Gang Beasts (prototype) is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.

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Update on the next Gang Beasts Build and information on the Gang Beasts Greenlight status.

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Thanks to the support, suggestions, and votes of IndieDB, Giant Bomb, Nerd3, YouTube, Steam, and other online communities Gang Beasts has made it to the top 5 games on Steam Greenlight!

If you want to help Gang Beasts get on the Steam please vote for it on the Gang Beasts Steam Greenlight page.

Big Wheel

We have also set the list of changes we are making for the next Gang Beasts build (build 0.0.2), the key fixes in the next build will be:

  • A fix for the knock-out bug (that stops Gang Beasts from recovering when made unconscious)
  • A fix for the falling state (for situations where Gang Beasts shouldn't be rigid but are, for example hanging from ropes or falling from elevated platforms; to make it easier to swing on ropes and to make falling more consistent).

the key additions to the build are:

  • The Incinerator / Furnace stage
  • The Big Wheel stage
  • AI enemies (in the Sandbox stage)
  • Wincing/Grimacing (e.g. Gang Beast's eyes close briefly when hurt)
  • Health bars (green/red bar to show the Gang Beast's current health when hurt)
  • Additional sounds

We have made most of the fixes and changes but still have to add AI enemies to the sandbox stage, fix the knockout bug, and finish the Incinerator and Big wheel levels, if we don't have serious technical issues making these changes we plan to submit the 0.0.2 build to IndieDB on Friday the 7th of March.

Thank you for supporting and playing Gang Beasts.

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cocomendes
cocomendes

Awesome!!

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garfield-rules
garfield-rules

Glorious!

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Guest
Guest

thanyou so much for this awesome game and the work you are doing.I hope you keep the inspiration to make this one of the best games of the year .

1 question in the customitation ,what are going to be the themes of the warriors (ninjas,brawlers,vikings)?

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SoporificDonkey Creator
SoporificDonkey

We have multiple ideas for gang themes that are based on the environments they inhabit. You can see some early concept art in our image gallery: Indiedb.com

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benwildten
benwildten

ahh i see so wheel could be inhabited by a gang called the the Ferris fighters? i wish i could enjoy this to the full extent but i lag to much on street and other lvls will there be a performance updates?

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

benwildten, we made some significant improvements to the character collisions since the last build, these will be in the next build which we expect to have it released by April 5 (you can read about the content of the build and see a video comparing the previous performance of character to the optimised character in the post at Indiedb.com).

There should also be a significant performance improvement when the Unity game engine that Gang Beasts is built with updates its PhysX implementation to PhysX 3.3.

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timmy1one
timmy1one

halp gang beasts wont run correctly, there is no file to run becaused it states the file is damaged

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SoporificDonkey Creator
SoporificDonkey

Try re-downloading the file and extracting it using windows built in .zip tools (i.e. right click the file and select extract) instead of using programs such as WinRar.

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TheGoomboss
TheGoomboss

Great update incoming. Just one thing: you should make the health bars toggle-able. Sometimes a true-man-brawl with infinte health is fun, expecially with 4 players.

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

TheGoomboss, we plan to add an option to disable health bars in a coming build.

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Guest
Guest

Wow, great. You guys planned everything.

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guidosolc
guidosolc

Log (NuContext): Setup
Log (NuContext): Setup
Error (NuCore): Unsupported function called from 0042E9D9: IDXGIAdapter_Release
This appears when I try to run the game :( Please Help!

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SoporificDonkey Creator
SoporificDonkey

Could you check inside the "Gang Beasts_DATA" folder located next to "Gang Beasts.exe" for a file called "output_log.txt" and send me a message with the information contained inside please?

In the mean time, you could try updating DirectX and your graphics cards drivers.

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Guest
Guest

how do I start the game

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Jonbrownloaf Creator
Jonbrownloaf

For Windows users the download is a compressed .zip folder, please extract both the ‘Gang Beasts.exe’ and ‘Gang Beasts_data’ files from the compressed folder by right clicking the .zip file and selecting the ‘Exact all’ command from the context menu. To open the game double-click the ‘Gang Beasts.exe’.

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Sillex
Sillex

I have a few questions for this game and future updates.
The first being is that since health will be able to be disabled, will they be able to when they are first in the game or is that in a future patch?
And also will we be able to beat each other with bats and such?
And will the character customization allow us to choose the eyes like they are right now? (I like them like that)
Anyway really love this game and can't wait for the full release :D

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dudeallen
dudeallen

Sir, I've noticed that that screenshot is from a Nerdcuded video, and that earned you a download and follower.

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Guest
Guest

whoohooo version0.0.2 for my bday :D can't wait for the full game

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Guest
Guest

i would love to see these things in the full game:
level creator,
character creator (maybe just simple props like hats and stuff and colors),
wireless xbox controller access because it doesn't work on my laptop :(,
different game modes, like capture the flag or something

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Guest
Guest

cant wait this is the best game ever made!

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Guest
Guest

Can there a way to modify textures? I think it would be hilarious to do that. Also a Level editor would make me extremely happy. Like for example crashing to cars together or something.

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Guest
Guest

(buried)

Where the heck do you guys live its 9:53pm here and still no freakin update what the hells going on? (Btw i live i queensland australia)

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Jonbrownloaf Creator
Jonbrownloaf

we have been unsuccessfully trying to upload the new build to Indiedb for the last few hours. we will keep trying but they seem to be having server issues.

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Guest
Guest

next build out yet

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TheCMan54167
TheCMan54167

No

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Guest
Guest

Ok, I'm frustrated now. Why isn't it released yet? I don't believe you've been trying for 10 hours

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

We made the first attempt to upload at approx, 3pm on 7th March and were not able to successfully upload to IndieDB until approx. 2am on 8th March (we are not sure when exactly after the submission it was approved by IndieDB); I estimate that we made 40+ submission attempts between three people over the 11 hour period. We posted numerous temporary links in the comments so that people could still download the game whilst the upload issues were fixed.

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germanscientist
germanscientist

This game is just too good! It needs online and lan multiplayer functionality though! I sure hope that is planned!

Also, there can never be enough levels! Make one on a rollercoaster, and in a bar, and in a pool complex, and in a highrise, and on and on. Steam Workshop Support Please!

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Guest
Guest

Can you pleae make it an LAN network game because one keyboard is kinda anoying

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

We don't have the resources to add support for online play in the free pre-alpha builds. We are taking professional advice re: add online play to the full game.

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Guest
Guest

gang beast is sort of messed up for me on the sandbox when I am playing with friends when we all die it does not restart. please fix that and thank you four fixing the glitches.

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

The sandbox stage was a test map for the pre-alpha technology demonstrations and will be replaced / removed in the next build.

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Guest
Guest

Is it possible to add more singleplayer versions of the maps? I would love to fight npc's in the ring and on other maps as well? I dont have any friends to play with :(

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

We plan to have AI enemies for all stages but we need to add AI behaviours for pushing, pulling, lifting, throwing, and jumping etc. before they can be competitive.

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Guest
Guest

Will it be For xbox 360

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

We don't have access to Xbox 360 licences or development kits currently but we will look at the logistics of developing a version of Gang Beasts for Xbox 360 if / when we can get access to the necessary tools / licences.

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Guest
Guest

Hey there! I need some help,I double click "Gang Beasts.exe" but it won´t start,I have Windows XP.Please help :(

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

Do you have the 'Gang Beasts_Date' folder in the same location as the 'Gang Beasts.exe' file?

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Guest
Guest

How do I play with AI in maps like the ring?

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

We have not added AI enemies to the "Ring" stage in the pre-alpha builds as we need to write an AI that can grab, lift, and throw before they can be competitive.

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