OBEY is an asymmetrical multiplayer game. We've all played games where you send commands to teammates or AI units. OBEY instead puts you in the position to command your enemies (human opponents), and to be commanded by them. Players are always free to obey/disobey.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (211) - 82% of the 211 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 12, 2020
Developer:
Dez

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“The great video game OBEY is a social experiment: To what degree are players willing to act against their own will in order to prevent somebody else's victory?”
Zeit Online

“...this is a tense, fast-paced King of the Hill-type encounter where the balance of power is constantly shifting and is not always in the hands of the only person with actual weaponry.”
Hardcoregamer

“Simply put, OBEY is one of, if not the best, multiplayer games I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing”
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About This Game



OBEY is a highly asymmetrical multiplayer game.

We've all played games where you send commands to AI units or teammates.
OBEY instead puts you in the position to command your enemies (human opponents), and to be commanded by them. Players are always free to obey/disobey. It is always up to players to deal with the consequences of their decisions in the game.

You win by bribing and coercing your opponents to do things against their own self interest (and in your interest).
If you are being coerced you have only stealth, intelligence, trickery, and creativity to escape.

OBEY is sort of like Counter Strike Jailbreak Mod meets Spy Party.
OBEY's social aspects have also been compared to Trouble in Terrorist Town and Town of Salem.

To win, make more money than any one else by the end of the round.
To make the most money, take command of the giant robot (the robot player makes 10x more than the other players per second).
You take control of it by walking into a door at the base of the robot.
The player in the robot can easily destroy any player he sees trying to approach (IF he sees them).
That’s the basics – so superficially, it plays like ‘king of the hill’.

However...
Experienced robot players will know that it is not always in their interest to simply kill approaching players.
Why not? Because he can instead coerce them to do what he wants,
and that’s where the game gets interesting…

GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE BY GDOG (Contains instructions for new players)
GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE BY FRAGMIX with inset by GEIN
GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE OF A TOURNAMENT GAME (experienced players)
BUNNY GUARD AT WORK!

NOTES ABOUT GAMEPLAY:

  • When playing as robo... you are free to shoot everything that moves (and this might even work against friends or new players), but if you just use this against experienced players you will get subverted, and you will lose. You want your opponents controlled, not hidden and out to subvert you...
  • When playing as a bunny... trying to constantly subvert in the face of an experienced robo is a terrible idea: you will spend most of your game waiting to spawn. OBEY rewards using TRICKERY, STEALTH, and INTELLIGENCE. OBEY does not reward constant blind 'guns blazing' rushing to the robot. (But what did you expect? you are a baby bunny .vs an enormous mecha-canon-turret).
    REMEMBER: You will be playing against other human beings - they can not be fooled as easily as AI!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB GeForce 8400 / Radeon HD 4000 series or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OBEY runs at ~30fps on the Surface Pro 3 on 'Normal' settings @ 1280 x 800px. OBEY is playable offline via LAN.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 600 series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 series or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microphone headset is HIGHLY recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: All (note: it may give a compatibility warning, it still works)
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB GeForce 8400 / Radeon HD 4000 series or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum spec is a Core 2 Duo 2008 MacBook, on which OBEY is playable at 20-30 fps on 'Low' settings @ 800 x 600px. OBEY is playable offline via LAN.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 600 series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 series or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microphone headset is HIGHLY recommended.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB GeForce 8400 / Radeon HD 4000 series or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OBEY is playable offline via LAN.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 600 series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 series or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microphone headset is HIGHLY recommended.

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