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 (1,222 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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December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

We have added a number of Christmas themed customisations (Christmas Jumpers, Baubles, and Santa, Christmas Pudding, and Reindeer outfits) and a new fracturing ice sheet level to the current Unity 4.6 build whilst the final work on the unity 5 port is being finalised and tested.

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.

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December 6, 2014

Information on the Gang Beasts 0.1.6 Build

This post has information on the coming 0.1.6 build.

We have solved the break force value issues identified in the last post but still have some stubborn tasks to finish and some testing to complete before the first Unity 5 version of Gang Beasts is released on Early Access, 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.

The work on the next release has prioritised moving Gang Beasts from the Unity 4.5 engine to Unity 5 but has also focused on removing or reducing annoyances associated with the limitations of the current control input implementation. The move to Unity 5 has meant a second significant reworking of the default character control scheme (as the PhysX 3.3 is much more exact than the system used for previous versions of the characters) but has given dramatically improved physics performance and improvements in general performance (this has temporarily slowed the development of the game but importantly gives much greater scope for interaction with physics objects).

At the same time as moving Gang Beasts from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5 we have also implemented Unity’s new Physically-based rendering (PBR) shaders and Global Illumination, we plan to share more information about these improvements in the coming weeks leading up to the release of the 0.1.6 build. 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.

To summarise the key technical work on the game is almost finished at which point we can start adding a glut of new content to the game, including new stages, new fighting moves, the new audio system, more character customisations, more character body types, sub-boss and boss fights, and additional game modes and environments.

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.

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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
26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
This is by far the best game I have played in the last 5 years. My throat hurts from laughing so hard!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.4 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
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Gang beasts lets you be in amazing outfits and BEAT THE LIVING ♥♥♥♥ OUT OF PEOPLE!!!!!
Dressed up as a christmas ornament and threw a guy into a grinder

10/10 would grind on again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Early Access Review
Like being butter? If so you should buy this game. Right now. I really mean it. BUY IT!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
Just wonderful. silly but great- the little claymation-like guys look great when thrown into a grinder, or being hit by a train, or falling off a ferris wheel, or thrown into a fire, etc. it is extremely fun to play, best to play with your friends, the only problem is that there is no online play- and i hope there will be! (fingers crossed since this is still early access)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Early Access Review
no multiplayer... no problem call your sister or your friends over and throw them into a grinder 10/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
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absolutely glorious
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Early Access Review
The funniest brawling game I've seen in ages. If you enjoy local play with your friends you shouldn't miss this one. Already highly enjoyable despite a few bugs and glitches that should be corrected with the final release. Maybe a bit pricey considering the actual content: only 10 different arenas and one game mode. I hope there will be a lot more once the game is finished. Still totally worth it if you have gamepads and friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
A great game, some levels can be laggy, but it's REALLY fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
1. Grinded into pieces
2. Fell into filmsy paneling
3. Got thrown into fire
4. Fell off of moving truck
5. Got crushed by dumpster
6. Exploded computer by spawning too many things
7. Killed all my friends
8. Got hit by train
9. Rode best friend off a cliff
Basically Smash Bros but limp
If this game was a potato it would be a good potato
11/10 Dumpsters
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Early Access Review
Quiet a bit of fun to be had yellig at your friend while throwing them off trucks.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
It needs to be mulitplayer and soon, but either then that it's pretty alright.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
I Love This Name. I Don't Really Need To Say More. It's Like Watching 4 Drunk Men Fighting Over A Sandwich.
All It Needs Is Online Muiltplayer To Take Half Of My Free Time. Add That And You Get A Perfect Score From Me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
INSANE FUN! Great engine simple, good old party play with friends and family local MUST BUY!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
fantastic! hilarious, needs the other features of the online version tho...
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482 of 566 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Gang Beasts is one the best local multiplayer experiences available, no question. I have played this countless hours leading up to this Early Access release and I am thorougly excited about the new features and goofiness that awaits.

There is something incredibly appealing about watching plasticine-looking somewhat drunk people punch each other in the face and throw each other into dangerous situations.

If you're having some friends over for a gathering, grab some controllers and play this gem. I have not heard this much screaming since the original Smash Brothers.

We will continue to make this our end of week game in our studio, good job Boneloaf. All the best. Looking forward to every moment that Gang Beasts has to offer.

*EDIT To clarify my 'countless hours' into the game. There has been an earlier copy available for months that I have been playing obsessively with work mates and friends. The Steam copy has lots of new features and tweaks that make it far superior to the old 0.0.1 - 0.0.3 version that were previously available.
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223 of 248 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Early Access Review
Needs online multiplayer for awesomeness.
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198 of 232 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Early Access Review
The one game where I can legally push my sister into a grinder

10/10
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201 of 237 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
Early Access Review
I heard about this game two days ago. That night I downloaded it. Today I bought it and had some friends over. It is hands down one of the best party/local multiplayer games I have ever played. We played for three hours straight, and we only stopped because they had to leave.

Highly recommended.
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