Greetings Steam Gifts users. To help jump start our online community, Galactic Arms Race is giving away 25,000 complete versions of the game. Due to a 2-year legal delay, we are in the unusual position where the game is fully Steam integrated with 50+ achievements and cloud storage, but is not publicly available in the store. We are hoping with this promotion that you can help us change that.
Game Type: 3rd person space shooter
Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 only
Game Modes: single-player, coop, and PVP on 32-player dedicated servers
GAR combines elements of old-school space shooters like Star Control, action-RPGs like Diablo, and 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, that is 'WASD' style-movement and not point-and-click.
What makes GAR different from other shooters is automated content generation technology that intelligently creates its own new content while the game is being played. In GAR, all player weapons are generated by the 'cgNEAT' content-generating algorithm based on weapon usage statistics. However, cgNEAT does not simply respawn weapons that people like. Rather, it creates new weapons that elaborate on characteristics of weapons that have been popular in the past.
For more info head over to our Greenlight Page and vote us up if you like the game. Your votes are what will help GAR move to the online store and increase its community:
Any comments or suggestions are welcome, and we will try to address them all either here or on the Greenlight page. Note that if you miss out on this free offer or you would just like to help us fund future releases, you can always purchase a Steam Product key here: