True Skin – A sci-fi short set in the not too distant future where augmentation is the way of life. For Kaye, still a natural, augmenting will help him keep pace in this now hyper-paced world. However, after acquiring an off-market prototype, Kaye quickly finds himself fighting not only for his own humanity, but something much larger.
It's all about the parts, and everyone wants them.
Whether it's from the latest in designer brands, or whatever you can afford.
This is what's in, and this trend is here to stay.
I mean let's face it.
No one wants to be like them.
No one wants to get sick, and old, and die.
My only choice was to enhance.
Even if it meant stealing that prototype.
This chip is going to revolutionize the world in so many ways.
How was I supposed to know the damn thing was classified?
Now the whole world was after me.
The Feds, G-Corp, even the Reapers could smell something special inside me.
So now I'm in Bangkok, figured it was my best option.
Unfortunately being here wasn't enough.
I was still being followed.
I needed to blend in, disappear.
So I headed to the nearest street market I could find.
You could get anything you want here.
From the tuk-tuk drivers selling yum-yum chemical massage, to the latest and greatest of virtual drug programs, robot helpers, holographic suit emitters.
You name it, they had it.
I needed a new look.
It was the best I could think of to shake them off my tail.
Replacing my eyes was the easy part.
My skin, not so much.
Once the painkillers kicked in, I arranged to meet an old acquaintance of mine.
If anybody could get me the new body signature I was looking for, it was definitely X.
He insisted on meeting me in a crap hotel room in the heart of the red light district.
Mister foreign man was passing through, and their eyes burned holes in my pocket.
The working enhanced knew how to sell.
They could be anything you wanted.
Girl, boy, ladyboy.
I figured I should get off the streets, so I brought a Plexie to the hotel room as I waited for X.
If my compadre doesn't hurry his ass up, they'll light me up and cut this chip right out of me.
Great timing, X.
Looks like you just sealed my fate.
I was going to be dead in a matter of seconds.
This version of me is, anyway.
After all, I am one of them now.
And being unreal, I guess, does have its perks.
From the day you enhanced your memories have been storing itself secretly inside you.
Our services consist of backing up those memories for safe keeping.
If something were to happen to your physical self, we would simply implant your memories to the NEWYOU.
That is why it is crucial to sign up for our daily backup program, so you never lose a moment of your life.
Strive to live forever and join the millions of augmented people who had taken this step.
You know what to do, Kaye.
Just click the button below and all of your fears about death will never haunt you again.
It's him, take him down.