The Machine Cannot Be Stopped

Chapter 10 (2018)

Chapter Ten of the Boomtown chronicles finds a world changed far from the dream of Nickolas Boom, a grand city where once only a small village stood, a world of bright lights and dizzying heights, where distraction is the main attraction and the people are divided by the passage of time.

The mighty Bang Hai Corporation has cemented its grip on all aspects of society and commerce in the wake of the failed uprising of Chapter 8 and the people are being divided and conquered by the invasive hyper connected charm of new technology, distracting them with an endless barrage of manufactured dreams.

The only challenge to this digital autocracy comes from an unknown Hacker cell that breached security systems to data mine the dirt on Bang Hai operatives and their murky investments. But in a world of distraction and fake news even the truth it seems can easily be denied, and its purveyors dismissed as criminals and enemies.

In the wake of this so-called threat, BHI have developed a new security system that will track and process the movements, wants and desires of every citizen almost before they know themselves. Advanced Machine Intelligence (A.M.I.) promises to protect the interests of everyone and once activated cannot be stopped, the beauty of this system of course is that the people volunteer this information freely, through their subscription to social media platforms, free offers, purchase histories and search algorithms.

The CEO of BHI sat as a king atop the Bang Hai Towers watching as this digital empire spread like a virus across the population, knowing that with all the resources within his control no one could challenge the corporation’s supremacy.

Until his head of security spotted an old face stumbling through the crowds, a ghost in the machine, a nemesis thought long banished and forgotten.

The final battle approaches as the future of the city and its people hangs in the balance, both outcomes offer freedom and liberty, just of slightly different kinds! The freedom to be – vs. – the freedom to buy. Who will be the winners or losers in the next era of our history? Who will rise and who shall fall, as those before them have come and gone? Only you can decide, to change the future and turn the tide.

Be part of the story!

The Story

  1. Chapter 10 (2018)

    The Machine Cannot Be Stopped

    Chapter Ten of the Boomtown chronicles finds a world changed far from the dream of Nickolas Boom, a grand city where once only a small village stood, a world of bright lights and dizzying heights, where distraction is the main attraction and the people are divided by the passage of time... 

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  2. Chapter 9 (2017)

    Behind The Mask

    The power of the people had toppled Jose's regime! The mysterious Masked Man and his follower's occupation of Sector 6 had inspired an act of mass civil disobedience that saw the central administration lose its grip on the citizens of Boomtown! The gates of power were thrown open and the palaces of the rich torn down brick by brick...

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  3. Chapter 8 (2016)

    The Revolution Starts Now

    As the divide between rich and poor has become ever greater, discontent and unrest have spread throughout the barrios and districts of Boomtown...

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  4. Chapter 7 (2015)

    The Palace Has Risen

    Comrade Jose had emerged seemingly stronger and more determined than ever, of course no one knew of her torment and suffering at the hands of the Sheriff...

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  5. Chapter 6 (2014)

    The Loopholes of Time

    He would then negotiate the use of advanced alien technology from his extraterrestrial masters to control and manipulate first their glorious new leader Comrade Jose and then the citizens themselves.

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  6. Chapter 5 (2013)

    Declaration of Democracy

    The once peaceful township was now a sprawling metropolis! The Mayor struggled to contain and control the new barrios and districts that erupted seemingly at random around the city.

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  7. Chapter 4 (2012)

    An Alien Presence

    Chapter Four: An Alien Presence -

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  8. Chapter 3 (2011)

    The Disappearance of Boom

    Boomtown expanded its borders and the Fair became even bigger and brighter than before! New districts and attractions brought more visitors, and the brightest stars of the age to perform for them.

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  9. Chapter 1 (2009)

    Boomtown Begins

    Our story begins with our intrepid explorer Nickolas Boom discovering Gold in them thar hills and founding a small township and port that would in years to come be named after him and known to all the world as Boomtown, site of the now legendary Boomtown Fair.

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  10. Chapter 2 (2010)

    External Forces

    With the popularity of the Fair came more visitors each year, and with them more attention from the distant realm who claimed to govern these lands from afar.

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