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.
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Mixed (17) - 64% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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August 26

Boom! Broke Protocol Hitting Steam!


Since Broke Protocol first entered open Alpha, the game has been tested by over 150K players. From the flat-shaded Lego-style first iteration over a year ago with just a cops vs robbers base game. To the slick current version with added jobs, new city, vehicles, gangs, and apartments. But the end of Alpha testing is really just the beginning. The next development phase is starting now as the game enters Early Access on Steam on Saturday, August 26 (11am PDT).

The community had a huge impact in shaping the current state and future plans of the game. Forward-looking suggestions and on-point critique were the driving force to introduce more roleplaying elements. Soon a government system complete with custom laws, emergency services dispatching, and firearms, driving, and piloting licenses will cement more serious gameplay which hasn't yet been seen before in an open-world city RPG.

Early Access and After
Now, the next version of Broke Protocol will be released on Steam this week. This new release fixes some last few teething issues with the previous apartments update and brings in the new flyable helicopters, both civilian and military, at the airport. So you can now plan heists, getaways, and prison breaks with an extra bit of flair.

The game will still be Early Access under Steam, since there's still a lot of work ahead to steer the game into more serious roleplaying. But the base game with lots to do is still there. It's chaotic to say the least. But that'll be addressed soon with more admin controls and a democratic government system to put the reigns on random deathmatching and general mayhem. Be sure to follow the Steam Store Page for future updates on the game release, key givaways, and other promotions.

The game will sell for a low price of $4.49 (with the 10% launch discount) in order the support Cylinder Studios for continued development. Expect weekly updates for years to come under Steam. Make sure to watch the Facebook, Twitter and your favorite YouTubers and Twitch streamers for some free game keys and giveaways.Cheers!-NongBenz
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About This Game

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.

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.

Features

  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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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