Hey guys! I've been working on groovy little shooter called Mutant Factions and wanted to share! It's been Greenlit and I'll be releasing on Steam in a few months. Any feedback you could provide would be greatly appreciated :DMutant Factions OverviewMutant Factions
is an online shooter that combines fast-paced action with strategic RPG and RTS gameplay. Create the perfect build from over 30 uniquely balanced skills - you can poison your enemies and escape with invisibility; or bounce sniper bullets off walls for that perfect trick shot! When you're not outplaying enemies you're base building - secretly placing chemicals in the map to gain long-term strategic advantages. Mutant Factions is a crazy yet competitive battlefield where only the fastest and smartest will survive!
Key FeaturesStrategic Skills System
A big battle with skills and guns!
Explore countless skill builds, combos and counters as you level up and develop your mutant. Any experience you earn is permanently saved to your account.
But there's a twist! The skills in Mutant Factions are unique because they give you both a benefit and a penalty. The Vampirism skill for example gives you health when you harm enemies but also reduces your weapon damage. It doesn't make you more powerful, but rather lets you fight with a more personalized play style. This trade-off keeps the skills balanced and allows new players to compete against higher level players who have more penalties.
The penalties add plenty of tactical depth too. You must not only master your strengths, but exploit your enemies' weaknesses! Blade Fury for example slashes nearby enemies but it also reduces weapon accuracy. So when your enemy casts it get away! By fighting at long range he won't be able to hit you.Chemical Base Building
Build a chemical empire! Chemicals are like buildings in an RTS game - they cost a lot but give you many long-term advantages. Place them in secret locations and reap the benefits - you can sell weapons, teleport around the map, reveal your enemies and more!
But again, there's a twist! Chemicals in Mutant factions are invisible and enemy players cannot see them. They can be revealed by your Sonar Cells and not even know it. What's really cool though is that while you can't see enemy chemicals, you can still destroy them.
But how do you destroy what you cannot see?? By spying on your enemies! Watch their movements and deduce the location of their chemicals, then Neutralize that spot. With invisible chemicals there is plenty of deception, deduction, and mind games to master!
Over 20 Weapons
Neutralizing an enemy chemical!
Choose from a diverse range for weapons: pistols, shotguns, rifles, snipers, explosives, even a flamethrower! Complete missions to earn extra cash and buy super powerful weapons.Crazy Vehicles
Zoom around the map as your allies ride shotgun. Fire out the windows, shoot out tires or simply run your enemies over. Some vehicles have special abilities too, like a car bomb!Ranked Servers
Compete against others in ranked servers. Like the ELO rating system used in chess, your rank moves up and down based on how you score against your opponents. Advanced lag compensation ensures that your rank is a measure of your skill and not your ping.Unique Game Modes
Play in unique game modes like Chemical Warfare, where you claim territory and capture control points. You can also race cars in Checkpoint and cooperatively survive swarms of zombies in Outbreak. Or simply play the classics like Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.User Generated Maps
Make and share maps with the in-built map editor! Anyone can do it. There are countless maps to play and a great community in the forums willing to offer advice and feedback.Sexy Cosmetics
You like hats? Well how about capes!? Unlock cool cosmetics such as capes, glowing bullets, lightsabers and more! These cosmetics don't impact gameplay but sure look sexy!
Cooperatively surviving a swarm of zombies!
I first released Mutant Factions way back in 2009 and with the help of the community it has been polished, balanced and perfected ever since. It's been Greenlit and will be coming to Steam soon, and I'd love to get some feedback from other devs!
The game is completely custom build with the following technologies:
Mutant Factions is kind of a combination of all of my favourite games. Namely Counter Strike, DOTA and Starcraft. It borrows from all of these games and gives it the weird shooter/RPG/RTS mechanics. Basically I love competitive PvP games and don't feel this needs to be restricted to a single genre. The game balances fast-paced twitch like reflexes with strategic base building and skill build construction. Lots of depth, lots of fun and lots of ways to defeat your enemies!
Of course 7 years ago the game was very different to today. Back then the primary inspirations were GTA2, Diablo and Soldat. Soldat is a great indie game that I used to play all the time back at school and it's very existence is what gave me the idea to create the game in the first place.
LinksOfficial Game Site: http://mutantfactions.netCompany Site: http://niknakstudios.comFree Download (40MB): http://mutantfactions.net/downloads/MutantFactionsSetup.exeYoutube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N85aypwkAKUScreenshots: http://mutantfactions.net/media.phpSteam Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93082629Indie DB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/mutant-factionsGame Jolt: http://gamejolt.com/games/shooter/mutant-factions/25926/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MutantFactionsTwitter: https://twitter.com/bencelot
Drive-by shooting in a flatbed!
A bazooka ambush!
Anyway if you have any questions let me know! The game is 100% free and only 40MB to download, so it will only take you a few minutes to setup and try out. It's a lot of fun so give it a go!