BIOS is a fast paced, high octane asynchronous First Person Shooter (FPS) competitive game. The player needs to complete the different simulated hostile environment the fastest way possible. Players develop strategies and refine their skills to make better times and compete in the leaderboards.
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Release Date: Jun 4, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“At PIXYUL, we strongly believe in shipping early. We value the involvement of players at an early stage to build lasting relationships and to make better games. We want players to get involved in the community, to share gameplay experiences, to give us feedback so you can help make BIOS grow to it's full potential.

In a nutshell, we're using Early Access to better evaluate what the community values more, balance the game mechanics and make the game grow.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At this point, we figure that the game will be in Early Access for a little over 1 year.
During this time, we will release new content (maps, weapons, narrative elements, more enemies, etc.) balance the game, fine tuned the experience and of course fix issues.”

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

“The full version will have the entire feature set including more maps and environments, more weapons, more accessories and more enemies. It will also feature a robust player experience including complete player progression and rewards.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“BIOS is a fast pace First Person Shooter and the game's main gameplay pillars are Racing and Shooting. Everything we develop need to support this premise. The Early Access version includes, a series of assault rifle (more weapon are coming), 3 modes (2 SP & COOP), 8 distinctive environments, 28 map challenges, 5 types of enemies (zombies, turrets and rusher A.I.). Game development is an ongoing process, lots can happen but note that we take great pride in releasing stable versions, so the game runs smoothly with the recommended settings and it looks awesome!”

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

“The price of BIOS will increase with every major content updates.
The final price will reflect the additional content and features added during development.
Our intention is to reward the players that joined early.”

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

“We're using Early Access to better evaluate what the community values more, to evaluate the feedback and to make the game grow.”
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October 15

Alpha 0.31

Hey Runners !

The changes on this version are "under the hood" so you won't see any differences...still what are the changes you might ask ?

Well we're preparing a new type of leaderboard and this version will start collecting data for it so it will make sense when we will "activate" the new leaderboard.

Thanks and good run !

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October 2

Alpha 0.30

Hello Runners,

This is a "hotfix' version to fix a bunch of game breaking bugs.
It will also bring back the players’ names in coop (something we broke in the previous version, sorry about that).

We’re still working on a new version including some performances fix.

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About This Game

BIOS comes from the acronym Basic Input Output System. BIOS is a fast pace First Person Shooter. The player needs to complete the different simulated hostile environment the fastest way possible, combining skills and strategy. The Early Access of BIOS, includes 3 games modes: STRIKE (SP) - ANOMALY (SP) - COOP. It also includes a total of 8 environments and 28 map challenges. BIOS is a fast paced, high octane asynchronous competitive game. Your goal is simple, make it to the end alive and the fastest way possible. The players will develop strategies and refine their skills to make better times and compete in the leaderboards.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win7 SP1 64-bit, Win8/8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Works with Ultrawide screens (21:9) // Internet connection required for saved games and leaderboards
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63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3, 2015
I bought this game, hoping that I would get something different. Which is exactly what I got. And it is safe to say that I really do enjoy it.
+ The game runs smooth
+ The movement is smooth
+ The gunplay is fun
+ Maps are well designed and challenging
+ And the music is kickass

I haven't felt this pleased over an early access game for quite some time, not only is it highly replayable, but it's frantic and fun.
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83 of 111 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
Buyer Beware!

Pixyul the developer of BIOS has abadoned BIOS as they have abadoned their other products (RE-Roll), if you buy this game you are putting your faith and trust in a developer that has already proven they are untrustworthy.

They will take your hard earned $$$ like they did with all their Kickstarter backers for what would have been their other product Re-Roll and not provide you with anything except an unfinished game for BIOS (or an email giving excuses for RE-Roll backers).

If there was a way to physically remove a game from my Steam Library this would be it.
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22, 2015
If you made speedrunning into its own game, it would be BIOS. The game is punishing, yet fair and has nearly flawless level design. You're forced to make choices like "Do I run through the lazers to save time, sacrificing half my health in the process?" or "Do I slowly clear this room of turrets, or do I make a break for it, hoping none of them finish me off?". The game is even fair when you die, there's no annoying death animation, you just get a game over screen and a slow-mo first person view of your death so you can see exactly how you screwed up, and it only takes 3 seconds to go from death to retrying the level. The levels don't have any BS like hidden turrets or enemies that can hit you but not vice versa, it's designed for you to go as fast as possible while killing as fast as possible. Currently, there's only about a dozen or so people on the leaderboards on the harder levels, which is a shame. The amount of content already available for such an early in development game is astonishing, and the music is fantastic. The best way for me to describe this game is as if Super Meat Boy were an FPS.
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4, 2015
Very cool early access game! It's a nice change of pace from other FPS and once you get the hang of things, it's a blast rushing through the levels. The later levels get more interesting as more challenges get added.

Showing a lot of potential and looking forward to future updates!
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 5, 2015
Even in it's early access state, BIOS delievers a solid and and deceptively simple gameplay experience. Throw the player into maps or "courses" and let them race to the finish all why eliminating targets and keeping their health bar above 0. The real BIOS expereince begins when you attempt to perfect any given course. It becomes a mashocistic effort, one that will see coutnless retries and tweaks to your strategy. You're ranked after every match based on your score and completion time. Each track also features multiple difficulties to conquer.

Watch my Early Look at BIOS here
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 23, 2015
I usually don't buy Early Access games. Reasons are plenty and some of you have probably exprerienced some of them yourself, so I'm not going to go deep into that.
This game however (I'm happy to admit), proved me wrong.
As always, for those who like their reviews short - TL;DR is at the bottom

Let's dive in to positives:
BIOS is as simple as a brick yet very deep at the same time. It tries to be a 90's old school hardcore no ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t shooter and it plays and feels like one. It's very easy to pick up and play but quite hard to really master.
There is no story to speak of, just you, Finish line, enemies in between and a timer. Based on your success, you'll be rewarded with one of the 4 possible medals be it bronze or platinum. Devs are talking about implementing some kind of narrative elements to it, so some kind of story could be available later. #storymodeconfirmed (ha ha)
There are 21 challenges and 3 anomalies spread across 8 different environments to run & gun through. Environments vary from industrial complex, training facility, subway tunnels, ports and parking spots. Maps are short in length but highly replayable, well made and balanced.
Enemy placement is great. You actually have to learn and memorize their placements and attacks to succeed, so when you die, it's usually your own fault and not some cheap enemy spawn behind your back.
To counter this, BIOS needs tight and responsible controls, and they are. Mouse controls felt weird to begin with, but some fiddling in settings helped. Keys are few, and completely rebindable to your preference.
Graphics are nothing groundbreaking but they do their job pretty well. Lighting and explosions looks great and some environments are destructible, even though I can honestly say that you'll probably be too busy to notice since game is so fast paced. I know I was. There is a lot of graphic settings you can fiddle with to make it work.
Sounds and music are superb. Guns sounds really great and punchy, while music is kickass and fits the setting and theme well in my opinion.
BIOS is also surprisingly very well optimized and runs smooth as butter on my relatively old PC. I have played it for a few hours and except for a few FPS drops on 1 anomaly map, haven't experienced any bugs or glitches.

Now with the negatives, but remember, this is Early Access, so things could be changed in the next update:
There are only 3 guns (SCAR, M4 and AK with some variations) in this game and they feel completely the same (except SCAR have 20 round mag while M4/AK has 30). At least they did for me.
You also can't change your loadout since guns are tied to specific maps. Like this M4? Can't have it, since this map only spawn you with AK!
Animations are simple and feels a bit unfinished.
As said before, maps are small, short and can be completed in 2- max 10 min each, with heavy emphasis on replayability.
If you're not into that kind of thing, you'll run through it in 1 hour flat and be disappointed.
This game is also pretty challenging, as in you die really fast if you stay in one place for more than 2 seconds. To be honest, this game is built for mostly hardcore players, so it's not for everyone.
Yet I personally think that some enemies need few damage tweaks, since some places are extremely hard, because enemies melt you before you even can react to their presence.

TL;DR and/or conclusion:
BIOS is a very fun and addictive game, and I'm having a blast playing it.
It's fast, it's challenging and it runs extremely well for an Early Access title. It is at the moment a little bit low on features but, developers seem dedicated and more content is in the works, like progression system, guns, maps, coop etc.

Hopefully, full release will be even better, more action packed and even more enjoyable. I almost can't wait :)
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25, 2015
I'm really surprised by this game. I was hesitant because of it being EA even with the sale price of $12, but I'm definitly glad I picked it up.

+ Solid Gunplay. In the way they handle, sound, and the shots feel like they've got a good amount of weight to them.
+ Graphics are really well done and I would say look to be fairly on par with most AAA shooters.
+ Music fits the frantic nature of the game style.
+ Quick reset when you complete a match or die is great when you're powering through trying to get the fastest time.
+ The levels are very well designed and thought out. Also, the variety of the level themes is very nice and makes each one very distinct and have its own feel.

Cons (with this being EA, most of these are suggestions that could be fixed before the actual release)
- The name... BIOS? More like, "hardest to Google game title EVER!" Searching for this online is near impossible and brings up almost entirely unrelated results. Obiviously they can't change it at this point, but geez, whose idea was this?
- The menu. I don't know, it just looks ugly to me. Having all of the options up at the top is something I've mostly only seen in F2P games. Needs to be rearranged and polished.
- No option to change the color of your crosshair. Seeing how it's white and all the enemies are white as well, it's a bit hard to keep track of sometimes.
- Your character sometimes slides when you're trying to stop or change direction, usually when strafing. I've noticed this only seems to happen in some levels, like the one with all the freight containers.

There are other things I could mention (would be nice to have a rewards/progression system, story, extra content, etc...)but from what I've heard they're working on it. Overall though, great job guys! I look forward to playing more and seeing what is in the future for this refreshing twist to a genre that really needed something new.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 15
From what I have played so far, I can tell you that this game is a very unique experience.

The game is an early access, FPS shooter. There are currently three gamemodes, Strike, Anamoly, and Coop. The game is a test of speed and skill as you try to complete each level as fast as you can to earn higher medals. The levels aren't a walk in the park either, they are all very challenging, and if you don't have the patience to repeatedly play levels over and over to get the highest medal, don't buy this.

The graphics are very nice. They are above average for a game like this, and compliment it nicely. The game has many graphics options which affect the performance. On a mid-range machine on high settings, I get around 50-60 fps. No complaints there.

The level designs are very cool and are part of the reason the game is so challenging. The levels are a decent size, but usually very narrow, or make you go in a narrow path. The constrictive environment makes the game more difficult, and I personally really like this idea.

Strike involves levels with robotic-looking enemies with guns and turrets. You have to run through the level as quick as you can without dying. Pretty straightforward, but can be difficult.

Anamoly is my personal favorite, but unfortunately doesn't have nearly as many levels as Strike. You have to run through the constrictive environments as quick as you can while trying to fight through a horde of zombies. Difficult, but fun, and the zombies are very cool.

I have not been able to test Coop due to the lack of players. Will update when I try it.

The developers seem devoted to the game, and I have no problem giving them 15 bucks for this game, it's worth it. They are committed to making the game the best it can be, and appreciate feedback. Updates aren't too far apart from each other, and add a decent amount of content. This game has a lot of potential, and the developers know that.

Things that I think would be great for this game:
A co-op zombie mode, where you fight waves of zombies until your team dies. I would personally love to see this.
Steam Workshop to allow people can share levels.
Map editor, a tool to create and share custom levels via Steam Workshop.
Custom gamemodes, it'd be cool for this game to be able to have user-created gamemodes like Garry's Mod.
Campaign? Not sure if there are plans for this or not, but it would be cool to have a story driven campaign mode for this game.
Weapon customization, weapon and health pickups on maps, and explosive weapons (RPGs, grenades).

Overall this game is great, and if you want to support it in its alpha stage, then buy it.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 1, 2015
This is an interesting title.
Its in Early Access, but its kinda worth buying.
Its worth buying for:
+ The music. Its kick ♥♥♥!
+ Well put together visuals. With both style and purpose.
+ Gameplay. Its fast, its furious, its frantic, its 90s arena shooter in modern clothes.
+ A fun challenge.

The bad parts are:
- Some distracting visual elements. Such as the gun being way to big. And hazards blend too much in with the more organic maps, making it hard to spot dangers and avoid them.
- Bullets are either hitscan or very fast, dodging them is impossible (rockets and grenades are dodgable).

It has plenty of options in the options menu, but theres no clear indication to what does what.
Some options should not be clumped together, and some should have a "x2", "x4" and what not, instead of "low", "medium" and "high" option (such as the AntiAliasing option). And no Anisotropic filtering option? What?
Theres also no way of removing keybindings. But they allow alternative keybindings, so thats good.

All in all its on a good path, I think.

Had to edit a few errors ;)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24, 2015
Fun to play over and over again, ever wanna kill a weekend with a FPS? this is your game. Game looks great on all the settings and runs smoothly (depending on the computer).
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7.9 hrs
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Posted: September 9
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Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
Suprisingly fun and challenging.
I thought this was going to be a game that'd frustrate the hell out of me but after trying it out it's a fairly challenged skill-based game. perfect for those who have insane amounts of reaction speed in fps games and can react to new threats as they come. If not then it's a lot of trial and error gameplay as you try to beat your personal best and match up against the leaderboard.
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Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
devs have somewhat fixed the framerate issues, still some lingering issues with pillars (which occur in almost every stage). my criticism is no longer valid, +1 to devs.
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Early Access Review
Posted: May 2
It looks pretty but I can't lower the sensitivity to reasonable levels.
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Posted: May 1
It's hard. Really hard. I really want to see how they tie this together. There needto be more games like this. Better, hopefully. Yet still, this wont waste any of that time you're wasting.
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Early Access Review
Posted: April 16
Gotta go fast: The Game
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Early Access Review
Posted: April 10
I've watched this game grow and holy ♥♥♥♥ is this game fun as hell and I'm liking where it's going. It's challenging as balls as well, when you fail you know it's your fault. The pressure is on at all times. A great game to hone your skills in others.
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Posted: March 8
Its a fun game for the most part, It seems to take the Counter Strike: Global Offensive main menu but It really does not matter.

Overall its a race involving you, Firearms and things wanting to kill you. Basically your racing against a stopwatch trying to get the lowest time possible well fighting and staying alive in the process. Overall think of it as a fast paced shooter type of game in general.
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Early Access Review
Posted: February 13
In this game you have to be fast. You don't need to know anything else to buy it.
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