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 (138 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 4, 2014

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"So dumb and delightful, but also a fantastically well made twin stick shooter in its own right. There's a lot to enjoy here, ironically or otherwise."
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July 30

A few more fixes to make it shine

Hello again,

I get the impression I already used every possible bugfix announcement phrase at least once. I should stop maintaining this game :-)

Changes:
- Added a little splash screen while the game is starting up
- Fixed the shoot button mixup in Multiplayer
- Fixed the weird default XBox360 controller setup
- Fixed the global illumination in the Multiplayer Test level

Unfortunately this also means that if you are using a XBox360 controller, your control setup is mixed up now. You have to manually remap the movement and aim controls to make it work again. Sorry for that. I promise it's the last time that this is happening.

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June 16

Maintenance update

Another update incoming, this time mainly tackling the input issues some of you encountered. It might not solve those issues immediately, but it should at least write better log messages now which might allow me to analyze the issues better.

Also:
- rewrote Mac OSX input to use OS pointer movement in Single Mouse Mode
- added exception handling and logging to all OS' input setup to catch weird devices
- added second-guessing to Linux input system to improve handling of input device which declare themselves neither Mouse nor Keyboard

Turns out there are some weird devices out there :-)

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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!
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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!
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: NewAndShiny
    • Processor: 2x 3GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 4850
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
For reasons unknown to anyone, my final moments with Splatter saw me facing off against Cthulhu and his many rocket launching ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ as I danced around acid pits trying to chop off his alarmingly phallic artillery.

I suppose then it goes without saying that Splatter is incredibly, impossibly dumb. It goes far beyond the point of reason with its violence and scenarios, giving you access to an outrageous arsenal and filling the screen with hundreds of enemies at a time, and yet remains entirely blank faced the whole way through. It even tries its hand at juvenile social commentary, which is almost cute in its earnestness. Anytime our gritty, social outcast of a protagonist would open his mouth to growl through a few lines I couldn’t help but burst into laughter, amazed at how all the worst elements of video game narratives had come together in front of me to put on a delightfully awful show.

Splatter makes a good case for ironically enjoying media, but underneath the pitiful writing it’s also one of the best twin stick shooters I’ve played in ages. Each weapon feels uniquely powerful and fun to use against the torrents of enemies assaulting you at any given time. There is no greater complexity here than aiming in whichever direction the most enemies are coming from, but it’s a satisfying simplicity that is switched up enough through boss fights and different level designs to stay engaging for the three or so hours the campaign lasts. The impressive lighting effects definitely help, with the splashes of gunshots and explosions completely distracting from the more rudimentary texture work which gives good cause to have most levels take place at night when they are most eye catching.

I hadn’t initially intended to play through all of Splatter, and yet I’m more glad to have finished it than even many games I’d consider better. It’s an excellent shooter, and there really isn’t anything quite as hysterical as watching our gruff lead clutch at his fedora and make meaningless asides on the dangers of science and industry. It’s one of the few games I can say I enjoyed both ironically and genuinely, for very different but equally entertaining reasons.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I figured this would be a little, generic Crimsonland-like top-down shooter. MAN was I surprised. It is a clever, funny, brutal, bloody tactical action shooter with RPG-esque bits (leveling your weapons), boss fights, and a story. If you like this type of game, buy this. It is a highly playable, entertaining game with an interesting-enough story to keep you moving ahead for just a bit longer. Max is a hard-bitten, sarcastic mook in a violent zombie-ridden world... so he fits right in. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Gameplay is very repetitive and boring, and buggy!
No, not going to recommend this game.

1/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
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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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
It's not as much survival like "Teleglitch", nor is it a hell of fun like "Loaded" (PS1). *

But it's a solid Top-Down Shooter nonetheless with many critters to kill and funny punch lines.


* It's not survival with infinite ammo for your main gun and it's not fun when you constantly run out of ammo for the cool guns.
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