Roche Fusion is a retro, over the top space shooter. An all you can shoot buffet; fast paced and procedurally generated; with crazy waves of enemies, awesome upgrades and wicked boss-fights! Also: Explosions. Lots of explosions.
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Release Date: Jan 23, 2015

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About This Game

Roche Fusion is a classic arcade, space shooter with a modern touch. A fast paced cocktail of nostalgia, spaceships, bullets and explosions.
The game is procedurally generated and challenges the player with ever more aggressive, deadly, crazy waves of enemies to shoot down. There are insane boss fights and an extensive array of upgrades, including: weapons, shields and other items to help the player proceed in the game.

Key Features:

  • Intuitive and responsive arcade-style controls
  • Infinite variety and replayability with procedurally generated levels, enemies and upgrades
  • Engaging score system with multi-kill combos, leaderboards and meta-game unlockables
  • Exciting two-player local co-op
  • Amazing graphical effects
  • All custom sound effects, and over 30 minutes of original soundtrack

Also, did we mention explosions? Everything from small explosions after a one shot kill, to huge explosions in swarm attacks, to massive explosions in epic boss battles.
Roche Fusion is bringing the classic space shooter into the new century with a fun mix of enemies, lasers and explosions in a unique, retro but polished 2-D style.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: 1GHz Dual-Core
    • Graphics: Any OpenGL 3.2 capable card (Radeon HD 2xxx Series or Mobility Radeon HD 4330; GeForce 8xxx(M) Series; Intel HD Graphics, Ivy Bridge; or higher)
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Roche Fusion will run on any graphics card with support for OpenGL 3.2 or higher. If you are not sure that your card supports this, please make sure to look it up before you buy the game. (This is especially important for older AMD mobile, and integrated Intel GPUs).
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual-Core
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card, Radeon HD 4xxx Series, GeForce 4xx Series, or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2015
Do you like explosions? Do you like intense screenfilling action? Do you like explosions? Do you like great music? Do you like explosions? Do you like your enemies to play retro games?(Yes, seriously).

Roche Fusion is an old school shoot-em-up in a modern skin. Smooth graphics and effects that run on pretty much any old calculator. There is a wide selection of ships and powerups, catering to pretty much every imaginable playstyle. The music is fitting and uplifting, epic at times.

Prepare to die and die again some more. It's not an easy game, but once you hit that #1 highscore spot you know why you just spent 4 hours trying to get there.

For those of you less into shmups and more into rogueli(k/t)es, playing it actually feels somewhat like a rogue-li(k/t)e, since there's so much randomness involved in the enemies and upgrade options.

For it's price, it's a no brainer.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
I don't know what to say besides: Awesome Game!

I can really recommend this game to anyone, doesn't matter if you're looking for some casual, easy to pick up , fun game or if you're a shmup-veteran looking for some challenging bullethell-action. This game has everything I want from a shoot'em up. :)

You can instantly jump into it with easy first waves and self explaining controls. While you're playing and killing hordes of beautiful drawn enemies you collect aktive or passive upgrades (weapons, shields, drones, name it!). This gives the game a very interesting RPG twist, you now not only hunt for highscores but also for new skills. Also there are 6 ships you can gradually unlock, and each has its own unique mechanics and also upgrades.

Graphics-wise it's a 2D style, featuring gorgeous ships, enemies, backgrounds and EXPLOSIONS! Lots of explosions, great looking explosions.

I'd like to write some more, but I gotta continue my hunt for highscores :)

Did I mention explosions?
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
Roche Fusion really gets your blood pumping and your adrenaline running through your veins!
To me it is the best schmup I have ever played. It has awesome graphics, great music, but most of all the gameplay is simply perfect. There are various ships and upgrades, which you can combine in endless ways to get all different kinds of builds.
It is one of the most unforgiving and awesome games ever, you will be killed over and over and yet you will keep coming back for more.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
For video first impressions and gameplay:

Roche Fusion is a solid shoot em up that runs off of its nice visuals and it's ability to stay around for you to keep on enjoying it due to the variety that it offers. There's a lot of options in terms of visuals which is nice to see in terms of those that really have problems like epilispcy or performance issues (which I had absolutely none with all the options turned on). A lot of my negatives about the game is nitpicking some of the mechanics that the game has, in particular with powerups and them disappearing rather quickly. The game is solid all around, and if you are looking for a shoot em up that will keep your attention over time, this is exactly right up your alley. For shoot em up fans that really want something that feels the same, but will keep their attention.

  • Good variety of powerups of active and passive powers. Good variety of different ships for different play types.
  • Visuals are excellent, and a lot of options available for those that need less clutter on the screen.
  • Performance is excellent. No frame drops, which is critical for a twitch game like thiis.
  • Solid mechanics and controls that gives you the right amount of control.
  • Enemy variety is good, and randomizes the position of spawning to make it feel different, but familiar in terms of waves.
  • The little touches. The ability to see cooldowns right in front of you when you use something on cooldown, or the sound distorting when speeding up.

  • Upgrades in terms of dropable powerups don't stand around for too long, and takes too much risk to grab.
  • Nothing truly different from the genre here, just a lot of refinements.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2015
I'm fairly new to the shmup genre. I used to play them back in the arcade days (80s and 90s) but just recently I've started checking a few out on PC. This one looked like a lot of fun based on the procedurally generated stuff and the ship upgrades.

And it is. It moves a little too fast and it gets really hard really fast, even on easy, but I still like it. The weapons are interesting, the graphics are nice, it's not too busy that you can't tell what's going on, and the upgrade and unlock system is really cool.

[Edit] The game was crashy after 20-30 minutes but it may be that I'm using a sound card. The developer provided a fix that replaces the OpenAL DLL file and that seems to have solved the issue. I was real impressed at the quick response!

Out of the recent shmups I've picked up and started playing, so far this is the best of the bunch. The music reminds me a little of Daft Punk and it has a really slick presentation. Thumbs up!

Still really enjoying this game. It's fun to pick up and play and shoot a few things. The upgrade system and randomization is a blast, as well as unlocking new ships. It still gets hard pretty quick even on Easy, but it's just so smooth and fun!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Bullets, lasers and explosions, this flashy arcade shooter has been one of my favorite indie games of the past year so far. This game is an easy to pick up, hard to master piece of action packed goodness. The only downside is the fact that you will probably spend way too much time on it once you get the hang of it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Superb bullet-hell type shooter. Clever mechanic of choosing amoungst 3 randomly presented passive or active upgrade after each level keeps the play fresh and I can't always get what I want. Enemies are widely varied in the way they look and fight. Original and cool music. I literally see this game in my sleep.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2015
Hectic shmup, featuring procedurally generated levels, rechargable shields, lots of weapons and upgrades and a wide assortment of enemies. Great replayability value. This is basically Tyrian for the new generation. Recommended!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Spent way too much time on this game in the closed beta and I'm pretty sure I'll spend still a lot more now it's released !
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2015
Great shmup with tons of upgrades and weapon combinations. If you are looking alongside the arcade traditionpath (r type, gradius, raiden, ikaruga etc.) you have to try this game out.

Music could be less generic.

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36.1 hrs
Posted: October 13
1 hour in, and I told myself: -Holy ♥♥♥♥!!! this is awesome!!- -Maybe I should write a nice review for it... Nah, is too soon, I bet 6 hours in it will become repetitive and basically an "ok" game-

Boy I was so wrong! Almost 30 hours in and I can't stop playing, game's so addictive I'm not even sure that's a positive feat. since is costing me hours of work.

Some of the reason why this game keeps you playing:
+ Levels are never the same since they are procedurally generated.
+ Variety of ships to unlock and play, which can be upgraded as you advance through your gaming session
+ Learning to get better at the game is so greatly balanced, intuitive enough to get you hooked enough, while offering you a gaming challenge at the same time
+ There are both mini-bosses and Epic bosses, both fun to play against
+ Both the music and the visuals are amazing. Terrific job from both departments

The game is great to play either by yourself, or with a friend/sibling, specially since it forces you to play in a team by sharing the avialiable lives

Some negatives:
- I wish the devs would also add the option to pay for the music, I would love to have it on my playlist!
- This is not really a negative, more an opinion, but i can't help to think this game would be awesome to play online with some friends!

Overall, this is game is tons (and hours) of fun in a very "simple" (for lack of a better word) package. And is not even $15!
And like the store page itself says... EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 5
id maybe pay $2 for this game, $12 is silly

the only use i can see for this game is if you didnt have internet, assuming the game would work without.......

it will quickly turn into one of the games you dont have installed in your library though

i do not recommend purchasing this game
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Delta 66
38.2 hrs
Posted: September 7
Yes Please,
Proceduraly generated waves, done right, that's is waves has cohesion and meaning.
Interesting upgrades with 3 different choices after each waves.
New ships, weapons and mode to unlock

Despite looking simple at start it keeps getting better, and altohough gfx are simple playability is very good. Recommended!
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Swag of the Wild
11.0 hrs
Posted: September 5
Pretty good and very addictive, a shame it was "abandoned", there was a ton of potential here for more content/features.

It's not an easy game, unlocking most of the ships is pretty tough and can be frustrating.

My only gripe about it is how the game doesn't explain some things to you on purpose, so that you go "discover them" on your own, i'm fine with a game not holding your hand, but not explaining core mechanics like how the combos work is taking the whole thing a little too far for my taste.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: September 4
This is a wonderful game for anyone who loves shmups, explosions or frantic action. I love the procedural generation and variety of weapons, too. Highly recommended.
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39.8 hrs
Posted: August 4
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19.1 hrs
Posted: August 3
Play Roche Fusion: it's very addictive.
Between two enemy waves, you will upgrade your ship either with passive upgrades (offensive or defensive ones), and/or gather new special weapons to be activated "on demand" (with a cooldown time). You'll also collect lots of bonus orbs, and every of these will increase your fire rate, your DPS,... Any of this is procedural but this is not totally random and it's a total pleasure to find your way through lots of waves, mid-bosses or even epic bosses.
There are many special ships for very different ways of playing and experimenting the game. My favorite one is the Trinity which fires less bullets but explosive ones and thus can trigger combo easily.
Multiplier scoring system is also very nice for shmup adepts, or for anyone who wants to try scoring.
Arcade stick perfectly recognized and works like a charm (+Several buttons can be mapped to the same function).
Try it!
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4.6 hrs
Posted: June 26
Incredible shooter!
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25.2 hrs
Posted: June 23
after having been in the beta and seeing how much they expanded from that i have to say i am very glad i got this game, its a great time killer for when you are not sure what to do because you have too many games to play
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Zeus_Junior S>SollyUnu4Offer
22.0 hrs
Posted: February 26
I absolutely love this game!!!!
It has a (kind of) random enemy generator and bosses when you least expect them.
It's very very very very.... 93729 very's later.... very addicting ;)

Totaly recommend this game!
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