As civil crisis deepens and inequality tears the very fabric of society the discontentment of the masses manifests itself in violent public disturbances and civil disorder. Play as the police or the angry horde as RIOT – Civil Unrest places you in some of the world’s most fractious disputes.
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Mostly Positive (36) - 77% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (486) - 70% of the 486 user reviews for this game are positive.
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6 Dec, 2017
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is a way for you to enjoy RIOT – Civil Unrest while it is in the final stages of development. With the community’s support and input we aim to make RIOT – Civil Unrest an enjoyable simulation that will keep fans of the genre coming back for more time after time.

By launching the game into Early Access we hope to ensure the game will be rock-solid when fully launched. We encourage you to provide feedback as we progress through the final stages of development. With the community’s support, feedback and input we believe we can make RIOT – Civil Unrest even better then we have planned.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We envisage the game to stay in early access until sometime around Spring 2018.”

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

“All of RIOT – Civil Unrest’s core mechanics are in the Early Access version. We’ll continue to tweak these as well as add content. We’ll also respond to players’ suggestions, comments and recommendations. We'll also keep updating the code and offer patch/update notes so you can see exactly what we've changed.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access launch version is pretty robust. Progress on the game has been extraordinary over the past six months. We are confident the code will stand up to scrutiny.”

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

“Yes, probably, maybe... The price point is likely to change. The price certainly won't head south when the final version is released.”

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

“We want the community to get involved. The plan is to update regularly and post in the game's community pages on a regular basis. We'll look out for user comments, observations, recommendations and the like. Where possible we'll act on the community's suggestions too. To make things easy, every time a player leaves the game they'll be presented with a Google doc that can be submitted with suggestions and comments.”
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19 February

Update #13 - 19th February 2018

Hello everyone!


The latest patch is ready to deliver.
We've got some juicy updates for every platform.
Feast your peepers:
  • LINUX: fixed the missing executable bug
  • DIY Smoke Bombs are now highlighted in-game with an icon, like other items
  • INDIGNADOS 3: Increased the crowd size to better balance this level
  • Fixed a bug that blocked some levels at the end of the objective timer
  • The calculation of military score has been corrected and improved on many levels. In particular, in the levels with the "Clash" objective (eg: Tahrir 5, Keratea 4, Indignados 3), "Rebels Reach" and "Police Reach" (ex Keratea 1, NoTav 2, Tahrir 3).
    • This is particularly important since now the victory also depends on the political score, so balancing the military score guarantees a better overall balance.
  • Improved barricades: we have listened to your suggestions and criticisms, and made some changes to make barricades more intuitive and tactically useful.
  • Defensive barricares:
    • Now the barricade does not last indefinitely, but it can "absorb" a certain amount damage to faction morale before it disappears.
    • The morale bar will become blue, showing the barricades morale resistance.
    • When it reaches zero, the demonstrators will leave the position.
  • Offensive barricades:
    • A purple bar is shown that has the same purpose as the defensive one, but instead of starting at the maximum, increases with the construction of the barricade.
    • The offensive barricade is now being built faster.

These are quite big changes which will be further improved in next weeks update, so please let us know what you think!

Also, there will be a big announcement in the next few weeks about additional game features. Be sure to keep an eye out for more news!


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12 February

Update #12 - 12th February 2018

The latest version of RIOT is rolling out right now!

Included in this build are various bug fixes and changes to improve the overall game performance.
Details on what this build includes are listed below:
  • Fixed ballistic trajectory
  • Fixed bug in some 'hold police' objective levels that made it impossible to win with rebels
  • Fixed graphics bugs on some transparent items
  • Several minor bug fixes & optimisations for all platforms
  • Several minor bug fixes & optimisations - Ongoing
Mac users may note that there have been dedicated efforts this last week to improve the game on their platform of choice.
If you notice any significant improvements or issues with the latest build, please let us know.

To all users, 'Fixed ballistic trajectory' means that thrown objects now go exactly where you want them too. A lot of you have asked for this and we're happy to finally release a fix.

Kind Regards
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Reviews

“...the strikingly beautiful pixel art lends some serious weight to the game's portrayal of chaos in the streets.”
Destructoid

“...mixture of passion, adrenaline and chaos that often accompany moments when the two sides clash.”
The New York Times

“RIOT is making a bold attempt to tapp into this emerging genre in a way few games are.”
Gamespot

About This Game


As the world’s economical crisis deepens and inequality tears the very fabric of society the discontentment of the masses manifests itself in violent public disturbances and civil disorder.

RIOT – Civil Unrest is the highly anticipated real-time riot simulator that places the player right in the heart of some of the world’s most fractious clashes. Campaigns include: Indignados (Spain), Arab Spring (Egypt), Keratea (Greece) and NoTAV (Italy). Seventeen single level scenarios include Rome, Oakland, Paris, London and Ukraine.

RIOT – Civil Unrest’s creator, Leonard Menchiari, experienced rioting first-hand at the NoTAV protests in Italy. He created the game to tell the stories and express the feelings experienced during these clashes. What triggers the crowd to behave with such anger and aggression? Often outnumbered, what does a police officer feel like during the conflict? RIOT – Civil Unrest presents the player with the opportunity to experience both sides of the fight - a fight in which there really are no winners. Who is right and who is wrong? Experience RIOT – Civil Unrest and draw your own conclusions.



Play as the Police

  • Employ numerous crowd-control tactics, both passive and aggressive.
  • Command Assault, Tactical, and Ballistic squads.
  • Call in police trucks, water cannon or even a tank!
  • Choose whether to use smoke grenades, rubber and plastic bullets or even live ammunition.

Play as the Rioters

  • Instruct Rioters (armed and passive) and Journalists.
  • Incite rage and cause the masses to act aggressively or try to calm the situation with tactical crowd reformation and retreats.
  • Attack authority with Molotov cocktails, fireworks, paper-bombs, rocks, street furniture and the power of the media.



Multiple Modes

  • Sixteen campaign levels split over four scenarios; Keratea (Greece), NoTAV (Italy), Indignados (Spain) and Arab Spring (Egypt).
  • See the story unfold from both sides - play all thirty-two levels as the Rioters or the Police.
  • Single player mode - play against the computer AI.
  • Versus mode – play with or against a friend or AI on the same computer.

Create your own Riots with the level editor (Coming During Early Access)

  • Alter the look of the confrontation by importing your own background graphics.
  • Position elements, vehicles and obstacles where you want them.
  • Choose and position rioters and police starting points as well as their orders and level of aggression.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.4GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or better
    • Processor: 3GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or better
    • Processor: 3.4GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Dedicated VRAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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