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Killing zombies never gets old, but sometimes you just need a break. 

Get back to some serious old-school gaming with Syder Arcade! 
Syder Arcade is a love letter to Amiga games of the ‘90s, no coins, no upgrade grinding, just your tenacity and a motherload of alien invaders.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013
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Humble Bundle and update!

April 8th, 2014

We are excited to announce that Syder Arcade is now part of the 9th Humble Bundle for PC and Android! Paying above the average, you will get nine DRM free games for PC and Android. All the games in the bundle are available on Steam and you are free to choose how much you want to pay for all of them.

We also just released a small patch to fix some achievement bugs reported by the users. The patch includes:
- “Death Dealer III” and “Dodge This” achievements fix;
- Fixed a bug that was preventing some enemy waves to spawn in Shield Nebula and War Stories levels;
- Unepic “baby dragons” pods have now slightly less health;
- Overseer wraiths pods now fire orange bullets instead of white bullets;
- The Overseer has now a “cast” animation when firing its special weapon.

In the next few days, we will finally align Syder Arcade version on all the other platforms to the Steam release. We will release a bigger update that includes new content and fixes very soon, so follow us on Facebook, Twitter to know what’s coming next.

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Tweetfund a new playable starship!

January 22nd, 2014

Syder Arcade is 75% off for the rest of the week and what better occasion to announce a new community challenge? The rules are simple, the final prize is a big one: new in-game content! If this tweet will be retweeted at least 100 times before January 27th we will introduce in the next update a new spaceship.

You can find more information (and you can help us choose an awesome name for the ship) in the apposite thread!

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Reviews

“A chrome-plated supercharged gunship of a shmup, and I can see Syder Arcade remaining on my hard drive indefinitely.”
RGCD

“The developers have woven in a great sense of humour and an almost excessive amount of love.”
DarkZero

“Honestly, who isn’t a fan of some awesome side scrolling space shooter action? Syder Arcade…looks like it just might be the fix you’ve been waiting for.”
Greenlitgaming

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Feature List

  • Shooting. This is a no brainer
  • Dying. Also pretty hard not to do
  • 6 Campaign levels – all filled with space, guns and imminent death
  • 3 Survival mode level. Good luck
  • 2 opposite directions. 3 dimensions is for suckers
  • 4 player starships
  • 4 difficulty levels. That means trouble ahead
  • At least 3 huge capital ships and 1 giant bug-ship. Big is relative, but yeah its big
  • Skill-based badges to improve your high scores - remember when scores mattered? We do
  • Online leaderboards. Show off to your friends, while they’re still friends
  • 20 different retro graphic flavors. C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga HAM and many others – dibs on a cabinet version next!
  • 5 Tons of nostalgia and 16 of Old-School…with a pinch of salt
  • Amiga-style soundtrack makes the Caleco so jealous
  • Zombie free. We assume

Steam Big Picture

Steam Exclusive Offer

NEW SPECIAL Powerup: Unepic Baby Dragons
If you own both Unepic and Syder Arcade on Steam there's a special bonus! Having Unepic will transform some of your Syder Arcade pods (both drones and overseer wraiths) into cute, pixelated Baby Dragons. Don't let their size fool you...they're little rascals that shoot mean fireballs in space. With Syder Arcade, you'll unleash a WASP in the Unepic universe as a pet. Ouch!

Just Updated

New Playable Ship: The Overseer
New powerup: Drone Pods
New SPECIAL powerup: Unepic Baby Dragons
New challenge level: the Lighthouse
New challenge level: the ice canyon
New Achievement: in less than twelve parsecs
New Achievement: piracy is not the problem
New Achievement: you don’t have to be pretty to kick ass
Lots of changes and fixes!

Be sure to check out our official community group and forum for more details.

Thanks for the support!

About the Game

Killing zombies never gets old, but sometimes you just need a break.



Get back to some serious old-school gaming with Syder Arcade! 
Syder Arcade is a love letter to Amiga games of the ‘90s, no coins, no upgrade grinding, just your tenacity and a motherload of alien invaders. 



Syder Arcade is a free scrolling, multi directional shoot 'em up, an uncompromised old-school experience, furious, challenging, and straightforward. This game will bring you back in time, when bulky starships were cool and games were about player skill and swearing madly at your computer.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Pentium D, 3GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any sound card

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow leopard (10.6.x)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2, 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion (10.8.x)
    • Processor: Intel i5, 2.26GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Desktop up to date
    • Processor: Pentium D, 3GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu Desktop up to date
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
416 products in account
23 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
Great game!
Syder Arcade takes me back to my old days of MSX gaming in the 80's, when I used to play the Nemesis Saga games (Nemesis, Salamander, Gradius, and all of their sequels) with the MSX plugged to a color TV.

Syder Arcade does provide some of that feeling: the music is excellent, that sounds like the old 3-voices digitalized musics of the 80's arcades.

Another thing I liked is the default key controls: Z / X to shoot and arrow keys to move. For those who are unaware, the MSX keyboards had huge arrow keys, specially designed for games. I loved it!

However, there are some flaws.
1) It is not possible to leave the game in between phases, because the ESC key won't work until the game has started. So you are forced to go through the cut scenes between levels and wait until the game has started.

2) Unlike the games from the 80's, there are too many visual elements in the game and sometimes it is hard to tell between something that is "shootable" and something that isn't.

3) there are no hints or clues to what the difficulty levels are, since its names aren't very intuitive. Actually, there isn't a single hint in the menus!

4) There is too much story in the cut scenes. Sometimes I just want to get to business and start shooting. I don't care about the plot or the background story! I didn't care when I was 14, I won't care now!

Other than that and a few other minor flaws, it is a very nice game and I am very glad I got it. I've been acumulating hours on the game! I hightly recommend this game.

Posted: January 14th, 2014
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2,834 products in account
32 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
Syder Arcade is a blast to play.
It's basically a poormans "Resogun" on the ps4, which is getting rave reviews and for good reason.
Comparing the two the graphics are not quite as shiny but the gameplay is just as addictive.
Great soundtrack and controls are tight.

If you are currently sitting on the fence don't be.
Buy it today. Currently on a 75% sale and well worth the ticket price.
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,670 products in account
202 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
This is a fun simple side scrolling shoot em up game, works great with a controller, and the controls are easy to learn. This name sounds like it should be Spider Arcade, while not sure what a Syder is I guess Spider was taken. Looks great with HD visuals in 1920x1080. Shot game but fun and easy to pick up anytime because the controls are simple, only 6 missions but of those six none are garbage their all pretty awesome. Someone put effort into those levels, Id rather 6 short levels than 50 that are just kinda rinse repeat.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $5.99
Posted: July 2nd, 2014
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
210 products in account
32 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
Syder Arcade is one of the best shmups I've played!
I's old school at its best, but don't feel intimidated. There's a difficulty level for newcomers.
The leaderboards show your score compared to the world and to your friends list.
There's a lot of retro graphics to choose from if this appeal to you.
After you beat the campaign, there's survival modes to keep you occupied.
If you're thinking of trying shmups for the first time, this game is recommended.
Also, if you're looking for a challenge, this won't let you down.
Syder Arcade is fun and addictive!
Posted: January 21st, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
527 products in account
6 reviews
7.6 hrs on record
Nowadays, when shoot`em up games become awfully rare, Syder Arcade is like a fresh air.
To start with, it`s a vertical shooter with an interesting feature, ability to change the direction of your ship and roam through the whole level freely. Enemies appear on map, so you can plan your moves accordingly.There is no ship upgrading, just four completely different ships from the start offering several tactics. Graphic and effects look great and better than in most indie games, also backrounds of various planets and vast spaces are gorgeous, I even made a few desktop wallpapers. Sound is generally good and won`t dissapoint. Controls work great and responsive with gamepad.
Syder Arcade is short, however few survival levels and four difficulty levels add some length. Problems mostly come from technical side: it takes too long to restart a level, also too many easy ways to overcome challenges. Leaderboards are a mess too. For a shmup Syder Arcade definitely lacks interesting bosses, there are few, but they are similar to normal enemies and nowhere as interesting as the ones in R-Type.

Overall, It`s a good shmup, gorgeous graphical side, good controls and some diversity for both: shmup veteran and newbie.

ReDiR's rating: 8.4
Posted: July 7th, 2014
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