Log in to The GRID and engage in psychedelic virtual combat as you dive deep into Corporate Networks, steal their secrets and crash their servers.
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Dec 16, 2015
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Waves² exceeds the scope of the original game significantly and as a one-man studio getting feedback before release is almost impossible.

The Early Access period is intended primarily to let players test the game and provide that feedback in order to make a more balanced and enjoyable game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Alpha period will last until the game is considered "Feature Complete", this means all the major features in the roadmap are implemented and live. The game will then enter a Beta phase during which the primary aim is to balance and polish the game ready for final release.

During Early Access you can expect the leader boards to be periodically wiped and for the balance to change in significant ways as we hone in on the best experience.

The game is currently in "Alpha 5" and has recently shifted into a monthly development cycle. From now until release updates will occur at the end of each Calendar month.”

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

“The full roadmap for the full game is publicly available and updated constantly.

Key features yet to be implemented are:

  • More GRID Development (more content, enemies and complex Networks to explore)
  • Achievements
  • Trading Cards

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As of March 2017 (Alpha 4)

Game Modes:
  • Crunch Time (3 minute Timed Challenge)
  • Survival (Classic Arcade mode with Extra Lives)
  • Rush (Level Up and kill Bosses to extend the time limit)
  • Chase (Touch Checkpoints to extend the time limit)
  • Dive (Destroy Towers to unlock the Portal then Dive to the next Level)
  • GRID (Procedurally generated Campaign mode)
  • Multiplayer Battle Mode

    Additionally:
    • Ranked Leaderboards
    • All the Enemies from the original Waves plus 7 new ones.
    • Procedurally Generated Arenas
    • Metagame progression for unlocking new equipment and game modes
    • Customisable Player Builds allowing you to tailor your ship to your play style
    • 36 Unique Items including 6 Weapons, 6 Special Attacks, 6 Utility Powers and 18 Passive Upgrades
    • Ingame progression where the players power level increases during each game
    • Enemy Progression where the enemies get tougher and more dangerous the longer a game continues

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

“The final game will be slightly more expensive once released. Originally it was intended to be cheaper but as the Early Access period has been so long and the scope of the game has expanded so too must the price.

I am dedicated to providing a premium and polished final product and as such will not ship the game until I am satisfied with it.”

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

“The Steam Community forums will be the main source of feedback during Early Access.

The entire roadmap of tasks is available to view by anybody and is updated constantly as work is completed.”
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About This Game

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Log in to The GRID and engage in psychedelic virtual combat as you dive deep into Corporate Networks, steal their secrets and crash their servers.

It's your reflexes against the relentless assault of Bugs, Programs, Viruses and AI's in this Twin-Stick Shooter. Chain together kills to build your Combo and earn Adrenaline that can be unleashed in devastating Burst Attacks. Customise your Avatar's Load-out to match your combat style and explore synergies between the 36 Items to find the best combination for you.

AI System Administrators adapt to your weaknesses and try to exploit your vulnerabilities as they defend their Networks both in the Arena and on the GRID.

  • Hack into Corporate Networks in the Roguelike GRID Campaign mode.
  • Compete in 6 Arcade Arenas for Leaderboard glory.
  • Unlock 36 Items that can be combined in up to 46,656 different ways allowing you to customize your Avatar for any play style.
  • NEW IN 2019! Last Man Standing Multiplayer Battle Mode. Compete against other players in real time to see who will be the last man standing in this game of Survival.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 5.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires up to date proprietary graphics drivers.

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