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Galactic Arms Race
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
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Jan 16, 2013 @ 6:01pm
Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:27pm
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Steam Patch May 27
Bug Bounty + Steam Patch May 17
Description
Release date: Q1 2013
- Retro Shooter + 32 Players + Endless Evolving Weapons
- Dedicated Servers, COOP, and PVP
- http://galacticarmsrace.blogspot.com/

Detailed Description:

Players pilot a GunShip and battle aliens, pirates, and other villanous enemies, to gain levels, skills, and most importantly, discover unique and potentially more powerful weapon systems to outfit their GunShips. Through the unique cgNEAT content-generation technology, new weapons are constantly created by the game automatically.

Experiment

A key objective of this game is to explore the potential for automated content generation technology to intelligently create content for games. In GAR, all player weapons are generated by the cgNEAT algorithm based on weapon usage statistics. However, cgNEAT does not simply respawn weapons that people like. Rather, it creates new weapons that elaborate on the ones that have been popular in the past. You can read more details about how weapons are evolved on the research page.

Game Mechanics

GAR combines elements of old-school space shooters like Star Control, action-RPGs like Diablo, and open-world space adventure games like Freelancer. The graphics are fully 3D but in top-down or "2.5D" mode. The chase camera and movement interface is similar to many online RPGs such as WoW. Earn ranks and credits by completing missions and destroying enemies. Use the credits earned to upgrade and customize your gun ship.

Galaxy

The game progresses through different and increasingly challenging solar systems. Throughout the galaxy are various factions, both friendly and hostile.

Game Modes

GAR game modes include (1) single player campaign mode, (2) instant-action system defense mode, and (3) multiplayer mode for up to 32 players with both coop and PVP. You can run your own Galactic Arms Race galaxy by downloading the standalone server. A simple windows GUI makes it easy to administrate your galaxy.
Popular Discussions View All (8)
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Jun 4 @ 8:18pm
Game feedback
Soüp
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Jun 30, 2013 @ 5:44am
Some things to work out for the game
Nerevar Indoril
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Feb 16, 2013 @ 11:13am
Gamepad?
Lucidus
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GrazyBird Jul 4 @ 4:31pm 
Like this.
Foxhack Jun 5 @ 11:51am 
Cool! Thanks for confirming that. And that's easy to fix! Just have them add the new app id to the old one that was activated with the CD key.

You should make a post about that in the game forums, by the way! Make sure people know this so there's no drama. :)
Astral Projection  [author] Jun 5 @ 11:49am 
Uh yeah, we are gonna try to work that out with Valve. They gave us a new App ID when the game got Greenlighted. Gonna see if migrating the keys we gave out over to the new App ID is possible.

But, it is the exact same game no difference. It kinda sucks though because I don't think the achieves will be public for the test version. ;(
Foxhack Jun 5 @ 11:46am 
Uh, I got the game in Groupees, and I activated a key, but it seems I don't have the version in the store, rather I have a 'test' version. Help?
Astral Projection  [author] Jun 4 @ 11:46am 
@xrogaan, hehe what you mean? But I work a day job ... unfortunately heh. ;(
xrogaan Jun 4 @ 1:12am 
@AstralProjection how do you even gain money?
[HELL] King WayloW [NL] May 23 @ 6:40am 
ok nice, its a cool game so looking forward to it
Astral Projection  [author] May 23 @ 6:39am 
@KinWayloW - game is ready to release. There's some type of glitch with our Steamworks store front that Valve is fixing. Not sure what the deal is, but shouldn't take too long ...
[HELL] King WayloW [NL] May 22 @ 5:07am 
still no update ??
ETCyberHunter May 18 @ 12:16pm 
And the problem is fixed thank you :)