Dogstar is an action packed Retro-Arcade shoot and rescue mission with loads of Mass Destruction! Play 1 or 2 players (Co-Op/Deathmatch) in 3 minute levels, battle scaling/evolving AI difficulty, Multiple skill and mission levels, Secure online high scores, 21 Steam Achievements, and more!
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May 2

Dogstar 1.1.3 Patch notes

Firstly, HI! to the new players who got Dogstar in one of Otaku's bundles.

These bundles have been absolutely hopeless at making me any real money (other than monthly beer / entertainment money, but that's something right?) but otherwise brilliant at getting Dogstar onto more players computers (now 3000 installs and rising, which is a huge jump from just relying on being found on Steam which = next to impossible for tiny little indie games like mine which are literally a dime a dozen these days.)

Dogstar 1.1.3 Patch Notes

Bugfix 1: Fixed a bug in multiplayer versus mode, where either player's bullet was not destroyed when shooting the other player. This meant a single shot against the other player could register multiple hits instead of just 1.

Bugfix 2: Fixed a bug in multiplayer versus mode, where the player hit sprite was not cancelling out after being hit, meaning the player's ship was flashing constantly after being hit. (seriously....how did I miss this, smh)

Please, if anyone finds a bug please report it so I can fix it. I also welcome suggestions and feedback!

Cheers,
Chris Stanek
Dogstar Developer

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About This Game

It's 1980 - and you have to save humanity!



  • Pick up and play Arcade Action
Each main level in Dogstar a 3-minute destroy, rescue, survive and escape mission. Seek out and destroy the enemies to free your comrades, rescuing a set number per level to open the stargate to the next level. Hang around and go for points and cheeves, or take the exit straight away to maintain your lives - it's your choice.

  • Simple goals, long term challenge!
Progress from Jupiter (Easy) to Mars (Medium) and Earth (Hard).

Make it to Venus to take on the main gathering of enemy hordes, defeat the Bosses and blow up Venus to win the game. If you can finish the game on the Rookie mission, you will be returned to Jupiter for the Veteran Mission - all enemy abilities will scale up even further....how long will you last, how high will you score ?

  • Skill levels, mission levels
Dogstar comes with two main skill levels: Regular, and Brutal. Brutal is as it says - a real challenge for Arcade experts or Dogstar veterans. Finishing Dogstar on Brutal skill level playing the Veteran Mission is a long-lasting challenge for even the best gamers. You can choose where to begin your mission - you needn't grind out the early levels if you don't want to - skip them and throw yourself deep into the action from the get-go.

  • Powerups, Crafting, Pickups, hidden bonuses
Powerup your main weapon with the Multi-Orb pickup - an smart-weapon that gives you 2x shots of enormous power, and multiplies all rewards. Also use the Multi-Orb to craft powerups you need. Shoot the planets to generate more Multi-Orbs and Rockstorm bombs. Use the hunter-enemies (Otto and The Miner) as weapons of Mass Destruction.



Play Dogstar with a friend in either Co-op Campaign mode, or Versus mode. (Deathmatch)

In Co-op Campaign mode, you can choose the skill level you want to play each level at, and you can share lives, keeping the weaker player in the game longer. It is a great training ground for playing Dogstar - 2 Ships are better than 1!

In Versus mode, it is a fight to the death! Each victorious duel will award you a medal, collect 5 medals to win the 8-bit trophy!



  • Fantastic retro chiptunes
Bug out to the funky chiptunes in Dogstar, all used with permission and composed by the very talented ROCCOW. (Check out his soundcloud)

  • Online High Scores
Powered by Globalstats.io, Dogstar uses an OAuth2 secure system of authorization for each score submitted - meaning the only scores you see on the high score boards should be legitimately earned - No ridiculously high, impossible scores clogging up the leaderboard.

  • Achievements and Trading Cards
21 Steam achievements come with the game at launch, including 5 "Dual Purpose" cheeves designed to boost your high score. Steam trading cards coming soon. More cheeves will be added with game updates.

  • Controllers
Full Xbox 360 gamepad support, keyboard control support


  • New Content and bonus stages planned
We'd love the community to be involved in Dogstar's continuing development. We'd love to hear from the community about how to evolve Dogstar.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core Minimum
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce or Nvidia with 1GB VRAM reccomended
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 210 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Network connnection for global high score saves and steam achievements
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