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The Dope Game

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To escape the city of Starkham and start your new life, you get your friend Preston to set up a meeting with the local loanshark, Sweaty Mike. After foolishly borrowing $2,000 to start your fledgling drug dealing career, you embark on a timed mission to sell as many drugs as possible throughout the city. However, you must evade the police, make sure not to ♥♥♥♥ off the locals too much, and navigate an ever-changing drug market.

Visit locations like Crockfort, Pinky's Gun Emporium, Murphy's Lake, The Noose & Rafter Bar, Hillside, Saint Jaysus Memorial Hospital, and more to interact with people and buy or sell a variety of drugs. Almost everyone you meet can be fought or bartered with in some manner.

The Dope Game, the newest game from CoaguCo Industries, It is a take on John E. Dell's 1984 classic game Drugwars, where the player goes around New York City trying to make as much money as possible selling drugs while evading the police. But this isn't New York City. Or 1984. The Dope Game takes place in the fictional city of Starkham, Blannington, most infamously known from our previous games One Way To Die and Raise Your Own Clone.


The game features original music by Macabre Gandhi and fully hand-drawn art assets by GP Garcia. For those of you unfamiliar with the premise, here is a fancy list of game features:

  • 15 locations around Starkham
  • 16 different drugs to buy and sell
  • 35+ (barely) different weapons
  • 8 different game lengths to play
  • Listen to the old lady say lots of things on the bus (unlocks stuff sometimes)
  • Borrow money from the loanshark (and maybe pay it back)
  • Interact with (and fight) a variety of townspeople
  • Randomly lose drugs, money, or weapons and possibly find those of other players
  • Hire crew members to fight with you, including animals
  • Random generated crew members: names, weapons, health, damage
  • Full soundtrack by Macabre Gandhi
  • 25 Achievements
  • Fully hand-drawn game assets
  • Holiday, NSFW, and hard modes
  • A variety of random mechanics to make each game unique(ish)
  • Back up statistics on CoaguCo's server and Steam
  • Now with Russian localization


Owners of One Way To Die (dude, it's free) and/or Raise Your Own Clone will have access to additional bonuses in the game's special locations, The Finningan Brothers Fun Park and Dr. Stansfield's Cloning Lab, respectively.

The Fun Park provides a new NPC to interact with, Bill Finningan, as well as allowing you to sell your wares to park-goers. Owners of One Way To Die will get a random park animal for free after doing a favor for Mr. Finnigan and then heavy discounts on additional animals.

The Cloning Lab provides another new NPC, Dr. Stansfield's nephew Marsch, who allows you to stash drugs there for your next run. However, he may just do some of them. Owners of Raise Your Own Clone will also get heavy discounts on their storage fees and more strict care from Marsch with their belongings.
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Developer
CoaguCo Industries
Publisher
CoaguCo Industries
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://dope.coaguco.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD or Intel
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Capable
  • Sound Card: Not necessary but you'll miss out on the music
  • Additional Notes: An okay memory or notepad
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Processor: AMD or Intel
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Capable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: Pretty much any
  • Additional Notes: A good memory or spreadsheet app

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or Higher (most other distros too)
  • Processor: AMD or Intel
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Capable
  • Sound Card: Not necessary but you'll miss out on the music
  • Additional Notes: An okay memory or notepad
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or Higher (most other distros too)
  • Processor: AMD or Intel
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Capable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: Pretty much any
  • Additional Notes: A good memory or spreadsheet app

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10
  • Processor: Whatever a Mac uses
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Capable
  • Sound Card: Not necessary but you'll miss out on the music
  • Additional Notes: An okay memory or notepad
Recommended:
  • OS: OSX 10
  • Processor: Whatever a Mac uses
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Capable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: Pretty much any
  • Additional Notes: A good memory or spreadsheet app
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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The Dope Game reviews and comments

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Habs I first download presented very differently, I just didn't like it because I uninstalled it. After a While I took a closer look at the Game and decided to download it again. As a small Street Dealer in the fictional city of "Starkham," You just have to make enough Money through the dealen Over a period of time. This is similar to different Levels, first you have to try to stay above the Water within a small Period of time and then disappear from the City, then Bit by bit longer, if you want it. In doing so, you take the Bus, in which you are repeatedly rabbled with as far as I know, always individual Dialogues by a strange Lady, back and forth between the different Parts of the city. You buy some Grass in one Place For $10 and sell it on another for $20, you just have to always look where the Course is best for your Stuff. In addition, there are various People who can either help you or become a Doom, E.g. a Money Borrooner who lends you money for a short Time. However, if you do not pay this back before the Deadline, he will hunt you. Then there's the Police, who have you when you have Drugs with you, try to take tight, if not they leave you alone. You can come up with your own strategies to make your own Way through. Unfortunately, however, you won't be able to make a Bow around the English Language, as the whole Game is in English. BUT: As "exciting" as it may sound, you understood the Game completely after the very first Hour. Cans as soon as you have the Hang of it, it only consists of a knee-jerk Clicking. You just know where and what you have to click to get ahead of you and don't even read the Dialogues anymore, I don't think about that the Rest of the Game. So apart from the Monotony that comes With time, I really like the Game principle. Since this was now very subjective, I would also like to mention the only objective negative Thing that has so far been crossed in my Crosshairs, and a small but annoying Bug has not been found. You are no longer able to choose your Destinations on the map and therefore can no longer continue, in which Case you can save the Game, go back to the Main Menu and continue from the Memory Point again, or restart the Game completely. I didn't have too high Expectations because it's in itself, a nice Pastime. You can't go wrong for the Price. Have even bought me the Bundle with DLC, even wenns makes no special Difference when playing. You really quickly notice if it's something or not. So it's best to make an Impression for yourself, if then you're really too bored and you prefer to invest the few Talers in CSGO cases, mans can still return with a Playing Time of less than 2 Hours.
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If you ever played Drug Wars on a Texas Instruments graphic calculator in school, The Dope Game was made for you. I enjoyed it.
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