A-Star Theft is a game where you, together with your crew, rob all kinds of places. From jewelry stores and banks to military bases and torture chambers are locations you will visit on your never-ending mission for greatness and freedom!

Story

Kenny Stritchenburg's life gets taken away from him
when his family gets kidnapped. Kenny doesn't have the money
the kidnappers crave from him to get them back, to get it
he will have to resort to crime.
As time goes on, you will see Kenny evolve from an

honest gentleman into a ruthless criminal

in order to achieve his goal of getting back the ones that he loves,

while at the same time discovering the dark secrets of the criminal underworld...


Game play Mechanics

There are two ways of performing most heists, loudly and quietly.

STEALTH: Be careful and pay close attention to everything in the building when you try to sneak in. Make sure no guards or civilians spot you, otherwise you must hurry tying them up or they will call the police.
Avoid cameras and laser beams to stay hidden, any triggered alarm will alert the police.
Disabling circuit boxes will kill the electricity and is another way to stay a ghost.

LOUD: When an alarm is triggered, you must hurry to prepare before the police arrive at the crime scene.
The initial police enforcement is easy to handle, but as the heist goes on they will realize how tough you are and send in a SWAT Team and snipers!


Features

- Intense and dramatic story line (Over 60 levels to complete)
- Multiple ways to execute the heists
- Make your crew perform different tasks
- 10 different weapons, including pistols, rifles and shotguns
- Equipment to help assisting you during a heist
- Different types of enemies: Guards, Police, SWAT, Snipers and Gangsters
- Destructible environment

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Game Maker Studio 2

The switch from Game Maker: Studio 1.4 to Game Maker Studio 2 helps making the development process faster and easier. It started off being more difficult, obviously, with the new interface. Now that I've adjusted, and almost completely moved on from GM:S 1.4, I can design the game much more efficiently.

Dialog Advancements

Many complaints from friends testing parts of the game is how the dialog is designed, they found the lack of speed control to be annoying as it often moved too fast.
Now, the dialog doesn't automatically continue after a set time, but instead, the player can press space bar to proceed.

In addition to fixing that problem, I, with help of a friend, took the time to draw the characters as they speak. Not only the character's name is shown now, but also their faces.

This is what some characters currently look like:

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Environment

From previous uploaded images, you might have noticed how gray and boring the level backgrounds look. Well, now I've changed that. Outside areas have a lot of foliage and plants, which makes the game look much nicer.

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Not only the outdoors have gotten a revamp, the inside has been made much more lively with people and items. Some people can talk to you when walking up to them.

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Smaller Changes and Additions

Finally after way too long, I've added reloading your weapons without having to shoot up the rest of the magazine.

To prevent the player to completely run out of ammo, you can now pick up ammo boxes from shot police and gangsters.

Some heists have gotten a new feature to help sneaking through them. Circuit boxes can sometimes be found and when interacted with, all cameras and lasers with be deactivated.
Of course this doesn't come without any downsides, as guards will investigate the circuit box and if anything suspicious is found, the alarm will be sound.
Action will also be taken if the circuit box is repeatedly tampered with.

Lastly, the store layout has been improved:

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Game View Improved, Destructible Environment updates, more level details and Tripmines!

Game View Improved, Destructible Environment updates, more level details and Tripmines!

News

The Game View is now more zoomed in to get you closer to the action! Destructible Environment has some new features, Surrounding details, such as bushes...

Huge Visual Improvements

Huge Visual Improvements

News

New visual effects have been added, which makes the game much more pleasant to look at and play.

New Graphics and Rewritten Levels

New Graphics and Rewritten Levels

News

The art style has changed a lot since december, going from the normal to 1080p and back to the more cartoonish style but with more realistic proportions...

Gameplay Demo and animations

Gameplay Demo and animations

News

I've started preparing a gameplay demo which will include two heist levels. Much better animations are also being worked on.

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A-Star Theft Demo 2 v1.1

A-Star Theft Demo 2 v1.1

Demo 2 comments

The second demo is here and includes better graphics, more weapons, improved AI and more gameplay functionality!

A-Star Theft Demo 1 v1.0

A-Star Theft Demo 1 v1.0

Demo 4 comments

NOTE: THIS DEMO IS VERY OUTDATED AND IS NOTHING LIKE THE CURRENT VERSION OF THE GAME! A NEW DEMO IS NOW LIVE. PLEASE PLAY THAT ONE INSTEAD UNLESS YOU...

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wettestmean42
wettestmean42

Amazing game please keep making more updates!

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Tontete Creator
Tontete

Thank you soo much! I will try to be more frequent with articles in the future, it has been so long before this new one.

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Tontete Creator
Tontete

Well I tried to, but I've got almost no energy to develop the game. It's so much to alone and all my free time is dedicated to 3D rendering now.
I really want to complete the game, but I don't think that I can. :(

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Tontete Creator
Tontete

Well, I don't know if I'm just talking to myself right now, but I have gotten some motivation back for game development

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TehWizard
TehWizard

I tried your demo. Its a really cool game but you need to work on a lot of things!

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vojtasonic
vojtasonic

Kenny should have an mask when he wants to rob a bank or something.

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Tontete Creator
Tontete

That's true, I'll think about adding that. :D

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TehWizard
TehWizard

I really like your game this is the kind of game I want to make but I'am having a hard time with the programming part. Anyways when can we download the game?

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Tontete Creator
Tontete

Ooh, sorry, I accidentally voted this comment down, I miss pressed, I wanted to vote it up. Just so you know.
Now I feel ashamed :/

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Tontete Creator
Tontete

Thanks for the comment, I don't know exactly when you will be able to download it, since it's not even nearly finished yet. But I could upload a demo with one or two levels for you. :)

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TehWizard
TehWizard

Thank you!

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