The Conduit was about a conspiracy between aliens and the founders of the American state, discovered inadvertently by a Secret Service agent who had presumed to be fighting off a terrorist group. Surprisingly, the aliens were developed and reproduced on earth by John Adams and then sent out to conquer human civilization through conduits that enable transport between far-flung locations. Conduit 2 is about more of this kind of thing, deepening the conspiracy by adding Progenitors, ancient beings that once controlled human kind and whose strength needs to now be absorbed into a mechanical orb in order to stop John Adams once and for all. This is more pretext than I would have needed to shoot at men in radiation suits and bipedal insect people.
Conduit 2 was developed by High Voltage Software and published by Sega. It is available for the Nintendo Wii.
Michael Thomsen has written about videogames, sex, and animals for ABC World News, Nerve, n+1, IGN, The Faster Times, The Millions, Gamasutra, The Escapist, and Edge. He lives in New York City.