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Steam Marines is a squad based Roguelike set on a steampunk spaceship. It features tactical play focused on positioning and careful use of resources. Built to keep you on your toes as you progress through the decks of your besieged ship while clearing enemies and trying to reach each level's elevator.
Release Date: Sep 4, 2013
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What the developers say:

“Steam Marines is currently in alpha! While the game is unfinished there is a beginning, middle, and end. With New Game Plus and three difficulty modes, the game is intended to be challenging but balanced. Death is your reward for mistakes.

In the coming months on approach to beta I hope to fully implement Space Weather, an Alien ship encounter, make deck progress/selection have different effects and rewards, and deepen each marine class! I also plan on implementing the fourth difficulty mode for the truly masochistic.”
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v0.8.6a - Gunship boss, modding capabilites, and more!

February 24th, 2014

This builds brings some big changes and a ton of bugfixes in preparation for beta.

The files data.mod and dialogue.mod expose in-game data for enterprising modders. Profiling tools were added to the console, and you can now opt-in to send Steam Marines play data to a server for tweaking/balance reasons (no private data sent; opt-in only!) This may also pave the way for a leaderboard or other online components.

Also, PEWPEW!

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v0.8.5a - Engineer class, Brainien deck boss, Perk System, and more!

January 29th, 2014

Marines get a new class to help them kick nasty robots and aliens off their ship - the Engineer. Submachine gun? Check. Hacking consoles and PDAs? Check. High tech looting? Check check check.

The new perk system is available upon Squad Creation. Extra Laser Sight damage. Bonus enemy spotting experience. More Hulk Suit flamethrower carnage. You'll need it for the new Medical Deck boss... the Brainien.

Full changelogs are on the discussion forums!

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Reviews

“Steam Marines is a dark and compelling game, which will force you to learn to play the hard way and make you deeply regret every mistake you make.”
8/10 – The Indie Hut

“There are a lot of tactics. It's such a brutal game and it makes it even more brutal that you didn't realize how brutal it is when you start. Then you realize you died because you made one, literally one, wrong move.”
N/A – Indie Games AAA

“Players must control their Steam Marines and try to get as far as possible through the ship’s elaborate, procedurally-generated levels. When I say “try”, I really do mean it.”
N/A – The Wargamer

About the Game

Steam Marines is a squad based Roguelike set on a steampunk spaceship. It features tactical play focused on positioning and careful use of resources. Built to keep you on your toes as you progress through the decks of your besieged ship while clearing enemies and trying to reach each level's elevator.


Permadeath
Build your marines up into long range or up close death machines, but don't expect any mercy. Death is permanent and fallen marines are gone forever. Finding survivors not guaranteed.

Turn and Squad Based Gameplay
Command up to four marines, each with their own gear, talents, and Action Points. Positioning is critical - even a lone enemy can be lethal! Sight and snipe or funnel enemies into a choke point and blow them up!
  • Five marine classes - long range death, shotgun knockback, grenade launchers, all to help the squad
  • Four ranks for promotion and talent tree access
  • Five perks to further differentiate each marine
  • Exoskeleton suits stripped from the hulks of dead enemies - flamethrowers and face punching
  • Deck bosses that will challenge you but do not negate the tactics you have learned (no "immunities"!)

Procedural Generation
The steampunk spaceship is composed of multiple decks you must progress through. Different environments and creatures await, and you'll never know for sure what lies beyond the next corner.
  • Five human ship decks with a sixth Alien Deck to be implemented
  • Procedural decks with destructible walls, high/low ground, and tactical variations
  • Randomized weapons, armor, and enemy units

Score, Difficulty, and New Game Plus
Get rated on your overall performance. Manage to fight your way past 25 levels of mayhem? New Game Plus offers fresh challenges. Currently three levels of difficulty and a to-be-implemented harder mode for the truly masochistic!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher.
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 32 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher.
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    • Additional Notes: Widescreen monitor resolution

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 32 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    • Additional Notes: Widescreen monitor resolution
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