Become the Most Successful (or Most Wanted) man in the city. Broke Protocol is a low-poly open-world action game with a strong focus on roleplaying features. You define your own goals and identity in a persistent, interactive, and reactive online sandbox. Currently in Early Access.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (12) - 58% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (441) - 70% of the 441 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
26 Aug, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Broke Protocol is a huge undertaking. In terms of scope, size, content - the final vision is something that is just massive in scale. And the best way to ensure cohesion in such a large game is to get feedback from the comminity as we make incremental progress.

Early Access provides the best opportunity for the community to have a hand in directing development. We will listen closely to player suggestions to give out users what they want. In this way, we can provide the best city life roleplaying experience on the market.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 1 year, with the full release planned for August 2018 along with Mac, Linux, and perhaps console versions as well.”

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

“We have a stable game foundation in our Early Access Release, but the full version will bring a level of polish and TONS of new features for users to have fun with:
  • Much larger map with desert, farmland, forest, and military base
  • Expanded city with enterable casinos, sports arenas, club, bar, cinema, and clothing shops.
  • Government system with elected officials, vote system, custom city laws, and emergency responder controls
  • Random city events from riots, storms, fires, races, airdrops, etc.
  • Promotions within careers paths and gangs depending on performance
  • Different levels of AI response, from Street Cops, to SWAT teams, and Army soldiers
  • World editor for building custom cities

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of the game should be fully playable with some experimental features (like Offline mode). There's already a full city map with vehicles, aircraft, voice chat, jobs, weapons, items, apartments, dynamic weather, and more.

Early Access gives users a substantial discount before the full release, allows a sneak peak at incoming features, and enables community input for steering the future development. Feature upgrades are to be expected weekly thoughout the Early Access period.”

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

“The price will be raised before the full release of the game as new features and content is added.”

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

“I'm making this game for the community. I have no investors, backers, or publishers - it's all for you. There is a roadmap on the official website, discussion forums, and Discord server for real-time feedback.

The userbase is the backbone of any roleplaying game, and my goal is to server the players' interests in the best way possible. With your help, we can build an amazing city sandbox for the best roleplaying on Steam.”
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13 August

Shield and More - The Hardware Update Coming Today

The Hardware update is arriving today for Broke Protocol. This brings the game version up to 0.84 and provides a few new items and stability fixes before the Free-to-Keep 100-hour Steam promotion starting August 15th.

The main feature is the new riot shield added for defense against unpredictable criminals and gang members. You can find it for sale at the gun shop and on display at the pawn shop.

The new shield offers significant protection from front-side gunfire. Beware though, the operator is still vulnerable to melee and flank attacks. Also, this isn't Seige and operators will have to put the shield down and equip another primary in order to return fire.

Also, some new military gadgets have been added for testing purposes. These include landmines, satchel charges, and a detonator. Although players will likely use these gadgets to do more harm than good, they were added for testing new equipment for an upcoming gamemode that will be separate from the city RPG action. More news on this soon.

You may find the new hardware in the guarded safe in the military base. These are off-limits, even for licensed personnel, so take them at your own risk.

New items are self-explanatory, they go boom. Mines have an arming time of 2-3 seconds and satchels must be set off with a detonator.

Tons of other fixes has made it into this release. So be sure to check it out and see you in-game!
Linux Server and Tools
Hardware Update Shield Patch Notes
Added functional riot shield sold at gun shop
Added satchels, landmines, and detonators to military safe for testing
Update to Unity Engine 2018.2.3
Progress bars for processing, bombing, repairing, and lockpicking
Hits and splatters against own player shown correctly
Fixed debfib/damage/healing working on dead players
Thrown items cleared on disconnect to prevent exploits
Max active throwables per player set at 20 for stability
Fixed grenade thrown velocity
Added memory optimizations for handling packets
Reduced light flickering while moving
Fixed missing runway lighting
Separated murder message into own function (for modding)
Fixed some fence overlapping causing collisions
Fixed incorrect traffic lights
Fixed admin spawned cars instasploding
Fixed unoccupied vehicles with lights on
Improved ping checks to reduce disconnects under load
Better master connection handling and more accurate playercount reporting
Dictionary lookup optimizations
Removed extra taxi at airport

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31 July

The Destructible Update - Hitting Steam Today

Broke Protocol is back with the Destructible update. This time around, Eden may look a bit different. That's because signs, cans, lampposts and just about all other props which have been completely impervious before, can now be destroyed. No more measly trash cans bringing your police pursuit or epic tank chase to a halt.

Along with many bug fixes, new furniture items, and tweaks, you'll notice much improved performance. Memory usage has been decreased and lots of tasks have been moved into multithreaded jobs so you'll be using more of your cores for running things smoothly. This carries over to both the client and server so 100+ player games will be more than manageable. The mayhem that comes along with that on the other hand...

Check out the full changelog for details below, and see you in-game!
Linux Server and Tools
Destructible Update Change Log
Destructible world objects and props
Update to Unity Engine 2018.2.1
Fewer server hitches due to optimized packet handling
Fixed zoom on food and drinks
Better scaled many tables and some remodeled chairs
Some interiors/furniture tweaked to fix item overlaps
Fixed AI stuck running or idling with weapon drawn
Fixed some AI jitter when walking
Fixed occasional vehicle audio missing
Crosshairs now have some transparency
Other players' bullets are synced more accurately
Fixed and optimized AI intersection/stop handling
Use multithreaded optimization for cloud and ocean updates
Some prop meshes with invisible bottoms fixed

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About This Game

Become the Most Successful (or Most Wanted) man in the city.

Broke Protocol is a low-poly open-world action game with a strong focus on roleplaying features. You define your own goals and identity in a persistent, interactive, and reactive online sandbox. Currently in Early Access.

You can roleplay in limitless ways to gain money, power, and influence in a diverse low-poly world. You start with nothing and have to build your wealth, while managing your hunger, thirst, stamina, and addiction levels.

Climb to the top of the criminal underworld, or live your life as a paramedic, firefighter, driver, gangster, or law enforcer. You write your own story in Broke Protocol.


  • Supports over 100 online players per server
  • Wide open and continuously expanding city with suburbs, market, prison, marina, military base, and airport
  • Hundreds of AI citizens, police, firefighters, paramedics, and criminals roaming the city streets
  • 3D Positional VOIP to talk with other players near you
  • Take on any job yourself to bring order and justice to the streets
  • Access interiors with staff, guards, and shopping areas
  • Dozens of usable weapons, guns, tazers, grenades, flashbangs, smokes, seeds, drugs, and restraints
  • Ownable apartments and gangs/territory system
  • Usable cars, trucks, aircraft, boats, and armored vehicles
Made with Synty Studios World Models and custom assets.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Support Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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