BroodStar is a classic arcade shmup with roguelike elements. Acquire crazy item combos, encounter strange events and fight challenging bosses on a quest to destroy the living planet, the BroodStar.
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Positive (24) - 100% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 1, 2020

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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?

“We feel like the game is at a point where much of the groundwork has been laid and the game has a ton of content to offer already. But there are also still some aspects that are incomplete and we want to work with the community to refine what we already have and also shape the future image of the completed product.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Around 6 months to flesh out the base game and its features.”

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

  • Stages completely finished
  • More Enemies, Bosses and Boss variations
  • A Lot More Modules
  • More Gameplay Features, Events and Stage Modifiers
  • A Polished and More Complete Experience

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The base game is mostly complete with a couple stages, enemies and bosses still in the works.
Right now we have:
  • 9.5/12 Stages Complete
  • Every Weapon In the Game
  • 65% of planned Enemies in the Game
  • 150 out of atleast 200 Modules in the game
  • 3 Random Events and No Modifiers as of yet, but many are planned

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

“We are releasing the Early Access game at a lower price point than what the finished product will cost.
The price will only be updated once the game is completed.”

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

“Through Steam's Community Hub and through our soon to be public Discord server that everyone will be able to join.
We are very eager to discuss the game with everyone and see what suggestions anyone might have.”
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About This Game

BroodStar is a classic arcade shoot’em up with heavy roguelike elements. Careful, though... the vastness of space contains many formidable enemies. If you fall along the way, you have to start over — the only thing you’ll bring with you are the upgrade modules you collected in your past runs, in the form of research points that augment your ship. Will they be enough to get you through hordes of unknown creatures and monstrous bosses, and fulfill your quest of defeating the living planet — the BroodStar?

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  • 12 Fully Randomized Stages
  • 6 Main and 6 Sub Weapon Types
  • Over 160 Unique Upgrades
  • Research System
  • Seed System
  • Challenging Bosses and Boss Variations
  • Stage Modifiers and Events

NOTE: The official soundtrack has been submitted for steam's approval and will go live in a few weeks. If you'd like to go ahead and purchase the soundtrack, it's currently available at


There are 12 campaign stages, each with its own unique theme and enemy types. Keep an eye out for some secret/optional stages as well!

Stage Modifiers and Events

Stage Modifiers will change the behavior of the enemies and introduce new hazards. Events such as ambushes, mid-stage bosses and more can spawn during each stage, introducing a new objective when triggered and generously rewarding the player when completed.


Enemies in BroodStar are a variety of standard SHMUP enemies and some more "confrontational" ones. There will be quite a few that aren't afraid to get in your face and ruin your day. Enemies that spawn in "Infected" stages are even tougher than their normal counterparts, so watch out!

Upgrade Types

The Upgrades in BroodStar can vary from simple Stat Upgrades that power up your ship, to more advanced types that can grant you powerful Active Items,
Projectile Modifiers or Drone Companions. Most of the Upgrade modules will combine with eachother to create unique combos. There are a ton of combo possibilities so don't be afraid to experiment!

Research System

The Research System will allow you to further power up your ship before each playthrough. Research points are obtained through picking up Modules of any kind and may be spent on any of the 3 available Research Trees: Offense, Defense and Utility.

Seed System

Each playthrough will have a unique string identifier that determines the generated content. Share this seed with your friends so they can experience the same crazy combos and hardships that you did!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6550
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 510
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3220
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel UHD 605 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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