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 (18 reviews) - 88% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (206 reviews) - 91% of the 206 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2015

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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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Gyrus
( 2.4 hrs on record )
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
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
hey, thats pretty good!


ost is amazing
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VirgoBro96
( 0.1 hrs on record )
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 on record )
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 on record )
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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joho6
( 0.2 hrs on record )
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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Apparently Kid
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Was enjoying this for a bit, hoping that it wouldn't fall into the trap that many shoot em ups get into in later stages, but it does. Later on instead of making better units, or continuing with more variety, they start throwing 4-5 entire screen covering shot enemies on screen at once that you clearly can't avoid and have 3 waves in a row of this, and just hope you don't take too much damage. Then more really hard guys later, thus making you get through tons of overly difficult poorly designed parts at once, and if you die you must repeat. Why do designers think increasing repetition in later stages and frustration makes for good game design because it gets "more difficult". At one level, 21, you encounter this guy that stays all the way at the bottom of the screen, who also constantly shoots continuoues never ending streams of shots at you. So since you can't get under him and you can't shoot sideways or down, you have to try and get through his unending shots, and just hope a few bullets hit him on the sides and head. Since you barely get any damage done at all you need to do this forever. If you die its "do this and all those other parts with multiple screen filling attack enemies" over and over again. It's a terribly designed enemy that's lacking in design and just hard for the sake of being unfair and lazy.

Many guys look the same. There's no getting health, except leveling up, which the game decides on, based on how many enemies they give you and where. So it can be annoying how they laid it out instead of medkits of floating health from killing enemies like it should. You level up, but it doesn't seem to do much, and you don't know how it makes you better. There are some cool upgrades, although some can hurt more. Bosses are cool, but later stages also fall into lazy design by having 4 bosses in a row so you have to survive them all, instead of just making 1 boss have more health or design him better.

First 2/3 was good, unfortunately bad design wins out in end.

3.5/10.
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themastertrevor
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
The gameplay is Epic. Not much to say, it's exactly what appears on the tin. It's good. The soundtrack though, is what elevates this game to truly epic levels. It's really good. I listen to it in my life outside the game it's that good. This game is very much worth your time and money. The soundtrack alone is worth it, it's great that the gameplay is good too.
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GARBLESMASH
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
only played a few minutes but god damn if this isn't ♥♥♥♥ing amazing. i love it, especially while listening to iron maidens satellite 15 and some cider on the side makes this experience a 10/10 the soundtrack itself isn't my thing but i can totally appreciate its awesomeness buying this on the sale is godly and if i had the money i'd buy it for everyone.


getting onto why its awesome first off it looks amazing its got this turning screen that turns with you its hard to explain at first i thought i'd get sick of it but it just made it feel more dynamic. most of the time theres so much fireworks the challenge is finding yourself on screen and trying to dodge all the millions of bullets i get that sounds not fun maybe if you don't like bullet hell but i wouldn't consider this one maybe a bullet hell lite hybrid shmup.

its got intreresting bosses and awesome powerups sometimes it can even feel like a puzzlegame when you try to figure out how approach each section with less hits until you beat it always a nice clean get right back into the action also you level up so theres that to help you along but i think it doesn't matter its much more based on your skill on dodging and shooting which is harder than it seems but always satisfying once you get the hang of it you'll feel like a badass when you perfectly line up moving alongside a moving enemy getting 100% hits and totally destroying them.



i don't think it needs explanation this is a solid sheer fun game and if you don't like it at least on some level you gotta be a plank o wood.

also if your not conviced already i'd a pretty unenthusiastic guy generally the fact this game got me on such a high to the point i can't not leave a review is a testament to just how good this game is.
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Yokai @250PING
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Maybe one of the most fun indie games i've ever had, with its kickass music and flashes which makes my brain melt! My most favourite mode is endless mode Thank you VoidDev for making my brain melt and making me have fun!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Maybe one of the most fun indie games i've ever had, with its kickass music and flashes which makes my brain melt! My most favourite mode is endless mode Thank you VoidDev for making my brain melt and making me have fun!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
only played a few minutes but god damn if this isn't ♥♥♥♥ing amazing. i love it, especially while listening to iron maidens satellite 15 and some cider on the side makes this experience a 10/10 the soundtrack itself isn't my thing but i can totally appreciate its awesomeness buying this on the sale is godly and if i had the money i'd buy it for everyone.


getting onto why its awesome first off it looks amazing its got this turning screen that turns with you its hard to explain at first i thought i'd get sick of it but it just made it feel more dynamic. most of the time theres so much fireworks the challenge is finding yourself on screen and trying to dodge all the millions of bullets i get that sounds not fun maybe if you don't like bullet hell but i wouldn't consider this one maybe a bullet hell lite hybrid shmup.

its got intreresting bosses and awesome powerups sometimes it can even feel like a puzzlegame when you try to figure out how approach each section with less hits until you beat it always a nice clean get right back into the action also you level up so theres that to help you along but i think it doesn't matter its much more based on your skill on dodging and shooting which is harder than it seems but always satisfying once you get the hang of it you'll feel like a badass when you perfectly line up moving alongside a moving enemy getting 100% hits and totally destroying them.



i don't think it needs explanation this is a solid sheer fun game and if you don't like it at least on some level you gotta be a plank o wood.

also if your not conviced already i'd a pretty unenthusiastic guy generally the fact this game got me on such a high to the point i can't not leave a review is a testament to just how good this game is.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The gameplay is Epic. Not much to say, it's exactly what appears on the tin. It's good. The soundtrack though, is what elevates this game to truly epic levels. It's really good. I listen to it in my life outside the game it's that good. This game is very much worth your time and money. The soundtrack alone is worth it, it's great that the gameplay is good too.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
hey, thats pretty good!


ost is amazing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
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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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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