CYPHER is a free online multiplayer shooter based platformer. Strategy, tactics, and fast decision making are all needed in this incredibly intense game. CYPHER was constructed in a way that allows for enormous amounts of skill. This gives users a rich experience, but does require learning the fundamentals. A 'Capture the Flag' dynamic is applied to this interesting, complex and dangerous environment. CYPHER is unique as it was built from the ground up to support cooperation as well as competition with others in real-time. A free chat and game network with dedicated servers provide for solid gaming. CYPHER features an automatic updating system that distributes the very latest version to all the players seamlessly as the game is developed.