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Developer

   Chemical Heads Studios
   Based in Latvia

Early Access Release Date

   April 17th, 2020

Platforms

   Windows and Linux (PC x86-64)

Price

   $12.99 USD

Steam Page

   Steam Page

Game Website

   badlads.chemicalheads.com

Studio Website

   chemicalheads.com

Press/Business Contact

   contact@chemicalheads.com

Social Media

   Twitter
   Youtube
   Reddit
   Discord

Team

  Mark J. Grikis (@MarkJGx)
  Founder, Programmer, Artist, Level Design

BADLADS DESCRIPTION

Massive multiplayer roleplay in giant city of unique players. Rise through the government to become the vicious President that you always wanted to be! Play on the field as a Police Officer, fighting against the gangs. Make your own gang and overthrow the government! Buy yourself the apartment you always deserved, build and decorate, and of course park your car.
Don’t like fighting? Do your best as a Paramedic healing others, or run a normal business selling goods like special items and vehicles. Explore the world and buy yourself an apartment, decorate it to your liking, and of course park your car. BADLADS sets out to expand and reinvent the classic roleplay mods of the past into a standalone multiplayer experience.

Players start out as a Citizens, thrown in a large city of Vegas. The environment full of unique ownable buildings. Players choose their career path: Government, Neutral, Crime.
* The Government path puts players under the rule of the current President, what he says goes, disobey him and risk being demoted.
* The Crime path lets players lead their own unique gangs, each gang has a unique hat color. Invite friends and destroy your enemies. Players are the master of their domain.
* The Neutral path: Civilians, Construction Workers, Dealers. Players can become a dealer of goods for vehicles or items, even estates. Inherently opportunistic, they can choose to play either side to their own liking.

FEATURES
  • Large Mulitplayer World! A large multiplayer world with 3 different regions.
  • Interiors! Every single building has a interior. Every nook and cranny be explored.
  • Virtual Economy! Currency inflates and deflates in real-time. Experience financial gain and crises.
  • Jobs! A vast array of Jobs that each have their own unique skills.
  • Hierarchy! Control the Government as you see fit, demote the rebels.
  • Keys! Rent out apartments, homes and even entire buildings. Keys can be given to other players.
  • Building! Decorate and customize your estates interiors however you please.
  • Unique Characters! Unique character appearance procedurally generated from the players account.
  • Gangs! Players can create and lead their own unique gang. Invite others by giving them your Gangs hat.
  • Vehicles! Large selection of ownable vehicles with unique functions. Like the Van!
  • Items! A selection of unique items that each serve a different function. You'll need a flashlight during the night.
  • Persistence! Players do not lose all their stuff when they log out.
  • Voice Chat! Distanced based voice chat and text chat.
  • Day Night Cycle! Constantly shifting time of day. A living environment that responds the current time.
  • Dedicated servers.

"I've aimed to create a circular ecosystem of player interaction. Player Gangs inherently do things that hurt the Government, the President tries to stop them, Gangs rebel against the President. The City is always changing, the President wants to stay in power, and the Gangs want to survive. In between the chaos there are Citizens that want to live a peaceful life, Salesmen take every opportunity to increase their wealth. There's are car chases, high intensity shoot outs, raids, gang wars, real estate, building. It's a constant loop of fun and creativity." - Mark J. Grikis (Founder of Chemical Heads Studios)

FAQ
Q: Is there a built-in incentive to owning more real estate? Does it impact the success of your gang against the government?

"The more real-estate you own the more powerful you are. Let's say that you create a Gangs with your friends and decide to buy all the nearby estates before anyone else, now players have to go through you if they wish to purchase those estates. You can rack up the price and sell them estates at any price you wish, as long as you have the key.

Gangs vs Government is an interesting topic, I won't spoil too much, but The President is an exclusive job, he can demote anyone in the Government, anytime.

Let's say the President bans all Gangsters from the city, forces the Police to do his bidding or face his wrath. Gangs can choose to team up to assassinate the President, once you eliminate him, he loses his Job and essentially his power. That's the heartbeat of Gangs vs Government, the President does his best to run the city and not upset the wrong people." - Mark J. Grikis

Q: Is this similar to Garry's Mod Roleplay mods?

"The game is definitely inspired by Garry's Mod Roleplay, When developing, the goal for BADLADS was to bring out best qualities of classic RP mods, and innovate to create a new, fresh gameplay loop.

A single example of that is the Gang Systems, you can create and lead your own Gang. How do you invite others to your gang? Just drop them your Gang's unique hat and accept them into your Mafia family." - Mark J. Grikis

ABOUT CHEMICAL HEADS STUDIOS
Chemical Heads Studios is a small indie studio consisting on a single founder and developer, Mark J. Grikis. It is based in Latvia. The studio is currently developing BadLads, which is the company's first project.

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