Omicron Protocol is an “intra-apocalyptic” miniatures skirmish game for 1-4 players, where you control a squad of unique characters and a 3rd party enemy to mess with your opponent. The game includes a solo/co-op mode, as well as a free-for-all mode, for endless replayability! Every character in the game is represented by a detailed 32mm miniature, possessing their own rich history and personality, as well as powerful cybernetic abilities!
In the year 2050, the once utopian city of San Lazaro was crippled by a mysterious virus. Quarantined and cut off from the rest of the world, the survivors band together in order to escape the city before they too succumb to the infection. The only thing standing between them and salvation are the rival factions looking to accomplish their own goals in this chaos, and the “CyMS”; once ordinary people that have grown maddeningly violent and unpredictable for reasons unknown.
What’s Special About Omicron Protocol?
The Cyber-Memetic Sociopaths (CyMS) are a constant threat to both sides, and you alternately control them to harass your opponent! This adds more tactical depth for all players compared to using basic AI to control the CyMS.
Omicron Protocol offers a seamless experience where the game mechanics represent the world and each character is fully realized by their story and special abilities.
The game mechanics have been ruthlessly streamlined to eliminate complex rules without sacrificing tactical depth. The different combinations of factions, characters, scenarios, and CyMS behavior make the game almost infinitely replayable. A game can even be played in less than an hour!
Our community is our backbone and they have spoken! They wanted a solo mode! We loved this idea and have set ourselves apart from other skirmish miniature games by using our 3rd party enemy to craft a fun and challenging solo experience.
We are dedicated to growing local communities via league and tournament support. We will continue to introduce expansions that include new factions and characters for years to come, as well as keep all the existing factions and characters balanced and competitive.
The following descriptions and accompanying short videos will teach you the basic mechanics of Omicron Protocol! A big thanks to William Brown from the Hungry Gamer for assisting us in creating these. For more detailed playthrough videos, check out the section below this one!
There are multiple ways to score: Complete scenario objectives, knock out your opponent’s characters, or KO CyMS. The person with the most points after 3-5 rounds WIN!
Check out the following short learn to play videos to see the overview in action!
Solo/Co-Op and Free-for-All Modes
Below you can learn how our solo/co-op and the free-for-all mode works. We have been working with our community to develop these modes. You can learn the general concept of the modes in the videos below. There is also a solo 1-round playthrough in the "Gameplay Videos" section below.
Our 2nd gameplay video features the SHORT game mode, using the exact same scenario we played above. We also call this the "lunch time version" because of how quickly you can play it while still getting most of the experience of the game, in less than 45 min!
Solo/Co-Op Mode - 1 Round Playthrough
See how the solo/co-op mode is played in the video below. We are still improving this mode, so the final gameplay and cards may be different than what you see in the video.
Check out some preview videos and interviews here!
Everything can change in a month. The cutting edge West Coast city of San Lazaro had been the epicenter of a cybernetics tech revolution in 2044, ushering all of humanity into the future...but in the year 2050, a mysterious viral menace the likes of which the world had never seen toppled the utopian city in a sea of infection and death. The disease could not be stopped; it evolved to surpass any countermeasure, mutated to answer any cure. In mere days San Lazaro was overwhelmed by the infected.
Martial law descended on the city immediately. Barricades and armed soldiers divided its streets into isolated sectors. Efforts to contain the outbreak were as useless as the attempts to control the surging numbers of mysteriously insane and violent residents, a second catastrophe on the heels of the first. Dubbed ‘Cyber-Memetic Sociopaths’ by the media, with their actions being blamed on an over-immersion in virtual reality, these ‘CyMS’ were spreading across the city in a wave of mindless, indiscriminate violence. With the infection spreading and the murderous CyMS rampaging, the government abandoned San Lazaro and its people after a mere two weeks.
All that remains of the city now is a twisted hellscape. The few survivors have banded together in hopes of escaping, while gangs once suppressed by the government have seized control. The CyMS have grown into a constant threat on the streets, sowing fear and terror in their path. In this waking nightmare, your only chance of salvation is to join a faction powerful enough to dominate the foes that stand in your way.
Omicron Protocol the game comes with a fully realized world built by its creators. In addition to a biography, each character also has a backstory that gives you insight into his or her personality.
Above was a short introduction to the “intra-apocalyptic” state of the world. More than SIXTY thousand words have been written, with tens of thousands more still to go before the first "season" is complete.
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