You command destructive ships to obliterate thousands of enemies, while weaving through intricate networks of invasive machine-organisms! Combining classic fast-paced shoot 'em up action with quick-thinking tactics of puzzlers, you must carefully match the right pieces to fly out of danger!
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Mostly Positive (21) - 76% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 28, 2015
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September 30

Galacide is now $4.99 USD!

To celebrate our ongoing work on Galacide, future MacOS release and (hopefully) Nintendo Switch release, we've lowered the price of Galacide to 4.99!

We're excited to have Galacide show in Steam's $5 or less section, and hope this means more people can enjoy our favorite shmup+puzzler ("shmuzzler!")

Look forward to more updates in the coming months about our recent work. Thanks for your support!
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June 21

Mouse Control + Translation Progress

The previous announcement had to do with an update that we've been hard at work on. We currently are juggling work on four other projects, one of them being the upcoming Harmonious Prelude update. So let's talk about the progress on the next update for Galacide:

Mouse Control
The largest new feature for Galacide in the next update will be Mouse Control. Currently, we force everyone to navigate the menus using WASD or keyboard arrows, which really sucks. This was because Galacide was originally created on such an earlier version of Unreal Engine 4, that made it impossible for us to produce a mouse cursor easily.

We understand that, in order for Galacide to be successful on future platforms, and for players to have immediate understanding and enjoyment, they need to use a mouse on PC/Mac/Linux. So, one of our talented UE4 programmers, Michael Lee, has been hard at work on re-building the menus from the ground up to support the UMG system that UE4 provides us. Here's a video of his progress:



Mac OSX Port
Unreal Engine 4 has certainly provided much better support for Mac in recent years, and we're finding that Galacide runs at 60fps or better on a pretty old Mac we have for building and testing. We'll be updating Galacide and offering a Mac version of the game in our next release! We hope that this isn't our last platform, as we'd love to put Galacide on consoles in the future. More on that later :)

Translation/Localization
In addition, out of the box we only offered Galacide in English. Updated versions of Unreal Engine 4 have made it much easier for us to localize the text throughout the game. We're hard at work crowdsourcing translations for Galacide, and hope to implement everything for the next update.

More changes?
We've heard a lot of the feedback on Galacide, and while enjoyable for most, it seems people tend to prefer the split between SHMUP and Puzzle. We've toyed around with changes to levels to increase this gap, and we're having internal discussions. We'll followup in the next few months with more information on what this looks like.

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About This Game


Galacide is an evolution of the shoot ‘em up genre, combining the fast-paced action from classic shooters with the quick-thinking tactics of puzzlers. Choose from a variety of ships, each equipped with unique features and abilities. Embark on your mission to tunnel through the strengthening alien invasion, find it’s source, and save the galaxy! Go it alone or assemble a squad of your friends to battle in the most unforgiving corners of the universe!

Please note, because of Engine limitations, mouse control is not yet supported on Galacide's in-game menus. We hope to bring support in the future.


In Galacide, you must carefully strike a balance between fighting the enemy and tunneling through the encroaching Bitwall, as neglecting either will assuredly result in your demise. It’ll take a combination of skill, luck, and an advanced spacecraft to ensure your success, so choosing the right craft for your piloting style is key:
  • Mining Ship - A retrofitted asteroid mining vessel, this ship has a solid balance of agility, strength, and firepower, and is equipped with a powerful tractor beam used to pull in enemy Scrap.
  • Freighter - A re-purposed cargo-hauler, this ship may not be the fastest or hit enemies the hardest, but it’s as durable as they come, with the ability store & retrieve enemy scrap in its cache.
  • Phase Ship - A top-secret military experiment, this ship is able to move extraordinarily fast and temporarily phase through the Bitwall, while dodging enemy attacks.
  • Military Ship - The accepted standard for military conflict, this ship boasts huge strength and firepower. Homing missiles lock on targets, and the ability to burst through the Bitwall, carving its own path.


As part of your mission to eradicate the alien invasion, you will journey across the galaxy and visit unique destinations like asteroid fields, planets, mining depots, and junk yards - Each location bringing you one step closer to finding the invasion’s source!


Galacide is regularly updated with improvements and new features, and currently has the following functionality:
  • 4 Player Co-op - Enlist the aid of your comrades in your fight to save the galaxy, with 4 player local co-op!
  • Campaign - Fight your way through unique environments and challenges to discover the source of the alien scourge and eliminate it!
  • Endless Play - See how far you can make it fighting through endless hordes of enemies and tunneling through the advancing bitwall!
  • Puzzle Play - Complete progressively more difficult scenarios that challenge your mind, not your trigger finger!
  • 4 Playable Ships - Choose from the Mining Ship, Freighter, and Phase Ship, each equipped with special abilities and unique attributes!
  • In-game Tutorial - Become an ace pilot by going through a quick training program.
  • Leaderboards - Track your skills and see how you compare to your friends and the best pilots in the universe!
  • Steam Economy - Achievements, Trading Cards, Badges and collectible Emoticons.


Puny Human is an independent studio, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a passion for games and game development. Since 2007, we’ve worked hard make the kinds of games we love to play, such as Dystopia, Blade Symphony, and, most recently, Galacide! To learn more about us and what we do, checkout our website, or catch up with us @PunyHuman!

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce or AMD Radeon, 1 GB GDDR5 or greater, 900 MHz memory speed
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce or AMD Radeon, 2 GB GDDR5 or greater, 3 GHz memory speed
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 1 GB GDDR5 or greater, 900 MHz memory speed (AMD/ATI NOT RECOMMENDED)
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The state of AMD/ATI drivers on Ubuntu & LinuxMint with games is not great. As a result, UE4.7.3 doesn't play nicely with the problematic AMD/ATI Linux proprietary drivers. Not recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3.0 GHz or faster
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 2 GB GDDR5 or greater, 3 GHz memory speed (AMD/ATI NOT RECOMMENDED)
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The state of AMD/ATI drivers on Ubuntu & LinuxMint with games is not great. As a result, UE4.7.3 doesn't play nicely with the problematic AMD/ATI Linux proprietary drivers. Not recommended.

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