Vigilantes Press Kit

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Fact Sheet

  • Developer: Timeslip Softworks; based in Letterkenny, Ireland
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Development Start: November 2014
  • Alpha Release: 30 March 2016
  • Steam EA Release: 05 October 2017
  • Full Release: 04 October 2018 @ 20:00 UTC
  • Useful Links: Steam, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube
  • Final Release Price: $14.99 / €13.99 / £11.39
  • Contact address: daithi (at)

They aren’t Heroes. They’re Vigilantes.
DIY law enforcement has never been this much fun!

This city’s going to hell. Vicious mobsters. Violent, fever-eyed cultists. Cop-killing survivalists. Don’t know if I can stop them, but I have to try.

Ramelton, Ireland, September 26, 2018 – Timeslip Softworks is excited to announce the Steam release of Vigilantes on the 4th October, for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Vigilantes is a turn-based tactical RPG, but not as you know it. Forget wizards, aliens, and zombies. Become Sam Contino, a conscientious citizen dragged down the rabbit hole of vigilantism. Hit the rainy, lawless streets of Reiker with a crew of hardened crime-fighters at your back. Assist citizens in distress, and use your skills to get the drop on enemies before the first shot is fired. Take down psychotic mob assassins and molotov wielding cultists in fully-featured squad and action point based combat. Interrogate your way up each gang’s chain of command. Confront their leaders. Burn their rackets to the ground.

Each enemy has a name. Choose to subdue criminals, or use lethal force and add that name to the city obituaries, but beware: your choices have consequences and indiscriminate killing will lead Sam and the city down a darker path. If the fight isn’t going in their favour, criminals may attempt to flee. If they escape, they will become more powerful and you’ll have to deal with a bigger problem down the line. Outside of battle, spend time treating injuries, crafting weapons and armour, or upgrading your base of operations. Forge the ultimate crime-fighting team with the UPLIFT character system. Allocate your team’s primary attributes, determine their innate skills, and choose from over 60 perks. 

This trouble isn’t going to take care of itself. Deal yourself in. Hit the streets. Take back your city.

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Release date: 04 October 2018 @ 18:00 UTC

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Platforms: Windows / Mac / Linux
Price: $14.99 / €13.99 / £11.39



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Key Art & Illustrations

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Vigilantes is a combat focused, turn-based tactical RPG set in the declining, crime riddled city of Reiker. The game offers hardcore squad-level combat in a gritty neo-noir setting, intel gathering through surveillance and interrogation, a detailed character system, base building, crafting, and much more.


Key Features

  • Party-Based Tactical Combat System, including lethal and non-lethal attacks, powerful perk-based activated abilities, attacks of opportunity, cover, aimed and special attacks.
  • Deep Character System: build the ultimate crime-fighting team using the UPLIFT system which comprises 6 stats, 9 skills and allows for a variety of viable builds. Further customise your characters with over 60 perks.
  • Gather Intel: Run surveillance and interrogate defeated enemies to locate each gang’s leadership and facilities.
  • Adversary System: If an enemy manages to flee, they will become more powerful and you will have to face them again later. Take them down quick!
  • Reactive AI: An enemy that reacts to your actions, by setting up ambushes, and is responsible for recruitment, building facilities, improving gang equipment and training.
  • Crafting: Upgrade weapons from 9 distinct classes and craft special items, such as hot-loaded ammo, armour, and medical items.
  • Base Building: Build and upgrade 5 facilities (gym, library, firing range, surgery, workshop) to gain bonuses and access advanced crafting options.
  • Story: Experience the hard-boiled story of a group of vigilantes waging war against the overwhelming might of the criminal underworld. Gain advantages in combat through skill checks and choices in dialogue, and help out citizens in need.

Tense, Deep, Tactical Turn Based Combat

Test your tactical ability against an overwhelming enemy in battle. Take down foes with choreographed kicks, melee weapons from a ball peen hammer to a deadly katana. Or, if you’re a gunslinger, stick to cover and trade lead with pistols, burst fire SMGs, shotguns, assault and precision rifles. If things get hectic you can always break out the explosives.


  • Overwatch, attacks of opportunity, and the ability to delay your turn.
  • Multiple attack modes for weapons, including burst fire, aimed shots, heavy attacks.
  • Powerful activated abilities, unlocked through perks.
  • The ability to target body parts, to inflict additional damage and status effects.
  • Characters become less proficient in combat as they sustain injuries.
  • Fleeing enemies, who will come back to fight you, stronger than ever.
  • Full and half cover system.

Know Thine Enemy

Low level criminal activity can be located with surveillance, but taking down hoods isn’t going to get you anywhere. To put a gang out of commission, you must locate and dismantle well-hidden facilities and the gang’s leadership. In order to do this, you’ll have to interrogate gang members of sufficient rank.


Deep Character Development

Vigilantes allows you to customise your team to your play-style. The UPLIFT character system is comprised of 6 core stats, nine crime-fighting skills, and over 60 perks. With the UPLIFT system, character level is increased by using skills, rather than by gaining XP.


Build A Base Of Operations

Use resources “liberated” from gangs to build up a base of operations to support your campaign against crime in Reiker. Build and upgrade five facilities: Workshop, Gym, Firing Range, Surgery and Library, to provide your team with buffs, enhanced crafting options, and free resources.


Face An Overwhelming Enemy

Out-numbered and out-gunned, you must adapt to face over 15 enemy types across three gangs: the swarming, cult-like Church of the Final Exodus, the Survivalists, an elite paramilitary group who more closely resemble an army than a gang, and the Mafia, an insidious enemy, which excels at keeping its activities hidden. Trade punches with heavyweight Mafia Enforcers, outmanoeuvre stalking Survivalist Sharpshooters, and take down crazed, explosive wielding, Church of the Final Exodus Fanatics.

Make Friends!

You don’t have to take on the criminal underworld alone. Find allies on the dark streets of Reiker, including hard-boiled private eye, Ray Case, Reiker City Police Lieutenant Emilia De Soto, and Elena Furey, who is hunting down Survivalists for reasons of her own. You can find a voiced introduction video for each of these allies in the videos section, at the top of the page.


Tools Of The Trade

Wield baseball bats, fire axes, close range, burst fire SMGs, precision rifles, shotguns, incendiary grenades, smoke grenades. Kit out your team with crafted armour, advanced medical devices, and create specialised hot-loaded ammunition which causes increased damage. Don’t forget to repair your equipment after combat, to prevent firearms jamming, melee weapons breaking, and to maintain the protective qualities of your armour.


About Timeslip Softworks

Timeslip Softworks is an independent game development studio which has been active since 2012. Based in Letterkenny, Ireland, the studio consists of one full time developer, working with talented artists, musicians and voice actors worldwide to create great games.

We’re a small studio, driven by a lifelong love of PC games, and we believe that experience, hard work, and dedication, rather than huge budgets, are the key to crafting compelling, deep, and memorable games. Vigilantes is the studio’s second game, the first being Deadstone, a sci fi themed top down shooter/tower defense hybrid, which released on Steam in November 2014.

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Additional Videos


Daithi Mc Hugh – Design, Code, Writing

Olga Zuievych – Art

Music by – Vector Sector, Per Kiilstofte, Jens Kiilstofte

Anthony Ingruber – Voice of Sam Contino & Ray Case

Holly Lindin – Voice of Elena Furey

Elissa Park – Voice of Emilia De Soto