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Subject 9
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:02pm
Jan 7 @ 11:34am
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Subject 9 Out On Steam!
Subject 9 Is Greenlit!
Release date: August 16th, 2013

Get a DRM-free copy of Subject 9 at

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Subject 9 is a unique game that challenges players to fight to survive, using the environment to help aid the cause, and elemental powers to lay waste to anyone who stands in the way. Set in the future, the game is about a human weapon, Subject 9; is granted super human powers by a corrupted company that's attempting to contain him as he escapes for freedom.

This isn't your traditional shooter because it mixes unique offensive and defense mechanics integrated into the game resulting in a smooth, fast paced adrenaline pumping action and fluid gameplay. The game is closely considered as an isometric tactical shooter packed with fun mechanics and fast action.


Year 2092. VexTech Corp. contributes to a large sum of the world's advances in neuro, bio, and mechanical augmentations. Administrated by corruption, the companies advances took over a majority of the world's technological affairs, abusing resources to try and thrive and maintain a better life after the war that left a large portion of the northern hemisphere to ruins. The lack of earth's resources led to a revolution against largely owned controlling companies of the world; VexTech was a primal target.

The company acted fast upon the revolting citizens of the north and began a mass production of brainwashed soldiers to fight for them. However, administrators believed it was a primitive way to deal with the matters at hand, having thousands of soldiers could easily be replaced by a few dozen and so a new experimentation had begun. The company's advances in human augmentations had led to something sinister.

A dozen men, memories wiped clean and biologically weaponized, were granted fabricated abilities from the company. The ability to control the world's elements and defy the laws of nature was just the beginning of something terrible. VexTech was not playing with fire, they opened Pandora's Box; they had developed world class killing machines; The Subjects...

Subject #09 was soon to become one of VexTech's largest rebound as he began to gather fragments of his memory; he began to think for himself. He was about to change the future of the world...

[Key Features]:

(A) Enemies:
- Ranging from Snipers, to Heavy Gunners and Elementalists
- Each enemy has their own combating styles

(B) Skills:
- Features 3 skill trees; Weaponry, Elemental and Defense, totaling 25 upgrades
- Controllable elements include: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Gravity and Vexel Energy
- Hack equipment in the environments to gain control over them
- Each element has its own effects on enemies

(C) Gameplay:
- Features both a Campaign Mode, and Survival Mode [Unlockable by each level]
- Fast paced arcade-style action
- Fluid game play

(D) Environment:
- Each unique level features different environmental aid; Turrets, Mechbots, Force Fields, Teleporters, etc.


I am aiming to release Subject 9 on August 8th, 2013, on my website primarily (DRM Free), and hopefully on steam if Greenlight is a success.


Diffusional Arts is responsible for creating this game. Behind the studio, is one ambitious developer who created Subject 9 from the ground up. Subject 9 is the studio's very first title.


Thanks for taking time to check out my work, please support it if you wish to see this game on steam in the future! Also, please do not hesitate to comment suggestions or anything regarding the game, as it is still in development, suggestions will most definitely be accepted! Thank you, and keep playing games!!!
Popular Discussions View All (6)
Jun 27 @ 7:34am
Linux Support?
Nov 7, 2013 @ 8:13pm
Feedback and/or Suggestions!
Apr 7 @ 3:25pm
Mac os 10.9 startup failure.
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White_Bono May 17 @ 11:43pm 
Looks Good!
RaptorHawk Apr 29 @ 4:31am 
Add the option of coverage, because this type of game, there is none that has coverage, but is very useful.
SuPeR CoW Apr 26 @ 12:45am 
It's a great game. I love it.
Excruciate Apr 7 @ 10:29pm 
I bought this from IndieGameStand. When can I claim a Steam key for this?
horrorshow Apr 7 @ 1:09am 
Thanks a lot for this info. I really wonder why they didn't wrote this on their main-page. I'm sure they could easily double their sales
from e-mail: Bonus Content & Game Keys
Paying $1 or more will get you a Desura key and a Steam key if/when the game is greenlit. Beating the average will unlock the Subject 9 OST.
eagleFMJ Apr 5 @ 8:37am 
Learn to read.
horrorshow Apr 5 @ 1:24am 
Hi, this is on sale right now on "IndieGameStand". Any chance we can get a steam key from there when its released here?
Lavama Jan 22 @ 3:32pm 
Ooooh that looks cool.
☭HUNTER☭ Jan 13 @ 9:09am 
Looks pretty interesting