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 (52) - 78% of the 52 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
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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December 13, 2018

December Update is here!

Hey guys, BIG update here!
Check out what’s new in this version:

Customize Mech
You now have more options to combine and configure your mech’s appearance, colors and stats:

Main Armor Supershield (damage absorption, less damage taken)
Main Armor Thorns (damages enemies on collision)
Main Armor Regen (armor slowly auto-repairs itself)

Lightweight Fairings (fast walk speed, low damage resistance)
Balanced Fairings (average walk speed and resistance)
Reinforced Fairings (slow walk, high damage resistance)

Attack Drone Companion
At the cost of 70 energy points, you can deploy a companion drone that will attack every enemy nearby.

Fuel Refinery
Near reactors or randomly appearing across the map, you’ll find upgradable buildings called Fuel Refinery. They will produce one fuel item box per minute, if the max item limit is not yet reached.

Warheads Factory
Same as the fuel refinery, but will produce one warhead item box per minute.

Random Areas
Every map now has a few places where random areas will appear. they can contain upgradable buildings, crates or just obstacles.

More details on almost every map
Missions had some elements added and other issues fixed.

Item boxes position lock
One problem with the full physics on item boxes is that they may sometimes fall on unreachable places. Now they are locked in their X and Z axis, so they cannot fly away from the starting point.

Camera zoom toggle
Press the ‘V’ key to toggle between 3 camera zoom options, close, normal and far.

In-game announcements
A “message of the day” feature was added to the headquarters to display the news in a more convenient way for the players.

New soundtracks
Many new soundtracks were added in a total of 10 so far. The music will shuffle when the last one is over.

That’s it for now, but more cool stuff is coming up.
I count on everyone to test and report any bugs or game-breaking issues that you may find while playing.
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November 27, 2018

November Update

Hi Guys!
It's time for another update, and this one brings:

. The first 9 achievements (more achievements are planned);
. Air support (bombs and neutrium missile) can now be aimed over enemy buildings and units;
. Map04 terrain fixes (might need some more adjustments);
. Some general balancing;
. Steam connection warning dialog (to avoid other bugs);

About the Revision 4 version, please check out this thread:

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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

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 320 MB available space
    • 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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