Stardust Galaxy Warriors is a fast-paced 1-4 player couch co-op action shooter, combining SHMUP/Brawler gameplay with RPG elements. Choose your game mode, settings, mechs, weapons & upgrades to customize your experience. Soar through space, defeat evil & save the future... from itself!
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Release Date: Nov 10, 2015

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June 29

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax (Definitive Edition) is coming! As a FREE update!



Galaxy Warriors,

Prepare yourselves! Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax is coming! We're currently hard at work here at Dreamloop Games on the definitive edition of SGW. If you own the game on Steam, you're going to get this as a FREE update on/around August 19th!

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax will include -
  • New Game+ !
  • Improvements to boss features/abilities
  • Improvements to enemy features/abilities
  • An improved upgrade system
  • Performance improvements
  • Fixes for all current known bugs
  • TONS of visual polish
  • And... A MYSTERIOUS NEW PLAYER CHARACTER!

It has typically been common for game studios to release their Director's Cuts and Definitive Editions as a separate release, at an even higher price. We're not about that. We're excited to be able to give our players the best experience we can, and that includes making our definitive edition a free update!

If you're as excited as we are, please show us some love by:

Look for more critical transmissions in the near future, Galaxy Warriors, and stay frosty!

-Dreamloop Out.

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June 15

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GALAXY WARRIORS! Save your sheckles and credits by buying SGW 40% off! Now you can also collect our stellar trading cards, to fill the black hole of your heart with digital goodness!

Stay tuned to this frequency for an upcoming major announcement. - Dreamloop Out.

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“Fun, tongue-in-cheek humor, a buttery-smooth framerate, awesome music, and the ability to custom tailor things to your liking makes Stardust Galaxy Warriors one of the best games I’ve played in a long while.”
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About This Game

Stardust Galaxy Warriors is an engaging 1-4 player couch co-op action shooter game, combining SHMUP and Brawler-like gameplay with light RPG elements. Choose from different game modes, gameplay settings, mechs, weapons and upgrades to customize your experience freely. Soar through space, defeat evil and save the future... from itself!

  • Local co-op for up to 4 players
  • 4 badass player characters, with their distinct special abilities and superweapons
  • A vast arsenal of primary and secondary weapons
  • An extensive and customizable list of game settings; play the way you want
  • A light touch of RPG-mechanics, just for fun
  • A 10-level campaign with a tongue-in-cheek story to tie it together
  • Endless Gauntlet-mode that gets progressively harder as you play
  • Challenge mode with five predefined challenges
  • An amazing, album-length soundtrack (DLC)
  • A disco ball
  • A character named Gundula von Übelvamp
  • No shocking plot twists in the end, like totally
  • You can always trust bullet points

THE YEAR 2087 NEEDS US
You are the new Galactic Police Force, restoring peace and order to the universe. Up to four-player adventures await! Jump in your Galaxy Gear Mech and become the space warrior that saves the future. It's now or never.

CREATE THE RULES
Go with the default rulesets, or tune the gameplay settings to your liking. Adjust health and shield amounts, fire rates, drop rates, hitbox sizes or turn friendly fire on for a frantic, dangerous experience. Choose the way you play from relaxed star rides to maddening bullet-hells!

FOUR MECHS FOR DELIVERING GALACTIC JUSTICE
    Choose from four unique, badass mechs, each coming with its own special abilities.
  • Blue Falcon, the Sniper, uses spears and missile barrages to kill his opposition from afar.
  • Red Tiger, the Berserker, goes hog wild with frenzied claw attacks and time altering abilities.
  • Silver Wolf, the Dasher, charges from place to place exploding enemies into pieces with his bombs.
  • Black Bear, the Reflector, uses shields to make her allies invulnerable and her enemies die to their own bullets.

A SPRAWLING GALAXY
Blast evil left and right. The campaign game mode takes you to a perilous journey through space. From the depths of oceans, through alien hives and haunted factories to the outer limits of hyperspace. Explore the galaxy and its beautiful space scenery while destroying the evil.

GALACTIC WEAPON ARSENAL
Equip yourself with a combination of primary and secondary weapons, ranging from pulse rifles, chain guns and rail guns to rockets, shotguns and space flamethrowers! Up to 49 unique weapon combinations in addition to different upgrades and power-ups help you on the way.

GREETINGS FROM THE 90's
Synth samples of yesterday are your allies in the struggle for tomorrow. Hypermelodic soundtrack is here to match your galactic operations!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Game controller OR mouse only OR mouse+keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.8GHz+ Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb NVIDIA GeForce 440 / AMD Radeon 5670 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Game controller OR mouse only OR mouse+keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Game controller OR mouse only OR mouse+keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.8GHz+ Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 5670 or greater
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Game controller OR mouse only OR mouse+keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Game controller OR mouse only OR mouse+keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: 2.8GHz+ Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb NVIDIA GeForce 440 / AMD Radeon 5670 or greater
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Game controller OR mouse only OR mouse+keyboard
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (54 reviews)
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Chi
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
This game was honestly amazing. Well designed characters, bosses, enemies, with an amazing soundtrack and wonderful graphics. The only thing it's lacking is a new game+, which is being added as free dlc, from which I'd simply like to carry over stat upgrades and maybe add a hard mode on the second run. Other than that, this game was insanely fun coop and I'd love to see more like this in the future.
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Robodemon
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
I got this game yesterday and lost 4 hours in the blink of an eye playing it. Regardless of anything else, that's the sign of a good time right there.

It's still a little buggy at the time of writing, and online co-op would be nice (but understandable that it isn't in), so it isn't perfect. Still, this gets a thumbs up from me. Seems like one of the better old-fashioned shooters on Steam.
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GeneParmesean
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Great couch co-op shoot 'em up. Right off the bat, I'd like to say that I have experienced a few bugs and glitches with co-op (I've never had an issue with singleplayer, but that being said, this is definitely a co-op game, so take that for what it is). Apparently, as of now, certain ability upgrades in co-op play can cause game freezes, crashes, player drops, etc. I've made a forum post about it and I received a dev response saying the issue was being worked on. ANYWAYS. It's an amazing game. You have different ships with different roles and abilities, an upgrade system which helps define your role, and just good old fashioned 2D shooter fun and mayhem.
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Apinaheebo
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Played for 24 minutes and the game crashed twice on the same level. Refunded
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Robedias27
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I had a lot of fun with my 7 year old son playing this tonight. Great value for couch co-op on the big screen!
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Kamelot
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Bought this game during the Summer sale with the intention to play this co-op. Played through it in one sitting with friends and man, this was a fun game. The campaign is short, but that seems typical for bullet hells.

Multiple weapon choices, some RPG upgrades for your mechs (you can choose how to upgrade it), and different special abilities for each mech really makes this game standout among bullet hells to me. If you have a few friends to play this with, definitely grab it.
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Tathendal
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
SGW is a fun mech shoot 'em up. There are many difficulty levels, on top of which you can customize from many options your difficulty level (e.g. how much health, how big hitbox you have, how many power-up drops, etc.). So if you fear that you are not good at shmups, no problem! If you on the other hand have great amount of experience of playing shmups, no problem either! Want to play this casually alone or with friends? Want to rack up high scores on a proper challenge? Customize the difficulty to suit your needs.

Graphics are nice, music and fx are great. There is variation in guns; there are for example chaingun, plasma shotgun and my favourite, flamethrower! There are 4 mechs, each with their own special abilities. My favourite is Black Bear, she has a shield which brings great joy if you manage to use it right and bounce enemy fire right back at them. Also, the mechs have badass swords. I can't but wonder, why this game isn't more popular, it really is really good. The story mode even has great humour, made a big smile on my face many times. After you beat story, there are Gauntlet mode and many Challenges to extend the lifespan of this game.

Haven't had chance to try the co-op, I expect it to be awesome, since the game is awesome even playing by yourself!

I really can't think of any negative sides about this game. This really isn't anything ground breaking (how many shmups are, on the other hand?), as you probably wouldn't expect, but a very neat (and most of all FUN) mecha shmup! Well worth the price. If on discount, it is a must-buy if you ever have thought of playing a shmup.
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FoxQM
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Suffers from a bug that makes advancing beyond stage 4 impossible for me.
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SeamusOlarry
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This game is fun. It's a straight forward bullet hell. If you like mechs, it's enjoyable. I haven't had a chance to try out th multiplayer yet, but I bet it would greatly improve m experience with it. My biggest thing is that it's too expense for what it is. I got it on sale for $6, but normally it's $15. Honestly there are free flash games that are similar gameplay, but longer (this is only 10 levels with 3 stages each, and really only maybe 1.5 hours of gameplay) and just better overall (see enigmata 2)
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HemaG
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
A really nice bullet hell with mecha machines, good music, different mechas and weapons with different abilities, pretty customizable difficulties. the only con might be that i found that there is a specific setup that is pretty much above the rest that i always ended getting back to.

Overall it is was a fun experience :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
671 of 682 people (98%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
216.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
This is not a review of the game, it's a comment on the Dev team.

I mentioned to the Dev that I love games like this, but being hemiplegic limits me to only being able to play games that have mouse-movement. It was just an offhanded (pun) comment to explain a question I posted.

Two days later, the Devs sent me a message saying they were able to add a way to use mouse movement. They rewrote their game's control scheme just so I could play.

When people talk about contact they've had with Devs, it's very often negative, highlighting garbage games, dishonest forum activities, scams in Greenlight, etc. That stuff makes it easy to forget that there are some who genuinely care about the quality of their game and about customer support.

Somebody who would go out of their way like this, unsolicited, for a single potential customer... you can't beat that.
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 10, 2015
This key was obtained from the developer for the purposes of review

Summary:
Solid across the board is the name of the game with Stardust Galaxy Warriors. It's not a game that takes it self too seriously, as you fight everything from a giant talking asteroid to a giant disco ball. What stands out here is the customization and options that are available. Your weapon load outs will play to specific play styles that will do well in parts of levels but not in others, and it helps that the local co-op can play to the game's strengths in question. The customization of fire rates, enemy durability and power ups help to create an experience that can work for any player in the end, giving challenge for those SHMUP pros while scaling back the experience for those who need a little help. Also: props to the fantastic soundtrack here: it's the highlight of the game and frankly makes me recommend the soundtrack as a purchase in of itself, even if you don't like SHMUPs. Does the game's combat over time drag a tiny bit? Yes it does, but in the end, for a 10 dollar title, you can't get much better then the bang for buck that this game provides.

Gameplay Footage and Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_rkwYRPnZg

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  • Customization options for gameplay is one of the strongest in the genre this year, or of many SHMUP like games I've played. Customization of fire rates, enemy durability, and what power ups do makes a game that can tailor itself to you specifically, if you put the time into it. While it can screw with the balance, the default selections do a good job to balance, and it's your decision in the end.
  • Fantastic Soundtrack. Well worth a look by itself.
  • Weapon and Mech selections make a huge difference, as you can really change up your playstyle based on what your selection is. Coop choices makes a difference.
  • Some backgrounds are fantastic (the water level in particular). The graphics options are great for a game of this cost, and while it doesn't take every opportunity for the visual style to come through, it's pretty fantastic.
  • The controls are solid.
  • The 4th wall breaking humor does the job. It's a cheesy storyline, but hey, did you expect otherwise?

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  • The Gauntlet mode could use a little bit more punch in the end. It feels very similar after a couple of plays. Over time, the game does have slight trouble in variety.
  • Boss patterns needs a little bit more as they repeat too often.
  • It's hard to see the detail on the Mechs that they put on them
  • Like other games in the genre, sometimes there's too much on the screen, and the explosions and bullets can get lost in the visuals.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
A solid little title with a only a few flaws, easily compensated by the very reasonable asking price.

As a Shmup Vet, I approve. 8/10

Pros
- Great soundtrack
- Fun 4 player action
- Visually nice for the most part (backgrounds could use some work at points)
- Tough
- Easy to pick up and play
- Ability to greatly customise game variables can make interesting challenges.

Cons
- Little depth with RPG elements (They kinda feel tacked on)
- Slight Balance Issues
- No online play
- Chat box gets in the way of the screen during gameplay
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
To start off, I highly recommend anyone that enjoys side scrolling shooters to purchase this game, it is a must have. Feel free to keep reading if you want to know my reason.

I'm not a hardcore fan of shoot-em-ups, I didn't even know what the word "shump" meant until today, but what I do know is that this game is really fun.

The game is very easy to pick up and play, the controls and mechanics are simple and none of that convoluted stuff, which I feel is a great thing. I don't want to spend an hour learning about wierd game mechanics when all I want to do is just destroy enemies.

The soundtrack is excellent it has a "pop" feel to it and really gets you pumped up to fight enemies.

Downside to this as others have mentioned already is the lack of online multiplayer. To me this is not a big deal because I am mainly a singleplayer type of person, and from a singleplayer standpoint this game is still excellent. Although having other people to play with would be awesome, but not needed.

Another downside that you may not like is the length of the game. It is pretty short, took me about 3 hours to beat. Again, I'm not super hardcore, just an average player, so hopefully this will give you an idea on game length vs. cost of the game. BUT there are 4 total characters at the moment each one with their own special skill set, and a selection of weapons to use, so if you're the type that likes to replay games, then you will totally get more hours out of this game.
There is also a light stat system where you can upgrade your mech stats such as strength and defense.

To summarize, you should definitely pick up this game especially if you like mechs :D
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Do you rememebr playing SHMUPS early Saturday mornings on the couch with frends after spending the night? Stardust Galaxy Warriors is an instant classic that reminds me of those days. Who doesen't love the idea of flying around as a big robot blasting bad guys and cutting them in half with a sword.

If I had to label the game I would say "Fresh Nostalgia". The music is classic and not boreing. The leveing system is reminiscent of Radient Silvergun, but covering a wider range of in game stats and abilities. It is rare that you find a game that instantly give you that "Happy/Good" feeling while playing. This game is a hit in my opinion. It may not be true bullet hell but it is worth checking out.

I hope for more selectable characters, weapons, and stages as DLC will be released. An update to allow for online Co-op would be a great addition.

Note: I play with a wired xbox 360 controller, and have not tested the keboard and mouse controlls as of yet.

If you like Jets n'Guns gold on steam, you will like this title.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Undoubtedly one of the best arcade space shooters out there for 2015! That retro arcade feel is there!
But why go it alone? Mash those alien space vermin with three more of you friends in 4 player local co-op! Or go all out BAZINGA! in an endless stages mode called 'Gauntlet'
Props to team Vasara for making my trigger itchy finger happy again!


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=550791618


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=549471127

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
Even though this game is recommended to be a multiplayer cooperative game, i am enjoying the game so far on singleplayer.
I'd love to see more information about weapon stats, such as damage and firing speed.
In the future i hope there would be a way to play multiplayer with just keyboard and mouse.

Thumbs up for the excellent retro soundtrack.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Found this via the Mecha Damashii article. A good mecha based shmup with decent graphics, a lot of customization options and a great soundtrack. If you like Omega Five and Gauntlet, you'll probably find something to like here. This game definitely could use more attention and recognition.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
A very cool horizonal shmup with a super nice soundtrack. Bullet patterns and enemy bullet coloring is a bit to be desired, but these choices could have been made with co-op more in mind (have only solo'ed so far). I like the upgrade and store system, however more and stranger item options would bring more replayablity. Nitpicks aside, a super thumbs up!

EDIT: With the recent patch, loads of unusual upgrades are in! Strike-out a nitpick.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Pros:
* Mechs have well defined roles (tank, ranged dps, melee dps, and evasion) which allows for synergy between players (tanks deflecting bullets and making everyone invincible to help those who are less familiar with this type of arcade-style game, sniper marking targets to take more damage from all sources, melee dps slowing time for everyone, ...)
* Good amount of customization between picking a mech, a main weapon, and a sub weapon, which are all available immediately. Also frequent upgrades (usually 2) in the middle of levels that allow you to build towards your defined style (such as being a sniper and picking up crit upgrades) as well as a shop at the end of each level that allows for spending points towards more upgrades.
* Tons of game customization (enemy durability, player shot speed, hibox radiuses, spawn rate, fire rate... just about all low level manipulation you can think of). Lots of presets available, so you can easily switch between 5 difficulties' worth of settings, as well as extra presets like "Iron Man" where you have 0% shield multiplier.
* Lots of environments - from frozen skies to exploding suns, underwater wrecks to alien hives, gas giants to robot factories, there's 10 locations in all with quite a bit of variety.
* Can jump right in with the gauntlet mode - basically a never-ending mode (well, until you die) where you go for the high score.

Cons:
* Story dialogue / plot is seemingly intentionally bad, but just ends up being unfunny and adding very little. Anime avatars for the characters seem a bit out of place. Wish I could turn it off entirely.
* Would really benefit from having online multiplayer (as well as would probably sell a ton more copies. I know I'd be able to get some more friends to play it with me if it had online).
* Achievements would be a nice touch, as it would give me more reason to play and try out all the mechs / weapons solo (and more reason to spend time in gauntlet mode).

Other:
* Pretty quick game - around 2-3 hours. Want to call this a con, but can be a pro if you have trouble spending lots of time with friends after school/work since this game only has local co-op - it does mean you can beat this game in one sitting though, from start to finish.
* Music is ok (opinion), although if I bought the soundtrack it'd probably only be for a few tracks (namely the last boss ones, because that fight had multiple phases and is pretty exciting)

Update Feb 2016 - it does look like they are listening to users, and they added a bunch of new upgrades, a new level, steam achievements and a bunch of other little features while I wasn't looking. Definitely a plus, and it rips out one of my few cons about the game.
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