Jun 27, 2011
Product Update - Valve
  • Fixed in game chat for online play
  • Increased the power of the Ultra beam
  • Added Ping warning if ping > 250ms
  • Stalkers & Repulsars cannot push/pull you when invincible
  • Added more online debug information
  • Fixed FLAC bug
Jun 16, 2011
Community Announcements - Starg
Woo- Ultra is out! http://store.steampowered.com/app/49604/

Hope you like it!
Product Release - Valve
Beat Hazard Ultra the latest expansion for Beat Hazard is now available on Steam and is 10% off until June 23rd 10AM PST.

More games mode, enemies and bosses. Play online Head to Head or Co-op. Unlock and upgrade perks and customize your set-up to suit your play style.

Community Announcements - Starg
Hi all,
Just to let you know that Ultra will be released tomorrow!
Wow - a game that comes out ahead of time. Cool eh?
Jun 13, 2011
Product Update - Valve
  • Added keyboard configuration to options screen
  • Fixed Volume bug
  • Fixed Vsync options (should also fix mouse lag)
  • Added ‘NewSaveGame’ command to pref file
  • Added ‘PhotonCol’ command to pref file
Jun 8, 2011
Product Update - Valve
  • Lots and lots of gameplay tweaks and improvements
  • Due to major gameplay changes your score and rank will be adjusted first time you run
  • Much improved gameplay for slower/quieter songs
  • Twitter support. The game will now tweet your high scores and achievements
  • New perk system
  • 1.5 hours of awesome new indie music
  • Improved visuals & sound FX
  • Visual feedback & difficulty settings are now independent
  • More track leader boards
  • wavpack support
  • New play track options: Random, now playing, list, not played yet
  • Auto track indexing system
Community Announcements - Starg
To make up for forcing you to listen to Miss Black, here's a gameplay video to a track with a bit more bite!
Insane level with 200% visual feedback, no deaths (just). Get in!
This is one of the music tracks built in the game. Enjoy!

May 28, 2011
Community Announcements - Starg
Sorry about that - I'll do another tomorrow.
May 25, 2011
Community Announcements - Starg
WARNING: Contains disturbing content...
Shacknews - Alice O'Connor

Your favourite song can be quite scary when it's launching legions of spaceships to blow you apart. Fear not, Beat Hazard players! Come next month you'll be able to get a friend to help you beat back the invading hordes from Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music,' when multiplayer finally arrives as downloadable content.

Launching via Steam on June 27 for $5, the 'Ultra' DLC will add co-op and competitive online multiplayer modes to the arena shooter. Beat Hazard, don't you know, generates its levels based upon music you feed it--Audiosurf with guns. Beyond mere multiplayer, Ultra's a fairly hefty overhaul complete with new enemies, bosses, power-ups, and modes, plus a new perk and upgrade system.

A PlayStation 3 edition of Beat Hazard are slated to launch some time this year. One would imagine that these will come with Ultra's features built in, considering how much it's changing. Ultra won't make it to the Xbox 360 version, as it was released via Xbox Live Indie Games--which doesn't support DLC. However, developer Cold Beam Games is running a petition to raise publisher interest in an Xbox Live Arcade release of Ultra.