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Of Guards and Thieves is a multiplayer stealth game in which high-powered guards face off against fast and elusive thieves in a contest of wits. Outsmarting the enemy and shooting your way through to the goal are equally valid strategies.
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“OGAT ("Of Guards and Thieves") is in Early Access phase. This means that the development of the game is still in progress.
So, why buy the game?
By buying the game, you will have access to all of the new content that will be released during the development, up to the full version of the game.
In this way you will give full support to developers, allowing them to finish the project in the best way possible.

Be sure to check our key features and To Do List below.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“More or less one year, we have big plans for Ogat, it is our intention to add a large number of game modes and other content.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Lots of new stuff!
  • New game mode
  • New classes
  • New factions
  • New weapons
  • New gameplay features
  • Better services
  • ... and more!
look at our Wiki to discover new details.
http://ogat.gamepedia.com

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In its current state the game is perfectly enjoyable.
You can play a good variety of game mode, classes and map.
We work every day to bring new game content constantly.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, but the final price will depend on the number of content that will be available in the final version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are open to suggestion and feedback.
The community can interact directly with us, play with us and see their suggestions come to life within the world of "OGAT"”
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OGAT - 61.2 Update Overview

August 6th, 2014

Of Guards and Thieves 61.2 Update Overview

Hi guys,
Update 61.2 is available from August 1

Here the complete changelog for 61.2 update:
  • New gamemode : VIP escape (VIP)
  • New gamemode : Instagib (IG)
  • New Maps for IG and MB : VR Arena v2 & VR Arena v3
  • Zombie Rush: added arrow pointing the brain position (for survivor only)
  • Bug fix: missing level 17
  • Bug fix: minimum resolution on Steam game client.
  • Bug fix: wrong class respawn
  • Bug fix: mixed gamemode bug


Instagib (IG)

In this mode, there are two teams (Red and Blue). The first team to get to 40 kills is the winner. There is a time limit of 5 min which means that if neither teams reached a kill count of 40, the higher scorer will win.
Maximize your kill count while minimizing the kill count of the opposite team. Remember, every time you get killed, you are giving one point away to the opposite team and vice-versa!

In this game mode players are equipped with a single weapon, the Railgun.
The Railgun is capable of inflicting massive damage in a single shot (up to 200hp), but have a slow rate of fire.


Tips about IG

  • Destroy all the things.
  • You are a Death machine.
  • You can kill your opponents with a single blow, but they can do the same with you.
  • Looking for coverage between kills is a good idea.
  • Remember, your weapon is deadly, but you must wait for it to cool between shots.

VR Arena Maps

IG is playable on all maps but we have created special maps, with a symmetrical structure.
The VR maps are set, as well as the name suggests, in a "virtual reality" environment.
You can play this maps only in IG (Instagib) and MB (MadBall) game modes.


VIP escort (VIP) version .1

In VIP escort guards must escort the VIP alive up to the exit point, VIP is random chosen at the start of the game.
Thieves Team have to kill to the VIP.
Teams have 5 minutes to complete their goals.
This mode is probably one of the most 'difficult, without an organized team is almost impossible to win.

Tips about VIP

  • Don't move alone.
  • Start a conflict only if necessary. Revealing your position too soon might put yourself in danger.
  • Be stealthy and move with caution!
  • Remain with the bodyguards as much as possible.
  • Do not engage the enemy directly. Usually, you can not compete against the thief firepower.
  • Remember, you need to escape alive, and yeah, VIP can not respawn.
VIP Equipment




Why VIP version 1?

Because this is the first version of the VIP mode, in future updates the gameplay will be improved, making it more 'diverse and satisfying.

Before you can escape and win, VIP and her escort will have to solve a series of goals.
These objectives will be chosen randomly at the beginning of the match from a list that includes things likes:
- Hack and retrieve data files from PC
- Recover important item or valuable information

As happens in GaT game mode, thieves do not know which goals must be completed before VIP can escape.

Gameplay flow example:

1) Hack pc and retrieves the password of the safe
2) unlock the safe
3) recover important information from the safe
4) escape alive


What's next?

We are working on several things, including the first bunch of features for the huge game mode series:
- night and day cycle
- huge map
- NPC (animals and zombies)
- deeper interaction with the environment features

Next update announcements

apart from that we are expanding the content of the actual game mode and the next update will include:
  • ZR - Runner and Heavy zombie class remake/improvement
  • ZR - 2 new zombie classes
  • 1 new Guards class
  • 1 new Thieves class
  • new gadgets and weapons
  • 2 new Game Mode


Again, thanks all for the support and see you in game!

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Release and next update announcement

July 19th, 2014

Hi guys
Of Guards and Thieves is now available to play on Steam!

The next update will be released at the end of the month, and will include:

  • Two new gamemodes
  • New maps
  • Bugfix and various improvements

If you are new to the game we recommend you to take a look at the wiki and guides here on Steam.
OGAT Wiki

Thank you all for the great support.
See you in game:)

If you have ideas or suggestions regarding the gameplay, new classes, new gamemode, weapons, gadgets or other feedback, write us here on the Steam forum or join our officiall Workshop forum.

If you have an any sort of technical problems please report it on the tech support forum here on Steam, or directly in the official forum HERE


The first release (build 0.60.0) includes these contents:

Gamemode
  • GaT (Guards and Thieves)
  • ZR (Zombie Rush)
  • DE (Bomb Defusal)
  • TDM (Team DeathMatch)
  • MB (MadBall)
  • SOC (Soccer)

Maps
  • Mansion
  • Office
  • Military Camp
  • Police Department
  • Cemetery
  • MadBall Arena
  • Soccer Field
  • Soccer Field 2

Class and Faction
  • Scout (guards faction)
  • Assault (guards faction)
  • Medic (guards faction)
  • Guardian (guards faction)
  • Cobra (thief faction)
  • Shadow (thief faction)
  • Medic (thief faction)
  • Juggernaut (thief faction)
  • The Runner (zombie faction)
  • The Heavy (zombie faction)
  • Soccer Player (soccer only)*(with 6 skin available)
  • MadBall player

Weapon and Gadget
  • AZ47 (primary weapon)
  • N4 (primary weapon)
  • NP5 (primary weapon)
  • Standard crossbow (primary weapon)
  • Syringe rifle (primary weapon)
  • Tactical knife (primary weapon)
  • Tactical shield (primary weapon)
  • Cold1911 (secondary weapon)
  • WKmk24 (secondary weapon)
  • Wkmk24 Sop(secondary weapon)
  • WKusp (secondary weapon)
  • WKusp SD (secondary weapon)
  • Zlock18 (secondary weapon)
  • Zlock18 SD (secondary weapon)
  • Plastic knife (*Special, MadBall only, primary weapon)
  • Madball (*Special, MadBall only, secondary weapon)
  • Heal syringe (gadget)
  • Flare (gadget)
  • Frag grenade Rev.A (gadget)
  • Frag grenade Rev.B (gadget)
  • Smoke grenade (gadget)
  • Stone (gadget)

Other features
  • User profile
  • Avatar system
  • Game Statistics (win/lose ratio for all gamemode and faction)
  • Levels and experience points (Capped to level 20)
  • Hosting capabilities to 12 client (4/6/8/10/12 player games)

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Reviews

“Of Guards and Thieves is a powder keg of potential. It's an absolute ton of fun with friends and strangers alike. There's simply no reason to pass it by. Get in on the ground floor and let's go!”
http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=34346

“Its OK! Frag Out!!”
LIRIK

“This game is awesome. Lots of tactical s***. Sneaky Beaky like.”
GiantWaffle

About the Game

Of Guards and Thieves is a multiplayer stealth game in which high-powered guards face off against fast and elusive thieves in a contest of wits. Outsmarting the enemy and shooting your way through to the goal are equally valid strategies. A game with simple rules, emergent gameplay and high replayability, Of Guards and Thieves is sure to be a showstopper in your gaming collection!

KEY FEATURES

  • Asymmetric Stealth multiplayer tactical action.
  • Class system and factions.
  • Innovative dynamic lighting system.
  • Interactive environment.
  • Competitive and fun game modes.
  • *check our Wiki to find all the actual game content: http://ogat.gamepedia.com

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP


  • Map editor - Make your own map with our 3D Map Editor directly inside the game and share them with the community.
  • Dedicated server - Enjoy the game on our 24/7 dedicated servers, bigger game, less lag, more fun!
  • New classes - Prepare to compete with new exclusive classes like the Saboteur, the Sniper, the Hacker, the Carrier and more.
  • Clan - Form your clan and compete with your friends.
  • Automated tournaments and league system.
  • Friend list and private messaging system.
  • Mac and Linux support on Steam.
  • Achievements and challenges.
  • Customizable equipment, weapon, gadget and appearance.
  • New maps.
  • Single Player missions.
  • Co-Op game mode and AI bots.
  • New competitive game modes - V.I.P, Capture the flag, Hostage rescue, Thief escape, Capture mission and more!
  • New fun game modes - Zombie escape, Jailbreak, Murder and more! (check the complete list in our Wiki page http://ogat.gamepedia.com/GameMode

HUGE GAMEMODE EXPANSION!


Prepare to join a new series of huge game modes like "Thief Town", "Zombie Apocalypse", "Life", "Hunger Games" and more!
These game modes include a lot of new features like:
  • Dynamic daylight based on realistic night and day cycle.
  • Dynamic Weather system.
  • Survival Features - Sickness, hunger, thirst and fatigue.
  • MMO features - Inventory, crafting, farming, harvesting, hunting, fishing and more.
  • Bigger games with persistent world.
  • Vehicles.
  • Buildable environment - House, base, traps, farming and crafting structures and more.
  • Living world - Animals, creatures and NPC characters.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
114 products in account
2 reviews
15.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is a great game. Don't let the only 2 hours or so of playtime affect this, I've been playing this for quite a while now. I've seen it change a bit and for the better.

Pros:

Pretty dang fun gameplay
Easy to host a server if there's a need for one.
The graphics and lighting are cartoony and smooth. Really good on the eyes.
I haven't run into any serious or game breaking glitches while playing it.
Several Gamemodes (Guards and Thieves, Zombie Rush, Soccer, Madball, Team Death Match, etc.) so there is variety other than just stealth modes.

Cons:

Sometimes a server you connect to may make your (or others) ping a little high, but the Devs are working on having actual servers.
Currently only multiplayer, but that too will change in the future.

Other than that, there's no serious issues with the game. The Devs are constantly adding stuff and have tons of plans ahead for future gamemodes. If you're a fan of Stealth games, this is certainly the game to get.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
49 products in account
5 reviews
10.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Very good game overall.
(Disregard Steam time)

Pros:

Fun, when everyone has good connect.
Challenging, yet not to hard.
Neatoronnie concept.
Nice lighting effects.

Cons:

Some bugs, like any other game. Devs are working on it.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
385 products in account
5 reviews
42.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is a blast, the best way I could describe it is Monaco mixed with Counter Strike and it's just as amazing as that sounds. If there was ever an early access game that deserved it's asking price, it's this one.

One thing that should be appreciated is this isn't an early access game where you'll find lots of bugs or glitches. In the many hours that I've played on all the gamemodes I have not encountered a single one, which has been pretty impressive. You will not clip into geometry, fall through the world or any other weird occurances. Everything works just as intended. The occassional lag will happen but that will occur due to the host. (Roll your mouse over the admin of the room to see their location.)

It's graphics and graphical options are very limited and it could probably run on a toaster but thats actually a great thing because that means more players will be able to play flawlessly. Personally I feel that artistic style>graphical fidelity anyday and OGAT has oodles of style. Not to mention it scales perfectly. I assume the engine is Unity, it's very well optimized.

The gameplay is fluid, responsive (if the server is decent), and well balanced. Some are quick to shout OP, but that wouldn't happen if everyone took the time to understand how to effectively use light. Light is a big part of most of the gamemodes in OGAT, it will be your friend and it will be your enemy.

The devs should truely be rewarded for their support of OGAT and the dedication to the community adding SO much to the game it's ridiculous!
Just take a look here http://ogat.gamepedia.com/GameMode and scroll down to see all the gamemodes they are planning to add to the game! It's like they want to recreate all of the best gmod mods, and I'm all for it!

One thing that a few of my friends have made notice was that the game has no music in it what-so-ever. It really didn't occur to me at all that it would be an issue, but for some people apparently it might be. So if soley the sound of guns and grenades don't satisfy you, that might be a bit of a problem.
Posted: July 16th, 2014
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28 of 41 people (68%) found this review helpful
127 products in account
1 review
16.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Amazing Game Played in the beta ! Worth buying lot oif fun simple game with many different game modes - Worth picking up !
Posted: July 15th, 2014
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
149 products in account
1 review
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
* Please disregard Steam time; game was available pre-Steam.
** My 'full' review is available here. =)

OGAT is a popular game in the making. Movement feels tight. Lighting is gorgeous. Sounds are immensely satisfying. Don't be fooled by the Early Access tag: OGAT is already a blast, and it can only get better.

To start: OGAT's strength lies in the fact that any game mode is possible. The mainstay, of course, is Guards and Thieves. Guards defend six objects, but only one is the Thieves' target. In a battle of misdirection, it's a tense standoff where sharp timing is key. Classic gametypes execute perfectly in OGAT, but the game's core is so strong that the devs can (and do!) experiment.

Classes
As you'd expect, each class has strengths & weaknesses. Cobras are quick and strong with terrible HP. Juggernauts are strong with high HP but painfully slow. You'll have preferences based on your playstyle, but all classes are fun and effective. Many more classes are on the horizon: Sniper, Engineer, Hacker, etc. Also on the way are "Gadgets", a wide variety of tools to customize loadouts.

Lighting
The game centers heavily on its lighting. For Thieves (and Zombies), their main advantage is night vision. For Guards, it's a constant struggle to keep the map well-lit. Bright red light switches line the walls. When switched off, Thieves can impose their advantage. A suddenly-dark room compels moments of risk / reward for Guards. Do I rush in, or consider the room "lost"? Darkness is dangerous territory. To counter, Guards have flashlights...but their beams are of little comfort.

Sound
When light is scarce – which it often is – you need to locate action with your ears. The rustling of a bush. A distant knife swing. A shattering window. Since the game's sounds are so useful, verbal communication (not incl. in-game) is a borderline disadvantage. It's a bizarre feeling at first, but it works very well. As an alternative to voice chat, holding Mouse 3 brings up a radial menu with commands like Go Left and Follow Me. Text chat is always an option too, mostly used while dead on the floor.

Problems
OGAT's biggest stumble is currently a lack of dedicated servers. When you want to play, sometimes you can't find a server that works – let alone one on the same continent. Dedicated servers are in-progress, but the simple fix is: more players! More players = more player-hosted servers. So, ultimately, a Steam release alone should go a long way to address its main issue.

Verdict
In my opinion, Of Guards and Thieves is a powder keg of potential. Even in its current form, it's an absolute ton of fun with friends and strangers alike. With a solid core and great features on the way, there's simply no reason to pass it by. Get in on the ground floor and let's go!
Posted: July 14th, 2014
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