A challenging top-down shooter set in a dark future where humanity has colonised the asteroids. The place is now a set for a vehicular combat game show.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Carsteroids is in evolution since late 2014. Early Access mode will be really useful for gathering feedbacks while adding new content/features to adjust the gaming experience. Anyway, the game is fully playable and enjoyable right now.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A few months after the beta version has been completed. I think the game will be in Early Access for roughly 3-6 months.”

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

“The full version is planned to have more content (more enemies, more levels, more weapons, more music, more bonuses and ...more!) to achieve a different gaming experience every time you play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game current state is: beta version (win32 - win64).
The tutorial and the single player "story mode" (with the four different endings) are complete.
The multiplayer "versus mode" is fully playable.
The arcade mode (single player and co-op) is complete.
(The game has been only tested on Windows OS at moment. Linux will follow soon).”

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

“Yes. During Early Access the game price is discounted. After early access the game will be at full price.”

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

“My main objective is to gather feedbacks and suggestions from the Steam discussion page and from the game website and/or the social networks. There will be a specific page where the players can write what they think.
This global process will focus the energy on the right direction to adjust the game experience according to the players.”
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May 7

Optionals - update 0.998x



Hi everyone, with this update I added the "options" page in the title screen where you can set the difficulty level, toggle on/off the music and set the display to windowed or fullscreen.

I added also the final stage for the 3rd unlockable pilot. With this last addition all the unlockable pilots' stories are complete. Every character has a personal objective and an exclusive final fight from now.

I am at moment on heavy testing (performance optimization and bugfixing) while still having time for adding some new features (a new enemy and a new powerup), new sounds and updating some graphics.
The new powerup (Detector) is similar to the previous "Deadly Disc" but it acts as a defensive powerup aiming at mines, bombs and barrels that heavily damage your car on contact.

Lastly, a new updated video is on the way. The road to the version 1.0 is shorter...

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0.998x complete changelog:

- New final stage for the 3rd unlockable pilot.
- New enemy: Security Drone.
- New ending added.
- New power-up: Detector.
- Options page added (difficulty, music, display).
- Easy difficulty explained.
- Stats page & VS page have a new background.
- Added "deploy sounds" for mines and bombs.
- Added sounds to the main menu and the intros.
- Performance optimization.
- Minor changes/additions.
- Bugfixing.
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April 4

Sharp action! - update 0.998


Hello pilots, with this update I added some new features for an improved and more various gameplay:

The first one is the new action camera. The layout view is now automatically zoomed in/out to better follow the main fight. I think this feature adds more dynamicity to the car combat, hope you'll like it.

The second feature is a new arena pickup: the Deadly Disc. It is dropped by the normal crates and it consists in a flying disc (or saucer?) that flies beside your car and shoots at your opponents. It has limited bullets, after they're depleted it'll fly away.

The final character has been released. He is a close-combat fighter with an installed Energy Blade and an automatic Heal System which slowly recovers the vehicle's energy.
With this character you'll experience a different way of playing the game because he is really powerful, but the Blade drains energy from your car so you won't have unlimited shots anymore. He can also buy a ranged weapon in the shop just in case you don't prefer the close combat. You can unlock him on completing the main player's "bad ending".
I'll add this player's story with a next update.

Another new feature worth to mention is that you now may jam your weapon if you use it improperly. If you press the fire button and the reload button at the same time (too many times!) your weapon might jam.

Thank you very much for your support. I hope you'll report any bug and/or post any thoughts about Carsteroids. Game on!

Here's the full 0.998 changelog:

New features:
- Dynamic combat camera.
- New arena powerup: Deadly Disc.
- New unlockable hero: Soka Shirawa.
- New weapon: Energy Blade.
- New weapon: Shuriken.
- Added money bonus on completing Parasite's level 0.
- Added "Ready" screen when arcade starts.
- Now you may jam your weapon after an improper use.
- Arcade final score screen added.
- Alternate afterstage screen added (elevator).
- New background holo-advertising added.
- Carships' thruster animation is now nicer.
- Added "hits taken" counter for player 2.

Fixes:
- Added missing sound effect for the flamethrower.
- Adjusted drone spawning and rate of fire.
- Bosses' hp rebalanced.
- Score bug fixed.
- Hits system fixed.
- Scavenger collisions fixed.
- Other minor fixes.
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About This Game

A 2D car-combat shooter with rogue-lite elements.

Carsteroids is a challenging top-down shooter set in a dark future. In the past, humanity colonised the asteroids to gather resources. Now, that place is a set for a violent car-combat game show, where all the pilots and the fighters gather to find their fortune.

Inspired by the "'90s 16-bit era machines" and the "arcade machines", the game is concentrated on the player's skills to win the impossible tournament and to proceed with the story.

Featuring:

  • 60 fps
  • Single player story mode
  • Arcade mode
  • Multiplayer fun (Versus & Co-op mode)
  • Random stages and crazy enemies
  • Fast and challenging old school car-combat
  • Different weapons and power-ups
  • Loot sexy collectables
  • Unlockables
  • Bonus levels
  • Hidden areas
  • Boss fights!
  • Keyboard or full gamepad controls
  • + more!!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Game contains violence against humans with moderate graphic blood. These portrayals of violence are depicted unrealistically.
Also contains use of drug and moderate sexual references with imagery.
All this content occurs in a fictional setting.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent dual core @2.40 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: WebGL compatible @500 MHz - 1Mb Memory @800 MHz
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any

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