By signing below, you agree to follow the Protocol. Protocol is a program of strict rules created to make first contact with an alien life form that got shot down in the Arctic Circle.
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Mixed (61) - 67% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 20, 2018

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Includes 3 items: Protocol, Protocol - Digital Artbook, Protocol - Digital OST


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December 6

Update: December 6

Update 6 December
Common - Chapters - Various minor (and more serious) logic bugs have been fixed (there is a large but uninteresting list).
General - Chapters - Various minor (and more serious) visual defects have been fixed (there is a small but interesting list).
General - Chapters -The overall sound of the game has been reworked. IN ALL CHAPTERS! And yes, we've added new music! EVEN MORE MUSIC!

Common - Pause - From now you can exit from pause screen by pressing ESC. Finally!
Common - Wristwatch - Sound indication of the contamination proximity has been added. The wristwatch is really working now.

Common - VR - Traditional movement: we've added rotation for the right controller. How are you playing in this mode? Our testers still feel sick and giddy.

Chapter 2 - Isolator - Accidental reoccurrences of the aliens have been fixed. But we are not sure of that.
Chapter 2 - Med. center - Protocol violation when you try to activate the assistant has been fixed.
Chapter 2 - Med. center - In VR placing of the alien in a cryopod has been fixed. We're getting closer and closer to the official VR announcement.
Chapter 3 - The Ship - Save point after "feeding" the reactor has been added. For some reason, there were a lot of deaths.
Chapter 3 - The Ship - We've fixed the ability to immerse the "meat" copy of the loading module in the black liquid. And how did you come up to that?
Chapter 4 - Firewall - Saving extra life has been added. Yes, you can get an extra life in Chapter 4.
Chapter 5 - Complex - Tracking of the contamination level has been fixed. Cause it was kind of different from the plot.
Chapter 5 - Hub - Door lock after the battle with drones has been fixed. That was kinda sad.
Chapter 5 - Med. center- The second regrowth of the breast has been fixed (and having your brain freeze from this).
Chapter 5 - Recreation - Updating the recipe screen has been fixed.
Chapter 5 - Residential Unit - Now the monkey's noise will torment you only within the residential unit, but not throughout the complex.
Chapter 5 - The Ship - Protocol violation while using the data upload helmet has been fixed. Now it's canonical.
Chapter 6 - Technical Unit - The ability to interact with contamination in the elevator has been added. Please, try it.
Chapter 6 - Technical Unit - We've reworked the balance of the battle on the mine car. Now, this moment delivers less suffering (in our opinion).

Localization - Russian - Various errors in the text have been fixed.
Localization - Korean - Various errors in the text have been fixed.

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November 29

Rock’n’Pixels Edition is Music, Artbook and the Protocol game itself in one package.

Protocol is now available with the artbook and soundtracks! By purchasing everything together, you save 20%!

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“I laughed hard!! I giggled!! I cried! This is the funniest game of 2018!”

“A really interesting and funny game with quite an unusual approach.”

“This game gives you many opportunities, and even more bans. It's not you who play the game, it's the game that plays you.”
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About This Game

You were chosen to carry out the Protocol program.

Your objective is to make "first contact" with an alien life form.
Any violation of the Protocol will lead to the elimination of you and the entire operation.
Remember, the fate of the humanity may depend on your actions.
Once signed, the Protocol must be promptly implemented.
Have a nice day!

The action of Protocol, most likely, takes place in the near future. You are a flippant soldier who signs up for the Protocol program implementation. Packed in a landing box and dropped off somewhere in the Arctic Circle, not far from the Terminus research complex, your main objective is to follow a mysterious AI's orders, who uses you to make ""first contact"" within the Protocol program framework. Any deviation from AI's orders is considered to be a violation of Protocol; leading to the elimination of the complex and staff.

Protocol is a sci-fi comedy with a hint of horror, action and a twisted love story.
Uncover an intriguing plot filled with conspiracies, plot twists, countless expletives, dark humour, and some light-hearted mockery.

Have a Nice Day!
This is a phrase you will love AND hate because you have violated the Protocol AGAIN. If you think that hardcore is when you can defeat the biggest bosses, then try not to die when taking a snowball.

Genre ambiguity
We still can't decide which genre suits this game. Adventure? Puzzle? Shooter? Immersive sim (seriously?)? Walking simulator? Crazy trip? Or, maybe... All in one?

PC or VR?
Both! You can play on PC using a keyboard and a mouse, or in VR using a headset.


Our second project - Horror A D O P T I O N

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Nudity or Sexual Content, Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 7 or higher 64-bit
    • Processor: i3-i5 4gen (or similar AMD)
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 650 (min 2 Gb)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4 Gen or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space

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