ROCKETS fire ROCKETS at ROCKETS in this action-arcade, arena-combat festival-of-fireworks! It's dogfighting meets figure-skating in space with multiplayer and single-player fast-paced combat modes plus a ZEN MODE where ROCKETS learn to LOVE.
User reviews: Very Positive (231 reviews)
Release Date: May 2, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is a game meant to be played between friends, in a variety of different playstyles, over a range of experience. Even from the most basic prototypes, our development team simply isn't big enough to cover all of those bases!

Early Access allows us to get the testing, feedback, and direction that we wouldn't be able to otherwise obtain.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS will remain in Early Access until we believe it is ready for prime-time. We are hoping that is mid-2015.”

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

“When ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS first launched on Steam, it was a a beautiful game that got everyone who played it excited; we were happy with it, and considered leaving it just as it was, but we thought that we could continue working on the game in Early Access and make the experience accessible to many more people.

The final product we envision is a much larger product, one with tutorials, new game modes, and different experiences like Zen Mode or even, perhaps, online multiplayer. We aren't sure how many of those will turn out to be fun or what it will look like, but we guarantee we'll make the best game we possibly can.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As things currently stand, you can play all the core mechanics of ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS. Maybe we are missing some power ups, we don't have a whole lot of maps, and structural things (like leaderboards, campaigns, and championship competitions) aren't present... But the ROCKETS still shoot ROCKETS at other ROCKETS the same way they will in the final game.”

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

“The game is priced at a lower tier during development, and as we add features we'll begin raising the price to our target launch of around $15 to $20.”

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

“Our team of rocket scientists hangs out on the Steam forums and goes to all the big North American gaming-gatherings to harvest feedback and make sure the game is heading in the direction that our fans want. We strive to constantly improve the game and make things as great as you can imagine it to be.”
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October 31

MODULE 3 is now activated!

After months of work, we've got an all new interface with enhanced controller support, a new graphics/effects pipeline, and all sorts of new features and tweaks. Check out the changelog in our forum!

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July 27

Module TWO is Live!

It’s that time again! Here’s a video for the next installment of the Steam-Early-Access version of ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS:

Module TWO Update video!

What are the highlights of this release?

  • MODDING. Our rocket scientists have been working hard to bring you this update that can unleash your creative potential! Remember back in Module One when we hinted at some new modding features? Those features are now entirely integrated with the Steam Workshop, right inside the game interface! Upload and download mods, rate and rank your favourites, and subscribe to the best to automatically download the latest updates as they happen.
  • NEW TRACK. Strap on your thrust-vectoring nozzles; you are really going to feel the Gs with the fresh new track from Ben Lam!
  • BURST FIRE. Each rocket has an experimental new firing mode — holding down the fire button results in a firehose of artillery, but also exposes the ROCKETS to a vulnerable shield-free period.

For more details and a complete changelog, see the blog post!

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Reviews

“People sat down and played that movement demo for hours on end, and it was just the beginning. The game is fast, frenzied, and gorgeous even in these early stages. With a bit more polish, it could become as addictive as Towerfall and Nidhogg.”
Hardcore Gamer

“I’m ga-ga for rockets.”
Big Sushi

“The agility of these rockets belongs in the Luftrausers universe, where survival is only possible if you can stall your plane's engines and turn on a dime in mid-flight. Get to grips with that and you can dance.”
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About This Game

ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is a game where you fly ROCKETS that shoot ROCKETS at other ROCKETS! The ultimate in arcade action arena combat, with the fluidity and amazing feel of soaring through space.

So what is in the game RIGHT NOW?


  • ROCKETS. We feature only the finest interstellar vehicles.
  • LOCAL VERSUS MULTIPLAYER. Get your fellow rocketeers together, we're going to BLOW THINGS UP!
  • UNDERDOG MODE. A flock of rockets versus the lone rebel. Amongst all the friendly fire, will you rocket to the top?
  • TEAM PLAY. Every rocket needs a wing-person!
  • STANLEY. This is a story of a rocket named Stanley. Meet the AI Rocket that thinks he has free will, and meet the rockets he will relentlessly fire at your rocket.
  • COOL LIGHT TRAILS. These are some classy rockets that are a lot of fun to fly.
  • ALL THE CONTROLLERS. In addition to full keyboard support, we currently support dozens of different controllers, and are always adding more!
  • MODDING. Dig into our data files and edit yourself up a new game mode! Steam Workshop support!

Right now ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is an excellent play-with-friends or party game, and attracts crowds when we demo it at events and meetups. Brushing up your skills with the A.I., Stanley, or taking on your friends and loved ones is a blast, as is simply enjoying the wonderful dance of the rockets!

And what is planned for THE FUTURE?

The Alpha version here on Early Access is in constant development, with big updates usually once per month (and experimental builds on an almost daily basis). Though we have tons of small things to try and refine, and though we won't know what's fun and what works until we implement it, here are the things we want to try to get into the game:
  • ROCKETS. The game will not be complete until there are more ROCKETS in it.
  • COUCH vs. COUCH. Play single-player or co-op locally while simultaneously playing competitively over the internet, for maximum fun!
  • LEAGUES. East vs. West? AZ vs. BC? Local friends? No matter what aspirations, a built-in league tracker will let you know how close you are to competing in the NATIONALS.
  • SINGLE-PLAYER TRAINING. Right now you can technically practice with our first A.I., Stanley, but we want to throw actual learning scenarios at you so you can discovery the higher levels of strategy, improve your aim, and challenge yourself and your friends to beat your records!
  • SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN. Hone your skills and rank your rocketeering status with an engaging single player campaign with bonus endless modes!
  • LEADERBOARDS. Think you're the fastest shot in the West? Let's find out!
  • ZEN MODE. Explore the romantic tension as the rockets perform an intricate ballet around each other, making art, not war. Change the color of your contrails instead of firing weapons and share your works of art with the world!
  • CO-OP MODE. We're experimenting with different co-op modes, including two players on a single rocket rocket -- one person flies, one person shoots.
  • ROCKET BRAINZ. A system to allow players to write their own AIs for the rockets and see how they fare!
  • YOUR IDEAS. We listen to our rocketeers. Let us know in the discussion forums!

Of course, we're so early in development, who knows what the future will bring? Be sure to post your ideas to our forums!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
Dear Steamers,

Fun game and the music as well as the neon theme really come together nicely with the high-paced close encouters when firing rockets from your rocket at other rockets that are firing rockets at you.

All the rockets!

Would buy again, especially with the achievements add wioth the recent update.

Sincerely,
-Nameo0
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
Just had a 5 or so minute match against an AI, and holy crap it was awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
This is a game where you sit infront of your PC going, "I...I don't know what's going on anymore, but I think I kinda like it!"
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Early Access Review
This game did everything right. Can't wait for Online Multiplayer.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Early Access Review
Basically it's about Rockets.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
It's LSD the video game and carpal tunnel simulator 10/10.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
This game seems to have its small cult of player, so the reviews are very positive, for a REALLY early access game.

The game give you the hint of rocket physics and trajectory concepts, this is not the case, so don’t get fooled. It is a very simple arcade shooter of two people player, and has problems with controller, and little features.

Buy it if you want to support the developer or if you like the physics mechanics alone. Also, if you play PC games with lots of local friends, then this might be a nice party game.

I can’t recommend this game for its price at its current state, this might change in it release. The updates are slow, and as I recall, only 3 major updates in 6 months, however, the developer seems to be nice and addressed some of the problems of some of the feedback by the players, so he listen to the fans, which is a good thing.

Videogame indie developing is very challenging and time consuming, so I can understand the hardship. If I want to add any further feedback to the developer Andy, it might be a good idea to make it in a constant sale until release, or keep those updates coming more often with small intervals between them until it finish.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
PLEASE READ THE EDIT BELOW

Keyboard controls in Module 3 ♥♥♥♥ me off.

I have no controller that I can use on this game, so I used the keyboard in module 2. Which, although hard to find, were easy to use after very little playing. With Module 3, they made the game much more flashier and amazing, which I enjoy for the most part. However, the new keyboard controls are ridiculous, especially if you played often in Module 2. They migrated the movement keys from WASD to the arrow keys, so now I have to use my left hand for movement instead of shooting, and vice versa. The new shooting controls were swapped entirely, which ♥♥♥♥es me off even further.


So, for Module 2, 9/10.

For Module 3, 5/10. Do not recommend the current version. Play module 2 instead if its possible.

EDIT: I apologize, the game elements I had mentioned early have now been fixed. It is now possible to edit your controls in Module 3. Because of this, I give this game 9/10. This is a great game, and definitely deserves more attention than it currently does.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
Hectic and fun, kinda like Starwhal but with bombs, rockets, and missiles.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
Fantastic game. Low playtime so far but everytime I play with friends it's a blast and I don't see it getting old anytime soon. If you have the controllers to play with, this is a great pick and the perfect price for a solid local mp game with depth and strategy that you can play for hours. I've only played 1v1 and singleplayer so far and the AI is extremely challenging, but very fair. 1v1, however, is where it gets interesting...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
Best party game on steam. Good music....O and yeah, it has ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
****ing Rockets. 11/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
Hella fun, and constantly improving; really glad they've kept working on this title! Excited to see where this title goes :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
Super face paced, Thumping soundtrack, if this doesnt get your blood going, then you are dead.

8/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
I only needed five minutes to know that this is gonna be great
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
In this game you don't know what's going on unless you're dead.
10/10 would die again.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
Good idea, looks cool, sounds cool, plays bad, to hard and no point in playing, its just a hold the rocket shoting button. Theres no need for the other weapons, the Flares? and Bombs. Maybe I will change...
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Early Access Review
my favorite part was probably the rockets
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Early Access Review
WOW ! this game gets me in first second :) its FAST, FUN, AWESOME!!! Fast download, beautiful graphic, sounds, colours, this game has big potencial!!! I LOVE IT!!!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Early Access Review
DO YOU LOVE ROCKETS?
DO YOU LOVE ROCKETS SHOOTING ROCKETS?
DO YOU LOVE ROCKETS SHOOTING ROCKETS AT ROCKETS?
THEN THIS IS THE GAME OF THE YEAR!
WHAT YEAR?
EVERY YEAR!
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