Hi, it seems the game has problems when running fullscreen on 144hz monitors? CPU usage is a ton, and thrusts speed up much faster then when I played on my old monitor.
A downloadable game for Windows
What is Brute?
Brute is a challenging arcade game with a minimalist aesthetic. It's a game about planning, timing and discovery featuring an atmospheric soundtrack and cool sound effects!
- 50 hand crafted levels + 50 "Secret" levels
- High Score mode unlocked when completing the game.
- Intuitive controls - all you need is a mouse!
- Lots of music!
Who Am I?
I'm Michael and I make games and music under the name MGFM. I'm a sound designer and composer who has worked on both big and small games. On Brute I was aided enormously by Tyler Barber who provided graphic design help (logos, colour schemes and some sprites). Tyler also contributed music for the "secret" levels. It's great stuff, you should check out his album: https://tylerbarber.bandcamp.com/releases
Please enjoy the free soundtrack which can be found here, composed by both myself and Tyler: https://mgfm.itch.io/brute-ost :)
The audio in this game is made mostly using analogue synth sounds and I would like to thank Analogue Solutions, Elektron and Korg for providing me with artist rates so that I could afford their incredible devices.
Thank you for reading this and thank you especially if you buy the game, I hope you like it - this is the result of many evenings and weekends hard work. It's a satisfying thing to interact with and it's colourful! I intend to make more games in the future and your support will assuredly help make that happen.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.50 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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hmm, I don't have a 144hz monitor to test with, I'm not sure how Construct handles high refresh rates, I think perhaps the game is coded without delta time frame-rate independence. The game is designed for 60fps essentially. I'll have a look into what I can do to fix this.
Thanks for looking into it! In the meantime, it works with changing refresh rate to 60hz in the video card settings.
That's good to hear you can get it working, let me know however if you want a refund I think the issue is too big for me to fix right now.
thank you so much, btw where can i find the OST? link doesnt lead to anything :(
Got this for free during the giveaway. I was worried the controls would be kind of awkward hearing "it just uses the mouse" cause I've had bad experiences with mouse-only games, but the controls were fine actually.
The only other problem I had was that I initially thought the white things were enemies and got really confused when they didn't die and I couldn't make it to the yellow thing I had to shoot (granted, I also started on the fifth level for no real reason, but even in the second level it was a little confusing to be honest cause there was no real indication that wasn't an enemy, but I'm also dumb so it's ok).
Other than that, I like this a lot and whenever I have some money to spare, I think I'll actually buy the game some time. 4/5
Thank you for the kind words. The white things has come up before, I thought to force the player to touch them but it seems it causes some frustration in some players. I might stop them spinning to make them look more friendly :)
It just loads forever and then my Pc does not respond. My Computer should handle this neat game.
hmm strange sorry to hear that, how long have you left it loading?
This seems like an amazing game! Can I ask what engine you used to make this?
The game doesn't run very fast here, any way to speed it up? on Windows. (please I really want to play it :)
Amazing game. Like N+ meets Asteroids.
oh no i missed the free giveaway by a day
I love minimalistic arcade games like this. And I loved how this one introduces new gameplay mechanics all of the time. The art style was great and the music fitted well. I would definetly recommend this game.
Heard good reviews for this game, I hope to enjoy it too! Thanks for the sale! ^^
do i get a steam key even though i got it free?
Afraid not, the Steam key only applies to purchases.
Where is steam key?
Hello, did you purchase the game? The Steam key is only issued for games purchased (at any price).
I dont know. where add to steam key??
Hey. I just got Brute, and it's awesome, but it's losing my progress. Sometimes I can close down the game, restart it, and there's no problem, but twice now when I've started it up again after a while, I'm back to square 1 (literally).
hmm sorry to hear that, how are you closing the game? The X in the menu has warnings that it will delete the save if pressed , and pressing it does close the program maybe that's the issue? :s sorry if so, the menu could be a little clearer... if this isn't the issue please let me know. Escape at the menu will close the game normally.
Yeah, I guess I must have pressed the clear save button by mistake, though that's hard to believe. I swear I shut it down normally (pressing escape) then started it up later and the progress was gone. But I've been fiddling around trying to reproduce it and it's been working fine. False alarm I guess, sorry!
It's a great little game. I'll admit I wasn't too impressed at first, but the levels get better and better, and repeating them to go for a high score is a lot of fun. And of course the sounds are awesome, and the "game feel" stuff is spot on. Blowing away hordes of those boomerang things is so satisfying.
This game is bare knuckle brutal - hence the name. But addictive at the same time always making you want to try it out just once more. Definitely one of the better games I've played in a while.