Brand new update with three additional multiplayer modes, new movements options and many more features! Interstellar Marines resurrects the old school tactical FPS, offering a unique blend of co-op, role-playing and nonlinear gameplay. Play co-op or multiplayer on servers around the world.
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Release Date: Jul 2, 2013

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“We're a small team pouring our blood, sweat and tears into delivering an FPS that merges the best from tactical shooters with believable science fiction and role-playing-- think Half-Life meets System Shock, giving birth to Rainbow Six in space!

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April 22

Update 18: Multiplayer Madness



Update 18: Multiplayer Madness

For this Update we're taking multiplayer up a notch by re-introducing three multiplayer game modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and one of our favourite modes - Team Domination!

Update 18
Version: 0.5.18
Released: 22nd April, 2015

What's New

ADDED: Team Domination, Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch game modes to all multiplayer maps
ADDED: Admins can now change multiplayer mode from within the game
ADDED: Server browser can now filter by region, game mode and server type
ADDED: Sprint strafe
ADDED: Crouch sliding
ADDED: Sprint jump weapon animations
ADDED: Sounds are muffled when AI SARA speaks
ADDED: Additional AI SARA speaks to The NeuroGen Incident
ADDED: Steam achievements from Update 17 to in-game Profile tab
ADDED: Option to turn off auto-refresh for server browser and refresh using a manual button
ADDED: Check added to ensure TPs are not lost during a match
ADDED: Breath on inside of helmet visor when exhausted and HUD is offline
ADDED: Flashlight and laser are now toggleable per weapon
ADDED: New Spearhead bonus content, including 78 new images, audio logs and OTTO speaks from The NeuroGen Incident, and additional items

Improvements

UPDATED: Mainline now compatible with Team Domination and Deadlock
UPDATED: Mainline Winter now compatible with Team Domination and Deadlock
UPDATED: Dynacore now compatible with Team Domination, Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch
UPDATED: Sprint sliding toned down
UPDATED: Walk and run speeds now affected when exhausted
UPDATED: Jump height when exhausted adjusted to always allow jumping onto a railing
UPDATED: Sprint acceleration increased
UPDATED: Keep arms in correct position when sprinting up/down stairs
UPDATED: Head bobbing
UPDATED: Overall tweaks to Accuracy, Sprint and Stamina
UPDATED: Updated SMG, Assault Rifle and suppressor textures
UPDATED: Server sorting defaults to sorting by the number of players per server
UPDATED: Join button colour in the server browser has been changed for clarity

Known Issues

- When revived, player may be put into spectator mode. Killing and reviving the affected player corrects this.
- Some new achievements and TP rewards may not work. We're investigating
- The HUD names and kill messages will be clipped on aspect ratios that are less wide than 16:10
- The game will stop updating when switching out of fullscreen in Windows (known bug in Unity 4)
- View jittering may occur when jumping on lossy networks
- Audio may cut off partially/completely on weapon/helmet sounds
- Other players will seem to float above or interpenetrate while standing on a moving dynamic platforms (network smoothing will exaggerate this effect)
- Potential to fall through elevator when moving
- When joining an in-progress The NeuroGen Incident game, additional waypoints may be visible
- Player may sometimes spawn with no ammo in one or both weapons. Reloading fixes this
- There may be an intermittent bug in Team Domination where one team always seems to have a player in the zone

Fixes

FIXED: "TPs should no longer be lost"
FIXED: "Keycard in crew quarters in NGI sometimes not appearing"
FIXED: "NGI servers crashing due to excessive logging"
FIXED: "Possible fix to Starcrown servers crashing excessively"
FIXED: "Weapon accuracy / recoil error (many thanks to Guilty for his work on this)"
FIXED: "No longer a 15 second wait to spawn in Playground maps"
FIXED: "Falling through hatch in crashed Megalodon on tutorial level"
FIXED: "Falling through hatch in Megalodon in the Megalodon level in the playground"
FIXED: "Being pushed through elevator floor at the start of the tutorial mission"
FIXED: "Missing glass panes in several locations in the tutorial mission"
FIXED: "Removed access to the separate training areas in the tutorial level"
FIXED: "Location of several occluders in the tutorial level"
FIXED: "Adjusted bounding box in tutorial level"
FIXED: "Boxes near start of tutorial level so players do not get stuck in them"
FIXED: "Spot in Starcrown where a player could exit the map"
FIXED: "Spot in the Mainline maps where a player could exit the map"
FIXED: "Patrol route on top of Mainline coop spawn building to ensure that CTR does not hide at the back where it cannot be shot"
FIXED: "Elimination challenges now rewarding TPs"


FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your team at Zero Point Software

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February 9

Update 17: Welcome On Board!



Update 17: Welcome On Board!

Every new year should blast off with something exhilarating, so for this update we're moving you along at a blistering speed with the addition of the new sprint movement mode AND a free week on Steam!

Update 17
Version: 0.5.17
Released: 6th February, 2015

What's New

ADDED: New Introduction Mission: Welcome To Project IM
ADDED: Early iteration of the Accuracy, Stamina and Sprint changes. These changes will be completed in Update 18
ADDED: Hell Week introduction video and sign up form to main menu
ADDED: Admins can now change multiplayer map from in-game
ADDED: Spawn locations of power boxes in Operations are now completely randomised
ADDED: Server browser is split into Coop and Multiplayer servers for easier and quicker browsing
ADDED: Chat is now logged on a per-server basis
ADDED: Warning message given to players joining a high-ping server
ADDED: New hit detection is default on servers
ADDED: Spearhead icon now shows for Spearhead players on singleplayer scoreboards
ADDED: Several new Steam achievements
ADDED: Several new TP rewards
ADDED: List of TP rewards in the Profile tab, removed outdated list from levelcam view

Improvements

UPDATED: The NeuroGen Incident re-built as version 3. Improved map, resolved several issues, improved performance, added mercenary bots to different team, reworked several areas of the map
UPDATED: Server browser filters are now expanded by default
UPDATED: In-game chat function now allows multiple lines
UPDATED: Several additions to stats tracking
UPDATED: Arch to ensure players cannot glitch out of the map
UPDATED: New reticule for the Assault Rifle

Known Issues

- Some new achievements and TP rewards may not work. We're investigating
- Not all new achievements have icons, we'll add next week
- New achievements do not show up within the in-game Profile tab. We will add these soon
- The HUD names and kill messages will be clipped on aspect ratios that are less wide than 16:10
- The game will stop updating when switching out of fullscreen in Windows (known bug in Unity 4)
- View jittering may occur when jumping on lossy networks
- Audio may cut off partially/completely on weapon/helmet sounds
- Other players will seem to float above or interpenetrate while standing on a moving dynamic platforms (network smoothing will exaggerate this effect)
- Potential to fall through elevator when moving

Fixes

FIXED: "Keycard in crew quarter in NGI sometimes not appearing"
FIXED: "Inability to revive in multiplayer maps other than Dynacore"
FIXED: "Logs can only be played once in NGI"
FIXED: "Death skull now shows for bots in Playground maps"
FIXED: "No more floating bots at the start of Stronghold Coop"
FIXED: "No extraction marker on Starcrown"
FIXED: "No extraction marker on Colony if you leave and rejoin during a match"
FIXED: "Bots sometimes not appearing in single player"
FIXED: "The 'no run/crouch' triggers occasionally cause permanent 'no run/crouch'"
FIXED: "Multiplayer scoreboard styling"
FIXED: "Difficulty in single player sometimes incorrect after playing co-op"
FIXED: "Revived players experiencing black screens'"
FIXED: "Cargo elevators in NGI have crate shadows above them"
FIXED: "HUD difficulty text not going offline when HUD goes down"
FIXED: "Bots spawning and instantly dying in NGI research"
FIXED: "Exiting the coop poster now works"
FIXED: "Revive no longer completes if reviving player is killed"
FIXED: "Spawn time is now accurate when waiting to spawn in Deadlock"
FIXED: "Players not correctly first person spectating other players when dead"


FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your team at Zero Point Software

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Interstellar Marines - Regular Edition

Purchase Interstellar Marines and receive the following:

  • Early Access – be part of the development of Interstellar Marines and provide your feedback and suggestions as we expand the game update after update.
  • All In – receive all future updates and expansions completely free of charge.

Interstellar Marines - Spearhead Edition

In addition to Early Access to Interstellar Marines (including all future updates and expansions), the Spearhead Edition includes:

  • Access to Beta Builds of New Updates – Spearhead owners receive access to early beta builds of new updates before they're released publicly, allowing you to test out new content in advance.
  • Spearhead identity – A unique honorary game profile that with time will grant you access to special skins, helmets, weapons etc. (does not alter gameplay).*
  • Hall of Honor & Credits – Your name will be acknowledged in a special in-game Hall of Honor and you’ll also get your name in the credits.*
  • Digital Soundtracks – Download the Interstellar Marines: The Beginning soundtrack as well as all future soundtracks as they are released.
  • Digital Art Books – Download digital PDFs released periodically, filled with high resolution concept art, screenshots and behind the scenes information.*
  • Extra Steam Key – You’ll receive an additional copy of Interstellar Marines to trade or gift to a friend.
  • Digital Concept Art – You’ll receive early copies of concept art and other images in a special Spearhead folder on your hard drive.
*Not available yet

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About This Game

7 Singleplayer/Co-op Missions and 9 Unique Multiplayer Maps Across 3 Game Modes Available!

We now have seven singleplayer/co-op missions available to play, including the new Assault on Starcrown Aerospace and The NeuroGen Incident campaigns, which propels you into the middle of two pivotal missions inside the Interstellar Marines universe. Play singleplayer or co-op with up to three friends in intense action with more co-op, singleplayer and multiplayer missions coming soon!

Interstellar Marines resurrects the old school tactical FPS, offering a unique blend of co-op, role-playing and non-linear gameplay. Set in a believable future, you take on the role of an elite soldier handpicked to join Project IM, a top secret military program being assembled to protect mankind from all dangers outside our solar system.

Interstellar Marines is inspired by Half-Life, System Shock 2 and Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. Our game is all about evolving the FPS recipe with all the inspirations we've assimilated since the birth of the genre. Our goal is an evolutionary leap forward driven by our compulsive interest in science fiction, role-playing, military realism, and respect for first person immersion.

Features Currently Available

  • Singleplayer and co-op stealth campaign called Assault on Starcrown Aerospace with sandbox gameplay, randomised locations and multiple difficulty levels.
  • Massive singleplayer and co-op level titled The NeuroGen Incident.
  • 5 additional co-op and single-player challenge missions against our unscripted AI for you and your friends to test your abilities.
  • Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Deadlock multiplayer game modes in highly dynamic environments.
  • 9 unique indoor and outdoor maps featuring dynamic environment configurations such as time of day, rain, thunder and lightning, emergency lighting, fire alarms, movable platforms etc.
  • 100% dynamic lighting and real-time shadows as well as destructible light fixtures.
  • Full-body first person character simulation (no more floating hands!) with a physics-based dynamic character controller.
  • Advanced and intuitive crouch and cover system.
  • Physically present combat helmet with futuristic HUD projected onto the inside of the visor glass and affected by light and rain.
  • Full spectator and movie mode with freecam, first and third person views. Record movies, livestream, and cast matches.
  • Experience various maps and prototypes in “Playground” mode (singleplayer).
  • Play on high capacity dedicated servers in the US, Europe, Australia, Russia and Brazil.
  • Submachine Gun (CE6) and Assault Rifle (AR-3) with full-auto fire.
  • Shoot from hip or look through the Red Dot scope for increased accuracy.
  • Toggleable tactical flashlight for when it’s pitch black.
  • Toggleable laser to assist your aim (no crosshairs)
  • Smooth network play even on high latency connections with packet loss.
  • Realistically simulated ragdolls with momentum transfer.
  • Multiple Steam Achievements.

Vision of Interstellar Marines


  • First Person Simulation
    A razor-sharp focus on creating a truly immersive First Person Simulator via distinct graphics, audio and gameplay.
  • Tactical Co-op
    The entire game experience designed from the ground up to support up to 4 players in co-op, with true cooperative interaction.
  • Progressive Role-Playing
    Flat and classless progressive character development and skill system that is not dumbed down for consoles.
  • Nonlinear Game Design
    Open and dynamic game world that always presents a multitude of tactical options for navigating the environment.
  • Customizable Arsenal
    A comprehensive selection of weapon models and types, extension upgrades and equipment options, allowing on-the-fly choice in each tactical situation.
  • Thinking AI
    Enemies that react to input from you and the surrounding game world. We would rather have one smart thinking enemy than five stupid ones.
  • Believable Science Fiction
    Realistic and rich sci-fi environments, ranging from claustrophobic space stations to large outdoor worlds.
  • Interactive Storyline
    A cinematic narrative centered around first contact with another sentient species, where your choices and actions will have consequences.

    Roadmap (Near Future)

    These are the features we are planning on adding fairly soon, and are in no particular order. Many of them have already been partially completed:
    • Steam features (stats, achievements, friends).*
    • Advanced character movement (sprint to be added).*
    • Tactical gameplay (fatigue and adrenaline).*
    • Co-op features (multiplayer).*
    • Weapon features (rate-of-fire, extensions, reload types).
    • Extend general game UI and HUD system.
    • In-game profiles.*
    • More weapon types and models.*
    • New multiplayer maps.*
    • Environment variations, theme and context.
    • Shooting range (singleplayer).
    • Developer Commentary mode.
    • Oculus Rift support.
    • Server / LAN support.*
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI).*
    *This is already partially completed and in Interstellar Marines

    FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
    Your team at Zero Point Software

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4770
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Win 7 or later
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 / ATI Radeon HD 5830
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor:2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3850
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Linux
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4770
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Latest version of Ubuntu (14.04)
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 / ATI Radeon HD 5830
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
327 of 386 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
uh, so let me tell you a story.

in 2009 This dev, collects alot of money to make you a game. This game dev, for whatever reason, blows every cent they got from funding on whatever they wanted. Silly right? hah. hah. well, they did it. Not only did they do that, but then they had the balls to try and put the game up AGAIN, except this time, they expect you to pay money for it. Not bad, right? supporting the dev to get the game. well, heh, get this. All premium accounts that were promised a version of the game were somehow "lost" or something, because I was one of those fools in 2011 that bought the premium account, and I have had no word on when I get my free key. Oh, don't worry. This is just the beggining.

After that, they started a crowdfunding for this game. Got a ♥♥♥♥ ton of money, for a game they already has essentially done. They said something about engine rights. So, here they go again, they got a literal ♥♥♥♥ ton of money and more than enough to buy the engine rights 100 times. So you might be thinking, here comes the release?

Well.. too.♥♥♥♥ing.bad.

They realease on steam in late 2012/early 2013. Oh, and guess what? It's in early access. AGAIN. I'm guessing to create an illusion saying they're working on the game and they need your support to help finish it. Right?

Wrong. Again.

It's may, 2015. This game has been in early access for YEARS. Just on steam! Oh, wait, it's not over.

Want to know how they got away with it? Because they can. And because illerate ♥♥♥♥tards on reddit and steam mindlessly defended this game, saying "oh just give them time!" Well guess ♥♥♥♥ing what? I've gave them 6 ♥♥♥♥ing years to get their ♥♥♥♥ together, and I don't see any game even a quarter of the way done. Really? I'll list some sources below, if you're interested.

http://www.interstellarmarines.com/game/ Once you get on this page, scroll to the VERY bottom. The first post is from the 15th of may 2009, with media showing the game already at least being worked on for a while.

Oh, here's a screencap incase anyone's lazy or incase they bring the link down. http://puu.sh/hBCKd/022b12ff9b.jpg

♥♥♥♥ you, Zero Point Software.
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26 of 45 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
240.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
Hey guys,
Firstly this game really does amaze me; so much so that I have spent over 212hrs of my life on it!
Here is a little overview of the entire game as well as answers to myths circulating

Enemies
There are currently two types of enemy androids or CTR's these being
-Continuously moving Sentry with an assault rifle
-A fast moving Android that melee attacks with his arms
(Landsharks soon, HOPEFULLY!)
In the multiplayer maps the enemies are only players

Weapons
There are currently two weapons with 3 fire modes and 2 attachments these are the Assault Rifle (AR)
and the SMG each configurable with the fire rates of Automatic, Burst and Single Shot and the attachments of a flashlight and laser! (I dont recommend the lasers in combat as it gives away your position)

Gamemodes
Interstellar Marines currently holds 4 Multiplayer Gamemodes
-Deadlock
-Team Deathmatch
-Deathmatch
-Team Domination

They are accompanied with their 9 different SinglePlayer and 4 player Co-op counterparts
-Welcome to project IM (Singleplayer only)
-Assault on Starcrown Aerospace
-The Neurogen Incident
-Get Killed by bots (Singleplayer Only)
-Elimination A Stronghold
-Elimination B Mainline
-Survival A Operations
-Survival B Colony
-Escape A Nucleus

Maps
There are currently 9 multiplayer maps
-Arch
-Colony
-Elevation
-Evacuation - Large wasteland map
-Mainline- Spread out map with 4 main buildings and one open middle zone
-Mainline Winter - Winter version of Mainline
-Operations - Tight and maze like map
-Rupture - Large map that consists of two ends each with a building.
-Stronghold
Each consists of several immersive variable environments such as Dawn, Foggy/Overcast, Rain, Day, Night and Fire Alarm.

Ranking System
The ranking system uses Training Points (TP) earned by completion of Gamemodes or kills to give you a Training Rank (TR). As your Training Rank increases so does the TP required to earn the next training rank. It is currently 5TP per kill. I am at TR-91 (Goes to TR-100) and it is costing me 10000TP to rank up 1 TR (2000 kills!!!)

Myths/Questions
1. "The devs have abandoned the game" , This is COMPLETELY FALSE! They are still here and working as hard as ever.
2. "Where are the Landsharks?", The land-sharks will come, EVENTUALLY! They are not here yet!

This game is my favourite, I play it everyday and I hope you share my love for it; if you decide to buy it. I hope I have answered some burning questions that you had, It is continually being updated and the Developers are really really nice to talk to as well as active and reading the forums continuously! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
GUYS, PLEASE REMEMBER- ITS IN EARLY ACCESS! ITS NOT PERFECT AND THERE ARE BUGS!


By the way, I own the Spearhead Edition 'DEM SOUNDTRACKS!'

Thanks for your time
-O.N.- ConjuredMadness :-)

PS. Feel free to add me to play IM with me or ask me questions about the game!
(Leave a comment below saying that you are adding me, so I know its not a bot)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Early Access Review
This game is missing too much and the gameplay itself is not enjoyable enough to make up for the lack of content. Six years is a long time to be working on a game and I expect there to be more available after all that time. I will say I do like the coop missions. They have a suspenseful atmosphere. Like I have been saying though, I just wish there was more content than just the same two enemies, same two guns, and same objectives. Definitely not worth the $19. I would recommend it if the price was below $10.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Early Access Review
I love it. Tactics and good eyesight are needed, which I think makes this game great. Can't wait for the full game.
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236 of 301 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
PROS
-I like the innovative mechanics of stealth and the classic action of an FPS.
-Really supportive community.

CONS
-Needs more weapons.

OVERALL
-I recommend this game, it combines stealth and action in an FPS unlike others; I recommend it.
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96 of 106 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
I played Slender without jumping. I played Amesia without flinching. I sat through Five Nights at Freddies and only jumped once.

But this game regularly makes me actually scream, and flinch badly enough I can't aim properly. I can't place exactly what does it, or why it does it so well, but holy ♥♥♥♥ does it ever. The noises the bots make, the way they lunge for you, the absolutely jawdropping immersion. This game isn't billed as a horror, and in reality, it shouldn't be. You play a fully armored, trained Marine, with unlimited ammo, flashlights, lasers, and the most advanced weapons in the entire armed forces. It couldn't be a survival horror, or even really a horror at this rate.

What it is is a very tense, tight, amazing shooter. Controls are absolutely tight (With the exception of stairwalking) weapons feel good, the lighting is top notch, and the sound is literally eargasmic. Everything combines to make a game that takes a badass fighter, and makes them seem like a very human fighter. The Marines say nothing, but you feel like you're actually there, fighting in their boots, sweating around the grips of their weapons. It's barely alpha even now, with many features missing and planned, and many bugs and issues.

And yet, it's still the best first person shooter I've played. It may not be the funnest, nor the fastest, nor even the most well polished. But it's a true first person experience, injecting you into the game in a way that I've wished for in many others.
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211 of 284 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Early Access Review
This is an user friendly game review/in game useer manual for Interstellar marines xDDDDD

Interstellar Marines, is an first person shooter game (FPS)
It is yet only in the early-access stage wich means that this game may, or may not be finished. But as it seems like right now the devs will continue this game. The first impression of this game when i first saw the video that plays when you first start up the game was great. the game has great overall graphics and suits pretty much all computers (within limitations) you do not need to have an super computer to play this game and it gives good fps.
In the begining you will start straight on the training course to get used to the controls.
then you are on your'e own. you can choose to play either single player (story mode/campaign) or you can jump over to co-op or versus mode. but first off im gonna talk about single player:

Single player means that you play versus the computer, (also called bots/Ai's)
The bots in this game are well made, they seem to be "artificial intelligent" they detect you easier when you stand/run than they do when you crouch and move slowly.
In game you will also have the options to equip lights (F), laser aim on your gun (G) or supressor (Q) when you use laser and the flashlight in game be carefull,\ because other players in game can see the laser and the flashlight (bots too)
they detect you a lot more faster when you have laser and flashlight enabled.
If you do not use the sound supressor on your gun, then be adviced. within a few seconds you will hear tons of robots stomping in the ground and coming sprinting towards you and ready to bash your skull in with their fists :)

the envoirment in the game is mostly dark/foggy so it is hard to spot enemies as well as it is hard to stay hidden if you will have to use your flashlight. this is why i often like strobing the flashlight for few moments as it can be mistaken to be lights in game that flimmers.

The thing with this game is that there are not very many guns. wich makes this game more focused on how actually skilled you are isntead of all the gear.
some peopels like it. some peoples dont.

the physics in the game are great. movement are well balanced as well as the gravity, in this game you do not have a bar that shows your stamina. but you still have it. so dont be sprinting around like a maniac. because this will affect how well you can aim when youre standing still as you will soon start to breathe like you have held your breath for 5 mina haha.

in game you can comunicate with different players. both with text and with voice chat. voice (V) chat is more prefered as the text does not show up before you open the "text menu" where you writes your messages, so they do not pop up on your screen automatically.

If you like to change graphics settings or general game settings and key bindings, then there is an fair ammount of options to use. and the game has a good compability to most screens. wich is quite good as i am using an 50" tv while i play. wich can be troubling in many games.

Also, every single bullet you fire in this game counts. the STATS menu will show you absolutely everything, and by saying this i mean absolutely EVERYTHING
you can see how many bullets you have shot, how many kills, how many deaths, kill/death ratio, wich body part you have hit the most. and how many times you have hit the different body parts counted per bullet.

so theres lot of room for competition with your friends about the best stats.
it is also displaying what your favourite weapon is.

The in game controls are easy to maneuver and is easy to get used to.
If you want to play online either in co-op or in versus battles there are plenty of servers in different locations so you can use the filters to browse for servers that is filling your recuirements of ping, difficulty, game mode and so on.

If you have any questions or any issues or maby even a bug report then you can just contact the devs via twitter, facebook or the steam game forum page, they are really fast at responding. and they are also really friendly.

i have already reported in a few bugs that aint a big deal and they responded within 20 minutes.
GG DEVS AND KEEP IT UP!
so i give the support area an 10/10 points just for that.

One of the biggest thigns about this game is that even it is a futuristic/sci-fi game it is still really realistic wich means things work out in the game as it would in real life, as an example: laser aim. in many games they make the laser beams a solid red beam that is highly visiblie to all players. but i real life you would not be able to see the laser beam unless theres some dust particles in the air. the more dust particles in the air, the more visiblie the beam gets.

and in the game. it is just slightly visiblie as it is under normal circumstances in real life.

the flashlight is dynamic light. it fades over distance and lights up the room like a real flashlight. it is not a static/flat light.

BEAUTIFUL!

when you run, your character starts breathing more heavily. and starts to run slower.
if you get injured. your vision will become blurry and you will have an hard time to see your surroundings until you recover.

in the interview of the devs they say they wanted to create this game as realistic as possiblie for sci-fi games. and they did it pretty well!

in general this game is a whole lot of fun and really exciting and it is a great game and personally i have high expectations for this game as it got such big potentional to become something big and if you like fps games. then this is the game for you.

in general i give this game an 8/10 points.
reason i do not give it 10/10 is because of there is a few bugs, but im pretty sure this will be fixed pretty soon.
the campaign does not have much of an "story" but this is just what i like with games.
the multiplayer part is 10/10
but as i said earlier. this is still an early access game. so it is not done yet and it will improove over time. it is a good buy and i do recommend this game.

this is one of the best FPS multiplayer games made in a really long time.

Lock'n load. and prepare for having some real fun !

(i have made an in game video wich i will post up here pretty soon)
and ps: excuse my english grammar, im not from an english speaking country ;)



heres my video reviev in game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9KGaymIquU&feature=youtu.be
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76 of 87 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Early Access Review
What will it be?

A sci-fi, story driven tactical coop FPS.

What is it now?

Systems are incomplete, no campaign, but there are good coop PvE missions and team PvP.

How is it different?

Darkness. Real darkness. Clever flashlight usage needed. Scary.

Bots. Real bots. Scary.

Controls. Good controls. Holding a key holds, 'hitting' a key toggles crouch, aim, flashlight, laser. Hold time determines jump hight. Inventive, user-friendly.

Teamwork. Needed. Do not reload at the same time. Cover all angles. Assign roles. Use voice comms.

Is it fun?

Yes it is.

What else?

Community is quite mature.

Game has quality and polish already.

Developer is independent, crowd funded (before KickStarter!).
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85 of 102 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Early Access Review
The A.I isn't stupid.
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70 of 81 people (86%) found this review helpful
219.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
Early Access Review
If you look at the hours I have put into this game that is pre alpha, you will see that I am continuously and thoroughly enjoying this game as it develops. I am eager to finally play the finished version no matter if it is still some time away. This game has taken me through a variety of emotions from fear, frustration, elation, and more. All of these things make it fun and challenging. It takes some time to get used to, because of some of the pre alpha anomalies. It is like a new pair of shoes. They look good, but when you try them on, they don't fit at first. After wearing them for a while they feel great and become your favorite.

Some people have problems getting used to the game, or have issues getting it running on their hardware. Just stepping over to the community with these problems and you will find a very enthusiastic and supportive dev group and player base that offer up loads of support to get you through the rough patch.

This game has the makings of a great single player horror FPS, and a great multiplayer competitive shooter. Add in the ability to do multiplayer co-op, and it becomes an epic game. It has a fine balance between frantic shooter and tactical shooter. As I see the story plans unfold, I suspect I will be enveloped by an epic single player story when it is finished.

As long as this game stays on the current heading, it will become a classic that everyone will remember. I have so much fun with this game that I bought it for all my closest gaming buddies.

If you buy it based on this review, I only hope that you enjoy it as much as I do, or meet me on the server and let me help you work those new shoes in until they are comfortable.
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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Early Access Review
The co-op is the main reason to play this game. This feels like what the Aliens Colonial Marines game should have been. It is great, intense and sometimes terrifying. Of course the game is still in developement which means bugs, low fps and generic first person shooter mechanics. The developers actually interact with the customers and listen to their input, which is a plus.

Overall, this is an interesting game that is very promising. It may not be something special right now, but it is getting there.
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139 of 197 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
THE GOOD
Interstellar Marines is a very good game with multiple modes to play on. I haven't complete any missions, however I was very close on the Starcrown mission. I found the community to be pretty nice in the fact that they give nice tips. The game's servers are empty but there are usually 2-5 full/ partly full of players.
+ guns are good
+ missions
+ controls
+ community
+ no game breaking crashing
THE BAD
The flashlights don't seem to work for me, and i can't see in some of the mission during the night times and pitch black stations. I also found that some of the maps are spawn killer haven. This isn't really a bad point, but i hope they add capture the flag, team death match, and king of the hill. I would also like a game mode where its the bots verus 8-16 players.
- flashlight doesn't work (for me)
- more game modes
- more missions
-a campaign for single player?
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193 of 282 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Early Access Review
After 8 hours I think I've seen enough of what this game has to offer to make my own judgement on whether or not I would personally recommend it in it's current state. I was looking forward to trying it for some time and really wanted to like it more. I will definitely be checking back throughout the future, and I recommend anyone else that is somewhat interested in the game does the same.

Without getting into details, the developers and the game concept itself have had a rocky history going back to 2005, yet they continue to persevere. There are a lot of reasons the situation is the way it is but it just reminds me of development failures like Duke Nukem Forever. Ultimately, it raises a red flag to me because every single game I had ever hoped for that had such a long development cycle ended up being a failure and as such I can not recommend people spend their money on something that statistically does not have a very good chance at delivering on the promises it has made.


Good:

My favorite part of the game (and this is honestly kind of sad) is that you can open and close your helmet visor. So far it's pretty pointless, but during the more lengthy game modes I find that opening the visor makes the game feel much more immersive - and it also makes me feel like kind of a bad-♥♥♥ for some reason.

I also really like the tap/hold functionality for running, flashlight, etc. You can tap to toggle on/off or just hold it for the duration you want it on. It's a nice touch that I haven't seen before anywhere else.

Maps like Elevation show promise, in that the environment changes - on this map in particular areas of the playing field raise and lower. That was very cool and is a gimmick that the dev's should definitely try to cash in on.

The 2 guns look nice.


Neutral:

The first night I played I started with coop, playing each of the Survival and Elimination maps and the much praised Neurogen Incident map where we experienced the key-card bug and ended up wandering around for 40 minutes (our collective confusion was one of the most amusing things I experienced in the game). I enjoyed myself but it didn't take long before I lost interest.

The next night I tried single player looking for something more immersive, and although it was a bit creepier to not have backup I just found myself running from objective to objective running and gunning without much strategy at all (yes, even on the Neurogen Incident map).

Finally I tried the multiplayer, after about 10 attempts to join servers and 10 subsequent errors I finally got to play. I quickly found that 3-4 sloppy shots across a moving enemies torso was enough to get a kill, easy. My fondest memory was getting repeatedly team-killed and having to wait 2 minutes for re-spawn. Also, I was killed a number of times without hearing any bullets, seeing any enemies or noticing any incoming damage beforehand or even seeing a message about who or what killed me.

The alerts that appear if you accidentally shoot a teammate are a nice touch but since you get kills in 1-4 shots it's often too late to be useful anyway. The only thing that really differentiates enemies from teammates (when your visor is open or HUD is down) are some barely noticeable blue lights on their uniforms. Some claim this is to add to the realism (right, because a game where robots run at you at 150mph is realistic), but I tend to think the dev's have just been too lazy to make a slightly different marine skin.

Normally, I play games for a couple to a few hours at a time but I just had no desire to do so with this one as it quickly became redundant, regardless of the solo/coop/multi options and different game types that aren't really too dramatically different from one another.


Bad:

What we have right now is a game with only 2 weapons, 2 enemies and a handful of playable maps. Reading through the development blog I see that it took almost a year for crouching to be implemented - this, among many other things, in my opinion does not bode well for the future of the game. People have provided me with reasons (excuses) as to why it took so long, claiming that it's more advanced than a typical crouch function, but they fail to realize that what it is is actually just a cover system, and I've played tons of games with cover systems, it's nothing new and I'm not impressed.

From a distance, the game looks visually pleasing, but if you actually stop to look at anything you find that it's all really quite bland and lacking in detail. The computer consoles, for example, have less detail than an unpainted plastic model kit. I wonder if that's one of the reasons they made everything so dark?

When you start the game you're thrown into possibly one of the most boring training missions ever without even really telling you who you are, what's going on, why you're doing the things you do, etc.

The AI is atrocious, but stupidly entertaining. I have approached groups of bots, shot one and the rest just stand there perplexed. I've seen 3-4 bots getting stuck going up a flight of stairs. I've had staring contests with a few bots that I'm pretty sure are supposed to be trying to murder me. Sometimes they move around a corner to try and hide from you, but they only go halfway behind the wall so it's still easy to shoot them in the side of the face anyway. They also tend to get stuck on walls and behind doors. The only thing that balances their stupidity is the fact that they can usually kill you in 1-2 shots which makes me wonder why the marines even bother wearing body armor.

There are a number of silly animations and sounds which I'm sure could be improved rather easily. The running animation is as comical as can be and there seems to be an issue currently causing marines to suffer from rather serious sounding asthma attacks. I find it funny how you can kill someone who is standing perfectly still and their weapon goes flying like there is a really powerful wind or something (if you don't believe me, go to the physics playground, shoot the marine statues and watch the guns fly).

I see a lot of people saying this game is scary, granted the maps are generally pretty dark and robots run at you ridiculously fast causing some jump scares. It is creepy to hear their footsteps in the distance and wonder what direction they'll come from. I would still consider Mass Effect to have scarier moments and that was not a scary game. Still, there's potential for that to improve.


Final Thoughts:

At the end of the day I wouldn't have high hopes for this game, it has taken the developers a very long time to come as far as they have and they have much much farther to go if they want to achieve the "AAA indie" game they keep talking about. In my experience, a game that takes forever to develop is most likely a game that will never deliver on the promises it has made, or it will be ripped off and done better and faster by somebody else.
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115 of 162 people (71%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
The game that aliens colonial marines never was.

this game is insane, at first it appears to be the standard fps senario where your invincible and you fight off a stupid amount of enemies. if thats want you want from this game then your going to get a suprise because this game is so freaking scary. i completed alien isolation, and yes that was very scary, but this so much more terrifying 10/10
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77 of 102 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Early Access Review
Am I the only person who gets the crap scared out of me by those damn robots?
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55 of 69 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
762.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Early Access Review
"When is the next update?"
"Next update."
~ ZPS.Bozar (the community manager) answering my question.

Alright, now for an actually correct review.

This game first of all is in Early access, as you may have noticed already. Surely some of you might think "Oh great, it's another one of those sh*tty games where people are only begging for money, instant downvote." okay, no, it's not as bad as it sounds, in fact, the game is quite decent even though it's a Unity engine based game, and I don't blame them for using such an engine, knowing how they got bankrupt a few years back. So far I will only say the game is in decent condition, not that many gamebreaking bugs, some neat coop and gameplay experience, and it's filled with good people (except for me, I am the biggest ♥♥♥♥ of the game... probably), the community is mostly lively, and one of the devs (A.K.A. ZPS.Bozar (the community manager)) make Monday and Tuesday (possibly Wednesday even) community gatherings to keep the community updated with what's going on, what are the plans, when will be the next update coughnextupdatecough, and some off topic randomness with a couple of good laughs and shooting eachother in the faces, because hey, that's what the game is about.

Speaking of updates, yes, this game gets updated monthly as soon as possible, while almost 95% of the updates do get delayed due to some bugs and glitches that seem to pose a threat on what the gameplay might end up like (stuff like missing keycard spawns in which they don't spawn at all, waypoint breaks, AI errors, falling through stuff and so forth), personally, even though the devs do put up annoying delays which just make us wait a few additional weeks for a hyped update to come out... and thus likely crash a train labled "Hype train" full of innocent people who are only looking to see what the game has to offer. But still, the devs always do it for a good cause, they want to make the game as solid and stable as possible, whilst also give a few balancing tweaks to make sure that no one is overpowered in any way, so that's always an up. And besides, all the scripting and modelling and animating and map making is not as easy as it sounds for a small dev team, really.

But now, onto the fun stuff: The gameplay.

The gameplay is pretty solid, you are brought in with so far two guns (an SMG and an assault rifle, more are on the way, so give it a wait), at 7 PvP maps, all with a constant changing enviroment and increasingly good atmosphere, which will always keep you on your toes. Several singleplayer maps which can be played in coop on certain servers (more on that later on), and right now, a gamemode called Deadlock (before it was Deathmatches and Team Dominations, though these will also be brought back soon enough in the later update). Personally I like the Deadlock gamemode, it's an onslaught of an 8v8 (if you're lucky to get in a full server) where the two teams have to either capture all of the 7 points or eliminate the entire enemy opposition before they lose all the zones or get mauled by the enemy force. It's like Insurgency with Skirmish, capture a point to get your team back, although in this case, it respawns only one but (hopefully) useful teammate which has died before, which is always a good thing to do, because having the enemy outnumbered is a always an up for your team, although, just because they have only one last marine standing (or LMS for short, that, or "That guy who is gonna die and fail our squad because he has no idea what he's doing.") can always, and I mean ALWAYS, make a turn to the game where in the end it's YOUR team that gets outnumbered, and guess what, it wasn't because your team sucks, it's because the enemy team knows where to go first, where last, where the enemy might be, what point to cap, where to camp, and so forth, it's all basically tactics that bring this up, and that's the best part, there is always a way for something to go right or painfully and horribly wrong, and the game can easily be twisted by a single person's actions, wether was it a point capture or an enemy neutralization... or just smart corner camping, HELL, ANYTHING GOES BASICALLY. But mainly, it's the teamwork that keeps the team rolling, covering certain areas to prevent flanking, reviving dead teammates next to you (did I tell you that there is actually reviving in the game? Well, I tell you now, there is reviving in the game, use it dammit) to keep the odds against the enemy, and usually an accurate aim and some good reflexes will be able to get you out of the frying pan (and possibly into the fire if you're unlucky enough...), even though some people say it feels a bit like CoD coughgodieinafirecough and a bit like quake, well, I might have to agree there a bit, it does have a slight feeling to it, but never too much, as one going CoD style against the enemy will have him killed and his team to utter failiure (never underestimate the enemy, they can always appear smarter than they look). As for the AI of the game... weellllll... let's just say they still have a lot to improve with their robots, since they're buggy as hell (running into walls, shooting at people's feet, staring at the sky for no apparent reason, did I mention running into walls?), but nonetheless always fun to play against on harder difficulties (Realistic is the highest difficulty, just so you know, and I recommend that difficutly to be palyed at all games and times), beacuse it will always give you more of a reason to use cover and move around slower, because a few shots means death. So yeah. Speaking of dying, headshots are always instakills, so keep your head somewhere safe at all times... no, not underneath a bucket you baka. In the new update they introduced a stamina and accuracy system, which will obvously affect how you aim and such, so don't run around too much or you'll be hitting everything but your target, plus, you'll be moving with the speed of a snail if you drain out completely, you have been warned.

But what are the singleplayer/coop games like?

Well, so far there are 2 campaign mission, The Neurogen incident and Starcrown aerospace, which are both pretty good, even though Neurogen is a little bigger and darker, which is always good, while Starcrown is basically "Take that keycard to open that door so you can get a keycard to open that door so you can then pick up the intel thingy that looks like a keycard so you can open the evac zone and spawn tons of annoying robots which will blow your head off in a split of a second." ... That could've been better said, but sadly, I am being honest here. The Starcrown map is basically taking keycards to open doors like all the time... Still it does give the option to go through several enterances (Front door (my favorite), a side enterance at the left (which somehow looks more like a lobby...), a giant hangar door at the back, and a very convenient fence opening on the left storage area) which does give a little more variety to what ways you want to do this, always an up, even though in the end you end up Rambo-ing out to the evac zones with your friends, nevertheless a good laugh of constantly getting shot at. There are also several other coop maps, 2 Elimination maps (Mainline and Stronghold) in which you have to kill all the robots to win, 2 Survival maps (Colony and Operations) where you have to turn the power back on (CONTRADICTION + SPOILER ALERT: You actually end up turning the power off, not on, if you get the idea), and avoid getting killed by all the robots, and lastly an Escape map, in which you gotta get topside by doing some simple objectives.

Welp, looks like I'm running out of space to type stuff, so I'm just gonna conclude this with a "Must have!". I would've typed in so much more if I had space, sadly, Steam hates me. :C

Buy this game, buy the spearhead edition, support the devs, and I get a cookie. C:
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
Please note: In the interest of transparency, this was originally a negative review. I was unhappy with the game and it's progress and could not in good conscience recommend it at one time. However, the devs have lived up to their promises and the new review reflects all their hard work and a game that, IMO, lives up to it's price point on what it has to offer.

I must say I have been pleasantly surprised by IM's creators. They have recently churned out quite a bit of content for all modes and it's enough to give the non-deathmatch loving supporters something else to do. The shooting mechanics are improved with stealth aspects to the game, solo is very difficult and Co-Op a challenge worth playing. Better be in top form or you won't make it.

Don't get me wrong, IM still is missing a ton of content, most notably the actual sharks, but they've produced enough content they should be given the benefit of the doubt that it's coming. v If you own this and walked away, dust it off and try again.

If you don't own it just know IM is a twitch shooter with tons of potential and great backstory/atmosphere. The developers seem very involved with the community and have been producing lots of updates in the last year or so. I recommend trying it when comes into your price range.
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116 of 175 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Early Access Review
I can see my feet. 10/10
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70 of 99 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
I have been wanting to play this game since that first trailer released around 2006 and now that i finally got my hands on it I can see that it delivered everything I could ever want except for that cool mech and those muscle sharks. I was 10 when the first trailer was released, I am now 18 still waiting for this game to officially be released.

PROS:
+Nice tactical gameplay
+Great immersive atmosphere and looks amazing for a game running on unity
+ Has this Ghost Recon feel to it (the good ones)
CONS:
- NO MUSCLE SHARKS (as of yet)
- RUNS LIKE DOOKIE WHEN IN OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENTS (ranging from 21fps-60fps your experience may vary)
- Its hard to tell if stealth even works in this game since enemies tend to notice you wether you use a silencer or not
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Early Access Review
-Starts game
-no explanation or whatever, game starts
-wandering around aimlessly
-saw a big door and starts looking for a switch
-turned around and BAMM! a ♥♥♥♥ing robot was sprinting at me
-sprayed bullets like a blind man in an earthquake but killed it and nearly had a heart attack
-turns back to look for switch
-another robot was already beside me
-skipped a heart beat
-died from 2 punches

Overrall: The best early access HORROR THRILLER FPS game i've ever played
10\10 would get heart attacked again
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