Bunker Punks is a roguelike first-person shooter set in a dystopian future. You control a group of revolutionaries, raiding corporate strongholds for supplies, weapons and armor. Customize your bunker, strengthen your gang and overthrow the corporate government.
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Release Date: Mar 30, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Bunker Punks has been in development for over two years and it's time to share the development experience with the players. In a procedurally generated game with a wide variety of content, tuning and balance are extremely difficult in a closed development setting. Early Access gives us the opportunity to finish the game with the input and support of the community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Bunker Punks will be coming out of Early Access before Spring 2017.”

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

“The impact of Early Access will help us tune gameplay, add and remove features and make the whole game experience more complete and polished.

There will be more content: improved UI, additional levels, weapons, enemies, in-game items, world objects and playable characters in the final version of the game.

There will also be additional support for Steam features such as achievements, cloud save and trading cards.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Bunker Punks is fully playable. You are able to shoot, loot, build and recruit.

There are multiple playable characters, enemies, weapons and level types. All major areas of the game are functional and accessible. There is still additional content to add, balancing that needs to be done and there might be some bugs hidden deep with in the game. There might also be hardware compatibility bugs.”

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

“The price will stay the same at the end of Early Access.”

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

“Since the very first days of development in Bunker Punks, player feedback has been vital. The Bunker Punks dev team will be active and available in the Steam forums.”
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June 15

Bunker Punks Ver. 0.1.19.1 Release Notes

Version 0.1.19.1 is a hotfix to address an issue found by the community.

Bug Fixes:
- Starting velocity on Grenade Launcher grenade has been increased so that the player doesn't collide with it while running forward.

Improvements:
- Rendering improvements will improve framerates on low spec machines.

Changes:
- Banker and Doctor armor sets do not appear on the first two levels
- Reduced changes of Runner's Armor Set appearing on first two levels

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June 14

Bunker Punks Ver. 0.1.19 Release Notes

Major Additions:

- Bunker Punks has a completely new procedural environment decoration system. This provides a lot more visual variety in the world, as well as helping distinguish room shapes and hallways. There will be more environments and room variety added in the future.

Changes:

- Minor changes to weapon balance.
- Lighting changes to allow for more variety in the colors of the rooms in a level.

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“Bunker Punks is crammed with a bunch of cool stuff.”
Kotaku

“This is Bunker Punks, and it's pretty brilliant so far.”
Eurogamer

“Everything feels so good and precise.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Bunker Punks is a roguelike first-person shooter set in a dystopian future. You control a group of revolutionaries, raiding corporate strongholds for supplies, weapons and armor. Customize your bunker, strengthen your gang and overthrow the corporate government.

Features:

CLASSIC FPS GAMEPLAY – Heavily inspired by the classic FPS games of the early 90’s: High-speed-action, circle-strafing and unloading a stream of bullets into enemies.

BUNKER BUILDING – Build and upgrade new rooms in your bunker to buff your punks, improve your economy and enable new abilities. It’s a non-linear skill tree for a wide variety of play styles.

RANDOMLY GENERATED LEVELS – Every level is generated randomly by the game. The layout is different, the enemies are different, the loot is different, even the propaganda posters on the walls are different. You never know what’s around the next corner.

CUSTOMIZATION – Combine loot, character attributes and bunker rooms to customize each character in your Bunker Punk gang

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 or equivalent, 256 MB memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz dual core
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 or equivalent, 256 MB memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (102 reviews)
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n0st_
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Pew pew, Anarchy.
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Bndy Straw_
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Probably the best pick of the summer sale, amazing gameplay, and style. I hope the developers keep up the great work and hope to see this game grow into something even more amazing
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Darius The Dunkmaster
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
A fun retro shooter with alot of clasic circle strafing. only really need to use the rifle or the shotgun as they seem to be a lil OP compared with the pistol rocket launcher. The only othe weapon I have seen is the baseball bat however due to the mechanics of the game theres not much point of it. The levels although randomly generated can seem to just look and feel very similar very quickly. Also it seems that when a character dies they give their buffs to the rest of your team somehow incentivising you to kill you members to get 1 or 2 very buffed members.

Eaither way very fun and would be nice to see the clothing you pick up to be seen on your character during the base and in the elevator.
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standaloneworld
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 29
It's classic Doom meets Fallout Shelter meets rogue-like. It's amazing.
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Ykcin #MtnDewCringeCrew
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Highly recommended. Got this game as a birthday gift, but would totally pay full price for it.
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Tribarrel
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Delightfully twitchy reflex-tester fun. An extensive upgrade system, wide variety of gear, and fun weapons make an extremely satisfying game. That said, shotguns and rifles are easily the best, the pistols are merely a shotgun with more clicking, and game mechanics disincentivize the use of melee.
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Baron Von Melons
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
This feels more like the original Doom more than the 2016 release does.

10/10
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huvinarri
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 14
What's the idea?
- I haven't played the game a lot yet, but it reminds me off old school shooters like Serious Sam. You enter randomly generated maps and try to make it trough every level of the facility before recovering in your bunker. During the runs you collect currency that lets you buy more upgrades available for your bunker in future games and also more "punks" to play with.

Game progress
- The game is pretty simple and light entertainment. The facility runs are quick but once you die you have to start from the beginning. Though technically it isn't totally from the start 'cose everytime you die you get to open more unlocks for future games.

Who would want this game?
- Someone with little time and who likes simple single player shooter games. It's like popping bubble wrap, pretty mindless but can be relaxing at a right moment. Some people play bubble shooter, fps players play this game.
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themastertrevor
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 7
I'm doing a lets play in the game. Please check it out. Note: I paid for the game myself & I am not affiliated with the developers. My opinions are my own. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5H_eGA_ViDw

Bunker Punks is a fantastic framework on which the devs plan to create an extremely fun rogue-like-like (rogue lite?). I bought Bunker Punks in probably the stupidest way. Impulsively. When purchasing games ESPECIALLY early access games one should always do thurogh research, and think before making a decision. Do I regret buying the game? No, but I regret how I bought it.

Now more importantly how is Bunker Punks? It is an excellent framework. There are procedurally generated levels. Different types of enemies which scale and appear as you progress. The levels are random but there is an over arching world map (a la Mario 3) which gives you choice on your way to the end. There are 4 armor slots (head, chest, hands, & feet) and there are a variety of different sets which give varying different bonuses everything is mix and match as you choose. There are 5 different weapons(I assume they are weapons groups too but there aren't more weapons yet) they are: baseball bat(melee); pistol; shotgun; auto rifle; rocket launcher. Each weapon feels unique and requires different strategies for each. The weapons and armor that are in the game now work great and are fun; once a wider variety are added it's going to make the gameplay much more fun.

This being a rogue lite (like-like) there is a meta game. Upon starting you pick a character(or more if you've unlocked them) and immediately enter a lever (I believe it's your base that your clearing out). Once cleared you arrive at your base. Here you can spend Credits that you find on enemies and boxes on leveling up your base. You can buy medical labs, firing ranges, and other buildings(modules). These modules can individually be leveled up. For example: one of the modules is the rifle range. Each level of this module gives +25% to rifle damage. The upgrades are quite valuable. Upgrades combined with appropriate armor bonuses can be awesome giving you + 100% damage or more! There is another collectible besides Credits and it is Tech. Upon the death of all of your characters you're sent back to the beginning (character selection). This is where Tech comes into play. You can spend the tech you've acquired on more characters, items, armor, modules, etc.

If you're a fan of this genera Bunker Punks is a game to check out. Currently there is a very solid base game. If it was to never receive an update it wouldn't be worth the money. It would be too dull. However because the groundwork has already been laid the updates should come relatively easily. The devs don't need to build fundamentals but rather add all the fun stuff. Perhaps don't buy it quite yet. Unless you're prepared for the plausibility that this game is abandoned. Definitely add it to your wish list or follow it because soon enough this game is gonna be really freaking awesome!!!!
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Shirsh
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 3
Hell, I like this game, didn't had fps fun of this kind since time of Duke3d and other Build engine games (of course listen Cl4ptr4p and Jack in Borderlands was fun, but it never gives me similiar pure-gameplay pleasure).
Perfect thing when you tired from story-driven games and want just a cup of tea and some angry anarchistic destruction. For that "Tank girl" alike mood, you know.
Mind that it's Early Access, so if you are not a person who like to patiently observe game expanding from core to full size, it could be wiser to wait for full release.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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5.0 hrs on record
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Posted: June 27
Probably the best pick of the summer sale, amazing gameplay, and style. I hope the developers keep up the great work and hope to see this game grow into something even more amazing
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Pew pew, Anarchy.
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50 of 63 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
Bunker Punks is an interesting blend of classic FPS mechanics and modern Roguelikes.

Like FPS of old, there is no reload, no regenerating shields, and no iron sights. It's pure run and fun goodness. It even features graphics that is very close to it's inspiration. The enemies, props, and items are all 2D sprites in a 3D world, even the textures are pixelated to match the feel of classic FPSs such as Doom, or Wolfenstein. Of course all of this is presented within a roguelike format. Randomly generated maps, loot, and permadeath is some of it's key features.

I would probably call Bunker Punks a rogue-lite over roguelike because like other rogue-lites, such as Rogue legacy, there will be upgrades that you can unlock that will carry over to the next playthrough. Such as new items that could potentially drop, extra bunkers, or new characters.

The gameplay itself is pretty simple. Run and gun your way through a connected map, looting and shooting your way into riches. Collect cred, and tech to upgrade your bunker, and collect items to upgrade your characters. There will be multiple weapons available to unlock and pick up and even multiple characters to try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_UmpYhA3q8
The game plays well enough, but it's not perfect. There are definitely things I'd like to see added or improved on. It's nice the game has variety of characters to play as, but since it's only their base stats that differentiate each other, and since you can customize your load up and pick ups, they all end up playing exactly the same, especially at later parts of a run. I'd also like to see more enemy and environment variations, as of this current review, the RNG does cycle through a lot of the same material over and over again. Another addition I'd really like to see added is secret rooms. Finding secret rooms were some of the best parts of those old FPSs, and it's a shame it's not in Bunker Punks.

Overall Bunker Punks is a well conceived blend of classic FPS with roguelike elements. It's fast paced, challenging, and plays and feels just like it's inspirations. Many of my critiques are fairly minor and easily addressed in future updates, at least let's hope they do.

Pros:
- Very good representation of classic FPS
- The genre blending is handled well
- Fast paced and challenging
- Good upgrade system
- Addictive

Cons:
- Character selection is bland
- More variety in enemies and environment needed
- Needs secret rooms
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 31
Bunker Punks is definately one of the better FPS roguelites out there. While at face-value there are some rough edges and room for improvement, it is very addicting. And thats great - because its Early Access!

One thing to make clear that the store page sort of misleads - this is not a base-building game. The 'base-building' elements are simply leveling up your guys (as far as I have seen). There isn't really any management involved. The 'base-building' is another way to implement a skill tree. Its great, just know what you are in for.

Essentially, you can hold two weapons at any given time, and are gun-blazing through randomly generated levels. Harder levels have more floors. After you complete a level, you return to your base to spend the loot to upgrade your guys. There are meta-game upgrades that really adds alot of replayability and keep you coming back. This feels like the best of Doom IMO.

Pros:
+The FPS elements are done really well. Plays really smoothly and is hella fun. They keep it simple with only two weapons, which works very well here.
+Pixel art is a mixed bag here - when its great its great, but some stuff needs further refinement (like walls and redundant posters, among other things).
+Voice acting is good (but, I mean, who cares really - it could have just been left out given there is so little of it).
+Its definately a cool new take on roguelites.
+Music is definately good.
+Its quite addicting!

Cons:
-Having randomly generated levels isn't always a good thing. Yeah it adds 'infinite replayability', but in this case I'd rather have a good handful of crafted levels. They are all boring. Its just boxes connected by crappy hallways that the enemies have a lot of trouble path-finding through.
-Environment needs a bit more detail. A bit more 'character'. Maybe better use of lighting. Everything feels like boxes connected by hallways at the moment.
-The $15 price tag may be a little steep right now, but I definately will keep the game (which says something).

Yeah, I am really enjoying the game, so far. I hope developement and refinement continues at a good rate.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 31
Quite promising. I've encountered a couple of bugs, but the devs are already aware of them and are quite active on the forums.

The game is fast-paced, and can probably run on a calculator. Can't wait for more content!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 2
Bunker Punks is the Steam debut for the coolly named Ninja Robot Dinosaur. Shane Neville is an independent video game developer and artist living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He develops games under Ninja Robot Dinosaur Entertainment. The reason that he named his company this is because his games often feature ninjas, robots and/or dinosaurs. In this instance robots feature heavily.

Bunker Punks is a retro FPS that features roguelike and basebuilding mechanics. The FPS action is an instant reminder of some of the classic FPS games from gaming’s past including the early DOOM and Quake games. However, intelligently designed procedural generation, permadeath and the customization of roguelikes have been incorporated into the game.

Players can expect to find the action to become increasingly difficult due to its frantic high-speed action and enemies that can truly be sponges. I accept that some players don’t appreciate ammo sponges with enemies that require you to unload entire clips on a single enemy but I believe that it is well suited to the game. This ultimately means that players will have to strategize on many of the game’s enemies including on the best way to use the environment to your advantage.

One of my favorite features in the game was the bunker building aspect of the gameplay. It adds a tremendous level of depth to the game and provides the necessary tools to differentiate the game from much of its competition. Players can enable new abilities in order to strengthen their punks. The non-linear skill tree also offers a level of customization not often seen in games within the genre. It’s a well considered and thoughtful approach that makes no two games the same.

I also enjoyed the pixelized graphics and thought that the music composed by Gordon McGladdery and Réal Cardinal was also well thought out and inspired. This flows through to the in game audio developed by Power-up audio. Everything is designed to fit nicely and encapsulate the intended atmosphere.

Unlike many other early access games there is no intention to raise the price of the game as it leaves early access but for FPS fans this is a game that you will want to get in early and provide feedback on to inspire the changes that will make the game even better. It is already an intelligently designed game that has consistently incorporates the feedback of its player base. It’s a sleeper hit and one of the best Steam debuts that I have come across. A very easy recommendation.

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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
Talk about a return to the classics, with some extras on it.

The gameplay is tight, responsive, and the weapons have some great impact as well. Then add in the mini base building, upgrades, and minor character customisation via weapons and armour pieces and you have all the makings for great fun.

It's rare to get get an FPS that has some proper twitch controls, but that have the weapons, enemies and impact to make it all fit.

There are several characters/punks in the game, and you unlock them, along with further base upgrades via Tech you acquire when raiding corporate facilities. Each Punk have their own weapons they specialize in, meaning you can tailor the base to them. Buying specific upgrades that give them bonuses, or you can go for an all round good team.

So far though, it seems the only way to get to buying new Punks or upgrades is via the desert salesman, and I've only encountered him after dying, not much of an issue as when you're on a roll you're on a good role.

I'd happily recommend the game to any FPS fan that likes a good twitch shooter and some retro graphics.


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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
Bunker Punks is a rogue like old school FPS that perfectly hearkens back to the old days of Doom and Wolfenstein with hints of RPG and management sim.

This game had surprised me quite a bit when i first launched it. first things first when you launch the game you get placed into a character selection page where they have two punks for you to pick one female and one male, and to my amazement the characters both had voice acting. when choosing the male i was informed that I should not mess with Texas.

moving further into the game it throws you into its FPS mechanics first and this is the meat of the game and it has kept me glued to the screen. gun play feels like Doom and the randomly generated dungeons you chose to go into remind me allot of the classic map design that Wolfinstein and Quake had.

The combat is tight to say the least and its seems really, well, perfect for an early access title.
The enemy's while not that interesting are fun to shoot. some fly in the air others are suicide bombers, while other robots act like attack dogs and come charging at you and that's only the start to the game. almost 5 hours in and I'm still finding new enemy's and special drops that your character can pick up throughout the dungeon to make your shotguns stronger or even your melee.

This game is a blast to go through, especially with its amazing sound design and OST nothing beats running into a room full of enemy's with only 10 health left and the music just gets you going, it gets you going.

after you are finished up with the dungeon you get thrown to your home base where you can unlock rooms and place anything you want in them like med rooms, or ammo rooms etc. It really feels like the developers wanted to make an old school shooter with some Xcom base customization sprinkled in.

So far this game has impressed me and I cannot wait to see where these developers take the game from here.

Pros:
- Amazing representation of classic Shooters
- Fast paced and challenging
- Addictive

Cons:
- More variety
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8
It's fun, like, "just one more round" fun, but there's not much there. see my playtime? I completed the game in that amount of time, and I was playing slowly. It's a good early access title, because it's playable and enjoyable, but $15 is a lot to ask for six hours of content for a rogue-lite game. There are far better games in this genre out there that are completed. If you're a fan of dungeon crawlers, scifi, and rogue lites, a far superior early access title is Star Crawlers. Check that out if you like this. What they have is basically a full game.

Verdict: Purchase ONLY if you want to support this developer. Otherwise wait, but do purchase it when it comes out if they've added about ten times the content. This is more of a demo than a game. That's fine for early access. They're doing early access right, even. This review is just to warn away people who are looking for a more robust experience, as we've seen from early access titles like Star Crawlers.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 5
It's a roguelike that plays like Doom. I've always found this graphical style to be extremely charming, and the gameplay feels shockingly balanced considering it's an Early-Access Roguelike. Looking forward to future updates!
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