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 (1,980 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 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Early Access Review
A super fun game but a warning you do need friends and controllers
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Early Access Review
You get to beat the crap out of your friends what more could you want! 9/10

But seriously, I played this game at a booth at EVO 2015 and literally played it for a total of 3 hours one day. It was so fun! I was dissapointed at the fact that there was no online multiplayer but there is local so heads up! This game is Incredibly worth it but only if you have enough people (3-8) to make it fun! Also using the keyboard is awkward so have controllers for everyone!

Fixes I hope for: I think the big problems are that the camera is kinda funky at the start sometimes, and that its lame 1 punch can knock you out sometimes. For some reason I cant get a nice resolution to work for full screen on my 32 inch TV but that could just be me.
Also I think adding an optional mode with a timer would be nice. Incase that one pesky friend never lets go of the car!!

Things I like: the fact that you can climb with enough practice. (please dont take that out)

This game has so much potential so buy it now! I hope you guys bring the PS4 maps to PC and add more!
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351 of 399 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
Needs online multiplayer.
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138 of 150 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Early Access Review
Fun to play but I wish this' online
I have no friends :(
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201 of 242 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
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Friendship Destroyer Simulator 2015
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