Get to know the characters
Not much is known about most of the mysterious characters in Cryptomania, but here's what we do know!
Its exact origins unknown, the little drone had been living in the desert before it was first spotted climbing the walls of City S-03. While its motivations are not entirely clear, the only thing more obvious than its playfulness is its curiosity. Will the City reveal its true identity?
If the Tower had a CEO, Fudster would be his second-in-command, the type who always laughs at his boss's jokes while slowly plotting to overthrow him. Spreading nothing but lies and deceit, his enormous, ever-scanning eye lets him easily read his foes and allies. Though his perpetual poker face never shows any sign of emotion, one can’t help but feel like there’s something sinister behind it. It also seems that Fudster is particularly fond of Max for reasons known only to him.
Archie would make an excellent loan shark. On his priority list, money ranks higher than his own life. His two wheels and small size allow him to expertly manoeuvre the city’s terrain, making sure to snatch up any coins in his vicinity – even if they already have an owner. Luckily for us, despite his rough looks, Archie has a very gentle core.
A.D.18 is the reason City S-03 runs as smoothly as it does. His humble appearance and shy behaviour suggest he was built atop some very introverted software, but underneath that grey shell hides the most highly skilled maintenance drone ever created. Each city only hosts a single one of these invaluable drones, as despite their modest appearance, they are able to maintain the entire city by themselves.
Every story has a black sheep – ours just happens to have Mox. Trained in the arts of Cryptofoo from the moment he first booted up, Mox is relentless in his pursuit to guard City S-03. Though rarely hostile, he knows exactly when and how to capture his prey, but perhaps the scariest part is that nobody really notices. No one really knows what happens to Mox’s victims after he drops them off at the Tower, but given that he keeps rewatching old database entries on the Terminator, we’d honestly rather not know.
Since Max was assembled shortly after Mox, all the battle-ready parts had already been used for his big brother, leaving behind pieces and scrap that are much less dangerous, but much more sinister. Even though Max can’t possibly keep up with Mox in agility or offense, he’s no less of a threat to enemies of the city. In fact, anyone who’s ever crossed Max, even in the highest circles, was never seen or heard from again. His stare leaves you with an uneasy feeling of impending world domination.
While the Tower is assumed to be the core of every city, its exact purpose is unknown to the vast majority of the various organic and artificial lifeforms inhabiting the planet. The only available database entry on it is encrypted, but the bits of text decrypted so far seem to suggest it’s somehow involved in planning the very future of the city. Maybe playing the game can help uncover its secrets?