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Make way for the MAYDAY launch and update!

Coinciding with the release of Intake on iOS we've pushed a brand new update to Intake on Steam! It includes a handful of gameplay tweaks, some new features, and some bug fixes!

  • Gameplay: Challenge levels during regular gameplay and pro mode now appear at intervals of five levels.
  • Gameplay: Flashbangs appear starting at level five.
  • Gameplay: Removed the game over level bonus from appearing in level one.
  • Gameplay: Challenge Modes are now 25 levels longs.
  • Feature: "No Nonsense Mode" turns off level up shield transitions and the bonus level, so you can get more playtime faster.
  • Feature: Gartnervision is a toggleable visual effect for the letterboxes. No effect on gameplay, it's just sexy.
  • Feature: Tweet button to tweet your score.
  • Bug fix: The rank badge display in Challenge Mode always shows the proper rank.
  • Bug fix: Shortened transition timing across the board.
  • Bug fix: Streamlined some loading times.
  • Bug Fix: Improved loading performance.

Because of the dramatic changes to gameplay, we're clearing the leaderboards.


About the GameIntake is the new retro-futuristic drugstep arcade shooter from Cipher Prime. In this polychromatic love child of Dr. Mario and Ikaruga, you battle a never-ending barrage of pills, pushing your skill and reflexes to the limit to avoid a lethal dosage. Blast and combo your way through an epic cascade of audiovisual mayhem so intoxicating it comes with its own warning label.FEATURES
  • Classic Arcade Shooter: From its aspect ratio to its fast-paced game play, Intake is directly inspired by classic arcade shooters and SHMUPs with just a hint of FPS love.
  • Achievements: Over 70 finely tuned achievements that will teach even the most hardcore player new tricks. These are not your typical progress-only achievements.
  • High Scoreboard and Game Stats: Keep track of your high scores and decimate your friends.
  • Challenge Modes: Acceleration, Minefield, Reaction, and Flood modes will challenge every aspect of how you play.
  • Gameplay Changing Features: Grab vitamins while you play and trade them in for intense game upgrades. You can even turn the game into a SHMUP if you show your skills.
  • Dubstep Soundtrack: Infinite wubs. Classy ones.
  • Colorblind Modes: Intake offers colorblind modes for players with deuteranopia, protanopia, and tritanopia.
  • Full Steam Support
Release date
Cipher Prime Studios
Cipher Prime Studios
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X 10.7 Lion or Later
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 8600M or better
  • Storage: 450 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: We recommend some great headphones or a nice speaker set.

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or Later
  • Processor: 2.2 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 8600M or better
  • Storage: 450 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: We recommend some great headphones or a nice speaker set.
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Pure Play
Beat the game from level 1 with no powerups equipped.
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Get an S rank on the Flood challenge.
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Kill 20 bombs with the shield in a single level past 50 without losing a life or detonating a bomb yourself.
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Complete all 4 challenge modes.
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Beat the game with only the Monochrome powerup equipped.
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Intake reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
a really good and really addictive game and the reason for this are not the drugs it is because it simply makes huge fun no matter how long you play because you always want to achieve higher level and create ever better highscores (and even if it is not shown here , it also has cards)
Translated by
Microsoft from French
HAAAA intake, the last guy in cipher Prime. (But if: Auditorium, it was them!) If you like to prick yourself with well-dirty brostep occasionally and do overdoses on the arcade terminals, go to service and buy it. You'll thank me later. After your third epileptic seizure.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
"Intake is very successful artistically, as long as we love electronic music. Visually interesting, far from being boring, the game of Cypher Prime is however quite repetitive and suffers from a difficulty a little too changeable from one level to another. " GameSideStory.com-http://www.gamesidestory.com/2013/12/11/gametest-intake-pc/
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Microsoft from French
There are times, I wonder why we are bored to make cutscenes, scenarios and rules ultra complicated in the video games... You take pills to explode, a system of duality type Ikaruga, full of tricks to unlock, colors well arcade well flashy and you add Dubstep... and it's good! Simple pleasures are often the best ^ ^
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Microsoft from Russian
The Game surpassed my expectations. On the trailer and do not say that the game has such a drive. Beautiful colors, plays good music yes and just for some reason it is interesting to play it. Very well trained reaction. When I went there, stuffed a maximum of 200-300 points, now 3-4 KK, perhaps it is not enough, but still there is much to grow and progress is already felt. The Main thing to understand what and how. I definitely recommend the Game.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
If you are concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome, avoid intake! This arcade game will ask you to perform prowess with your mouse, since you will have to eliminate waves of pills falling from the sky. The latter being two different colors, you will have to alternate your sights in order to achieve more efficient combos, in order to move to the next level. Throughout the game you will be able to recover vitamins and spend them to get valuable upgrades and power-ups. Alas, the costs are high, you will have to play several hours before unlocking bonuses as significant as extra lives. Indeed, by default, as soon as a pill falls at the bottom of the screen, your game is over! The game is brutal and resembles classics such as missile command or asteroids, with Ikaruga sauce. This is to ask why it is not available on iPad. Positive points + simple but addictive game mechanics + more than 75 success to unlock negative points-extremely fast game rhythm-high cost of shop purchases-some obstacles are very frustrating
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