In the words of Nell:
"Noir City (noirmods, though nothing is yet unlocked) will be an au mid-century period piece focusing on the mood of the film noir/noir fiction, including cops and crime syndicates, dames and dance halls, nosy reporters and private eyes. We are very much emphasizing character development, which will translate to fewer characters than average (two to start with), more logs (they're required for activity checks), and less linked-journal type interaction. The network and technology will be noir!punk of sorts, and we also have some adjusted history to encourage greater diversity and less racism/misogyny. At the end of the weekend, we'll open up all the game files and holds, but in the mean time if you have any questions, feel free to ask! :D"