Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive. Build your own cybernetic JYDGE in this lawful-but-awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (92) - 91% of the 92 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 4, 2017

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October 21

Trading Cards Now Available!

JYDGE trading cards are now set up. The best part: if you've already played the game, you should instantly get a few cards depending on your play time.

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October 12

Ypdate 1.0.1 Now Live!

The first update 1.0.1 is now live! This patch concentrates on fixing the reported issues and any inconveniences with easy enough fix. As we get these out of the way, we'll start looking at adding new content (levels, etc).

Overall the game has been received very well. At the moment it looks like this could be our best ranking shooter in Metacritic with combined score for 7 reviews across platform being still over 80 - which is very hard to pull off these days. We'll see where it lands as we get more reviews, but so far so good!

However, one recurring complaint we had was regarding Mission Medal Limits. We agreed some of the Act 3 and 4 limits were a tad too high, so we slightly lowered most of them. Those who were able to get the medals before are welcome to feel superior. The achievements are not affected here, so anyone being able to get all of those is still one badass gamer.

Anyway, knowing that this medal limit tweak is probably not enough for everyone, but on the other hand not wanting to spoil the experience for the huge majority, we ALSO added sort of a cheat button / easy mode for those who just want to progress through the game faster. It's available in Gameplay Options screen and comes with a warning message. We definitely don't recommend using it, but in the end, JYDGE for yourself. :)

Here's the full list of changes.

Changes in 1.0.1
  • Rebalanced medal limits for Act 3 and Act 4 missions.
  • Added Low Mission Medal Limits option to Gameplay Options menu.
  • Added Retry button to SENTENCE EXECYTED screen (available after you've completed a couple of missions).
  • Properly triggering Good Ending outro after finishing the last missing on the right conditions.
  • Laser projectiles move a faster and have longer trail.
  • Gavel intro lighting fixed in 4k resolutions.
  • Framerate improvements (especially during mission intro).
  • Language fixes.
  • Gemine high score limit now 54321 (entry to Secret Area).
  • Gembine wasd controls.
  • Sorting Display Options resolutions list by px width and height.
  • Mac and Linux: added localizations.
  • Mac: macOS High Sierra fixes.
  • Mac: more full screen resolutions show up in Display options.

Steam should update the game automatically, but sometimes restarting Steam helps trigger the update too.

Let me know if something is broken and we'll fix ASAP (or roll back the old version if flaws are fatal).
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“Coming up with that perfect set of jydge and gavel augments for a good mission and carrying it out to some good music is a treat every time.”
9/10 – GameWatcher

“I’m truly impressed by how simple yet genius the game structure and gameplay mechanics in JYDGE are.”
4/5 – DarkStation

“Byt gosh it’s fyn. It’s ytterly ridicyloys, bombarding yoy with new items like nothing else, jyst constantly asking yoy to go have some fyn.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive.

Build your own cybernetic JYDGE in this lawful-but-awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Create your own play-style by augmenting your JYDGE, modifying your Gavel rifle, and choosing fearless companions to suit the tasks at hand. Go solo or team up with Co-JYDGE in shared screen local co-op.

Will you be stealthy and lurk in shadows? Or will you assault the evildoers head on? Maybe you'll brutally rocket them to bits from a distance? Or perhaps bring your own squad of reckless companions to solve the scenarios?

BILLIONS of different game altering combinations enable you to find tools to fit your playstyle.

Use STEALTH augmentations to sneak silently in shadows. Make yourself GIANT and hurl perps around. Make yourself tiny and fit through smaller cracks. Or combine augmentations: make yourself a tiny giant. Up to you.

Deal sweet ruthless Jystice with your ultra-versatile and moddable weapon of the law.

§ Fire lead, lasers, and electricity modified with dozens of game changing effects.

§ Persuade the perps to join your side with "Persuade or Die" mod.

§ Fire rockets in the general direction of the enemy and hear that kneecap split from a distance.

§ Use Dynamite Gavel mod to powerslam through walls and explode-gib the foes with a swift blow to the brain stem. Observe the wrongdoer's eye pop out of its socket.

§ Smell the burning criminal flesh using the Flaming Plasma mod or just gently knock them unconscious with the Sandman mod.

Your Gavel, your Law.

The filthy stench of crime has taken over Edenbyrg. But do not fall into despair, the lawful but awful JYDGEs are designed to swiftly correct all lawless behavior.

Bank robbers have fortified themselves into the MegaBank. There are four ways into the bank, but only one way out of the vault. How will you proceed?

Several Cobra Gang members have taken the Flanders family hostage. They need to be rescued. Preferably alive. Your move.

The darkest rain-beaten alleys of Edenbyrg also tell a rumor that someone is building a death machine. Something big and especially designed for taking out JYDGEs. Arm yourself!

How to complete the scenario without firing a single shot? Under 15 seconds? Without being seen? With EVERYONE dead? With EVERYONE alive?

Your heroism and extraordinary feats will be rewarded with shiny Medals. Medals unlock delicious new cyberware, weapon mods, fire modes, special weapons, and more.

What is the best combination of cyberware and weapon mods to achieve the medals in different scenarios?

Who be the JYDGE?

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 395 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.8+ recommended
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0+
    • Storage: 395 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or SteamOS
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0+
    • Storage: 395 MB available space
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