Strategically hack robots to control their combat abilities and use them to advance deeper into each space station stronghold in this charming sci-fi roguelike.
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Aug 21, 2018

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October 22

Socketeer Updated to Version

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since our last update, we apologize for keeping you waiting. Today we've released version on Steam to fix a variety of issues and implement some changes based on user feedback for a better experience.

Most importantly we've improved robot distribution in the game so that players will see a better mix of enemy bots, even in earlier levels. This should make playing a little more interesting especially if you're finding the game to be a tad challenging right off the bat.

We've also added better controls for hacking so you will no longer have to walk/ram into objects and enemies in order to hack them. Instead, you can approach and hack while standing still. Allowing for a better stealth feel and more precision if there is more than one object available for hacking.

A bunch of other fixes have been made to enemies and enemy behavior and some of the items in game. Everything is listed out below for your convenience.

Socketeer is currently on sale for 30% off this week! Enjoy!

Version -
- Added mouse control mapping so that other mouse buttons can be set
- New precision hacking controls
- Improved robot distribution for more variety
- Fixed shopkeeper patrol issues
- Improved Bowwow attack controls
- Fixed extension cable not working after the first level obtained
- Fixed hacked movement controls on crates, etc. when using keyboard
- Fixed sticky bombs latching on to specific robots when hacked
- Removed ability to throw bombs / EMPs when stunned.
- Added slippery liquid behaviour back in
- Added loading hints
- Fixed various localisation issues
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August 26

Socketeer Updated To Version

Hello and thank you for checking out Socketeer. We’re very happy to have released Socketeer last week on multiple platforms, but that doesn’t mean we’re done working on it! In addition to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements, we have some new content planned and in development!

You may be wondering why we chose to pursue a full release and not go the early-access route, especially when we have more content we would love to bring to you. Part of the reason is because we were developing the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE (which also went live this week), so we needed to hit a minimal viable product on all platforms. That said, we are planning to start adding new things we didn’t have time to squeeze into the first release as soon as possible. We hope you’ll join us on this ride that is Socketeer and together we can bring out the best in our game!

Alright, alright, you want to know more about new content? Well, we don’t have specifics to share right away, but now that we are live and working on fixes, we are putting together ideas and a schedule for releasing future updates. We want to get the new stuff up relatively quickly, so we are thinking of making small but frequent content drops. We don’t want to make promises just yet, but check out the page in the coming weeks and we hope to surprise you!

If you picked up Socketeer this week, thank you so much for your support! If you’re on the fence about buying, we hope to convince you in the weeks and months to come. Please wishlist Socketeer and follow us in the meantime!

Version Patch Notes:
  • Improved both aiming, hacking and controls (based on community feedback).
  • Added loading hints.
  • Added the ability to auto-hack things near the player is the hack button is pressed.
  • Tweaked IO's physics to make him more responsive.
  • Fixed an aiming bug.
  • Added the ability to customise mouse controls.
  • Fixed some localisation problems.
  • Minor graphics & animation fixes.
  • Fixed occasionally the player trying to hack the wall.
  • Stopped the player throwing bombs or EMPs when stunned.

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About This Game

In Socketeer you play as a small hacking robot who has no weapons, but is surrounded by enemies who do. Strategically hack robots to control their combat abilities and use them to advance deeper into each space station stronghold in this charming sci-fi roguelike.

  • Hack over 10 unique robots and use their  attacks to defeat your enemies
  • Blast open the hull to suck enemies out into space but don’t get caught yourself!
  • Purchase upgrades at the shop OR risk hacking the Shopkeeper to take it all for FREE!
  • Find and hack secret treasure chests for valuable loot and unlock new abilities!
  • Use environmental traps like lava pits, explosive canisters, stun lasers, and more to defeat enemies quickly!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2GHz Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 560 or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11+
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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