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Aetherpunk 1.1

rated 3.66 / 5 stars
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Aug 22, 2011 | 2:50 AM EDT

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Please wait up to 48 hours since the game is an approval queue for the new change:
UPDATE2: I've taken another crack at fixing the menu bug. I'm trying various things to try to fix it, but since I haven't actually reproduced it myself yet (I told you, it's a weird one), I can't confirm whether I've fixed it without feedback from you guys. Hopefully this new build fixes it!

UPDATE: I've just upload a new build! (August 24th). This build fixes some of the errors you guys were mentioning including the broken blizzard turret, and the broken menu (at least, it should be fixed! That was a weird one.) Thanks for the reports guys.

Alright, So we've gotten a LOT of feedback about MochiCoins, and we've decided to take them out of the game entirely. We hope that you will enjoy this new version.

This is a product of 8 months of juggling school work with production on the game for both the artist, Paul Wang, and the programmer Chris Fuller. I hope you guys like it! WE LOVE YOU ALL!

Aetherpunk is a steampunk, top-down shooter set in an alternate 1904, where aliens have invaded the Earth. Stepping into the shoes of an English country gentleman with a penchant for mad science, you have found your home to be the first landing zone of the alien invasion. Warned by prophetic dreams, you retreat to your fortified tool shed to defend yourself against the alien hordes.

The aliens themselves are equipped with weapons and implants powered by Luminiferous Aether, a fifth state of matter which can be used to violate the known laws of physics. Armed with a fully equipped laboratory and a trusty revolver, you must harvest the aether from the extraterrestrial attackers to create new and more powerful improvised weapons and hold off the alien onslaught as long as you can.

In addition to weapons, you may use a series of skills which carry over through multiple playthroughs. These include the ability to get more damage and range out of your weapons, faster reloads, more health and useful gadgets to boost your abilities.


Movement: WASD or Arrow Keys
Aim&Fire: Mouse
Reload: R
Repair Barricades: F
Change Weapons: Mouse Wheel or Q&E
Shop/Skills: Spacebar (In the Workbench Area)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


It is true that the aliens take a while to get to the barriers, but they make up for it by destroying them quickly, overwhelming you in the blink of an eye. There are some glitches though. Some aliens will walk through the walls, others will duplicate after being shot by a single-shot pistol. The one that got me though was the lag after I started using the best long gun and the Hell turret. It is more likely that my computer is acting up, but the lag should be taken into consideration.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice ^^

This game is just... Well, one my favorite yet. But, there is some little things that could be improved:

weapons: since weapons are crafted by the player, why not putting levels? The player could improve his guns, with a maximum, so the 2nd pistol could not get better than the third when both max upgraded.

levels and skills: I was confused, I thought it was starting at the bottom -><- And you need to add some more, because they are all obtained quite easily, and the level up is somehow... fast?

So, it's a ten stars, good game :D


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Would really love to play this

Unfortunately, like several others I have run into the main menu bug :(


Rated 3 / 5 stars


the games just slow. i mean, it just gets kinda boring standing around for the aliens to come. seriously, theirs like no need to rush to fix your barriers each round because you give us plenty of time to spare. for that, i have to give you -3.
Gameplay was ok so +1. Sound, sound wasn't actually that bad. Except for the intro when the guys talking, seriously you shouldn't have had him speak it would have been better for us to just read the words, so -1. Did i enjoy the game? Nah, not really. so another -1. That leaves you with a 6, you did an eh ok job.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Can't get past the main menu

I'm running firefox on ubuntu and this game has never worked for me, clicking everything except the link to more games accomplishes nothing, unfortunate, as I would very much like to play this game.