Dystopia is a is a total conversion of the Source Engine that places players into tense combat situations in a high-tech world spanned by computer networks. As Punks or Corporate Mercenaries, players will fight through the physical world to gain access, via Jack-in Points, to cyberspace. Cyberspace is a three dimensonal representation of the world's network. In cyberspace, players must fight off enemy hackers and launch programs to gain control of critical systems and to affect the physical world. Gameplay progresses through inter-linked physical and cyberspace objectives, and players must work together to achieve victory for their team. Players will be immersed in action-packed battles, whether as a heavily augmented combat mercenary armed to the teeth with the latest in firepower and cybernetic implants, or as a twitch-reflex cyberdecker racing to infiltrate a cyberspace node.

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In this very special update, we show off some more screen shots that our supporters have requested, as well as an awesome fly through of one of our new maps, Cybernetic. Also, be sure to check the update to see when Supporters can get a hold of 1.2! If you want to play 1.2 as soon as you can, donating $10 will get you there.

Posted by urinal-cake on Sep 1st, 2008

This month has been jam packed hard work by all the developers, as well as the testers. Roughly a month and a half ago, the developers started to go into their own crunch mode. Many new art assets, build commits and non-compiled levels were put into the queue. About 3 weeks ago, all of it was dropped on the testers. Daily builds of maps, many new code updates, and even more models, textures and animations were available for download. The test team began testing 3 times a day, 7 days a week, and at this moment, are still in crunch.

To help convey to you the great changes that have been occurring, here are some of the screen shots requested by the supporters that have donated to the new server fund. The first is a screen shot of areas from Detonate that have been given a face lift. Detonate has received many new changes in the past months, and we applaud all the hard work being put in by the developers. This map surely is something to celebrate.

Detonate and Cybernetic Screenshots Detonate and Cybernetic Screenshots

The second screen shots are from one of our new maps, Cybernetic. Cybernetic, currently being working on by Venciera, is a map in which the player is thrown into a hostage rescue objective. The daughter of a powerful Punk organization has willingly joined an intelligence "brain bank" cult, called Cybersyn. The Punks want her back, and will do anything to get her. Here, we give you a little insight as to what the cyberspace environment looks like, with the towering Cybersyn skyscraper looming in both worlds.

Detonate and Cybernetic Screenshots Detonate and Cybernetic Screenshots

As a special treat this month, we felt it necessary to unveil this new map to the world by showing you in-game, what it looks like, as if you were playing it yourself. The changes to Cybernetic since it's public releases have been amazing, and we're really excited to show you this gem.

After releasing our previous version, the developers took a 5 month break and went right into 13 months of hard work and a whole lot of planning. After such a long time of telling people "when it's done," we're thrilled to tell people the date in which supporters can play Dystopia. I take little credit for the hard work put in by the individuals to create such a polished product. I can tell you that these developers are some of the hardest working people I have ever witnessed.

With that, we bring you our next version -- 1.2 playable by Supporters, for Supporter testing on September 19th, 2008. To get in on the beta supporter testing, go here. Version 1.2 represents a unique direction for Dystopia, with many polishing changes and extra features that are sure to make your experience more fun and energetic!

Supporters, we'll be ready to frag with you on September 19th! See you soon!

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RogerRamjet Sep 2 2008 says:

Excellent work guys... looking forward to the release...

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oWn4g3 Sep 2 2008 says:

This. will. be. great.

Finally some new stuff for this great mod :)

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Defur Sep 2 2008 says:

So wait, to get the uppdate sooner, you have to pay 10$?

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urinal-cake Author
urinal-cake Sep 2 2008 replied:

For some reason, people think that we require you to pay $10.
The Supporters program originally started off, when people started donating to the mod. We wanted to return the favor, so at first we gave them Forum Avatars and a few other perks. With version 1, we gave them in-game icons.

Before Version 1 was released, we asked the supporters if they'd like to have a try at Version 1 before it was released. We love to give gifts to our supporters, but we never directly tell people to support, unless they want to donate to help pay for server fees.

We operate many different utilities, both internal and external. We're the only mod to use a dedicated statistics system, along with that, the forums and website, and internal tools like our distribution tool -- it's a lot of money out of our pockets every month. So if people feel inclined to donate, they can, otherwise -- we dont force them to.

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twincannon Creator
twincannon Sep 2 2008 replied:

Don't forget it's supporter *testing*. So there's bound to be some fun bugs. Like, say, a garage door growing to a hundred times it's size and eating players. With its teeth.

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dys-termi Creator
dys-termi Sep 3 2008 replied:

or eating all the other smaller garage doors
"You are so small, it's funny to me!"

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z33ky Sep 2 2008 says:

Nice to see you made some changes to those already existing maps.
The higher contrast (with darker areas and brighter, more golwing lights) certainly give them a better dystopian feeling :)

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NullSoldier Sep 2 2008 says:

Awesome update content. I have a question, I donated 6 dollars because I didn't know you had a 10 dollar donate program for supporters. I would have just donated another 4 to get supporter benefits. Theres no way I can "complete" my supporter donation to get those benefits can I?

Another thing is that i'm shocked you guys still aren't one of the ones joining the Steamworks revolution. I'm kind of shocked, and surprised that valve wouldn't see the opportunity in bringing you guys on.

You guys deserve a lot for your hard work. This looks more polished than alot or professional games. I mean for christs sakes theres over 9000 crappy console fps's that bad companies pump out by the handfuls and people buy those because they don't know any better. You deserve so much more. Steam needs to pull you into the steamworks program.

BTW: I'm posting this from Google Chrome! Hoho!

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urinal-cake Author
urinal-cake Sep 2 2008 replied:

A) Google Chrome is pretty win.
B) Send a PM to me either through moddb, or our forums with your email address. Yes, if you donate the other $4, I'll make it happen.
C) Thanks for the compliments. :)

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Soulseker Sep 6 2008 says:

google chrome = loose
sends everything YOU DO to google HQ

but dystopia <3 ;)
keep up the good work and i would love to donate but well,i dont have money xD

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