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.
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Overall:
Very Positive (326 reviews) - 92% of the 326 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend some great headphones or a nice speaker set.
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
"Pills here!"
© Louis (Left 4 Dead)

Intake - it's a real arcade video coin-op simulator.
You must to destroy drugs, falling from above, to gain maximum points and combos.
Color of pills should match the color of the environment
(you can't control the first, but the second one can be changed)
If the pill will reach the bottom of the screen, you will die of overdose
(but it's in the case, when you don't have time to change the color of environment)

Story, atmosphere:
ᅠ+ You can immerse yourself in a real acid trip without taking drugs.
ᅠ+ Pure old school

Graphic:
ᅠ+ High detail
ᅠ+ Bright, stylish, amazing
ᅠ+ 3 quality modes (Rep Rally / Dance Party / Sparkle)
ᅠ+ Interactive background

Gameplay:
ᅠ+ Easy and genius (all intuitive)
ᅠ+ System of leveling (11 multi-stage unlockable improvements)
ᅠ+ Additional tests (5 modes of play)
ᅠ+ Colossal re-playability
ᅠ+ Excellent training to react, speed and accuracy
ᅠ+/- Hardcore

Settings:
ᅠ+ Scoreboard
ᅠ+ Personal stats page
ᅠ+ Steam Achievements (there are in-game progress bar, it's made very convenient and beautiful)
ᅠ+ Twitter support (you can share your achievements for others)
ᅠ+ 4 Colorblind Settings (for people with different types of color perception)
ᅠ+ Only 2 key binds (allows to many people with disabilities enjoy the game)
ᅠ- The eyes may get tired quickly (frequent and abrupt color changes)
ᅠ- It's unlikely, but some people can get epileptic fit (light flashes)

Sound:
ᅠ+ Cool musical design (different genres of songs treated in dubstep style)
ᅠ+ Interactivity (music responds to the actions of the user, changing the tempo and volume
ᅠᅠdepending on the situation)

ᅠ- 5 track's only

Outcome:
Intake - a game that is literally able to develop drug dependence (virtual, of course)
If you are a fan of old school games, arcade video coin-op's, clickers - you just must to get acquainted with Intake.

9,7 / 10

PS: after reaching level 40 in this game, your reaction and accuracy will be godlike in shooters.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
You dont have to be a drug addict to be addicted to this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
82.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
  • Don't do drugs. This is better.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Its like osu but with drugs (´• ͜ʖ •`)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
It's fast, it's cool, it's addictive.
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