Lockdown Protocol is a high-score-oriented shooter/platformer game with built-in level editor and multiplayer support.

You are a lone scientist in a research facility on lockdown. Something must have gone horribly wrong since everyone and everything is trying to kill you. Fight your way out, collect items and bigger weapons on the way and blast your enemies into pieces! Complete levels fast and leave nothing alive to reach the highest scores!

Note: This game is still a work in progress. It is feature-complete and has been released for public beta testing, but it is not a finished product yet.

The game comes in two versions: free playable demo and full version. By pre-purchasing the game now you support its development and get an early access to the full version. You'll also get a 20% discount!

Visit official game page for direct downloads and more information. You can find Lockdown Protocol on Desura too:

Lockdown Protocol

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0 comments by fractilegames on Mar 1st, 2015

A new beta version is ready. In addition to usual bug fixes and minor improvements, this release adds one major feature: Online high-scores. This will likely be the last beta version before the final release (unless some critical bugs are found that need more testing).

Animated scene from 25th single player level:
Animated screenshot

The online high-score tables are currently empty, go put your name in there:
Online high-scores

Here's full list of changes since 0.22.0 beta release:

  • Added online high-scores.
  • Weapon recoil no longer pushes player backwards while on ground.
  • Improved look of high-score, shared level and online match listings.
  • Fixed font artifacts on top of w -letters.
  • Fixed level sharing silently failing if no title is set for level.
  • Fixed unnecessary warnings in log when using long player name with non-ascii characters.
  • Hide old messages after 10 seconds from the in-game "console" to clear the screen.
  • Disable built-in update checks when running inside Desura.
  • Removed "share online" feature, the extra player skin is now available in full version.
  • Log formatted version numbers instead of hex values.
  • Updated many external libraries to latest stable versions.
  • Show option to launch browser when new version is available on the website.
  • Redetect connected gamepads in player controller settings menu.
  • Default to first available gamepad layout if it auto-detection fails.

Due to updates in my build environment, Lockdown Protocol now requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 run-time (previously 2008). If you see errors complaining about missing libraries, please check that you have that installed. The GLIBC version required in Linux has also changed, which means that some old distributions (for example Debian 6.x) are no longer supported.

More information and direct downloads are available on the website.

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Krod Dec 4 2012, 1:04am says:

On console I get this msg " /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /home/rodrigo/.desura/games/14729/3496/lib/libXaw.so.7) ". The libc6 is out of date?

My system is Debian Wheezy 64-bit and I run apt-get upgrade daily.

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Dec 4 2012, 4:23am replied:

The game is known to work in Debian Squeeze so it should work in Wheezy too, since Wheezy likely has later version of libc, which is generally backwards compatible.

That libXaw.so.7 requiring GLIBC_2.14 is installed by Desura, so I don't know where it came from. I will have to look into this. I will let you know when I know more.

In the meantime, if you have the time, you could try the direct download version. That might work better, since it uses libXaw provided by the system.

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Krod Dec 4 2012, 10:05am replied:

Great! Your reply was very helpful. This commands solve the problem for me:

cd .desura/games/the-platform-shooter/lib (I'm using the Desurium client)
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXaw.so.7 libXaw.so.7


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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Dec 5 2012, 6:49am replied:

Good to hear you solved it!

If you are interested, the root cause for this problem is explained and discussed here:

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editionblack Sep 18 2012, 4:53pm says:

I love this game! But i don't have anyone 2 play with :( If somebody wanna play, add me on skype: zombiekillah1 (if im not allowed to type this post here, just ignore it ok? XD)

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sturmkoenig2k Sep 6 2012, 2:13am says:

Does not work here (the free version). I click launch and nothing happens. I tried to run it directly from the folder, but nothing happens. There is no error message, just nothing.

Win7 64bit

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Sep 9 2012, 5:49am replied:

This problem has been solved and will be fixed in the next release. This was not specific to Windows 7, but affects all Windows versions, if certain libraries happen to exist in system directories.

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Sep 6 2012, 8:40am replied:

Did you install it from Desura? If so, could you please try the direct download from indiedb.com instead.

I have seen some weird file permission related problems with the Desura version on 64-bit Windows 7.

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sturmkoenig2k Sep 6 2012, 10:21am replied:

Yep, installed from Desura and also downloaded from indiedb. The same problem with both.

Does the game needs some additional .dlls ?

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Sep 6 2012, 10:58am replied:

It shouldn't need anything other that Visual C++ 2008 run-time libraries, but those should have been installed by Desura if not found..

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aezop Sep 2 2012, 12:51pm says:

Doesn't open. 1/10.

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Sep 8 2012, 12:59pm replied:

This should be now fixed in release 0.6.1.

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Sep 3 2012, 1:56am replied:

Which operating system and version were you using? I would really like fix these issues.

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aezop Sep 3 2012, 6:21am replied:

crunchbang linux, current version

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Sep 3 2012, 7:59am replied:

Crunchbang Linux seems to be based on Debian Squeeze so you are likely facing the exact same problem as lordkgd. This will be fixed in next alpha version coming very soon.

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aezop Sep 8 2012, 1:19pm replied:

still won't work for me. I'm not interested in playing this game anymore. good luck with your game.

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fractilegames Creator
fractilegames Sep 8 2012, 3:45pm replied:

Ok, thanks for trying it though!

I tested the 0.6.1 release on 64-bit Crunchbang Linux 10 without problems, so this problem must be something more specific and does not rule out Crunchbang Linux support completely.

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