A dark cyberpunk RPG in a bleak dystopian future. Become a "freelancer" in the heart of Slade City, a sprawling urban nightmare of grimy asphalt and broken dreams where crime and disorder run rampant. - Stay Alert. Stay Armed. Stay Alive. Don't lose your humanity.
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Positive (33) - 90% of the 33 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 28, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access will allow the project to gain valuable player insight, facilitate community engagement, and will let you play the game throughout its creation period. During this time, players have a chance to have their voices heard on what they would like to see in game.

We have done this with four previous titles and they have all been fully developed and completed. For more information, please see our product listings here: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/6836576

***Please only purchase the game in its current form if you're willing to deal with bugs, occasional progress resets, unfinished content, you're excited to get involved, and/or to play it now!***”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Chaos Chain will be in Early Access for some time - likely at least a year or two from the time of its initial release. That time period may fluctuate a bit, but that is a fairly reasonable approximation. It just all depends on how things go and how long community requests take to implement. The main goal is to deliver polished content, so bug fixes will always be the number one priority.

***Depending on the amount and size of community requests, this time may extend further to compensate and include things as development goes on.***”

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

“The final full version of Chaos Chain will feature a completed storyline, a variety of side activities and quests, more enemies and factions, more locations to explore, much more diversity in equipment options, further balance and polish, and so on. Nothing is final until the day of full release so it can be continuously upgraded and improved throughout the development cycle. Steam Cloud will also be available upon full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game's foundation is complete and many of the systems are already fully implemented (but are still subject to change) and working. The character creation process has a lot of depth already but may also be improved further with more customization options. The backstory, tutorial, and intro are written, the game world already has a lot of interesting lore, and there is already a fair amount of content to experience.

Really the only thing left to do at this point is filling the game world with explorable areas, quests, and gameplay content of that nature.”

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

“The pricing of the game will reflect the amount of content, polish, and completion of the overall project. It is planned to increase slightly upon final release. Buying early will allow you to play the game as it is updated and get you a discounted price and allow you to contribute ideas towards development if you choose to participate.

This is the same direction that we have had much success with in the past with our previous titles.”

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

“As with our past games, we invite and encourage our players and community to post their ideas and suggestions for improvement on the game's community hub forums! If you have a request that fits with the vision of the game, it is highly likely to be added!

If you find bugs, please consider posting bug reports on the forums as well so they can be fixed in the next patch!

You can find those forums here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1536730/discussions/1/

You're also more than free to discuss the game and ask general questions about it here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1536730/discussions/0/”
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About This Game


"Half a century into the future, mankind's world is riven and in a state of great social, political, and economic strain. After the end of the horrific pandemic that haunted the early twenties, pharma corps became stronger than ever seen before. Medical research thrived and permitted a multitude of technical advancements, but healthcare prices skyrocketed, causing mass inflation and shifting the entire world's economy. As a result, cryptocurrencies grew in prevalence and eventually gained enough momentum to replace other monetary systems across the globe, but many were left destitute and with nothing. Greed, hatred, envy, and panic then fueled the fires of war day after day, leaving the world scarred and broken. The U.N. has fallen and the war on terror has failed. Civilization is slowly collapsing in on itself. Now, most people cannot afford their necessities. Society is fragmented and has all but dissolved back into a caste division. Crime is at an all-time high and poverty is the new norm. Each day that passes, exploitation of the Earth's resources continues, and pollution intensifies, making life even more unbearable. Humanity is in the darkest place of its entire existence... A dark place where you exist."

Key Features:

  • Deep character customization with an abundance of options for backgrounds, traits, flaws, skills, abilities, appearances, portraits, occupational perks, talents, and even psionics
  • Bleak atmosphere with original lore, grungy environments, dynamic weather with a day/night cycle, booming techno soundtracks, and lots of street slang
  • Open world gameplay with exploration, dynamic storytelling, and optional quests that allow unique playthroughs and freedom of choice
  • Wide assortment of equipment and weaponry including improvised melee weapons and armor, all manners of small arms ranging from pistols to sniper rifles, exotic weapons, heavy ordinance, military grade body armor, ammunition type variety, and plenty of high tech gadgets
  • Moral alignment spectrum and reputation system which means your choices matter and influence the game world around your character as the game progresses and allow for different possibilities
  • Heat system which dynamically affects various game elements based on how aggressive and violent your choices are in both negative and positive ways
  • Story rich game world with a focus on attention to detail, diversified outcomes to different dialogues and situations, and a narrative that you help create
  • World modifier system and randomized events which means every playthrough will be unique and no two playthroughs will be the same
  • Cyberware and bioware upgrade systems that allow you to further improve and customize your character and their capabilities to become even stronger
  • Simulated system hacking feature that lets you hack into terminals to find information, alter the environment, and more
  • Interesting Companions and upgradable drones with their own unique stories and abilities to fight alongside you


Buried in debt to a notorious loan shark, you're forced to plunge into the shadows of a dark underworld filled with danger and betrayal around every corner. You'll need to decide who you should trust, who to spite, and how to stay alive. It's up to you, which direction you take and how your story unfolds.

Inspired by games, tv shows, and movies such as Cyberpunk 2077, Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Dragonfall, Shadowrun Hong Kong, the Deus Ex series, the Fallout series, Judge Dredd, Blade Runner, the Terminator series (1 & 2), the Matrix series, Johnny Mnemonic, Elysium, Total Recall, Repo Men, Almost Human, The Wire, Upgrade, Altered Carbon, and more!

Keywords: post apocalyptic, exploration, rpg, open world, base building, indie, scavenging, atmospheric, choices matter, character creation, jrpg, adventure, pixel graphics, cyberpunk, sci-fi, lore rich, story rich.

*A game made by a single developer.*

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound Compatible
    • Additional Notes: *STEAM CONTROLLERS WORK BY DEFAULT - Enable additional gamepad/controller support by opening the gamepad.txt file in the install directory and setting the gamepad value to "1".*

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