Yargis is a fast paced, top down spaceship shooter. Customize your ship to join a battle online or offline. Yargis is focused on team based, close combat action. The game has a variety of battle and co-op game modes and a powerful editor make Yargis a great game!
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Release Date: Jun 30, 2015

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April 30

Update - Improved Single Player Graphics

We have been working at improving the graphics on the single player levels. Let us know what you think of the updates so far. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=675980162

We are continuing to improve Yargis. We have added bigger and more exciting particles and effects. Also we have made it easier to add enemies in the Level editor (included in Yargis).

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About This Game

Yargis is a fast paced, top down spaceship shooter. Customize your ship to join a battle online or offline. Yargis is focused on team based, close combat action. The game has a variety of battle and co-op game modes and a powerful editor make Yargis a great game!

CONTROLS: Hold down W for Thrust, use the Mouse to steer, and Space for brake. Customize controls in settings > controls for asteroids style non-fixed. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=646975914

Compete head on with other players online, over a LAN, or play against the computer offline. Game modes include:
  • King of the Hill
  • Capture the Flag
  • Prison Break
  • Base Conquer (Co-Op)
  • Maze Race and CTF (Capture the Flag) Maze
  • Melee Battle

Play Yargis’s single player story over 29 levels. Each level offers new challenges for you and your ship.

Yargis is a pilot for the Earth's military in the year 3013. Despite having explored far beyond Pluto and Alpha Centauri, no contact with alien life has been made. Until now; an unknown species only known as the Mukka are attacking Earth and its inhabitants. It’s up to Yargis to defend Earth and help uncover their fiendish plot, while trying not to get blown to smithereens.
  • Blow up enemies.
  • Navigate through asteroid fields
  • Fly through nebulae, stars and space stations

Compete with your friends on the same computer for lag free space action. Use your keyboard, mouse, or Xbox 360 game controllers.

You can earn money and experience points in game by playing both single player and multiplayer. Level up your character to buy cool new ships and use the money you earn to get new weapons and items. Granular upgrades can be used to improve the parts on your ship.

Yargis’ game physics are based in real world physics: your ship has momentum and is affected by gravity. Explosions push your ship and even firing a weapon may affect your ship as well.

Easily create levels with drag and drop items and Lua scripts for more powerful features. Your friends can instantly download the levels you create by joining your local or dedicated online server.

Download your very own copy of Yargis now and join the battle or create your own dedicated server.

The Team

Our team created all of our content including music, graphics, game engine, and story in St. Louis, Missouri. We built our game engine from the ground up for the best and most unique experience.

We run 24/7 game servers and we host regular tournaments! Buy a multi-pack of Yargis to play with your friends!
Join us in space with Yargis!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 384MB Video RAM. Supports shader 1.1 or newer.
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: .NET Framework 4 (free download)
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video RAM. Supports shader 1.1 or newer.
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: .NET Framework 4 (free download)
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Bought this hoping it'd be a traditional newtownian space shooter like Asteroids or Subspace/Continuum. It's more a twinstick style shooter. Single player sucks pretty hard. There's no real challenge. The game uses an RPG style inventory system and gives you money for doing missions but you can't buy anything meaningful for a very long time. The "story" is told through cutscenes full of cringeworthy voice acting and stock character portraits. Back to playing vanar.io I guess.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
ENG & FR updated on 17/08

update, online game: So they made a public multiplayer test, it was late, and I was tired as hell but I wanted to give a try. That was insanely fun, I loved it... Total mayhem sometime, tons of game mod, a lot of fun. In the beginning, I got my ♥♥♥ whooped by way higher rank ship with fancy guns, I thought wow I can't compete but actually the game is well balance and even with a lower ship you still can win. You can be sneaky use bonus and environment at your advantage...

I started this game without knowing what to expect, and that's a very good surprise. It looks like a little retro shoot, but it has more depth than meets the eye.

The story mode have a tons of very different missions: arena, race, pursuit, puzzle, collect, boss ...By doing missions you earn cash to buy upgrades or a new ship(not quite there yet). You have a huge choice of upgrade. I enjoyed testing new weapons because they each have their own physics... But I only have a few hours of play, I unlocked only few and still a long way to go, I have barely scratched the surface.

However you must train a little before you can easily fly the ship, pass that adjustment period, it's very fun but but hard on few levels; it's no mercy.
The physics of the game is nice with details like the gravitational field of planets that attracts you (note XD can destroy them with a big weapon)graphics and lighting effects are very good.

Reminds me sort of cross over of a Vectrex's game and Bomberman.
I enjoy solo mode but can't wait to see more players to test the multi. I think, it has a lot of potential especially online or LAN.

mise à jour, online testé: C'est excellent, le ♥♥♥♥♥♥ total à des moments mais super sympa.

J'ai commencé ce jeu sans savoir à quoi m'attendre, et c'est une très bonne surprise.
Il ressemble à un petit shoot retro, mais il a plus de profondeur qu'il en a l'air.

Le mode histoire est bourré de missions très diverses: arène, course, poursuite, puzzle, collecte, boss... En faisant les missions on gagne de l'argent pour acheter des améliorations ou un nouveau vaisseau. On a accès à un choix énorme d'améliorations. J'ai beaucoup aimé tester des nouvelles armes, car elles ont des physiques propres à chacune d'entre elles. Mais Je n'ai que quelques heures de jeu, je n’ai pas encore réussi à toutes les débloquées et j'en suis encore loin, j'ai à peine gratté la surface.

Par contre faut s'entrainer un peu avant de réussir à piloter correctement son vaisseau, passer ce petit temps d'adaptation, c'est super fun mais hard à y des niveaux qui ne pardonnent pas. La physique du jeu sympa avec des petits détails comme le champ de gravité des planètes qui vous attire (note on peut les détruire XD avec une grosse arme) bon graphisme et effets de lumière.

Un bon mix entre un jeu vectrex et bomberman. J'apprécie le mode solo mais j'ai hâte de voir plus de joueur pour tester le multi. Je pense qu'il a beaucoup de potentiel surtout pour le multi en ligne ou en LAN.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
My brother gifted this to me, and I think it was as a joke... this is one of the most unimpressive attempts at a game... and I mean a full price of $21? Are you nuts? Even the sale price of $2 isn't worth it.

Sorry to the devs... but its just not cut out for the public world of video games. Kudos for the work put in, but honestly you should work harder... push your limits further.

The voice acting is awful, the gameplay is clunky. It's just not there. It seems like a senior year school project more than anything.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
Yargis is a really fun and varied top-down, physics based shooter with a single player campaign and multiple local and online multiplayer modes. Couple this with an editor and a dedicated server, and this game has a TON to offer fans of games like Ring Runner and Subspace. Check out my video to see it in action!

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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
A really low budget rip off of Subspace/Continuum. The controls are awkward, the graphics are bad, the voice overs are so bad it's hilarious. The multiplayer is empty, even when the game is 90% off on Steam. Even at 90% off I don't recommend this.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Luckily I was able to pick this up for free, if you consider having to click 12 links to get a key free.

This game is a prime example of the new norm on steam: ♥♥♥♥♥♥ indie games priced between $9.99 and $14.99. It even has paid DLC, oh boy!

Gameplay is boring and uninventive. It sounds like they hired Carl the cuck ( http://2new4.fjcdn.com/pictures/Cuck+carl+aids+skrillex_b95f4f_5861267.jpg ) to do the terrible voice acting.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Product received for free
Yargis – Space Melee is a space combat game with a lot of modes, but it all turns into little more than a jousting match between you and your foes. There’s a quick single player campaign that will teach you how to use the controls and show you just how frustrating it can be to do even the simplest things thanks to the game’s trust controls. You’re flying a space ship, so thrust is always important. You can go forward and strafe side-to-side, but your momentum will slam you into walls and enemies.

The controls seem relatively simple with rebindable keys. Thrust forward, space break, strafe, rotate with your mouse. There’s a button for a speed boost to get you out of a pinch or to break a planet’s gravitational pull. You can only shoot the direction you’re facing, so a lot of space jousting can devolve into butting ships together and hoping to destroy the other one first. Its dull, boring and thoughtless. There’s no grace or finesse to these controls and using a 360 controller is even worse. Even with key rebindings, the right thumb stick is always stuck to zoom in and out as well as thrust forward.

To the game’s credit the single player campaign offers a lot of variety. Death matches, defending planets, rescuing space cattle, collecting ships and dropping them into safe points. The problem is nothing is fun with the controls, even then some of the missions are laughably short and ridiculously easy. Of course if they were any tougher, the controls would be unbearable. It didn’t feel like there was that much enemy variety either and that would have made me feel like I was progressing through the campaign. For every mission you complete, you’ll earn experience and money.

Obviously the money goes to purchase ship parts, and the experience goes to your level which is needed to purchase the parts. You can’t just spend everything you have to get the best armor; the game carefully breaks things down with these leveled parts to ensure you’ll crawl up piece by piece. Different weapons do different things, a gattling gun will fire slower the longer you use it.

The game offers a few items that you can collect, everything from a star pool that acts like a shotgun blast, to health or even walls. I say walls, because walls will crop up in the level. The health is the most valuable out of all the items, but the real problem with the items is the key placement. Relying on four keys to use the items in your four inventory slots. With one hand on the mouse, and another on the arrows, its just difficult in a dog fight to make use of these items. When you use one, the others shift over accordingly. Perhaps the right mouse button would be better to use whatever is in the first inventory slot and shift them accordingly. Rebindable keys to the rescue I guess. Even getting the items in general is tough thanks to the thrust controls that make everything feel like its on ice. There’s no easy way to pull them into you, so you’re stuck relying on luck or moving so slow that you can’t miss them.

One of the major concerns that I have is gravitational pull of planets. It might not seem like a big deal, but it will cause you’re demise if you’re not careful. Under normal circumstances, you can speed boost to break orbit, but if you’re at a dead stop, no speed boost can help you. A death is a death and you have infinite tries for each mission, but it really becomes an issue on the mission select screen. There’s no smooth or easy way to select a mission, you need to fly to it and some of these missions are planets that will suck you in, but not destroy you. Instead, you’ll be asked over and over again to start a mission. Sometimes you won’t be able to break orbit, so then you’ll have to visit the menu and select mission select which respawns you at the start of the galaxy. You’ll then have to find the mission you were at and play it. If you go into the wrong mission, you’ll have to back out. It just feels like wasted time.

Outside of the single player campaign, the game boasts online play and it does have a robust set of modes: King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, Prison Break, Base Conquer (Co-Op), Maze Race (and CTF Maze) and Melee Battle, but the problem is at this price point, there’s no one playing and might never be. To prove it, the game has an intuitive server selection, which all online games should have, so I applause Yargis for that. You can even easily start your own server and have friends join. Its just that over the span of three weeks, I seemed to be the only person trying to play. You can even set up bots and while the maps have good multiplayer designs, its just a dull game to play even if the online has more action.

In multiplayer I noticed some of the bot ships are pitch black with no outline. Since the game is played in space with nothing but a black background, it would make them tough to see if it wasn’t for their health bar. So playing I’d shoot at the health bar.

As for the graphics and music, they feel like low quality. Not just bad, but compressed to make the game take up less file size at the cost of fidelity. I can hear hissing in the music. The music is lack luster and unfitting of a space game. Deep piano backgrounds coupled with the hiss makes me look for the music button, but no I endured it, because its part of the experience.

Also part of the experience is some of the worst voice acting that I’ve ever heard. While I applaud their effort, that doesn’t make it good and yes I’d much rather be listening to dialog than reading it. Oh but I assure you dialog boxes will still pop up obscuring twenty-percent of the screen even at the most inopportune moments. While the voice acting is laughably bad, they can stay, but the dialog boxes need to go. Nothing like being in a space battle, but having to steer off course to press “skip all.”
At the end of it all comes the root of all even and that’s the price tag. While I don’t make it a habit to hinder anyone from purchasing a game based on price, 15€ does seem a bit much for a game of this low quality. I can’t recommend it, because it doesn’t feel like there’s anything redeemable here that people will find fun or engaging.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
Yargis is an old styled action space shooter. You meet the world of Yargis in front of the conflict and you're the only one who can sort it out.

You start the game as a beginner and learn how to control the ship and guns :) Your main task is to flight from the space and fight with the enemies. Throughout the missions you're challenged with flying through labirynths and completing the objectives in certain missions. It's not always about eliminating enemies, but sometimes you need to collect parts or survive the level. The levels in the Story mode are not very difficult but you need to upgrade your ship by buying new guns or armor from the money earned by completing levels. The offline mode is a little bit more challenging so you need to care about upgrades more than in story mode. It was designed to be the training mode for multiplayer so it's obvious.

Controls, Physics & Graphics
I really enjoyed how the ships are controlled. At first I had some troubles with discovering how to brake the ship but the Space button on KB is really helpful. The way how the ships are behaving is really nice and feels realistic. For example if you fly close to planet, your ship is affected by it's gravity. Therefore if the planet grabs your ship, you need to use boost to counter the force of planet's gravity. I was very satisfied with the graphics. The details of space and planets are really fantastic.

Haven't played yet :)

My review for Yargis is positive. I really enjoyed the single player and wait to play multiplayer. There are small bugs in the game but it doesn't affect general gameplay. I reported them to the dev with my suggestions so i'm sure they're gonna fix them :)
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2015
Yargis: Space melee is the debut title from Plazsoft. It is a top down Space action title.

*I was given this copy for review purposes*


The Graphics in Yargis are Great for the feel of the game. Brilliant explosions, beautifully drawn planets, and cratered asteroids. Overall I was impressed with the graphics in Yargis. 8/10


The music has a nice “space theme” to it. Explosions, lasers, missiles, all sorts of weaponry sound great and fit the game brilliantly. The sound in Yargis is top notch and it shows the developer has put alot into it. Overall I was impressed with the sound in Yargis. 8/10

Overall Gaming Experience

Yargis missions mode are varied and done well. Dogfighting being my particular favorite. Racing not so much. The controls are a bit hard to get used to as it feels like you are on oil. The controls make the racing levels a bit harder for me as you bounce off the walls. The boundaries are a little hard to spot sometimes on some levels. The Multi player includes Capture the flag, deathmatch, and last man standing to name a few. There are plenty of multiplayer choices. However the player base is very low. Single player however will keep you busy for hours with its varied modes as well. Overall I was im pressed with Yargis and rate it a 7/10. Wait for a sale though the price tag is a bit steep.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
Yargis is a 2D space shooter with short playeble missions that you can play online and offline (right now there are not enogh peaple to play it online but you can co op with a friend)

Level design:
There are a lot of deferent level design's like capture the cows that are floating in space (I know a bit wierd), Find the planets and scan them, Maze, Race, Protect the planet, Survive the attack and much more.

As i said before, You get a lot of deferent levels to play, Some of them are more fun then others but overall they are mostlly well desinged and fun to play.
Some of the levels in the game require you to play online or in co-op as there are too hard to pass alone.
You can upgrade the ship with a veriaty of wepons that you unlock throu the game by leveling up, The amount of mony you get at each level is really low and not well balanced with the cost of the upgrads so you will need to replay some levels to get more xp and money to buy that usefull shiled and cannon.
Right now the online play is a no go as there are not enogh players there but co-op is a fun option that works with no lag or problem.

The graphics are good for this kind of game with not so many options to change them. The bordars of the map are hard to spot and you bounce off uncontrolebly off them.

When it came out it was unplayeble, But after a short talk with the devs they fixed the way the ship moves, The fixe came within a day and now it's much more playable and fun, There are still problems with the sliding and controller scham but it is menegable.
The game gets more problematic if you mount more then one wepon, To use the second wepon you press the powerup button and it canceld eachother out and it will randomly activates the buffs you collect.

Overall it's a fun little game that you can play with friends but at that price point I would wait for it to go on sell.
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6.0 hrs
Posted: October 16
That game can make the time you spend playing it fun and pretty interesting. That was a unique experience playing that game. I liked it, the game has a fine graphic and good gameplay, the soundtrack is cool.
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5.2 hrs
Posted: October 6
The idea itself isn't horrible, and the game is fairly mediocre, the graphics are very bad, they look like something from the late 90's, all that said and done it's not a bad game, it's actually pretty decent...BUT...at a price like this, I can't..with the right mind, recommend this to anyone.
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Acherontia atropos
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 12
15€?! Okay, the game is kinda similar to Star Saviors, but:
- Star Saviors is 14€ cheaper
- Star Saviors has nice controls,
- and isn't bugged.

Here we are poor voice acting with awkward "story". And clunky controls (even worse at xbox controller) that often get stuck which makes it impossible to run away and/or shoot at anything. But even with working controls, it's more of a gamble than actual steering. It's chaotic, it's uncoordinated, it offers no pleasure from playing and killing enemy ships.

And it's really cool that the missions in the game are different. It's cool that you can create your own maps or play some made by other players. It's cool that multiplayer is there as well. But all of it is for nothing with these controls.

And after all, it's just DAMN UGLY. (Want a game in space that looks pretty? Solar Flux. Or even Particle Mace if you want similar gameplay. You're welcome.)

I got it from a giveaway. If you really, REALLY want to play it - don't spend 15€ on this ffs. Get a second-hand key from any reseller and for the rest of the money buy some beers. Then after you'll realize how poorly made this game is, you'll be able to at least drink to ease the regret of wasting money.
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11.9 hrs
Posted: July 30
Product received for free
Yargis is a really fun and varied top-down, physics based shooter with a single player campaign and multiple local and online multiplayer modes.
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✪ Flusha
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 21
i think its pretty good game, but i just played it about 5-10 minutes.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 9
an ok game but 15 BUCKS? thats just an ubsurd price.
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6.7 hrs
Posted: July 4
Boom BOOM PAW short and entertaining
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Submarine Fish
6.0 hrs
Posted: June 13
This game is playable, so ill give it that. The music is nice and so are the particle effects, but that's about it. The dialog in the "story" is just horrible and the game is voice acted.... BY JUST FOUR DIFFERENT NON-VOICE ACTORS! So the characters sound like they are in a cheesy high school play. I also think the HUD and menu screens are unappealing and bland. Not to mention the game is hideously overpriced. It also is just generally not fun. Like I understand that this indie game was made with love by a few collage students, but I still don't think this game is good enough to win me over.
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6.8 hrs
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
Game is not worth such money! But I had it for free and I had ~3 hours fun on Single Player, where voice acting feels weird (especially for data nodes), but was meant to be sort of (auto)parody.
Gameplay is sort of "casual".

Online battles (I played two) doesn't seem to be much fun... because not many people plays it. So - if you would like to play it, you can add me.

PS: Some missions are a bit hard to play, because it's hard to shoot down enemies, which is thing you should avoid actually :)
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