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 (11) - 63% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (459) - 69% of the 459 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 26, 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 community 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 role-playing experience on the market.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 2 years, with the full release planned for August 2019 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 enter-able 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 - DONE
  • Different levels of AI response, from Street Cops, to SWAT teams, and Army soldiers - DONE
  • World editor for building custom cities - DONE

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 throughout 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 role-playing 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 role-playing on Steam.”
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November 11

Downtown Update Out on Steam Today

The Downtown Update is ready for release today! Your game will automatically update with all new objects, features, fixes, and a new weapon. The main highlight of this update is a whole set of new city objects, buildings, landmarks, and props to help your custom map stand out.

Add famous landmarks or a large business district to your custom server. The default map has been updated with some objects but will see a fully-realized downtown area in the future. For now, support your community servers and map makers on our Discord here. Workshop integration is coming so prepare content and post on our #worldbuilder channel for a chance to get featured.

You'll also find a brand new can opener at the gun shop. By can opener, I mean the world-famous SPAS-12 Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun. It has similar stats to the basic shotgun but sports a semi-automatic firing mode. This beast will leave a mark so make sure to use in areas where collateral damage is not an issue, or if you just don't give a fuck what gets destroyed in the process.

The new automatic shotgun kicks like mule and has spread like no other. So you want to get in close to make sure every hit counts. You'll find it sold at the gunshop only, though there is a shelf item available if you want to 'borrow' it for a while. Use with caution.

Finally, I wanted to thank the content creators and admins for their amazing contributions. Community servers like Project Gaming, BPRP, Suran.PL, and the Chile server have built awesome communities. Moderating an RP server is no small task, so thank admins for their hard work. And make sure you support their efforts into things like Server tools and custom maps. Workshop integration will hopefully give creators more recognition in our community.

For now, here's the rest of the giant change log. Can't wait to see what else the you can come up with.
Linux Server and Tools
Downtown Update Patch Notes
Added farm props, objects, and items
New weapon added (SPAS-12)
Updated gunshop and merchant with new weapon
New city objects, buildings, landmarks, and props
New netcode powered by ENET (faster and more robust)
Fixed player orientation and hit registration problems
Increased server tick-rate by 60% for more accurate player syncing
Optimized graphics system for multi-threaded performance
Hide un-selected interiors in editor
Fixed'X' Button to nullify objects in editor
Fixed casting exceptions in the editor
Fixed AI getting stuck often due to new player physics
Correctly reset AI after they've been knocked out
Some new buildings added to Default map
Slight Default map waypoint tweaks to prevent stuck AI
Spawned AI without nearby waypoints/navmesh will be destroyed
Added map warnings for missing waypoint/door/inventory references
Fixed ocean animation and correctly sync across client/server
Updated VOIP library to latest release
More accurate server player count reporting
Slight flood chance increase
Reduced rain audio volume a bit
Fixed client map loading stuck after joining different servers
Improved server data throttling during initial map transfer
Clean up memory after map is loaded
Don't need to sync some server-side objects with client
Fixed duplicate items in furniture menu
Reduced boat/plane/helo stabilizer forces
Many road and prop mesh fixes and cleanup
Fixed police lights stuck not rotating
Fixed connection error handling
Tweaked packet throttling settings (crazy lag)
Fixed off-by-one error in apartment index calculation
Asynchronous client-side game loading
Added Exit button during loading
Update to latest Unity Engine release

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October 27

The Farmland Update – Major Release Incoming

The Broke Protocol Farmland Update hits Steam today! This update is the first in a series that aims to add huge packs of objects, props, items, vehicles and more. The goal is to provide map makers more pre-built stuff to work with to provide fresh new scenarios.

Over a hundred new map objects have been added to the World Builder - mostly focused on farmland and countryside elements. Get dirty with mud roads, farm equipment, and literal pig sties. Maps designed around these rural objects can offer a breath of fresh air for this mostly city-centered game.

In addition to the map objects, you'll find new characters, vehicles, and clothing options around the game world. A couple new off-road capable vehicles have been added, as well as 2 new start-up characters: the Farmer and the Wrangler. These new starter characters allow you to don cowboy hats and rough work overalls. Topped off with a mean pair of mutton-chops.

Several other critical game engine updates have been added. Player movement is now fixed to prevent sliding around on hills and slopes. Also, aiming and stance now affect weapon recoil and accuracy. Crouch to reduce vertical recoil and aim down sights to improve first shot accuracy. You'll notice aiming reduces movement speed to a walk as well and iron-sight jitter has been reduced. More work on gunplay in future patches.

Finally, big improvements to the editor with this updates. You can now search for any items you want. The search is case-insensitive and returns partial matches as well to make map creation that much more efficient. Also, a big memory leak that could often cause crashing has been fixed. So a much smoother environment for map building overall. More feedback is requested for future improvements.

Here's the rest of the giant changelog. Get the updates, play, and share with friends!
Linux Server and Tools
Farmland Update Patch Notes
Added farm props, objects, and items
2 new drivable off-road capable vehicles: Ute and Flatbed
2 new characters and clothing options: Farmer and Wrangler
Crouching now reduces vertical recoil when firing
Aiming improves accuracy and reduces movement speed
Reduced iron-sight jitter
Smooth destructible object movement
Tweaked aircraft and boat physics for stability
Fixed player physics to prevent sliding around on slopes
Added search bar to prefab browser
Fixed UI decimal inputs to work in all localisations
Fixed World Builder memory leak when loading folders
Fixed potential duplicate ID server crash
Optimized many higher-order functions out of code
Tuned max packet size for better compatibility
Saving player data works in apartments now
Enabled VSync by default to reduce CPU/GPU usage
Separated Airport Gangway Connector to allow different rotations
Small Default map tweaks at airport
Updated to latest Unity Engine patch

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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
  • Full-fledged and easy to use World Builder with no limits and thousands of prefabs for use
  • 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 32/64-bit
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Support Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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