Intake is the new retro-futuristic drugstep arcade shooter from Cipher Prime. In this polychromatic love child of Dr. Mario and Ikaruga, you battle a never-ending barrage of pills, pushing your skill and reflexes to the limit to avoid a lethal dosage.
User reviews: Very Positive (252 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013

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“I don't think a video game has ever made me worry my computer was going to explode before I played Intake.”
Penny Arcade Report

“100% undiluted, pulse-pounding fun.”
5/5 – Mash Those Buttons

Just Updated

Make way for the MAYDAY launch and update!

Coinciding with the release of Intake on iOS we've pushed a brand new update to Intake on Steam! It includes a handful of gameplay tweaks, some new features, and some bug fixes!

  • Gameplay: Challenge levels during regular gameplay and pro mode now appear at intervals of five levels.
  • Gameplay: Flashbangs appear starting at level five.
  • Gameplay: Removed the game over level bonus from appearing in level one.
  • Gameplay: Challenge Modes are now 25 levels longs.
  • Feature: "No Nonsense Mode" turns off level up shield transitions and the bonus level, so you can get more playtime faster.
  • Feature: Gartnervision is a toggleable visual effect for the letterboxes. No effect on gameplay, it's just sexy.
  • Feature: Tweet button to tweet your score.
  • Bug fix: The rank badge display in Challenge Mode always shows the proper rank.
  • Bug fix: Shortened transition timing across the board.
  • Bug fix: Streamlined some loading times.
  • Bug Fix: Improved loading performance.

Because of the dramatic changes to gameplay, we're clearing the leaderboards.

Enjoy!

About This Game

Intake is the new retro-futuristic drugstep arcade shooter from Cipher Prime. In this polychromatic love child of Dr. Mario and Ikaruga, you battle a never-ending barrage of pills, pushing your skill and reflexes to the limit to avoid a lethal dosage. Blast and combo your way through an epic cascade of audiovisual mayhem so intoxicating it comes with its own warning label.

FEATURES

  • Classic Arcade Shooter: From its aspect ratio to its fast-paced game play, Intake is directly inspired by classic arcade shooters and SHMUPs with just a hint of FPS love.
  • Achievements: Over 70 finely tuned achievements that will teach even the most hardcore player new tricks. These are not your typical progress-only achievements.
  • High Scoreboard and Game Stats: Keep track of your high scores and decimate your friends.
  • Challenge Modes: Acceleration, Minefield, Reaction, and Flood modes will challenge every aspect of how you play.
  • Gameplay Changing Features: Grab vitamins while you play and trade them in for intense game upgrades. You can even turn the game into a SHMUP if you show your skills.
  • Dubstep Soundtrack: Infinite wubs. Classy ones.
  • Colorblind Modes: Intake offers colorblind modes for players with deuteranopia, protanopia, and tritanopia.
  • Full Steam Support

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or Later
    • Processor: 2.2 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600M or better
    • Hard Drive: 450 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend some great headphones or a nice speaker set.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 Lion or Later
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600M or better
    • Hard Drive: 450 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend some great headphones or a nice speaker set.
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
do you like challenge game ?
do you like smash game ?
do you like aim game ?

well , this is you will see in this game
there are 4 challenges mod aren't unlock untill you play more in normal mod

if you play in normal mod challenges mod will come at lvl( 10 , 15 , 20, 25, 30) seems like this
and you have to practice at challenge mod once u unlock them , also you can start from lvl ( 25 , 50 , 75)

and try to beat your score and buy everything in the drugstore to let game be easy !! :)
Peace!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Neon colors. Dubstep. Pills. Flashes. Bangs. Booms. Coin-up look and feel. Excellent game.


Intake it's a rare gem, every single part of it in harmony with the rest, making this game an instant thumbs up. Gameplay is excellent, either you use keyboard or mouse: simple controls for quick, non-stop action. Graphics are sharp and bright colored and the interface is, for a lack of a better word in my limited vocabulary, classy. Sound effects are great and contribute to generate a really immersive experience.

And the game's soundtrack it's glorious, making the game unique and memorable. The coin-up theme it's another plus, even more if you used to play arcade machines with the level of addictiveness and replayability that this game has. Let me tell it on more concrete terms: this game it's a good purchase for ten bucks (even if you can get it for one).

That's high praise coming from me. Well done Cipher Prime, I hope you keep making awesome games in the future.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This Game is like bomberman for atari console,, ON STEROIDS... It Rocks! Totaly .......

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=314702156
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Pro - Shoot up a bunch of pills without overdosing while listening to dubstep, excellent premise
Con - If I'm popping all these pills, I'm going to need more than five tracks to listen to
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Warning - this game may cause epileptic fits. Intake is a fast-pace shooter esque game in which you click pills before they reach the bottom. Sounds simple, but when they're flashing everywhere and shooting down to the bottom, Intake's gameplay becomes intense and highly rewarding when you complete a set of levels. The soundtrack, while limited to only 5 songs, is interchangable and add to the fast-paced, heartrate increasing gameplay.

Intake is certainly worth the miniscule price for hours of intense gameplay. It gets an 8/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This and One Finger Death Punch satisfy my need for frantic and addictive gameplay. Unlocks adds longevity, but even so, the gameplay doesn't get old.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Definetly a fun and addicting game! But seriously getting hit by a challenge on level 10 means that newbies like me tend to get stomped half the time and have shorter runs. Getting past that the music and visuals are nice and suit the theme.

6/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Intake is bananas. I’m not even sure what genre to clump it into. I think the best way to understand what the game is would be to just watch the video on the steam store page. Gameplay wise, this is one of those titles you leave installed forever but only play in short bursts for 15 minutes here and there. I absolutely love it and I love the music and chaos, but if you’re not into what you see in the video, then don’t bother trying out the full game. What you see is all you get.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Do you like to click? Do you like to smash that click button till your finger bleeds? This is the game for you! PS... You might want to smash the keyboard to!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
A really good game. It has the feel of a old arcade game, but plays and looks like a pc game using the mouse and other buttons. It's high paced and has high speed music to accomodate it, and as things speed up it gets more hectic. it's a very rewarding game with a nicely balanced out difficulty but an easy learning curve. It comes relatively cheap, so i would definatly say its definitely a good addition to your steam library.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Intake is...Im not sure what to call it. I mean, what do you call a game in which you have to continuously right click your mouse to switch between colors so that when you shoot pills that are the same color as your mouse you get points for them and they help you level up while loud dubstep music plays in the background so that if someone was jumping up and down next to you you wouldn't notice them and you continue to save up your money so that you can buy upgrades in game with the points you save up that give you more colors or music or awesome powerups which make you just want to play this game until your eyes melt out of your skull?

I think you call it awesome.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
The music is a gem, the gameplay is fast paced and I suck at it.

It is worth buying because: "Intake: You're worth it!"

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I saw the "winners don't do drugs" banner at the start and thought it was funny ( i had no idea what the game was about) I started playing and couldnt help but laugh.
Anyways the game is solid for what they are going for not really my style of game but style for the kinda game it is, it's a solid game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Awesome game! Good graphics and music
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Absolutely insane dexterity game. Hair splittingly difficult. It's good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Be aggressive
be be agressive
b-e a-gg-r-e-ss-i-v-e
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Great game with trippy colors!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
This is like one of those ridiculously addictive flash games from back in the day, but with enough work and skill in it that its worth paying actual money for.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Game is brilliant! I were looking for fast paced, reflex game, and i get exactly what ive expected! Game is really challenging!

10 out of 10!

Get it now on https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I don't know what to say, save that this game is INSANELY AWESOMELY FUN, not to mention addicting. Sure, it could get quite repetitive after a while, but it can provide huge amounts of fun for short periods of time. Just don't play till you're burnt out, and you should be fine.
Get it for $1 @ www.humblebundle.com/weekly , til 11/27.
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