Gangs of Space is a massively-multiplayer Rogue Shmup where Gangs of players compete for the conquest of the galaxy.
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Mixed - 65% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (308) - 75% of the 308 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 10, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have been working on Gangs of Space since 2012. Over these 5 years, we have released 30 alpha versions of the game to the public, and used the community feedback to shape the game as it exists now.

We are releasing Gangs of Space on Steam Early Access to:
  • gather more feedback, especially when playing with a great number of players
  • bring more competition to the seasonal ladders
  • find and fix server scaling issues

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect around 6 months of Early Access.”

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

  • more game content (playable ships, enemies...)
  • Steam achievements and cards
  • bug fixes and usability improvements

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version is complete feature-wise, and fully playable on all supported platforms, including playing along with hundreds of other players.

There might be some performance issues on the server side when we reach thousands of simultaneous players, but we have all measures in place to quickly fix any problem that might occur in this case.”

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

“Right now, we don't have plans to change the price of the packs for release.

Some content of these packs will be exclusive for Early Access buyers though:
  • Early Access exclusive skins
  • the possibility to name game content (crews, sectors and systems)
  • the Shares in the Shark Investor Pack

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

“We have been developing Gangs of Space using a lot of feedback from our community since 2012, and have already released 30 alpha versions to the public.

We discuss the game on our forums, on our official Discord channel, on our Twitter @GangsOfSpace, during live devsteams on Twitch, and by direct e-mail: contact@gangsofspace.com goes straight to the inbox of everyone in the dev team!”
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October 5

8 new Skins to collect

With the start of the Sixo Vaporis galaxy, we have added 8 new skins. All these skins are linked to special codes that you can activate in your account management area. The Skin code hunt is open!

Lord British & Lord Chaos

These two skins are a tribute to Ultima Online and two of its creators: Richard Garriott and Starr Long. They refer to the two characters they incarnated: Lord British and Lord Blackthorn. So if you meet one of these ships, maybe you have the chance to meet a legend (Richard Garriott is also an astronaut)!


How to get this skin: No idea, but they have codes and can do what they want ;-)

Drifting Lands

Drifting Lands is a SHMUP Hack’n Slash graphically superb and with very interesting game mechanics (the auto-warp is inspired by one of their system). And to make this skin, Alkemi Games has agreed to share with us the sources of the Marauder with which we made an original “module”!


How to get this skin: I have heard that there will be code available in the Steam forums of the game…

monsieursapin

monsieursapin is a very nice french Streamer who loves to discover games in all styles to his joyful community. It was very fun to make this skin “sapin” which was also the name of the first enemies that we had in the first prototype of Gangs of Space!


How to get this skin: Watch it live on his channel https://www.twitch.tv/monsieursapin

Bestio

Bestio is THE streamer of Shmup in France. Big fan of bullets and Hack’n Slash, he fell very early on Gangs of Space and followed us all these years. This skin is like a big thank you to him for his passion of games!


How to get this skin: Watch it live on his channel https://www.twitch.tv/bestiyo

IndieMag

Indiemag is a french website devoted to independent games. He has always followed the evolution of Gangs of Space. Seldell, one of the creators of the site, is a fervent defender of independent games for years.


How to get this skin: By going to see this page maybe

Game Side Story

GameSideStory is the indie press of the video games. For years they have been talking about it with passion and without pressure. This crazy team has already tested over 2013 games, so that they all have a chance to exist. And that, it deserves a special skin!


How to get this skin: You need to work on GSS editing, ask Skywilly!

Isaac

The Binding of Isaac by Edmund McMillen is one of our cult games that has greatly influenced the latest version of Gangs of Space. But all the work of McMillen is incredible and we wanted to pay tribute to him with this very weird skin.


How to get this skin: no idea, no answer from him for now. :’(

How to use codes?

Log in to your account management and enter the code at this location:


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September 21

Death to the permadeath

Death to the permadeath!

Gangs of Space has been designed from the beginning to be a permadeath game (even before we introduced the “roguelite” elements like subsystems; our inspiration is taken mostly from old arcade games).

Even though we - and many players - like it this way, it is true that losing a ship can be a demoralizing experience for a new player. So today, we’re introducing a permadeath protection designed to help beginners without changing the fundamental high-level game for experienced players.

From now on, newly built ships will be equipped by default with a new passive item: the Auto-Warp. This item warps you back automatically to the Motherbase when you would have taken a fatal hit, but it comes with a few drawbacks:
  • since it is a passive item, you cannot equip another item that would have given you nice passive bonuses;
  • it lowers all Sector Points (SP) and Credit gains by 25%;
  • it prevents you from warping to T5 or T6 systems.


You can remove this item at any time (and we encourage experienced players to do so!), but it will be destroyed in the process.



New base skins

To add some visual variety, all ships are now created randomly with one out of 3 base colors.



Of course you can still customize your ship at any time (for free) in the Skin Shop.

10 new music tracks!

Alex, the composer of the soundtrack of Gangs of Space, has been touched by all your positive feedback about his compositions. So he has graced us with 10 more tracks, which triples the amount of music we now have in the game!

You can discover these new tracks everywhere, from an alternative Motherbase ambiance to different music for all 6 tiers, and even some music on the death screen! (another good reason to un-equip your Auto-Warp!)

Patch 0.31.11

As usual, all the details of the patch are available in the changelog.

A wiki full of treasures

Thanks to a growing team of motivated players, the Gangs of Space Wiki is now full of useful information:

https://wiki.gangsofspace.com/

Items, ships, subsystems, drops, enemies… all there, ready for your eyes!

There is still a lot of translation work though, so if you speak another language like Spanish, Russian, Chinese, German, Portuguese… then join the Wiki team on Discord! You will be more than welcome!

A new Conquest: Cinquo Vaporis Galaxy

The Empire has started the construction of a new Motherbase in Cinquo Vaporis Galaxy. Enemy forces have been evaluted to about 17,000,000. Get ready for the cleaning, and maybe the Empire will reward the most valorous of you!

Summary of the previous Conquest

Shark Investor Pack
The Imperial Bank has computed dividends for the conquest of Quatro Vaporis Galaxy. Each Share will be awarded dividends of 168 Credits, for a total of 8,400 Credits for the 50 Shares of the Shark Investor Pack.

Ladders
Congratulations to all players that exterminated the Pirnat faction in 1 week, 12 hours, 18 minutes, and 7 seconds.

The players and Gangs that will receive Imperial awards for this Conquest are:


Souvenir
A last glimpse of Quatro Vaporis Galaxy accompanied by a group picture of the winning Gang:





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About This Game

Gangs of Space is an indie Rogue Shmup MMO developed with love by Grouroux and Erhune.

Shmup




Part-Shmup, part-Hack'n Slash.

Your skill will be your important asset in order to avoid the myriad of enemy bullets. In addition, chosing the right abilities and equipment for your ship will transform you in a formidable space perdator.

But get your tissues ready: here, every death is permanent!

Roguelike RPG




Chose a ship among multiple classes, and level it over 10 quick levels. Create a unique build and optimize it by looting equipment from the fuming wrecks of your enemies.

Over time, you will complete class objectives and unlock new build choices that will enhance the possibilities of your next ships.

MMO conquest




The goal of Gangs of Space is simple: conquer the Galaxy in the name of the Empire! Whether you go solo-hunting or gather a squad of talented Gang-mates, the only important thing is that: conquer more and more sectors.

When the Galaxy is fully conquered, players and Gangs receive rewards based on their rank in various ladders. A new conquest campaign then starts, in a new unknown Galaxy.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Dual core 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 3.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ping < 500ms to Europe
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad core 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 3.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ping < 300ms to Europe
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Dual core 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ping < 500ms to Europe
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Quad core 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ping < 300ms to Europe
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual core 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ping < 500ms to Europe
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Quad core 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ping < 300ms to Europe
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