Cyberforge: First Light is a FREE developers build for our top-down cyberpunk adventure, Cyberforge! Control a trio of cyber-enhanced dwarves each with unique skills and weapons as the strive to survive this endless mode challenge. If you enjoy the Dev Build please Wishlist the Full Version.
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Release Date:
Oct 26, 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?

“Cyberforge takes some known gaming paradigms and is attempting to update and merge them to take advantage of contemporary platforms. There are many things that need a larger number of players willing to try and share their experiences with us, both good and bad, so we can make informed choices based upon what our players want most.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will be updating this as we improve. The First Light version will always be free but the features will remain limited. Expect updates to this Developers Build for throughout 2021.”

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

“The Full version of Cyberforge: First Light will offer a more complete endless mode with leader boards for competitive motivation and benchmarking plus several additional mechanics, like rogue-lite boosters/modifiers to provide variety and replay-ability. Levels, enemies and character options will be thoroughly balanced and expanded. We also plan to make the co-op playable online through Steam Remote Play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • Full Controller support
  • Up to 3 players in local coop
  • Rudimentary AI for CPU controlled hero units (expect new verisons often)
  • Levels are functional and connected and enemies vary in number and type each time a room is entered.
  • Enemies become progressively stronger with each room you explore.
  • Game balance also very rough at the moment (also frequently updated)
  • Each hero has a full set of equipment but alternate options for weapons and armor will be expanded over the course of EA

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

“Cyberforge: First Light will remain free indefinitely as its purpose is to be an early access developer build. Once the mechanics and gameplay are finalized it will remain as a free demo of the Full Version - planned to release in early 2022. The Full Verison will be a premium (paid) game. That future game will have an immersive "Story Mode", with more environments, enemies, equipment and player options and choices that will influence the story as it progresses.”

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

“We are hoping that by releasing the Developers Build, that we will gain valuable insights into what our players truly want from Cyberforge.

We will be reading reviews and will consider all feedback, suggestions, complaints and celebrations here on Steam and on our reddit page, before we decide where to focus our efforts. It is our firm belief that truly great games can only be made when the real players of those games are heard by the developers. We pledge to be open, candid and responsive in our journey together.”
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Cyberforge: First Light is a free to play Developer Build. The FULL VERSION to be released some time in early 2022. We look forward to your thoughts as we improve the game together.

The game has been in production for only 4 months so far, so expect bugs and plenty of incomplete features. The full game will feature a more robust survival mode as well as the full story mode where players will discover what happened to humanity and whether this trio of dwarves has what it takes to make it home alive.

About This Game


Cyberforge: First Light is the FREE Developer Build for our upcoming game, Cyberforge! This build features only the game's Endless Mode with random dungeon rooms and rogue-style restart when you die. We offer this free version to share our progress while also testing our gameplay and AI. We hope you will join us in our development journey. More about the FULL VERSION below.

FULL VERSION (Coming Soon)

A top-down adventure with real-time tactical combat, team-based puzzles and RPG elements. Far from home and with no memory of the apocalypse, the dwarves do what they do best - Fight, Loot and Forge. through hordes of murderous bots lead by a homicidal AI overlord. Move your team into position and work with your fellow dwarves in a real-time game of tactical leapfrog. Choose the right dwarf for the right job and your way forward will be much smoother.

Grab an extra controller or two and enjoy the game with friends with seamless drop in/out co-op play.


  • Switch dwarves to use their special abilities to solve puzzles - hacking, jumping, moving heavy objects
  • Join or leave a game at anytime - play with up to 3 players
  • Hack, smash or bypass murderous robots to progress deeper into this urban dungeon
  • Collect loot that can be used to forge stronger gear to face the challenges ahead
  • Discover what happened to humanity and the fate of your fellow dwarves.

Real-time Action

Knowing when to move a dwarf and when to hold position provides a unique challenge not present in similar games. The game AI allows your team to move as a deadly unit but you will often need to temporarily leave one of your team behind to control a strategic point. Choosing the right dwarf will greatly improve your chances.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work:
Animated blood. Fantasy violence.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512GB VRAM
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card
    • OS *: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics Card
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics Card
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card

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