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 (1,006 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

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

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
33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Early Access Review
At first, I thought that this game wasn't really worth $20.00, but after playing it, I regret nothing!
I would love to see a skydiving level with random debris falling with the player.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Early Access Review
Fun game if you like tossing your friends into spinning blades, throwing them into fires, or watching them get hit by the subway train.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
80.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
This game should have online multi-player! THIS GAME IS AMAZING
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
Theres nothing better than punching a friend and dumping him in a blender :)
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
It would be great if It had Forever Alone compatablity. Still fun doe
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
Really nice game where you can kill your friends for fun and they will laugh !

it's a concept game, which is fun with 4 controllers on a TV (as a console ><). We need to know how to play before do a real fight party, but it's a very fun game !

You control the feet and fists of a guy, and you just need to take out (or kill) your friends, fists are independently controllable to hang a wall, a barrier or your friend ! they can push your hands up in the air, and do the dog which fells something ... The best in this game ? Taunt your friends when you are alone on the ring (you have to learn it too ><)

seems to be 8 players max (but I can't try)

Just buy it if you have real friends ! (no multiplayer over lan for the moment)
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
This Is The Definitve Perfect Fighting Game
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Early Access Review
GOOD GOD ITS A JELLY BABY WAR WHO WOULDNT WANT THIS!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
Oh ho boy, let me tell you something about Gang Beasts, man. This game is hilarious. Imagine you're drunk and you're standing on a table with a friend. You have to throw each other off without both falling down. Now, while you are doing this, other people are shifting the cloth you're standing on just to throw off your footing. That's what this game is: A drunken, physics-based brawler that puts everybody in a giggling mood. After a level is over and the new one loads up, everybody will go "Oh ♥♥♥♥..." because you are either on 2 moving trucks, a ferris wheel, gondolas, or a room with fans that suck you through a spiraling torment of laughter. Each level topping the last. It's a multiplayer only, just until a new update. The game's unfinished which means there's nowhere to go but up with this game. Fun, fun, fun. Plus it goes up to eight players, talk about madness.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Early Access Review
really cool game if you dont have friends!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
Like many people, I thought that $20 bucks was going to be pricey for this game. Honestly, it's the best $20 I have ever spent on a game. I'm also excited that the game is still in development, because every once in a while we get new levels, new features, and new options. It keeps getting better. In one play session, we had to stop playing because we all had headaches from laughing so hard.

10/10, would throw my friends into a fan again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Early Access Review
a drunk version of super smash bros

i recommend getting drunk while playing with friends xD
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Early Access Review
This is easily one of the most fun games to play, as long as you have a few friends over.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Early Access Review
THIS GAME IS AWESOME YOU CAN BE SANTA AND THROW A DINOSAUR INTO A PIT OF FIRE 8.7/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Early Access Review
Knock out pickup trow of a ledge best game ever 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
It's a fun game.
They should probably remove the multiplayer tag,
since it's currently limited to 1 pc per game(keep local multiplay though).


For whatever reason, none of the characters I use could punch to save their life.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Early Access Review
Needs Online Multiplayer! i recceomend if you want to beat the crap out of people
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
just excellent, id love if this game would be moddable :)
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Early Access Review
i like the game but how do you play multiplayer?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Early Access Review
i love this game. it has awesome parkour and combat. i love the ferriswheel map :). i cannot wait till they add more maps and Easter eggs. i really want them to add weapons like bats and crowbars. that would be cool. and also character customization would be epic. otherwise this is worth buying.
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