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!
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (24) - 79% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 28, 2015

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January 24

Warp Ahead update and Steam Discount!

Check out the latest update for our last game, Blade Symphony, too!

We're incredibly excited about this. After three years of silence, we have a new update for Galacide with tons of improvements.

The Warp Ahead update brings Galacide from Unreal Engine 4.10.1 to 4.20.1, and now we have Steam Controller Support and Mouse Control on all of the menus, along with many changes below!

This is a big step for us, as we've been keeping the engine updated for quite some time, but haven't been able to push an udpate. Stay tuned to our Discord for more updates!

  • Added Steam Controller support
  • Added mouse control to the main menu, pause menu, and level select screens
  • Added a “hold [key] to ready” prompt to the ship select screen
  • Changed the “scores” screen to work more directly with the steam API
  • Added new indicators for bomb scrap so players can tell exactly what will explode
  • Changed enemy bombs to have higher contrast and be more noticeable
  • Updated the attack pattern of the miniboss to make it more variable
  • Changed the lighting on Mine Entrance so that players could more easily identify gameplay elements
  • Added a filter between the background and the “bitwall” when things get hairy to make it easier to focus on gameplay
  • Added a “scrap pool” at the back of the screen so that players have more options for moving through levels
  • Slight damage change on battleship missiles to improve balance
  • Updated credits
  • Changed tutorial to be more comprehensive
  • If bits are clearing, combos will no longer end
  • Increased the score value of multimatch combinations
  • Increased control to enemy destruction screenshake
  • Increased enemy “keep away” avoidance to keep enemies from clumping together
  • Added new enemy rotation behavior
  • Added new particles to make enemy attack direction more clear
  • Ship control has been improved, providing players with quicker acceleration and turning.

Linux Support
We've pushed the Warp Ahead update for Linux, but as we are a small team, have limited equipment for testing. Our initial tests have shown some potential framerate issues, and our testers have seen small graphical problems, but we would love your feedback in our forums or Discord to navigate and address any issues you may find on Linux.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed multiplayer warp bug
  • Fixed a bug where turrets were not flashing when damaged
  • Fixed some text clipping in various menus
  • Locked resolution to certain ratios to eliminate bugs related to window size
  • Fixed an issue where scrap would sometimes disappear from puzzle levels
  • Made it much easier to pick up, drop, and ignore scrap in puzzle mode
  • Fixed the Mine Entrance boss ball attack to not look like power ups
  • Fixed some achievements that were not unlocking properly
  • Fixed a bug where certain enemies always moved up and left
  • Fixed a bug where particle effects would spawn multiple times causing the game to lag
  • Fixed the fighters sine wave bullet patterns
  • Fixed problems with controllers and keyboards not respecting one another in coop mode
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September 30, 2018

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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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!

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

SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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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