Solaroids is a re-imagined version of the classic Asteroids® as a single or local multiplayer shooter that retains the essential premise that inertia is the missing ingredient of many modern top down shooters.

One to four players can experience a Campaign mode that progresses from tame introductory levels to epic high-octane space battles that will challenge even the most experienced pilots. As the campaign progresses, and the threat continues to grow, the types of weapons and firepower at your disposal will also increase. As you get familiar with the game mechanics and the properties of different hazards and enemies, you will learn many subtle aspects of the game: what combinations of piloting, armament, and strategies result in the most success and fame.

While each player competes for high scores individually, to accomplish this each must choose their own path; whether to be friend or foe, work together or individually, fight or flee. Each player can customize their ship colors and join or leave the game at any time. As participants come and go, the action never stops.

If you are in need of a "quick fix," Free Play mode is always waiting with its instant ramp up, and unlock of all weapons and enemies.

Solaroids: Prologue will continue to evolve with input continuously gathered from players in the community, as it makes its way to an official release as Solaroids!


  • Classic Asteroids® style game play
  • Huge wrapping arena
  • A wide assortment of power-ups and new threats unlocked throughout the levels
  • Customize primary and secondary player ship colors
  • Damage system based off physical, mechanical, and electrical properties
  • Reticle indicating location of items of interest including enemies and players
  • Forward and reverse thrusters
  • Campaign mode providing a gentile introduction and progression through the levels
  • Free Play mode providing instant and insanely intense action
  • Up to 4 local players
    • Join at any time
    • Unlimited credits (configurable)
    • Cooperative or not - you decide (configurable)
  • Separate local and global leaderboards for both "first credit" and "any credit" high scores
  • Achievements
  • Original soundtrack with support for Steam music
  • Supports common controllers:
    • Keyboard
    • Xbox 360/One
    • Dualshock 3/4
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Space is a cold, even frigid, place and a sinister plot has been hatched by unknown forces. Working against us, an alien presence has deployed the biggest snow machine known to man, or any other-worldly inhabitant for that matter, in the hopes of sneakily invading our little corner of the galaxy.

Battle the most fearsome and retaliatory snowflakes (and the slithery snowman) you've ever laid eyes on, in a deadly battle against what would appear on the surface as a winter wonderland.

Use your skills acquired playing... ahem… Solaroids, to defend our little home. Do you have what it takes? Do you even care enough to stand up and be counted among humanities last hope for survival?

Briefing Instructions to access the xmas game branch:

  1. Right-click on the game within the Steam client and select the Properties menu item at the bottom.
  2. From the Solaroids: Prologue - Properties dialog select the BETA tab.
  3. From the BETA tab pick xmas - Happy Holidays from the Select the beta you would like to opt into drop-down selector. You should immediately see an update queued.
  4. Close the properties window and prepare for battle!

Once you have either saved mankind or screamed in agony at defeat, you can return to your normally scheduled program by returning to the BETAS tab and picking NONE - Opt out of all beta programs from the drop-down selector.

Happy Holidays and merry X-Mas HO HO HO!

Solaroids has a Free Demo!

Solaroids has a Free Demo!


Solaroids now has a limited free demo available. The demo limits play time to 15 minutes or through level 4, whichever comes first.

Track Other Players and Enemies with the New Player Reticle

Track Other Players and Enemies with the New Player Reticle


Solaroids has a large playing area, and as such it is easy to lose track of your friends when trying to coordinate an attack on the more difficult bosses...

To Parallax or Not to Parallax

To Parallax or Not to Parallax

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I’ve always thought it would be cool to use 2D parallax techniques in Solaroids, but I always had reservations. Who doesn’t like stars whizzing by...

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