What is Zomia Offline Games?

Zomia Offline Games is a company created by Dr. Brian Sovryn with the mission of creating original games that have a classic feel and are very story-oriented. But it’s more than just concentrating on story. It’s about doing games that explore the most hotbed issues on the planet today. Stuff that other game companies wouldn’t even dream of touching. That’s why Zomia Offline Games company matra is: “Story first. Story forever.” But it’s more than that. Zomia Offline Games–or ZOG–also concentrates on making games that are DRM-free, that don’t require an internet connection, and that don’t require expensive hardware. We want as few barriers between the players and ZOG’s games as is possible.


Who is Brian Sovryn?

Dr. Brian Sovryn is the proprietor and developer of Zomia Offline Games, as well as the creator and host of the newscast Sovryn Tech that you can also find on this website. His background in technology comes from years spent with multiple tech companies, the U.S. Army, and from being involved in the cypherpunk community since the late 1990’s. Brian also has a Doctorate of Divinity. Beyond that, he was a co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show Free Talk Live for two years, as well as a co-host with Dr. Stephanie Murphy on the popular Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network show Sex & Science Hour, and has made numerous appearances on other podcasts and radio shows. He’s also a public speaker at various liberty, anarchist, Bitcoin, and tech events throughout the world. Brian also fancies himself a historian, gamer, and tech journalist (in that order), and is a supporter of the Center for Global Nonkilling. Born in 1981 in New York, Brian is ethnically Jewish, and converted to Christianity for a time, but is now a freethinker and anarchist. He is presently a denizen in the United States in the State of New Hampshire as a participant of the Free State Project.


What is Sovryn Tech?

Sovryn Tech is the popular anarchist-themed science and technology show hosted by Dr. Brian Sovryn, and has been running weekly (with intermittent “specials” inbetween) since 2012. The show is completely uncensored–and much like Zomia Offline Games–touches on subjects in tech and science that are often considered taboo by the rest of the podcast world (and really, the world in general). Loaded with tech news, science, geekdom, and many predictions by Dr. Brian Sovryn–known by listeners as the “Golden Stallion of the Tech World”, “The Man of Tomorrow”, and “The Libertine-in-Chief”–that have often been accurate, as well as many insights that you are guaranteed to not get anywhere else, it covers a wide range of topics through its various segments, and is very listener interactive. In the end, Sovryn Tech is meant to entertain as much as it informs.


What is Dark Android?

Dark Android is a project to create inexpensive, secure, privacy-hardened Android devices. It is constantly updated with the latest apps, tips, and tricks to keep your Android device as safe and secure as possible, along with a lot of old school “meatspace” tricks to show you how to use your device with privacy and anonymity in the fore.


Where does the name “Zomia” come from?

SEE: Zomia (geography)


You say Brian Sovryn is an anarchist. Does that mean he wears all black and throws Molotov cocktails?

While Brian is well know for wearing all black all the time (what he calls “triple-black), all “anarchist” means is: “no rulers”. Nothing more, nothing less. It has nothing to do with violence. To learn more, feel free to listen to the aforementioned weekly newscast: Sovryn Tech.


So what is all this really?

All in all, Zomia Offline Games is a hub for multiple projects. From Dr. Brian Sovryn’s shows, to his books, and his games–all of it is compiled here for your consumption and enjoyment. And all of it has, as you’re sure to discover, his signature flair and is colored by his goal and desire for human freedom.