Become the Most Successful (or Most Wanted) man in the city. Broke Protocol is like a low-poly GTA Online with a strong focus on roleplaying features. You define your own goals and identity in a persistent, interactive, and reactive online sandbox. Currently in Early Access.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (26) - 76% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (260) - 68% of the 260 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 26, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Broke Protocol is a huge undertaking. In terms of scope, size, content - the final vision is something that is just massive in scale. And the best way to ensure cohesion in such a large game is to get feedback from the comminity as we make incremental progress.

Early Access provides the best opportunity for the community to have a hand in directing development. We will listen closely to player suggestions to give out users what they want. In this way, we can provide the best city life roleplaying experience on the market.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 1 year, with the full release planned for August 2018 along with Mac, Linux, and perhaps console versions as well.”

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

“We have a stable game foundation in our Early Access Release, but the full version will bring a level of polish and TONS of new features for users to have fun with:
  • Much larger map with desert, farmland, forest, and military base
  • Expanded city with enterable casinos, sports arenas, club, bar, cinema, and clothing shops.
  • Government system with elected officials, vote system, custom city laws, and emergency responder controls
  • Random city events from riots, storms, fires, races, airdrops, etc.
  • Promotions within careers paths and gangs depending on performance
  • Different levels of AI response, from Street Cops, to SWAT teams, and Army soldiers
  • World editor for building custom cities

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of the game should be fully playable with some experimental features (like Offline mode). There's already a full city map with vehicles, aircraft, voice chat, jobs, weapons, items, apartments, dynamic weather, and more.

Early Access gives users a substantial discount before the full release, allows a sneak peak at incoming features, and enables community input for steering the future development. Feature upgrades are to be expected weekly thoughout the Early Access period.”

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

“The price will be raised before the full release of the game as new features and content is added.”

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

“I'm making this game for the community. I have no investors, backers, or publishers - it's all for you. There is a roadmap on the official website, discussion forums, and Discord server for real-time feedback.

The userbase is the backbone of any roleplaying game, and my goal is to server the players' interests in the best way possible. With your help, we can build an amazing city sandbox for the best roleplaying on Steam.”
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March 24

Sneaky Beaky Update has (Silently) Arrived

The latest v0.76 Sneaky Beaky Update is here with another quick release. The main feature this time being the first silenced weapon in the game - the MP5SD. You can only find this weapon in the gunshop marked on your map - so head to your local town hall and get your gun license today.

The stats for this weapon places it somewhere between the Mac-10 and the assault rifles. Doesn't have as much punch as the ARs but its light recoil and high accuracy make up for it. Take it to the range for some practice.

This will be the primary weapon of the SWAT job when that arrives - if you want to join the discussion about future jobs, ideas, and suggestions, please join our Discord channel.

Also featured in this update is a reworked inventory menu. Items are now displayed in an easy to navigate grid. Tooltips will give more detail when hovering over the buttons.

And the new Equipment menu more clearly shows what keys are bound to. This allows for quick understanding at a glance - but I do plan many more UI upgrades to make the game easier to handle for new and old players alike.

Others changes include a reworked Electronics Shop interior, AI tweaks, as well as crash, animation, and camera fixes
Full change-log below.
Linux Server
Sneaky Beaky Update Changelog
Added first silenced weapon - MP5SD
Reworked inventory menus to a grid system
Key binds now shown on Equipment Menu
Reworked electronics shop interior
AI can now free itself from handcuffs after a couple minutes
Improved 3rd person camera distance/focus
Mac-10 damage and recoil slightly increased
Mac-10 texture uses light gray now
Map markers forced upright
Reset animation parameters on respawn
Username field is now blank by default
Server crash fixes

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March 19

Speedy Progress with the Speed Dial Update

Broke Protocol is back with another update in less than a week! Some back-end engine updates and rewrites over the past few months allowed a quick turnaround for this release. Again the focus stays on role-playing aspects - the Speed Dial update now featuring usable cell phones :)

To get a new cell phone, first you need a couple hundred bucks. This can be earned by doing some of the starter jobs added in the previous update, or by other more illicit means. Whatever way you collect your cash, you then want to head toward the Electronics shop marked on your map.

As always, you want to use the "Shop" option with the merchant. Unless you want to take on a more hands on approach. Find the phone that suits your style and walk out with a new gadget in your inventory.

Equip your new toy and hit fire to open up your Contact List. For this first release, it will only contain some services, and only call out your position to live players (not AI).

But in the future, you can be sure to expect private text and calls with other players on the server and AI responses to calls as well.

Use your phone responsibly and it can help you get a much needed food delivery, police back up, medical assistance, or a ride to wherever you need to go. Good luck and stay tuned for more updates soon! Full change-log below.
Linux Server
Speed Dial Update Changelog
Added usable Smartphones for calling Services (more features later)
New items and better lighting at Electronics shop
Cash registers can now be stolen and sold at the pawn shop
Empty cars left on roads cleared automatically for traffic
Increased some melee item ranges
Reduced Taser ammo price and increased supply to police
Inventory menus now shows which items are equipable
Car explosions do damage again
Better inventory cleanup handling
Fixed AI pathfinding crash
Fixed mesh error on house
Updated to Unity Engine 2017.3.1p4

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About This Game

Become the Most Successful (or Most Wanted) man in the city.

Broke Protocol is a low-poly open-world action game with a strong focus on roleplaying features. You define your own goals and identity in a persistent, interactive, and reactive online sandbox. Currently in Early Access.

You can roleplay in limitless ways to gain money, power, and influence in a diverse low-poly world. You start with nothing and have to build your wealth, while managing your hunger, thirst, stamina, and addiction levels.

Climb to the top of the criminal underworld, or live your life as a paramedic, firefighter, gangster, or law enforcer. You write your own story in Broke Protocol.


  • Supports up to 255 online players per server!
  • Wide open and continuously expanding city with suburbs, market, prison, marina, and airport
  • Hundreds of AI citizens, police, firefighters, paramedics, and criminals roaming the city streets
  • 3D Positional VOIP to talk with other players near you
  • Take on any job yourself to bring order and justice to the streets
  • Enterable interiors with staff, guards, and shopping areas
  • Dozens of usable weapons, guns, tazers, grenades, flashbangs, smokes, seeds, drugs, and handcuffs
  • Ownable homes/apartments and gangs/territory system
  • Usable vehicles and aircraft, with boats and motorcycles coming soon
Also coming to Mac, and Linux later this year. Made with Synty Studios World Models and custom assets.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Support Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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