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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
46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
92 products in account
8 reviews
13.0 hrs on record
Syder arcade is a 2d shmup side scroller with stunning graphics and music. This game creates a sense of nostalgia and it has over 20 different retro graphic flavors to choose from. This is an old school love letter and every shmup fun should try it.

Pros: old school flavor, fast paced, nice modern 2.5d visuals, various graphic options ranging from Amiga to C64, survival mode is addicting and fun, 3 space ships to choose from which feel different and unique, music tracks are excellent, No bugs or glitches experienced after 9 hrs of gameplay. Difficulty is just right and challenging (not very easy but also not very hard like some Japanese shmups). You can also choose between 4 difficulty settings.

Cons: very short with only 6 levels. You will need approx 2 hrs to complete the game It could have use more enemy variation, more bosses and more environments.

PS:Developers support and show love for their game, they talk in (steam) forums with users and they also promised more free content in the future.

Final score: 08/10 (if you have any interest in shmups you should definitely try it) Demo is also available for download at the developers webpage
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
212 products in account
21 reviews
22.1 hrs on record
Retro side (and sometimes top down) scroller at it's best! It's fast, lots of enemies, bigger intelligent enemies, 3D backgrounds, Amiga like music, computer voice, dozens of graphic modes (e.g. C64 or Amiga HAM mode) from earliest homecomputer to current modern graphics. Great!
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
945 products in account
19 reviews
22.2 hrs on record
Syder Arcade is a holy matrimony of old-school arcade aesthetics bursting with modern bullet-hell flare. Easing right into the hands of arcade connoisseurs, the game's layout resembles something akin to the classic, Defender, but with the pulse-pounding reflexes and challenge you would expect from a Treasure or Cave shmup such as Ikaruga or Progear.
The difficulty keeps you on the edge at all times, inviting arcade cabinet veterans to feel right at home while still managing the accessibility to always be just within reach of the newest, most curious shmup fan. In the end, the biggest challenge is stopping yourself from going for that "one last highscore!" again and again.
Posted: October 25th, 2013
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
764 products in account
107 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
Syder Arcade is probably the best indie sidescrolling shooter out there or even the best one to come out in recente years considering not many have. Syder Arcade lets you choose from various ships and each one differs from the others by having more or less armour and more or less speed along with each one having a different attack and special attack. This game has also one really cool thing, which is, it lets you pick a different shader or filter (I don't know what to call it) which makes the game look modern with really good looking graphics or with graphics from the Commodore and Amiga era, I found this to be a really neat plus since you can play the game with various different "eyes" if you can call it that. Syder Arcade features a campaign of around 6 missions (can't exactly remember) and a survival mode which puts you against endless waves of enemies competing for the highest score. Syder Arcade has also one really special gameplay mechanic, which I believe is the first time used in a game like this, that is the ability to flip or ship to face the opposite side which lets you avoid projectiles and flee from enemies more easily and even getting better lines of "sight" to shoot the enemies. The gameplay relies on your basic attack which can be upgraded with different pickups and a special attack which takes time to charge or charges faster by picking up certain pickups and you also start each level with 3 lives. The campaign is easily beatable taking about 3 to four hours but I think that the incentive to keep people playing this title is the online leaderboard system which makes you compete for the highest place on the leaderboards according to your final score, this is probably more "intense" on the survival mode. Overall, Syder Arcade is an amazing sidescrolling shooter made by a small indie dev team from Italy and they totally deserve your time and money because they've made such an amazing game. Do recommend!
Posted: December 24th, 2013
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
279 products in account
4 reviews
12.7 hrs on record
Arcade action with amiga like soundtrack! Must buy if you like this sort of genre!
Posted: October 24th, 2013
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