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Release Date: Apr 15, 2010

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Shadow Mission Completion Criteria

April 18th, 2014

Seems this is catching a lot of people out. I'll try and add something that makes it clearer, but for now here are the criteria you need to take into account when choosing a song/mode for a Shadow Mission.

Note 1: Tracks with the Shadow Ops Icon can be used to complete the current mission
Note 2: Choosing 'Play Random Track' or 'One I've not played yet' will automatically choose a song that will meet the current mission criteria.

Mission Restrictions
Shadow Missions have some restrictions. These are listed below.
In general, songs with the Shadow Ops Icon next to them are appropriate for the mission.

Destroy 'x' small ships of type 'y'
Any mode. Tracks with Icon present

Destroy 'x' big ships of type 'y'
Any mode. Tracks with Icon present

Destroy 'x' bosses of type 'y'
Any mode. Tracks with Icon present

Score 'x' points in 1 track
Standard Mode Only

Accumulate 'x' points
Standard Mode Only

Complete 'x' tracks on 'y' difficulty
Standard Mode Only
The track must be longer than 3m:30s
You can play on higher difficulty if you wish

Collect 'x' pickups of type 'y'
Any mode. Any track


Death Penalties
If you die during a shadow mission, you will lose some of your progress in that mission. Below are the types of mission and their penalties:

Destroy 'x' small ships of type 'y'
100% Progress Lost

Destroy 'x' big ships of type 'y'
Lose 2 Kills

Destroy 'x' bosses of type 'y'
Lose 1 Kill

Score 'x' points in 1 track
100% Progress Lost

Accumulate 'x' points
Lose 1 million points

Complete 'x' tracks on 'y' difficulty
Lose Current Track

Collect 'x' pickups of type 'y'
10% Progress Lost

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Shadow Operations DLC Released!

April 17th, 2014

The new Shadow Operations DLC has been released:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/272680/

- 9 Brand new ships, each with different handling, firing patterns and abilities
- Steam Workshop support with easy to use in-game editor
- Earn mission stars by completing 'Shadow Missions' assigned to each ship
- Prove your worth, rank up to 'Shadow Force Elite'
- Each ship has a separate leader board; Show your skill and compete for the top spot

Read the full manual and feature list here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=234968549

I'd like to thank all the Beta testers that helped out.
And I'm really looking forward to seeing the ships you create!

Have fun!
Cheers,
Steve

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About the Game

Welcome to a new experience in gameplay mechanics: Beat Hazard
Gameplay Powered by YOUR Music!
Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music.
Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups!
Beat Hazard seamlessly mixes the love of gaming and music. Together they become greater than the sum of their parts.
  • Unique music driven gameplay
  • Gameplay possibilities as vast as your music collection
  • Can you last a whole album in Survival Mode?
  • Go Head to Head in local 2 player mode
  • Or play local 2 player Co-op
  • 25 Steam achievements
  • Compete against friends on Steam leader boards
  • Get real time updates via the in game News System
  • Take on huge boss ships
  • Power up and unleash the deadly Beat Hazard weapon
  • Rank up to an Elite rated pilot and beyond (Can you survive Suicidal mode?)
  • Includes a kicking rock album to get you started
  • File types supported: mp3/wav/aiff/ogg/mwa/flac
  • iTunes, aac, mp4 and m4a support via a download for a small fee (to cover patented decoder licensing costs)
  • LastFM Scrobble support
  • Now also support Internet Radio in all modes, including online

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win 7
    • Processor: 2.0GHz processor
    • Memory: 512+MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 40+MB of free hard drive space
    • Graphics: 256MB of video memory
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound
    • DirectX®: 9 or later

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 250mb HD space

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or equivalent
    • Processor: x86 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 250mb HD space
Helpful customer reviews
106 of 117 people (91%) found this review helpful
191 products in account
61 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
One of the most overdosed games my eyes have ever melted on. Pretty fun if you really enjoy your music but it is pretty tiring with all those pixel flashes every milisecond.

If you can handle it you'll get a kick out of it.
Epilepsy/10
Posted: October 27th, 2013
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47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
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60 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
Summed up as a music visualizer in the form of a game of Asteroids, Beat Hazard is the kind of game that will either keep you playing well into the night or make you go blind. It might do both.
Posted: October 28th, 2013
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
113 products in account
14 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
I recommend Beat Hazard. Have a love for music, violence, and bright flashing lights? This game combines exactly those three things into a jam-packed seisure-ific fun time! The best part of it all, is that you can use your own tunes to fuel the carnage! You've gotta try this game.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
13 reviews
14.0 hrs on record
Enjoy musical immersion like no other as your favorite artists attempt to murder you.

Beat Hazard is one of the better bullet hell space shooters I've played, with fluid controls that really need no explanation. Jumping right in, you'll probably die horribly right out of the gate, but the game has a perk and progression feature that allows you to enhance your abilities as you go along.

There are also in-game power-ups, which enhance the ever-important score multiplier, upgrade your weapons, and give you lovely bombs to destroy entire screens of swarming enemy ships. There's even a power-up that will increase the volume of the music you select.

And that, the music, is the real draw of games like this, that depends on your personal investment with your music library to add an additional level of investment on the part of the player. While this may feel somewhat emotionally manipulative at times, I'm not going to knock the game for tricking me into enjoying it.

Levels seem to match up to the music you're playing if you squint a bit. There's also a photosensitive seizure warning included at the start of the game, and with all the bright flashing colors and neon streaks of light firing everywhere, that's an appropriate warning. The visuals themselves may not be to your personal taste, though they're executed well, with a decent variety of different enemy types to shoot down.

Ultimately, Beat Hazard fulfills a need I didn't even know I had; the need to murder waves of enemies while Sara Bareilles croons at me to say I'm sorry for what I've done. I'm sorry, okay? I'm so sorry. Please stop sending these giant worm monsters after me.
Posted: March 23rd, 2014
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
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8 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ MY EYES!!!
Put on MC hammer - Can't touch this
GG
10/10
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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