Get ready for a lot of destruction and action-strategy as you control a fully armed Mech through cyberpunk cities, military bases and industrial areas, capturing and defending territories. Build turrets and structures, collect resources and advance the attack against powerful enemies!
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Mostly Positive (59) - 74% of the 59 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 19, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Armed to the Gears is already a full-featured game with tutorial, eight finished campaign maps, basic robot customization and many structures to build.

While the game already contains all the initially planned content, we feel that there is still room to improve in many aspects, as the player's feedback gave us a precise direction to follow.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to work on these new features along 2018, and they should be ready before the year's end.”

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

“We are now working on some requested features from our players, such as expanded robot customization, more structures to build, more resources to collect and manage, improved controller support, achievements, more game modes and configuration options, code optimizations and improvements.

Most of these features were not initially planned, but will certainly contribute for a much better gaming experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Armed to the Gears is being published in advanced development state, with all the planned features and graphical polishing implemented, tested and balanced, including 9 high-detail playable maps, 6 weapon types with variations, 11 deployment options and upgrades, 10 enemy types with random specs, a main headquarters menu with a robot workshop, game settings and more. A detailed list of current features can be found in the "About" section.

Starting as a single player, “classic” action game, Armed to the Gears is quickly evolving to become a full-featured action-strategy like no other.”

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

“We plan to slightly raise the price for new customers as each new map is added, but subsequent updates should be free for whoever already own the game. A revaluation might be needed after leaving early access.”

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

“We had a lot of interesting reviews and feedback after the first updates were released, and it's our intention to keep forging the game within the community's directions. Player's input is always appreciated and analysed with great consideration.”
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Recent updates View all (23)

May 22

New Update: Easy Mode, Better Aiming, NPCs and more!

Hi guys!

Here’s another important update with some cool stuff:

  • Easy Mode added: You can now select the Easy mode, besides Normal and Hard, in the Gameplay tab at the Command Room. This mode will increase your available energy from captured reactors, spawn less and weaker enemies and increase your power. There’s a 20% kill reduction as a penalty, just as the Hard mode has a 20% increased kill number as a bonus.
  • Better Aiming: Both the primary (machine guns, plasma guns, etc) and secondary (grenade and missile launcher) had their aiming calibrated. You may notice it’s easier to aim and hit enemies.
  • Four NPCs were added to the headquarters area, to provide background story dialogs, help and directions.
  • New sound effects for cyborg and mutant units (voices).
  • Turrets now have some idle animation while no target is acquired.
  • Many assorted bug fixes and improvements.



This is also the first release candidate for the official game launch, so please let me know of every bug you find in the community forum.
Thanks everyone for playing!
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April 19

The Sunset Ruins map added, and more updates!

Hey guys!
This update brings the last defense map, called “Sunset Ruins” with 6 enemy lanes and lots of resources. This is the last map added to this version, and from now on we’ll be preparing for the full release on Steam. So, please report any bug, issue or difficulty you might be having with the game, as we’re soon finally leaving Early Access!



Also on this update:
- Green color added to the mech customization;
- Added all the achievements for every map;
- some gameplay optimizations, fixes and balancing;
- updated game engine;

Thanks so much everyone for your interest in this project!
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About This Game

Armed to the Gears combines real-time strategy and territory domination into a top-down shooter with mechs, cyborgs and complete destruction.

In a dystopian future where a totalitarian regime, under the flag of the Ministry, dominates the whole world and enslaves billions, an underground resistance fights for freedom.

You are regarded their most skilled engineer, who's able to hack into the Ministry's Infantry Class robots and control their weapons, turning these war machines against their makers.

Your Mission:
Capture every Reactor by reaching proximity;
Secure the reactor's perimeter to avoid enemy takeover;
Suppress the enemy's presence in the area.

Armed to the Gears already is a full-featured action-strategy game:

. Play the tutorial and eight campaign areas with increasing difficulty and complexity. Explore the Training fields, Lower Downtown, Desert Base and Ammo Factory, City Center and more.

. Navigate your war robot around the maps to destroy enemies and capture reactors. Features a breakable armor, jet thrusters, primary weapons and secondary launchers;

. Captured reactors will grant Energy points, used to teleport turrets, call air support into the battle field and repair your robot, enabling a temporary protection for a base or offensive weapons to decimate the enemy's stronghold.

. The game already contains 11 deployment options - 6 turret types, landmines, barricades, repair station, carpet bombing and neutrium ballistic missile. Upgrade turrets and generators to maximize the defensive capacity of your bases;

. Multiple weapon types, including machine guns, lasers, plasma and electron cannons, grenades and missile launchers;

. Defeat the enemy’s army of cyborgs and mutants, war drones, robotic infantry units and dangerous giant mechs;

. Credits collected in battle can later be used in the main base’s Workshop to buy parts, ammo and fuel for your robot;

. Complete Main Menu where you can configure controls, game-play, access the workshop, web links, settings and save / exit;

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 320 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 320 MB available space

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