Off Grid is a 3rd person stealth hacking game where data is your most powerful weapon. Off Grid forgoes combat for hacking tools and ingenuity, and is completely moddable.
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October 16

Almost 70% Funded in 7 days!

Hey everyone!

We’ve been kickstarting for a week and we’re ALMOST 70% funded! Nearly 70% in seven days is absolutely astounding. Thank you all SO much!

It’s been excellent to hear from backers and hugely exciting to get feedback from those of you that have played the demo. We’ve gotten our first Let’s Plays, and overall, we are feeling pretty good about week one!

Now for week two! There’s a few fun things going on this week - Rich is Sweden for the Sweden Games Conference. The conference theme is ‘Games and Politics: Reflections on power, play & changing perspectives'... and we fit the bill! Rich was invited to speak AND Off Grid was selected to be on the show floor as part of Indiecator - a showcase dedicated to indie games!



If you’re in London - Off Grid is also on show as part of Inside Intel - an exhibition of contemporary artworks, design objects and digital assets brought together to investigate the confusion sewn by an increasingly partisan media, sinister new technologies and the culture of official secrecy and widespread surveillance. The exhibition forms part of the 2018 Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Logan Symposium: Conspiracy. If the theme of our game is what’s piqued your interest - go check it out as it looks seriously cool! Plus it’s free!



We want to keep momentum for the campaign going - and we need you to help. Please continue to share, share, share. Remember, it’s an all-or-nothing campaign, so we must hit our target in order to recieve the funding and fulfil the rewards. Keep on sharing, shouting, and spreading the word for us!

Thanks again for an incredible first week, backers!

The Off Grid Team

P.S. Have you joined our Discord? Check it out: http://discordapp.com/invite/NDEVwBJ

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October 12

What makes Off Grid Unique?

Hello everyone!

What a week this has been: a huuuuuge thanks to you all! We’re nearly 60% funded - and THAT is a great way to go into the weekend.

In case you missed it, Rich did a little stream yesterday from the back of an LA cab - it is full of big gushy thank yous to everyone! The video isn’t top quality, but the heartfelt thanks definitely are. (check it out on twitch.tv/semaeopus)

He’s out there as he’s a speaker at IndieCade today! He’s talking about modding, digital activism, and why as a game developer, you probably have less to say about a subject than your audience does.

So without further ado: let’s talk about what makes Off Grid so unique!



Off Grid is first and foremost a fun yet challenging hacking game that opens a dialogue about the real world issues of data privacy, information security, and the mass surveillance state that surrounds us all. It has a compelling narrative and a sweet father-daughter relationship at its core.

It’s played with a controller, and we promise, no previous hacking knowledge is required. ;)

But if you wish to take it further, there’s so much more to it!

Replay & Community Input

We want Off Grid to continue on as a piece of work that the community can shape along with us in order to make it everything it can be. It is an open stealth game with multiple solutions to levels and a complex AI, creating missions that are fun to play through many times over.

PLUS, the game is extensively moddable and the speed and ease with which players and modders can turn around a level means that interesting content and stories should be produced at a speed and scale that will outstrip anything we could dream of as an indie development team!

This is something we want to expand on here...

The 'South Park' of Hacking Games

Off Grid has dark humour at its centre, and the state of this crazy googling, Orwellian hot mess of a world we live in is ripe for modders to exploit humorous interpretations. Off Grid is much like South Park in that important themes are wrapped up in tongue-in-cheek humour. Like South Park’s speedy turnaround of episodes to approach topical issues, Off Grid’s modding tools make it possible to produce a new level in a matter of days in order to ape news and current events.

The incredible importance and relevance of the issues around hacking and data privacy in everyday life mean that there is a mine of inspiration available for topical mods to be created and for streamers to play and comment on.

In this video we took a real life vulnerability and made it as a mod in the game to prove the tools could used to tell stories of real life hacks. In this instance, we took Scott Helme's talk from Steelcon16 about the vulnerabilities of the Nissan Leaf, and made a hackable car that carried the same weakness: a publicly displayed VIN was used to access the app that controls the car's aircon, battery, locks, and could get the car's location data.

The possibilities are endless! We look forward to the game being released and seeing the first official mods come back.

If this sounds up your street and you have yet you back Off Grid, please consider doing so now! We’d love to have you as a backer.

To all of you that have backed and/or shared this campaign so far: we can’t say thank you enough - it’s been an absolutely incredible few days!

THANK YOU!

The Off Grid Team

P.S. Don’t forget: please share this, retweet us, post the link wherever you hang out online, and tell your friends! THANK YOU!
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Reviews

“Who needs a shotgun? Off Grid makes data your most powerful weapon.”
The Verge

“Off Grid takes a satirical approach to the Big Brother problems that Snowden uncovered, and even the Snowden narrative itself.”
Kill Screen

“It's a work of politics and a work of entertainment that's immediately interesting purely by virtue of the world in which it exists, and the fact that it exists within it. It's the perfect, Adornian thing: it's worthy of attention not in spite of its politics, or its commercial sale, or it's entertainment value, but because of all of them at once.”
Eurogamer

About This Game

Off Grid is a 3rd person stealth hacking game where data is your most powerful weapon. Off Grid forgoes combat for hacking tools and ingenuity, and is completely moddable.

Gameplay utilises unique mechanics that allow you to manipulate the world and people around you with the data they unwittingly leave behind. It’s a stealth game where the player can truly hack and manipulate objects in the environment.

Players, modders, and hackers will be able to use the game to create new and interesting levels with stories about surveillance, hacking and the internet of things.

Features:


  • Stealth and hacking gameplay based on use of data and environments rather than weapons and combat

  • Hack into lifelike simulated networks and data with realistic hacking techniques and tools including SSH, sidejacking, and social engineering of the AI

  • Contemporary storyline and missions related to real-world events surrounding data privacy and mass surveillance

  • Fully moddable content encouraging players to create new and interesting levels, whether complete fantasy or mimicking hacking in the real world around them

  • Outstanding audio and original soundtrack from Jonas Jensen and Lyndon Holland, the BAFTA-winning composer from the game Virginia

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 or AMD FX6120
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 6770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2011 or newer Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or ATi GPU with 2GB Memory
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.4 or equivalent
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 or AMD FX6120
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 6770
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: RISC architecture is gonna change everything
    • Processor: P6 chip. Triple the speed of the Pentium
    • Graphics: 3Dfx Voodoo capable GFX card
    • Sound Card: The Sound Blaster 1.0 ( "Killer Kard")
    • Additional Notes: 28.8 KBPS Modem

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