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Dystopia is a cyberpunk game on the Source engine that places the player into tense combat situations in a high-tech world spanned by computer networks. Playing as either Punk mercenaries, or Corporate security forces, the player will fight through the physical world to gain access, via jack-in terminals, to cyberspace.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2005

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Dystopia beta branch update 1.4.03

August 15th, 2014

Hey guys I just pushed some more beta changes live. Here's the changes:

  • EMP and frag grenades now deploy 3x faster
  • "+0.00" on energy bar only shows up when you're not full energy
  • mediplant now heals self even if off (but not when emp'd)
  • knockback from explosives increased by 50%
  • maximum upwards velocity from damage tweaked: it used to be capped at 250, now it is uncapped, but any velocity over 250 is scaled down by 50%
  • smartlocks tracer lock timeout after losing line-of-sight reduced from 5 seconds to 1 second
  • smartlocks can now be reloaded to refill tracers even when out of reserve ammo
  • wired reflexes now reduces machpistol spread by 50% (up from 20%). machpistol with WR now has a higher pitch firing sound to alert you of this change (will have a custom sound soon probably)
  • GL nades are now more responsive when checking whether or not to explode while sitting on the ground (think time 200ms -> 100ms)
  • machpistol can now be fired even while holding +attack2! and there was much rejoicing.

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New beta branch build is live

August 13th, 2014

Yay for iterative builds~

Changes:

  • Achievements might be fixed (the code files were missing, wtf)
  • Steam cloud support for some config files and presets.txt (this is already live)
  • Can no longer callvote to change map to lobby
  • Light katana damage 45 -> 50
  • Light katana delay 0.525 -> 0.5
  • Minigun damage per bullet 5->6 (back up to 36 damage total per shot)
  • Heavies can horizontal legboost jump again
  • Legboosters now use different energy depending on your class:
    • Light: 15
    • Medium: 20
    • Heavy: 30
  • Energy stops refilling if you're holding a legboost charge
  • Mediplant range 512 -> 384
  • Soft collisions also disable if you're standing, but someone jumps through you

I'll probably get a doc set up somewhere later with total changes as of this beta patch (or if someone else wants to get that sorted for me, great! I gotta go to work~)

Thanks Vizzy, Azura, Crim + everyone else for the feedback and discussion, keep it coming

(Note: you might still be able to connect to the dedicated server Tom is running, but it will probably result in weirdness until he updates it probably later tonight) And it's live, thanks Tom ːpinkheartː

ːdogfaceː

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Reviews

“...a super sleek, fast paced , 100% Cyberpunk treat for the whole family.”
Destructoid

“...an ambitious conversion for Half Life 2”
PC Gamer (UK)

“...translating that dirty ‘hi-tech low-life’ [Cyberpunk] chestnut into a balanced multiplayer game”
PC Zone

About the Game

Dystopia is a cyberpunk game on the Source engine that places the player into tense combat situations in a high-tech world spanned by computer networks. Playing as either Punk mercenaries, or Corporate security forces, the player will fight through the physical world to gain access, via jack-in terminals, to cyberspace.

Cyberspace is a three dimensional representation of the world's network. Inside cyberspace players will launch programs to hack into systems linked to the physical world while fighting off enemy hackers and defending critical systems. Gameplay progresses through inter-linked physical and cyberspace objectives, some are completed in either the physical world or cyberspace, others only by a well timed combination of the two.

The player will be immersed in action packed battles, whether the player is a heavily augmented combat mercenary armed to the teeth with the latest in firepower, or a twitch reflex cyberdecker racing to infiltrate a cyberspace node; they'll be immersed in an action packed battle. Only through skillful use of the high tech arsenal we're making available and intelligent team play will players truly jack-in and kick ass.

Puny Human is a collection of dedicated and talented gamers who are creating this action packed multiplayer game. Dystopia draws on the themes and concepts of the cyberpunk genre and implements ideas born out of years of gaming experience. With a competitive focused gameplay system, we hope to produce the next step in online multiplayer gaming.

  • Dual layer gameplay; interlinked realworld and cyberspace
  • A highly detailed futuristic "realworld" environment
  • A 3D "cyberspace" computer network environment
  • Unique player configuration system
  • 12 maps with 3 to 5 unique objectives per map
  • 12 high powered primary weapons
  • 14 selectable implants to customize your loadout
  • Completely free to play!

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Helpful customer reviews
30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
342 products in account
3 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
It may come as a surprise to see that I have, I believe, no hours in Dystopia. Yet, I'm writing a review for it. This is because I played the old version of Dystopia, before it had a store page. Dystopia is an incredibly important game to me, in that it is the game that got me to play PC games. Before Dystopia, I didn't know that PC was really a gaming platform. I remember being at my Mom's boyfriend's house, and hanging out with his child (who was almost twice my age) and watching him play it. I was blown away by the futuristic look of everything, and all the little secrets he knew about in the community-made levels. Not to mention, watching him hack whilst in cyberspace just seemed incredible to the eight or nine year old me. So, I wanted to play it. So I got Steam. But I couldn't play it, because it wasn't a stand-alone game. It was a mod. So I needed Half-Life 2. But I couldn't run Half-Life 2, and by proxy Dystopia, because my PC was trash at the time. Finally, I obtained a PC that I could play Dystopia on, and... it was dead. Hardly anyone played it. The game had died by the time I was finally able to get around to playing it. So there I was, 11 or so years old, unable to properly play the game I had up until then so longed to play and I thought to myself, "Well... I guess I could try out this Half-Life 2 game. Maybe it will be alright. The guy on the cover looks like a nerd though..."
So that's why Dystopia is important to me. Not only did it get me to start playing PC games in general, but it got me to start playing PC games on what is perhaps the greatest game of all time. So, even if it's still dead, I have to thank it for that. And maybe, just maybe, some day it will be revived and I'll be able to -really- play the game.
Posted: May 9th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
48 products in account
1 review
177.2 hrs on record
Great game, shame the player base is dead.
Posted: June 21st, 2014
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
31 products in account
1 review
0.7 hrs on record
Contrary to me not recommending this game, this game is unique. I would have enjoyed playing it other than the fact that the community is dead. Out of all the servers, only one had a player. Only one player. One of the greatest mods of HL2...shame it never took off.

Gameplay 8/10
Community 1/10
Posted: May 13th, 2014
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21 of 39 people (54%) found this review helpful
186 products in account
1 review
0.4 hrs on record
This is a pretty fun multiplayer game, but saddly has become victim of inevitable fate of all multiplayer games.
This game is dead, there are very few servers and fewer players.
R.I.P Dystopia. :(
Posted: April 21st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
6 reviews
25.4 hrs on record
Great game, sadly underplayed. More players would be nice. You can make a difference! Invite your friends to play!
Posted: March 28th, 2014
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83 of 95 people (87%) found this review helpful
322 products in account
3 reviews
17.0 hrs on record
Ok, this game is UNIQUE, unlike you or snowflakes. Nothing plays like this game. It's objective based and takes place in 2 dimensions. In the physical world, you get all sorts of very cool futuristic weaponry and abilities like radars, sonars, invisibility, medical implants, heat-vision, etc. You can throw spidernades, direct rockets in your enemie's face, rocketfist their ♥♥♥, mow them down, desintegrate, electrify, bomb, chop them down as a bunnyhoppin cyberninja, whatever! And you can hack into the virtual world where you rocket jump, run like sonic and get into wall-running MLG-pro psychedelic laserfights.

Everything is fine-tuned, there is voice commands, the weapons are a pleasure to use and the way the mod plays is simply beautiful. Also, the music is pretty boss. It makes all the cyberman-shooting look cool.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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