In a valley flooded with bullets, your next challenge rises from a heap of scraps. This time there aren't blue hedgehogs or mega men to save you. Hop in and become the Blue Rider!
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Release Date: Mar 3, 2016

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July 7

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From July's 8th Blue Rider it's available with 40% OFF for a limited time.

You've been through a summer sale, your wallet is almost dead and you... still having energy to kill some robots...?

THIS is your chance to shoot every bullet and missile!

... their are waiting for you.

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July 7

Trading cards available!

NEWS!!!

With the new update for Blue Rider we've added the new Trading Cards, shoot to those bastards and get all of them!

You will find:

- Trading cards
- Performance optimization
- Bug fixes
- Female attraction
- Thumb fitness improved

Now... go for them!!

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About This Game

Hop in and join the explosive action of this shoot-em-up! The perfect adventure that players who enjoy a good challenge were waiting for. Face the most challenging robot bosses you could possibly imagine as you travel across rich and diverse landscapes, and try to keep up with this insane bullet hell.

Enjoy a dynamic arcade-like game where it’s you against anything that moves. Remember that hedgehog or that little robot boy? This is a trial they wouldn’t be able to face. So get ready for a daring battle that’ll put your skills to the test. Blue Rider! Not for the faint of heart!

Features

  • 9 unique biomes overflowing with enemies.
  • Customize your arsenal and discover your very own strategy.
  • Easy to play, hard to beat. Always fun!
  • Challenge and defeat each of the 9 different bosses.
  • Orchestrated original soundtrack.
  • Explosions, explosions and… more explosions!

Can’t Be Blue With Blue Rider.

Are You Ready, Rebel?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended gamepad
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended gamepad
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Jupiter_Hadley
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Product received for free
https://youtu.be/rWg8XfcWLgI

Super challenging, beautiful looking game. It runs very smooth and is quite fun to explore and play. If you die, you have to completely restart, which adds a ton of challenge.
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Hyperduel
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Product received for free
If there's one genre of game I just can't get enough of, it's arcade-style twin-stick shooters. Especially ones which innovate and bring something fresh and exciting to the table in some creatively disctinct way. So upon noticing such a compelling new title named Blue Rider, an indie Unity Engine single-player game developed & published by Ravegan, I just knew that I had to quickly explore what it had to offer. Because it was apparent that this was one where I was actually able to enter lush 3D worlds with my ship while having full freedom of 360 degree movement to explore its every nook and cranny on my own terms...ferreting out every last enemy hiding in wait for me through its many winding paths & corridors.

Upon spending some quality time with it, it become immediately obvious to me that this was a hidden gem with so much potential for hours of addictive fun, the kind of experience which causes time to melt in between the hypnotic sounds of pew-pew bullets and thundering explosions as your enemies quickly become fine-sized shrapnel before your very eyes.

To begin, I will expand upon what the game gets right, which is quite a significant amount of positives I might add. Firstly, the sense of immersion within the game was breathtaking since it felt like I was inside an actual place brimming with intrigue & wonder....replete with dense vegetation, bodies of water, and charming old-world enigmas like stone pyramids and pillars. This creative artwork style is stellar and impressed me immensely, soon capturing my imagination with ease. It all tied seamlessly together in bringing me a palpable sense that I was inside of some strange land awaiting for me to explore & discover its many foreboding secrets while fighting off an endless array of distinctive enemies and even monster sized bosses found waiting for me at the end of each stage.

Which then quickly brings me to another positive attribute, it showcases nine full sized stages and undoubtedly feels like a full game. One with which you can sit back for several hours and enjoy to the fullest. Because you must complete each one first before advancing to the next...and you only have one single life & health meter to do so...so making sure to steer clear of the enemies' firepower is crucial for success here. And that involves continuous deft movement of your ship which also has a dynamic sprint ability to increase your speed (as long as the button is pressed). I will say however, that I kind of wish that the sprint speed was simply the default speed for the entire duration of the game since you pretty much need this kind of continuous agility in order to make quick movements at any given moment. But nonetheless, the current setup more than suffices.

Your firepower consists of both primary (bullets) and secondary weapons (missiles) which can be swapped in-game with captured power-ups from destroyed enemies. It's your basic straight-forward system here, nothing fancy or overly complicated, and pretty much just what you'd expect from such a game with very minimalist controls. This all makes it to be very accessible for both casual and hardcore gamers alike I might add.

Now onto the actual gameplay...I felt that it was overall quite solid because it's imperative that you continue to strategically move about in most sections where enemies are present, since their bullets keep aiming in your general direction. This certainly makes for edgy and tense encounters when several of them are simultaneously gunning for you. And I found it to be a thrill in methodically clearing the screen of their presence, picking them off one by one until the threat gradually subsided. Additionally, they each have their own individual health meters to display how much more damage they require for complete obliteration, which was quite a nice touch I thought. I will mention here as well that your bullets do curve as you rotate the ship/screen which adds to the aiming challenge somewhat. Some may or may not prefer this, but for me personally I didn't mind it at all.

There was one facet of this title which I found to be lacking however, and that was the very unsatisfying number of configuration options...which consisted of only 3 (resolution / graphics quality / mouse sensitivity). I'd have loved the ability to remap my controls, change difficulty settings, as well as an option to disable controller support completely so that my non-Xbox360 controller could be used via a third-party keyboard remapping program. As it was, I was relegated to using the mouse/keys for controls which isn't really optimal for such a game. And if not for this issue, I would certainly rate this as being a nearly perfect twin-stick shooter in a heartbeat. It is my hope that more such configuration options will be added to it by the developers in a future update, which would be most appreciated!

Verdict

All in all, this is a very impressive addition to the genre, one which will be sure to delight those who enjoy high-quality shooters with a thoughtful design. And if you already own a 360 controller, you'll be able to experience the full satisfaction that it has to offer in a heartbeat. Because where it shines is in its fantastic sense of immersion, its inspiring artwork, its sense of discovery, as well as rock-solid gameplay. It will hook you in hard and not let you go until you've finally completed all of its very challenging stages, rewarding you with Steam achievments the entire way through as your gritty Blue Rider ship conquers these vast worlds and comes out on top to claim victory over these tamed lands.

This impressive twin-stick shooter receives a well-earned 4 out of 5 stars from me.


Pros:

- Addictive & very challenging arcade-style gameplay
- Stunningly beautiful worlds with a distinctive artwork design
- A full 9 stages of gameplay plus bosses
- Full controller support
- Weapon power-ups
- Scoring system
- Steam achievements

Cons:

- A lack of robust configuration options
- Non-remappable controls
- Only 1 difficulty setting
- Inability to disable controller support which interferes with controller-to-keyboard remapping programs


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frodillo
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Really well made: plays great, pretty graphics, cool bosses. If you like hard games you'll like this one.
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AC-Gamer
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Blue Rider is a top down shoot em up game that puts you in the driver seat of a small spaceship on a mission to survive as you soon find wave after wave of ever increasing enemies coming after you, there small pellet shaped weapons dot the screen as they increase their attacks with every level you finish. Power ups are to be had but watch your step and don’t die or you will lose that advantage and be back to square one.

Pros:

- Beautiful graphics and game play that takes you back to games of old, the way we wish they had looked but with new and improved AI and controls.
- A number of unique enemies that grow harder with every passing level
- Fun and exciting power ups that will leave you wanting to try the next upgrade.

Cons:

- Only nine levels will leave you wanting more as you can if your skill holds out complete this game in under 3 hours.
- No saving your progress (power ups) from one game to the next once you log out. (Levels gained are still there just the loss of power ups from previous games are gone and must be regained all over again even without a death.)
- No Multiplayer as of yet.

In conclusion, Blue Rider is a fun jaunt down memory lane for those who remember these types of games from their childhood or for those wishing to experience it for the first time. The beautiful nature of the game will draw you in and keep you playing all the way to the end. 3.5 out of 5.
AC-Gamer

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Warwick J.
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
In what has been a year thus far loaded with twinstick shooters – I believe that I have discovered the best of them all with Ravegan’s Blue Rider. In fact, it wouldn’t be too far out of place to suggest that this may be one of my favorite and most enjoyable games of the year. I’m hopeful that it’s a title that will get picked up by the critics for their review but thus far only Brash Games have picked up on it and they scored it a perfect 10/10.

The game has you playing around as a blue spaceship riding and guiding yourself through levels that are littered with enemies of the robotic kind. There are a significant number of different enemy types throughout the game all with their own little quirks and powers. Getting accustomed to each of them is a vitally important component of becoming a skilled player. After you’ve beaten the waves of enemies that are just waiting to kick your ♥♥♥ you have to deal with a boss. Although there are health drops (green) along with bombs (pink/purple) and blue (rampage) they (health orbs) are are few and far between and standing a chance against most of the bosses – the first boss in the game was relatively easy if you think about the strategy required for just a moment – will mean that you need to keep as much health as possible because you’ll need it to survive the battle. Should you die at any stage of the level it’s game over. However, thankfully you don’t have to repeat stages that you have already beaten.

What I really loved about the game is the feeling that I’ve taken a step back into the days of the SEGA and Nintendo consoles. I’m currently in the midst of reading the awesome book Console Wars and to play a game that reminded me of that era but with the full production values that modern technology affords was a real delight. The graphics and the sound are a perfect match for what the game achieves and the controls are every bit as tight as what you would hope that they would be. But it’s the fantastic retro flashback feeling that does it for me. It’s a great accomplishment.

Now I feel the need to get something off of my chest. One does not simply ask someone to tell their friends what a great game one is. To see this text in between the first and second levels was not only something I would deem to be unprofessional but also very tacky. If someone is going to tell someone that a game is great or special they’re going to do it because they want to do it and for no other reason. That this is the only criticism that I can honestly level against the game speaks volumes to its quality. But to provide that in the spot of a game tip was humorous and not in a positive way for Ravegan.

Blue Rider requires skill, persistence and a lot of concentration in order to defeat each stage but the effort is well and truly worth it. Experiences of such a level are few and far between and thus I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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Mr. Wright
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Great game! It can be quite challenging. It makes you think about defense more than offense. I look forward to getting to the later levels.
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V-Act
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
“Blue Rider” is a very entertaining, beautiful and addicting shoot-em-up game. So if you like shmups, then you´re going to love this game with no doubt.

Pros:
+ The boss fights (massive bosses awaits you!)
+ Awesome graphics
+ Plenty of different weapons and power-ups
+ Easy to learn hard to master

Cons:
– Even though I like the “Blue Rider” soundtrack, I wish that Ravegan would have thrown in some Metal and Techno music into the mix
– A world map would have been nice (as you tend to get lost at times)
– Bugs (I got stuck in a wall on stage 2, and sometimes enemies doesn´t get hit by your shoots)

Gameplay: 4/5
Graphics: 4/5
Sound/Music: 3.5/5
Controls: 4/5
Replay value: 4/5

Verdict: 4/5

Full review:
http://thegg.net/reviews/blue-rider-pc-review/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37NV_Zi7ae8
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Umaru-chan
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
It is fantastic game, i have lots of fun really enjoyed it
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BoB Roquinio
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
You go to the woods for camping and the robots shoot you
You go to the beach on vacations and the robots shoot you
You think maybe in that volcano i have nice time but NO this robots again shooting you
Get mad and kill everything if you can
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Khundar
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
I will lose a year playing to finish this game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Product received for free
https://youtu.be/rWg8XfcWLgI

Super challenging, beautiful looking game. It runs very smooth and is quite fun to explore and play. If you die, you have to completely restart, which adds a ton of challenge.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
2016 is a great year for twinstick shooters, and it’s in no small part thanks to this game. It’s a game that feels straight from an arcade gallery in the 80s but manages to fit perfectly into today’s standards, and I’m glad I didn’t have to put quarters in to keep playing, cause I died A LOT. Old-school challenge.

The controller response time is quick, and it has to be because the difficulty keeps climbing to the point where you must be absolutely sure of what you’re pressing, with almost no margin for error. There were points when I the screen was covered in bullets, and I was just there trying not to panic, But it gets hard without getting to a point of frustration, and every time I died I knew it was because I had done something wrong and not because the game was unfair. Could use some checkpoints, though. Also, the power-ups should look a bit different. Maybe with letters, like in Contra. But, as it is, the weapon system is varied and has no actual flaws. Blowing robots up sounds like a good time and Blue Rider makes it as fun as it can be with a nice progression in armory.

At the end of each level you find a different final boss, and that’s by far the best part. Their designs feel detailed and they’re really hard! I ended up using different strategies with each of them and that took me a while to figure out, but the feeling of reward you get after finally beating them is unmatched. I’d certainly try out a Boss Rush Mode, one after another (Defeated 4 bosses until now)

Haven’t finished it yet, but I’ve been playing for a while and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. And, while i died a couple of times, I just kept coming back for more.


Summary:
An easy recommendation for anyone interested in a fast and challenging game. The sort of game that makes you stay up until you manage to beat one more level.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
In what has been a year thus far loaded with twinstick shooters – I believe that I have discovered the best of them all with Ravegan’s Blue Rider. In fact, it wouldn’t be too far out of place to suggest that this may be one of my favorite and most enjoyable games of the year. I’m hopeful that it’s a title that will get picked up by the critics for their review but thus far only Brash Games have picked up on it and they scored it a perfect 10/10.

The game has you playing around as a blue spaceship riding and guiding yourself through levels that are littered with enemies of the robotic kind. There are a significant number of different enemy types throughout the game all with their own little quirks and powers. Getting accustomed to each of them is a vitally important component of becoming a skilled player. After you’ve beaten the waves of enemies that are just waiting to kick your ♥♥♥ you have to deal with a boss. Although there are health drops (green) along with bombs (pink/purple) and blue (rampage) they (health orbs) are are few and far between and standing a chance against most of the bosses – the first boss in the game was relatively easy if you think about the strategy required for just a moment – will mean that you need to keep as much health as possible because you’ll need it to survive the battle. Should you die at any stage of the level it’s game over. However, thankfully you don’t have to repeat stages that you have already beaten.

What I really loved about the game is the feeling that I’ve taken a step back into the days of the SEGA and Nintendo consoles. I’m currently in the midst of reading the awesome book Console Wars and to play a game that reminded me of that era but with the full production values that modern technology affords was a real delight. The graphics and the sound are a perfect match for what the game achieves and the controls are every bit as tight as what you would hope that they would be. But it’s the fantastic retro flashback feeling that does it for me. It’s a great accomplishment.

Now I feel the need to get something off of my chest. One does not simply ask someone to tell their friends what a great game one is. To see this text in between the first and second levels was not only something I would deem to be unprofessional but also very tacky. If someone is going to tell someone that a game is great or special they’re going to do it because they want to do it and for no other reason. That this is the only criticism that I can honestly level against the game speaks volumes to its quality. But to provide that in the spot of a game tip was humorous and not in a positive way for Ravegan.

Blue Rider requires skill, persistence and a lot of concentration in order to defeat each stage but the effort is well and truly worth it. Experiences of such a level are few and far between and thus I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Very entertaining game, lots of fun really enjoyed it. Nice graphics and soundtrack. Offers quite a challenge. All that matters is racking up more and more score. Recommended 7/10
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
You go to the woods for camping and the robots shoot you
You go to the beach on vacations and the robots shoot you
You think maybe in that volcano i have nice time but NO this robots again shooting you
Get mad and kill everything if you can
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Easy to play, easy to rage :) :)
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Awesome old school game, simple and fun, the controls are fantastic!!!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Yes! I get it!!! Eat it %&@! robots!!!
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
I have played this game for a few hours, I got a Beta version. It is fantastic, I've made a little gameplay series of it, sadly i'm stuck on level four..

https://youtu.be/bPdgWymOpM8
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
I will lose a year playing to finish this game!
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