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Mutant Factions
Aug 31, 2012 @ 5:30am
Jan 21 @ 11:30pm
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Version 1.04: FLAMETHROWERS!!!
Version 1.01 is out! Superweapons galore!
Imagine if GTA2 was remade into a modern multi-player shooter. Imagine all the crazy vehicles and weapons but with modern netcode and game modes such as Team Deathmatch or Capture the Flag. Now add to this a strategic skill system similar to Diablo 2, with over 30 skills that you can unlock as you kill enemies and gain experience. This is Mutant Factions - an online game that uniquely combines the action of a shooter with the strategic skill development of an RPG. Mutant Factions is completely free if you download it before it's released on Steam and at only 25MB it can be downloaded in minutes. It's available for both Windows and Linux so go join the mayhem now by downloading Mutant Factions at Have fun!

Key Features
Over 20 Weapons: There are 7 weapon classes in Mutant Factions: Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns, Rifles, Machine Guns, Snipers and Explosives. The weapons are purchased from the spawn zone and all have their own strengths and weaknesses, leading to tactical and diverse gameplay.

Crazy Vehicles: Vehicles not only allow you to travel quickly but have combat advantages as well. Some vehicles are equipped with weapons or special abilities (such as a car bomb!). Vehicles also have passenger seats allowing your allies to hop in and do drive-by shootings out the windows!

Over 30 Skills: As you kill enemies you'll gain experience and mutate. This allows you to unlock new and awesome skills such as Invisibility, Bullet Time or Force Fields. An important feature of the skills however is that they don't make your character stronger, but instead make you more specialized. Every skill includes both a benefit and a penalty ensuring that a level 10 player can easily defeat a level 100 player, so you'll be able to start kicking ♥♥♥ in your very first game!

Ranked Servers: Compete against others in ranked servers. Like the ELO rating system used in chess, your rank will move up and down based on how you score against your opponents. Ranked servers use player ratings to balance the teams at the start of the round to ensure fair and competitive combat.

User-Generated Maps: Mutant Factions has an in-built map editor meaning anyone can make a map and share it with the community. While Mutant Factions is top-down the maps are still 3D, allowing you to climb on top of buildings to find that perfect sniping spot ;)

Smooth Netcode: Mutant Factions uses a client-server model with sophisticated hit detection similar to that used in the Source engine. This allows players to fight in servers all around the world and puts the focus on your skills, rather than your ping.

Unique Game Modes: Mutant Factions supports modern game modes such as Free For All, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag but with many unique twists. There is also a racing game mode called Checkpoint and a zombie slaughtering survival game mode called Outbreak, featuring cooperative PvE gameplay!

Player Customisations: You like hats? Well how about capes!? Mutant Factions allows players to unlock cool customisations such as capes, glowing bullets, lightsabers and more! These customisations are purely cosmetic and don't impact gameplay, but they're fun and give you an identity within the community. You earn these by making maps, hosting servers, or referring Mutant Factions.

Development Stuff
You read this far? I'm impressed. My name is Ben and I've been working on Mutant Factions for over 6 years now. While the game is certainly playable I still have a lot more development planned. Some things to look forward to are an inbuilt tournament system, a new territory-based game mode, and much more content. I'm always open to feedback and suggestions so if you have any ideas how to improve Mutant Factions then please comment.

Mutant Factions is free so I'm not really doing this for the money. I just thought the idea of a shooter with skills would be awesome, so I made it! Now it's almost done and I want to get it on Steam to share with the world. The more players the better! So yeah, that's my game. I hope you enjoy it :)

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Popular Discussions View All (3)
Mar 1, 2014 @ 6:21am
Vote Yes!
Apr 27, 2014 @ 12:54pm
Linux version?
[GOL] LiamD
Oct 9, 2013 @ 11:53am
Mutant Factions groups in Steam
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[VFC] # Kejdurapa Apr 28 @ 11:44am 
Please add Turkish language support in later times
[MOTHER][FORKER] Apr 12 @ 12:42pm 
Где разрабы. Игру хотят добавить в стим
Cashish Feb 23 @ 1:00am 
Can't wait to see this in my library.
Wieprzek Jan 18 @ 10:06am 
Onrelas Jan 16 @ 12:37pm 
Any idea when this might come out on Steam?
Spitfyr2011 Nov 3, 2014 @ 9:51am 
congratulations getting greenlit.
Deathex Oct 27, 2014 @ 3:59am 
Z0RIX Oct 22, 2014 @ 8:54pm 
bencelot  [author] Oct 1, 2014 @ 1:14am 
Lucas the server just went down for maintenance for 30minutes, all good now :)
Bloody<3 Sep 22, 2014 @ 7:27pm 
no one is playing on the servers and there are only a few listed. lame