Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,039 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are making Gang Beasts available through Steam Early Access to fund development of the full game and build a community that is directly involved in informing and supporting the production of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have not set a release date for the full version of Gang Beasts, we plan to make new content, stages, character body shapes and sizes, and game modes for each Early Access release, we will review significant updates and plan for a specific full release date when the number of stages, character types, game modes, character customisations, and other content to be included in the game is finished.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full game will play similarly to the Early Access versions but with a full character customisation system, new stages and environments, additional character body shapes and sizes, a single player and 2 to 4 player co-op story mode (with multistage sub-boss and end boss fights), complex AI enemies, numerous game and tournament modes, and various mini-games to play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of the game is a local multiplayer game with limited support for solo play (a full single player and 2 to 4 player co-op story mode is planned), there are 8 playable stages in the current version with support for 2 - 8 player gang fights.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access price is the same price we plan for the full game (excluding discounts and promotions).”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want the Early Access community to inform the development of the game, specifically we want to have ongoing dialogues with the community about the game to help us identify and prioritise the key features, content, and modifications that need to be added or made and to make sure Gang Beasts as fun as it can be.”
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July 3

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.2.5b "unstable" alpha build

The 0.2.5b build released with this post is a bug fix patch for the recent 0.2.5 "unstable" alpha build, and the audio issue introduced in the 0.2.5a build.

The list of modifications and fixes made in this build is:

  • fixed an issue that made audio play +20db louder that maximum if volume was set to 100%
  • fixed stability issue when objects are spawned inside or collide with the support cables on the "elevator" stage (cables now snap instead of becoming erratic)
  • modified colliders on the handles of the elevator roof hatch to allow players to pass them (without stopping)
  • fixed audio samples on the "buoy", "elevators", "grind", "subway", "trucks", and "wheel" stage that could play when audio is muted
  • modified the doors of the "chute" stage to stop characters from passing through them
Information on switching to / from "stable" and 'unstable' branches

To download 'unstable' alpha build of Gang Beasts right-click on the game name on the Steam library page and select 'Properties' from the dialogue window that opens, from this window select the 'BETAS' tab then the 'unstable' option from the dropdown menu (the menu labelled 'Select the beta you would like to opt into:' (to revert back to the last 'stable' branch select 'NONE- Opt out of all beta programs' from the same menu).

For reference switching between 'unstable' and 'stable' branches of the game can force the selected build to download to the Steam client.

Gang Beasts is an Early Access game that is currently in uninterrupted development, the 0.1.x and 0.2.x builds have bugs, partially implemented gameplay content and mechanics (please see the Steam Early Access FAQ at http://store.steampowered.com/earlyaccessfaq for more information).

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June 27

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.2.5a "unstable" alpha build

The 0.2.5a build released with this post is a bug fix patch for the recent 0.2.5 "unstable" alpha build, the list of modifications and fixes made in this build is:

  • fixed an issue that allowed characters and objects to fall through the front of the stage on the “break” game mode prototype
  • fixed an issue that failed to modify the master, interface, vocal, physics, and ambiance volumes when set in the audio menu
  • fixed an issue that made the “incinerator” stage not selectable from the “versus" menu
  • fixed an issue with removing characters that fall from the elevators in the “elevators" stage (manifested as a terrifying partially formed aberration materialising in space (skinned meshes and body parts randomly twitching and stretching)
  • fixed an issue with the extrude meat paster fails to despawn on the "chute" stage
  • fixed issues with Kigurumi characters with non-standard head constructions fail to consistently trigger head-butts
  • modified AI to update search references when not spawned on a navmesh (AI should be less erratic, and can move between navmeshes is specific contexts)
  • modified navmesh for the "buoy” stage to support AI movement
  • modified navmesh for the "chute” stage to support AI movement
  • modified navmesh for the “gondola” stage to support AI movement
  • modified navmesh for the “towers” to support AI movement
  • modified navmesh for the “trucks” stage to support AI movement
  • modified stage selection UI to immediately disable the random mode when selected (previous selection is restored)
  • modified the gondola support axels on the “wheel” stage

    Information on switching to / from 'stable' and 'unstable' branches

    To download 'unstable' alpha build of Gang Beasts right-click on the game name on the Steam library page and select 'Properties' from the dialogue window that opens, from this window select the 'BETAS' tab then the 'unstable' option from the dropdown menu (the menu labelled 'Select the beta you would like to opt into:' (to revert back to the last 'stable' branch select 'NONE- Opt out of all beta programs' from the same menu).

    For reference switching between 'unstable' and 'stable' branches of the game can force the selected build to download to the Steam client.

    Gang Beasts is an Early Access game that is currently in uninterrupted development, the 0.1.x and 0.2.x builds have bugs, partially implemented gameplay content and mechanics (please see the Steam Early Access FAQ at http://store.steampowered.com/earlyaccessfaq for more information).

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Reviews

“I once had a persistent pugilist clutching my eyeball as she hung over the edge of a fatal drop, refusing to relinquish the ocular grip and admit defeat.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Gang Beasts is a brilliant, drunken multiplayer brawler.”
Eurogamer

“Gang Beasts – probably the funniest fighting game ever made”
Guardian Online

About This Game

Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.

Watch in horror and amusement as gangs of floppy antagonists grab, push, pull, and shove their enemies from permanently suspended window-cleaning scaffolds, unattended ferris wheels, and commercial haulage trucks.

Gasp with shock and delight at the spectacle of stupidly pugnacious thugs punching, kicking, and throwing their foes into unspecified hazardous machinery, flaming incinerator pits, and the paths of moving trains.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Dual Core Intel
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux (Most Linux distributions should work)
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Early Access Review
this game is amazing trust me

dont buy if you dont have friends to play with
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Early Access Review
EARLY ACCESS REVIEW
0.2.5b build

Gang Beasts is at its best as a novelty party game. With the right group of friends this physics-based jelly people wrestling is a blast. Check out some videos of it on youtube. If you laugh your head off and are desperate to play it with friends then get it. The fighting is brilliant, and experimenting with all the different combinations of wobbly break dance fighting will earn some big laughs, and plenty of happy shouting when you throw your mate into the grinder and watch him attempt a fruitless escape.

Its a bit content-light right now, but there is plenty of fun to be had, and there is loads of stuff on the way.

On to the negative. Its not a game with a great deal of replay value unless you can organise three player matches.
Single player gets boring quickly after you've seen all there is to see. You will get a lot of laughs, and certain levels will have earned a soft spot in your heart, but right now there isn't much to do past the first 45 minutes of play.

Presumably, this replay factor will improve once story mode and more game modes are implemented, but right now its not a game solo fighters will want to spend $20 on.

However if you have a couple of mates keen to play this with you then get on board. At 40% off its a blast and well worth the money. It even has the potential to replace Smash Bros as your go to fighting game with friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Early Access Review
This game is so fun for parties. If you like to invite people over just to play games, then this game's for you. 10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
love it
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397 of 454 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
Needs online multiplayer.
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