|ZPC takes place in a futuristic first-person shooter environment
where Arman must liberate the world from the Black Brethren, a crooked
organization that has stripped citizens of their freedoms and littered
buildings with their propaganda. Enemies include variations of foot
soldiers and bureaucrats that swarm in droves, defending their evil
empire. The hero is armed with Johnny 7, a weapon that evolves into
a pistol, machinegun, shotgun, grenade launcher, electromagnetic rail
gun and vaporizer. Where it differs from other shooters is that the
main character uses chi force powers to flip switches, hit buttons,
open doors, and jump. These powers make simple tasks difficult since
he must look down and punch the floor to propel himself over hazards.
Orbs must also be collected, and are few and far between. It runs on
a modified version of Marathon 2's game engine and includes music by
the industrial band the Revolting Cocks, and art by underground artist
Aidan (KMFDM) Hughes.