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.
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Release Date: Jul 16, 2014
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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.”

Approximately 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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December 23

"Of Guards and Thieves" Official Teamspeak server is now up!


Hi guys,
we are happy to announce that "Of Guards and Thieves" official Teamspeak server is now up and available for everyone.

To connect use this address: ts.ofguardsandthieves.com
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If you don't know what teamspeak is, check here: Teamspeak official website

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You can find the Teamspeak rules HERE

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If you need a private channel for your Clan/Friend Groups read HERE

==== Server Features ====
  • Dedicated channels by Country.
    (ITA, DE, RU, PL, FR, JP - more country will be added if necessary)
  • International channels (English only)
  • Private section for Clans and Groups.
  • Free temporary channels for everyone.

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December 21

OGAT - Update 64.5 - Xmas, new maps, improvements and spoiler.

Of Guards and Thieves 64.5 Update Overview


Changelog

Here's the complete changelog for 64.5 update:

  • New and improved aiming system (better accuracy and support for shooting enemies on different floors)
  • New full-3d movement system (stairs, yay!)
  • 2 new maps for IG-igCTF-MadBall
  • Xmas decorations
  • Official TeamSpeak server (more info soon...)
  • OGAT demo is now available also on Steam


Full 3D movement system

We have finally introduced a fully 3D movement system: you will now be able to move vertically! It's time to add stairs, hills, bridges and other cool stuff inside the maps.


New map: Sniper Hill


XMas decorations are back


Huge map news
Just one hint: 1 squared km of fully walkable map. This will take probably about 2 or 3 months of work but we're thinking about to release some early steps like 300x300m -> 500x500m -> etc...

This maps will include a great variety of areas like:
  • Little villages
  • Big cities
  • Agricultural areas
  • Abandoned buildings
  • Mines and quarries
  • Forests, swamps and hills
  • Rivers and lakes


Here's some little preview:





Thanks all for the support and see you in game!


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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 This Game

http://store.steampowered.com/app/325490
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
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
Early Access Review
This game is fun with a great art style and fun gameplay, but devs please add dedicated servers and fix server connection problems.
pros-
-great art style
-fun gamplay
-simple controls which are easy to master
-balanced which ever team you are on guards or thiefs
cons-
-takes ages to connect to servers
-can play the flash game as a guest
-no dedicated servers
This is a great game and worth the buy but not in it's current state once they add dedicated servers then this will be a must buy unless you are pateint and can wait for up to 5 mins to connect to a server
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Early Access Review
Least buggy early access game I've played.

Pros:

Fun cat-and-mouse gameplay in the default mode
Lots of gametypes
Decent map selection
Amazing detail and level design (a lot of people don't understand that the cemetery is actually quite defensible)
Cheap
Easy to pick up and play, but rewarding to master

Lots of great emergent gameplay scenarios: You will have lots of "stories" of how you managed to knife 2 guys coming into a room while at low hp carrying the target item and escape at the last second. It's a thrill.

Cons:

Admin can't kick players mid game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
Of Guards and Thieves is a multiplayer stealth game , you will use your skill and tactic to dominate your ennemy.

It's awesome, this is splintercell mixed with top down fps, everything about this game is amazingly fun.

Give it a try, you will love it.

If you love skill based game and stealth and strategy, this game is for you.

Buy it right now.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Early Access Review
Although there are quite a few things that need tweaking and some extra work, I find it very enjoyable so far. The mechanics work fine, it's a really interesting idea and provides lots of oppertunity for interesting and creative maps & playmodes. Then again, it is in early access, so you can not expect a perfect finished game yet.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
Playing as guard, entered a pitch black bathroom. Heard multiple slash attempts, turned around and saw a thief hiding behind the opened door. Proceeds to gun him down, t'was apparent that he missed me entirely.

10/1 -There's no reason why you should'nt buy the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
Lembra muito o multi-player do Splinter Cell: Blacklist, só que com a jogabilidade mais simples e com menos opção de armas e customizações!


EXTREMAMENTE RECOMENDADO JOGAR COM AMIGOS!!!
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76 of 88 people (86%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
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.
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
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.
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
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.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
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!
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40 of 61 people (66%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Early Access Review
Amazing Game Played in the beta ! Worth buying lot oif fun simple game with many different game modes - Worth picking up !
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Early Access Review
This Game is awesome it have so many different gamemodes (Guards and Thieves,Team Death Match,Zombie Rush,Faceless(Slenderman),Insta Gib,Soccer,VIP,CTF,...), i love the design and the originall Game idea in the gamemode "Guard and Thieves" where the Guards defend some objects and the thieves try to steal one of them. But in the moment you feel that this game is in Early Access because you can't change Weapons so you have to play with the basic Equipment which the class offers. But i am looking forward that the developer add more Items and the New Singleplayer mode.

BUY IT!!
THE COMMUNITY MUST GROW!!
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Early Access Review
It's just a CS-like with some really fun mods, like soccer, Mad ball, Zombies Rush. a pretty good game to chillout after a bad day ;)
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Early Access Review
I think this game defines what "cute little game" actually is. It's interesting, pick-up-and-play, and the gameplay has enough unique features to keep me hooked.

Easy to learn, hard to master, and really fun. It's free on the developer's website, I think, but I paid for it because it's good.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Early Access Review
Let me first point out, don't let my hours fool you. I discovered this game through a friend from school almost a year ago, and fell absolutely in love with it. We would play at school all the time, spending hours upon hours (time I should've spent towards work, but eh) playing this game whether at school, or in skype calls at home.

I don't commit to games well. Jade Dynasty, the Sly Cooper series, Runescape, and Of Guards and Thieves are some of the biggest titles of my life. Though I've owned 100s of games in my 17 years, there are no games I've invested more time into than these four. Of Guards and Thieves is a very simple concept. WASD to move, mouse to shoot, guards vs thieves (or guards vs zombies). But the strong community of great people, a connection to all of my friends, and the countless hours of fun have turned this simple game into a game I treasure. The staff at SubvertGames are amazing and always willing to help. I've talked to and played with a few in-game, which is a pretty cool experience. How many games have you played where you're playing with the developers? They're interesting people, they come up with great ideas, they listen to the community, and they're all around great.

A great thing about the development team is their ability to make a great game. I'll warn you now, this is no hack and slash, run around and kill everything type of game. This game requires strategy and skill. A thief that expects to rugby tackle and shank guards into the ground will get nowhere, and a guard that wanders aimlessly near corners and dark places almost deserves to be stabbed to death. If you treat this game like a 2D top-down shooter, you'll get nowhere. I put more thought and effort into my playing than I do playing Stratego.

For an early access game, this game is pretty glitch-free. There are a few bugs here and there, but there's not a lot I've ever run into in the past year I've spent with this game.

The game is constantly expanding. When I joined, there were 2 classes for each team, and one gamemode. It was a wonderful game, but my friends and I kept brainstorming new ideas as we got bored. Now the developers are talking about custom loadouts and a map editor? Can I get a hellyeah.

I love this game, and I would love to see your beautiful face in the community. This is a wonderful game, with wonderful developers, and it deserves your $15. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me or find me in-game. I will do anything to sway people to join this growing community.

I'll see you on the battlefield.

-PickleFluids
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Early Access Review
A lot of fun and shows a lot of promise.

One can certainly tell that it is early access, and that is alright... because it is.

Graphics: Crisp, beautiful styled characters and levels. The lighting is impressive with flashlight rays glinting through bushes. Very good looking game for an early access. It could likely be left as is in a final product without any complaint.

Gameplay: The concept is a blast and its implementation works very well. A game is generally fast paced and discourages mission-focused individuals from camping. Despite some lag issues on a number of servers, the game runs smoothly with people flowing in and out rooms, vents and windows. The mouse responsiveness needs to be improved so when busting into a room as a guard, you can quickly pie slice the room with your flashlight.

Sound: Something I assume will be worked on in the future (i.e. Early Access). There is no music and what sound effects there are tend to be minimal.

Overall: I'm having a lot of fun with this so far and I'm excited to see how it develops in the future.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38S22v9xCb4

"Of Guards and Thieves" is a multiplayer stealth shooter, and it's the first game by Subvert Games.

The game plays from a top-down perspective and pits a team of Guards against a team of Thieves. The Thieves must steal an item and the guards must prevent that. Only thing is, the Guards don't know which item the Thieves are stealing, so you must always be careful: you might be guarding the wrong item.

The game looks really pretty, and has amazing lighting effects: the shadows are the best friends of Thieves, and hiding in them can save your life (and end the one of the unlucky Guard).

The game does lack in music, but it makes sense since you must listen carefully to lights going off and people getting killed.

Other game modes include Zombie Rush and Soccer, and more modes, skins, characters and maps are being added constantly by the developers.

Overall, it's a fun multiplayer game, full of stealth, action and references to other indie games. A fantastic indie game to support.

SCORE: 91/100
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Early Access Review
I made a video preview to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/Jy-YbWWTA6M
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
62.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Early Access Review
[h2]Awesome game.[/h2]
The main GaT mode is one of the most original things I've ever seen. The difference between the two teams combined with the dinamicity of the maps adds the perfect mix of strategy and simplicity.
All the modes are a lot funny and they give you a lot of intense playing hours.
I'm looking forward to see how wonderful will be this game when it will be complete. Until that time, I can just recommend you to try this game, and if you enjoy it consider supporting the developers buying one of the support packs on their store.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Early Access Review
pro tips : always say gg at ends of every match
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