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.

Report article RSS Feed Dystopia: July Update - Throw us a bone here, we've thrown many!

July update with information and screen shots requested by Dystopia supporters as well as other screenshots thrown in the mix. New maps, old maps, new models, it's all in da bag!

Posted by urinal-cake on Jul 31st, 2008

Our apologies for being so late on the monthly update, at the last minute of course! This month's update is just a little bit different. Earlier last week, we asked supporters for their help with a little bit of a dire issue.

Quote:In the past, we've asked for help from the community with things like looking for new talent, getting your opinion or just generally seeking different forms of help. Today, I come to you with a bit of a bigger problem.

In the past, we have offered our great supporter package for a measly $10USD, which with current exchange rates is chump change. But I'd like to ask the help of anyone willing, to keep Dystopia alive.

In October of 2007, we moved from a server owned by Fuzzy to a server owned by our IT staff. The server was equipped to handle the load at the time, but has grown pretty old. At the moment, there are many problems plaguing this server -- one of which being the risk of losing our next version, entirely, along with the stats system, US test server and many other great services that we allow free of charge.

Hard drive failures, overheating, and other catastrophic system failures have lead us in pursuit of a better server that will last much longer, and provide faster response time for all of our services. Imagine stats, forums, website servers and the like at exponential load times and never experiencing down times. That is the kind of dedication and experience we want to bring to this community.

However, because everyone on the team works either part time jobs or full time jobs to do what we love (Dystopia) and live on ramen, we're a bit strapped for cash. Help us meet our goal by donating so that we can have a safe haven to house all of our information, and bring the next versions (yes, I said versions) to you quicker.

To contribute, again, send Paypal to donate@dystopia-game.com
Any help, from $1 to $10 is highly appreciated!

As a bonus, if someone decides to donate $50 alone, they get to pick any area to show a screenshot of in 1.2. It is recommended that you take a screenshot of the area you want to see in 1.1, and we will carry it over to 1.2. This is not a guarantee that you will see what you want to see.


I'm happy to announce that as of very late last week, we sucessfully made the move over to the faster, better server, and are already seeing great load times and response times for our utilities! We hope that this server can accomodate the needs of the community for the future.

However, what money that was not donated, was money donated by the development team. Seeing as we've already donated close to a 5 digit number in expenses throughout the last few years, and we're still living off of ramen, we'd like to open up the donation reward process for EVERYONE!

Everyone is free to donate to recieve the supporter status, however, if someone chooses to donate $50, they will recieve their choice screenshot of 1.2 in the next monthly update!

Here are some of the screenshots that were requested by the supporters!

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As a special bonus, we've also included more screenshots to unveil, new areas, new models and more!

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And one more for good measure:
July Update Screenshot


We'd also like to take this time to welcome Atomy to the tryouts team as a Programmer. He's a workhorse so far, and is quickly making a great impression on 1.2!

Finally, as a special thanks, we'd REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, like to thank WhiteHawke and esoj for their fabulous charity! As well as once again thanking all the past supporters and future supporters for the new server fund! Remember, $50 for your personal sneak peak of 1.2. Plus lots of great supporter benefits!

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FJS
FJS Aug 1 2008, 1:28am says:

Excellent media!!

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RockerFox
RockerFox Aug 1 2008, 2:09am says:

YES DYS_UPDATE!!!

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Aug 1 2008, 2:22am says:

"5 digit number"

"IT'S OVER 9000!!!!"

Seriously... I hope you're counting change in that number otherwise I don't think it fair to tack on your "segway and faygo" budget :P And seriously... You have no problem spending "5 digit number" on a mod that shouldn't have cost you more than at most "very low low 4 digit number" ...is this all going to a lifetime supply of ramen?!

seriously lol

Tats

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Masterhobbes
Masterhobbes Aug 1 2008, 2:31am says:

too bad this mod is dying a slow death, you guys need to put this out in the press again cause it's so much fun to play

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Fiasco
Fiasco Aug 1 2008, 12:48pm replied:

If you want a mod to grow you shouldn't be making posts like this!

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urinal-cake Author
urinal-cake Aug 1 2008, 7:12am says:

Tatsur, the five digit number is paying for very expensive game servers and a web server for the last four years. it adds up.

Masterhobbes, thats odd. Our player numbers have been growing since January.

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smokeythebear
smokeythebear Aug 1 2008, 12:59pm says:

Pretty bland update.

Also in the ss of vaccine there is a chair floating.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Aug 1 2008, 9:45pm says:

Pity you are having to ask for money, mabey consider selling the mod to valve who can keep all your hard work alive ?

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KindredPhantom
KindredPhantom Aug 2 2008, 12:27pm replied:

It's not that simple, you can't just say to valve "Hey buy our mod!".
They are the ones that contact the modders and make the offer.

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Aug 2 2008, 4:07am says:

You have sent $6.00 USD to donate@dystopia-game.com.

Wewt. Good luck on the next version.

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n Aug 2 2008, 5:30pm says:

If it costs that much to just host it on a server, why not let players able to host their own servers so you can save costs?

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Aug 2 2008, 9:23pm replied:

Your missing the point, players DO host their own servers. How ever there are features built into Dystopia that require a global server to keep track of such as the global rank tracking. Also they have to host their website somewhere so they can provide forums and downloads to the players.

I'm not trying to offend you but did you even play Dystopia before you made that comment?

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