Broke Protocol is Minecraft meets Grand Theft Auto

If you took Grand Theft Auto and molded it into the visual style of Minecraft, would it have crowd appeal? Cylinder Studios sure hopes so because that’s the premise of the open world multiplayer game Broke Protocol.

In Broke Protocol, players can take the role of a police officer trying to maintain law and order, a criminal trying to maintain havoc and destruction, or the single person who decides to play as a farmer and wonders when everyone will stop shooting him long enough to harvest a field of crops. There are cars to be driven recklessly, prisons to be filled, banks to be robbed, black markets to be exploited, and innocents to be kidnapped. It’s a very wholesome game indeed.

The team does promise open-world gameplay that will include “roleplaying with hundreds of players and NPCs roaming the ever-growing open-world city.” Don’t be fooled by its simple visuals; there are survival systems, advanced damage models, property ownership, casino games, and all sorts of careers packed into this title.

Broke Protocol is currently in open alpha and is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise a modest $17,700 to push the game across the development finish line.

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Kane Hart

… I own the same assets off the Unity Store…..

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Herro Mongorian

That kickstarter page was clearly made by somebody who knows how to run a project.

Budget estimates? Check.
Progress reports? Check.
Well-defined scope? Check.
Clear team roles? Check.
Achievable stretch goals? Check.
Working product? Check.
Deadlines? Missing.

A certain population of gamers should take note before throwing $1M at indie startups.

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Sorenthaz

Unless it actually has Minecraft building/destroying mechanics I don’t see how this will pop off unless the gameplay is amazingly good and the price is like $20.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

I wonder how many GTA tropes carry over …

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mcsleaz

This looks Awesome! Thanks for the heads up :)

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Melissa McDonald

would be interested to know number of players allowed on a server.. hoping it’s not as “non-massively-multiplayer” as GTAO.

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mcsleaz

Server I tried had 25 / 250 players on

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johnwillo

I find this… oddly interesting.

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Bree Royce

Everybody in work chat went nuts over this. It seems like their Kickstarter is getting passed over by the bigger outlets. :/

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