With the same basic controls as the classic Asteroids®, you must learn to navigate and fight with inertia ever present. Solaroids is not a game for the twin-stick junkie. You’ll need to evolve or perish trying.
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Release Date: May 26, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“There are many features that I would like to still put into the final version of Solaroids. Some of these are already planned and partially developed. I would like to also include ideas and feedback from the gamer community along the way to help drive the direction for the final product. By joining in early and showing support, players will be able to help shape the final release before too much is set in stone. My expectation is that when completed, Solaroids: Prologue will have evolved to just Solaroids.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As I am a solo part-time designer/developer, it may take longer than a studio, but expect continuous updates to Solaroids during early access.”

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

“Plans for the full version of Solaroids include but are not limited to the following:
  • On-line multiplayer
  • Non-split screen local multiplayer
  • Global/player options
  • Leaderboards - Complete
  • Achievements - Complete
  • Three difficulty modes
  • New elements:
    • Hazards
    • Enemies/Bosses
    • Power-ups
    • Environments
  • "Neon-style" mode
  • 16-bit styled mode
  • New soundtracks
  • Potential story mode
  • Many more game play tweaks/enhancements

There is a wealth of history in the modern and retro-gaming communities, and I am looking forward to taking in the feedback and ideas out there that fit well with an Asteroids® styled game. Please share!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Solaroids as a prologue is fully playable and polished as it is on many fronts, and the bar will continue to be held high as it is further developed to its full potential.”

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

“While I don't anticipate changing the pricing structure for Solaroids significantly, I expect that as more content becomes available the price could likely increase.”

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

“By actively engaging players using steam community features, solaroids.com, and other forums/hubs.”
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Recent updates View all (8)

June 25

Early Access V1.0.7

There are a lot of small but significant changes in this update. Of special note is that you should find the early level progression quicker and with more to do than just mine asteroids for ammo/power-ups.

New Features
  • Previously owned (lost) power-ups will now stay in game for 5 minutes giving ample time to find and retrieve.
  • Previously owned (lost) power-ups now include a ring that is tinted with the primary ship color of who the previous owner was.
  • Picking up a power-up that replaces an existing one now detaches the existing one first.
  • If you have damaged outriders attached, picking up an outrider in better physical condition will now replace the more damaged one currently held.
  • Your first life in Free Play mode now grants you some extra weaponry to start out with a bang.
  • If your fighting more than 4 bosses, you now are given some extra weaponry when re-spawning.

Gameplay Tweaks
  • Reduced the percentage of asteroids/hazards that are necessary to clear in order to advance to the next level.
  • Increased number of asteroids/hazards for earlier levels, and slightly overall.
  • Increased number of enemies during regular play.
  • Increased brightness/saturation of alternate player ship colors.
  • increased visibility of reticle indicators.
  • Increased chances of encountering "magnetic" asteroids.
  • Increased strength of "magnetic" asteroid shards.

Issues Addressed
  • Fixed issue where sometimes outriders would collide with their owners in what would look like a spontaneous explosion.
  • When no gamepads are connected, require that the keyboard be used for player one which is tied to the steam account.
  • Fixed a few potential crashes when playing for extended periods.

Happy blasting!

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June 16

Early Access V1.0.6

Just a small update primarily to support Steam Music! There are also a few other small features and fixes.

New Features
  • Support Steam Music - When Steam Music is playing, or starts playing, in-game music is paused and volume is turned all the way down. Note that if you wish to return to in-game music you will have to continue to use the LeftShift+Plus hotkey to raise the volume until the option menu is completed.
  • You can now force a leaderboard refresh with LeftShift+R.
  • When in windowed mode, if the window is closed, a rudimentary pop-up message will confirm that you really wish to close the game. This is currenlty only supported for the Windows OS.

Issues Addressed
  • Fixed leaderboard visual glitch when toggling between full-screen/windowed on certain graphics cards.
  • Killing a mini-Terminator no longer gives you credit for killing the regular Terminator.

Happy blasting!

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About This Game

With the same basic controls as the classic Asteroids®, you must learn to navigate and fight with inertia ever present. Solaroids is not a game for the twin-stick junkie. You’ll need to evolve or perish trying. Take complete control of your vessel, amass advanced weaponry, and take back the stars…

Features

  • Classic Asteroids® game play
  • Huge wrapping arena
  • Power-ups and new threats unlocked throughout the levels
  • Various bosses
  • Customize player ship colors
  • Damage system
  • Forward and reverse thrusters
  • Progressive difficulty
  • Continuous leveling
  • Up to 4 local players
    • Join at any time
    • Unlimited credits
    • Cooperative or not - you decide
  • Supports common controllers:
    • Xbox 360/One
    • Dualshock 3/4

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7/8/10/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible (Shader Model 2.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 170 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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