Close Order is an arcade shooter with one simple goal: become a badass armada! In this mashup of genres, defeat enemies for parts to build up an armada of ships around you. Fight from a distance, charge headfirst into battle, or create a mix of anything and everything. You decide how to play!
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Mostly Positive (11 reviews) - 72% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 21, 2016

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February 16

Last Day To Grab Our New Game on Sale!

Hi all!

Today is the last day to grab our new game, Evangeline, at its launch discount.

It's a short game about love and loss, and it's very special to us.

It would mean the world to us if you checked it out! :)

- The Raconteur Team

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January 19

Our New Game is Out -- FREE!

Hi, Close Order community!

It's been a while since our last update. A lot has been going on at Raconteur -- today, we're celebrating the release of our new game Evangeline!

It's a game about love and loss inspired by the death of someone close to our founder. Our goal with the game was to connect you with the people you care about most.

The best part is it's available completely free at the game's website. Grab it now!

A Steam release will happen in February; we released it on our own site initially for reasons that'll make sense once you finish the game.

Thank you to our players for being there for us since the start. We think you'll like Evangeline, as well as all the other great things we have planned.

Have a great day!

- The Raconteur Team

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“Need to play more to build up my armada... was fun!”
Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox

“Close Order is a strong debut for Raconteur Games... brings a fresh view on classic space shooters.”
3rd Strike

“I don't think we've seen a title quite like Close Order before.”
Hardcore Gamer

About This Game

Close Order is an arcade shooter with one simple goal: become a badass armada! It's not about you. It's about other ships around you known as minions that exponentially increase your firepower!

Defeat enemies for parts. Combine those parts into minions. Move them around your armada however you please. Become badass!

Play through a short, episodic narrative in Story mode to discover the fate of humanity, or boot up Survival mode for fast-paced action!


  • Grow from a single ship into a massive armada!
  • Plays like a shooter, feels like arcade, acts like tower defense, relies on strategy, and is always distinctly bullet hell!
  • Experience the remnants of the galaxy post-Earth in Story mode.
  • Tackle the story your way: missions are set up in an episodic fashion through interconnected hub worlds.
  • Not in it for the story? No problem! Boot up Survival mode where you start with nothing and must grow your armada in order to survive.
  • Duke it out in Simple Survival, where levels have pre-made waves of progressively stronger enemies.
  • Too easy? Take it one step further with Custom Chaos, a customizable version of Simple Survival that allows you to choose the level you'd like to play, the type and difficulty of enemies, and the amount of enemies you wish to face.

Whether you want a powerful story or a badass gameplay experience, Close Order has it all!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) support
    • Additional Notes: Extensively tested with Windows 7. Issues may arise on other platforms, and we'll fix them!

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