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Lockdown Protocol is a high-score-oriented shooter/platformer game with built-in level editor and multiplayer support.

You are a lone scientist in a research facility on lockdown. Something must have gone horribly wrong since everyone and everything is trying to kill you. Fight your way out, collect items and bigger weapons on the way and blast your enemies into pieces! Complete levels fast and leave nothing alive to reach the highest scores!

Note: This game is still a work in progress. It is feature-complete and has been released for public beta testing, but it is not a finished product yet.

Lockdown Protocol beta 0.22.0 released


Lockdown Protocol beta 0.22.0 released

Second beta release for Lockdown Protocol is ready.

Feb 3, 2015 News
Lockdown Protocol beta 0.21.0 released


Lockdown Protocol beta 0.21.0 released

Lockdown Protocol has gone beta! This means that the game is feature-complete and from now on I will focus on fixing bugs and polishing existing features.

Dec 14, 2014 News
Lockdown Protocol alpha 0.20.0 released


Lockdown Protocol alpha 0.20.0 released

The big new feature in this release is local split-screen multiplayer support.

Nov 9, 2014 News
Lockdown Protocol alpha 0.19.0 released


Lockdown Protocol alpha 0.19.0 released

This release focuses on improving game play and making the game generally more fun.

Aug 25, 2014 News
Progress report 4/2014


Progress report 4/2014

Planned content for the next alpha release is almost done. There are some big improvements to gameplay.

Aug 11, 2014 News
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zachmccoy Jun 13 2014, 10:49pm said:

Here is my review of the game Youtube.com

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mouse13 Aug 27 2013, 10:47am said:

Why can't I play any of the levels I make?

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fractilegames Sep 1 2013, 7:48am replied:

I'm sorry I missed your comment here (I'm still not getting any notifications on new comments here).

Is the created level missing from the list of levels to select, or does it give some error when you try to play it?

The level must have a single player start point for it to be available for single player games.

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mouse13 Sep 2 2013, 1:01am replied:

When I load a level I made, the screen just shows the background and nothing else happens. I put in one of those SP Start blocks but it's like none of the objects load.

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fractilegames Sep 2 2013, 11:45am replied:

Problem solved, I replied to your email.

The game expects all moving stuff like enemies to stay inside area formed by wall/floor/ceiling blocks. The level in question had a lot of enemies placed outside outer walls, which eventually caused problems when starting the level.

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mouse13 Aug 30 2013, 1:09pm replied:


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SoulBlade3 Jun 13 2013, 4:59pm said:

Any plans on local coop game mode? Also known as 'couch coop'

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fractilegames Jul 3 2013, 5:22am replied:

Sorry for the late answer. There are no plans for a coop mode, local or otherwise. I have thought of local split screen multiplayer mode for basic deathmatch, but I'm not sure if that will ever get implemented.

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Krod Dec 4 2012, 10:05am replied:

Great! Your reply was very helpful. This commands solve the problem for me:

cd .desura/games/the-platform-shooter/lib (I'm using the Desurium client)
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXaw.so.7 libXaw.so.7


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fractilegames Dec 5 2012, 6:49am replied:

Good to hear you solved it!

If you are interested, the root cause for this problem is explained and discussed here:

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@NortonSupport Ok, thanks. I'll wait for the email. Feb 25 2015, 2:32am
@NortonSupport That's the one I did. Do you just white-list the file hash or will this prevent false detection on future versions too? Feb 25 2015, 2:28am
@NortonSupport Take a look at this: T.co I already submitted a false positive report. Feb 25 2015, 2:19am
Nice, Symantec now thinks Lockdown Protocol is malware.. Feb 25 2015, 2:13am
@HobbyGameDev Improvement over five years, still programmer art (except for player model) #screenshotsaturday T.co Feb 21 2015, 2:42pm
@antonkudin This is probably the coolest sci-fi enemy ever. Feb 21 2015, 12:02pm
@indiegamemag Updated level high-score and match scoreboard screens in Lockdown Protocol #screenshotsaturday #gamedev T.co Feb 21 2015, 9:32am
@HobbyGameDev My goal: I will have started some new project that will NOT take five years to finish. Feb 18 2015, 1:58am
@HobbyGameDev Here's something: T.co Although my other games before Lockdown Protocol are _really_ old.. Feb 16 2015, 2:17pm
@JayAnAmGames Thanks. You got my vote. My game is not on greenlight yet though. Feb 14 2015, 3:21pm
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