Factsheet

Developer:
Dan Dez
Based in Boston, MA

Release date:
2015

Platforms:
Win / Mac / Linux
English, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Turkish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Ukranian, Romanian, Bosnian

Website:
obeygame.com

Regular Price:

USD$14.99
USD (4 Pack)$34.99

Description

We've all played games where you command AI or send commands to team mates. In OBEY you are instead positioned to command your enemies (human opponents) - and to be commanded by them. Players are always free to obey/disobey, it is up to them to deal with the consequences of their actions in the game. OBEY is a unique multiplayer action game where winning means bribing and coercing your opponents into helping you win, and making themselves lose. To win, a player must make the most money by the end of the round. To make the most money, you have to take command of the giant robot by walking into a door at the base of the robot. The player in the robot can easily kill any player he sees trying to approach (IF he sees them). However, the game is dominated by the players who learn that it is not always in their interest to simply kill the approaching players but instead coerce opponents to do their bidding... and that's where the game gets interesting!

History

Dez: "OBEY is the game that I have wanted to play for a very long time. I realized no one was going to make it but me. So I made it. I was a professional game artist. Over the years I taught myself to code so that I could one day make OBEY. Starting, stopping, and restarting development several times, I finally had the opportunity to execute it after having success as the main developer behind GunApp for iOS (with > 6M downloads)."

Features

  • Unique asymetrical multiplayer gameplay mechanics
  • Social and Psychological King-of-the-hill gameplay
  • Stealth Gameplay mechanics
  • Supports user created maps
  • A buffet of items to creatively influence or trick opponents
  • A complex world that allows for almost unlimited forms of deception
  • Emergent gameplay springs from player psychology and self interest
  • Explosive effects
  • Really cool robot to control and explode bunnies with
  • No internet connection required with local LAN support
  • No micro-transactions, no BS, just a solid game.
  • DRM Free

Videos

OBEY Trailer YouTube

Short gameplay description video YouTube

OBEY Session by YouTuber: xGDOG YouTube

OBEY Session by YouTuber: FRAGMIX YouTube

OBEY Session by YouTuber: FRAGMIX and first-time player and Twitch user Gein76 YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "1st place: GAU Studios Top 5 Indie Games of the Year 2014" Boston, 20 January, 2015


Selected Articles

  • "[OBEY] is a game about deception, both inside and outside of the robot, and creates an environment in which the most clever and manipulative players thrive."
    - Sean Flint, IndieGames.com
  • "Like a good indie game should, OBEY breaks the mold and defies typical video game genre classification. It’s both a compelling, metaphorical social experiment and an immensely fun time..."
    - Corey Atwood, Bago Games
  • "As games for the most part have clearly defined player interactions, be they competitive or cooperative, [OBEY] plays with participants’ self-interests like few games do...The game has players interact as helpless bunnies, but it’s much more complex than it looks."
    - Luke Siuty, Indie Game Mag
  • "[the] mechanics help foster multiplayer dynamics that are amazing to watch unfold... Although there may be other games out there that foster such gameplay, I have definitely never played one before."
    - Marcus Estrada, Cliqist
  • " This clever interplay makes for a truly unique multiplayer experience, feeling like a bizarre social experiment at times"
    - Calum Fraser, Alpha Beta Gamer
  • "OBEY is one of the most creative and innovative games I have played"
    - Sean Flint, Load the Game
  • "...this is a tense, fast-paced King of the Hill-type encounter where the balance of power is constantly shifting and is not always in the hands of the only person with actual weaponry. Playing into the overlord’s hand can be more lucrative than attempting to constantly subvert, creating a bizarre and uncomfortably totalitarian-feeling experience"
    - Julian Aidan, Hardcore Gamer
  • "...there’s more to OBEY than meets the eye."
    - Vinny Parisi, Indie Game Mag
  • "OBEY is truly a magnificent game."
    - Drydwen, 3rd-Strike
  • "Impressive game, especially considering it's made by one guy (Daniel Dez)"
    - Richard Atlas, Clever Endeavour Games

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About Dan Dez

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The Lo-Fi Apocalypse, Inc. is a one man game studio in Boston. Founded in 2005 by Dan Dez.

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OBEY Credits

Dan Dez
Creator

Joel Corelitz
Music


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