Selling anti capitalist game for $15. Oh sweet irony...
Tonight We Riot
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
In a dystopia where wealthy capitalists control elections, media, and the lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices -- accept it or fight for something better.
Tonight We Riot doesn’t have just one hero. Instead, you play as a movement of people whose well-being determines the success of your revolution. It features:
- Couch co-op (Online co-op works with Parsec)
- 20 unlockable weapons, gear, and perks
- A dog
- A wood chipper
- Endless Mode
- Horror Synth
- The unique catharsis that comes from throat-punching a billionaire ghoul who would rather watch the world and everyone on it burn than lose a tax break
Please spend your money on our game, Tonight We Riot.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||May 08, 2020|
|Tags||Beat 'em up, brawler, Co-op, Dogs, leftist, Pixel Art, Short|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Languages||German, English, Spanish; Latin America, French, Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller|
|Player count||1 - 2|
|Links||Homepage, Twitter, Publisher|
|Mentions||Games of the Month: Tales from Off-Peak...|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Bug Fix, Online Co-op, RecommendationMay 13, 2020
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Hey, just let's play the game. I don't knnow if it's a tankie fantasy, if it have a "simple" "capitalism bad" theme or whatever.
It's a game, let's have fun being rioters in the screen.
(And then, let's be true rioters in the streets :P
Or not, you are not eforced to do that)
Where can one find instructions to install this on Linux? Specifically Steam Deck/Arch Linux
Can you play as any anarchist factions or is it all MLM/tankie trash?
asking the real questions
FUKING GOOD VIDEO GAME
i like the game,even tho i just played for a half a hour since its my friend that has the game,overall its interesting,i'm not a guy from the left myself but i liked the game little story
If all games that get made after the revolution are this boring, preachy and janky, I want nothing to do with communism.
I mean for that and other reasons, obviously.
Allot of you need to do some actual research on allot of different things... Downvote away my friends.
I have never seen one man so dedicated to debating an entire userbase
Firstly, learn how to spell...
lol, telling us to do research because you are scared to give your own sources?
I'm not scared. Here is a website of some great sources:
Feel free to read some and criticize. Some books recommended for those getting into it are "The Conquest of Bread" and "Mutual Aid" by Petr Kropotkin. If you're feeling kinda spicy, "How Nonviolence Protects the State" by Peter Gelderloos.
dont worry d0x360,those downvotes are 100% alts from like 2 people
game mo daora
Tbh, When I first saw this, I thought of "
Red Riot" from MHA/BNHA(My Hero Academia/Boko no Hero academia)
Does this mean this game won't work on Pop_OS?
What makes you think that? I haven't tried it myself, but there is a Linux version, so (theoretically) it should work on Pop!_OS.
Because it's not working lol plus their description seems to indicate it would only work on Ubuntu. However, I'm completely new to Linux, and I'm not even sure how to install the itch.io launcher. Out of five or six games from my BLM bundle, I've only managed to get 2 running. I'm a little overwhelmed, to be honest.
Oh, I see. I'm guessing there might be some issues with your system then, if only a few of the games from the bundle worked. How are you trying to launch the games? From a file manager or the terminal? Do you get any error messages?
EDIT: I just tested it and it works fine for me. Downloaded the zip, extracted it locally in the file manager, and then just double-clicked on TonightWeRiot_Linux.x86_64 to launch the game.
The Itch client can be downloaded from: https://itch.io/app When you've done that, open your file manager, and double-click on itch-setup to install the client.
Pop!OS is based on Ubuntu so if it works on Ubuntu it should work on Pop
Lots of times, when a game indicates "it'll only run on Ubuntu", it means, "It'll probably run on all linux systems but we only know about Ubuntu and we don't care to test it on anything else, so if it doesn't, that's your issue."
Nice to see people still replying to this. Well, this is what I've learned so far. The launcher does indeed help, but what I didn't know what that all I had to do was right click on the downloaded app and right click on it, find the permissions tab, and check something like "allow executing file as a program" or something like that. I was able to run the launcher, and it made it easier to download and install games. I don't even need the launcher now, but it's nice to have.
Anyway, I do agree with your point there. I love Linux now, but it's made for some frustrating moments here and there.
"Capitalism is bad. Buy our game!"
its such a shit game too
Selling something is not “capitalism” lmao. Of course people bought and sold things before capitalism existed. Y’all need to read some basic economics and world history books 🤦🏽♂️
"You say capitalism is bad yet you make money"
You fucking dipshit
Jesus you are just an angry little dude aren't yah.
1 - I'm a woman
2 - You seem pretty obsessed with me, so here, we can have a little debate if you'd like :) Maria#9991
it never ceases to amaze me that some people think buying and selling things was invented by capitalism. Or that this is what capitalism is.
Un interesante y muy recomendado beat'em up estratégico que satiriza de una forma muy ácida y graciosa la política actual.
Mi review completa: https://retroorama.blogspot.com/2020/10/indie-review-tonight-we-riot.html
Um...what? You do realize communism has all of these things you complain about capitalism in this game? China treats its citizens like what you complain about in this game, and they make less wages than Americans do also. Yet you are waving a flag that looks like a Chinese flag around like what? China's economy has been improving only because they have become more capitalistic. I am not a Capatalist either, I am aware of the struggle american's face against the 1%. What you made here is a cool looking game but I cannot get behind the communist nonsense, maybe if you made it about anarchy it would have been better.
exactly there point of this game is so stupid, "hurr durr capitalism bad communism good"
lol. imagine hating fascism but promoting communism lul.
There is nothing inherently fascist about communism. There is something inherently fascist about a zero sum system where one person thrives so much that thousands of people suffer to make him rich.
Both Capitalism and Communism are flawed idealogies. While wanting equality of income is an understandable sentiment, there are many flaws of Communism. The word "soviet" refers to "workers council". The communists promoted the idea of work and the idea that everyone should work. The overall result is almost indistinguishable from Capitalism, a society where everyone must work. This "work culture" results in a lot of bs/meme jobs of 0 or less than zero value. Capitalism and Communism are flawed ideologies and obsolete. The ideology of the future is a more rational approach, featuring robots and UBI as part of the structure. Society has had 5000 years to get good while humans have been toiling away using the same stone age social hierarchies and systems. Yet after 5000 years, humans still toil as they once did as ancient primitives. 40% of Americans do not have more than 400 dollars in savings. The system of the past is not effective . There needs to be a new structure, which is not the same as the past. This is accomplished with a robot workforce and UBI income.
There are many flaws of Capitalism. Companies like Roblox exploit their workers, paying them nothing or pennies while they make billions. Humans were raised to accept their socio-economic status, they were raised to only expect being paid in pennies at most. But in this new age, humans are learning not to accept that. We no longer accept that companies like Roblox can make billions while not giving fair wages. But that does not mean all of Capitalism is bad. You need Capital to expand, and to grow, a corporation and business. This is a necessity for technological growth, development, and the evolution of the species. You need Capital to fund growth of cities, better technology, and better medicine. Capital is good, what is bad is when Capital is badly managed, when too much funds go to 0 value or less than zero value work, or when things are designed inefficiently. The idea that everyone must work, comes from an obsolete era, back before robots were invented or before humans had a more solid grasp of things. Ideally, in the future, there would be large UBI so that everyone could have the necessities, with in addition to some spending money. Work should only be work of ones own motivation, not out of necessity to pay bills. There should be massive owner reform, not only with making home costs more affordable, but also equipping fleets of autonomous lawncare machines and robotic maids. The economy should be like a smooth engine, you should be able to get by at idle RPM of 1000, but if you choose to work, get 7000 or even 8000, perhaps even over 9000. That being said, I don't wish to end this paragraph on a humourous note, because these are very serious concerns, and living for 20 years at the bottom, often with dirt being kicked in your mouth, while others live in the lap of luxury, is not something people should have to deal with. Rather, we should ALL be living in the lap of luxury.
Absolutely required videos to watch.
Video of Roblox:
Video of bs jobs:
China is state capitalism
State capitalism is called Socialism and china is a communist country run by a dictator.
Capitalism is the open market. End of story. There is no open market in a communist society. Downvote me all you want it won't change that fact.
Hi, I'm having controller issues too. I'm using an Ipega PG-9025, which is on the supported list, but it only works until the main menu appears, then it stops to give any input. Any idea on how to solve this? Thanks
bad ass game!
The game recognize my joypad (the tutorial show instruction for controller) but can't get any input.
I'm on a Macbook with Nintendo Switch pro Controller.
This game was a blast! I was invested in both the story and figuring out how to best use the items I had. The levels are super replayable which is great because you get bonus items for having lots of workers survive. The more workers you have the stronger you are, and it's empowering to see a dozen taking out a tank quickly (compared to when I'm down to just one worker and need to be a stealth assassin).
One thing I'm curious about though is that in the Data folder there's levels 0-25, but the game seemed to end after 21 levels. I'm curious if there's hidden levels I haven't unlocked, or if those extra five levels are for the endless mode. If anyone knows, could you please tell me? Thanks!
This game is amazing. First off, THE MUSIC IS F$%KIN' AMAZING. I would so get the OST.
Second off, the mechanics are really clever. Bricks are a great example of this. Everytime you have the crowd throw a brick, some members that are close enough throws one while it only depletes one. If you get a large crowd and have a lot of bricks, the group works as one large machine gun.
Last of all, the theming and general feel is AMAZING. It is terrifying that this could actually happen, yes, but it feels like you are leading a revolution. Plus, while the headlines sound like stuff that sort of newspaper would say, it also tells you new mechanics for the level, area, or rest of the game.
This shit's amazing, yo.
You have your politics wrong. The media is controlled by left and so is big tech and they are both doing everything they can to change the election. It's not some conglomerate of corporations like we thought it would be.
Just look at twitter and Facebook. Who cares right? Well I do because that's where people get news and most of the crap posted is fake regardless of what side of the aisle it's about. Then the mainstream media whose owned by literally just a few people instead of the thousands of sources we used to have.
bro shut the fuck up
hmm lemme think about this....
Sorry if your views don't mesh with mine. Not that you actually know what my views are.
Your views clearly don't mesh with basic human decency
what? Saying the media and big tech is politically left means my views don't mesh with basic decency....right bud, whatever you say lol.
I'm center left... You must be FAR left also known as insane just like the far right.
Liberals aren't the left. The media is controlled by the capitalist bourgeois who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo because it allows them to remain on top. Your anger is misguided.
That's what I said and I got a shit ton of downvotes. Of course I expected as much considering the audience.
bro shut the fuck up
very uh... topical haha
I've been slowly chipping away at the bundle and making videos and I gotta say, this one just gives me chills, I felt horror more terrifying than something like slenderman, this could actually happen at any point, a bunch of normal every day people with bricks and household items going up against armored trucks and getting gunned down by the hundreds.
maybe its the atmosphere of our political climate and how close to home it is, I would hope the human race never devolves to this, but the thought is actually bothering me to the core
Great game though I'm having lots of fun and the soundtrack is on-point.
That 2,000 x 1,000 2mb banner seems a bit excessive.. 👀
Its Mario bros but communism.
Great game! Just wanted to suggest one tiny thing: perhaps you could generate the workers' skin color on a predefined RGB slider or something? It just seems weird to me that there are only black and white people. Also I see someone says they can't get it to work on Mac but it's fine for me.
very cool art style. I cannot get it to work on Mac, though
Certain Mac users have had trouble with the Itch version of the game. Sorry about that.
For some it was just the executable permission bit was lost when the game was originally packaged, but we fixed that and reuploaded the game back on June 8th.
For others it's an issue with some of the later versions of MacOS Gatekeeper. There's a semi-complicated way of setting Gatekeeper to allow apps from anywhere to run, but that's arguably a security risk, and for a couple Mac users it didn't work.
The one thing that has always worked for any Mac user with an problem has been downloading the game from a non-Itch source (i.e. Steam or GOG). Please email email@example.com, preferably with the email account tied to your Itch account, and we'll send you a key for one of those right away if that interests you.
Sorry again it didn't work right off the bat.
Solidarity fellow workers!
Great game but alas I cannot play with my gamepads :
- Saitek P480 Rumble Pad
- Dragonrise Inc. PC Twin Shock Gamepad
Tested under Win10 and Ubuntu 18.04.
Any idea how to make it work ?
Sorry about that.
Both of the controllers you mentioned require SDL2 libraries to work. The 6 or so controllers we've tested with so far didn't require those, so while we're tweaking other things about the game in the coming two weeks, we'll grab a controller that also requires SDL2 to work and see if we can trouble shoot it. Assuming it's an SDL2 problem and we fix it, then the Saitek P480 should work on Windows but not Ubuntu, and the Dragonrise should probably work on Ubuntu but not Windows. We'll reply to this comment again to let you know if we find anything out.
Thanks a lot !
I'm surprised about Saitek/Dragonrise - Win/Ubuntu compatibility : usually I'm able to use both gamepads on both OS.
It was pretty surprising, but that's what the external library we used to assist with controller support says: https://guavaman.com/projects/rewired/docs/SupportedControllers.html (In the chart near the bottom that says "SDL2 Gamepad Support"). It might be that other games are using more robust libraries for controller support.
For now we are still looking into it, and we'll let you know if we find something out. Sorry again those controllers didn't work with the game right off the bat.
I had the same problem with my logitech precision, but I've FIXED IT. I've used a "Xbox 360 Controller Emulator" (https://www.x360ce.com/). For this game, just download the version for 64-bit games, then put it right into the game folder, start this app and follow the instructions and maybe do some settings, if necessary. It should work - the game will think, that you have a supported controller.
Please provide details on how you got it to work! I have the exact same controller. I was able to use that app to get TWR to recognize the controller, but I can't figure out the mapping. Can you post yours publicly somewhere please?
You need something xinput. A 360 controller or xb1 will do. Even generic ones.
Sidescrolling brawler that made quite some waves about its unapologetic goal, which especially in recent weeks seems all the more fitting to the current political climate and it deserves some serious applause for that. Gameplay wise I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would, cause I was never the biggest fan of that genre, but the addition of "crowd" control really brings this game to life for me, especially when everyone you saved starts using their tools at your command. Very satisfying, maybe a tad repetetive, but engaging to replay and to unlock the extra riot gear. 4/5
More Racial Justice bundle impressions and ranking: https://itch.io/c/915453/quick-impressions-bundle-for-racial-justice
Really interesting spin on the brawler. It's pikmin meets the red book meets double dragon.
The art assets are great, characters are tiny but so distinct you'll know where they are, what they're doing and who you should kill first.
Gameplay wise it's a riot (ha). Every level introduces new mechanics, unlockables push you to do perfect runs and it rarely if ever stops giving you this kind of rush of winning against a more powerful enemy.
The soundtrack has a energetic synth mix that keeps the momentum in levels high.
One criticsm: controlling the followers can be clunky, if there was a wait command things would be smoother.
To sum up:
A fun short arcady and surprisingly creative brawler you will not regret giving a try.
Is there a reveal later in the game, about what happens after the revolution or something?
After the successful revolution, other capitalist imperialist countries try to invade and restore the old regime. That's the setup for endless mode.
I really really wanted to enjoy this game, because it looked like such a cute, fun concept to lead a riot and fuck up cops in
modern america capitalism hell. I would've absolutely paid full price, even were it not in the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, but the controls and crowd AI is the most frustrating experience. Half the things your entire crowd throws, will still miss. Either damage, or enemy health, feels incredibly inconsistent, and the crowd AI seems to have a suicide instinct, making three-starring (three-cogging?) levels a painful, hair-pulling experience.
In concept: 100/10
In practice: 4.5/10
Finally, a comment matching my experience. Every comment here is about the politics of it, but I just don't think it's a good game.
Got the full bundle for this game, looks awesome