Blackout Protocol is a top-down co-op shooter with persistent roguelite elements. Team up with 2 friends to delve into the depths of a top-secret research facility overrun with otherworldly horrors. Arm up, shed some light, and take back control...or die trying, again and again.
All Reviews:
No user reviews
Release Date:
2023

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as ignored

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Ocean Drive Studio holds closely to the vision of making fun games by working with the community. As we considered ways to do so, we have come to the conclusion that the best approach for Blackout Protocol would be through Early Access. Our decision was made so that we can learn from fans and players of these genres, especially about what they enjoy and what they want from the game. Our goal is to provide the best gameplay experience we can, and we believe that the community’s help would be a key element in meeting that goal.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“If everything goes well, we aim to go into official launch within a year of Early Access. Internally, we’ve set up plans for Early Access and beyond. However, we’d like to note that our commitment is to our goal of providing the best gameplay experience we can, not necessarily a specific plan or timeframe. The Early Access duration may change as we take feedback from the community.”

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

“The main difference would be the amount of content accessible to players. We will cover the scope of Early Access in the next question, so to keep the focus on official launch: the full version will take players through the entirety of Section 13 base, have additional weapons/skills/enemies, and more playable characters! We are also planning to add more variety in the procedural generation algorithm–this should give players a richer experience as they delve deeper into Section 13 base.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Blackout Protocol’s Early Access covers about 60% of Section 13 base, leading up to a boss fight. We plan to update the boss fight with official launch, so players will find the true evil lying at the heart of Section 13 base later.

Multiplayer supports a party of 3 players. In Early Access, players have 4 different characters to choose from. Each character has a unique ability that sets him/her apart from the others, so we encourage players to try them all out and find the one they like the most!

Early Access will also feature about 60 different skill cards, each falling under one of the 5 different categories. Weapons have something like an affinity to these skill cards–certain weapons will be more effective with skill cards under a certain category. By collecting multiple skill cards within the same category, players can activate different levels of special perks associated with each weapon.”

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

“Based on our current plans, we intend to increase the price over the course of Early Access. We hope to share additional details once our development roadmap becomes more concrete. We will also continue to review ways to show our appreciation to players who help shape the game.”

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

“Feedback from the community takes an important role in our decision-making. While we try our best to collect feedback from all available channels, players often find the Discord server to be the easiest channel to reach out to us directly.

We also believe in establishing a positive feedback loop, and this process includes sharing decisions and updates with the community. This may come in various forms, such as dev chat streams, progress updates, dev blogs, and more. To learn more about our approach to development, please read our blog post.”
Read more
This game is not yet available on Steam

Planned Release Date: 2023

Interested?
Add to your wishlist and get notified when it becomes available.
Add to your wishlist
 
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

About This Game



Blackout Protocol is a co-op twin stick shooter with roguelite elements and a tense, spooky atmosphere.

As employees of S2P Corporation, your work seemed so noble: advancing humanity through cutting-edge research into paranatural entities. That is, until they had something to say about it.

Now an internal containment breach has knocked out the power at Section 13, an underground research base where S2P houses its most dangerous subjects. With the entire facility in the dark—literally—it's up to you and a squad of intrepid coworkers to arm yourselves, delve into the depths, and shed light on what lies within.

Watch Your Backs . . . and Your Aim

Communication between coworkers is key to surviving the trials of office life. Gather your trio and cover each other’s six as you tackle each floor of Section 13. But with dark, narrow corridors and shifting architecture, friendly fire is a constant threat — so mind where you're pointing that prototype lightning cannon!

Illuminate the Situation

Like any workplace, foul creatures lurk in the shadows...and they'd prefer to keep it that way. To take back control, you'll have to wield the light against them, using your trusty flashlights (and the base's electrical system) to seize the advantage. But be careful: monsters react to being exposed in unique ways, and they're not all shy about voicing their displeasure.

Try Not to Panic

Every job has its stressors, whether it's tension with management, a slide deck that won't cooperate, or debilitating psionic damage caused by traumatic contact with otherworldly horrors. As you battle your way to the heart of the facility, keep an eye on your Panic Gauge, or suffer the consequences.

Get Better or Get Stronger

To support your mission, S2P Corporation is proud to provide select agents with access to its platinum benefits package: the Death Nullification System, or DNS.

In the event of catastrophic mission failure, DNS will evacuate your consciousness and transmit it backwards through time. This will enable you to preserve certain skills and abilities between runs, ensuring your next attempt will be a little bit easier.

You may also taste copper for a few hours. That's normal.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 x64
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 or Radeon equivalent with 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 x64
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon equivalent with 4GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
There are no reviews for this product

You can write your own review for this product to share your experience with the community. Use the area above the purchase buttons on this page to write your review.