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RIOT: Civil Unrest sim launching February 2019

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RIOT: Civil Unrest a real-time riot sim experience is launching in Linux, Mac and Windows games next month. Actually the games launching February 5 – 7, 2019 across Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Mind you the reviews on Steam are still Mixed, due to buggy gameplay.

RIOT: Civil Unrest is a unique, thought-provoking experience. One that also places you at the heart of some of the world’s most recent confrontations. Spread across four campaigns and over 30 individual scenarios. Ranging from Oakland in California to Tahrir Square in Egypt. And also Caracas in Venezuela.

Since gameplay lets players control either the protesters or law enforcement. All in an effort to portray a balanced view of each event.

While featuring some of the best pixel art graphics. The games also born out of real-life experiences. Coming from its artist and creator, Leonard Menchiari.
During the summer of 2011 Leonard attended the NO-TAV protests in northern Italy. Witnessing the first-hand actions of both the protestors and law enforcement officers. Which also lead him to create RIOT: Civil Unrest. Creating RIOT tells these stories. While expressing the emotion during these clashes.

What triggers the anger and aggression? Often outnumbered, what does a police officer endure during the conflict?

RIOT: Civil Unrest sim Gameplay Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows)

This is a complex strategy game. RIOT: Civil Unrest creates the players objectives for each scenario. Since it’s up to you how to choose how to tackle each situation. Employing different strategies and tactics in order to create the perfect outcome.
Allowing players to chase away an angry crowd or overcome a well-equipped militia.

Player performance is rated, aggression can lead to a quick and successful outcome. But a softer approach may also have the same resolution. Without damaging public opinion.

RIOT: Civil Unrest boasts impressive crowd behaviour. Each individual character has its own artificial intelligence. So this gives the overall crowd mass very realistic and fluid movement. The PC version also boasts a powerful editor. This allows users to create and share their own scenarios. The editor comes complete with additional scenarios. All made by the Bologna-based development team. Including: G20 – Hamburg, Gilets Jaunes – Paris, Shohada Square – Iran and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

RIOT: Civil Unrest sim is launching on Linux, Mac, Windows PC operating system’s. Available now on Steam and GOG at full price, $12.99 USD. While Humble Store currently has a 33% discount until Thursday. Launching somewhere within February 5 – 7, 2019. Which is an interesting release pattern.

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