Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments. Support for online multiplayer game modes is in beta testing but is not available in the Steam Early Access game currently.
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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 16 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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Notice: Online multiplayer support for Gang Beasts is in beta testing but is not in the Early Access game currently.

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July 3

Information on the end of the Gang Beasts Online Multiplayer Beta and the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ build



For the past two months we have been working with Coatsink to iterate on the networking scheme and game content for the Gang Beasts online beta, in parallel to this work we have been collaborating with SuperGenius to scope and implement the game mode and character customisation systems for the game.

The next stage is to merge the online support and stage optimisations from the online beta with the ‘unstable’ branch and then integrate the Character Customisation, Character Colour, and Game Mode systems.

The rest of this post is a series of paragraphs with current information and summaries on what progress has been made to date on content for the game.

Online Beta

The online beta has been in testing for approx. two months and has been played or pre-loaded by ~60,000 players from 133 countries to date, the work on the network refactor has been committed to the Gang Beasts master branch and we have moved to merging the online multiplayer beta with 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ beta (for release later this month).

0.4.0 ‘unstable’

We currently expect to finish the work to merge online multiplayer support into the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha in July (for reference the current 0.3.4 ‘unstable’ alpha build will replace the current 0.3.1 default build on Steam when the 0.4.0 is published).

Online Beta Keys

We have postponed removing the Gang Beasts online beta signup page at http://beef.city/beta until Monday 4 July 2016 at 11:59pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) to give owners of Gang Beasts on Early Access additional time to requests keys before the signup page is removed. For reference there is no selection process for participating in the online beta and participants are not expected to promote the game, stream, or record gameplay (for information and signup instructions for the online beta please see the post at http://beef.city/u_0-3-4 or the pinned thread at http://beef.city/key_info).

Key Issues

Key requests made before 1 July 2016 have been sent out, if you made a request for a key or keys before this date and have not been sent keys, please populate and submit the form at http://beef.city/key_issue with your information for support.

For reference the first batch of keys for the online beta expired recently and a second smaller batch with an incompatible release state were added to the distribute() system in error, these keys can be activated in the Steam client but the ‘Gang Beasts Online Beta’ title will not become available in the Steam Library. A number of the keys sent out on Friday evening and Saturday morning were from the second batch, if you received keys with the wrong release state please forward the email you received with the incorrect keys to support@boneloaf.co to get replacements.

Entitlement Issues

For online beta participants with the false ‘Failed. Entitlement’ issue, this issue has been patched in the 0.0.8 online beta build released last week.

Character System

Work on the character customisation and character colour systems is close to finished but we don’t currently expect to be able to include them in the 0.4.0 build but should have a version that is sufficiently stable for testing in the weeks after the 0.4.0 build is published.

Game and Gang modes

Work on the game modes system is also close to finished but can’t be fully implemented until the full Character Customisation system has been tested in game.

Stages

We have been working with Bruce Slater (a technical artist at Ruce) to build and optimise the stages for the full version of the game and expect to have some of this work in Early Access builds of the game soon.

Private Servers

Support for hosting private servers is planned but not supported in the online beta currently as we have to limit the number of server types at this stage of testing.

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April 29

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.3.4 “unstable” build and participation information on the Gang Beasts Online Multiplayer Beta

Information on participating in the Gang Beasts Online Multiplayer Beta

The signup process for participating in the Gang Beasts online multiplayer beta is open.

To manage the distribution of Steam keys for the online beta we are using the distribute() build distribution service from Vlambeer, distribute() is designed for the distribution of keys to press (please ignore Press references when submitting key requests).

Please note that the initial online multiplayer beta only supports Windows operating systems and is currently limited to three stages ('grind', 'subway', and 'trucks'), the next batch of stages that are being optimised for inclusion in the online multiplayer are 'buoy', 'gymnasium', 'ring', and 'elevators'.

The process for submitting a key requests for the Gang Beasts online multiplayer beta through distribute() has five stages, the process is:

Open the URL http://beef.city/beta in a browser

In the ‘Log in with your e-mail address:’ section (outlined with a red box in the screen capture immediately below this sentence) enter the email address you want the beta key(s) to be sent to



Check the email account you submitted for an email from noreply@dodistribute.com with the subject line “distribute() | Confirm your request” and follow the instructions for confirming the request.

To confirm the request paste the 16 character code from the last sentence of the email in to text field labelled ‘Code:’ (outlined with a red box in the screen capture immediately below this sentence) and left click on the ‘confirm request’ button or left click on the long URL on the second to last line of the email.



Please note the maximum number of keys that can be approved per request is four.

Confirming the request will open the main distribute() key request page, from this page specify the number of keys you want to request and select the ‘PC (Steam)’ setting (outlined with a red box in the screen capture below).

Ignore the 'Login with Twitch or Google (YouTube)' section unless you are a YouTube / Twitch content maker and want to associate your YouTube / Twitch account with your key submission.

In the ‘Or add your own publishing platform:’ section enter a your Steam username in ’Name:’ text field (outlined with a yellow box in the third screen capture at the end of this post) and left click the ‘request’ button to submit the request.



Please note that the online multiplayer beta keys will be sent out in batches, the first batches of keys will be sent out by email from next week with subsequent batches of keys being sent out more frequently as server capacity scales.

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.3.4 “unstable” build

Please note there is no "stable" alpha build released with this post

The list of modifications and fixes made in the 0.3.3 "unstable" alpha build are:
  • fixed a number of missing/corrupt navMeshes
  • fixed an issue that could prevent front and rear sliding states from triggering
  • fixed an issue that made characters stay in the ‘headbutt’ state when headbutting
  • fixed an issue relating to AI not identifying a navMesh agent
  • fixed an issue with spawned AI entering kill volumes
  • fixed an issue with the water system that rendered water with zero polygons on specific systems
  • modified enemy / object targeting hierarchies to prioritise objects in front of targeted characters
  • modified stamina to reduce at a slower rate when characters are moving
  • modified the climbing system to make climbing less difficult
  • modified the colour palette on the ‘trucks’ stage
  • modified the dropkick and diving states to use a minimal assistive targeting (to make targeting enemies / objects with dropkicks and diving less erratic)
Information on switching to / from "stable" and “unstable” branches

To download the ‘unstable’ branch on Steam right-click on the ‘Gang Beasts’ game name on the Steam library page and select 'Properties' from the window that opens, from this window select the 'BETAS' tab and 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 forces the selected build to download to the Steam client (replacing the previously selected build).

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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

Online Beta

Support for online multiplayer game modes is in beta testing but is not available in the Steam Early Access game currently. Please read the About This Game section for information.

About This Game

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

Support for online multiplayer game modes is in beta testing but is not available in the Steam Early Access game currently. Please read the Steam post at http://beef.city/key_info for information and instructions for getting keys for the online beta.

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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Dual Core Intel
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux (Most Linux distributions should work)
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
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Mostly Positive (5,027 reviews)
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SenorLazare
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
This game is honestly hilarious to play. But gets boring on computer, since I can't get anyone else to play with. Does anyone know how to play online in a PC? I can only play solo...! :C But overall, HILARIOUS AND I RECCOMMED IT TO FAMILIES :D
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The Canadian Tree
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
perfect once online is added because i have no frinds near me but it is still great
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Phelan_W
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
You don't have a multiplayer mode, i tought there would be a multiplayer mode, but it turns out there is only a waves and a co-op mode. I don't have anyone here to play with and the waves mode is really bad since if you get knocked out once (wich is unbelievably easy) you're dead. I have never gotten further then round 5 and even then, if it would be easier, it would be very boring because it's constantly the same thing over and over again. Do NOT buy this game if you don't have anybody with you to play with.
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BBgaming
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
How to play gang beasts:

1. Call your friend
2. Realize you don't have any friends.
3. Walk around to find some friends.
4. Ask them to come over.
5. Start gang Beasts
6. Mess around with the game setup
7. Go into some random map.
8. Do the Button mash
9. Press random numbers
10. You accidentally spawned a huge buff guy and he throws you off the map.
11. Congrats! You now know how to play gang beasts
go, now...










The game is awesome, just get it already.
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mixturebill
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
Incredibly fun local multiplayer game... Everytime I get together with my friends they request to play this game. If you're looking for something to play with friends, then I would recommend checking this out. Don't expect super tight controls... however the sloppy physics is what adds a lot of fun to the game. Just battling to get your character to do what you want is half the fun!
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Jack Thompson
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
me likey
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Fed Da Dragon
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
This is broken. Every time I would get killed in the game. It would say "gang beasts.exe has stopped working" something needs to be fixed.
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ariallen08
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
how do i play gangbeast online with friends?
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Dr.Megaman
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
i cant figure out how to get to online
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Buggati B
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
Awesome game!
I play this in college between classes with friends and itès an epic party game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
235 of 245 people (96%) found this review helpful
295 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
I probably will not get a chance to play this again because my son cried when I power-slammed him onto a conveyor belt and he rolled helplessly into a pool of lava.

No pubbie tears are sweeter than my own flesh and blood's.
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146 of 167 people (87%) found this review helpful
173 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
How to Enjoy Gang Beasts
1) Have IRL Friends
2) Get Controllers
3) Form a pact with one of your friends to secretly help push other people into ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t
4) Yell at Each other, break pacts and smash your friend into the wheels of a truck
5) Get Arrested for murder and spend 20 years in a maximum security prison
6) Join a gang and shiv someone to stay safe in prison using the skills of gang warfare the game taught you
7) Leave prison a reformed member of soicety
8) Go back to play gang beasts
9) Realise Multiplayer still hasn't been added
10) Give a conflicted Positive Review
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87 of 102 people (85%) found this review helpful
125 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5
Review for gang beasts online beta multiplayer

Someone falls into grinder
I come to the rescue fast as possible
I grab him and lift him up
Accidently throw him into another grinder
10/10 Would become a hero again


I crouch to avoid incoming signs
A dude comes
He tries to knock me off
He falls
But i grab him
He gets hit by a sign somehow
He gets blown out of existance
I still hold his dismembered hand
10/10 Would never let go jack again


Someone punches me
I fly up in the air
I get blown out of existance
10/10 Would be rekt again


I play a game with a friend
His twin brother grabs him
Takes him down with him
He dies
10/10 Would witness weird ♥♥♥♥ again


I play another game with a friend
This time we work together
I tell him to bend over
He does
I start to sniff his butt then start to thrust his booty as hard as possible
The fox witnesses it
He freaks the hell out
10/10 Would freak people out again


I play a match with a diffirent friend this time
We're Karma Squad
Someone punches us
We wreck him up
Throw him into the railing
He gets hit by a train
10/10 Would karma again


I play a match with a friend again
Round starts
We beat people up
Suddenly friend's body starts to blow out of existance
He flies up in the air like if he was possessed
He gets knocked out
Lands in a grinder perfectly
10/10 Would witness my friend get wrecked by god again.


Match starts
I try to kick people
I find my prey
I chase him
I charge him
I miss him
Get hit by a train as soon as i miss
10/10 Would question my aim again


Match starts
I try to kick people again
I hit someone
My leg blows out of existance
But it hits everyone in the face
Everyone dies and blows out of existance
Only yellow guy survives
10/10 Would have my leg be possessed by satan again


Match has started (match starts was getting too ♥♥♥♥ing repeative.)
I Immediately charge someone as soon as the round starts
He doges my attack
I slip and fly right into a grinder
10/10 Would slip on a railing again

Round starts
A mean guy comes
Punches me
I don't do anything execpt running away from him
He tries to punch me again
He falls into a railing track
I still try to rescue him
10/10 Would rescue again

Round has begun
I hold tab and see player names
I see an intiresting name
''Kill Nıggers''
He punches my ♥♥♥
Tries to throw me into a grinder
I have ninja skills
I get out of the grinder
But he wrecks me up
Then throws me in.
10/10 Would have my ♥♥♥ kicked by a scrub again


TL;DR
This is the defination of a funny game.
Funny and fun,if you buy this game,you won't regret it.
Even if you don't have friends there's a wave mode just for ya.
8 to spawn an enemy ai
9 to spawn a big enemy dude
So yeah,you can have fun on all maps you want.
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57 of 83 people (69%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 14
Before I played:
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   レ ノ   ヽ_つ
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`ノ )  Lノ
After I played:
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/ |  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ⌒(ゝ._,ノ
/ ノ⌒7⌒ヽーく  \ /
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   `ヽ `ー-'_人`ーノ
    丶  ̄ _人'彡)
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
A game with easy controls,
but sometimes hard to face your objects to attack.
No special skills,
fair to all players.
It only have two modes,
waves and survival,
and I'm looking forward to play online versus!
By the way, the characters are all very cute!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
107.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 16
About 20% (or lower) of the community are people that can wait for an update...

... the rest is stupid or inpatient people.

(lol)

Aside from the community, this is a very fun game.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
A lot of fun at parties and with friends. Definiteley needs Online Multiplayer though. Only Local at the moment.

Really fun. Worth it.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
This game is so much fun. Cant imagine how fun it is when I get the online key.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
My experience online. I was play the map trucks and I grabed the truck by the side . I ended up some how throwing the truck flying and it exploded. Then everyone respawn on the road just rolling and soon fell through the map. We just sat there and nothing happened athter that.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 18
My jump key died when I landed on the tracks in Subway.

10/10 would watch Jelly Baby being hit by train again.
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