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 (249 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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November 30

MODULE 4: NOW ONLINE

Module 4 introduces some dramatic new changes to gameplay, most notably some new HEALTH BUBBLES! Check out the full patch notes in our discussion thread.

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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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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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
Great game.

The art style is nice, the concept is amazing, and the game feels really new too. It has a nice flat UI that looks pretty and responds nicely. It isn't too cluttered but has it's options.

It's a very simple little game where you are a rocket and you shoot missiles, bombs, and explosives at other missiles.

Basically you dogfight with rockets. Fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
In my view, the best indie game I've ever played so far.

It's a simple game where ROCKETS shoot several explosives at other ROCKETS.
Yet it's energetic and how the beats fit to the awesome music is just gorgeous.
I always get pumped up by playing this.

You can play alone with the AI or with friends in local multiplayer.
The AI is also pretty good and merciless. You may lose a lot in your first tries.

It's recommended to play with a controller. Your hands may hurt after playing a few rounds with the keyboard.
The game is still under development: Full 4 player support and online mode are coming soon. (Keep in mind that online mode is not 100% comfirmed yet and may not be in the final game. But it will, most likely.)
The development is slow, but it's understandable since it's a small team.

You can also go to the "experimental" stage by selecting Betas in the Properties from the Steam Libray to jump straight into the development and test the new features before they are officialy released.

I totally recommend this game to everyone! Just give it a try.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Early Access Review
The game looks really cool, but it doesnt support keyboards, kind of like Darksouls where you can use your keyboard but it doesnt show up as keybinds, just as controller buttons.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
Early Access Review
Very fun. Can't wait for it to be compete!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
A fun couch game, excellent with friends and comes with a worth AI opponent for those without extra controllers. Development is moving, albeit slowly. The developer listens, I can see it turning out well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Early Access Review
This game is amazing! It's shiny, the music is fabulous, and there's rockets. Lots and lots of rockets. And you can mod it so there's more rockets. What more do you need from life? (Hint: the answer's rockets)

I give it an 11/10!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
This game is pure fun.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Early Access Review
This game makes you want to murder your best friend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
[Insert instructions unclear joke here]

I don't have a controller so I had to check the control settings for the keyboard and being a silly goof, I kept pressing Enter to select the keyboard settings but nothing happened so I kept pressing other buttons. After some mild frustration and acceptance of my defeat, I sought the almighty and all-knowing sage, Google, for help and found this controls cheat sheet by the developer https://steamcommunity.com/app/289760/discussions/0/540739319701009463/
I know I'm not the only one who had this problem.. or am I?

But apart from my personal struggles, it is a fun game to play with friends (jk I have no friends) or by yourself against AI. It has good music and just the right amount of neon that won't make you gouge your eyeballs out. It would be nice if they added a cursor for easier navigation on the menu though for dimwits like me.


Is that a rocket in your pocket?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
Fun little game, with lots of rockets, lots of explosions and lots of confusion.
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30 of 40 people (75%) 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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12 of 13 people (92%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.2 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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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Early Access Review
Great music. Great controls. Easy to learn, Hard to master. Fun as hell.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Early Access Review
intense fast dogfights can't wait until it is online
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Early Access Review
Rockets. It has them.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Early Access Review
A very nice game. I particularly like the colors and dogfight mode (which is extremely challenging, even against the AI). My only gripe is that I suffer from motion sickness with the camera constantly zooming in and out - a setting to make the camera zoom less (or not at all) would make this game better.

P.S. - use a controller.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Early Access Review
Good game. Cant wait for Multiplayer!!!!
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