Build a criminal empire? Enforce the law? Launch a legitimate business? The choice is yours in this exciting open world roleplaying game. With unique systems in play to encourage constructive gameplay you’ll be able to embody the role you’ve always dreamed.
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Mostly Negative (30) - 26% of the 30 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 7, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Although we’ll be adding a ton of new content during the Early Access phase, we also intend to keep adding content post launch. So content alone isn’t the reason we’re doing Early Access, instead our primary reason is to ensure that our core systems function as intended. Since these gameplay systems are integral to the overall experience, we wouldn’t feel comfortable fully launching until any potential problems are ironed out.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect this game to be in Early Access for approximately 8 months. During this time we will iron out the preexisting problems as well as be adding new content. It is important to again note, even when we’re out of Early Access we intend to continue adding content to the game.”

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

“The full version will feature more jobs, vehicles, weapons, general in-game items, map improvements and mechanics for preexisting jobs. All of the core systems will also be functioning as intended.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“When we first launch, the game will feature a set of key starting jobs and features that will highlight the exhilarating gameplay that already exists as well as give players an idea of what direction we’d like to head in for the future. We've made a ton of progress thus far and have already implemented much of the critical functionality.”

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

“The game will be free on launch. We will add monetization in the future. Getting into the game from the beginning means you’ll play a crucial role in forging our future as you'll be able to provide feedback during a critical time.”

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

“Due to the countless ideas that exist for a game like this, we look forward to and are extremely interested in player feedback. We of course have a roadmap however, thanks to our Agile project management system it’s very easy for us to move updates around post launch in order to best prioritize what players desire. We will be communicating with the community through the Steam Community HUB as well as social media channels including our Discord.”
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About This Game

Paycheck is an open world roleplaying game set in modern times. Whether you want to hire some employees to help run your business or form a heist crew to rob businesses the choice is yours!

One of the biggest challenges in designing a game like this, is how do you ensure constructive gameplay? In other words, how do you prevent players from constantly shooting one another for no reason? Our solution to this and other gameplay related problems are the Fair Kill System and the Fair Arrest System. These intricate systems enable players to have fun in their respective roles without having to constantly deal with problematic players.


  • Fair Kill System to promote constructive gameplay among the various jobs
  • In-game currency can’t be bought with real money (to keep the in-game economy fair)
  • Fair Arrest System to keep players from being arrested without reason
  • Fun list of starting jobs with plenty more to be added in the future
  • Ability to own your own apartment or business
  • Sprawling city to explore with friends and enemies alike
  • Multiple playstyles available for each role
  • An array of starting weapons
  • Multiple vehicles on launch with many more to be added
  • Dedicated servers to encourage communal play
  • Large player count per server
  • Shipment system to give store owners fun supply and demand style gameplay

Our goal is to craft the roleplaying game that you’ve always wanted but, never truly received!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Game features shootouts, drugs and alcohol.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 4.0
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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