Hack greedy megacorps to help as many people as you can in a high-agility cyberpunk looter/shooter RPG. Explore vast cyberspace vistas and outmaneuver AIs to customize your loadout with an arsenal of weapon combos. Think Borderlands meets Tron. Play solo or online co-op with up to 10 people!
All Reviews:
Very Positive (449) - 94% of the 449 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 9, 2014

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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?

“We want Black Ice in your hands as soon as possible, and we need feedback to improve the game and money to pay our contributors.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are constantly releasing free content updates and will continue doing so until a project final release in 2023. But even then, we'll keep releasing more updates.”

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

“We are finishing the story (Acts 1 and 2 are done!), the giant megacorp skyscrapers, a few more optional areas around the map, and a few more boss fights. Of course, we'll be bug fixing and balancing along the way as well (and don't be surprised if we throw in a few new weapons, perks, etc!)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Black Ice is a functionally complete game with an average playtime of about eight hours, but if you like to go deep, there are hundreds of hours of replayability. Already implemented features include online multiplayer co-op, offline single player, item & ability modding, achievements, billions of items, and several boss fights.”

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

“The game has reached its final full price of $20 USD. We will not be doing significant discounts during the early access period, nor will we be increasing the price again.”

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

“We love hearing feedback and suggestions from my community. You can even see our public to-do list and vote and comment on your favorite potential features. Or join the Official Discord channel and chat with us!”
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Reviews

“It tickles your cyberfancy.”
Alice O'Connor, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Sometimes, you just need to shoot lasers at neon spiders.”
Chris Priestman, Warp Door

“You don’t get much more user-friendly than that. It's worth every penny.”
Bonnie Burgette, Indie Game Mag

About This Game

Hack greedy megacorps to help as many people as you can in a high-agility cyberpunk looter/shooter RPG. Explore vast cyberspace vistas and outmaneuver AIs to customize your loadout with an arsenal of weapon combos. Think Borderlands meets Tron. Play solo or online co-op with up to 10 people!

Black Ice is many things:

  • A high-mobility cyberpunk looter/shooter with an incredible number of movement and combat abilities to combo. So customizable you can even unequip your sprint and jump to replace them with more guns. After all, hacking is all about finding ways to break systems and become untouchable. But the corporations are constantly upgrading too with nearly 100 security types and unique enemies to combo against you.

  • A massive cyberspace open world to explore as you breach corporate AI defenses, steal their secrets (and tech!), and unravel conspiracies. Race along the information superhighway as you vault from one megacorp's gigantic neon skyscraper to another. From monumental worldbreaker megastructures to tiny hacker black markets hidden in the cracks of the world, there are endless wonders to find. Like the Phish Market.

  • A very human cyberPUNK story centered on helping people and building communities in a struggling corporate dystopia. Shiny cyberpunk tech is only as good as the people who use it and each person you save has skills that can be leveraged for the greater good. When the world seems bleak, all it takes is someone who can remove an obstacle when they need it most. Sometimes literally, like when someone's debt is so high that their apartment's pay-per-use door won't let them out.

  • Infinite customization and replay value with a progression and unlock system that adds new weapon types, dozens of unique perks that radically change your gameplay, and a very forgiving respec system so that you can always try new things.

  • Multiplayer and modding. You can play co-op or pvp with up to 10 friends and the enemies and loot will scale to match your group for maximum fun. Whether solo or multi, anyone can mod the game to add their own unique weapons and items. It's not a real hacking game if you can't hack the game itself!

What else?

  • Extremely open development - talk to the devs directly on the Black Ice Discord (some features and items were suggested by the players!)
  • A wonderful original soundtrack (On Sale Here!) by epic composer V-Axys
  • Did we mention Mod Support?
  • Photosensitive Mode
  • Long term support from the developers with a track record of regular updates going back to 2014!

The Promise:

  • Every update for free
  • No microtransactions, No DRM
  • No copyright takedowns on Let's Play videos
  • Bugs fixed as fast as we can
  • Things may change, but we'll always try to change them for the better


I hope you're not afraid of spiders.

Contact

Let the developers know about any bugs (no, not the spiders) or your feature wishlist on Discord, the Steam forums, via email (support@superdupergc.com), or on Twitter

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 - 64 bit only
    • Processor: Gen 5 or greater intel, or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 10 Series or Equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1024x768 minimum resolution
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.11
    • Processor: Gen 5 or greater intel, or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 10 Series or Equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1024x768 minimum resolution
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or SteamOS, 64 bit only
    • Processor: Gen 5 or greater intel, or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 10 Series or Equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please try the demo to ensure compatibility. 1024x768 minimum resolution, x64 OS

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