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Cepheus Protocol is an independently developed top-down RTS inspired by XCOM, Company of Heroes, and Parasite Eve.

A lethal virus has infected Treasure Island, San Francisco and it is up to Captain Winter, a U.S. Army soldier working with the Center for Epidemic Research and Control (CERC) to stop the mysterious and deadly Pangu Virus from spreading to the mainland.

In Cepheus Protocol, you control the fate of a whole city. Every choice you make matters as you must decide how it is best to combat the pandemic. Will you firebomb and leave no trace of human life behind? Or will you try and save everyone at the cost of your squad's safety? Featuring a full day and night cycle, the world changes with each new day as the virus evolves, making the infected more dangerous by the minute.

Building bases, recruiting new soldiers, and sending teams out in the field to battle the growing virus, all the while hunting down Patient Zero is the primary goal of the CERC. With replayability and challenging gameplay at its core, players must be mindful of the environment and the changing nature of the battlefield. Each soldier's loss is a man not easily replaced.

You'll have to use all the tools in your arsenal to research the plague and seek out Patient Zero, whose mastery over the virus grows with each victim she infects. Stopping her is paramount, or a city of millions could be lost.


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Early Access Release

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Development itches Closer to Early Access  - Dev Update #34

Development itches Closer to Early Access - Dev Update #34

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Deep inside the Halcyon Winds Vault we work to put on the finishing touches.

Visit Treasure Island in May, Early Access Game Mode Reveal, and Dreamhack! - Dev Update #34

Visit Treasure Island in May, Early Access Game Mode Reveal, and Dreamhack! - Dev Update #34

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This month we talk about our our new game mode, our Dreamhack Anaheim trip, and we have a ton of animations and level design updates as we inch closer...

New Early Access Release Date, Dreamhack Anaheim, Playtesting, and New UI! - Dev Update #33

New Early Access Release Date, Dreamhack Anaheim, Playtesting, and New UI! - Dev Update #33

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Huge month for updates! We're excited to announce a new (earlier) Early Access release date, we'll be attending Dreamhack Anaheim, main character models...

Steam Page, Playtesting, IndieDB Top 100, Conventions, and Character Customization! - Dev Update #32

Steam Page, Playtesting, IndieDB Top 100, Conventions, and Character Customization! - Dev Update #32

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What an exciting month - we launched our Steam page, made the IndieDB Top 100, attended our first convention, and we're currently looking for playtesters...

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Guest
Guest

On the formations in the first nest near your base i have been having the issue where the soldiers if to many will teleport back a few feet and not engage any targets though they are looking right at them not sure if any one else has had this issue. i gave up on the second game after i figured i would charge in get more spacing but only 4 members out of 16 were actively shooting and every one had just topped off on ammo. after the commander when down while trying to retreat i gave up.

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Dark583 Creator
Dark583

Odds are you were moving a defense team outside an owned territory, your welcome to join our discord contact "Dark" the project lead and he'll personally help you out!
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Are you sure they were facing the right direction? As formation and placement matter. This isnt the typical RTS where they knows everything within a circle they have to actually"See" and "Hear" the enemy

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DoDoCat
DoDoCat

Will be better if can make it as fps.

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Guest
Guest

Weapons and crafting, Jagged Alliance had that in spades, this could be waaay better than that with the nice graphics. Also please have a deep lore

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necron15
necron15

Just found this. It looks rather interesting.

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Jackarriss
Jackarriss

epic

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Encrypted
Encrypted

This looks interesting. I enjoyed one of the recent XCOM games, so if this has a few similarities I’ll certainly watch to see how this develops.

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Omegakill
Omegakill

This looks awesome!

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Guest
Guest

The stuff you have look pretty good but those formations wouldn't really make sense for soldiers using guns. They would stagger themselves with more space between the soldiers.

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Dark583 Creator
Dark583

We're actually implementing your suggestions via a loose and tight formation setting

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As part of our Year 1 Roadmap, we showed a teaser of the giant worm that would terrorize Treasure Island. Still a W… T.co

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We're doing some work on the models for the Engineer unit using @reallusion's Character Creator! Early Access out n… T.co

May 27 2020

Check out @Chrisbcreampwns stream - he's LIVE right now playing Cepheus Protocol! Head over and say hello 👋🏽https://www.twitch.tv/Chrisbcreampwns

May 26 2020

Just when you think you have things under control, a new pod pops up and several special infected want to give you… T.co

May 26 2020

Working on an update for the HUD! What do you think? T.co

May 24 2020

⚙We're happy to announce the new Engineer unit! That'll give you another layer of strategizing to ensure your Assau… T.co

May 24 2020

Want to get your hands on a free copy of Cepheus Protocol? Check out @perafilozof88's giveaway on his YouTube chann… T.co

May 21 2020

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