The Setting is a satirically re-imagined World.
Disclaimer: The producers of this video game concept are not endorsing or condoning any criminal activities described in this video game concept. This video game concept is entirely fictional, so any resemblence to real life people or events is entirely coincidental.
It's 2017. Jake Lee is a third generation American expatriot of Hong Kong, who is coming back from military service in Afganistan. His grandfather moved to ASU during the financial boom in the 60's as an illegal immigrant to San Fierro, but became a citizen through marriage, and moved to Liberty City, because there was a bunch of relatives there. What he did't know was the relatives worked for the triads, so that's what Jake's father had to do too. He never spoke about his business to his own family. It was only by accident that Jake found out. That was when Jake enlisted for the military, and served in Afganistan. Lucky for Jake, he never caught a bullet, but he nearly died in a roadside bombing. Two guys from his unit perished that day and one after a week at a hospital. Jake is sent home. When he gets home, his mother tells him that his father has died.
The map is in the form of a Globe, so that distances are shorter and day/night cycle is easier to make.
Gaining money from your turf by making the businesses pay a tax to your gang
Fronts: Club/ Bar
You start as a tough guy, advance into coordinator and finally the manager.
As "tough guy" you get sent to places, that are late on payment, or not paying, while they're supposed to. Your job is to convince, that it's in the best interest of the owner to pay up. Your pay is at first $500 per day, level 2: $1,000, level 3: $2,000.
As "coordinator" your job is to apply people to trouble spots, and to take care of competition. You hire and fire tough guys. Your pay is at first a 5% commision, level 2: 10%, level 3: 20%.
As "manager" you decide where you operate, hire and fire coordinators, and decide the rates. You have to pay half of your earnings as a tribute to the triad head.
Gaining money from your employed women in exchange for pimping service
Fronts: Hotel/ Motel
You start as a street pimp, advance into whorehouse manager and finally prostitution manager.
As "street pimp" you drive your employees to the best suited spots, choose the working outfits for the employed women, make sure customers pay up and don't damage the goods. You take care of competition and your employees. You get half of every dollar your employees make, then have to pay half as a tribute to whorehouse manager.
As "whorehouse manager" you advertise the business, make decisons about the look and feel of the whorehouse and find out what the customers desire. You make sure each encounter with personnel is recorded in video and audio, and make sure that the business is disguised as a legit business. You get the tribute paid to you, then have to pay half as a tribute to prostitution manager.
As "prostitution manager" you decide the scale of operation, hire and fire personnel. You get the tribute paid to you. You have to pay half to the triad head.
Lending to the needy, while making a profit
Fronts: Office/ Car sales yard/ Device shop
Cash investment needed to start: $100.000
You start as a collector, advance into repo-man and finally the cash manager
As "collector" you convince customers that it's in their best interest to pay up. Your pay is $500 per day, level 2: $1,000, level 3: $2,000.
As "repo-man" you secure the available payment by repossessing valuables. At first level your pay is 5% commisssion, second level 10% and third level 20%
As "cash manager" you hire and fire personnel and decide rates. You have to pay half of your earnings to triad head.
Running illegal fights and betting venues
Fronts: Meat packing factory/ Meat warehouse
You start as a brawler, advance into bouncer and finally into manager
As "brawler" you win and lose when told to do so. At first level your pay is $500 per fight, second level $1,000 and third $2,000
As "bouncer" you let the right people in and keep the wrong people out. At first level you get paid 5% of winnings, second level 10% and third 20%.
As "manager" you invite fighters, set entrance fees for audience, hire bouncers, brawlers and bookies. You pay half of your share to the triad head as a tribute.
- Barefist fights (Men fighting w/o gloves)
- Cock fights (Male Poultry fighting to the death)
- Dog fights (Canines fighting to the death)
Acquiring cash and valuables with force
Fronts: Warehouse/ Security Company
You start as a stick-up guy, advance into burglar, then robber and finally heist master
Small time heist
As "stick-up guy" you hold out small stores and gas stations using a fast car, mask and a gun. A good stick up is a two-man job. You have to pay 20% of the take to the heist master for planning and intelligence.
As "burglar" you enter into peoples homes and businesses while they are away using stealth and a van. A good burglary is a three-man job. You have to pay 20% of the take to the heist master for planning and intelligence.
As "robber" you enter into businesses while they are in a vulnerable state, when a lot of cash or valuables is on their hands, and all security disabled. A good big heist is a five-man job. You have to pay 20% of the take to the heist master for planning and intelligence.
As "heist master" you do the intelligence, plan the heists, hire the crews, take 20% of the action and divide the spoils after each job. You pay half of your take to the triad head.
The import, production and distribution of intoxicating addictive substances
Fronts: Factory/ Warehouse
You start as a pusher, advance into deliverer and finally a dealer
As "pusher" you fetch the product from your stash and go to your corner to sell it to customers. You also take care of competition, authorities and angry customers and give free samples to test the product. At first level you get 5% of each sale, second level 10%, third level 20%.
As "deliverer" you fetch the product from the supplier and take it to a stash, take care of competition and authorities. You also move the product from stash to stash. At first level you get $500 for each delivery, second level $1,000, third level $2,000.
As "dealer" you negotiate for deals with suppliers and hire and fire women to work in your production facilities after each week. You decide how strong a product you buy and how much you cut it. Then you make sure it gets tested and sold. You pay half of your take as tribute to the triad head.
The Acquiring and import of useful people like: working slaves, sex slaves and future prostitutes
Fronts: Shipping company/ Hauling company
You start as a guard, advance into henchman and finally a captain
As "guard" you make sure no-one escapes before sale and make sure the product is in good condition before sale. At first level you get $500 for each trip, second level $1,000, third level $2,000.
As "henchman" you capture the escapees. intimidate the product and take care of the competitors. At first level you get $2,500 for each trip, second level $5,000 and third level $10,000
As "captain" you define routes, hide the contraband, determine the value of the individuals and advertise and pick costumes for each individual. You also hire and fire personnel after each trip and negotiate with suppliers and customers.You pay half of your take to the triad head
- Acquisition and Loading
* with a truck you drive around collecting people into the container
* drive to the port
* load the container onto a ship
- The trip
* water and treat the cargo
* make sure no-one escapes
* determine the value of each individual
- Unloading and Sales
* wash, feed and treat the cargo
* load the container off the ship to a truck
* drive the truck to the sales point and unload
The production and sales of copied product sold as the original
-Toys, electronic games
-Designer labels and clothing
-Movies, music and computer games
-Handbags, purses, wallets
Fronts: Factory/ Warehouse
You star as security, advance into supervisor, and finally CEO
As "security" you monitor the facility from multiple screens and hurry to settle the situations with lethal force, if necessary. At first level you get payed $500 per batch, second level $1,000 and third level $2,000
As "supervisor" you monitor the product quality and the working morale of the workers and intervene with punishments, if there's anything wrong with either. At first level you get paid $2,500 per batch, second level $5,000 and third level $10,000.
As "CEO" you negotiate with suppliers and customers and hire and fire personnel after each week. You pay half of your take to the triad head as a tribute.
The illegal import and distribution of firearms
Fronts: Hauling company/ Fishing & Hunting Store
You start as a gunman, advance into pilot and finally merchant
As "gunman" you test the product and act as a backup to pilot. At first level you get payed $500 per run, second level $1,000 and third $2,000
As "pilot" you operate any vehicle carrying the cargo. At first level you get payed $2,500 per run, second level $5,000 and third $10,000.
As "merchant" you negotiate the deals with suppliers and customers, and hire and fire personnel. You pay half of your take to triad head.
Trafficking natural resources:
The acquiring and sales of lucrative natural resources
* Pink Ivory: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
* African Blacwood: Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa
* Sandalwood: India, Pakistan, Bushland, Indonesia, Malakaii, Fishy, Bislamavanua,
Kenilorea islands, New Calais
* Ebony: India, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Indonesia
* Agarwood: India, The Philippines, Somare New Shilling, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam,
* Lignum vitae: The Lucayans, Duarte Republic, Porto Bautista, Castro, Jamston, Grenada,
Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia
* Peltogyne: Brazil, Surinam, French Guyana
* Dalbergia: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela,
Surinam, French Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Congo,
* Guibourtia: Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam, French Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Guinea,
Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Congo, Angola, Madagascar
* Mahogany: Mexas, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia,
Brazil, ASU, Castro, The Lucayans, Taínos, Duarte Republic, Jamston, Porto Bautista,
Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago
* Teak: India, Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam
-oil: Syria, Irak, Iran, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Indonesia, Russia, China, ASU
* Platinum: South Africa, Russia
* Gold: China, Australia, Russia, ASU, Peru, South Africa, Mali, Indonesia
* Rhodium: South Africa, Russia
* Ruthenium: South Africa, Russia
* Iridium: South Africa, Russia
* Osmium: South Africa, Russia
* Palladium: South Africa, Russia
* Rhenium: Chile, ASU, Peru, Poland
* Silver: Bushland, Mexas, Bolivia, Peru, Poland
* Indium: China, Japan, Korea
* Lady's Slipper Orchid: ASU, Mexas, China, Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam, French Guyana,
Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Somare New Shilling, Malaysia, The Philippines, Japan,
Korea, Russia, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Romania, Sweden,
Norway, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Austria, Switzerland
* Dendrobium nobile: China, India, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malakaii
* Cycads: ASU, Mexas, Bushland, Malakaii, Fishy, Kiwiland, New Calais, Bislamavanua,
Kenilorea Islands, Somare New Shilling, Indonesia, Japan, China, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam,
Malaysia, Singapore, India, Madagascar, South Africa, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast,
* Saguaro Cactus: Mexas, ASU
* Snowdrops: France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria,
Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Bosnia, Moldova,
Ukraine, Armenia, Russia, Syria, Israel, Turkey, Poland, Belarus
* Sod: everywhere there's a grassy lawn or golf course
* Ginseng: China, Korea, Russia
* Lilac: Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, UK, Germany, France, Italy, ASU
* Ivory (Elephant tusks and Rhino horns)
* Tiger parts
Fronts: Sawmill/ Gas Station/ Factory
You start as pick-up guy, advance into driver and then into managing director
As "pick-up guy" you pick the containers from the countryside with a helicopter and load them onto a truck. At first level your pay is $500 per run, second level $1,000 and third level $2,000.
As "driver" you drive the containers to airport hangar and load them into a cargo plane. Then you fly the plane to the destination. At first level your pay is $2,500 per run, second level $5,000 and third level $10,000.
As "managing director" you purchase the product from the supplier and sell it to customers. You hire and fire personnel each week. You pay half of your take to triad head.
Illegal wildlife trade:
The Acquiring and sales of lucrative live animals
Front: Safari company
-Catch live and traffick
* Tigers, Cheetahs, Panthers
* Exotic birds
* Exotic fishes
You start as a fetcher, andvance into guide and finally to safari hoast.
As "fetcher" you fetch the product to the container. At first level you get $500 for each run, second level $1,000 and third level $2,000.
As "guide" you drive the safari vehicles to places where there are target animals. You wait until the safari guests shoot the targets with tranqualizers, and then move to another place. At first level you get $2,500 for each run, second level $5,000 and third level $10,000.
As "safari hoast" you market the safari to the public. You hire and fire personnel after each week. You sell the products to customers and pay half of your take to the triad head.
The termination of undesired individuals in exchange of financial compensation
Fronts: Security firm/ Gun Store
You start as a cleaner, advance into hitman and finally hit squad leader
As "cleaner" your job is to sanitize a hit that made a mess. You must get rid of any incriminating evidence, including bodies, wittnesses, weapons, fingerprints etc. At first level you get $500 for each job, second level $1,000 and third level $2,000.
As "hitman" your job is to perform efficient and timely hits, while avoiding unnecessary attention. At first level you get payed $2,500 per hit, second level $5,000 and third level $10,000 You have the option of calling cleaner, but it'll cost ya.
As "hit squad leader" you must hire and fire your squad members, lead the hit squad in squad hits and negotiate with customers. You pay half of your take to the triad head.
The acquisition and sales of motor vehicles without the owner's concent
Fronts: Auto Showroom/ Chop shop
You start as a thief, advance into spotter and finally to chop shop manager
As "thief" you scan your phone for messages from "spotter" and steal the vehicle before it vanishes and deliver it to a lockup near a chop-shop or a hangar on an abandoned airfield and e-mail to "chop shop manager". At first level you get payed $500 per delivery, second level $1,000 and third level $2,000.
As "spotter" you scan the place for vehicles in demand, and send a photo with gps coordinates and a time stamp as an e-mail. You hire and fire thiefs. At first level you get payed $100 per photo, second level $200 and third level $400.
As "chop shop manager" you send requests by e-mail to the "spotter". You adjust your list of orders according to customers preferences. You hire and fire spotters and negotiate with customers. You pay half of your take to the triad head.
The reduction of accumulated heat by making the officials play along
Fronts: Esquire/ Private detective's office
You start as an investigator, advance into enforcer, and finally to negotiator
As "investigator" your job is to follow the targets, go through their trash, take pictures and footage of their unexpected encounters, collect incriminating evidence and to set the target up when ordered to do so. At first level you get payed $500 per case, second level $1,000 and third $2,000.
As "enforcer" your job is to intimidate the target with bullying and displaying physical power. At first level you get payed $2,500 per case, second level $5,000 and third $10,000.
As "negotiator" you give offers that can't be refused by using leverage or financial compensation or services required by the official. You also hire and fire personnel each week. At first level you get payed $12,000 per case, second level $24,000 and third $50,000.