Factsheet

Developer:
Dreadlocks Ltd

Website:
dex-rpg.com

Press Contact:
press@dreadlocks.cz

Social:
twitter.com/DreadlocksEN
facebook.com/DreadlocksEN

Platforms:
Available Now: Windows, Linux, Mac
Coming Soon: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS Vita, Wii U,

Genre:
2D Sidescrolling RPG

Regular Price:
$19,99 USD

Release Dates:
PC/Mac/Linux (Digital): 7th May 2015
XBox One, PS4, PC Retail: 3rd June 2016
PS Vita, Wii U: 2016

Events Attended:
- Game Developer Session 2013 (CZ)
- EGX Rezzed 2014 (UK)
- IndieVelopment 2014(NL)
- Anifilm / Gameday 2014 (CZ)
- Gamescom 2014 (GE)
- FOR GAMES 2014 (CZ)
- Poznan Game Arena 2014 (PL)
- GDC Next 2014 - MIX Showcase (USA)
- Game Developer Session 2014 (CZ)
- EGX Rezzed 2015 (UK)
- Anifilm / Gameday 2015 (CZ)
- Madrid Games Week 2015 (ES)
- Game Developer Session 2015 (CZ)

Awards:
- BEST OF 2015 - The best Czech and Slovak game
- Czech Game of the Year 2014 - Artistic Contribution Award
- GDC Next, 2014 MIX Showcase
- Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase

Description

Dex is a 2D action RPG set in a cyberpunk open-world, with a focus on exploration and non-linear gameplay.

Features

  • Rare blend of realism and creative vision: Realistic action, mature storyline, and complex character interactions combined with hand-drawn characters, animations, and environments, arcade-style melee combat, and an original conception of cyberspace.
  • Multiple paths: Operate in physical reality or in Cyberspace. Overcome obstacles using your skills, weapons, augmentations…
  • Meaningful character building: Will you be a silent assassin, a hacker, or a straightforward gunfighter? Improve your character and gear to unlock gameplay-changing upgrades that reinforce and customize your gameplay style.
  • Unique hacking mechanic: Transfer your consciousness to your avatar, overcome intrusion countermeasures, take action, and then return back to your body in a fraction of a real-time second to see the results – deactivated turrets, overloaded devices, enemies with crippled implants…
  • Neo-cyberpunk: Story deeply inspired by the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and other classical cyberpunk authors, flavored with a contemporary concept of augmented reality.
  • Rich game world and diverse level design: Visit diverse locations in Harbor Prime, a futuristic city complete with luxurious skyscrapers, run-down shantytowns, and seedy red-light districts. Take part in street brawls, steal corporate data, overcome environmental hazards, and, of course, stay alive – no easy task.
  • Full voice acting: Interactive dialogues using hand-drawn sprite animations, fully voice-acted by professional actors.

Enhanced Version

The Enhanced Version was released on October 5th, 2015. It offered multiple improvements to the original game, including:
  • Manual saves
  • Revamped AR / Cyberspace
  • Brand new user interface and menus
  • Improved enemy AI and hand-to-hand combat
  • Localization in French, German, Czech and Hungarian
  • And many more

Free DLC: Extra Outfits

The free DLC released alongside the Enhanced Version is called Extra Outfits. This DLC provides three new cyber-suits for Dex, each with its own unique visual style and gameplay effects.
  • The BattleRig, a combat armor designed to allow Dex to deflect enemy bullets thanks its reinforced titanium arms.
  • The Cyberwear, which grants the wearer enhanced cogitive abilities, perfect to maintain focus during extensive hacking sessions.
  • The InvisiSuit, which lets Dex blend with her surroundings and become virtually invisible, should stealth be your preferred approach.

Videos

Dex - Launch Trailer (May 2015) YouTube, .mp4 Download

Dex - High Life Trailer (Dec 2014) YouTube, .mp4 Download

Dex - Steam Early Access Trailer (Aug 2014) YouTube, .mp4 Download

Dex - Harbor Prime Trailer (Dec 2013) YouTube, .mp4 Download

Dex - Announcement Trailer (Nov 2013) YouTube, .mp4 Download

Images

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There are far more images available for Dex, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Artwoks

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About Dreadlocks

We are an independent creative team situated in Prague, Czech Republic. The studio was founded in 2011 as a collective of seasoned game industry professionals from various Czech companies. Our portfolio includes a vast number of contract projects, augmented reality applications, and an award-winning mobile puzzle game, Rune Legend.

Our Team

Axel Droxler
Lead Designer

Stefan Durmek
Producer

Michal Červenka
CEO/CTO

Jaroslav Meloun
Lead Programmer

Prokop Smetana
Lead Artist

Karel Antonin
Music Composer

Andrej Sinkević
Sound Designer

Contact

Press Inquiries
press@dreadlocks.cz

Twitter
twitter.com/DreadlocksEN

Facebook
facebook.com/DreadlocksEN

Company Website
dreadlocks.cz

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