Jump back to the good old days of arcade machines with Void Invaders: a colourful, chaotic and explosive arcade shoot-em-up game inspired by classics such as Galaga and Space Invaders!
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Very Positive (214 reviews) - 92% of the 214 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2015

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August 28

Quick Announcement - Ultra Update almost finished

Hi guys,

The Void Invaders Ultra Update is almost there! It will feature a new game mode, new levels and enemies, a new skin, additional settings and options, performance and general improvements, bug fixes and more!

We’re sorry we’ve kept you guys waiting so long, and we have some bad news as well. Personal problems, combined with a lack of motivation, have forced us to indefinitely postpone Music Mode. Apologies to those who were looking forward to it!

Right now, we’re tweaking the last couple things, while a friend is working on getting the Linux build working. We hope to have the update done as soon as possible (yes, we’ve said this before, but it’s for real now!)

Thanks for sticking with us.

VoidDev
Noah & Koen

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June 23

Void Invaders is still alive!

Hi everyone!

Happy summer sale! Void Invaders will be 83% off for the entire duration of the sale. Spread the word and tell your friends and enemies!

Shameless advertising aside, we wanted to let you know that we are still working on Void Invaders! A big update is in the works, which we’ll release somewhere in the next 1-2 months. The update will be completely free for everyone who owns the game.

Here’s a quick recap of a couple things that will be added to Void Invaders:

  • Hardcore Mode with new ultra-hard levels and enemies
  • Music Mode (with leaderboards!)
  • More settings, including auto-fire, gamepad vibration and control remapping
  • New achievements
  • Steam Cloud saves
  • Polishing, balancing and bug fixing
  • Improved menu
  • More rewards for beating the game and new game modes
  • A lot of other stuff that we either forgot to mention or is super secret

So without further ado, here are some sneak peeks of the Upcoming Ultra Update:






We realise we’ve made you wait for quite a while now, but we’re going to do our best to finish the update as soon as we can!

We’d also like to thank you guys for your support. It has been a blast so far to work on Void Invaders!

VoidDev
Noah & Koen

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Reviews

“With spectacular visuals and fast paced gameplay, Void Invaders will brighten up your day with an intense blast of retro nostalgia.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

“Void Invaders tried to pay a homage to the classic Space Invaders and it very much succeeded.”
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About This Game

Jump back to the good old days of arcade machines with Void Invaders: a colourful, chaotic and explosive arcade shoot-em-up game inspired by classics such as Galaga and Space Invaders! Blast your way through more than 30 levels filled with dozens of enemies, intense boss fights and destructive powerups! Explosive visuals and a frantic light show included.

Features

  • Colourful and explosive retro graphics!
  • Over 30 levels to beat!
  • More than 50 different enemies!
  • Insane boss battles!
  • Multiple challenging game modes!
  • Full controller support!
  • Achievements!
  • Online leaderboards!



System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal resolution: 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 1000 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 MB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (214 reviews)
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no92_leo
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
Not much to say here, this game is simply awesome.
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Flippylosaurus
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 14
Nice casual game. Would have great potential for use at lan parties if there was a multiplayer function.
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thrashingale-redux
5.5 hrs
Posted: August 10
Void Invaders is short and sweet and well worth the price. There are 30 levels to get through, with bosses spaced out periodically as you progress. Gameplay is fast-paced and the enemies are relentless. Power-ups make things infinitely easier, but they're often short-lived and are placed strategically throughout the levels, so you have to use them wisely.

There's both keyboard and full controller support, I tried each and definitely preferred using my controller, the controls are very responsive and maneuverability felt much more natural and smooth. To each his own, though.

Achievements are a bit buggy but easy enough to fix (I had to disable Steam Overlay and in some cases restart my game).
There is an epilepsy warning at the beginning of the game and Endless Mode is particularly guilty of ridiculously bright flashing explosions and colors, so that's something to look out for (the regular levels and Wave Mode weren't as bad with this, I don't think).

Always enjoyed games like Space Invaders, Galaga, etc. and this one took those inspirations and did its own thing and was very easy to enjoy. It's colorful and upbeat and a decent challenge, not too easy yet not terribly frustrating, either. Definitely worth checking out!
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Buttered Bread
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 7
Love it!
Casual game, easy to run, Nice soundtrack (Comes Free) brings nostaglia back from Space Invaders.
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Gyrus
2.4 hrs
Posted: July 27
Pure arcade madness with modern music and explosions. 22th level is too hard, 24th is twice harder, but still possible. Everyting in between is easy as pie. The game lacks widescreen option.
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bailey
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 26
hey, thats pretty good!


ost is amazing
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Darin the Dank 👽
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 25
Cool but loud as ♥♥♥♥ even on minimum volume settings. It doesn't help that the first sound you hear is a really loud beep.
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JOsha (WAS)Pro Awper
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 21
I REALLY LIKE THE GAME PLAY , THE SOUNDTRACK, THE COLOR EFFECTS AND EVERYTHING IN THE GAME ....I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME TO THOSE WHO LIKE RETRO STYLE GAMES.

BUT I WOULD LIKE A FEW CHANGES TO HAPPEN

-FIRST OF ALL THE BOSSES SLOW BY SLOW BECOME VERY TUFF AND UNFAIR SO I WOULD LIKE IT IF THERE WERE MORE LVL BOOST AND MORE HEALTH WITH INCREASE IN LVL.

-I WOULD LOVE IT IF THERE WAS A MULTIPLAYER MODE LIKE 3 FRIENDS PLAYING TOGETHOR, THAT WOULD BE AMAZING!

-IT WOULD BE NICE IF THERE WAS A STORY OR SOMETHING

- AND FINALLY I WISH THERE WERE MORE CHARECTERS TO PLAY WITH
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Hiræther Harbinger de Behçet
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 9
The Space Invaders sequel Atari still can't create is Void Invaders. It's incredibly fun. The graphics are spot on. The music is kick'n. But most of all, it excels with level ups and power ups, providing the next logical step to one of the simplest forms of gaming. It could have been made in the 80s if the programmers weren't so astranged from their own creations. This is the perfect coffee break madness or endless long haul shooter.
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Brokeback Mountain
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 9
I fail to see the appeal. It's not fun or challenging. I literally won lvl 3 without moving AT ALL, I only pressed Z, and I won the lvl.

Your own character is slower than the opponents, so most of the time you shouldn't move, it's just a waste since you will hit just as much as if you move. Moving is only effective against big opponents.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Void Invaders is short and sweet and well worth the price. There are 30 levels to get through, with bosses spaced out periodically as you progress. Gameplay is fast-paced and the enemies are relentless. Power-ups make things infinitely easier, but they're often short-lived and are placed strategically throughout the levels, so you have to use them wisely.

There's both keyboard and full controller support, I tried each and definitely preferred using my controller, the controls are very responsive and maneuverability felt much more natural and smooth. To each his own, though.

Achievements are a bit buggy but easy enough to fix (I had to disable Steam Overlay and in some cases restart my game).
There is an epilepsy warning at the beginning of the game and Endless Mode is particularly guilty of ridiculously bright flashing explosions and colors, so that's something to look out for (the regular levels and Wave Mode weren't as bad with this, I don't think).

Always enjoyed games like Space Invaders, Galaga, etc. and this one took those inspirations and did its own thing and was very easy to enjoy. It's colorful and upbeat and a decent challenge, not too easy yet not terribly frustrating, either. Definitely worth checking out!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Nice casual game. Would have great potential for use at lan parties if there was a multiplayer function.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Love it!
Casual game, easy to run, Nice soundtrack (Comes Free) brings nostaglia back from Space Invaders.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Not much to say here, this game is simply awesome.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
"Invaders and flashing screen"
Pretty neat arcade revival game. Somekind of mixture of Space Invaders, Galaga, Centipede and Frogger. You shoot through tons of aliens with power upgrades + levelups + skins. There are also Steam leaderboards and an Endless mode. The epileptic warning in the beginning is totally justified. Aliens explode in white flashes. Beat all challenging 30 levels in medium and hard. Just to die 50 times seems really really hard.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Wow!
I must say that i have never expected to enjoy a Space Invaders clone as much as this.
So, starting the game, you are confronted with a settings menu that contains everything you need and some excellent music (soundtrack is included when you buy the main game) prematurely filling you with adrenaline that you will need later on. Then there's the selection between gamemodes being:
  • Level Mode: Play through 30 different levels with a slight level of passive experience-based progression between levels. (data is autosaved)
  • Endless Mode: Mow your way through a procedurally generated neverending (hence the name) stream of enemies in the hopes of beating your high score.
  • Wave Mode: The same as Endless Mode, but in a rotation of waves (duh) that are all manually designed.
Jumping into it i admit that i saw nothing but a weak space ship in a take on the classic coin-eating Space Invaders, but it didn't differ from the original enough to keep me interested. That was until it started borrowing some of Galaga's complexity, and classic shmup elements and pacing from the bullet hells such as CRIMZON CLOVER. And that is basically what this is, classic arcade Space Invaders/Galaga with shmup elements thrown into it.
But somehow, Void Invaders succeeds in not feeling like another one of these unoriginal ripoffs as instead of blending different existing games together, it does that and adds more to it. They added a lot of new enemies and bosses with original patterns and also new shmup-like temporary upgrade pick ups with not only "more bullets in a wider range", but besides that also a handful of unique upgrades that cause different playstyles and pacing, much like Bit Blaster XL.
What also differs Void Invaders from other Space Invaders clones is that the general amount of ♥♥♥♥ happening on the screen is not inserted merely for the sake of eyerape. It actually adds to the aesthetic of the game. The way the particles are thrown on the screen is what many refer to as "artistically cohesive" in the sense that all of the explosion effects, the background and the unique screen tilt while moving actually fit together quite nicely. I'd say Void Invaders should switch places in reputation with Bit Blaster XL.

Don't see stuff that should be here or vice versa? I'm open to constructive criticism.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
This is the kind of game that I call a "bargain bin purchase", these are games that wind up selling for incredibly cheap costs and can often turn out to be real gems, Void Invaders was another great find in the Steam sale for a measly £0.49.

Void Invaders is a homage to retro space shooters such as Galaga, Galaxian, Space Invaders etc. so you should know exactly what to expect based on the trailer and screenshots provided, however, I just wanted to write up this quick review to inform you that it is definitely worth the money and that it turned out to be a huge amount of fun.

This game features retro arcade-like gameplay with a brilliant unique soundtrack to go along with it, complete up to 30 singleplayer levels (including bossfights) or play in endless or wave modes to really test yourself and compete in the Steam leaderboards.

Something important to note however is that after a while the game can really strain your eyes. If you have played Beat Hazard before, then it's easiest to compare the explosions and bright flashes in Void Invaders to those used there too, except Beat Hazard has the option to tone it down, Void Invaders does not. Heed the warnings about photosensitive epilepsy, they are there for a good reason.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Too addicting.
Like seriously way too addicting. And fun. Really really fun.
Graphics are bright and colourful, and the music is great.
It's a really well made game.
and I want all the achievements... I need them.
I just suck at the game.
10/10 would play more.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Follow my curation : http://store.steampowered.com/curator/9273374-exorio

It's space invaders with a twist. And it's actually good. Simplistic gameplay, tight controls, and better yet : Endless Mode!

I'm fine with the overkill aesthetic, specially the explosions and flashes.

Although a little bit too overkill and make it hard to keep up on what happens on screen.

For the devs : Pls add an option to turn off the tilting screen, also it doesn't scale up to fill my whole screen. Oh yeah a controller support would be nice. At least XBox360 controllers.

Other than that, it's good, fun, enjoyable and strangely... somewhat relaxing.

Worth the asking price.

Update 08/22/2015

Dev added controller support, options for screen scaling and option to turn on/off wobble effect! Great job, dev! Game is much better now, highly recommended!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
What an awesome buy. This game is phenomenal on many levels and I am incredibely happy I stumbled upon it. I can already tell I will end up spending HOURS playing it over time. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to buy a game to suck them in for a while. Also has one of the most fantastic soundtracks I have ever heard in a game (If you're an electronic music lover you will love this game tenfold)
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