Starward Rogue is a bullet hell twin-stick shooter. Blast your way through the Megalith, a rogue-lite labyrinth lodged in the side of a star. Customize your mech with a huge variety of weapons, perks, and upgrades. Steel yourself for the dangers that lurk in the depths of the dungeon.
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Very Positive (229) - 93% of the 229 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 22, 2016

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October 17, 2018

After Two Long Years, AI War 2 Hits Early Access!

It's been quite a saga, if you've followed along all this time. All that extra time paid off!

At this point we have what fans have nearly-universally hailed as a worthy successor to the original classic. We still have plenty more to do prior to 1.0 in Q2 of 2019, but the game is ready to play now and we hope you'll come enjoy it and give us further feedback.

Pick up the game now for 10% off!

New To AI War?
The original AI War is widely considered one of the top strategy games of all time, with a central mechanic that no other title has replicated.

Humanity has already lost the war, and now you command the last remnants in a desperate campaign to take back the galaxy.

More than most strategy games, your actions have consequences: taking every minor outpost you see is a surefire way to alert the enemy and spell your own doom.

Strike smart, capture new technology, and bring down a foe that overmatches you in every way.

What's New In 2?
The sequel improves the UI, the graphics, the audio, and many of the core mechanics. It's an across-the-board upgrade.

But even more than that, it brings in new friends and foes alike -- large factions are now possible, with their own sophisticated AI, economies, and rules.

Marauders are now able to conquer territory, and build up their own bases if left un-checked. The nanocaust feeds on the strength of those around it, while the macrophage happily grows in the background, sending out spores...

Enjoy the classic human vs AI cage match, or expand to a much wider living galaxy.

25% off Loyalty Coupon!
If you own the original AI War, or The Last Federation, or Bionic Dues -- check your inventory on Steam! You may need to restart it, or log out and back in. Inside, you'll find a coupon for 25% off on top of the launch 10% discount. Both are only valid this week, so hopefully this isn't sitting in your inbox too long!

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October 15, 2018

SR version 2.5 (Unlock Overhaul) and AI War 2 early access launch news

Hey everybody

In celebration of Arcen launching AI War 2 into Early Access today, we're also pushing the next update of Starward Rogue: The Unlock Overhaul! There are also huge discounts on all Arcen's games for the first week of AI War 2's launch.

This is a free content update that adds 87 new items to the game: 62 new unlockable items for the base game, a further 16 unlockable items for the AuGMENTED expansion, and 9 new items going straight into the base game. The unlockable items are awarded after completing achievements. For any already completed achievements, the rewards will automatically be unlocked.

Back when Starward Rogue launched around 2 and a half years ago we weren't able to get everything into the game that we originally wanted. One of those things was reward unlocks. But with this update, that has now changed! Now for nearly every achievement in the game you will unlock an item reward upon completing it. The only two achievements that don't have unlockable items are Unlock All Items and Find All Items since we didn't want to gate any items behind such extremely difficult achievements. The types of rewards are wide ranging from simple upgrades to new familiars to crazy boss themed weapons. Unlock items such as Flash Sale, Red Scorpion, Kamikaze Minibot, Ripple Laser, Durandal, Chrono Claw, the Commando Module and many many more!

There are, of course, also the usual tweaks and bug fixes. Here is the whole changelog. This update has been many months in the making and it's something the team is very proud of. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your support everyone! :)

Oh, just in case anybody is experiencing problems with the build or just wants to go back to the previous version for whatever reason, you can revert that by right-clicking Starward Rogue in your library list, selecting properties and then opting into the beta version called 2_004.
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“Starward Rogue is easily the best arcade roguelike since Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.”
4.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“I've had a hoot of a time playing this game so far.”
Scott Manley

“The Flame Tank I saw and instantaneously went "Yep, that's my guy!"”

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About This Game

  • Fully playable with keyboard+mouse or gamepad.
  • Play as a "head in a mech" harvested from the neck of everyone's favorite Space Hydra.
  • Roguelite catacombs that evolve and expand with each of your successes.
  • 9 starting mechs to choose from with a wide range of abilities: time control, shot magnetism, perk randomization, and more.
  • 5 difficulty levels ranging from "Relatively Easy" to "Nigh Impossible."
  • 350+ items, including active weapons, one time use consumables, and passive upgrades.
  • 150+ regular enemies, 10+ minibosses, and 20+ epic bosses.
  • 500+ rooms to explore, including the special condemned survival rooms.
  • Level up during each run through the perk system which allows for varied build diversity.
  • Buy upgrades from a variety of shops.
  • Secrets! Among them "incredibilities" that massively change the way the game plays.
  • Over-the-top mod support. Detailed wiki: create enemies, items, weapons, and rooms.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX Intel CPU and 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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