Talented and ferocious weapon experts needed to eliminate a dangerous mechanical menace that threatens the existence of humanity. Up to six positions available. Benefits include traveling the world to eliminate robots.
All Reviews:
Positive (25) - 80% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
17 Nov, 2015

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11 August

Update 4.0 Beta Update

For those of you in the Circuit Breakers 4.0 beta, we've launched an update that adds some graphical flairs and fixes, the ability to use mouse + keyboard, and a few general bug fixes. For those not currently in the beta you can use the "playinhighdef" beta code to get in!

As usual, let us know if you find any problems. This isn't ready yet but we're getting close to launching it for all users.

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19 June

HD Mode + Update 4.0 Coming Soon!

Hey Breakers!

We have one more final update for Circuit Breakers coming soon as a parting gift and a thank you for playing with us all these years. Update 4.0's headline feature is a new "HD" mode where we've modernized the way Circuit Breakers renders graphics to the screen. For many I hope this is a welcome addition, it helps distinguish the environment from the players and the robots and looks pretty good if we do say so ourselves. Of course, if the new style isn't your thing we've left the old style completely intact and you can easily switch between the two in the menu.

A long requested PC exclusive feature is finally in the game: Mouse Support! You can now use a keyboard and mouse to play Circuit Breakers. We're still working on the implementations so expect things to change a little between now and the final release.

There's a good deal of bugs that have been fixed, some of which have been around since the game launched and completely flew under our radar. (And everyone else's too!) Minor gameplay improvements have been made in both Arcade and Wavebuster modes, menus have been tweaked, and optimizations made across the board. HD mode should run fine on all devices, including those with integrated graphics running on systems as old as Windows 7.

We're not quite done with update 4.0, but today we're lauching a beta branch to help clear out any bugs for the actual launch. To join the beta enter the password "playinhighdef" in Circuit Breakers' Steam properties. Make sure to join our discord as well to give any feedback or suggestions so that we can have a flawless release!

Though this is likely our last Circuit Breakers release, we still make games! Check out some of our new stuff like ULTIMATE ARENA: SHOWDOWN and watch our social media feeds because we're always looking to the future with out projects.

Thanks for Playing!

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“...A tight, ultra-responsive twin-stick shooter whose humble charms magnify in the presence of friends.”
7.5/10 – Game Watcher

About This Game

Circuit Breakers is a fast-paced multi-player top down shoot 'em up. Get together with five of your friends and fight to rid the universe of an intergalactic robot army!

Far in the future, advances in artificial intelligence have created the first truly sapient AI, FIRST- short for First Intelligent Robotic System model Two- system. Fearing for it's safety in a galaxy of savage humans, FIRST escaped to the depths of space. On a distant planet it finally landed, building an army for their inevitable return...


  • Easy-to-learn and hard-to-master chaotic shooter gameplay suitable for players of any skill level!
  • Chew through hordes of enemies with four unique characters and additional unlockable characters
  • Local multi-player for up to six players!
  • Classic endless top-down action in Arcade mode!
  • Play through specific courses and compete for the highest score in Score Attack!
  • An enormous Challenge Board full of secrets to unlock!
  • Customize your game with the Core System and fight things like super-armored lightning-fast matrix-dodging death robots!

Weapon type: Machine Gun
You’ve probably never met a man more full of himself than Aldo. He is the leader of the circuit breakers but his drive and confidence is unmatched and encourages the rest of the team to bring their A game. I mean, who wouldn’t want to wipe that smile off his face by sporting a bigger robot body count than him? Aldo's machine gun strikes a solid balance between range and power for an all-around great weapon.

Weapon Type: Shotgun
There are few that rival Shelbys straightforward attitude. She is often mistaken as cold, but if you have a plan you want to set in motion, Shelby’s the girl who can follow through. Her weapon of choice, the shotgun allows Shelby to get up close and personal. Every other member of the team keeps their distance from the robots but Shelby thrives when close to the enemy.

Weapon Type: Missile
There are many things you can say about Samson, but clever isn’t one of them. He is the team’s explosive guy, delivering a tremendous amount of damage with his signature missile launcher. Samson loves explosions and if you give him a recipe for a bomb, he will tell you the exact size of the explosion with 100% accuracy. So what Samson lacks in general knowledge he more than makes up for in explosive know-how.

Weapon type: Laser
Aldo would never openly admit it, but Tay is the real brains of the operation. She is responsible for creating the weapons that the Circuit Breakers team uses today. Her weapon of choice, the laser gun matches her interest in engineering. There are many scientific teams requesting her knowledge in the field of engineering, but she prefers the application instead of the theory.

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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.5GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 GTS or Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX Mavericks (OSX 10.9)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 @ 3.00GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • OS: SteamOS
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.5GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 GTS or Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 80 MB available space

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