Tentacle monsters have taken pony waifus hostage. It's your job to save them all through extreme violence, achieve pony zen, do Stardust responsibly, and don't think about the meaning of one guy’s war against the universe. Or why cats. This is an accessible cute 'em up after all!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is fully playable and all levels are blocked out. Our tasks are primarily to create graphics, add Waifu interactions and refine a few game mechanics. We decide for Early Access to spread the word and to make it easier for players to receive updates and support. The Steam discussion board will also be a helpful addition to learn about player feedback and wishes.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We guess that Early Access may last for about 2 years. We can work only part time on the game. The next six months will likely be spent with overhauling features and preparing for the big content productions. The following year will be needed to create the story and finalise the levels including graphics and difficulty. The last six months will be spent polishing and preparing for the big release.”

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

“For the full version we have to create proper graphics for all levels and implement a lot of interactions with the Waifus to enjoy a nice story. Besides that we want to overhaul game mechanics for crafting, researching, looting, throwing and being grabbed by tentacles. All of them are in place but need some extra care to have them really engaging. As nice to haves we want to add nice support for speedruns, randomization and mod support. But we have to see how well we can implement these during Early Access or if they will be added as patches later on.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state is that all 30 levels are blocked out. Level 1 to 5 showcase the level art but after that there are no proper graphics. All items are created to allow a lot of crafting. A proper story and important difficulty features are missing. Even though the game is playable from the beginning to the end.”

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

“The price of the game may increase significantly when the game is completed and meets our expected quality level.”

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

“We keep our community up to date on our discord server: https://discord.gg/KtZfPUJHkg
But we will also check the Steam discussion board and read early reviews to see where the game is lacking. Even with all the design work on the game already done on paper we still need the feedback from people outside the inner development circle. We hope that we can involve the community to learn how to keep the game alive even when all updates are done and we have moved on to new projects.”
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About This Game

Waifus. Ponies. Tentacles. Cats. One angry colt with a gun. Get Your Tentacles Off My Waifu is all about getting tentacles off your waifus, while trying not to get consumed by monsters to whom they belong - monsters who do not want to give them back.

Simple? Save your first waifu and see where it goes from there - they aren't just mares-in-distress. Unless you decide horseplay works best and start throwing them at the tentacle monsters.

You monster.

  • GYTOMW is a classic, accessible SHMUP, like in the good old days. Don’t have to be pixel perfect to make it past the first stage - being good enough suffices. Usually. Definitely won’t brick your console on the first graze.
  • An actual story! Everything happens for a reason. This includes cats. Lots of cats. And of course, ponies, or the Poneh in the local language.
  • Take back waifus! There's 19.5 pony waifus to save from the giant tentacle monsters. Save them and enjoy tons of interactions (with consequences) - or throw them at the monsters. You monster.
  • Out-of-shooting gameplay galore! Apart from exploring the wonderful world of pony waifus, meditate on pony zen, engage in the obligatory crafting mechanic, and of course, use Stardust. Responsibly. Very responsibly.
  • Multiple endings! What you say and how you treat the waifus affects the endings. And you know what that means, don't you? Replayability!
  • "Wait, there's depth here?" Everything connects, nothing is accidental, and everything is deliberate. Yes, this is one of those games. The oddly-deep ones - if you want to look beyond the obvious…

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 1080
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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