Project TERMINUS is a survival horror VR FPS, taking place in the mighty city of Paris.

Origins

Several theories are fueled by fugitives and confined to explain the disaster, which everyone calls "collapse". Would these swarms come from a species created in the laboratory by a terrorist force to blood the West? Is this a government plot to end the inevitable overpopulation of the human race?

Some people would have seen O.V.N.I.S a few hours before the collapse of Paris. This theory is also fueled by the fact that astronaut Thoumas Pisket upon his return from the international weather station, exhibited symptoms of an as yet unknown disease, for which an MRI gave very strange results, although no source official confirms this. Others lean for an oil group, which taking advantage of the melting of the Siberian permafrost, would have dug where it should not have and would have released an ancestral predator.

One thing is certain, the ubiquity of social networks does not facilitate the work of the authorities to identify the origins of the threat.

Universe

The city centers of many cities of the planet are the scene of deadly clashes between populations and assimilated, in a world very similar to ours at the beginning of the attacks. The story will take place mainly in the city of Paris. The city will gradually become a large quarantine zone in which survivors, assimilated and military forces will confront each other responsible for reducing the outbreaks of swarms. There is life on the outskirts of cities, but the centers are real black holes, no data comes from it and nobody knows what is going on there. These two artworks of the game highlight the most sensitive places in Paris affected by the disaster.

Enemies

The enemies of Terminus come from a robotic and biological combination, they have been contaminated by swarms made up of billions of nanites which will take control of their host by replacing the functions performed by the individual's brain, killing them in the process. . These swarms are a constant threat in quarantine areas and seek to assimilate as many people as possible. The origin of these nanites is unknown even if several theories are put forward by many people. They use carbonaceous matter to feed themselves with energy, the big cities are therefore huge energy sources for them.

The rapidity of the attacks in the city centers caused an instant and generalized panic in the metropolises, most of the testimonies and the inhabitants suggesting terrorist attacks. The concentration of the population in these urban areas caused the contamination of very many people in the first hours of the attack. Very quickly assimilated people took “control” of most of the big cities.

Assimilation

The assimilation is transmitted during direct contact with assimilated and in case of encounter with a swarm during the day. Most people try to avoid as much as possible any contact with assimilated and swarms so as not to expose to assimilation.

Tools to detect the level of nanite in the blood are developed by the authorities a few days after the collapse. In order to protect themselves from scattered contamination, quarantine zones are decreed in the cities most affected by assimilation.

Media and Reactions

After the first hours of the attack, all the governments did not respond in a comprehensive manner to the threat, most of the governments are still seeking to attempt communications with the invaders. The attacked cities quickly found themselves in quarantine and their center were real black holes. Nobody knows what's going on there.

The “official” media was requisitioned by the leaders of the quarantine areas and the government. They mainly serve as propaganda tools, the counter power of these media is exercised by social networks on which survivors of quarantine zones show conflict with assimilated.

The print media is much less present, most of the information circulates on the internet for the sake of efficiency and responsiveness. There is, however, a system of information posters in quarantine areas. The voice of experts / journalists / independent witnesses is severely limited to ensure maximum control of the information presented. Information / propaganda is an important aspect of the lives of citizens under attack by nanites. The need for information is reinforced during this period of crisis. Widespread distrust leads to a search for information at any cost, whatever the source. Sectarian excesses are multiplying.

Parisians organize themselves as much as possible to survive. Paris, well known for its innumerable underground networks, turns out to be a precious ally. Metro tunnels, double sewage network (potable and non-potable water), catacombs and other mortuary networks, even the underground canals of the Seine serve as makeshift shelters.

Universe

The city centers of many cities of the planet are the scene of deadly clashes between populations and assimilated, in a world very similar to ours at the beginning of the attacks. The story will take place mainly in the city of Paris. The city will gradually become a large quarantine zone in which survivors, assimilated and military forces will confront each other responsible for reducing the outbreaks of swarms. There is life on the outskirts of cities, but the centers are real black holes, no data comes from it and nobody knows what is going on there. These two artworks of the game highlight the most sensitive places in Paris affected by the disaster.

Enemies

The enemies of Terminus come from a robotic and biological combination, they have been contaminated by swarms made up of billions of nanites which will take control of their host by replacing the functions performed by the individual's brain, killing them in the process. . These swarms are a constant threat in quarantine areas and seek to assimilate as many people as possible. The origin of these nanites is unknown even if several theories are put forward by many people. They use carbonaceous matter to feed themselves with energy, the big cities are therefore huge energy sources for them.

The rapidity of the attacks in the city centers caused an instant and generalized panic in the metropolises, most of the testimonies and the inhabitants suggesting terrorist attacks. The concentration of the population in these urban areas caused the contamination of very many people in the first hours of the attack. Very quickly assimilated people took “control” of most of the big cities.

Origins

Several theories are fueled by fugitives and confined to explain the disaster, which everyone calls "collapse". Would these swarms come from a species created in the laboratory by a terrorist force to blood the West? Is this a government plot to end the inevitable overpopulation of the human race?

Some people would have seen O.V.N.I.S a few hours before the collapse of Paris. This theory is also fueled by the fact that astronaut Thoumas Pisket upon his return from the international weather station, exhibited symptoms of an as yet unknown disease, for which an MRI gave very strange results, although no source official confirms this. Others lean for an oil group, which taking advantage of the melting of the Siberian permafrost, would have dug where it should not have and would have released an ancestral predator.

One thing is certain, the ubiquity of social networks does not facilitate the work of the authorities to identify the origins of the threat.

Assimilation

The assimilation is transmitted during direct contact with assimilated and in case of encounter with a swarm during the day. Most people try to avoid as much as possible any contact with assimilated and swarms so as not to expose to assimilation.

Tools to detect the level of nanite in the blood are developed by the authorities a few days after the collapse. In order to protect themselves from scattered contamination, quarantine zones are decreed in the cities most affected by assimilation.

Media and Reactions

After the first hours of the attack, all the governments did not respond in a comprehensive manner to the threat, most of the governments are still seeking to attempt communications with the invaders. The attacked cities quickly found themselves in quarantine and their center were real black holes. Nobody knows what's going on there.

The “official” media was requisitioned by the leaders of the quarantine areas and the government. They mainly serve as propaganda tools, the counter power of these media is exercised by social networks on which survivors of quarantine zones show conflict with assimilated.

The print media is much less present, most of the information circulates on the internet for the sake of efficiency and responsiveness. There is, however, a system of information posters in quarantine areas. The voice of experts / journalists / independent witnesses is severely limited to ensure maximum control of the information presented. Information / propaganda is an important aspect of the lives of citizens under attack by nanites. The need for information is reinforced during this period of crisis. Widespread distrust leads to a search for information at any cost, whatever the source. Sectarian excesses are multiplying.

Parisians organize themselves as much as possible to survive. Paris, well known for its innumerable underground networks, turns out to be a precious ally. Metro tunnels, double sewage network (potable and non-potable water), catacombs and other mortuary networks, even the underground canals of the Seine serve as makeshift shelters.