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 (293 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
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Probably one of the best little score attack games out there. Easy to pick up on, extremely hard to master.
The whole point of the game is to shoot colored pills and get as much score as possible, comes with unlockable power ups.
Game is really visually pleasing, vivid colors and a great (but sadly, short) soundtrack.
Definetely worth picking up.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
NEON
PILLS
MUSIC THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER ON ADDERALL—
NO LONGER MUST YOU GO TO A HORRIBLE RAVE FOR THESE THINGS.

Intake is an arcade game you'd find in The Sprawl, played by razorgirls and sweet cyperspace cowboys.

8/10, would overdose again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Very fun and 'addicting' game. To be honest, I don't understand why I don't see more people playing it. Great soundtrack, visuals, and gameplay.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Madness.

Insane, fun madness.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
In case your dealer is busy, this game should take your mind off drugs until he calls back.
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