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Dogstar is a retro-arcade destroy, rescue, and escape mission for 1 or 2 players with online high scores, powerups, weapons of mass destruction, challenging/bonus stages, boss battles, and more! You are the most famous Space-Ace in the known Universe, a mercenary from Sirius - The Dogstar. Progress through levels from Jupiter to Earth to rescue your comrades, and make it to Venus Homeworld for the final battle against the Bosses. Upload your best score to the high score boards and compete against other Dogstar players from all over the world.

  • Pick up and play Arcade Action
Dogstar is simple to get into, but challenging to master. Each main level in Dogstar a 3-minute destroy, rescue, survive and escape mission. Dogstar rewards strategy, skill, and cunning, Learn how the enemies behave, learn to fly your craft with skill and positioning, and develop strategies for defeating each level to succeed. There are many ways to gain 1UP's, powerups, Bonus levels, hidden secrets, crafting pickups...

  • Simple goals, long term challenge!
Progress from Jupiter (Easy) to Mars (Medium) and Earth (Hard). Free the Earth and travel to Venus to take on the Alien Hordes, defeat the Bosses and blow up Venus to win the game. If you can finish the game on the Rookie mission, you will be returned to Jupiter for the Veteran Mission - all enemy abilities will scale up even long will you last, how high will you score!

  • Skill levels, mission levels
Dogstar comes with two main skill levels: Regular, and Brutal. Brutal is as it says - a real challenge for Arcade experts or Dogstar veterans. Finishing Dogstar on Brutal skill level playing the Veteran Mission is a long-lasting challenge for even the best gamers. You can choose where to begin your mission - you needn't grind out the early levels if you don't want to - skip them and throw yourself deep into the action at either of the skill levels, meaning accomplished Dogstar players can start their mission at a challenging level. Play for cheeves or score! There are challenging (bonus) stages where you destroy enemy formations and rescue Comrades for big PERFECT bonuses to help you gain those 1UP's and climb the leaderboard.

  • Powerups, Crafting, Pickups, hidden bonuses
Powerup your main weapon with the Multi-Orb pickup - an smart-weapon that gives you 2x shots of enormous power, and multiplies all rewards from it's use, depending on what you shoot it at. Use the Multi-Orb to craft powerups you need. Shoot the planets to generate more Multi-Orbs and Rockstorm bombs. Use the hunter-enemies (Otto and The Miner) as weapons of Mass Destruction to accelerate your rescue abilities, and get through the level quicker, before time runs out!

Play Dogstar with a friend in either Co-op Campaign mode, or Versus mode. (Deathmatch)

In Co-op Campaign mode, you can choose the skill level you want to play each level at, and you can share lives, keeping the weaker player in the game longer. You can bring back a player from the dead, making those 1UP's highly desirable to get and share. Each Co-Op level has a longer timer (5min) and has more enemies, and a higher mission objective than single player. It is a great training ground for playing Dogstar - 2 Ships are better than 1!

In Versus mode, it is a fight to the death! Each victorious duel will award you a medal, collect 5 medals to win the 8-bit trophy!

  • Fantastic retro chiptunes
Bug out to the funky chiptunes in Dogstar, all used with permission and composed by the very talented ROCCOW. (Check out his soundcloud)

  • Online High Scores
Powered by, Dogstar uses an OAuth2 secure system of authorization for each score submitted - meaning the only scores you see on the high score boards should be legitimately earned - No ridiculously high, impossible scores clogging up the leaderboard.

  • Achievements and Trading Cards
21 Steam achievements come with the game at launch, including 5 "Dual Purpose" cheeves designed to boost your high score. Steam trading cards coming soon. More cheeves will be added with game updates.
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Dual Core Minimum
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce or Nvidia with 512mb min VRAM reccomended
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 210 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • Additional Notes: Network connnection for global high score saves and steam achievements
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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