Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.
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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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April 9

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.2.3 'unstable' alpha build

List of fixes / modifications in the 0.2.3 build
  • fixed camera smoothing issue when camera starts / stops tracking specific characters (or objects)
  • add Early Access / 'unstable' build warning and build number to game menu
  • modified sun direction to remove shadow acne on some levels
  • moved trains closer to platform to force train path to collide with players on or in proximity to train tracks
  • built navmeshes for 'containers', 'gondola', 'grind', 'incinerator', 'ring', and 'subway' stages
  • modified fourth wall in 'containers', 'gondola', 'grind', 'incinerator', 'ring', and 'subway' stages to ignore raycasts (to avoid conflicts with spawning objects / characters)
  • modified in-game UI to ignore raycasts (to avoid conflicts with spawning objects / characters)
  • moved the environment debug mode key from the ‘F12’ key to the 'backspace' key (to avoid conflicts with the Steam screenshot key)
We have also restored the mouse cursor debug spawning with 2 new objects and 2 spawnable forces:
  1. push volume
  2. pull volume
  3. small ball
  4. ball
  5. box
  6. dumpster
  7. boneloaf
  8. enemy AI
  9. large enemy AI
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 for more information).

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April 4

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.2.2 'unstable' alpha build

List of fixes / modifications in the 0.2.2 build
  • fixed a mouse input mapping issue*
  • added a transparent layer behind the custom input mapping modal window (to make it clear that the 'back' button is temporarily disabled during the current input mapping sequence)
  • lowered the kill volume in the ‘grind’ stage to make escaping less difficult
  • add height fog in 'grind’ stage
  • added grab targets to the side of the roof building and roof access structure in the ‘waves’ mode prototype (to support climbing on the structure and climbing back to the roof surface from a hanging posture)
  • renamed the label string for the game settings from ‘options’ to ‘settings’
  • modified the menu to return focus to the ’start’ menu item of the ‘prototype’ menu screen when exiting from the ‘prototype’ game mode
  • postponed smoothing function until after opening frame of stages passes (to track randomness of character spawning positions without irregular camera transitions)

* if mouse input mapping is still not possible after updating to the 0.2.2 build, please remove Gang Beasts from your Steam library and reinstall

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 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
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Early Access Review
Fun game. My nephews loved it. I laughed quite a bit. confusing as there are no controls definitions but also what makes it fun figuring out what to do. Make sure you have more than one player but even just 2 is fine.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
Best game to scream at your friends joyfully an hatefully at the same time 2015[:
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Early Access Review
I threw my brother off into the cold waters of Antartica, so he threw me into a pit of a fire.


Then we died together in a grinder.


10/10 would brutally throw him into grinder again.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
super fun i cant wait until it comes out of early access
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
Grabbed an ennemy by his balls and threw him off the truck
-9/11
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Early Access Review
Already fun, but it's just starting to take shape. Certainly a very promising party game with a fresh take on the genre. Given how early in development the game currently is, it's quite an achievement that it's already this entertaining.

Depending on the direction they take this, it could become anything from "fun for a lazy afternoon" to "the party game you and your friends have been unknowningly waiting for".

Given the current progress it could very well be the latter. But if it turns out to be the former, they'll have to drop the price for me to recommend it.
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268 of 300 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
Needs online multiplayer.
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105 of 111 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
Folks, I don't want to repeat a lot of what people have said on here. All I can say is, my 11 year old daughter and I have the most fun playing this game together. We are almost constantly laughing. The constant action and nearness to "danger" keep us on the edge of our seats, and we laugh all the way down.

I've seen in on a big screen in front of several hundred people, and I've played it on my home PC. It is just plain fun.
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214 of 269 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
Girlfriend threw me off a truck.. So I threw her off a roof.
But then I had noone to play with. :(

10/10 would throw again~~
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188 of 239 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Early Access Review
What i did when i just got the game a few minutes ago
1 went to find a cpu option
2 there wasnt a option for cpus
3 the game is multiplayer only
4 i have no friends
5 I feel a little upset downloading it with knowing you can only play with friends
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108 of 128 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
needs online multiplayer
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104 of 124 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Early Access Review
beat up your friends
note: requires friends to play
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92 of 107 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Early Access Review
Like many people, I thought that $20 bucks was going to be pricey for this game. Honestly, it's the best $20 I have ever spent on a game. I'm also excited that the game is still in development, because every once in a while we get new levels, new features, and new options. It keeps getting better. In one play session, we had to stop playing because we all had headaches from laughing so hard.

10/10, would throw my friends into a fan again.
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111 of 137 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
You play a drunken potato person, you beat up other drunken potato people.
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97 of 125 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Early Access Review
EARLY ACCESS REVIEW WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THAT TOPIC

Do i love this game? YES! It is hands down the funnest experience with friends i have ever had while gaming.
If you want some of the best local multiplayer druken brawling jello fighting gaming experience look no further, buy now.
(This game does not have online or lan multiplayer, only local, so dont get upset for buying it and not having it)
There isn't much to say about this game other than it is amazing, just watch a youtube play of it and you will instantly know if it is for you or not.

Not since super smash bros for the 64 have I stayed up so late into the night guffawing with friends. So it's simple, dont expect online, look up a youtube video, and decide if you like the idea. If you find your self laughing during any of it, you will find it hysterical among friends. Anybody I have shown this game to loves it. Even the people who profess hatred to any type of time consumption used by video games are dying of laughter when I get them to play this.

So thats that, on it's own merit as a standalone game right now it is amazing.

But... if you want to be a part of the development process called early access avoid entirely.

These developer have a nasty habit of not comunicating anything. And they only do so when they feel the torches and pitchforks rustling. I know according to early access policy devs can no longer make promises about content or delivery, but even before that policy change these devs followed through with nothing. Here is a list of promised or assurances since december that have fallen through.

"we expect the release to be this year but wanted to make a post to give information on the development road map for next year and information on our plans for sharing more frequent information about the development of the game following the Unity 5 release."- Dec, 6th 2014


That was last year, 4 months ago, never released.


"We have also taken on additional freelance support to help with some development and non-development tasks (support, press, events, merchandising, legal etc.) to minimise interruptions and give the time to fully engage with Early Access." - Dec, 6th 2014

I haven't seen a dev on the forums since october (correct me if you personally have) This is the biggest lie since there has been absolute zero communication with the community since then. Last I personally heard from a dev was 6 month ago when I submitted a bug about the mouse cursor during gameplay.
(and remember col. popcorn is not a dev even though he sounds affirmative like one)


"There will be limited new content in the 0.1.6 release (similar to previous releases) but his will be followed by more significant content updates starting from January next year, we have setup a development log at beefcity.info to share frequent update information and other general development content (pre-viz images, play testing footage, technology tests etc.), the key content from theses posts will also be shared in weekly posts on Steam."- Dec, 6th 2014


Didn't happen, that website is the same as it was when created 4 months ago, and no weekly updates on steam even once since then.


"We will continue to work on the Unity 5 port over the Christmas holiday to try to get it released as soon as we can."- Dec, 24th 2014


This sounds extremly similar to the update the just fell through for March 31st


"but we are now in a position to announce 31st March as the release date for the public build of the Unity 5 version of Gang Beasts (for reference the build number will be 0.2.0)." - Mar, 20th 2015

They skipped over update 1.6, it never happened. And as of April 1st still no updates as was promised.


"We will make additional posts with more specific information about the new game modes, stages, character moves, and other improvements coming in the 0.2.0 build before the March 31st release date." - Mar, 20th 2015


They never released any new infomation leading up to the update that still has yet to be released on the 1st of April.



Now again, I love this game and would recommend it whole heartedly with a thumbs up if it wasnt for the point that it was in early access. And because it is in Early Access I have to look at it that way. Don't say my review wasnt helpful just because you love this game and I gave it a thumbs down, because I love it too. If the devs were to release it now for 20 bucks as a finished product I would still love it, pay full price, and be perfectly content with what was supplied. It would be fully recommended by me and recieve a thumbs up.

But it's not fully released, and it is Early Access, so I will review it with that in mind, And as far as Early Access goes this game is broken, at least as far as how Early Access is supposed to work. The devs do not communicate, they break promises, and we are left in the dark. Over a 7 month period we have recieved a couple of costumes and 2 levels. and that was all within the first 4 months. Having bought this game on its release date in August I had hoped to be a part of the communication between the devs and the community. But that has ceased to exist.

It's not to say the devs are not working hard porting over Unity 5, because i know it has been done. But that was only after searching and scrounging for information from vauge places all over the web. But with early access, the devs have put up an iron curtain, nothing gets in, and nothing gets out. And after 7 months of dealing with it, it gets real old.

And bringing this all back to today, the latest release was supposed to be on March 31st. But that came and went and the only update about it on twitter has been that they wouldnt be able to reach that release window as promised, but that they would keep working on building the release. I know the update will eventually come out, but it sure feels like I'm in an manipulative relationship, being told one thing but constantly being delivered another.
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85 of 108 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Early Access Review
At first, I thought that this game wasn't really worth $20.00, but after playing it, I regret nothing!
I would love to see a skydiving level with random debris falling with the player.
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59 of 73 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
Awesome game. But would like some online play.
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53 of 64 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
Spent an hour throwing my wife
  • Into Giant meat grinders
  • Into Incinerators
  • Into Huge vents
  • In front of subways
  • In front of trucks
  • Down skyscrapers

11/10 would throw again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnS5gJ9KXXk
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48 of 57 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
Introduction
Gang Beasts is a local co-op party game published by Double Fine. As of now the game is in early access without a set date for a full release, but the devs have said they want to add more customizations, more maps, and more game modes. (Most of my cons should be fixed with a full release) Gang Beast is a fun comedic beat’em up that will have you and all of your friends laughing/ having a good time. Although this game is tons of fun now, I can’t deny that this game does not have very many stages, only one game mode, no online modes, and not very many customizing options, but looking through the devs plans for the future most of these problems will be fixed.
Pros

  • Tons of fun
  • Unique gameplay
  • Updates to come
  • Good ragdoll physics
  • Varied stages
  • Comedic


Cons

  • Not very many stages
  • Only one mode
  • Not very many customizations (besides costumes)


Conclusion

Gang Beasts is a blast of a game to play with friends, and you will have a great time, no doubt at all. Unfortunately, Gang Beasts is still far away from a full release. It still needs more stages, game modes, and online gameplay. I would completely recommend you to pick this up if you ever plan to have friends over. I’m sure you will have a blast.

-HiPFiRED


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53 of 70 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
I've barely played it... it's good, EXEPT its only local, so I waould enjoy it more if it had online or bots or whatever!
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