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Blending together the visual style from the likes of Geometry Wars and other similar retro arcade experiences, Cyberpulse gets you to throw enemies around and smash them into the wall. Note: key provided to our Steam Curator.

So it's not a twin-stick shooter, but a twin-stick thrower with you using the power of cyberkinetic forces. Quite a fun and different spin on the bright pulsing neon arcade game, and one you can bring a friend a lot with too. There's a full campaign mode to smash through, where you can bring a friend. And on top of that there's a multiplayer mode where four players can dash around various arenas to try and destroy each other.

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I've tested a fair bit thanks to the developer sending a key, and it's actually great fun. Perhaps just a tad too fast for my tastes that really took some getting used to on some levels, but the idea is really entertaining and unusual in how you combat swarms of enemies. Across 50 levels in the non-linear campaign, there's a lot of different types of standard enemies, bosses and various secrets to collect as well. The developer said the levels are hand-crafted too, but with just a little randomness to keep it all fresh to chase high scores.

Nice to see more games like this appear that are trying to do something just a little different, it reminds me a bit of Breakpoint which had a similar style and overall theme but you used melee weapons and now here we're using kinetic forces to throw things around. Pure joy.


  • A blend of genres: twin-stick shooters, shmups, arena battlers, and even metroidvanias contribute their mechanics creating a unique gameplay experience.
  • Innovative game physics: rather than shooting bullets, you control cyberkinetic forces to hurl your enemies into molten firewalls.
  • 50+ hand-crafted levels in a non-linear campaign full of collective secrets to reward exploration.
  • Local two player co-op: coordinate your movements and try not to toss your teammate into a firewall (or throw them around just for the laughs).
  • Four player versus: dunk your friends in 100+ exhilarating versus arenas.
  • Customizable multiplayer experience: tweak dozens of settings to create exactly the kind of gameplay experience you want, from a crazy party game to a competitive arena brawler.
  • A modern take on retro classics with amazing vector-like graphics and an original synthwave soundtrack.

Available now on Steam with Native Linux support. Another easy recommendation for arcade smashing fun.

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Nezchan May 22
Wow, my eyes hurt just watching the trailer.
Quoting: NezchanWow, my eyes hurt just watching the trailer.

But in a good way.
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