performance intensive for too long, whenever anything is tabbed into, it refreshes. (restart fixes this)
i say "performance intensive" but for the shaders and effects it runs at a stable 40 fps for a garbage chromebook, really well done on the gameplay loop too!

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Neffdigity April 23, 2024
+8comment score: 8

At least this game is honest about being a demo and says so right in the title. I appreciate that.

ilovedaisy donator April 23, 2024
+6comment score: 6

ill be honest i cannot read anything, the filter is too hard on my eyes

plasma4 countest May 2, 2024
+3comment score: 3

I have to say, the concept and execution of this idea is great! (Just because something is a DEMO doesn't mean I won't give it a chance.)
My only fault with it is the saving part: personally, I don't mind it too much, but what I do mind is the exponential cost hike. Maybe keep it at a solid $250 or an autosave at some point for $1,000?

steve2116 countest April 24, 2024
+2comment score: 2

This game uses about 80% of my total CPU alone.... a good game regardless though

wristwork April 23, 2024
+2comment score: 2

Hey everyone, thank you for checking out the game! This web version is a little experimental and I'm seeing some bug reports pop up -- I'll be working through these over the coming days.

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