Get ready to push your skills to the limit against an endless sea of bullets and evil robots in Astral Gunners. Choose from five different gunners to master in this horizontal shooter. With the ability to dodge, reflect, delete, and convert bullets you are more powerful than you might believe.
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Release Date:
Oct 1, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have hit a point in development where we have a very solid idea of what Astral Gunners is, and what it is going to be. The key elements are in the game, and we are now looking to work with the Steam community to finish the game with the features that matter most to players along with a game that is well balanced.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“With our current plan, the game will be in early access for roughly 9 months. That being said, this game is being developed by only two people and many things can change over time. We will make sure to communicate any delays and keep players updated as we change the game.”

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

“The core arcade experience exists in the early access version of the game, although it is missing a couple levels intended to flesh out the structure of the game. Levels have been developed in chronological order, meaning there is currently no epic final boss battle. All of the characters meant to be in the final game are finished, although we have a few ideas for unlockable characters that we may want to test out in early access. We are looking to work with the community on additional modes and features that would make the game feel more complete, as well as any quality of life features we overlooked.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The early access version currently has:

-5 characters
-5 levels
-4 bonus stages
-A deep and satisfying scoring system
-A credit-unlocking progression system designed to ease newcomers into the intense gameplay
-A wide variety of secrets on each level that can change the strategy of how you choose the order you play levels in
-Local co-op”

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

“The pricing plan is to keep the price the same during the entire early access period, and increase it on full release.”

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

“We will be checking the Steam forums for any feedback from players and working together with players to implement the ideas that are possible. We cannot make any promises that every feature request will be added, but if someone has a great idea that is possible to implement and fits with the core vision of Astral Gunners we will definitely add said features. Additionally, there are specific features we know we will include that are partially developed that we will start discussions about to help guide these features in the direction that players want.”
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“オリジナリティ満載の弾幕横STG!(Horizontal bullet hell bursting with originality!)”
Unofficial CAVE Streaming Team

“The nostalgic feeling of being at an arcade playing games is just too strong with this one.”

About This Game

Get ready to push your skills to the limit against an endless sea of bullets and evil robots in Astral Gunners. Choose from five different gunners to master in this horizontal shooter. With the ability to dodge, reflect, delete, and convert bullets you are more powerful than you might believe.

  • 5 Playable Characters: Each with four different abilities including 2 shooting abilities, 1 defensive ability, and a powerful special ability.
  • 5 Levels: Battle fearsome bosses, slightly less fearsome mini-bosses, survive high speed chase scenes, and save friendly gunners from danger. Each level offers something unique!
  • Achievement-based Progression: Unlock additional characters, continues, power-ups, skins, and difficulties as you complete achievements.
  • Equip Power-ups: Astral Gunners stays true to the arcade spirit of shmups, and everything can be beaten on your first run if you're skilled enough. However, at the mere cost of being on a separate online leaderboard you can equip power-ups unlocked throughout play that give you a boost to your power along with some creative control.
  • Hidden Bonus Levels: Find hidden collectibles for the opportunity to challenge secret bosses and boost your score!
  • Intense Scoring Gameplay: Convert enemy bullets into a score multiplier, defeat enemies quickly to spawn bonus waves, and utilize System Overload to harvest medallions from enemies to maximize your score!
  • Choose Your Own Path: Decide the order you play through levels. Save your allies from peril and see how they change the course of your journey.
  • 4 Difficulty Modes: Regardless of your skill level, an appropriate challenge awaits!
  • Local 2 Player: Bring a friend along for the ride, and discover synergies between the various gunners. (A controller is required for 2 player)
  • Online Leaderboards: Filter by character and difficulty. Regardless of how you like to play, there's a leaderboard for you to climb!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4-compliant graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Game is locked to 60 FPS

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