Developer Leonard Menchiari, IV Productions and Publisher Merge Games will be soon releasing their new upcoming game titled Riot – Civil Unrest. it is a 2D simulation and strategy game where players can either become rioters against the unjust government or become law enforcer keeping the law and order in their place.
The creator of the game Leonard Menchiari has experienced rioting in real life. he says he was inspired to make a game after the NoTav protest in Italy which changed his views. the motive of the game is to tell stories about what actually triggers the crowd to behave with such anger and violence and what does the police do who often are heavily outnumbered in front of a raging mob and gives the player a perspective of both sides.
You can check out the brief description of from steam and the latest trailer of the game below.
As civil crisis deepens and inequality tears the very fabric of society the discontentment of the masses manifests itself in violent public disturbances and civil disorder. Play as the police or the angry horde as RIOT – Civil Unrest places you in some of the world’s most fractious disputes.
In the game as a police, you can use both aggressive and passive crowd control tactics. you can call and deploy water cannon, police trucks, snatch squads and many other troops. the squads can arrest, push back rioters by using rubber and plastic bullets, smoke and tear gas but if the rioters get out of control then you can even use live ammunition.
If you play as a rioter you can control and instruct leader, agitators, and journalist to either incite rage and cause the crowd to act aggressively or calm them and stage a peaceful protest. rioters can use Molotov cocktails, paper-bombs, fireworks, rocks, and the power of the media to clash against the enforcers.
The game offers single player mode which contains 20 levels of riots from all over the world. it will also support local and online multiplayer mode to battle against your friend.
The game has been in development since 2013 and now after being in the development phase for four years and getting steam greenlight it will be entering the Steam Early Access so the devs can interact and get feedback from the community. the concept of the game seems solid so let’s see it resonate with the audience or not.
Riot – Civil Unrest does not have a release date but it will be coming in 2017 so maybe somewhere in November and December for PC. for more information you visit the official website or the steam store page.