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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August 5

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.4.1 “unstable” build

The list of modifications and fixes made in the 0.4.1 "unstable" alpha build are:

  • fixed Yogscast Charity DLC costumes
  • fixed an issue with characters not spawning randomly
  • fixed an issue with the placeholder loading screen not dismissing when joining a game as a spectator
  • modified the default game mode to 3 round wins (to win the stage)
  • modified the game architecture to improve stability
  • modified the placeholder loading screen to show the keyboard input reference if mouse inputs are used to start the game
  • modified the spectating system to spectate until the the current stage ends (spectating players join the game when the current stage ends)
  • modified the master server to prepare support for additional server geographies (in Asia Pacific, Europe, India, and South America)
Please note there is no "stable" alpha build release with this post (the next stable release will be published when more optimisations and fixes have been made to the 0.4.x builds).

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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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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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
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WATson
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Absolutly hilarious game. Amazingly funny physics, this game will make you laugh 'till your stomach hurts. Only problem with it currently is that there is no online multi-player, only local. So if you live out in the middle of nowhere, this game wont be too fun for you. But i believe they are Beta-testing online functions, so that wont be too much of a problem in the future.
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molleeklass
6.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
I wannaplay with other people but idk how BUT the game is fun and i just noowgot it XD
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Ayyyoooo
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Why is this still in early access?
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Daddy_Devito
8.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
10/10 Would rp as trashman again
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ArmedDarkly
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Game has been in development for more then 3 years and still doesnt have private servers and a decent multiplayer? ya.... looks fun on youtube and everything but i think thats all its got, expected to play with friends, nope
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Porkchop70
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
After watching and playing this with friends in the past, I was really looking forward to getting this to play with my friends at school, now none of the fun features work anymore and at this point the game is just to see who gets killed by glitches first. Knock out is non existent, and punching in general is broken I can't even interact with the environment and punch the cables holding the elevators anymore, also as far as I can tell 8 player is no longer possible. I want to love this game but removing all the features of the game made it not worth the time. Maybe the developers will get their ♥♥♥♥ together soon and make it playable but until then save your money.
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Papa John
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
A lack of tomato base and the crust was too thin
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Depressed Elf
18.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
I like wrastling.
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CarterAcceptMyInvitePleaseBan
6.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
I nearly climbed the train.
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Spicy Curry
6.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
I got this game so I can play with friends I forgot I had no friends 10/10 would play gangbeasts solo again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 28 people (100%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Bought the game
Let my kids play first
Tried beating my daughter at it
Got beaten down by my daughter
Daughter laughs at me

10/10

In seriousness, fun game with other people. Really enjoyed it.

https://youtu.be/6Pzb-cIQ93Q
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63 of 86 people (73%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Product received for free
Can't tell if this is porn or not
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Since last year, me and my room mates have enjoyed drinking and playing this game together. The last update however, made the game significantly less fun. It was so bad, that we actually put the game down after only fifteen minutes. This is the shortest that we have ever played the game. All in all, the latest update is a very large step backward.

The first of my three biggest complains, is that that knockouts are totally broken. You can't knock people out anymore. If you hear the *crack* sound when you knock someone out, they're back up within a second. This takes all the fun out of watching helplessly as someone clumsily tries to throw you over a railing. It's almost impossible to even throw someone out now in the wrestling ring arena now. The only way we were able to get someone out, was when the game glitched, and the person trying to pick up someone knocked out flew into the air.

The second, is that the climbing mechanics are practically nonexistant. A large portion of the game's appeal to me and my room mates, was trying to grab onto someone climbing a wall, and pulling them off. The new climbing is awful. We used to be able to scale the wall in the train arena to avoid being hit by the train, but you can't even get that high anymore. Even worse, if you try to continue to climb after running out of "climbing stamina", you slide back down the wall. On a similar note, it appears that the grip strength has been reduced as well. This has also been very frustrating.

The third issue, is that the lives no longer appear on screen anymore. It turns out that if you hit the back button, you can see them, but that's extremely inconvenient.

As much as it pains me, I can't recommend this game until the developers have either fixed these issues, or rolled back to the previous version. This really is a great game, and the developers have been on top of updating it and adding new levels. I would still reccomend this game, but I hope that this negative vote is enough to get the attention of the developers.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Friends come over to play games.
I buy gang beasts because I've heard it's fun.
Game turns out to be hilariously awesome.
Friends refuse to go home.
House is now a nerd commune.
FML
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Up unti lthe last patch, the game had some glitches, but was fun to play on local co-op. Some changes were made, and now it is difficult to knock someone out, and when they are knocked out, they regain consciousness so quickly that it is almost impossible to lift and drop them.

In it's current state, playing a 4-Player Local co-op has lost its appeal. The number of lives remaining is no longer shown on screen, and each round takes much too long due to the 'knock out' changes.

I will change my vote to 'recommended' again if the mechanics are fixed or adjusted for the better.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
29.1 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
Very fun game to play with a group of friends. Since its only early access, I can see (and hope) that they add a lot of more modes and content.

The survival mode is pretty fun, but needs more levels and a boss or something like that to keep it interesting.

However, the price of $20 is kind of high for my taste. I would prefer for it to go lower. So if you have lots of friends over all the time, its worth every penny, else, wait for it to go on sale.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
This game is very fun and crazy. I recommend yes for this game.When play this sometimes my character giggles. At first i was like what is this, But now i love this game so much. I dont know if any of my friends play this but if they dont they should try this out!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
I LOVE this game it's just GREAT! other than the unstable build (which I hope so much they put an anti-lag setting in)
this game is full of luaghs nomatter how depressed you are, it will instantly cheer you up and make you happy! but yes, i would VERY MUCH recomend this game to anyone who knows how to use a controller or even a keyboard, heh well if you do get this game I am sure you will fall in love with it right then and there. (Dear Boneloaf, I would very much like you to add an anti-lag setting because i am on a laptop and the old version worked fine! (with all the settings down) but now in the unstable build i can't make the game run normally even with all the settings set to low. so i hope you read this, from Sean.)
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16 of 29 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
New update ruined headbutting with fights down to who gets the lucky first knockout, and the glorious giggles were removed. Several good maps were removed or completely changed and made smaller. You can no longer preview colors and costumes and with some costumes (mainly the fat ones) being nearly impossible to knockout. Climbing was almost completely removed making hilarious situations no longer possible. The wave fight mode was removed for no reason as well as the knockout sound so you can't tell if you've been knocked out. So all in all I am going to get a refund because this isn't the game I paid for. YOU ♥♥♥♥ING COC!
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