Inspired by classic top-down action games, Glitchpunk lets you brawl, shoot and drive your way through a dystopian future. As an android bounty hunter in a brutal world of gangs, cults and corporations there’s plenty of work for you. Lock and load, let her rip!
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Release Date:
Aug 11, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Growing up with top down action games and dystopian stories the tone for our first game was clear from the start. We wanted to bring those styles of games back and enhance them with our own ideas. Glitchpunk is aiming at the nostalgia associated with these games and infuses them with our own perspective on the issues of our world and future. To realize that vision, we need the feedback of players: Their experience in the current content will be essential to craft and tweak future content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are pretty confident about the current state of development. To increase content and polish to the next level, we would like to have the game fully realized within 6 to 8 months.”

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

“Apart from polishing and balancing, we aim at increasing the scope, going from the two cities we already have to double that, and expand them in terms of missions and fluff.
(Early Access launches with one city. City two will follow after four weeks, cities three and four will be added during the Early Access period.)
Also we want to add more vehicles, weapons and skills, populate the world we created with choices and adventures.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The version we already have delivers a fun and varied entry point into the game that should keep you busy and entertained while we aim to double the scope over early access. Every city provides different approaches and mission branches and is fun to explore.
(Early Access launches with one city. City two will follow after four weeks, cities three and four will be added during the Early Access period.)
Of course we would like to permanently improve the polish and balance of the game with the help of our players.”

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

“Possibly. We evaluate the pricing regularly as the game gains features, expands in scope and moves to beta and release phases.”

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

“Of course we are always eager to hear the voices and opinions form our community, and try to consider them in the further development as much as possible.
For this, we appreciate you leaving feedback in the community hub or joining our community Discord server.”
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About This Game


The gameplay of Glitchpunk is a feast for all fans of high-octane action, explosive shootouts and cyberpunk aesthetics. It is top-down action inspired by the classics of the genre, wrapped in a futuristic neon cloak. There’s plenty of guns, melee weapons and vehicles for you to choose from and cause havoc with. Experience frantic action and wild police chases while listening to futuristic beats on your stolen car’s radio.

Run, hack, steal, drive, shoot and blast your way through the criminal underworld of the future. Make some friends, make even more enemies. Kill or be killed, even if it means killing everything you love.

World and Story

But that’s not all: Glitchpunk’s dystopian streets, back alleys and skyscrapers are also stage for themes like transhumanism, xenophobia and religion as well as an all too human story about relationship, self-discovery and betrayal. The sex and drug infused world of the future raises many questions, only one thing seems certain: humanity is a matter of perspective.

You are an android gifted with a special trait called "glitch": It enables you to go against your programming. Set out to destabilize the tyrannical governments of the post-nuclear world, it's up to you to craft your own agenda. Across four unique locations filled with tech-crazed gangs, drugged-up gangs and governed by ever-present megacorporations, take up contracts, earn money and upgrade yourself.

Influence whether or not a gang leader stays on top of the food chain, or let heads roll. There might be something more for you to gain than just money: An ally, or a friend? Maybe even a lover.

Key Features

  • Brutal top-down action with a big arsenal of weapons to choose from
  • Many different ways of locomotion, including trains, tanks, motorbikes, buses, trucks and obviously tons of cars
  • Frantic police chases and up to 10 escalations of wanted-levels
  • 12 gangs with their own stories, quests and culture
  • 4 different cities, from the desert remains of the USA to cyberpunk Soviet Russia in a post-nuclear winter
    (Early Access launches with one city. City two will follow after four weeks, cities three and four will be added during the Early Access period.)
  • Mature story with several endings
  • Rare artstyle mix of 2D sprites in 3D environment
  • In-game radio with music by artists from all over the world, together with news stations and absurd commercials

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains blood and violence.
Contains mature subject matter.
Depicts consumption of alcohol, tobacco and narcotics.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 SP 1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon RX 570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: SSD strongly recommended
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 / AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX 590
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: SSD strongly recommended
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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