Dystopia is a team-based, cyberpunk themed, first person shooter video-game developed as a total conversion modification for Valve Corporation's proprietary Source Engine video-game engine, released to the public for free. The game takes place in a high-tech futuristic world spanned by computer networks and artificial intelligence and places players into tense combat situations in it's own version of a cyberpunk universe. Dystopia's latest version is 1.3, which was released on September 14th, 2010, and is available freely to the public using the digital distribution platform Steam.
Released:September 9th, 2005
Available Languages:Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Thai
The universe of Dystopia is set in a dark, gritty atmosphere inspired by the themes and concepts of the cyberpunk genre. Corrupt corporations sit in positions of power, ruling as the governing bodies of the world. Over-consumerism and poverty runs rampant as greed has grabbed capitalist ideals by the metaphorical tongue and now fuels the exploitation of them. The corporations now control most of the world's government and organizations, with their own regulations powering the thoughts and feelings of the populace.
Players take the role of one of two factions: the Punks, consisting of resistance fighters and mercenaries in it for the cash; or the Corps, the corporate security guards and police of the world. Conflict has become much more rigorous and complex in the world of 2069; soldiers must fight through the physical world to gain access, via jack-in terminals, to cyberspace.
Cyberspace is a three dimensional representation of the world's network. The glowing matrices and exorbitantly beautiful architecture in cyberspace are in stark contrast with the destructive plague of warfare. Inside this bright computerized realm players will have to launch programs in order to hack into systems linked to the physical world and the rest of their team, while fighting off enemy hackers and defending critical systems. Utilizing a number of movement and combat skills, cyberspace provides the human brain with a whole new arena of competition. Gameplay progresses through inter-linked physical and non-physical objectives; some are completed in either "meatspace" or "cyberspace", others only by a well timed combination of the two.
Cyberspace is not the only way in which humanity of the future has progressed. Warriors on the battlefield have the ability to modify almost everything about them, whether it is the heavily augmented combat machine armed to the teeth with the latest in firepower or a twitch reflex cyberdecker racing to infiltrate a cyberspace node. They can receive upgraded abilities, or 'implants,' which allow the player to run faster, leap higher, see the world in a new way, have better reflexes or any vast number of things that can aid a player in combat. Only through skillful use of the high tech arsenal of weapons and implants and intelligent team play will players truly jack-in and kick ass.
Dystopia draws inspiration from the existing lore and history of the cyberpunk genre, such as books by Neal Stephenson or William Gibson as well as television and movies like Bladerunner and the Ghost in the Shell series. With the intention to bring the stories and ideas from this genre into the world of gaming, Dystopia hopes to provide a new sub-genre of cyberpunk to the world in which all the best things are mixed into one consortium of death.
- Dual layer gameplay; interlinked real-world "meatspace" and digital-world "cyberspace"
- A highly detailed futuristic "meatspace" physical world.
- A 3D "cyberspace" computer network environment.
- Unique player configuration system
- 10 assault style maps
- 4 footbal-esque "Phistball" maps
- 18 varied and powerful weapons
- 14 unique and different player selectable implants
- Objective focused gameplay
System Requirements:Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows 2000/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows 2000/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection