AIPD - Artificial Intelligence Police Department
Enter the AI universe and fight evil AIs with a variety of weapons and modifications. AIPD is a top-down coop twin-stick shooter where you can enjoy thousands of possible combinations of enemy and arena permutations that give you an unprecedented and nearly unlimited arcade experience.
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Mostly Positive (15 reviews) - 73% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2016

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Enter the AI arena and fight evil artificial intelligences with a variety of weapons and modifications. AIPD is a top-down coop twin-stick shooter with a visual style that is an homage to 80s neon art styles, pioneered by games like Minestorm on the Vectrex console system or feature films like TRON.

Enjoy thousands of possible combinations of enemy and arena permutations that give you an unprecedented and nearly unlimited arcade experience. Enjoy the neon graphics of AIPD using the power of Unreal Engine 4 to its limits, combined with a slamming soundtrack and overwhelming sound effects. Choose between weapons like the powerful howitzer, the devastating shotgun or the precise phaser for point attacks.

In AIPD you can choose your favorite combination of game mechanic modules and fight action driven coop battles with up to four players on one screen. Enjoy the freedom to create your own experience and adjust the game to suit your needs and skill level.

  • Thousands of possible combinations of enemy and arena permutations
  • Flexible playstyle thanks to customizable weaponry and modifications
  • Local coop mode with up to four players
  • Several online leaderboards for fierce competition
  • Timeless Neon-Art style powered by Unreal Engine 4

    Compare your skills online:

    • Leaderboards
    • Achievements

    Additional features:
    • Full controller, mouse & keyboard support
    • Amazing soundtrack

    Who is Blazing Badger?

    AIPD is the debut title of Blazing Badger, an independent developer based in Frankfurt, Germany. The game is developed by a team of industry veterans who all contributed to the Uncharted, Crysis, Spellforce and Settlers series, as well as Lords of the Fallen and the critically acclaimed 90s advertising game Tony & Friends in Kellogg's Land.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win7 32-Bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD4000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Disclaimer - I have been gifted a free key for this game for review purposes, however, my review will be kept as truthful as possible since I am meant to help developers and buyers/gamers.

AIPD review:

AIPD is a rogue-like shoot-em-up game in which you have to survive waves of ever more intimidating enemies to make the game a whole lot more difficult on yourself and select a challenge. These include things such as: enemy powers upgraded, forever decreasing multiplier, you lose the ability to fire your weapons under certain circumstances, etc. It’s a simple idea but executed very well. You feel in control of your ship, it makes you really feel you are to blame whenever you die, unlike in many other games. Graphically it’s quite impressive, basically, everything has its own effect or whatnot with a bloom effect.

Basically, it’s what you’d expect from a rogue-like game. You play in a tight arena with ever increasing amounts and difficulties of enemies. Over time, you will get some crazy multipliers and unique weapons/ships, each one either adding or nerfing to the gameplay. Personally, I found some combos of weapon-ships to just be flat out over powered. Such as a quick nimble ship using a highly damaging weapon. I can quickly get out of trouble wether it’s by shooting my way out of there or flying away.

Pros and cons

Beautiful soundtrack
Amazing on-screen effects
Progressively challenging
Lots of ship-weapon combos
Can help reflex/action times

Not really that many ships or weapons
You get to design your own scenario, but you will still need to pick all the challenges in the end.
One, simple, stock map

I have been gifted the key by the kind developers of the game. They make my review about games like this possible.

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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
It looks really pretty, has nice sound effects, it's controls are nice with great input, it has somewhat of a high replay value with a bunch of similar modes, and with a single map (from what i've seen) but what's really good about this game aside from what I've already mentioned is that you keeps driving you to make the next level harder and more challenging until you fail, once you fail you unlock new weapons and mods and then start again, trying to further your score even higher with each play through.

At its surface the asking price might seem a bit much, but after playing for a while and starting the next day to play a good session of it, you'll see how the game was worth buying at its current price. It's a game to shoot a bunch of bug-looking things with so much neon lighting. Note: I love neon light xD
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
A solid Twin Stick Shooter with really cool graphics and an awesome soundtrack!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
You are in a circular arena and shoot waves over waves of enemies while you can move to a different direction than you shoot. After each stage you can choose one of two randomly chosen modifiers (there are a lot in total!) making it more challenging and you can even build your own difficulty with them in a free mode.

In contrast to other games like this, it never feels unfair. It is always just you not being fast or smart enough and every time you get hit or lose the game, you're very motivated to try again. No ragequit potential, absolutely recommended!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
AIPD is one of those "just another round" titles where you cant stop playing. Its a kind of "Rogue Like Space Shooter". You fight, you gain Points, Points unlock new awesome weapons and Upgrades. The core gameplay is very addictive and challenging. There are a lot of additional game modes (millions of them???), which makes the game very replayable. AIPD is very well done and polished. The graphics are just awesome. I like the stylish blue and red ‘Tron-like’ graphics and its fast paced, reaction based gamestyle. Also...I LOVE the music!
Bottomline: AIPD is realistic twin stick successor to the long serving Geometry Wars.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
I also covered this game on my YouTube channel:

AIPD is an arena based shmup that's tailored to provide a specific kind of score attack experience. There are only 15 waves, a few types of enemies, one boss, one life and a big health bar. Your goal is to get to the end with as high a score as possible, that's it. In terms of raw content, some might find this lacking and I can't blame you if that's so. However, if you are a fan of score attack and particularly, one you can customise the challenge of, there's a lot to like here.

You have a variety of weapons and secondary abilities at your disposal. Most are locked off initially but you can unlock them all in less than an hour of play. You can use combinations of these, along with various powerups and superweapons you will acquire in the stages themselves, to take out enemies as fast as possible. Defeated foes will drop tiny shards that will increase your multiplier and you want to get as many of these as possible. Taking damage will lower your multiplier but not reset it entirely. After each stage, you're presented with two challenges that you must pick one of before proceeding and which stack as you get further in the game. These challenges will either give you a handicap or your enemies an advantage but they also come with an instant multiplier boost that is higher for more difficult challenges, encouraging greediness. You only have one life and can't regain health but your starting health is very generous. Once you either die or defeat the boss, your score is added to the leaderboards.

Up to 4 players can play together locally and in addition to that, there are other modes available with different sets of challenges activated from the get go, plus three custom profiles where you can pick your own sets of challenges and thus, starting multiplier bonus. There's a lot of ways to customise your experience and challenge which is really refreshing to see and I wish more games like this did.

The one major bummer about AIPD is the leaderboard implementation. There is only one leaderboard for each game mode (including the custom design mode) and every difficulty level adds to the same leaderboard, meaning that if you're playing on a lower difficulty or playing the custom mode with less challenges enabled, you have an unlevel playing field with higher level players. There are two schools of thought on this. Some like it because it encourages people to get better and play higher levels but personally, I like each difficulty to have its own leaderboard so those that don't have as much time or just aren't as skilled can still feel like they're competing for a top slot. Personally, I'd like to see each difficulty get its own leaderboard, as well as each combination for the custom modes. A minor gripe at worst though.

AIPD looks great (even on low-end hardware), plays great and really gets what makes a good score attack experience. This isn't going to be for everyone but if it's the kind of shmup you dig, the price is well worth it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
A solid little twin-stick shooter that has a bit of replaybility. Visually it looks great, the controls and tight, and the weapon options on the ships come in a pretty good variety. That said there's not much passed the basic gameplay cycle, so what you see after the first few levels is what you get for the game. Luckily there's a few modes of play to spice things up.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
AIPD is a fun arcade-like shooter game that benefits more from playing the game with local friends. The gameplay is straight forward enough for players to into the game quick while having a fair amount of customizing options to make each game session different. The weapons and mods you unlock have different strengths/weaknesses, allow players to try out different methods on how to play throught the various levels. Each time you beat a level, you must choose a challenge which will carry over to the other rounds, which makes for some chaotic fun for you and your friends. However, if you play the game by yourself, the game will get boring pretty quick, especially since you can unlock everything within 2-3 hours. But if you got friends that want simple fun with easy to learn gameplay, AIPD is worth giving a shot.

Rating: B
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
I am not your typical twin stick shooter guy. But this game got me hooked. The ever increasing challenge from the modifiers is incredibly addicting and will suck you in in no time! I can only recommend this game if you want to have some quick dirty fun.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
this is a good game and it's even better when you play it with friends.
if you don't have any, this game alone is reason to get some.

you navigate your ship in a circular arena and fight waves of enemies.
coupled with it's awesome music this game is quite addictive!

this will keep me busy for quite some time :)
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5.0 hrs
Posted: September 9
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 24
The game has nice graphics, but it's simply not fun.

It's extremely repetitive, even for a bullet hell type of game, and controller support is mediocre. The menus use a virtual cursor mouse which is big red flag, and in game it simply doesn't feel right. You also need a mouse for the installation process.

Not recommended.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: June 14
Ok, just another round.

I don't know what it is about some games that trigger that in me, but this hits the spot.
Maybe it's the visual style. I like it.
Or bigger guns...
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0.8 hrs
Posted: June 3
Very fresh, very intense, very beautiful.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: February 26

A fun classic styled arcade shooter in design is similar to geometry wars if you like that asthetic, the music is great, and the gameplay is simple enough for hours of enjoyment. Though will say that it doesn't have as many modes of gameplay but the difficulty settings can make up for that. In all i do recommend this game also fairly cheap for a new indie game.
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Desolater IV
5.0 hrs
Posted: February 6
A Twin-Stick Shooter Arena, Similar to Geometry Wars
+ Non-stop intense action
+ Bright neon colorful graphics that are a delight to stare at
+ A variety of weapons and modifications
+ Variety of pick-ups / power-ups / abilities
+ 5 different game modes
+ Very challenging, and tests your limits of how far you can get without dying
+ Quite a few unique enemies that are pretty refreshing for this genre
+ Very high replayability

- No way to regain health
- It's a bit hard to tell what some modifications and power ups are or do in-game

~ I feel like this game could have benefited from having a boss every 10 levels

Overall I feel lke this is a GREAT Arcade Shooter, and is a MUST-HAVE for anyone who likes the genre or anyone who liked geometry wars and is looking for more greatness!

[Side Note] If you have friends who are willing to compete for highscores with you, the replayability will go up dramatically if you are a competitive person.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: February 4
A nicely balanced twin stick shooter that gives plenty of reasons to come back and better your last attempt. Very pretty and high replayability, thumbs up from me!
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0.4 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 3
This game was a lot of fun. It's visually nice and the gameplay is pleasing. If you're into breaking your own records and trying to challenge your own skill, then you will enjoy AIPD. I think $10 is a little much then I'd like to pay for it though... I'd prolly wait for a sale, but that's just me.

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