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Void Raiders is sci-fi top down shoot & slash action game with soft rpg elements. Expand group of your raiders, upgrade them to take on bigger challenges, compete with other raiders and become most feared pirate squad on neptune.

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Hello everyone! After couple of weeks...well, maybe month or two... im back with one of the last updates! As the title says game is ready for full release and i am pretty excited about it, especialy when game allready exceeded my expectations allready. But lets start from begining and not from the middle.

Pre-release bug list run

Most boring part of whole developement process. Imagine your game is almost ready for release, you allready "hate" the project(who would say after thousands of test runs), but you got huge list of bugs reported by dedicated fans/testers in front of you and while looking at it you just cant decide if you are going to cry, roar in anger or just start working on it.

Fortunately, i chose the last option and fixed 99% of stuff that could be fixed without rewriting half of the game. Final polishing phase was realy depressing for me as i was going through all the code i written during past year and witness the mess i made couse it was my first "big" project and in the begining i made a lot of stupid mistakes which later led to more frustration as it served as a handbrake(and more frustration) when considering implementation of new ideas, both mine or suggested by the players.

Another source of frustration was that when you are fixing bugs you dont really see the game grow as there is nothing you can show to players or write about as smashed bugs just dont reapear ingame waving with "fixed" sign at the player.

Fortunately this phase is now over(at least i hope so)and game plays better than ever with all of its release content in place and game beign 99.9% crash free.

Steam trading cards

Cards, the little thing a lot of people are waiting for and great value addition to every product aviable on steam. Right now everything is ready, we ve got 6 cards, 6 profile backgrounds and 9 emoticons submited to valve and awaiting approval. Illustrations were drawn by Zelgaris from Isthereanydeal.com site and i think he did damn good job at reimagining all the ingame characters with only 16x16 sprites serving as artwork.

Successful or not?

Well, i got a kick scooter i always wanted, so to me early access release was very successful. Now lets be serious for a while;-) My main goal to determine success was not the certain sale number, but having positive steam review rating was most important to me. Secondary goal was to sell 1000 copies of the game.

I think i can say that primary objective is completed with 92% of steam reviews beign positive and i hope this trend will not get much worse after full release as i understand a lot of customers were genrously tolerant given game was still in early access.

Scondary(bonus) objective is still not completed, but only little bit to reach this goal remains and i belive its only matter of time till accomplishment.

So far the game allready payed it self, earned for all the buisness license and accountant expenses and in addition i have enought to support my next project allready. In my eyes, that looks like a huge success. Sure its not enought to support my living, but i still got a decent day job i quite enjoy and its always great when your hobby nets you something extra that can support delving even deeper in to it.

Full release transition

Version 1.0 is allready live on steam and those of you who dont want to wait for full release can click through below widget and get the game allready. Unfortunately we are still waiting for trading cards approval and i dont want to release the game without them. However with bit of luck cards will get approved this evening and full release will follow in couple of hours.

Giveaway

Today giveaway will be same like last month, first 5 comments will receive free Void Raiders steam key through presonal message.

Thanks for reading & support

Tryzna

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VoidRaiders - v.0.6 "Bullet Storm"

VoidRaiders - v.0.6 "Bullet Storm"

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Void Raiders finaly entered its Beta stage! This update brings in several balance changes, bug fixes and much needed general polish of the game interface...

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Void Raiders - "Rogue-lite" - v.0.49

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Version 0.49 of Void Raiders. Last build before beta release, contains awaited Rogue-Lite mode, bug fixes, and some additional optimalization.

Void Raiders - v.0.45 "Data Archive"

Void Raiders - v.0.45 "Data Archive"

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Fifth Void Raiders update and last one before reaching beta stage. Now featuring 3 playable characters and 4 full missions.

Void Raiders v.0.4 "Neon Gardens"

Void Raiders v.0.4 "Neon Gardens"

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Third Void Raiders alpha update. Comes with new dungeon and additional playable character Tina the Bounty Hunter. ENJOY and dont forget to report bugs...

Void Raiders - alpha ver.0.35

Void Raiders - alpha ver.0.35

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2nd Void Raiders alpha update. -gameplay and levels size tweaks -reworked gudrun -new dungeon: "Ripper virus research facility"

Void Raiders - alpha ver.0.31e

Void Raiders - alpha ver.0.31e

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1st update of Void Raiders public alpha. - added new playable character - Gudrun the Blade Dancer. - difficulty lowered. - various visual enhancements...

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20XX|S-T|Falco
20XX|S-T|Falco

Will checkpoints even be in the final game? Gets annoying to go back all the way to level one after you fail to kill the boss. Still fun though.

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catchthebear
catchthebear

Looks awesome :)

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LurkersLair Creator
LurkersLair

Thank you!

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TheBaconator_YT
TheBaconator_YT

This game is a ton of fun! I made a video of my experience with the game I'd love to share :) Will Void Raiders get Workshop Support? Super stoked to keep up to date with this game!
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LurkersLair Creator
LurkersLair

Thank you for the video! No, sorry no workshop support planned:-/

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TheBaconator_YT
TheBaconator_YT

No worries :) I loved playing the game! And that might actually be better, being that everything's randomly generated! Keep up the great work!

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Maggintosh
Maggintosh

Wow, what an awesome game! I had a lot of fun playing v0.6 today. Love that pixel style and the controls! Well done and keep up the good work, man. I can't wait for future releases.

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LurkersLair Creator
LurkersLair

Hey man! Thanks for comment & glad you enjoyed the game! Version 0.8 should be aviable on steam within month.

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Guest
Guest

Man the endless mode is amazing but hardcore. Needs some fixing but i see some really great potential. love the item buying system. One thing that needs tweaking is frames. in endless mode there is just so much going on that my frames drop.

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LurkersLair Creator
LurkersLair

Thanks for kind comment!;-)Glad you like the game, there is ton of new content to be added to infinited mode so i hope it ll get even better. Game performance is upgraded over the time as i optimize bit with every release but unfortunately there wont be major performance increase till release. Perhaps disabling particles will help you as this option will be implemented in next release.

Thanks for testing the game!

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