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DubWars is a music game that combines the mechanics of a top-down shooter with the power of Dubstep and Electronica music. Your weapons are synced to the music creating times of intense weapon load outs and calm moments where your survival skills are tested.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to bring DubWars to the community and integrate player feedback. Early Access will allow us to build the game the community wants to play. By getting comments and suggestions early we can adapt and fine tune the final version.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until the community approves it for final release. We are committed to bringing a well polished and tightly designed experience for each song.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Currently DubWars showcases 5 levels with basic gameplay elements. The full version will include 10 songs with upgrades, missions, and achievements. Each level is custom built around the music and the producers behind it. Easter eggs will be included that relate directly to your favorite producers.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“DubWars now has 5 playable levels.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to stay flexible.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be engaging the community throughout the Early Access builds to improve upon both gameplay and art direction.”
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Whats Coming in the Next Update

June 14

Here is a rundown of the upcoming changes.

Linux support is on the way along with controller support.

New art direction giving the levels more depth and room for gameplay options.

Look at the new Urban Metaphor by Omnivore layout.



The city has been overrun and is infested with a variety of cybernetic bugs. It is up to you to clear them out.

Prepare to choose your allegiance in Break It Up by The Official Spock.



You will be able to choose defense of the space station or join the invasion team.

Here is a glimpse of Tough Guy by Celldweller remixed by Tim Ismag.



Take a trip down the rabbit hole as you must survive the 360 degree enemy onslaught.


New gameplay style - instead of the chaotic random spawning we will be customizing the enemy spawns and keeping them the same for each play through. This will help us have more control over what enemies are available and tuned to the music.

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Here is a look at the upcoming Update

June 13

Concept art for Synergy's remake.


Then the current level after pulling from the concept.

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About the Game

DubWars is a music game that combines the mechanics of a top-down shooter with the power of Dubstep and Electronica music. Your weapons are synced to the music creating times of intense weapon load outs and calm moments where your survival skills are tested. Each level is custom built to bring the creativity of each musician into an audio/visual experience.
  • Minimum of 10 custom-built levels with amazing visuals and effects!
  • Discover and support both independent musicians, and your favorite established artists!
  • Weapon Upgrades - Upgrade your weapons using hard earned coins to take your weapons to the next level! Every weapon in the game will be upgradable.
  • Difficultly Modes - Play in Light, Medium, Hard or Endless!
  • Bosses - Selected stages will also have this "Difficulty Mode" where you will face off against a boss!
  • Missions, achievements, upgradables, unlockables, and MORE!

Levels Currently Playable:

  • Omnivore - Urban Metaphor
  • Dubsective - Synergy
  • Official Spock - Break It Up
  • MinecraftUniverse - Eclipse
  • Celldweller - Tough Guy (Tim Ismag Remix)

Upcoming Levels:

  • Varien - Metalworks
  • MineSweepa - Leviathan
  • Dani Deahl & Animale - Thunderbolt
  • Totally Sick - Distorted
  • Klaypex - Oil Spill

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (512)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion
    • Processor: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: High Definition Audio
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 55 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
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420/10 WOULD BANG
Posted: June 21
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
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
Posted: June 19
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
What started out as a kickstarter is now finally here on Steam!

I played through all the levels they currently have so far and I must say, even on easy mode for some levels it can get very intense and challenging. The dubstep they chose for each level fits very well. I hope to see more levels soon.

A few issues I had:

* Crosshairs can easily get lost in the chaos when there are a lot of enemies around. It blends with everything else around you so it can get confusing.

* I tried playing the game with an Xbox controller, but was only able to use the left thumbstick to move. I tried aiming with the right thumbstick but didn't work. I noticed the game was aiming for me. Not sure if this was intentional or I'm doing something wrong here.

* Just like the crosshairs, the ship doesn't stand out against the rest. It blends in easily when it gets chaotic. Took about a few seconds for me to spot it again.

* Enemies can spawn right on you giving you no time to dodge them. Especially the bombs which can hurt you pretty bad when in pairs.

<Remember, this is Early Access so there's bound to be a few bugs here and there. Lots of room for improvements and overall a very fun, addicting game with great dubstep.>
Posted: June 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Amazing game! I love it.
Posted: September 13
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Wub Simulator 2014

EDIT:

I actually decided to make a helpful review. So here it is

Dubwars is a 2-D arcade type shooter where the music powers your guns. The beats and melodies in the music that's playing will affect what you shoot, from small projectiles to a laser. It's a unique concept, and it was well made.

Pros:
Great music
Weapons are interesting and fit well to the music.
Controls are simple and work well

Cons:
A bit expensive, 20$ for 5 levels is a bit high
Not a lot of replay value to it

Overall:
It's a very fun game that you'll love, but probably won't play for very long
Posted: July 6
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