Nex Machina is an intense arcade style twin-stick shooter from Housemarque. Taking hints from both Robotron and Smash TV, Nex Machina focuses on pure action, voxel destruction and competition in the distant, cablepunk themed future.
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Very Positive (44 reviews) - 90% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (501 reviews) - 89% of the 501 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 20, 2017

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July 17

Audio and replay issues fixed

Hi!

We have just released a small hotfix which fixes some audio and replay issues.

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v1.05 0058.007 - July 17th, 2017
Hotfix 7

Audio
* Fixed audio issue where audio effects might stop working completely

Replays
* Fixed replays when watching multiple replays in a row

Online Arena
* Fixed challenge timers

Info
* All v1.05 (Steam, GOG.com, HumbleStore and PS4) builds are identical regarding gameplay / content (check the version number from game's main menu)
* This build was released on Steam and GOG.com. Also HumbleStore sells Steam keys.
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More info:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/404540/discussions/0/1457328392099609556/
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July 6

BIG Update - Gameplay balancing + bug fixes + start up crash fixes

Hi!

We have just released a BIG update which balances the game and fixes lots of technical issues such as the start up issues for many users.

We hope this fixes a lot of reported issues and we keep monitoring the game and the community!

If you still experience start up issues or crashes during the gameplay, please state the following info to us:

- CPU (processor model)
- GPU (graphics card model)
- Memory amount
- Windows version (remember to state is your Windows 32bit or 64bit)

PLEASE also send the MINIDUMP file to us which should be created into game's install folder.

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v1.05 0051.007 - July 6th, 2017
Gameplay balancing + bug fixes

Please note that this patch disables all old replays recorded with older version of the game.

Engine
* Fixed Windows 7 start up crash issues
* Crash fixes in rare cases
* Added minidump support (when game crashes, please send the minidump to Housemarque)
* Added more information to Steam init failure message
* Added auto detection for input type in menus for controller & keyboard+mouse
* Added warning message box about low GPU memory

Optimizations
* Optimized fluid rendering

Server
* Fixed network connection detection when using virtual interfaces
* Tweaked communication logic with the server

Rendering
* Added initial 21:9 support for testing purposes
- Known issues are:
- Menus doesn’t support 21:9
- HUD doesn’t support 21:9
- Enemy arrow indicators aren’t near the borders of the screen
- Videos are using 1080p resolution

Difficulty
* Rookie: on final death, player drops all equipped powerups minus one
* Experienced: on final death, player drops all equipped powerups minus one
* Hero: Balanced more
* Hero: Added new gameplay
* Hero: Added shockwaves
* Hero: Disable restarts
* Hero: Player always starts with all powerups
* Hero: Player doesn't drop powerups when dying
* Hero: Changed maximum multiplier to 999

Gameplay
* Added extra speed to tokens gravitating towards player from a large distance
* Fixed tokens getting pushed in the wrong direction when spawned inside a wall
* Fixed special ability tokens not being absorbed during level end sequence
* Fixed invincibility from special abilities (Smartbomb, Powershot etc.) disallowing players to move through dark beams
* Standardized player weapon damage against environment blocks + special exits to make upgraded shots feel more consistent (and less grindy)
* Fixed "All Humans Saved" World Complete bonus (awarded when saving all normal + secret humans)
* Fixed "Conqueror" World Complete bonus (awarded when saving all humans + finding everything else in the World)

Player
* Longer invincibility time when respawning
* Added Dash Melee animation
* Buffed Sword
* Small nerf to Smartbomb (recharge time, invincibility time, damage radius)
* Powershot explosion doesn't trigger revenge bullets
* Fixed Smartbomb activation during triple dash allowing 4x dashes

Humans
* Added floating animation to humans

Enemies
* Tweaked some enemy collisions
* Fixed Disruptors spawning outside of gameplay area
* Crusher Ranged enemy telegraphs it’s attack better now. Difficulty based
* Disable dark beam collisions of Crusher Ranged when its arm is not extended
* Tweaked turret collision radius (slightly larger to make it easier to hit)
* Reduced water bot health on harder difficulties

Yeti Kong Boss
* Destroy Yeti Kong's falling rocks upon boss death
* Destroy Yeti Kong's barrels upon boss death
* Tweaked effects for Yeti Kong
* Tweaked Yeti Kong collisions to match visuals better

Helltron Boss
* Small balancing tweaks

Supreme AI Boss
* Balanced Supreme AI
* Fixed starting position of the enclosing beam attack of Supreme AI
* Fixed camera following during Supreme AI intro sequence

Nex Machina Boss
* Fixed Nex Machina being updated during game over screen
* Fixed Nex Machina lazer eye attack timing

World 2
* Tweaked visual look of the worlds (lighting, adding a bit more assets)
* Tweaked gameplay a bit

World 4
* Level 01 - Fixed being able to burrow into undesired area
* Tweaked visual look of the worlds (lighting, adding a bit more assets)
* Tweaked gameplay a bit
* Level 10 - Fixed an issue where some blocks would remain invisible on the playfield after destruction

World 5
* Tweaked visual look of the worlds (lighting, adding a bit more assets)
* Tweaked gameplay a bit
* Level 14 - Fixed an issue where players could enter a part of the level they weren't supposed to

World 6
* Tweaked visual look of the worlds (lighting, adding a bit more assets)
* Tweaked gameplay a bit
* Level 4 - Fixed an issue where the gameplay flow would freeze sometimes
* Level 15 - Fixed beams abruptly killing the player

HUD
* Remove all power-ups from player at the moment of final death (so they don't show up on HUD before the continue screen)
* Remapped Dash and Special recharge bar values slightly to match min/max bar visuals correctly
* Keep player hitbox always visible during boss fights

Menu
* Proceed from title screen with any key
* Changed keyboard ENTER and TAB button icons

Co-op
* Added yellow bullets for player 2 in co-op (matches the player color)
* Fixed special weapon token gravitating to player with another special weapon already equipped in co-op
* Fixed crash during Yeti Kong boss battle when other player picks up extra life
* Fixed dash reset on respawn to apply only to respawned players

Replays
* Fixed Hero difficulty replays
* Fixed replay issues in rare cases
* Fixed replay issues between AMD and Intel processors
* Fixed Nex Machina boss replay issues

Effects
* Added beam hit particle effect when dashing through damage shapes
* Tweaks to bullet fade
* Tweaked level transitions to eliminate some cases where transitions looks bad
* Tweaked Nex Machina boss effects

Feats
* Removed "The culling – Assassin" feat as such enemy doesn't exist in the game
* Unlock complete Hero feat when destroying Supreme AI

Trophies
* Updated trophy icons
* Changed platinum trophy name
* Tweaked some trophy descriptions for various languages
* Fixed various trophies which weren’t unlocked in given time in trophy's description
* Fixed arcade complete trophies not unlocking on Supreme AI death
* Fixed bunch of trophy descriptions on Polish for Steam

Localization
* Added some missing Chinese characters
* Added some missing Japanese characters
* Minor localization fixes in various languages
* Tweaked Polish translation

Audio
* Added audio effect for pre-death hit for player

Videos
* Added ending videos


More info can be found from:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/404540/discussions/0/1457328392099609556/
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Reviews

“What a trip.”
5/5 – The Guardian

“Housemarque has just made the game of its career.”
Essential – Eurogamer

“Nex Machina is a game that confidently meets expectations. It's difficult, intensely satisfying, and packed with enough secrets and lofty secondary objectives to keep you enraptured for hours.”
9/10 – Gamespot

About This Game



Nex Machina is an intense arcade style twin-stick shooter from Housemarque. Taking hints from both Robotron and Smash TV, Nex Machina focuses on pure action, voxel destruction and competition in the distant, cablepunk themed future.





In the world of Nex Machina, humans have become so dependent on technology that they cannot avert their eyes from portable devices anymore. Around them, machines have reached consciusness and surpassed human intelligence tenfold. No reasons to be servants now – robots are clearly the superior lifeform. And to make their point, they start eradicating all human life...

Housemarque, the creators of Resogun, and Eugene Jarvis invite you on a trip back to the age of arcades and play Nex Machina, the twinstick shooter of this generation. Destroy the evil robots, free the humans and defeat your friends' high scores along with their dreams of success. Do you have what it takes to make it to the top?

- Explosive twin-stick arcade shooter gaming at its finest
- Over 100+ challenging levels in 6 different intense worlds
- Secret paths, levels and humans
- Local cooperative multiplayer
- Deep scoring system, rich metagame and replayability
- Specially tailored feats and achievements
- Community and friend leaderboards
- Unlockables and player profiles
- Next gen signed distance field (SDF) ray-tracing and morphing tech
- Voxel driven, significantly reworked version of the Housemarque engine


System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 / 8 / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 or AMD FX-4300
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Video RAM - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 270
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 / 8 / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 or AMD FX-4300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB Video RAM - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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