BadLads is a neo-noir multiplayer roleplay game centered around each player having their own job. Cities are ruled by President. Civilians are assaulted by Gangs and protected by Police. Adventure, collect, craft, base build, gamble, socialize, overthrow, customize yourself and your belongings.
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Mostly Positive (110) - 70% of the 110 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 16, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to keep improving on the game with substantial and game breaking changes. Seeing what works and what doesn't. We want to implement more worlds, even more diversity in character appearance, more items and new gameplay loops.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“When it's ready. (Estimating a 2021 Q3 release.)”

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

  • Virtual Reality
  • Procedural Cities
  • Custom Jobs.
  • Server plugins.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Refer to the features list in the games description.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

“We want to hear the community thoughts on our current and future features on social media. Check out the subreddit r/playbadlads/ or our Discord server.”
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About This Game

Enter the neo-noir world of BadLads roleplay, a city ruled by corrupt government officials and dangerous gangsters. You decide your own path within this mysterious city, walk the path of the righteous no matter how hard -- or enjoy the delicious fruits of power and fame.

Key Features:
  • Dedicated Massively Multiplayer - play on 100+ slot servers.
  • You are uniquely you - Procedurally generated appearance. Varying look, varying height, and a unique race tied your Steam account.
  • Base Building - Buy a lot and build your dream house/apartment/base/shack. Keys can be leased to friends, so you can build together!
  • Economy - Shift the economy and everyone affected by it by illegally printing money, causing economic downfall for everyone but you! Watch the world change as you become richer.
  • Crafting and Collectables - Find and collect items, craft unique items and earn some cash. Craft the things YOU want to wear.
  • Real Hierarchy - Earn your spot on the ladder, and step on the pests that are out of line.
  • Estate Management - Rent buildings and manage them. Lease them out to other players and earn a pretty buck.
  • Building - Decorate and customize your interiors however you please. Every single building has interior(s). Every nook and cranny be explored.
  • Gangs - Create your very own uniquely named gang, invite others and take over anything you like.
  • Jobs - Pick from 3 unique job paths, and do your best fulfilling contracts and changing the world around you.
  • Day/Night - the city that never sleeps, orchestrate your mischievous plans during the day and strike at night.
  • Dedicated servers. - 100 slots per official server, community servers can go even higher! Host your own persistent world.
  • Voice Chat - Distanced based voice chat and text chat.
  • Text To Speech* - Experience the mighty computer generated voice. (Not available on Linux)
  • Speech To Text - Your voice gets transcribed in real-time. (Not available on Linux)
  • Plugins - Create your own rules and experiences with games WebAssembly based plugins.
  • Hybrid Thirdperson - Some servers allow thirdperson some don't, up to the guy at the top. You can always switch back to firstperson. Thirdperson also has a special orbit camera that you lets you orbit around you character, zoom in for those tense moments.
  • Original soundtrack composed in-house.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game features cartoon weapons that depict elimination of the other player.
The game also depicts gang violence in terms of players being able to create virtual gangs and harm other players through elimination.
No blood or gore is included.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vulkan capable gpu required.

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