Now also Linux & Mac! A top-down-shooter with a film-noir singleplayer campaign, challenging fights against all kinds of monsters, gory splatter effects and destructible level environments. Real cool characters with quests, boss fights, upgradeable weapons, cutscenes, actions sequences, secret collectibles and an arcade survival mode.
User reviews: Very Positive (160 reviews) - 87% of the 160 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 4, 2014

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January 26

New bugfixing update released

A new update to Splatter has been released. The main change is again a redesigned and reworked input system which now mimics the OS behaviour and unites input from all mice and all keyboards until the player specifically configures controls to use multiple keyboards and mice. Which most of you won't, I'd guess.

This update also brings the OSX port up to date, incorporating all the fixes and improvements of the last five or so updates.

Again I'm hoping that this is the final update, and this time I officially declare this to be the end of maintenance. I'll still keep an eye out for trouble in the future, but I won't hunt exotic failures anymore. Apart from glaring errors, that is. The game runs fine on 99,99% of all computers fulfilling the hardware requirements, but I will never reach 100%. This is impossible even for large teams but even more so for One Man Shows like mine.

I still hope you enjoy the game, and I'll keep an eye on the forums. Other than that: I hope to see you all again at my next game :-)

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January 13

New Update fixes stuff

Hello again,

here, have some more fixes. Last time I said I won't maintain this game anymore, but then I realized there are still some ugly issues hidden inside which passed my One-Man-Testing-Team unnoticed. So here it is - another bugfix release. Again only Windows and Linux, MaxOSX is in the works.

- fixed Arcade Mode hiscores submitting correctly again
- fixed possible stuck keys on exotic controllers blocking the game
- disabled automatic switch to gamepad controls
- Alt+Enter now switches between Windowed and Fullscreen at any time
- renamed config variables for resolution to make fiddling with them easier
- updated GLFW to 3.1.2 which claims to bring a lot more workarounds for buggy window managers on Linux
- repaired concurrent operations which makes Savegames super-smooth again, for example.

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Reviews

“Everyone who likes Topdown-Shooter with good graphics and search new challenges, had made a hot deal with Splatter.”
GAMES-MAG

“Well-made Indie-debut of Dreamworlds from Dresden”
4Players

Splatter - Blood Red Edition (Steam Version)

  • Completely reworked single player campaign with new highscore lists
  • 2 new story levels to enhance central points of the story
  • All monsters rebalanced to make the fights more dynamic and challenging
  • New hidden collectibles which unlocks permanent bonuses
  • New Splatter effects and improved lighting
  • All characters voiced
  • Steam Leaderboards to compete with your friends
  • Steam Achievements & Trading Cards
  • New & updated Survival & Local-Coop Maps

About This Game

Splatter is a top-down-shooter with a film-noir-singleplayer-campaign, challenging fights against all kinds of monsters, gory splatter effects and destructible level environments. Meet real cool characters with quests, engage boss fights and upgrade your weapons. You also get stylish cutscenes, actions sequences, secret collectibles and an arcade survival modus with worldwide leaderboards to compete with your friends.

Use light to create breathing space in battles and to expose hidden weaknesses of your enemies. Explore the surroundings to find new weapons, resources and secret areas. Spend the money you got to upgrade your guns and unlock new weapon features and discover the best tactics against the variety of monsters.

Find out what happend to Max in the story mode, spanning 16 levels, quests, fully voiced NPCs and dialogs and animated cutscenes. You’re standing alone amongst the inhabitants of a modern city which suddenly took a turn for the apocalypse. Humanity isn’t exactly worth saving, but you might end up doing it anyways.

Try to beat the Highscores in the Survival Mode or gather up to 4 friends in front of your computer to co-op against the horde.

Key Features

  • Topdown shooter with challenging fights against all kinds of zombies and monsters
  • Film-noire-singleplayer-campaign with fully voiced dialogs, cutscenes, bosses, vehicles and side missions
  • Lights and Shadows add a tactical layer to the battles
  • A destructible environment to shatter, with occasional resources hidden inside
  • Upgradeable weapons gain new qualities and features with each level
  • Arcade game modes with online leaderboards pit you against your friends' scores
  • Local multiplayer for upto 4 players with controllers, mice, keyboards... whatever you got there, you can use it
  • And lots of action, of course

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2x 2GHz with SSE2
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3.0 GPU with 768MB memory, mobile/integrated GPUs might not work!
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2x 3GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 4850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: DualCore with SSE2
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3.0 GPU with at least 768MB memory, mobile/integrated GPUs might not work!
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: 2x 3GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 4850
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: ErmYeah2.0 or better
    • Processor: 2x 2GHz with SSE2
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3.0 GPU with 768MB memory, mobile/integrated GPUs might not work!
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: NewAndShiny
    • Processor: 2x 3GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 4850
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
78 of 79 people (99%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Splatter - Blood Red Edition
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Genre Tags: Action; Top-Down Shooter; Noir; Mindless Fun; Local-Coop
  • My Overall Grade: B+
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 3-8 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: Auxiliary (Local)
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Casual gamers; Arcade gamers

REVIEW
Splatter - Blood Red Edition is a simplistic and entertaining top-down shooter with a graphic-noir theme. There isn’t much depth to the gameplay or storyline, but it is pleasantly addictive and has an engaging pace of progress that will suck you in. It is a great game to consider if you are a fan of the genre and are looking for some easily digestible gameplay.

The narrative is decent; but really nothing spectacular. But the dark theme and setting of the game is well done and enjoyable. The artwork and cutscenes are pleasantly sculpted in classic graphic-noir style. The atmosphere definitely elevates an otherwise adequate, but lackluster narrative; and together they generate a solid presentation.

The gameplay is quite simple. You use one hand to control your character and the other to point and shoot; you can use a controller or a keyboard + mouse. As you progress you will find new weapons and can apply upgrades to make your arsenal stronger. There are also several enemy types, boss encounters, and unique gameplay segments which all help prevent the gameplay from growing stale as you beat the campaign.

Besides the campaign, there is also some auxiliary content. This comes in the form of local multiplayer; both PvP and co-op horde mode. If you happen to have any real life friends, you can maybe have a bit of fun with those for a few hours. If you don't have friends, you also can play the horde mode solo and compete on leaderboards.

Splatter - Blood Red Edition mostly will appeal to anyone who likes the genre, and is looking for a simple and fun game that is easy to experience. It is the perfect type of game to play if you want to take a break between playing those forty-hours-to-beat, open world epics.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
You guys, this game is adorable.

Splatter is a twin-stick zombie shooter in the vein of... hell, pick something. Your character embarks on an epic, rain-soaked journey from his living room to a mysterious government lab in search of the source of the mutant undead plague that has torn your city apart. On your quest you find a wide assortment of weapons, along with cash to upgrade them. The upgrade system is a particularly good one, allowing you multiple upgrades on a single weapon to turn it into an absurd all-in-one death-dealer.

There's a surprising amount of content in each of the game's lengthy levels. Several have NPCs you can interact with, as well as optional sidequests for additional weapons and ammo. Some are centered around clever setpieces like a subway ride or a thresher driving sequence. Then there are additional secrets to find like armor upgrades and golden gun parts that I'm not clear on the purpose of, but by now it should be clear that there's plenty to do in the game's dozen or so open levels. Worth mentioning also that, aside from the gory action, there are some genuinely tense sections thanks to the lighting and encounter design in some of the darkened buildings and narrow corridors.

What makes this game adorable is the presentation. Your "hero" is a fedora-wearing trenchcoat-clad iconoclast who can't help but be a condescending ♥♥♥♥ to everyone he meets. I can't overstate this... in the cutscene where you arrive at the shopping mall, he monologues about how the place once attracted a different mindless herd of consumers. You're essentially playing the EUPHORIC guy unironically and it makes the game like ten times funnier than it should be. I honestly can't tell if it's a giant parody or if you're supposed to be taking his gravelly fussing seriously, but either way it elevates the game from bargain-basement shooter to something special. Coupled with the solid gameplay, graphics, and level design, Splatter proved to be an unexpected gem.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
formulaic topdown zombie shooter

why is it remarkable? it works.
- gameplay, game and control mechanics are solid,
- story is not bad at all.
- technically it is not flawless - alt+tab does not work - but that is the only complaint.

i only wish it had real coop or online multiplayer mode.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Extremely fun and addictive. Worth every cent.

The story goes around your typical zombie infestation, starred by a cynical yet handy guy. Nothing special about him, except for the interesting interactions and ocasional collaborations with other AIs. The story is good and makes sense. Overall is a very good fast-paced game. Fast, fluid and fun to stress out for a while. Repeatable, specially the arcade modes, to get high scores.

The easy mode is piece of cake, but funny if you want to cause maximum damage. The most difficult mode is exasperating and even passing the first final boss will take you out of your nerves.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Noir Crimsonland with proper campaign and upgradable guns. That's it.
Diverse, balanced, beautiful game. Also there is surival mode and local multiplayer consisting of deathmatch and coop surival. The only downsides are sometimes uneven difficulty and occasional glitches - nothing game-breaking or impactful.

So I guess the game is a lot more attractive than Crimsonland itself (also cheaper). Well worth the money.
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