Classic Asteroids® updated with modern gameplay and perfected controls. Explore hazardous environments and sneak around asteroids to surprise attack giant bosses. Upgrade your ship to use additional power-ups. Single player or fight with up to 3 friends with intense local coop.
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Positive (34) - 97% of the 34 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 26, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“There are many features that I would like to still put into the final version of Solaroids. Some of these are already planned and partially developed. I would like to also include ideas and feedback from the gamer community along the way to help drive the direction for the final product. By joining in early and showing support, players will be able to help shape the final release before too much is set in stone. My expectation is that when completed, Solaroids: Prologue will have evolved to just Solaroids.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As I am a solo part-time designer/developer, it may take longer than a studio, but expect continuous updates to Solaroids during early access.”

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

“Plans for the full version of Solaroids include but are not limited to the following:
  • On-line multiplayer - [postponed, using steam remote play together]
  • Non-split screen local multiplayer - complete
  • Global/player options - complete
  • Leaderboards - complete
  • Achievements - complete
  • Three difficulty modes
  • New elements:
    • Hazards
    • Enemies/Bosses
    • Power-ups
    • Environments
  • "Neon-style" mode - complete
  • 16-bit styled mode - in-progress
  • New soundtracks
  • Potential story mode
  • Many more game play tweaks/enhancements - ongoing

There is a wealth of history in the modern and retro-gaming communities, and I am looking forward to taking in the feedback and ideas out there that fit well with an Asteroids® styled game. Please share!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Solaroids as a prologue is fully playable and polished as it is on many fronts, and the bar will continue to be held high as it is further developed to its full potential.”

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

“While I don't anticipate changing the pricing structure for Solaroids significantly, I expect that as more content becomes available the price could likely increase.”

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

“By actively engaging players using steam community features,, and other forums/hubs.”
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All the right elements for an addictive shmup: In the end, Solaroids: Prologue has everything a hardcore shoot ‘em up fan could want in order to keep themselves busy for many hours. The controls are snappy, the graphics are nice, and there are enough levels to have fun with for days.”

“Solaroids is a refreshing twist on the classic Asteroids.”

“I wasn’t asking for a game that turned Asteroids into a twin stick shooter. But this game makes the argument that I should have been, cause it’s kind of awesome.”

About This Game

Stand your ground against a seemingly insurmountable threat that is after your precious sun. Defend your solar system in a continuous conflict that progresses from tame introductory levels to epic high-octane space battles that will challenge even the most experienced pilots.


As the levels progress and the threat continues to grow, so will the kinds of weapons at your disposal. Perform advanced maneuvers while dodging asteroids, mines, and enemy missiles as you upgrade the capabilities of your ship and rack up higher and higher scores. Equip primary, secondary, and defensive weapons - the choice is yours.


Add additional outrider attachments to your alpha fighter and create an extremely powerful ship. Keep both your ship and outriders in good repair or watch your precious power-ups float off into the darkness of space for the taking.


Under the cover of an asteroid belt, enemies and complex bosses lurk waiting to attack. Each boss has their own attack patterns, weapons, and weaknesses. Tread carefully and use the hazards in the belt to defeat your foes without succumbing to them yourself.

Local Multiplayer

Fly solo, or with up to three of your friends in local multiplayer mode. Play co-op against waves of enemies or square off against each other in a wide-open combat arena. Players can join at any time with no need to setup complex game modes. Keep your straight during intense combat by customizing your primary and secondary ship colors, or configure friendly fire/collisions to adjust the level of co-op.


Emulate the look and feel of Classic arcade machines or retro consoles by adjusting Vector, Palette, and CRT effects. Mix and match to your taste!

Early Access

My name is Chad Yates (Kiates), and I am passionate about delivering Solaroids as the best Asteroids© style retro 2D arcade game on the market now or ever. Browse my update and patch history or look at the regular high score events I hold. Check the forums and you will see my level of commitment. Please join my community to suggest changes and play my latest builds - let’s build this together!!

Solaroids will continue to evolve with input continuously gathered from players in the community, as it makes its way to an official release out of Early Access!

Additional Features

  • Damage system based off physical, mechanical, and electrical properties
  • Up to 4 local players
  • Unlimited credits (configurable)
  • Free Play - Provides instant and insanely intense action (unlockable)
  • Separate local and global leaderboards for both First Credit and Any Credit high scores
  • Original soundtrack
  • Support for Steam music
  • Fully configurable control styles: Classic, Hybrid (single-stick), Modern (twin-stick)
  • 4K+ resolution support
  • 60Hz-240Hz+ support

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows® 7/8/10/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible (Shader Model 2.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 170 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X Catalina (10.15)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    • OS: glibc 2.15, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible
    • Storage: 150 MB available space

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