A combination of Yoshi’s Island-style platforming with a gravity gun right out of Half-Life, BEEP is an amazing physics-platformer. Despite its friendly art style, this is a hardcore platformer in the truest sense.
User reviews: Very Positive (756 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2011

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Includes 4 items: Polarity, BEEP, Camera Obscura, Out There Somewhere

 

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“Beep is a worthy new asset in the ever growing Steam indie scene.”
Eurogamer

“Big Fat Alien’s BEEP Looks Simply Fantastic”
Dual Shockers

About This Game

From the minds of former LucasArts and BioWare employees comes the critically-acclaimed BEEP.
Inspired by games such as Cave Story, Yoshi’s Island, Trine and Half-Life 2, BEEP is a challenging platformer powered by an amazing physics engine.

Use your gravity gun to explore a huge galaxy filled with dangerous enemies and treacherous hazards.

"BEEP delivers an authentic platformer experience with enthralling gameplay mechanics... Whether you’re swinging above a lava pit, moving blocks to solve various puzzles, or simply pelting enemies with the carcasses of their allies, the anti-gravity gun is what carries this game and makes it unique. It’s a must buy for any platform gamer..."
-Digital Entanglement

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 512 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 drivers on GeForce 8 series or Radeon HD series (or better)
Helpful customer reviews
55 of 65 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This is a really charming game, I only found this game because I won it during the Winter 2014 Auction, and i'm surprised that i've never seen it before because it's fantastic.
I like the art style of the game, The game has quite a lot of attention to detail, such as a "level select" area where you can pilot a space shuttle and you can mess around with it for a few minutes and crash into space rocks. I've only played through two levels so far but they've both been quite atmospheric as well and i love the underground areas as they feel like they add even more to the levels.

I really like the physics of the game too as the physics add to the experience and add another element to the gameplay rather than how physics are incorporated into most games now, and just "being there" rather than actually adding anything to the game.

So far it's quite simple and i'm not sure if it will manage to stay captivating for the entire game but right now i'm having a lot of fun with the game.

Only had a quick play of this game so far but definitely looking forward to playing more.
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73 of 104 people (70%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
WALL-E meets Super Mario
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63 of 88 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
(B)rilliant
(E)ntertaining
(E)xcellent
(P)latformer
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34 of 44 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Tight controls, colorful levels, zany enemies...would recommend for younger audiences, not really equipped to challenge an adult audience.

Play this one with your kids.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Spent 30-45 minutes attempting to stack 4 dead robots from
the previous areas to get to an unreachable spot,
even read the hint that was given.
Stacked the lot, jumped on, then found out
that the block I was trying to get to was movable.

10/10 would waste my time gathering and stacking
dead robots again.

(it's actually a really cool game that I plan to play more, buy it!)
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Not a bad game actually. Definitely worth playing.

At first I thought the whole game was going to be too easy, but when things started to get a bit harder...I was like..."oh". xD
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
The good!
  • Impressive lighting engine! The lighting engine used in BEEP is evidently one of the most sophisticated parts. It's not simply a beam-shaped cut out from a black screen!
  • Physics engine is fun! It's fun being able to bash other enemies with other enemies. I just wish that he wouldn't let go so easily! Moving stuff around is also very fluid, and responsive.
  • Solid collision engine. Moving around and jetpacking is quite smooth. I did not clip through any walls.
  • Can shoot enemy bullets! I think it's a neat feature, that if you and your enemy shoot bullets at each other, no one gets shot because they cancel out.
  • Small features that make a difference! Like gold turns gray when previously collected, and the screen loses saturation when you are low on health.
  • Immersive sounds! Right at the beginning, there was a part with a chain, and it had the most realistic sound effects, in comparison to the rest of the game. Caught my attention.

And then, the bad
  • The artwork is inconsistent and lacking. They're combining realistic spinning 3D gold nuggets and waving flag simulation, with black outlined monotone hills, or vector trees and plants. It generally doesn't feel like much thought was put into it at all. For instance, the pause menu and GUI is absolutely minimal and scaled. There's no fancy design or nice sprites, it's just barren gray bars and outlines. Even my programmer art looks more interesting.
  • No attention to detail. Wherever you drive, regardless of the ground material, beep kicks up the same dirt particle. When you fly around in space, the background doesn't move at all. Space and stars is literally one of the easiest effects to implement, but yet it has been overlooked. The same animation for the bullets is used over and over, not even randomized. If you just stand still in the game world, literally nothing moves. The clouds are static, the grass is static. It just looks so dead! Occasionally, you can even see white edges on sprites from where they haven't removed the AA properly. And just to top it all off, the same art is used over and over. It gets boring fast!
  • Lazy mechanics. If you die, your gold is not lost. This means you can kamakazi to get to the hard to reach gold, making it kinda pointless and dissatisfying.
  • Clunky controls When you're in space at the beginning, there are no instructions. It's not intuitive that it's "Click to move forward". I was trying to use WSAD! You have to click on your robot to reload. That is literally the most inconvenient thing, given that the camera is all over the place, and there are enemies firing at you from all round! Not to mention the reload is instant. There is no penalty for spraying bullets everywhere!
  • Loading screens take too long. Do I seriously need to wait 7 seconds to respawn? I've played games far more intensive than this one which provide an instant reset!
  • Grammar issue on the window! "Big fat alien's". Come on now! Seriously no one pointed that out in beta?

Summary
    A quirky little platformer that quickly gets repetitive and boring. It's quite fun if you've got some free time to kill as there are plenty of levels, but I have seen better quality games for free online. In my opinion, this game isn't polished to a standard to belong on steam, so I'm glad I bought it whilst it was on Sale!

Recommended price: No more than 10 cents
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
A real gem of a game, I haven't finished it yet but what I have played so far was really enjoyable. Even if it seems there won't be hours and hours of gameplay, what I have played so far is still incredibly fun and since the game is cheap, well worth it.
I recommend this game!

(There was a slight bug at the start with screen size, but to fix this all you need to do is press ALT + Enter to go windowed)
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
125.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Worth every cent of the $0.21 I paid for it.

Best game made with MS Paint ever.

Okay, a more serious review.

Beep has some good ideas, and with the recent sub-$1 sale it's was a good value, but this game was tossed out to customers before it was done.

Game play concepts are good and the game is fun, but it starts too slow and the early levels are somewhat boring. Later levels get better, but it doesn't seem like this title was in development for a long time. It seems a little rushed.

Every time something like a bomb explodes, I see black blocks on the screen where I suspect smoke would be, but instead I am getting some kind of graphical glitch.

The user interface, especially the main menu and options, were slapped together at the last minute by an unpaid intern.

Barriers and puzzles are unfortunately a bit weak. I was hoping for a better challenge.

And finally, I think some players give up in the first few minutes to game play when they have trouble figuring out how to deploy for the first time. It took me a few minutes to figure out what I was supposed to do, and it was unnecessarily frustrating.

Beep is kinda fun, but be sure to get it on sale. It's not a value at full price.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
BEEP is very well balanced and just plain fun to play. You know these games where you feel the dedication of the developers? BEEP is just that! Instead of playing clones and remakes of old 2D platformers why not play a modern game that brings new things to the table? Well, i wouldn't say BEEP is very innovative with it's features but it feels polished from the beginning and will surprise you here and there. For some reason, it's easy to fall in love with this game.

"BEEP" is a simple but interesting game with some cute graphics and good physics and awesome music. Nice example of how to create an indie game without being pretentious. Nothing less, nothing more.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
A great platformer that soothes your nerves after a long tensed day!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
not bad ~
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Awesome game
A simple game with sweet graphics and good physics and awesome soundtrack.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Great game for casual play. Fun twist on traditional side-scrollers. Well worth the price.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
creative adictive game, love it
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
8/10 xD
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
dam funny game XD and 0.19€ on sale hard to say no to that, remind alot about Mario meets LocoRoco so a good mix but self dislike Mario and worth playing
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Amazing game! would recommend this! 10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
It's realy good! but it could have some achievements to make it better.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
A fun little platformer. Took me a little over 6 hours to complete the whole game and I'm usually not very good at these games. The later levels were quite challenging.
Aside from some graphics glitches (black boxes sometimes randomly appear when you kill an enemy) this game was a lot of fun. Too bad certain game elements were restricted to specific worlds, like flying and grappling. Some sort of Expert levels with all of these elements at your disposal, mixed with hordes of enemies, would have made a great and more challenging addition.

Well worth the price tag, but I reckon most of it will be too easy for fans of the platformer genre.
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