As civil crisis deepens and inequality tears the very fabric of society the discontentment of the masses manifests itself in violent public disturbances and civil disorder. Play as the police or the angry horde as RIOT – Civil Unrest places you in some of the world’s most fractious disputes.
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Mixed (19) - 63% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (664) - 68% of the 664 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 12, 2019
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March 4

March update including Sci-Fi level now live



Following the full release of RIOT: Civil Unrest last month, the team has been busy working on tightening up the code even more. The latest build features the following changes / fixes / updates:
  • Fixed police units getting stuck when arresting rioters
  • Fix of "automatic optimization" sampling system
  • Various minor bug fixes
  • New Sci-Fi level released on the workshop
Please keep the feedback coming. For bug reports, post here. For suggestions, post here.
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February 12

RIOT: Civil Unrest full release version 1.0 out now

I've pressed the button and RIOT: Civil Unrest full release version 1.0 is out now.

Download and play the new levels by grabbing them through the Steam Workshop. The developers have created new scenarios and are working on more. Try these to start with -

  • Hamburg, Germany – G20 Rote Flora
  • Mashhad, Iran – Shohahad Square protests
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina – Financial reform protests
  • Rhineland, Germany - Ende Gelände movement, mining protests
  • Paris, France – Yellow Vests protest
  • Fantasy – Orks vs Knights



Of course, you could dive straight in and create your own levels. The Steam Workshop Editor is feature rich and includes:

  • Name your riot, create a description of the event and add many other details ( where, when, links etc. )
  • Add your images to backgrounds
  • Place and edit sprites from a library with more than 700 objects
  • Add lights, vehicles, particles effects and filters
  • Customise the characters skins, clothes and gears
  • Set the Gameplay rules defining the rebels and police teams and the objective.
  • Share it on Steam Workshop!



The team have been working on a number of updates and fixes. Of course, they'll keep working on more. If you have any issues, please post your findings in this thread - reporting issues. We already know there are issues with the fire and the team are working on a hot fix right now (no pun intended).

  • Added "automatic optimization" options in the main menu. It will adjust the quality settings and physics quality based on your fps.- NOTE: If you're experiencing poor performance drop your settings.
  • Fixed frame rate drop that happened by changing teams repeatedly
  • Optimized tear gas smoke fx, especially at low quality settings
  • Optimized spry gas fx
  • Optimized chorus fx
  • Fixed some problems that could trigger or crash a level (at start or after the victory)
  • Fixed video and images size in the wiki section
  • Fixed the mouse wheel navigation in the wiki section
  • Fixed various performance issue
  • Added FPS cap in game menus
  • Fixed some bugs with incorrectly initialized launchable objects, which could lead to some gameplay errors
  • Fixed various bugs in the tutorial
  • Fixed japanese translation
  • Added back the missing firecracker sfx
  • Fixed wrong font size after changing language in options menu
  • Fixed the disappearance of the UI in some levels
  • Fixed some in-game-popups that remained in play without disappearing
Languages update - RIOT: Civil Unrest now supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, simplified Chinese and Russian.

RIOT ON!
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Reviews

“...the strikingly beautiful pixel art lends some serious weight to the game's portrayal of chaos in the streets.”
Destructoid

“...mixture of passion, adrenaline and chaos that often accompany moments when the two sides clash.”
The New York Times

“RIOT is making a bold attempt to tapp into this emerging genre in a way few games are.”
Gamespot

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About This Game


RIOT: Civil Unrest is a unique, thought-provoking experience that places you at the heart of some of the world’s most recent confrontations. Campaigns include: Indignados (Spain), Arab Spring (Egypt), Keratea (Greece) and NoTAV (Italy). Over thirty single level scenarios include: Gilets Jaunes protests in Paris, France; Financial reform protests in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Economic protests in Caracas, Venezuela; and the G20 Rote Flora clashes in Hamburg, Germany.

RIOT: Civil Unrest is a complex strategy game that sets players objectives for each scenario. It’s then up to the individual to choose how to tackle each situation, employing different strategies and tactics in order to achieve the perfect outcome. Discover if you can dispel an angry crowd or overcome a well-equipped militia with RIOT: Civil Unrest. Player performance is rated, aggression can lead to a quick, successful outcome but a softer approach may have the same resolution without damaging public opinion.

RIOT: Civil Unrest now boasts a powerful, Steam Workshop Editor that allows users to create and share their own scenarios too.

RIOT – Civil Unrest’s creator, Leonard Menchiari, experienced rioting first-hand at the NoTAV protests in Italy. He created the game to tell the stories and express the feelings experienced during these clashes. What triggers the crowd to behave with such anger and aggression? Often outnumbered, what does a police officer feel like during the conflict? RIOT – Civil Unrest presents the player with the opportunity to experience both sides of the fight - a fight in which there really are no winners. Who is right and who is wrong? Experience RIOT – Civil Unrest and draw your own conclusions.




Play as the Police

  • Employ numerous crowd-control tactics, both passive and aggressive.
  • Command Assault, Tactical, and Ballistic squads.
  • Call in police trucks, water cannon or even a tank!
  • Choose whether to use smoke grenades, rubber and plastic bullets or even live ammunition.

Play as the Rioters

  • Instruct Rioters (armed and passive) and Journalists.
  • Incite rage and cause the masses to act aggressively or try to calm the situation with tactical crowd reformation and retreats.
  • Attack authority with Molotov cocktails, fireworks, paper-bombs, rocks, street furniture and the power of the media.



Multiple Modes

  • Sixteen campaign levels split over four scenarios; Keratea (Greece), NoTAV (Italy), Indignados (Spain) and Arab Spring (Egypt).
  • See the story unfold from both sides - play all thirty-two levels as the Rioters or the Police.
  • Single player mode - play against the computer AI.
  • Versus mode – play with or against a friend or AI on the same computer.

Create your own Riots with the level editor

  • Name your riot, create a description of the event and add many other details (where, when, links etc.).
  • Add your own background images.
  • Place and edit sprites from a library with more than 700 objects.
  • Add lighting and weather effects, vehicles, particles effects and filters.
  • Customise the characters skins, clothes and gears.
  • Set your own gameplay rules defining the rebels and police teams and their objectives.
  • Share your levels on Steam Workshop!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: x64 versions of Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
    • Processor: AMD / Intel dual-core CPU running at 2.8 GHz (AMD Athlon II X2 series or Intel Pentium Dual-Core G600 series or newer architectures are recommended.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphic card, with at least 2048MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.1 support. AMD R7 265 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or newer architectures are recommended
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse and internet connection for Steam
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 x64
    • Processor: AMD / Intel quad-core processor running at 3.2 GHz (AMD FX 6000 series or Intel Core i3 4000 series or newer architectures are recommended)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphic card, with at least 4096MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 6.0 support. ATI/AMD Radeon R9 380 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or newer architectures are recommended
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse and internet connection for Steam
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or better
    • Processor: 3GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or better
    • Processor: 3.4GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Dedicated VRAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: UBUNTU 10.10 or better
    • Processor: 1.80GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512mb or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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