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Steam Marines goes on alpha sale! Buy direct via Desura and the Humble Widget and I'll be able to develop more!

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Hello, everybody!

Steam Marines has undergone a lot of changes in the last two months, and it's now ranked #54 on Greenlight! It's also now ready for alpha sale direct on the official website via the Humble Widget and Desura!

Desura Digital Distribution

What is Steam Marines, some of you might be asking? Well...

Squad-Based Tactical Roguelike. Control up to four marines in procedurally generated decks of a steampunk spaceship. Evade or eliminate mechanical and alien invaders. For PC/Mac.

For the older players - what's been cooking? I'm glad you asked!

Crystal Rain

Steam Marines - Olivine Rain

Unfortunately space weather didn't fully make it into this build, but you do get some green Olivine crystal rain as eye candy! Aesthetic only for now! In the future I plan to make space weather randomized with effects that change gameplay - to varying degrees.

Hulk Suits & Flamethrowers

Steam Marines - Hulk Suits & Flamethrowers

Remember that nasty at the end of the Command Deck? Wear its corpse as armor. Smash your enemies. You can't use your marine weapon while in these suits, but you can flame all units up to two tiles away for a hot amount of fire damage. All with extra health and armor. Groovy.

It's Moving!

Steam Marines - Alien Merchant

What is THAT?!? Cryo tubes can now be found on the ship. You may need to be a higher rank to actually communicate with them, though...

Plasma, for when Lasers just can't get the job done

Steam Marines - Plasma Weapons

Enemies get faster and tougher. Plasma weapons may pack a wallop but even they'll need to chip away at enemy armor to really pop the big numbers. Beware enemies touting the same tech!

Double tap? I'll tap all day long!

Steam Marines - No more double tap to fire

You no longer have to double tap to fire! Mousing over a unit will show its fire path, including adjacent tiles for melee units and aoe tiles for the Grenadier class. Just mash fire to perforate your targets!

Kaboom knows no bounds

Steam Marines - Sappers go kaboom

Sappers are a pain to deal with. They'll have a hard time killing your marines, but they'll soften them right up with their grenades. They also explode on death - good for damaging other nearby hostiles, or vaporizing your own squad. Be careful!

Thank You!I just want to give a great big thanks to each and every person who downloaded and played during the open alpha. Your feedback and encouragement has helped shaped Steam Marines into what it is today, as well as what it will be in the future. Thank you so much!

I hope you'll stay with me and, if you do, good luck and happy robot (and alien) hunting! ^_^

Reminder:Players with old installs should result keybinds to defaults because of changes made. Old save games are not compatible - you can load old saves but probably a lot of stuff is broken. Start a new game!

The full changelog can be found on the forums.


Nice post and nice addition with the cryo tubes :p

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I`d love to buy this on Desura but let me ask (not demanding, just querying ;) ), will we get the Steam key if the game gets greenlit or do we have to buy on HumbleStore to get the Steam key?

By the way, i LOVE THIS GAME already, great work.

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Dev already answered my query on the Steam- you will get the steam keys if you want (if/when the game gets greenlit) by buying the game both directly via Desura and Humble Widget (Humble gives the Desura key so far since the game is not on Steam yet)

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