Citizen Sleeper

4.8
Roleplaying in the ruins of interplanetary capitalism. Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of TTRPGs, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future.
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ROLEPLAYING IN THE RUINS OF INTERPLANETARY CAPITALISM

One of 2022’s most acclaimed indies, the Game Awards-nominated Citizen Sleeper is a Tabletop-inspired narrative RPG set on Erlin’s Eye, a ruined space station that is home to thousands of people trying to survive on the edges of an interstellar capitalist society.
You are a sleeper, a digitised human consciousness in an artificial body, owned by a corporation that wants you back. Thrust amongst the unfamiliar and colourful inhabitants of the Eye, you need to build friendships, earn your keep, and navigate the factions of this strange metropolis, if you hope to survive to see the next cycle.

ROLL THE DICE. DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE.

Inspired by Tabletop Roleplaying games, Citizen Sleeper uses Dice, Clocks and Drives. Each cycle you use the dice you are dealt to choose what to do with your time. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape your hunters. Survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time.

TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDS

The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future.

ACCESS THEIR SECRETS

Eventually, you will learn to use your dice to hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks.

YOU WERE MADE TO DIE

Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.

INSPIRED BY TABLETOP RPGS

Citizen Sleeper uses Dice, Clocks and Drives to create a player-led experience, where you choose your path in a rich and responsive world.

ACTION DICE

Each cycle you roll your dice. Assign them to vast range of actions available on the station. With every action, choose what, and who, matters to you, shaping the lives of those around you, and ultimately the future of the station.

TICKING CLOCKS

Clocks track both your actions and the actions of others across the station. From becoming a local at the Overlook Bar to protecting a friend from Yatagan enforcers, clocks allow you to track your own progress and the influence you have on the world around you.

DRIVES + SKILLS

Follow drives not quests, allowing you to pick and choose the stories and activities that matter to you. As you do, you will shape your character's five skills (Engineer, Interface, Endure, Intuit and Engage), unlocking perks and bonuses that reflect and change how you choose to live in this world.

THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE

Citizen Sleeper now includes all three post-launch DLC episodes FLUX, REFUGE and PURGE, which expand the game and introduce additional characters and locations to Erlin’s Eye in an exciting new late game storyline.

ABOUT THE DEVELOPER

Jump Over the Age is a one-person game development studio founded by Gareth Damian Martin (they/them). Along with Guillaume Singelin (character art) and Amos Roddy (music and sound) they created Citizen Sleeper.
Their first game, In Other Waters won the Jury Prix at IndieCade Europe, and was widely praised by critics for its “hypnotic art, otherworldly audio and captivating writing” (Eurogamer). Before making games Gareth was a graphic designer, games critic and academic. They hold a PhD in experimental literature.
“An accomplished world-builder” - Edge Magazine
“An immense talent” - Chris Plante, Editor-in-Chief, Polygon

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Epic Player Ratings

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4.8

Citizen Sleeper Ratings & Reviews

  • 98%
    Critics Recommend
  • 84
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Game Informer
by Wesley LeBlanc
9 / 10
In the end, though, Citizen Sleeper is less a critique of capitalism itself, which in its defense has been done countless times in the cyberpunk genre, and more an opportunity to showcase how those under its thumb persevere and succeed despite it. Its hopeful and inspiring message is backed by a branching, heartfelt narrative, and a great gameplay loop, making it tough to put down. Add in its enriching visual style and my favorite musical score of 2022 so far, and Citizen Sleeper is a game I'll be thinking about for years to come.
Eurogamer
by Chris Tapsell
Recommended
There is real anguish and intimacy here, real experience, real softness, pensiveness, complexity of thought, from the deeply clever, immaculately balanced systems to its extraordinarily well-realised art, static drawings of those characters that each feel like a glossy, coffee table magazine cover of their own, such is the incredible texture, colour, posture, pain behind the eyes. Citizen Sleeper is speaking to you, but in this case I really recommend you simply listen - not least because there's depth to be found in your own silence, and because the things it does have to say are absolutely worth hearing.
PC Gamer
by Jody Macgregor
80 / 100
An evocative life-sim RPG you won't want to wake up from.
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Citizen Sleeper System Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

OS versionWindows 7+
OS versionWindows 7+
CPU2.0 GHz
CPU2.0 GHz
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory4 GB RAM
GPUDirectX 11 compatible GPU
GPUDirectX 11 compatible GPU
DirectXDirectX 11
Storage2 GB available space
Languages Supported
  • Audio: N/A
  • Text: English, French, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified)
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