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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Release Date: Aug 14, 2015

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September 2

UPDATE #7: ULTRA UPDATE!

It’s finally here! The Void Invaders Ultra Update (version 1.7.0) is now live. Here’s a list of all the new features and changes:

New features (in-game)

Hardcore Mode

  • 10 new levels
  • 30 new enemies
  • 2 new bosses
  • 1 new powerup

New achievements
  • Wave Master
  • Completed
  • Hardcore player

New skin with rainbow (!!!) bullets
Various other things we probably forgot to mention

New features (other)

Scrolling leaderboards
View leaderboards from the main menu
Screenshake slider
Vsync setting
Gamepad vibration
Auto-fire setting
Gamepad control re-mapping
Alienware AlienFX support
Logitech ARX Control support

Improvements

Improved keyboard and gamepad controls
Improved menu
Improved statistics screen
Improved extras screen
Optimisation and performance improvements

Bug fixes

Key map changes through the pause menu are now correctly applied

Linux!

We’ve finally managed to port Void Invaders to Linux! Right now, the official supported distros are Debian and its most common variants, including Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu. Other distributions may work, but you’ll have to install the required libraries manually, and we currently can’t offer support. If you use Debian (or one of its friends), you can use the “Play install dependencies” launch option to install necessary libraries, after which the game can be played.

Linux-specific bugs can be reported here.

Many thanks to our friend Flippylosaurus who helped with troubleshooting and who created the install scripts.

About Music Mode

We’d like to apologise again for Music Mode not being released with this update. Real life got in the way and we didn’t find time to turn it into something worth playing. That’s why we decided to postpone it indefinitely.

That’s all folks!

We’re pretty sure that this will be the last major update for Void Invaders (though we’ll stick around and try to fix any bugs you may find). We’ve had a great time working on Void Invaders, but everything comes to an end. After having worked on it for nearly two years, we’re ready to start working on something new.

Having a game on Steam truly has been an amazing experience, so thank you all for supporting us. We also genuinely hope you guys will enjoy the new update.

By the way, Void Invaders is 83% off right now as well! Be sure to spread the word!

Have fun and thanks for playing Void Invaders!!!

~VoidDev
Noah & Koen

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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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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 40 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 40 levels to beat!
  • More than 70 different enemies!
  • Insane boss battles!
  • Multiple challenging game modes!
  • Full controller support!
  • Achievements!
  • Online leaderboards!



System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 45 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal resolution: 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 1000 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Recent Debian or similar
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 1000 MB memory
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Vivardor
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
Another Shoot em up similar to Space Invaders.
This one particularly has the nice gimic of the screen tilting when moving side to side. The visuals aren't tearing my eyes out so that's a plus.

The thing that makes me not recommend this game is the enemy movements of constantly swaying from side to side. This makes it very difficult to hit the enemies to the point of unfairness. The bullet-spongey nature makes it all the more difficult.

Despite the low sale price I recommend not wasting your money.
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Marlou Vac Ban
87.6 hrs
Posted: September 15
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Void Invaders really gives you a good feeling of how games have used to be.

Simple gameplay and mechanics, very beautiful, stylish and flashy colors, and a GREAT soundtrack, it goes astonishing well with the gameplay.

As soon as you've completed a level, it just continues smoothly with the next. Well done, you can keep up your flow pretty good.

Void Invaders is very challenging, but since Dark Souls I kinda became a masochist so I really adore the difficulty in VI.

There are some pretty nice and challenging boss fights in there aswell.

The price is justified imo, so get yourself a copy and take a nostalgic break!


PS: the developers are very kind and nice persons aswell :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The look of this game, the predominantly black background with lots of vibrantly colourful and bright characters & explosions, the large pixel art Space Invaders sprites & some 'new' invaders characters, is great. The soundtrack is great too. The gameplay is good because there's different gameplay modes, the levels & bosses become progressively harder, & there's fun power-ups. Though a multiplayer mode would've been nice. A bargain at £1.99.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I give this game one sentence to review. Space Invaders: Rave Edition. That's all this game need to be said about it! Just kidding, but the game is great. It's just like INK, a great title to lose some time. Could have had some more levels, but the game is good. Unless, if you have epilepsy. Check out my review on the game INK! 7,5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
It's a good game for $0.99, but gets repetitive pretty fast.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
♥♥♥♥ing. Amazing.
I never leave reviews but this game has taken me so I must.
Would reccomend. 12/10
I havent played a bullet hell this fun in awhile. Also the soundtrack is amazing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
top kek
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
One of the best game I have played. The soundtrack is free and really good! :P
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 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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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 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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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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