Run, jump and butt-slide into the glorious toy-filled world of Action Henk! Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all!
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Action Henk is already in a stable and fully playable state, but it needs more levels, characters, tweaks and polish, and we want to do that with your help! As we wrap up Action Henk we intend to listen closely to our community, iterate, and make it the best toy-stalgic speedrunning game we can possibly create!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Action Henk should be complete in roughly 2 months. We might take a bit more time to create more content as community demands.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Action Henk is already a robust experience, and we intend to increase the amount of levels, in addition to adding more challenges and unlockables.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“With over 40 levels, 4 playable characters, dedicated grappling hook levels and a whole host of medals to beat, Action Henk is ready to be played on Windows, Mac & Linux!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“To support those who want to get involved during the development, Action Henk is slightly cheaper while still in Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We'll be keeping a close eye on our community, and listen carefully to their feedback! Only through a healthy dose of iteration we'll be able to make Action Henk the best game it can possibly be!”
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December 18

The Action Henk Christmas Marathon is on!



Hey everyone!

This holiday season you can all work together to earn some cool Action Henk stuff during the Action Henk Christmas Marathon! Here's how it works: Every time you finish a level the distance you traveled will be added to a counter, and all players can work together to win cool stuff like wallpapers, skins, songs and more!

You can find the counter and more info over at the marathon website:
http://actionhenk.com/marathon/

We also did a little update to the game, including the following:

  • At the end of each level, you can see the distance you traveled
  • You can now rate downloaded levels from within the game
  • Downloaded levels now also show their author and preview screenshot

Have fun and good luck!

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December 12

Early Access v8 - Level Editor and Disco Fever!



Hello everybody! This patch we’re going to introduce another visual style. It’s another room in the dark but instead of going for a spooky vibe, we went for something a little more… funky. We’ve moved some of the existing levels to this new disco environment and made a few new levels, too. The final level in the disco-themed batch will introduce Henk’s sensei, Neil. Beat him to unlock him as a playable character!

The level editor is here! Players can now create, share and play community levels. Look for cool creations or share your own through the integrated Steam Workshop. Keep in mind that as with all features, it’s in an early access state. The interface in particular isn’t finished and all editor functionality might break at some point. We’d appreciate it if you could let us know when something breaks so we can fix it! We’ll also keep adding features over time.

Features:

  • Level editor.
  • Steam Workshop support for levels.
Levels:
New levels
  • Party Hardy (Easy).
  • Neil’s Challenge (Easy, Challenge level).
  • Boxing Betsy’s Challenge (Easy, Challenge level).
  • Betsy’s Hook Challenge (Medium, Challenge level).
Other level changes/fixes
  • Tornado, Spaghetti, Boing and Easy Peasy moved to the disco environment.
  • Kentony’s Challenge 1 now unlocks Kentony if you can beat him.
  • The following levels have been altered in such a way that it invalidated all replays so they have their leaderboards reset: Hot Feet, Tornado, Spaghetti, Boing, Easy Peasy and Halfway Hook.
Audio:
  • New song: Betsy’s theme 8 bit version.
  • New song: Disco theme.
  • New song: Level editor theme.
Characters/Skins:
  • Neil.
  • Kentony.
  • Boxing Betsy.
  • Warrior Betsy.
Misc:
  • Level editor achievement awarded when a level is uploaded.
  • New camera shots when the player is selecting a ghost to race against.
Fixes:
  • Lighting in Halloween environment adjusted.
  • Ingame camera movement smoother. (There were people who thought they didn’t have 60 fps while fps meters stated they did, this should fix it.)
  • Physics bug fixed where the character would suddenly release from or stick to the track when it was not supposed to.

Community:
For the past 2 weeks we’ve tested the level editor with a small group of people. I’d like to thank every one of them for their feedback and support, we needed it. ;)
Thanks in particular go out to steam users: Qwertzoi, Minirop, Tomus, Greenlizard307, Jwaaap, Dom, EnButtetSkude, Sos Sosowski, ConnorUllmann and ConradZimmerman.

Minirop is working on a tool which can do an analysis of your checkpoint times and give you an estimate of what your best time could be. Pretty amazing to see!

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“...massively fun and replayable.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Oh my god, this is amazing! Why did I not play this game sooner?”
YOGSCAST Martyn

“It's the closest thing to a proper Sonic game I've played since 1994.”
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About This Game

Run, jump and butt-slide into the glorious toy-filled world of Action Henk! Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all! Dash across dangerous tracks and tricky constructions, earn those medals, beat those challenges, and leave your friends behind in a blaze of butt-sliding glory.





Action Henk is already a robust experience with many features currently in place:

  • Challenging levels: Tackle over 40 unique levels filled with jumps, slides, and tricky shortcuts. Can you master every twist and jump to beat your friends and gain your rightful place on the leaderboards?
  • Unique gadgets: Switch up the action with dedicated grappling hook levels, forcing you to make the most out of your platforming skills while adding a whole different way to maintain your momentum.
  • Challenge your friends: Load up your favorite levels and race against your friend's ghosts to see who is truly the best!
  • Unlockable characters: Play as slightly out-of-shape Action Henk or his personal trainer Betsy and beat times and challenges to earn medals and unlock new level sets, skins, and characters! Learn from the best by taking on ghost runs of the reigning world champions in each level!
  • Bouncing beats: A pumping soundtrack by demoscene legend Wiklund.
  • Level editor: Open up Henk's toybox and construct dazzling levels only limited by your own imagination! Share your tracks with the world, and race your way through vast amounts of user created levels!





What to expect next? Updated builds will be delivered every month, bringing new tracks to race through, more challenges, more unlockable characters and more polish. We will eventually even take the game outside of the bedroom for some beautiful beach-side racing! All of that, while a constant layer of tweaks and community feedback is applied!

  • New levels: Over 60 different levels to master with Action Henk and his cast of speedy friends.
  • New scenery: We're taking Henk to the beach. A full set of outdoor levels to compliment the indoor environments!
  • New action figures: A full cast of five unlockable action figures, each with their own set of skins.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
Early Access Review
Really good indie game, just like those old trails games but then on a next level

7,5/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Early Access Review
probably the most fun game I've played this year
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39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Early Access Review
"READY.................GO" and that is the saying that will be going through your head all the time as you try to best that last time on the course that is completely doing you head in (but in the best and most entertaining way).
The developer's "RAGE-SQUID" have a winner on there hand's here and even though it is in early access the game is so polished that you would be forgiven for thinking that this was an actual full blown release instead of what it is,an amazingly polished early access game (i know that early access gets a bad press but this is one game that should change a few opinions on that).

Action Henk - Early Access Launch Trailer - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WchXGpdDVc4

The graphic's really suit this style of game and the 2 character's that are available at the moment "HENK" and "BETSY" are both well animated and you really do feel like you are playing as an action toy running round an obstacle course in some child's bedroom.
The sound's and music in game are great and even though the main tune play's a lot whilst your racing it never does what a lot of repetitive tune's do,"GET ON YOUR BLOODY NERVES" and actually you will find yourself humming along to the music as you try to best your (or a friends) time for that course.
The gameplay is very simplistic and this works in the game's favour,as making this game complicated would have taken away from all the fun you get from racing round at break neck speed's trying to better your time or get that elusive "GOLD MEDAL" (i have nearly got all the GOLD'S i can get and only 1 eludes me and trust me "OH HELL,MUMMY" that track is so hard as to be near impossible-until you work it out).
You do earn extra outfit's as you play and unlock them (and this can be done by beating other racer's or completing certain other objectives).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=334312385

(OH and "HENK" does a great impersanation of a certain "MR HOFF" in one of these) but they give your character no benefit's whilst in game (other than to make you look COOL-or SAD depending on your perspective),but this may change as the game near's full release and update's are put out.
If this game carries on in the way it has so far this will be one of the best casual game's to keep your eye on and with further update's come's more character's,outfit's,track's and just all around "GAMING GOODNESS"

Action Henk - Halloween Update - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5knQG2CFFFk

Will you like this game well yes if you enjoy addictive game's that just grab you and refuse to let go if that's not you and you enjoy a more serious exeperience then look elsewhere as this is one game that just cry's out "CASUAL GAME",oh and remember "READY..............................GO".

(I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE CLIPS OF VIDEOS PUT UP IN THIS REVIEW AND THEY BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS AND ARE THEIRS BY COPYRIGHT)
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Early Access Review
Best butt-slides. 10/10

Seriously, this is an amazing momentum-based platforming/speedrunning game. Simple but tweaked-to-perfection physics allow for super elaborate movements, where how you approach every jump and every millisecond really matters.
It feels great to master new tiny details that allow you to shave time off your score. Just nails that "try again and do even better" vibe. Also looks and sounds great, cool demoscene tunes & a great "action-figures-but-20-years-later" aesthetic.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Early Access Review
Imagine if you took the Trials series and replaced the bikes with a fat man who likes to slide around on his ♥♥♥♥. That's essentially Action Henk - it's a speedrunning, bum-sliding racer, in which you attempt to reach the end of each level as quickly as possible to beat all your friends' times online. I've been playing the alpha builds of this game for a long time now, since it was only 3 levels, and I've had an absolute blast with it. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you like to battle with friends' times online. Here's my quick video playthrough: http://youtu.be/mkxfudMervU
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Early Access Review
Even in Early Access stage I can only say: IT's GREAT FUN !!!!

+ DRM free.
+ Solid early access.
+ Family friendly.
+ Colorful graphic.
+ Decent performance.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Early Access Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whiBZ5atY_w
Above is my impressions video on Action Henk

Action Henk is a colorful and vibrant speed running game, that has an emphasis on momentum and um... butt sliding? It features some creative level design, collectible outfits, and action figures. Action Henk is a pretty good looking game, though in it's current stage of development the environment seems to be over used a little much. Though the game is fun, and certainly feels unique, it can get a little repetitive at times. Hopfully as the game progress through the early access cycles, more variety in both game play, and visuals will come.

Overall Action Henk is a fun, light romp, with some pretty decent aesthetics to boot.
Not bad, not bad at all.

Pros:
- When you gain momentum, the game feels as fast as it's promoted to be
- Simple, but some how deep and challenging game play
- Great character models and design
- Has a lot of potential to grow into some thing really interesting

Cons:
- Music is incredibly repetitive
- Game play can feel repetitive after a while
- Feels incomplete (Mainly because it's in early access, but this is worth noting for the time being)
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Early Access Review
Trials HD/Bike Baron gameplay, with a Toy Story aesthetic. What's not to love?
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Early Access Review
Action Henk is really addicting, as you have the global leaderboard where you can try to improve your run and become the number one player on each level. The game controls are fairly simple, but setting a good time can be really hard.

Hopefully they will release some new maps soon, as the original game now has about 17 maps.

7.5/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
I am in love with this game it is on the right track, the feel of being a toy is there the maps challenge you and as of now there is a lot to do I think everyone should keep an eye on this game because its a great play. I am also posting a 3min video of the game so you get an idea for what it is like I hope you enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuF_zTqPn7w&feature=youtu.be
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Early Access Review
Normally not my type of game but I love it, it's a game you just keep playing trying to better yourself. Also, it looks fantastic.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Early Access Review
Very nice graphics, great sound. Extreely polished Early Access game. Feel suuuuuuuper good. Like Trials. And dat quick restart button!

And.

Dat.

Gut.

Very much looking forward to the final version of this game. The studio is very talented, and I can't wait to see what's next!

Highly-recommended.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Early Access Review
This is one of those games, where there's just not a right time to stop playing. You always need JUST ONE more try - then you miss a jump only by milliseconds, and imediately hit the retry button! I ended up spending well above an hour on one level alone. This would normally drive me mad, but since each level is relatively short/fast, you don't get the same level of agony as the Classic platformers where a restart would easily cost you 10 minutes.

The sense of speed is great, the physics and game mechanics is really amazing, and I particularly like the way the sucktion cup Works and feels. After more than 3 hours of playing, I still have levels to complete, and there's even more levels to come soon. So I'd definitely recommend this game to anyone that likes a fast paced game, that also requires learning and skills, and offers a hilarious and surreal twist to childhood memories as you race through the levels. Graphics are well polished, the tech Works flawlessly and the music suits the game really nice, too. Oh, and: I MADE IT TO TOP-10 ON HOOK MAZE! :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
This game has been great so far and can't wait to see where it goes. I had a lot of fun during the Halloween sale with online multiplayer!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Early Access Review
If you ever played with action figures as a kid, you should play this game. The Trials-like gameplay matched with enjoyable fun visuals makes you feel like a kid again, setting up elaborate tracks as Henk runs to the finish line as quick as possible. Even as a Early Access game, I already feel like I have gotten my money out of this game. I can't wait to see what other fun things there is in this game when it is finished, but as of now, it's easily one of the most polished Early Access games out on Steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Early Access Review
What do you get when you mix something like Trials and surf, the mod for counter strike? Action Henk!

Not only are the controls smooth and intuitive but the momentum is palpable. This fatman moves as well as you would expect from gameplay videos, he handles like a dream.

Don't expect many levels or challenges yet, though; the game is in a really early stage and the content is scarce. And though I hope for more interesting elements in the tracks, it seems much is to be done.

The two problems I have with this game lay within the setting, which I find a bit confusing (how does a toy get overweight? who is making all these tracks? is the toy alive? maybe it doesn't matter), and the art direction. The character designs so far are terrible. And I wouldn't complain about them if I didn't know better, they can have so much fun with toy designs! Action Henk himself is not half bad but Betsy, oh god, she's an abomination from hell. The environment is ok but, like I said before, I hope they start including better elements related to toys and more interactive tracks.

Overall, I'm glad I bought it, it's fun, it's energetic. Much like surf, it is a thrill to play right.

Don't blow this one, developers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Early Access Review
It's definitely early – not a lot of levels yet and even those are still to be tweaked – the game itself is damn fun. Looking forward to so much more of this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Early Access Review
I'm obsessed with trying to top Rosie! 11/10.
Action Henk is a great game for speedrunners. You can race against your personal best, bronze, silver, gold, and the world champion. Trying to perfect the strats to beat your old personal record, then using those against the world champ is a blast.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Early Access Review
10/10 Got blisters in my ♥♥♥ now but that's the way I like it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Early Access Review
Rad game! Developers NAILED core concept and gameplay, this is how early access should be. Game is fast, fun and addicting. Think Trials meets classic Sonic with a twist. Can't wait for more content, keep up the great work devs.

Download this game and spread the love.

-@mike_gaboury
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