Case Study

Information

‘It came from space, and ate our brains’ is an Arcade top down shooter with horde survival gameplay. The brain slurping aliens are only vulnerable to bullets. Using your flashlight, environment and special powers you have a better chance to take care of the unwanted pink guests.

Release date: March 19, 2015
Platform: PC, MAC, Linux (Steam)
Genre: Action, Survival, Horror, Multiplayer
Languages: English & Mandarin (more to come)
Website: www.itcamefromspaceandateourbrains.com
Available on: Steam / Humble / Green Man Gaming  / Nuveem / GamesRocket / IndieGameStand / GetGamesGo
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90
Positive rating on Steam
65000
Copies (and counting) have been sold
3000
Let's Play movies on YouTube
250
Critics and journalists have reviewed the game

Achievements & Milestones

Triangle Studios has been working on It came from space, and ate our brains since 15 May, 2013. Since then, a prototype game with just one level has evolved to a full game with 12 weapons, tons of weapons, a multiplayer version and is available on major digital distribution platforms.

  • Getting featured by digital distribution platforms
    Our game has been featured on all major digital distribution platforms such as SteamGreen Man Gaming and Humble, allowing the game to get noticed by millions of gamers worldwide!
  • A vibrant and active community
    With over 60.000 copies sold on PC, Mac & Linux alone, we’re exposing more and more people to It came from space, and ate our brains to make sure no more brains get eaten by those nasty aliens.
  • Localizing the game for many different regions
    To minimize the costs of production we recruited volunteer translators from within our community. This approach saved costs on localization while allowing us to offer localized versions of It came from space, and ate our brains in regions where localization is very important.
  • High ratings
    It came from space, and ate our brains has been critically acclaimed for its art-style, music and gameplay by game critics, journalists and the Steam community. Critics like Jim Sterling were very positive about their experience once they started shooting aliens! 90% of our community gave us a ‘thumbs up’ review on Steam and often refer to the game as a hidden gem in the Steam product catalog.

Marketing & PR

Triangle Studios developed a prototype of It came from space, and ate our brains during a game jam (internally known as ‘Protocannon’) and made the game free to play on indie gaming portals like GameJolt.com. The game received tons of positive feedback, comments from users and high ratings. Triangle Studios decided to put the game on Steam Greenlight with the ambition to self-publish the game on Steam once the game was given permission for a full-scale release of the game.

After a successful Steam Greenlight campaign we focused full-time on developing It came from space, and ate our brains, adding tons of new features, levels, weapons and a multiplayer that allows four friends to play cooperatively. We’ve also implemented the most popular features that Steam has to offer:

  • Controller support: slay nasty aliens while relaxing on the couch with a controller.
  • Steam Trading Cards: collect badges, backgrounds and emoticons.
  • Steam Achievements: Prove to the rest of the world that aliens are no match for you!

With the help of tons of journalists, video content creators, bloggers, Steam communities, curators and our distribution partners we’re able to continue to develop (free) content updates, adding new features and gameplay elements on a monthly basis.

It came from space, and ate our brains has a bright future ahead of itself. With plenty of attractive distribution opportunities available we’re continuing to bring this product to more devices worldwide!

The story

In It came from space, and ate our brains you play as a dude who survived an alien invasion… For now… Nasty pink aliens invaded planet Earth to collect every available human brain. Why? Just because.

In this top-down action packed horror survival game you need to defend yourself (and your friends) and make sure you can fend off the aliens, who will use all of their unique abilities to bring you down!

They jump, dodge, charge, swing and sneak up to you, just so they can enjoy the taste of your brain. Use your flashlight, defensive items and awesome weapons to protect yourself and set a highscore on the global leaderboards! When playing the game you will feel hunted, scream from time to time and get annoyed because you didn’t see an alien sneaking up to you!

Are you a survivor? Or do you crawl up in a corner and let the aliens harvest your brain?

Key features of ‘It came from space, and ate our brains:

  • Play alone, or with with up to 4 friends in online co-op!
  • Easy to learn, hard to get these *#$% aliens off my back!
  • Visit different locations ranging from cities, forests and alien spaceships.
  • Make use of turrets, shields, mines and other items to protect your brain.
  • Unique upgradeable weapons to wreck havoc and teach these aliens a lesson! #rekt

What journalists are saying about It came from space, and ate our brains:

“I can gladly say, this is not a shitty game.” - Jim Sterling
“This game is surprisingly addictive, easy to pick up and really hard to master... But it is totally worth it! Highly recommended by the whole GrabTheGames team!” - 9/10 – Grab The Games
“While this type of game has never been one of my favorites to play personally, there is something about this one that stands out to me and I enjoy it A LOT!” - Wake and Game