Use an arsenal of deadly weaponry and magic as you struggle to defeat a relentless enemy at the gate between your world and theirs in this arcade FPS.
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Mixed (18) - 55% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 9, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have decided to launch in Early Access so we can gather feedback and listen to the players. Being an arcade game as it is, player feedback is invaluable, and we will use the funds to improve the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The plan is to exit Early Access 3-4 months after the Early Acess release. We dont want to be infinitely in Early Access. 3-4 months is enough for the goals we have for release and to listen to player feedback.”

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

“The final version will at least have:
  • 2 more maps. Just added them in the new 0.8 update
  • 2 more bosses. Coming in 0.9 update
  • More spells and weapons. Coming in 0.9 update
  • Fully implemented leaderboards with a balanced infinite mode. Coming in 0.9 update
  • Multiplayer cooperative mode.

Main differente would be much more stability than in Early Access, and way better balance. The game will completely reset the leaderboards upon full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version has 3 bosses, 5 maps, all the game "core" working, alongside more than 10 completely different enemies, 15 spells, and 3 weapons. From the base we have, adding extra enemies,spells or maps is very easy, and mostly just needs the art from it, all code is feature complete.”

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

“The game will keep its early access up to release, where it will increase in price.”

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

“We will communicate to the playerbase from the steam forums, and we will use the stat system and achievement system as progress feedback, to have metrics so we can balance the game better. People will be able to follow the game development in a very transparent way.”
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About This Game

Deathwave is a arcade shooter where you fight hordes of fantastical enemies using both futuristic guns and magic.

The game offers an “Old School” FPS Arcade gameplay which was inspired by Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem and Serious Sam.

At the game’s core is its gunplay and movement, the enemies are smart, they are many and unless you use your weapons cleverly you are probably going to be defeated quite fast.

Spells and Guns

You have a vast arsenal of science fiction weapons, including laser guns, pistols and shotguns.Which you combine with a big list of spells you can also use to fight your enemies. You can freeze them with an ice spell then destroy them while they are unable to move, or just blast them with a fireball.

Flexible Gameplay and Replayability

You select which spells you want to use, and you get several weapons to use as you like. This variety of playstyles will be balanced so you can choose the way you want to play. The game will take record of your performance each game and give you a scoreboard. Try to win as many rounds as possible while defeating high level bosses.

Variety Of Enemies

There is a lot of different enemies to defeat, the game will launch with 4 classes of enemies ( skeletons, knights, mages and cyborgs) . Each one of those classes will have several types, for example, skeletons can use swords, guns, and different kinds of armors, while there are many types of spellcasters depending on the element of their magic.

Challenging Bossfights

Every several rounds, a boss round will happen. The game will launch with 3 bosses, the Necromancer, the Lord Knight, and the Archmague. Each one of those is completely different and has advanced AI to fight you.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel I3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 750GT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: None needed
    • Additional Notes: 60 FPS on low
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 970GTX
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: None needed
    • Additional Notes: 100+ FPS constant on max graphics at 1080p
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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