Pulstar is a fast paced arcade game that brings back the basic of its genre. No nonsense, just kill as long as you can to gain the highest score as possible! This concept gives Pulstar the challenge and high replay value real fans of this genre need!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (38 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 11, 2014
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July 24

Pulstar receives update and is now available for Linux!

Greetings Pulstar community,

today we present to you the first update for Pulstar, here's a quick rundown of the update highlights:

  • ADDED LINUX SUPPORT (YEAH)
  • multiplayer has been tweaked, making it a lot harder than before
  • fixed the multiplayer achievement issues
  • +10 point value pick up now increases with the correct amount (corresponding with the one as told in the "how to play" screen)
  • fixed text spacing in GUI
  • added right button on the controller as an extra button to enable Pulsetime.

Let us know what you think and as always feel free to provide us with feedback for the next update.

Thanks!

Frans, Heleen, Mendel and Shan – the Pulstar team

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June 11

Pulstar is out now with a launch discount of 20%!

Finally, we are proud to let you know that Pulstar is available on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/280460

To celebrate this fantastic event, Pulstar is 20% off for the next 7 days.

We hope you'll enjoy playing Pulstar as much as we've enjoyed developing it! If you have anything to ask or to share, feel free to do so in the discussion section of our Community Hub!

Cheers from Frans, Heleen, Mendel and Shan - the Pulstar team

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About This Game

Pulstar is a fast paced arcade game that brings back the basic of its genre. No nonsense, just kill as long as you can to gain the highest score as possible! This concept gives Pulstar the challenge and high replay value real fans of this genre need!

Pulstar also has a local co-op multiplayer, which means you can team up with your buddy to dominate the world rankings!

Key features:
- easy to play, hard to master concept
- build up audio and visual experience as you kill more
- activate Pulsetime to slow down the time around you
- local co-op multiplayer
- battle against the world with online leaderboards (single and multiplayer)
- dual analogue control support
- including Steam achievements and Steam gamecards
- available for Windows, Mac and Linux

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz, or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel I3 or ADM equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel i3 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel i3 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
46 of 62 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I personally really enjoyed this game, it brings back old arcade games like Geometry Wars in its own unique way. The game has a very benefical concept of easy to learn, but hard to master, which I really liked. Check out my video for more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibmBOoWwo4M
Posted: June 9
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Pulstar is an addicting "shooter" with amazing graphics with an interesting art style. It features special abiilities, unique enemies, and room for complicated playstyles. This is not a game you will play all the time, but find yourself playing while waiting for updates, friends to come online, and during short breaks between games. The sounds get repetitive, but the soundtrack is decent. It has a tiny almost obsolete story, but being the arcade game it is, it really doesn't need one. This game is simple, but in an overall good way, but it has it's complexities, mostly those of which you will find in it's playstyles. It is well priced for the game it is. Overall, this game mixes phenomenal lighting, graphics, and difficulty into one of the most addicting arcade-like shooters to date.
-8.5/10 would buy for $5 and under.
Posted: June 14
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
A twin-stick shooter a la Geometry Wars. Enemies can be a bit hard to see agains the dark blue background, but that's part of the challenge. Simple game, and cheap to boot.
Posted: June 11
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
It's fun to play, if you're into speedy, addicting games!
Posted: June 12
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Enjoyed very much! Download it today and already have 5 hours! Simple and very fun. I personally love to play between my league of legend games.
Posted: June 12
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