Banshee Force is a virtual reality game where you command the legendary Banshee Force Weapons Platform. Standing in the middle of a planetary battle you use the weapons platform to stop the invaders and build a defense that can outlast the enemy.
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Jan 31, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Banshee Force is a different kind of tower defense game where you are stand in the midst of the battle grounds destroying missiles and the ships firing them before they impact your cities. The input of many is critical for balancing challenges and achievements as new enemy types, towers, tower upgrades and other abilities are added. Involvement of a large community of people that enjoy games of this kind is critical in making it fun and challenging—the best game possible. Early Access lets the game get into the hands of far more people than an internal release. While the initial concept is finished, and as the game is further enhanced, community input will assure the game is kept fun and to continued being played.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“When the game feels done it will be released, but the work will continue. Enhancements will continue to be added to the game to keep it fresh and challenging. Initial estimate for time in Early Access is 6 to 12 months.”

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

“The full version of the game will include more enemy types and challenges, new towers, tower upgrades and capabilities. It is also planned to add more types of islands with multiple cities to defend simultaneously. Ideas that come from this community as we play the game will also be considered. The release version should support a wider version of VR hardware as well.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable and offers 10 levels of difficulty, three different types of towers and three different types of enemies exist. Pre-release play testing has proven the game is playable and engaging. Players learned the mechanics quickly, were able to build towers and defend against dozens of missiles. Assuming you can track can defend against dozens of incoming missiles with the towers and defenses that you have built, you should have quite the challenge for hours to come.”

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

“The price of the game will increase during Early Access giving a bigger savings to early adopters. The retail price of the game will be higher than the price of the game during Early Access.”

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

“Players are encouraged to post feedback of the things they like, the things they would like to see changed and ideas for improvements. Bug fixes will be prioritized, but also will addressing things people want changed while keeping intact the things posted as making the game great. Posts should be concise, direct and constructive to save time and minimize backlog.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Windows Mixed Reality. See the VR Support section for more info.
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March 20

Update Details 0.9.5 - Stealth Enemies, 3 City Islands and More Upgrades

Hi Defenders,

Version 0.9.5 of Banshee Force just dropped with lots of cool changes. One of the first new features are 5 additional levels with 3 cities to defend at one time. Remember at any time you can select these levels from the menu screen and try defending all 3 cities at once. They appear as levels 16-20.

3 City Island View 1

3 City Island View 2

New Upgrades Added in this Update

More powerful upgrades were added to the list of upgrades.

Fire Power Increase

This upgrade will increase the power of each shot the tower shoots. Upgrade a tower with increased fire rate, multiple shots and this fire power upgrade and it will be quite amazing how fast it shoots the ships out of the sky.
Shield Recharge Rate

This upgrade will make a shield on your tower recharge to full health much faster. In later levels when many ships decide to target your towers instead of your cities this will help those towers stay working longer.
Target Stealth

This upgrade allows a tower to target missiles or ships that have stealth capabilities and periodically disappear from view. Without this upgrade in the higher levels the towers are ineffective when stealth fighters appear.

Green Stealth Enemy

As you see in the upgrades there is a new green stealth enemy that will appear in some levels. Both the enemy and the missiles shot from the enemy will disappear. You can guess where the enemy might be hiding but your automated towers will not be able to target the stealth enemy or missiles if they don't have the target stealth upgrade.

Time Warp Field Tower

This release also has a new tower called the time warp field tower. This tower will create a field above it that will slow ships as they fly through the field. You can use this to your advantage to make ships easier to hit by hand shot missiles or automatically shot missiles from your towers. Your missiles are not slowed by this time warp effect.

New Tower

Time Warp Tower Field

Tower Upgrade Icon Indicators

The more upgrades that are added to the game the harder it is to know what you have upgraded on each tower. This release adds little upgrade indicators that match the graphics in each upgrade above a tower each time an upgrade is applied. It can help you remember which upgrades are applied to each tower as you are planning on how you want to spend all your earned money.

I hope you enjoy these updates as we are getting close to the 1.0 release of Banshee Force. The plan is to have more more feature update with some final cleanup of the game and then get it ready for 1.0 release.
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January 9

Update Details 0.9.4 - Upgrades and the Banshee Fighter

Hi Defenders,

Version 0.9.4 just dropped of Banshee Force and lots of new features have been added. The big feature of this release is the "Banshee Fighter". A new tower has been added called the Banshee Hanger. Inside this hanger is a Banshee Fighter.

Once you build a Banshee Hanger you can summon your Banshee Fighter with a new command on your right controller that lights up. The Banshee Fighter will automatically fly out and teleport to your left hand. At this point you can move your left hand and fly the fighter and shoot for up to 60 seconds anything in the area. You can choose to land the fighter or after 60 seconds it will land itself automatically.

New Upgrades Added

A lot of upgrades were added to increase the power of your towers.

Increase Shield Size

This upgrade allows you to increase the size of any of your shields including your city. It is super powerful with the low cost portable shield generator tower to add a layer of protection on towers or cities. Remember though you cannot shoot through it so add additional missile launch towers to be able to shoot around the shield.
Add Shield

This upgrade allows you to add a shield around towers you have built to protect them from attacks. Once the tower is built you can use existing repair upgrades to maintain the shield as it is hit with missile attacks. All guns and lasers can shoot through these shields.
Increase Fire Rate

This upgrade will make any tower shoot twice as fast as it currently does. It can take a 30 second cool down to 15 seconds with one upgrade. It can be stacked to make the tower even faster if your rolling in money.
Multiple Shot Upgrade

This may be my favorite upgrade as it makes any tower that shoots double its number of shots fired. The Anti-Ship towers that shoot 3 plasma balls will not shoot 6 with this upgrade. Add increased fire rate and this is quite a powerful tower.

Game Localization

Initial location has been added to Banshee Force and the Achievements in all the Steam supported languages. If you switch to another language and find any issues with the translations, please let us know if you know the correct translation for the English text.

Red Elite Enemy

Also, rumors are true that in later levels a new very difficult red class elite enemy will appear. The enemy is much tougher than the blue class enemies and delivers a much bigger punch on your towers and cities. You have been warned.

Things we are considering to do in .5 are the following

  • Stealth enemies
  • Stealth enemy missiles
  • Tower upgrades to see stealth
  • A new 3 island challenge
  • Possibly upgraded graphics on shields

The next version might take a while as we update to deal with changes to Steam VR 2.0 and support more headsets also.

Note, we haven't seen anyone able to get past the first 8 levels at normal difficulty without starting at a later level.
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About This Game

Banshee Force is a virtual reality game where you command the legendary Banshee Force Weapons Platform. Enemy ships warp in above your cities trying to take down the city shields and kill your population. You direct the power of the awesome weapons platform by aiming anti-ballistic missiles at the enemy’s missiles and ships with your hands. Using the platform’s store you can extend your cities’ defenses by building floating shields, anti-ballistic missile batteries and even automated anti-air plasma cannons. The more enemy you take out, the greater the bankroll for further purchases.

Moving about the city scape as a 170-story tall, invisible spectre in the center of the onslaught, you understand what the city is facing. You are its guardian. Will you repel the invasion triumphantly or wail at the deaths brought by your failure?

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 64-Bit
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 (equivalent or better)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 64-Bit
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 (equivalent or better)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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