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Become the most successful (or Most Wanted) man in the city.

Broke Protocol allows you to define your own goals and identity in a persistent, interactive, and reactive online sandbox. Currently in open alpha with hundreds of players at http://brokeprotocol.com/

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 fight it as a vigilante or law enforcer. You write your own story in Broke Protocol.

Already in open alpha testing, the game quickly gained press attention and a following. Now we are looking for a small financial push to make this promising indie title into the go-to game for engaging roleplaying and meaningful player-player interactions.

Jobs, Heists, and Black Market trades are just some of the ways you can pad your bank account in Broke Protocol. Become a crooked cop, ruthless gang leader, or just an upstanding citizen caught in urban decadence.

Take on the city via land, sea, or air. No limits is the game's motto. You have access to custom vehicles, boats, and even flyable helicopters. Garages will allow you to repaint, repair, and refit your ride with the latest aftermarket parts.

Every interaction feels like it has meaningful consequences. Lend someone a hand - he might bail you out of a stickup in the future. Backstab someone, and they may put price on your head. Crimes are tracked individually and tacked onto your criminal history. Even if you can outrun the police, you can't outrun your past.

We have a detailed plan and procedure for development. We hope to support the game indefinitely since it is an ongoing passion for us. You can always follow our current progress in the link below. We're helped with tons of models by Synty Studios, but there's still a lot of programming work ahead of us to finish all the planned gameplay features.

 

You can see where the backing for the game will go in this budget breakdown.

These numbers are conservative and may go up if we want to reach our stretch goals or do any marketing. So any help we can get will go a long way.

Broke Protocol is the labor of love for a creative-pragmatic duo that aims to expand its team and produce a game to fill a much-needed roleplaying niche. We want to make engaging and open-ended gameplay in a bustling and reactive online world.

With Benz as the experienced lead developer and game designer. and Wei as the creative and art director, we support each other to bring you a game that as charm and quality. With our skills, you can expect beautiful stylized visuals, game mechanics that make just make sense, and professionally engineered code that is easily extensible and performant.

If you back the game now, you'll get exclusive rewards and discounts that are only available here and now. And you'll make sure the game is developed to its full potential.

Exclusive Game Updates

At the entry tier, you will get private weekly updates on progress and plans in an exclusive and private e-mail mailing list. You are a stakeholder in this project, and we will treat you like one.

 

Game Package (+Exclusive Kickstarter T-Shirt)

You get a full copy of the game when it hits Steam later this year! In addition, only you will have access to the exclusive Kickstarter Backer T-Shirt (in-game wearable item).

 

SWAT Officer – 2X Game Package + T-Shirts

You get double the game bundle for friends and family. Broke Protocol is the most fun played with friends and this reward give you 2 copies of the game at a discount rate with the Kickstarter Backer T-shirts.

 

Deluxe Package KS Varsity Jacket & Game Credit

In addition to the game bundle and T-Shirt from the previous reward, you'll get access to a deluxe Kickstarter Varsity Letter Jacket in-game wearable item. You also receive Credit in the game as an official Backer (using any name you'd like).

 

Private Beta Access Key

The open alpha won't last long, and reward lets you see the coming features first-hand before anyone else. Closed Beta will be exclusive hands-on testing of the latest game updates together online with us, the developers. You'll get to give feedback and suggestions directly to game devs and have a hand in controlling the direction of the game.

 

Original Soundtrack and PDF Booklet + Detailed Isometric Poster-Sized Map

We're very excited to have a chance to work with Alberto & Elías, AKA "Red Forge", who designed the soundtrack and effects for "8Days" and tracks for "War, the Game." We aim to collaborate on a lo-fi Synthwave genre soundtrack. You can check out some of their work here:

And trailer music: “Winter” by Datasuck

Upon success of this Kickstarter, you'll get a 30-min original soundtrack for the game, a PDF booklet outlining the game and some behind the scenes development notes, concepts, and images. In addition, you'll get a high-res detailed isometric map of Broke Protocol, highlighting the most important and hidden spots in the game.

 

Physical Game Box, Original Soundtrack, and Booklet with Information + Map

This rewards you with a physical game box complete with the game (Steam Key) and physical game booklet. You'll also receive a poster-sized beautifully-rendered isometric map of the game. All mailed directly to your home (in available territories).

 

Producer Credit & Dev Communication

Here you'll be added to the private IRC dev channel for development and get private insight and input into development for the game. Speak directly to the developers to pitch your ideas and offer suggestions for the game. In addition, get a legitimate Producer credit in-game.

 

Personalized Skin Design

Here you'll get to submit your vision for personalized skin or clothing options for the game. You contribute directly to a playable character either in vision, or in actual design. You can promote your brand, community, or just your artwork with a cool custom character/clothing design. Also, this will get you a Producer credit in the game. Very Limited supply.

 

The base game provides you with everything you would want in a low-poly GTA style action/roleplaying game. However, we aim to make a massive, persistent, and limitless world with this game. Where you can really do anything and be anyone.

The following Stretch goals would go a long way to grow the Broke Protocol universe and make the game infinitely replayable and expansive.

Stretch Goal #1 - $22000

More Unique Jobs and Abilities

Right now the game has a career path in law enforcement that (will be expanded on), complete with police station and prison yard for criminals. With this goal, I will be able to include many additional jobs like Medics/EMTs, Firefighters. The helicopters would even be flyable as you take up a job as a news chopper pilot, covering mayhem in the city below.

Stretch Goal #2 - $35000

Custom Homes/Interiors

Players so far have had the city and shops open to them, but no place to call home. This stretch goal would change all that. Players would be able to buy homes where their character can lay low and change outfits to lose the cops, furnish the latest trends in interior design, and invite their crew over to plan the next big heist.

Stretch Goal #3 - $55000

Larger City, Business Center and Countryside/Farmland Areas and Jobs.

With this stretch goal met, I'll be able to expand the city past its limits and add rural landscapes and jobs. This would include some farmland and a desert biome. The countryside would also offer related means of earning money. Farming crops would be another job, in addition to delivery of the raw ingredients to farmers markets and the city center.

We’ll also add in a business district where players would be able to do relevant activities like playing the stock market (which would react realistically to city events like murders, property destruction, and theft).

 

 

Risks and challenges

Broke Protocol is a massive undertaking. While Rockstar had a staff of hundreds and over $250 Million into just their latest game, we are a team of two looking for a final funding round to bring Broke Protocol to you all. With successful funding, we would be able to contract out some artists and audio engineers. Our success is tied somewhat to finding the right talent help with the game.

In addition, we need to have a successful Steam Greenlight campaign in order to bring Broke Protocol to Steam. Valve has suggested that Greenlight would be going away, but its timeline and replacement is uncertain. It could be another voting system or just a pay-in option that would increase our costs (suggested maybe as high as $5000). In any case, if we cannot feasibly put the game on Steam for any reason, we will examine our options and get the game in your hands by any means possible. It may be through another digital distribution platform like Good Old Games, twitch.io, or via DRM-free copies of the final executable.

Despite these risks, we are certain that we will be able to finish the game and get it out to the backers. Luckily, the base game is complete, and already has had a successful and well-received alpha testing period. Our lead developer, Benz, has worked professionally in the industry and has built a robust codebase that is readable, easily added to, and optimized to run an almost any system. If the campaign is successful, we would be able to put our full time and attention into Broke Protocol in order to make the best city-life roleplaying game on the market. In addition, we would build upon the game for many years after completion to ensure that no other title compares to our game's scope and depth.

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