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: May 11, 2015
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"Showed at PAX Prime 2014 - Toys come to life and slide around your bedroom in this beautifully-polished physics puzzler."
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May 11

Action Henk is Out Now!

IT'S HERE! Action Henk 1.0 is now live!

Be sure to check out our launch trailer:

We didn't want the final update to be just 'removing the Early Access label', so we really tried our best to make the full game stand out. We've added outdoor environments, improved online multiplayer, storyline videos, Twitch chat integration, new characters, new skins and a whole bunch more!

Developing this has been an amazing rollercoaster ride, and we hope you all love the end result as much as we are proud of it! MASSIVE THANKS to everyone who supported us during Early Access :D :D

ENJOY!

- The RageSquid Team

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April 21

Help us localize Action Henk!

Hey all!
We've just finished creating a system to localize all the bits of text in Action Henk to different languages. With this system in place we're now looking for languages to translate to!
However, we're not as multilingual as we'd like to be, we don't know languages other than English and Dutch. So we're looking for people to work with us to translate a couple of sheets of text.

Do you want to see Action Henk in your native language? Sign up here.

If you want to know more, shoot me an e-mail at lex@ragesquid.com or ask here. I'll send out the sheets in the next day or two. Ofcourse there'll be a small gift for those who are willing to help us out. :)

Thanks so much,
Lex

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Reviews

“...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.”
Warp Door

Action Henk: Soundtrack Edition

The Action Henk Soundtrack Edition includes the full pumping soundtrack by demoscene musician Wiklund!

Action Henk: Challenge your friends pack

Save some cash and get the Action Henk Double Pack, perfect if you’ve got some friends ready to be left far behind in a blaze of butt-sliding glory!

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!

With over 70 tracks all set in different environments, 5 playable characters, dedicated grappling hook levels, a whole host of medals to beat, and a full-fledged level editor, Action Henk is ready to be played on Windows, Mac & Linux.

  • Challenging levels: Tackle over 70 unique levels filled with jumps, slides, and tricky shortcuts. Can you master every twist and turn to beat your friends and gain your rightful place on the leaderboards?
  • 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 content!
  • Challenge your friends: Load up your favorite levels and race against your friends’ ghosts to see who is truly the best! Beat their times and instantly send them a notification to rub in your newly gained victory. Up for a real challenge? Use the built-in Twitch chat integration to take on up to 20 viewers’ ghosts at once!
  • Unlockable characters: Play as the slightly out-of-shape Action Henk or any of the five unlockable action figures, and race through the singleplayer campaign and bonus levels to earn a full toy wardrobe of distinctive skins!
  • Online Multiplayer: Tired of your local friends? Jump onto the internet for real-time races against speed fanatics all around the world!
  • Bouncing beats: A pumping soundtrack by demoscene musician Wiklund, a professionally voiced cast of ragged 90s action figures, and sound design by the critically acclaimed Power Up Audio.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Action Henk has tons of character too it. Bright, colourful and freaking awesome, coupled with an outstanding soundtrack for you to speed around to and taking on some super unique tracks. And why stop there?! You can even build your own or take on others crazy attempts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxh6OgZp9kM
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Momentum, Momentum, Momentum!

Action Henk is a racing platformer developed by RageSquid studios which recently left Early Access. In Action Henk you play as Henk, obviously, an out of shape 90s action hero trying to defeat his nemesis Kentony! Run, jump, slide and wall jump your way to victory with one of the five playable characters. Action Henk's gameplay is sort of like Speedrunners meets the Trials series, I'd describe it as Trials without the bikes.

+Nice graphics
+Hilariously imagined characters
+Fun gameplay, it really has the "one more try for gold" feel to it
+Some great references throughout ranging from Thunderbirds, to MIB to the Sanic meme
+Over 70 tracks (not to mention all of the community made ones)
+Five playable characters, each with different skins to unlock
+Great soundtrack
+Lots of replayability, especially if you want to have a gold medal for each map
+A good level editor
+A fun hookshot mechanic which is introduced later in the game
+Difficulty increases at a good rate
+Great controls (I played with KB&M)
+After completing a level you can challenge your friends to try and beat your time
+Friendly devs

-At some parts in later levels it can be difficult to know what you're supposed to do unless you watch how the ghost does it first

Verdict:
9

Action Henk is an absolutely fantastic racing platformer with nice graphics, great characters, addictive gameplay and loads of levels to play. If you're a fan of Speedrunners or trials this is an absolute must buy!

***This review was written using a key provided by the Developers for review purposes***

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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Early Access Review
Amazing Running game, so much fun to find the best way to gain as much momentum as possible.

+ you can choose to play against a ghost with either Bronze, Silver or Gold medal.
+ the hookshot is really amazing and so much fun to use.
+ Steam Workshop means infinite levels to play.
+ replaying a level is fast without any loading time.

Highly recommended.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Action Henk charmed me from the word go grabbing me with a great art style and wonderful premise. You play as an Action Henk action figure who might be just a little bit past his prime, yeah he's put on a few pounds since his glory days but he's still every bit as great as he used to be. Right?

Let's hope so because the nefarious Dr. Kentony has just stolen Henk's prized 'Toy of the Year' trophy and Henk's gonna have to run, jump and buttslide his way across 70+ courses to get it back!

This game starts with a simple time trial gameplay mechanic and resists over complicating it with too many bells and whistles. Solid controls, well designed courses, functional multiplayer, decent humor, and a wonderful visual style all combine to make Action Henk one of my favorite releases from 2015.

If you'd like to see some gameplay and hear my extended thoughts check out the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfEaSGhwnpI
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Early Access Review
A speedrunning dream. There's a lot of optimizing to be done in each level. The responsive controls and mechanics will help you get there. If the gameplay previews look fun to you, and you enjoy replaying levels for better times, you're getting exactly what you expect with this game.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
This game is fantastic! If Joe Danger and Sonic the Hedgehog had a child it would be this game. Tons of fun and easy to play for short sessions (if you can pull yourself away).
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Well, it's been a long time that a game put a smile on my face but this one did.
Fast-paced running game, beautifull designed levels, amazing art-style... Its really fantastic.
Buy it guys, you gonna have a lot of fun with this one!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
I loved playing this game. Though it can be as frusterating as Henk. I enjoyed every bit. I found the game to have alot of replay value. with the ability to make your own levels and download more from the steam workshop. I recomend this game to the veiwers of my stream. Hooray for Ragesquid this game is a win!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
This is a really fun game, i have tried out the create mode and the main game mode. Both are brilliant and are really well built, this game is worth buying.

(Recomended by PokeYourEyesOutGames)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
This game is amazing. I can't find a fault with it. SEGA need to learn a thing or two from these guys on how to make decent games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Early Access Review
Speed runner meets platfomer with a heavy focus on physics. While it doesn't have the technical mastery of the Trials series, it's still satisfying to maximize your speed and positioning to beat the times while having enough options open to the player to keep improving. Level editor and playing against friend ghosts are the icing on the cake.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I dont normally take a gamble on indie games when they have just come out but im more than glad i did. Best purchase ive made in a while its the kind of game ive been craving since sonic 2! Cant wait to start creating mad tracks and this is definitely a game to play with friends cant recommend it enough!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game is basically Sonic 1 meets something akin to Trackmania.

It's a race to get the fastest time in the levels to gain medals and progress. The game doesn't have the most mechanics, mostly consisting of the track its self, sliding and occasionally a hook shot, It starts off relatively simple and it gets much, MUCH harder as you go through the game, all while listening to a fantastic heart pumping soundtrack.
There are 10 zones in the game with 9 different themes, starting off with the easy going early worlds, and ending with face paced levels that will test you, and you will fail, many times.

As you go you will unlock more characters to play as (6 in total), you unlock them by doing their challenge at the end of each world, the later ones are instead different costumes for the characters which you can unlock and use yourself. Getting all golds in a world will also grant access to a bonus level of which you must pass by finding the most efficient way of going around the track while collecting gold medals to unlock more skins for each character. Some skins are also unlocked through achievements.

Despite all that there are some flaws.
-No re-bindable controls (at time of writing)
-Tricks that are nearly necessary in the later worlds are often taught though random loading screen tips (using the ghosts as a example can be hard to follow let alone watch without these tricks)
-The physics can feel a bit floaty at times, especially on the grappling hook
-Crashes a fair amount during multiplayer (atleast on my side)

Despite all this, the game is fantastic and is great fun to play and is constantly challenging you throughout the many worlds and I'd highly recommend it if you're into this type of game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Addictive! 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
Fast paced and packed with features I wish every game included. Absolutely recommend if you'd enjoy sort of Sonicesque platforming with more momentum and the time trial features of Track Mania rolled into a bunch of toybox themed fun.

The realtime FPS counter in the options menu is a brilliant feature.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Early Access Review
Game is great and has music from Wiklund, he also makes very awesome music(this coming from a chiptune fanboy!!!) ENOUGH SAID!!! BUY THE GAME ALREADY AND SUPPORT THIS AWESOME TITLE!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
good game!! really fun to try and beat your friends time and then give them the challenge to beat yours again!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Early Access Review
Reminds me of toy story
hmmmmmmm
WAIT A MINUTE!
Im on to something
I'll need evidence....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Amazing. Everything you could ever want in an addivtive arcade rail runner (?) They've done a great job, it feels like a complete game. Buy it just for the Sanic rip off suit. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
it's fun
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