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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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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 25

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.4.2 “unstable” build

The list of modifications and fixes made in the 0.4.2 "unstable" alpha build are:

  • added a countdown timer to the local multiplayer character select screen to support canceling the session if other players did not submit to join the session (press the input mapped for ’duck/crawl’ to stop the countdown)
  • added geography filters for new servers in Frankfurt (EU), São Paulo (South America), Tokyo (Asia Pacific), Singapore (Asia Pacific), Seoul (Asia Pacific), and Mumbai (India)
  • modified geometry for 'gondola' for stage
  • modified Steam ID labels to use the selected character colour
  • modified the default online game mode to not despawn the characters of players that leave the server (neglected characters will idle but not decrement / increment score metrics if removed from the stage by other players)
  • modified the game camera to frame the last player on stage end
  • modified the input mapping screen to support the mapping of single inputs
  • modified the input reference screens with revised information
  • modified train tracks on ‘subway’ stage to render in front of the Steam ID labels
  • removed ‘Draw’ messaging on stage end for single player local games
  • removed background plane and Steam Avatars from Steam ID labels
  • removed debug input for immediately loading the next stage in the current sequence (in the current default game mode)
  • restored 8 player support for the current default local games mode (
  • restored menu setting to enable / disable Xinput support
  • restored the ‘containers’ and ‘chute’ stages for the current default local game mode
  • temporarily disabled invoking the input mapping screen from the in game menu

Please note there is no "stable" alpha build release with this post, the next stable release will be published when the 'buoy' and 'fans' stages have been restored to the default local game mode.

Online Support on Steam Early Access

Online gameplay in Gang Beasts is currently supported in the "unstable" alpha builds on Steam Early Access (support for online gameplay in the default Gang Beasts Early Access builds is scheduled for a later stage of development).

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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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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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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Sylen_T
25.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Pros: Just a damn good game overall, no more needs to be said.

Cons: The devs took out the climbing mechanic (which seemed to be a largely used strat) its just gone, you try to climb and you can get almost out of arms reach, and then you just slide down the wall onto the ground.
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Age is love Age is life
12.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
I would suggest this game to anyone who wants a laugh, the online mode is great, and if you have local availability, great. But as the online keeps getting more developed, this game could only get funnier. I would tell anyone, be prepared not to take this game seriously. You are going to have fun, and if you don't... well I'm sorry to hear that. This game brings smiles and laughs to me and my friends, and the only thing I would suggest before going online would be to change your keybindings if you are using a keyboard.
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Just_A_Byte
0.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Controls are terrible and I don't understand how other people are automatically good. I can't do anything. And I always lose connection.
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ZOMBEH MOOSE
9.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
You know that feeling when a friend trys to change some quirks about them selves and makes them self a little less fun to be around you stop hanging out ? That's this game, sure it had bugs before but it was fun, this last update changed what made this game enjoyable.

I hope the developers fix this. I miss the old gang beasts.
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Darth Asskick
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Funny game, but out for two years and no online feature? Buy it when there is an online feature, or price is significantly lower. I enjoyed beating the ♥♥♥♥ out of AI for twenty minutes, and then I just got bored.
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00
1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
I can't recommend this game until they fix this ridiculous spectator bug. I seriously am bewildered at how these other people are able to play when it doesn't matter how many servers I join or how many rounds I wait, I just stay in spectator mode.

Great game but way too buggy right now.
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Brandtorino
0.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
gg
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Bonzai
16.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Most amount of fun I've ever had with a video game. Easily the best game for local multiplayer
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Merkson
38.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Boneloaf is a genius company for making this.
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30phil1
2.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
RKO outta NOWHERE!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
52 of 57 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 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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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
20 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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68 of 95 people (72%) found this review helpful
80 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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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
35 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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23 of 28 people (82%) 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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17 of 26 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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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
This game has paid for itself a dozen times over with the joy it has brought to me and my sons. As a divorced dad, I cherish every moment I have to spend with them, especially those that are filled with red-faced hysterical laughter and next-day-recollections that make your cheeks hurt because you can't stop smiling.

10/10, would ROFLOL with my sons EVERY day if not for the court orders
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
I love it! But now the grabs are wierd... I hold down my grab buttons and my hands go insane and I go flying out of the map.
However, because of the local play fun I've had with my friends, I highly reccomend this game.

8.6/10
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