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Aetherpunk 1.1

rated 3.66 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Multidirectional

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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 1.5 / 5 stars

This is just a really bad game.

Besides the controls basically working against you the entire time: The story is crap, the game play is crap and making weapons is crap. Am I supposed to believe that these aliens from another planet drop a life force that lets me make basic weaponry that have existed for hundreds of years? Sorry, Don't think so.

The was some of the worst voice acting I've ever heard. Not to mention the script was utter crap.

And if I excuse all of this. My main problem with the game was that it didn't do anything to really try and grab my attention. All I did was walk around and try to kill monsters. It's been done a million and one times before and I'm frankly sick of it. It was also bull that I can't shoot these aliens until they're inside my base? Really? Am I suppose to buy a turret? That'll help me of course but you made them so damn expensive. The game isn't fun enough for me to really want to continue playing to get a turret.

I also suspect that when I get the turret it'd make the game stupid amounts of easy.

Either way, the game is awful. What it really needs is a new sound mix. Louder guns would grab my attention a little more as the sounds are mixed way to softly. A better story would do wonders for this game as well, and not to mention a way to shoot enemies before they fuck up my barricades.



Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

didnt work

at the book screen where it says play game,bestiary,ect the onley button that worked for me was the play more games thing
but heres three stars for what it could have bin


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


a pause button or something... lost a lot of times because of no pause button.

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Rated 1 / 5 stars

Lacking something.

Like a save slot, and improvement of the "stats" because, as it has already been pointed out, you can kill the monsters better with the "lowest" level guns.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Good game, but boring after round 2

Repeats each level over and over again. so fucken boring.

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