SQUIDS FROM SPACE is a team-based PvP top-down shooter where humans and the sinister Squid aliens wage war for the future of the Earth!
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Jun 16, 2017
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Why Early Access?

SQUIDS FROM SPACE! We are bringing this game to Early Access to ask you, the gaming community, to help us evolve and improve upon our vision for this multiplayer 3rd-person action-strategy game. We also want to open up the fun and accessibility of this type of multiplayer gameplay to a whole new audience, while also making sure to capture the depth and strategies that allow highly-skilled players and team-based players to enjoy the game as well. Our hope is that your experience of playing Squids from Space will continue to help us improve upon the gameplay even further and allow us to create lots of content inspired by your feedback, comments, and more! Squids from Space is a very unique game in that the Fun Bits devs have wanted to create an experience like this for a very long time, as this is a multiplayer-focused, community-driven spiritual successor to the original "Fat Princess".

We are putting all of our attention toward gathering and filtering your views on balance, game strategies, weapons and the "fun factor". We also enjoy jumping into games with live players, to see what aspects are the most enjoyable vs those frustration points that need to be improved upon as soon as possible. Passionate players are vital for the success of this type of game, and so we want to make sure that Squids from Space is as fun, and balanced as possible. We therefore humbly ask for your support, patience and some time to enjoy a few rounds of Squids from Space each week, as we actively evolve the experience.

Fun Bits is a small indie studio, and creators of Fat Princess Adventures, Halp!, Orbital Loop, Escape Plan and Fat Princess: Fat Roles.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan for SQUIDS FROM SPACE to be in Early Access for a year, with regular major updates to the game every 1-2 months. These updates will add new maps, weapons, as well as iterate on balance and game-play based on player feedback. We also want to build a larger meta-game focused on ranked multiplayer with unique rewards.

Got an idea for our next map? How about a mode you'd like to see in the game? We want to hear from you!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The first Early Access release version has one map, a core set of about 15 weapons/vehicles/powers per side for both Humans and Squids, no character customization options, and visuals that we do not consider to be final art.

The launch version is planned to have several maps, roughly 30 weapons/vehicles/powers per side, a set of character customization options, special event game modes, and improved visuals. The exact numbers of what specific features and content will be in the launch version will depend on what players indicate they want to see in the game via player feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first Early Access release is considered to be our first "Vertical Slice" Alpha version. That means we consider the game-play and core features to be playable and fun. Visuals are not final, some non-core features are not yet implemented, and there is a lot of content that we would like to add.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We will be discounting the price of SQUIDS FROM SPACE during Early Access, both as a thank you to the players who help us out during this time and to reflect the amount of work we plan to put into the game during the Early Access period.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be using the Steam Community forums to gather and discuss feedback. Also, there is an in-game feature that allows you to report bugs and give feedback.

Additionally, starting in our first post-launch two-month update after Early Access release, we will allow players to vote on what features and content they would like to see in future updates to the game, using Influence Points earned simply by playing the game!”
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October 12

Invasion of New Content + Free Weekend Celebration!

Attention: Humans, Squids, fans of the game and those who have yet to make up their minds - the Squids from Space dev team has just launched ton of new content, which has more than doubled the size of the game!

Starting today and thru this weekend, anyone can enjoy the epic battles with a FREE WEEKEND! If you enjoy the game, tell a friend! If they like it, we're also offering a limited time 20% off discount for purchase.

Free Weekend Runs: Thurs Oct 12th 10am (PDT) - Oct 16th 10am (PDT)

What's New?

NEW MAPS:
Evergreen Trail: Located just outside of town, where the Squids have launched an assault on small group of campers. In this brand new forest map, there are 4x4's, bridge jumps and a different take on resource allocations that can turn the tide of battle at any moment.

Mars Crash Site: Shortly after a massive Squid saucer crashed, the humans continue their assault on the Squids. Using vent jets to jump around the map, this map allows for a fast-action mayhem, on the martian surface. Let us know your thoughts on the new layout, as we continue to create content for Squids from Space!

NEW SQUID WEAPONS:
Micro-shard Accelerator: A vital component of the Squids' aresenal, this mid-range barrel weapon fires an extremely large ammo clip filled with tons of tiny shards that shred enemies to bits. Not even the family pack of band-aids are going to save you from this thing..

Mini-Squid Gun: A large tank filled with tiny angry squids that fires multiple "squid bowls" at an enemies face to take them down. Each face-hugging squid bowl that smashes onto a human's face will slowly suck the life out of them. While the entry-level Mini-squid gun can do some serious damage, the upgraded version at Tech 2 can kill, as it increases the ammo-tank from 8 to12 squid-bowls.

NEW HUMAN WEAPONS:
Chemical Launcher: This handy heavy cannon fires grenades filled with a liquid chemical agent. If the grenade hits an enemy or wall, it will explode and disperse and area-of-effect cloud, which will cause enemies to cough, choke, sputter and lose lots of hit points.

NEW VEHICLES:
In repsonse to the Squid Crawler Tank, the Humans have had to come up with a heavy-armored tank. The A behemoth human mech tank allows players to make their way into battle to pulberize some squids with a heavy ground-pound. The mech is also armed with a shotgun to take out any remaining squid-bowls that may be jumping toward a comrades face. The mech can also launch a bevy of high-powered rockets, if another player jumps into the tank to help out!

We have also added 4x4s, and a brand new Spider Tank for the Squids! 

NEW CUSTOMIZATIONS:
Players can now pick and choose from a massive array of gear, hats, squid suits, colors and more. Kit out your avatar with more and more unlocks, as your experience continues to grow to unlock even more items.

BALANCE, BALANCE, BALANCE:
Nothing is more important in a multiplayer game than team balance. We continue to adjust and tweak Squid and Human balance daily, thanks to constant playtests with our community. Keep up the feedback and the discord comments - we are listening and updating all the time, and we are always looking for those moments of "OP!!" and items that feel under-powered as we continue to push new content.

We will have some new updates and surprises this week as well for those who participate and pick up the game before the end of the month!

Thanks for playing, we'll see you on the battlefield!

Enjoy!

- Squids from Space Dev Team
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September 20

Another Hotfix Update and a Sneak Peek!

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS!

Another Hotfix build is now available! Please update! Here's what has been fixed:

  • Fixed AI getting stuck EVERYWHERE. Especially on the Moonbase.
  • Crash fixes
  • Multiple Customization bug fixes

If you spot any more bugs, please let us know! Report them in our 'Bug Reports' Discussion forum or feel free to join our Discord channel: http://discord.gg/ZkhScjJ

ANOTHER BIG UPDATE COMING SOON!
Keep an eye out for new things to come over the next few weeks! Here's a SMALL sneak peek as to what we've been up to: http://new.funbits.com/2017/09/19/community-suggestions-see-whats-coming

Want to submit ideas and suggestions? Join our Discord!
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About This Game



SQUIDS FROM SPACE is a team-based tactical PvP top-down shooter where the Earth is under attack from a race of sinister aliens -- The Squids! Taking place in a retro 1950's setting, the people of Earth must unite and fight back, pitting human weapons of war against the Squids' bizarre technology in a battle for the future of the planet!

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FEATURES


  • Play as a human and defend Earth, or play as a Squid and conquer it!
  • Engage in chaotic fire-fights in a light-hearted and colorful universe.
  • Battles last 10~15 minutes, making it easy to play as much or as little as you want.
  • As a human, blast your foes with shotguns, rocket launchers, grenades or bundles of dynamite!
  • As a Squid, disintegrate your enemies with deadly rays, or pilot a massive Crawler Tank!
  • Out-strategize your opponents by collecting resources and unlocking better weapons for your team.
  • Blow up cars, gas stations, oil barrels, and plenty of other things as you wage war across the map.
  • AI bots with different personalities automatically fill empty team slots.
  • Plenty of support-style weapons to choose from, for those who are teamwork-inclined!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit only), Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: X64 Dual Core CPU, 2+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 1 GB Ram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: Quad Core 64 bit, 3+ GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX770 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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