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Gang Beasts is a Multiplayer Co-op Party Game influenced by classic mêlée fighting games, specifically Capcom's Final Fight series, Sega's Streets of Rage and Golden Axe games, Konami's Crime Fighters, and Technos Double Dragon and Renegade titles, the cartoon violence of Chuck Jones, John Kricfalusi, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, and the stylised aesthetics and music of Walter Hill's The Warriors, and John Carpenter's Escape from New York.

Gang Beasts is a stupidly silly local multiplayer party game with doughy ragdoll physics and horrific environmental hazards. In the current pre-alpha players can grab, push, pull, punch, and throw their friends from wrestling rings, speeding trucks, and suspended platforms, and into mechanical grinders, additional levels will include fiery incinerators, chemical vats, and moving trains.

We currently plan to support Windows, OS X, Linux, and select Android Consoles (if hardware performance is sufficient). We will publish version for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U consoles if we can secure the necessary licences.

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* referred to locally as Meatropolis

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71 comments by glumjamesbrown on Mar 19th, 2014

The Gang Beasts 0.0.3 pre-alpha build can now be downloaded from the links below.

Gang Beasts 0.0.3 pre-alpha Windows
Gang Beasts 0.0.3 (Windows)

Gang Beasts 0.0.3 pre-alpha Mac
Gang Beasts 0.0.3 (Mac)

Since we posted the last pre-alpha build on IndieDB approximately 10 days ago, we have been working on a number of fixes and optimisations for the game and prototyping the Beef City subway system (that we plan to make the hub from which each stage and mode of the game is accessed).

We have made a lot of the planned modifications but still have several weeks of work to go to complete the changes we set out for the pre-alpha stage of the games development.

The key modifications in the next build are:

  • a fix for the ‘Trucks' stage to making Trucks ramp up to speed more slowly (and less erratically)
  • a fix for the falling state (making it easier to gain momentum when swinging and making falling characters fall in less rigid postures)
  • improvements to the articulation of the characters hip joints (for more immediate lateral character movement)
  • improvements to the characters foot placement when walking / running
  • optimised character colliders (see the embedded video for a demonstration, the optimised character test is on the right side of the frame)
  • improvements to the character turning circle (for more immediate changes of direction)
  • miscellaneous additional toys in the ‘Sandbox' stage

The key additions in the next build are:

  • a subway platform with a moving escalator, an elevator, and moving subway trains (with automated doors)
  • a stamina system for limiting the force of successive punches after a specified number of punches have been thrown (to make protracted fights more balanced and strategic)
  • an improved throwing / pushing mechanic
  • a ducking move to allow players to duck under some punches and squat to start uppercut punches (and to let other players jump onto and from their backs to other gain access to higher platforms etc.).
  • limits to the grabbing duration (linked to the character stamina)
  • additional small objects to grab and throw

We can't set a specific date for when we plan to make the 0.0.3 build available as we have a very busy end to the Month moving into the first Boneloaf office and promoting Gang Beasts at the three day EGX Rezzed event). We plan to make the last changes to the 0.0.3 build in the week following the Rezzed event and expect to submit the build to IndieDB on or before the 5th April.

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The 0.0.3 build ends the public pre-alpha stage of the Gang Beasts development and should be the first build to have working versions of each of the key game mechanics (punching, grabbing, pushing, pulling, throwing, ducking, jumping, health, and stamina).When the Gang Beasts 0.0.3 pre-alpha build has been released we plan to take the next 6 - 8 weeks to make the 0.1.0 alpha build of the game, the alpha build will have Steam compatibility and a number of new game modes, stages, character body shapes and sizes, and miscellaneous props to play and fight with (and Linux support).

If the transition from the 0.0.3 pre-alpha to the 0.1.0 alpha has no significant issues we plan to release the 0.1.0 alpha through Steam Early Access at a discounted price for the first week to fund the development of the full Gang Beasts game.

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Thank you to the IndieDB, Steam, Giant Bomb, Nerd3, YouTube, Friend Zone, ‘Rock, Paper, Shotgun', Reddit, Cinelinx, Facebook, Twitter and other communities for playing and promoting Gang Beasts and helping us to promote Gang Beasts and get it Greenlit, we have had over 200,000 visitors to the IndieDB page and close to 100,000 downloads of the PC and Mac builds.

We would like to give special thanks to Teesside Game Developers Network (@TeessideGDN), Milo Keeble (@Ragepyro), Bruce Slater (@RadForgeBruce), Olly Bennett (@OllyOllyBennett), Richard Tongeman (@Chard6), Giant Bomb (@giantbomb), Matthew Rorie (@frailgesture), Jemma Cropper (@LightningJem), NerdCubed (@OfficialNerdCub), DadCubed (@DadNerdCubed), Daley Johnson (@Daley_Snaily), Samuel Read (@samread5), HyperSloth Games (@HyperSlothGames), GoPlayThat (@GoPlayThat), Diana Entwistle (@dianaentwistle), Graham Smith (@gonnas), Ga-Ma-Yo (@Ga_Ma_Yo), Andrew Crawshaw (@andrewcrawshaw), Dozenbeer (@Dozenbeer), Concon Madman (@conconjawa), Turn Based Attack (@TurnBasedAttack), Deborah Bestwick( @djbteamsters), Jamie Sefton (@Seffers007), Andrew Bennison and Update (@UpdateShow), Alex Wallace (@Stomach_Bug), Joe Robins (@Joe_Robins), Aaron Baker (@tk_aza), Jeremy Ndure (@jeremyndure), Dead Pixel (@OhNoesDeadPixel), Robert Larder (@HearNoEvilAudio), Mike Holton (@OriginsOfMo), ladermom (@ladermom), Phillip Profitt (@PProfitt), MattBodega (@MattBodega), and Dad Brown (@snoggarogga).

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Gang Beasts 0.0.3 (Mac)

Gang Beasts 0.0.3 (Mac)

Apr 5, 2014 Demo 75 comments

Download link and Information on the Gang Beasts 0.0.3 Fixes and Modifications

Gang Beasts 0.0.3 (Windows)

Gang Beasts 0.0.3 (Windows)

Apr 5, 2014 Demo 208 comments

Download link and Information on the Gang Beasts 0.0.3 Fixes and Modifications

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.2 (Mac)

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.2 (Mac)

Mar 7, 2014 Demo 52 comments

Here is the third pre-alpha of Gang Beasts (0.0.2) it has numerous bug fixes and three new stages.

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.2 (Windows)

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.2 (Windows)

Mar 7, 2014 Demo 120 comments

Here is the third pre-alpha of Gang Beasts (0.0.2) it has numerous bug fixes and three new stages.

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.1 (Mac)

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.1 (Mac)

Feb 16, 2014 Demo 13 comments

The second Gang Beasts pre-alpha build (version 0.0.1) with keyboard and generic USB controller support (and some minor character improvements).

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.1 (Windows)

[OLD DO NOT DOWNLOAD] Gang Beasts 0.0.1 (Windows)

Feb 16, 2014 Demo 126 comments

The second Gang Beasts pre-alpha build (version 0.0.1) with keyboard and generic USB controller support (and some minor character improvements).

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SporificDonkey 6hours 56mins ago says:

Good News guys. 0.0.4 is coming out tomorrow!

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Harpow_Wolf
Harpow_Wolf 3hours 59mins ago replied:

Yes!!!
What's gonna be new, :D
I love this game

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glumjamesbrown
glumjamesbrown 1hour 20mins ago replied:

Harpow_Wolf, there isn't a update coming tomorrow, the next version of Gang Beasts will be the 0.1.0 Alpha build which we currently plan to release through Steam Early Access (to fund the development of the full game).

'SporificDonkey' is spoofing Michael's 'SoporificDonkey' account name to make misleading comments, we can delete his/her comments, but prefer to avoid deleting comments unless they are offensive to other forum members, if he/she persists I expect they will be banned by a moderator. Apologies for the confusion.

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glumjamesbrown 1hour 24mins ago replied:

We are planning a story mode (the 'Street' stage was the first prototype for the story mode gameplay); currently we plan to make it possible to revive unconscious gang members by slapping them.

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SoporificDonkey
SoporificDonkey 4hours 13mins ago replied:

Hello be careful there is a guy posing as me on these forums. But in response to your suggestion... We plan on adding a way to revive other players (probably with slaps).

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shaunbt 7hours 57mins ago says:

Will xbox 360 version come out?

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