DubWars is a music game that combines the mechanics of a top-down shooter with the power of Dubstep and Electronic music. Your weapons are synced to the music creating times of intense weapon load outs and calm moments where your survival skills are tested.
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Very Positive (130 reviews) - 80% of the 130 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 19, 2016

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August 10

Bug Fixes - 8/10/16

We have made some updates and fixes to the game. Please let us know if any of your problems related to the issues below are still happening.

+ Improved controller support.
+ Restored achievement unlocking, your achievements should now fully sync to Steam. This includes already unlocked achievements.
+ Fixed the splash screen not showing logos on Mac and Linux.
+ Updates to internal SDKs for better performance.

If you have any issues please don't hesitate to contact our support team here: DubWars Support

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August 8

Steam Trading Cards Available Now!



Steam Trading Cards have been released for DubWars! Play now to collect official trading cards, badges, and Wubs!

Steam Trading Cards are virtual cards earned by playing games on Steam. Each card has unique graphics and is a true display of artwork! Sets of cards can then be turned into game badges and tradable Steam community items. Play any of the participating Trading Card games to get trading cards.

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Reviews

“This is a national treasure”
Penny Arcade

“Oone game really stood out and quickly provided long hours of play, lots of cheers……and head-bobbing. That game was DubWars.”
NerdFu

“If ever there was a game for EDM – it is DubWars”
5 Stars – Without the Sarcasm

Recommended

We recommend the use of a Steam Controller, Xbox controller, or PS4 controller when playing our game.

About This Game

DubWars is an action-packed arcade shooter that successfully combines music and gaming in a way never seen before. We've collaborated with incredible EDM and Dubstep artists to create a game that synchronizes the energetic music with fun and exciting gameplay. The music becomes your weapon as they fire in sync to the rhythm of the song, each beat firing a unique weapon. Listen to the bass, up beats, climax, and the drop of each song in order to progress through each level's difficulty. Analyze the risk and reward of collecting Wubs from destroyed enemies in order to upgrade, or just try to frantically survive the song!

  • 10 custom-built levels with amazing visuals and effects!
  • Discover and support both up-and-coming musicians and your favorite established artists!
  • Learn about the artists and where you can follow them, as well as download their other music
  • Progress through three difficulty modes by mastering the music and upgrading your ship
  • Complete objectives and Steam achievements, collect Trading Cards, and top the leaderboards!

Tracklist:


  • Omni - Urban Metaphor
  • Dubsective - Synergy
  • Spock - Break It Up
  • Minecraft Universe - Eclipse
  • Celldweller - Tough Guy (Tim Ismag Remix)
  • Varien - Metalworks
  • Minesweepa - Leviathan
  • Totally Sick - Distorted
  • Summer School - Choose Your Weapon
  • NGHTMRE - MTRD
  • James Egbert - Menu Music

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (512)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 260 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion
    • Processor: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 260 MB available space
    • Sound Card: High Definition Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Lion +
    • Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: High Definition Audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia k2000m
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: High Definition Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 Bit
    • Processor: 3.7 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 750ti
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: High Definition Audio
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (130 reviews)
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BulkModulus
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 13
Awesome idea for a asteroids-style shooter. Fun for a few solid hours of EDM blasting!
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GreySavant
16.6 hrs
Posted: August 12
*Recommended requirements: XBOX/PS4 controller.*

Without the controller, this game is amusing. With it, you can swim through sound. You can glide and celebrate beat drops with lasar lightshows. Not only is the base design fun, but each level has its unique enemies and weapon visuals. After each song, win or lose, you can upgrade your weapons to even more dazzling levels. If you have a controller, you can compete for top scores in classic arcade style. Without one, you can muddle through the intro levels. If I'm not being clear: use a controller. You can research online how to find the right drivers.
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Metakeyboard
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 10
It's a synesthesia fever dream that works exceedingly well as a video game.
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[TUF]
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 9
i5, gtx770, 8gb ddr3, Windows 10.

Price When Purchased: $2.00 CAD

5/10 Star

Pro:

+Graphics (Simple yet effective)
+Music is fun
+Active Dev.

Con:
-Awkward Screen Motion
-Odd lulls in music can leave you frustrated, not challenged, just mad
-All levels are locked. Its not casual friendly anymore.

For $2.00 it /was/ a good buy. Now its a challenging game that I am not interested in, but you might be. Dont pass it up, for the price you cant lose.

-=T=-

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Anakin558
13.4 hrs
Posted: August 9
weee i play a littlebit then i stop
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Voltz
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 7
Very Awesome game for those who love dubstep and playing games.
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Euphoria1
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 7
It was so hard to get a good score because I was so focused on all the dubstep and the AMAZING Chroma lighting effects on my keyboard. 10/10
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Jonny Storm
10.6 hrs
Posted: July 29
Keep calm and drop that bass! This game is so much fun to play! The graphics are stunning and super vivid, the music is incredible, the controls are super easy, and the concept of the game is one of a kind! I sit down to play a level or two for a couple minutes and end up playing for 2-3 hours.

The graphics for this game are very satisfying to say the least. The weapons are so well done, each beat shoots a different type of laser or missile. I learned pretty quick to use my 2 or 3 major beat drop weapons wisely!

The songs that make up the 10 levels are so enjoyable. I've heard each one at least a dozen times already and still love playing every song. Some are loud and crazy others are a little calmer and require some serious skills to survive with no guns firing but are all very well balanced.

I love the upgrade system, my weapons get better after every attempt at a song. The different difficulty settings make each play through even more challenging than the last! My favorite level so far I would have to say is Synergy, I can listen to that song and blow up enemies all day.

Overall a fantastic game! I recommend this to anyone who wants to play a really fun and challenging game especially if you love top down shooters or dub-step.
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A guy u know me
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 20
The game is not good whoud not recomend. they change the game when it was fine befor and it just makes it worse. The charters look like ♥♥♥♥ the animation looks like ♥♥♥♥. The game just dose not look or feel good. And now they added a upgrade system THAT DOSENT EVEN KEEP YOUR UPGRADES THROUGH OUT THE LEVELS YOU HAVE TO BUY NEW UPGRADES FOR EACH LEVEL. When the game came out it was fine the backgrounds were a little ify but i was fine the game felt good. and $20.00 is way to much for this game, this is barly a $5.00 game. THIS GAME HAS A COOL IDIA BUT IT JUST FEELS DULLL.
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Mr.Nigel117
1.7 hrs
Posted: July 20
This game is honestly quite awful. It'd make more sense if this game was a one dollar indie game that you see so often. I felt like I was playing a flash game. Don't be fooled by the screen shots and video that it teases. This game seems like it was rushed in like 30 min. If you want a fun rhythm game just get Osu! that game is even free.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Keep calm and drop that bass! This game is so much fun to play! The graphics are stunning and super vivid, the music is incredible, the controls are super easy, and the concept of the game is one of a kind! I sit down to play a level or two for a couple minutes and end up playing for 2-3 hours.

The graphics for this game are very satisfying to say the least. The weapons are so well done, each beat shoots a different type of laser or missile. I learned pretty quick to use my 2 or 3 major beat drop weapons wisely!

The songs that make up the 10 levels are so enjoyable. I've heard each one at least a dozen times already and still love playing every song. Some are loud and crazy others are a little calmer and require some serious skills to survive with no guns firing but are all very well balanced.

I love the upgrade system, my weapons get better after every attempt at a song. The different difficulty settings make each play through even more challenging than the last! My favorite level so far I would have to say is Synergy, I can listen to that song and blow up enemies all day.

Overall a fantastic game! I recommend this to anyone who wants to play a really fun and challenging game especially if you love top down shooters or dub-step.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
It was so hard to get a good score because I was so focused on all the dubstep and the AMAZING Chroma lighting effects on my keyboard. 10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Very Awesome game for those who love dubstep and playing games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
It's a synesthesia fever dream that works exceedingly well as a video game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
*Recommended requirements: XBOX/PS4 controller.*

Without the controller, this game is amusing. With it, you can swim through sound. You can glide and celebrate beat drops with lasar lightshows. Not only is the base design fun, but each level has its unique enemies and weapon visuals. After each song, win or lose, you can upgrade your weapons to even more dazzling levels. If you have a controller, you can compete for top scores in classic arcade style. Without one, you can muddle through the intro levels. If I'm not being clear: use a controller. You can research online how to find the right drivers.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Awesome idea for a asteroids-style shooter. Fun for a few solid hours of EDM blasting!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
i5, gtx770, 8gb ddr3, Windows 10.

Price When Purchased: $2.00 CAD

5/10 Star

Pro:

+Graphics (Simple yet effective)
+Music is fun
+Active Dev.

Con:
-Awkward Screen Motion
-Odd lulls in music can leave you frustrated, not challenged, just mad
-All levels are locked. Its not casual friendly anymore.

For $2.00 it /was/ a good buy. Now its a challenging game that I am not interested in, but you might be. Dont pass it up, for the price you cant lose.

-=T=-

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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
51 of 69 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 11, 2014
Man, I've never seen a more riveting game that DubWars. This was so fun to play, and the music and art style were perfect. It never felt too easy, and it never got to a point where it was so hard you wanted to quit. This game was the bomb!

Notice those key words; Was. Were. Past-Tense Verbs. For those of you that don't know, they had an update, and it SUCKS. The game is way too easy now, the difficulty/endless modes are gone, the game is incredibly buggy, and the art style is totaly different. And, most important, the lasers and weapons are different. That was the main reason I got this game; because it looked so cool. Now, I regret buying it. It isn't worth the price (which was a problem from the begining. $20 for a game in BETA? Really?). If they could do one thing to make this game better, it's this: CHANGE IT BACK. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
I've decided to review this game again after almost two years of having pretty much forgotten about it because I was approached by a moderator who requested that I reconsider my opinion. A big thanks to that moderator for being responsible and not resorting to bribes and petty bans, unlike many other developers.

Anyway, here goes. The game has definitely changed a lot since its early access days from two years ago. My initial view was that I would not be recommending this game, and unfortunately that still has not changed.

The game is definitely more polished, with more features that add replay value and a progression system that is mostly appropriate for this kind of a game, but the negatives outweigh the positives.

Pros and Cons post-release 7/19/16

+Progression system in which you have to meet some requirements to unlock higher levels of difficulty and to get access to the next song
+Upgrades for your loadout/health
+Crosshair is easy to follow and losing it is less of a problem than before
+Better UI, menu options, and settings
+Somewhat interesting profiles for the musicians

-Only ten songs despite 2+ years on PC and even longer overall (Ouya)
-Too much grinding for upgrades/difficulty levels for completionists or people wanting a more exciting experience, will eventually get bored listening to the same song over and over again
-Too much wub and not enough THUD in the weapons. Meaning, they're flashy and nice, but feel weak even if they can clear out the entire screen.
-Song is over on death. Where's the freeplay mode?

DubWars feels more complete than ever before, but it still has a long way to go. I definitely recommend the game more than I did two years ago, but it's not enough to change my Not Recommended status. I may recommend it if the price sees a drop down to $10, because it definitely is not worth $20 quite yet.


----Review from October 29, 2014---

It pains me to ride the update-hate bandwagon, but this update has made the game very bad. See those screenshots? Those were the glorious days of DubWars. Now it looks nothing like that.

I bought it for 5 dollars on sale, but this update makes the game worth less than that. 20 dollars? Skip it.
Honestly, this could very easily be a simple browser/flash game in its current graphics state.

Some pros and cons post-update 10/7/14

+ You can actually see where you are now (before the update, it was hard to see where the cursor was at)
+ A few weapons (very few) look better
+ Controller support. Even though I don't use it, controller users will have an easier time.

- Overall graphics are downgraded
- The game feels VERY slow now and is way too easy
- Main menu looks lame
- Main menu music is gone. You can only listen to it a few seconds at the loading screen
- Some random flying debris that looks like transparent PNG images
- Game looks a lot more 2D
- Game feels very unfinished, whereas before the update it actually felt quite finished except for the lack of songs
- Speaking of lack of songs, it's been forever since the game was released (on Ouya) and there's STILL ONLY 5 SONGS
- Some moving background parts look like they were made in MS Paint
- Some weapons feel off-sync with the beat
- For the most part, the backgrounds look like simple images, whereas before the background actually changed and moved a lot to make the game more exciting. For example, look at 0:20 of the trailer video. See how the brain wiggles? Well, now it's just a still image. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but when EVERYTHING becomes so still, the game just feels sooooooo slow.

Early Access is no excuse for an update that degrades a game. I wish I could get the old version back.
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 19, 2014
I love the game BUT i was disappointed to find that after about 6 months all they i added was 1 new level and a difficulty setting and the price was a bit high $20? is a lot for the game but i got it because it was on sale for $5 i do have high hopes the game will be updated and will in time be worth the $20 tag


So in total would recommend but not at full price
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Update #1 : So with this new update I'm going to say everything I saw and I will do this for every update.

Menus: The menu load time has (at least for me) Increased by a lot , I'm not a fan of the new song selection and the way it looks I perfered it the way it used to be, I wish there was a way for people to toggle the way the levels look in case people liked the way it used to be better, theres also a glitch where if you click on a song then press back the arrow keys to select a song are gone

Urban metaphor: I'm a fan of the new look, this level was alway very easy but now it's borderline laughable, your main threat is these new turret like thing that set up shoot you with these purple lasers that are very hard to spot, besides this the song is a cake walk.


Synergy: I love this new look for the song I like how that light becomes a laser at points I like how the area at the bottom slows you down a bit because theres stuff down there, but this does lead to the bottom left/ center becoming no man's land because thats mainly where they spawn at but besides that like level has improved.

Break it up: This level I have a lot to say about it but first I will start with the good. This level has a amazing feature where theres 2 ships at the start and whichever ship you shoot at first your ship turns the color of the ship you didn't attack and the ship you did attack starts to aim after only you. But this system is broken because whenever you die your stuck on which ever side you choose your glitched on that side and you have to restart in order to be able to choose the other side, theres also another broken feature which would have allowed you to destory parts of the ships (doesn't matter which side your on you can destory both ships whenever you please), but this feature is broken because whenever you "destory" a part of a ship you see a little sqiggly line over the that part you "destoryed" the line looks like it was drawn in MS paint, there's also a glitch where your weapons remain firing for 8 seconds after you restart from dying.

Eclipse: So I didn't find any bugs with this level but there things I want to comment on.The creepers are finally killable. The new spawning system for this level is floating dungon at spawn in creepers and spiders, but I do wish there was a way to destory these dungon because they do tend to spam my screen. There also these astroids at are floating that can be broken into smaller pieces and smaller pieces and then destory cool system but theres no effect when breaking apart/destorying these astroids and I do hope that gets added in soon.

Tough Guy: This level should be re-named "Non stop lasers" because this level is full of the same laser spam before at least it was a lighting like effect but now it's just lasers. Also the laser in the center on the level just pops into view the first time it appear and doesn't fade it like it does all the other times

OVERALL: This update had lots of content but it seems rushed, unpolished, and untested and it seems as if they tried to do too much in such little time. But this does show this game has a lot of potential in the furture lets just hope the devs don't add in too much with out first making sure everything works first
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