Experience the journey to create spiritual successor for the squad-based shooters of old, taken to the next level. Includes a focus in online coop, with PvP action on the side.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a mostly solo developer, Early Access is the difference between this game taking a few years to make vs several. Early sales means I can continue work on this game full-time and hire people for other roles, and an early audience means more feedback on development!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“If this game gains an audience, I am expecting the complete game to take about another 2-3 years. While I've only been working on this title since July 2018, I have some ambitious (but realistic) plans for this title.”

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

“Below describes my general plan in four phases with initial Early Access release to be the completion of Phase I and leaving Early Access as completion of Phase IV :

 Journey from casual PvP to full campaign coop/solo play
 Popular PvP modes will remain intact as coop modes are added.

Phase I: PvPvE third person shooter
• Smaller, more focused maps
• Game modes based on using recon mechanics and one-vs-many gameplay.
• Core third-person shooter mechanics.
• Maybe a coop game mode with basic NPC enemies
I got tried of not having AI command in coop so I went ahead and set up some basic squad command to use in the coop mode

Phase II: PvPvE squad-based shooter
• Medium sized maps
• Game modes that now include basic squad mechanics
• Core squad-based shooter mechanics

Phase III: PvE coop tactical squad-based shooter
• Larger levels with insertion/extraction sites
• Game modes with multi-objective coop
• Refined squad mechanics

Phase IV: Coop campaign
• Full coop campaign and AO style coop modes
• Full NPC command and upgrade mechanics
• Turn-base strategy mechanics
• Final list of PvP modes”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state is a nearly complete version of Phase I, as listed above. With 3 fully functional multiplayer game modes that include neutral and hostile NPCs. One of those modes is coop/solo, and the other two are PvPvE. Along with 4 complete maps to start.

Check out the 'About This Game' section for a current launch ToDo list.

Some basic squad command is now also available in the coop mode.”

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

“Yes. This title will slightly increase in price with each Phase of development as listed above. Phase IV represents the title at completion/official release.”

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

“I am looking for community feedback to help tweak gameplay and fix bugs. I am completely open to change on many of the details for gameplay and balance, but I am not open to change on the overall vision for the game.”
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About This Game

The grand vision for Asymmetric Ops is to create a spiritual successor to the old-school squad-based shooters. Command a squad as you take part in an insurrection against the oppressive corporate regime that dominates society. Plan and execute missions to capture or destroy key targets using conventional and unconventional tactics. Employ stealth by hiding in plain sight among the population. Account for the civilian population while competing for their support. Recruit rebels from the population. Train rebels for specific roles. Command your rebels to complete your missions.

Features at Early Access Release

  • 2 Stealth-Based PvPvE Game Modes
    Compete against other players using the game's core stealth and shooter mechanics. Use crowds of civilians to blend into the environment. Avoid Authority NPCs as they police the area. Complete objectives and take down other players while keeping your cover intact.
  • 1 Basic Coop Game Mode
    Team up with other players to tackle the Authority NPCs while capturing objectives around the level. Recruit friendly NPCs along the way, and command them during firefights.
  • Utilize Unique Weapons, Gadgets, and Skins
    Before inserting into gameplay, choose your loadout and balance your firepower vs your ability to blend in. Use an empty backpack to hide your weapons. Use a Holoveil that allows you to generate a hologram disguise. Use decoys to draw attention to a certain area. Use an array of traditional firearms and grenades to put down your enemies.
  • Host Your Own Lobby Or Use Quickmatch
    As host, you will be able to edit the game mode, level, and mode settings for options, such as: time limits, spawn limits, NPC population, score to win.

Features at Full Release (General Overview)

  • Command Your Own Squad of NPC Fighters
    Recruit, train, and lead your own rebel squad on the battlefield. Command your rebels as individuals or small teams. Change your squad structure on the fly. Use them to win full-on firefights or employ their specialized abilities to complete objectives in more subtle ways. Approach an objective with guns blazing or disperse into a crowd, waiting for the opportune time to strike. Your team will execute on command and provide you with feedback to their current situation.
  • Choose Your Objective Order Carefully
    You will be given an Area of Operations (AO) to secure, made up of multiple levels to enter. Each level will contain different enemy assets. Recon levels to identify asset locations, then destroy assets to prevent their use against you in neighboring levels. Destroy refueling pads to keep enemy aircraft out of the skies. Destroy motor pools to slow down enemy reinforcement arrival in another level. Take out enemy leadership to prevent their re-positioning between levels.
  • Play the Greater Strategy
    When looking at the level overview for an AO, you are playing a turn-based strategy game. Any time you enter a level, you are executing your 'turn'. The enemy command will follow up with their 'turn' where they can move troops to reinforce or evacuate levels. Choose your targets carefully, and keep in mind how your enemy might react to your success or failures in levels.
  • Participate in Full-Scale Coop Missions
    Go alone or team up with other players and their squads to divide and conquer the battlefield, or concentrate your firepower. Employ higher-level joint tactics or race each other for the glory of victory. Or if you're less interested in the command aspect, then give your NPCs to your buddy and fight alongside them.
  • Limit Civilian Casualties
    The civilian population can either be an asset or liability to the player, depending on your reputation. Winning their support will open up intel gathering, resource replenishment, and recruitment opportunities. Killing civilians will lead to them ratting you out to the Authorities.
  • Continue to Play Popular PvP Game Modes
    The shift to coop centered gameplay will not push out any early modes that the community enjoys. Some players may prefer to stick with the hide & seek type game modes, with no interest in commanding NPCs. So those modes will stay intact and fully supported.

To Do List for Early Access Launch

  • AI Polish
  • Animation Polish
  • Add more weapons and gadgets
  • Camera hacking/feeds
  • Matchmaking Overhaul
  • Basic Tutorial
  • Controller Support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 650
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
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