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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July 29

Information on the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha build and the end of the online beta



For the last month we have been working with Coatsink to implement online support in the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha build (published with this post). The information in this post summarise a number of the key differences between the 0.3.4 'unstable' and the 0.4.0 'unstable' builds.

The structure of the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha build has been significantly modified from the previous 0.3.4 'unstable' alpha build to include placeholder information screens and other planned content and some content is temporarily disabled, specifically the debug spawning commands, the ‘waves’ game mode, and the 'buoy', ‘chute’, ’containers’, and ’fans’ stages (this content needs additional work before it is restored).

In the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha build there are 4 online stages playable and 12 local stages, the online stages are:

  • grind
  • ring
  • trucks
  • subway
the local stages are:
  • billboards
  • blimp
  • elevators
  • girders
  • gondola
  • grind
  • incinerator
  • ring
  • subway
  • towers
  • trucks
  • wheel
The 'buoy', ‘chute’, ’containers’, and ’fans’ stages and the ‘waves’ game mode will be restored to ‘unstable’ builds in a coming build.

Downloading 'unstable' builds
The instructions for updating from 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.3.3, and 0.3.4 builds to the 0.4.0. 'unstable' alpha build are:
  • right-click on the Gang Beasts game name on the Steam library page
  • select “Properties” from the window that opens
  • from the Properties window select the “BETAS” tab and then the 'unstable' option from the dropdown menu
To revert to the default Early Access branch select 'NONE- Opt out of all beta programs' from the same dropdown menu.

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.

Default game mode
The default game mode in the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha has modified win logic for the default game mode (winning scenarios is currently set to 3 wins to test stage cycling) to let player play in all rounds, the old game logic will be restored in a coming build.

0.3.4 and 0.3.1
The 0.3.4 ‘unstable’ alpha build has replaced the previous default 0.3.1 alpha build, please move from the ‘unstable’ to the default branches to continue playing with the debug spawning commands, the ‘waves’ game mode, and the ‘chute’, ’containers’, and ’fans’ stages until this content can be restored to the ‘unstable’ branch.

Online Beta
The signup process for the online beta ended at the start of July, the online beta itself is scheduled to end and be removed from Steam on Friday 5 August 2016 at 23:59 GMT (as support for online game modes is now included in the 0.4.0 Steam Early Access ’unstable’ alpha build).

Private Servers
Support for hosting private servers will be released when the 0.4.0 build and server implementation has been tested and made stable in August.

Couch mode
Support for playing online with 1-4 local players (players on the same system) has been tested internally and will be added for testing in a coming build.

Linux Support
Currently there is no Linux version of the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha build, we plan to make a Linux build available in August.

Servers
Currently the 0.4.0 'unstable' alpha supports servers in the following geographies:
  • US East (N.Virginia)
  • US West (N. California)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • EU (Ireland)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
we will be working to add servers in the following geographies in August:
  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • South America (São Paulo)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)
Xinput
There is no setting to enable or disable Xinput support in the 0.4.0 ‘unstable’ alpha build currently (this will be restored in a patch release soon). For reference the 0.4.0 build shares preference settings with the 0.3.4 build and defaults to the current XInput setting used for the 0.3.4 build and some earlier builds (a temporary solution for enabling or disabling XInput support is to switch to the 0.3.4 build and use it to enable or disable XInput then revert to the 0.4.0 build).

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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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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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Caminator
( 27.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
This game used to be really fun. Me and my friends would have a great time playing it together.... But then something started to happen.... the developers starting coming out with updates, it seemed really great at first, as this game was being futher developed.... but overtime it has actually gotten worse. In this most recent update, the developers have taken out 4 maps, and a gamemode... everytime this game updates, it just seems to get worse. the menu has degraded severely, It keeps getting more and more retro, and now it is just a disgusting pile of blue garbage. The interface has gotten worse, the control input has gotten worse, I cannot recommend buying this game, as it just seems to be getting worse with each passing day... maybe when it is out of Early access (if that ever happens) it will be worth a buy.
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Ninja
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
This game is stupid...ly hilarious. everything about this game just screams stupidity. you got a bunch of worm like dudes, running around punching each other...and throwing them in front of trains is just more fun than shooting the same old zombie, or playing another competitive match. if you have the money, give it a try. it's SO worth it.
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Exper[T] ^^+skichampion
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
So U buy the game and U cant get at least the online beta, to play with your friends till the devs manage to get the multyplayer in the game.... nice game, funny game, but only with friends.

Devs: when someone buys gang beasts give him/her beta access for online beta......
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bUSHwEEd
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Funniest party game i've played. 4 player local brawling is hilarious.
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Dextrome
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Love it!
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Squiggoffski
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
I cried as I helplessly rolled into a pit of fire on a conveyer belt.

10/10
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Zackuro7
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
This game is fun if you have real life friend to play with..
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brianpierce
( 52.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
I loved this game until the new update came out... You cant knock eachother out. It sucks now.
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TheLastGamer
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
This game is really fun. I have a question and i hope you can answer it but, how do you get in developer mode. I can't find any youtube videos showing how to get in developer mode. Please answer :)
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|-ReiGnNoodles!-|
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
I like throwing people into grinders, water, freezing water, fire, higher areas, into trucks, and into industrial fans.
I hate saving people. So... always let go
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
126 of 148 people (85%) found this review helpful
182 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 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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93 of 148 people (63%) found this review helpful
151 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 14
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
6 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
Spawns in with zero knowledge of the controls
Runs away from bad guy throwing hands
Learns how to punch
Brawls with bad guy until I knock him outcold.
Learns how to pick up unconscious bad guy
Throws bad guy on to subway rails as he regains consciousness.
Watches proudly as bad guy is taken away by train.

This game is basically Teletubbies meets the Hunger Games.

10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
A good party game or something to kill time with friends
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
14 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
It is a fun game, but still buggy: sometimes it does not react to the controls in the menu anymore, at other times with charachter, which have a cape just get thrown out of the game, because of the physics etc.

If you want a finished game this is not the right one.

If you want to play locally with some friends and do not mind restarting the game here and there: buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
Such a ♥♥♥♥ing fun game to play with group of people locally.

Looking forward for the online to be released to put even more hours into this hilarious and amazing game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13
Have friends and want a good laugh? Just buy this game (some levels tend to crash, but you will work out which ones), outstanding for alpha!
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