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Robot rebellions should be quelled by the best of the best. When the best of the best are killed... it's up to you. Subdue the uprising in time, or your corporate overlords nuke the city.

Bionic Dues is a tactical, turn-based roguelite with mech customization. Guide multiple classes of Exos through a variety of missions filled with enemy robots that are as buggy as they are angry. This is at least as bad as it sounds. Explore for loot, destroy key robotic facilities, and brace yourself for the final attack by your enemies... just as soon as they can pull it together.

Available on October 8th on Steam, our site, and other distributors!


  • Out-think wide-ranging tactical situations featuring robots with bad GPS, terrible aim, insecurity, a lack of focus, a tendency to backstab, and dozens of other maladies to exploit.
  • Over 40 unique bots, ranging from the hilariously inept-but-dangerous DumBots, BlunderBots, and BatBots to the terrifyingly effective WyvernBots, DoomBots, and MurderBots.
  • Carve your own path: choose 50 missions out of the 120 you discover as you explore the city map. Which missions you choose determines how prepared you will be for the final battle against the massing robot army.
  • Missions come in 23 different general flavors, and are entirely procedurally-generated like a floor of a traditional roguelite.
  • Mix and match your squad of four from six classes of Exos: Assault, Siege, Science, Sniper, Ninja and Brawler. Each has its own build and weaponry.
  • Choose an overall pilot from a roster of six to add a powerful perk that lasts your entire campaign.
  • Customize your four Exos with procedurally-generated loot that grants weaponry and defensive upgrades, new abilities, and more.
  • Difficulty levels ranging from quite casual to incredibly hardcore.
  • Stellar soundtrack by composer Pablo Vega, headlined by the game's title theme "The Home We Once Knew."
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This one is our first non-beta-branch update to Bionic Dues since it released, and so it comes with a plethora of goodies from 1.001 on upwards in the release notes linked above.

The biggest thing, by far, are the improvements to the customization interface. The game supports a minimum resolution of 1024x720, and so our previous customization interface basically adhered to that at the expense of using the screen space of larger resolutions. Now on resolutions that are 1280x768 or higher, you get a new and easier-to-use customization interface that combines a number of functions into one screen. If you prefer the old interface for some reason, there is a settings option that lets you re-enable that.

A number of balance improvements are also in this version. Sentry turrets are no longer OP. Groups of ClawBots are no longer death on wheels. Tuck now has an improved special ability. And the pistol has been buffed quite a bit. Among other things.


This is a standard update that Steam will automatically download for you. However, if you want to force a quicker update and are currently running Steam, just restart Steam.

Originally posted on the Arcen Games News blog. Have feedback? Join the conversation on the game's forums.

Bionic Dues Original Soundtrack and Arcen Games Piano Collections Vol. 1

Bionic Dues Original Soundtrack and Arcen Games Piano Collections Vol. 1


The Bionic Dues OST and Arcen Games Piano Collections Volume 1 are out now!

Bionic Dues Launches for PC, Mac and Linux

Bionic Dues Launches for PC, Mac and Linux


Our tactical turn-based roguelite with mech customization is out now on Steam and the Arcen Store -- and for 25% off the standard $9.99 price tag!

Bionic Dues launches next week on PC, Mac, and Linux

Bionic Dues launches next week on PC, Mac, and Linux

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Release date confirmed for next Tuesday, October 8th -- and a first for our games: a Linux build!

Humble Update: 40,000 Bundles Sold, $135,000 Earned (3 Days Left!)

Humble Update: 40,000 Bundles Sold, $135,000 Earned (3 Days Left!)


We're just over halfway through the Arcen Humble Weekly Sale, and have sold 40,000+ bundles so far!


I like it.Tacking^^

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An awesome game, if you're looking for some gameplay I uploaded some to my channel Youtube.com

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