Interloper is an online multiplayer real-time strategy game with matches that take only 5 minutes. Instead of destroying your opponent, you win by claiming domain. By predicting your opponent's movements, you corner them to claim the entire map.
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Very Positive (156 reviews) - 93% of the 156 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 21, 2015

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May 25

French Translation! (gold 1.1.1)

A French translation was made by Celine Fuckin' Dion and we added it to the game! :D

Amusez vous bien!

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May 21

Interloper Anniversary Update! (gold 1.1.0)



Interloper is 1 year old today! To celebrate we worked on an update featuring new content, leaderboards and more. Check out the lists below to see exactly what is new and what has changed.

New Features:

  • Map-specialist AI type (AI that learned from the best players)
  • 2 new skirmish/multiplayer maps (High Ground and Segregation)
  • Weekly and Daily best player leaderboards (Players with the biggest increase in ELO during these periods of time)
  • Color blind modes (protanope, deuteranope, tritanope)
  • Italian translation (Thanks to Krahos <3)
  • Replay code now visible in replays (For easier sharing :)

Fixes, Improvements and Changes:
  • Player wins when opponent has no domain left
  • Snipers and Destroyers spawn uncharged when made in a Foundry
  • Improved multiplayer for Linux users
  • Fixed crash when loading too many replays
  • Replays start at the point where both players have moved
  • Improved menu graphics

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    Reviews

    “Looks fantastic, plays fantastic.”
    Rock Paper Shotgun

    “Interloper might be the RTS to help people cross over that gap, from complexity to simplicity.”
    Kill Screen

    “Interloper is an RTS on speed. A micro-sized distillation of the genre, its matches are meant to last about five minutes.”
    Eurogamer

    About This Game

    Interloper is an online multiplayer real-time strategy game with matches that take only 5 minutes. Instead of destroying your opponent, you win by claiming domain. By predicting your opponent's movements, you corner them to claim the entire map.
    Interloper distills RTS mechanics to their essence, bringing a focused, stripped down, fast-paced, and accessible strategy experience.


    Features:

    • Fast-paced strategy that’s easy to learn, hard to master.
    • Short, intense matches taking no longer than 5 minutes.
    • Compete in online multiplayer, or against AI of various difficulties.
    • Extensive singleplayer content revealing the depth of the game.
    • View replays of other player’s matches and upload your own.

    System Requirements

    Windows
    Mac OS X
    SteamOS + Linux
      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP
      • Processor: 1GHz
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Support Shader Model 3.0
      • DirectX: Version 10
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 300 MB available space
      • Sound Card: DirectX 10 compatible
      • Additional Notes: Uses XNA HiDef
      Minimum:
      • OS: Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion
      • Processor: 1GHz
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM
      • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 300 MB available space
      Minimum:
      • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
      • Processor: 1GHz
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM
      • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 450 MB available space
    Customer reviews
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    Recent:
    Very Positive (13 reviews)
    Overall:
    Very Positive (156 reviews)
    Recently Posted
    Bauble
    ( 32.4 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 26
    Name: Interloper
    Developer: Monogon Games
    Date: 2015
    Genre: RTS
    Orientation: Multiplayer
    Population: Few Who Survived
    Perspective: 2D - Top-Down
    Timeflow: Match-Based, Fast-Paced
    Setting: Molecular
    Style: -
    Tags: 1v1, Indie, No Campaign, No Story, Simplistic
    Model: B2P
    Content: Solid
    Platforms: PC, Mac
    Review:
    Simple fast-paced strategy game in molecular settings. You control amoeba-like units and yourself as big immortal bulge, which can capture territory and spore-like buildings. Bulge can't fight or die, but it can phase, becoming invisible and moving through units.
    There are no resources except power sources, which is necessary for buildings to work. Primitive units can be combined into powerful ones. In total there are only 5 units and 4 buildings, but for such kind of game it is enough I guess - you don't need more tactical depth if you just want to jump into match and kill 5 minutes or less.
    The goal is to capture the whole map. There are no different factions (only different colors), and all maps are symmetric. Even on big maps match only lasts several minutes, but is packed with unstoppable action and may make your brain boil. You better make sure all your APM and micro-control skills are sharped and ready BEFORE match begins - after it does, you will only have few seconds to warm up.
    The game is multiplayer oriented. But singleplayer skirmish is quite fun too. There are 3 types of AI to choose from: agressive, defensive or balanced. I mainly played against balanced, and damn he is super agressive :O. And even if all AI levels below Expert are not so hard, Expert is ridiculously strong and challenging at big maps. He doesn't put up a fight, he stomps you - analyzes situation better than player does and utilizes weaknesses. And he doesn't even have any handicaps - unless you select them before match for additional challenge. There's no fog of war, map is always open and you can see games are completely fair. This AI is far from using same tactics over and over - though he may start from the same thing, throughout the game he keeps being fluent and adaptive, and doesn't mind loosing something if he sees opportunity to build bigger advantage. That's how you do a good strategic AI :)
    There is no campaign and no story or lore or motivation in this game whatsoever. What's called 'Campaign' here is just the tutorial with several missions, and takes less than an hour to complete.
    Graphics and design are okay, not disgusting and not too simple for a molecular game. Animation of territory being captured by your bulge is satisfactory as it should be and units look cute :)
    The game becomes boring really fast though, as there is not much to do: 13 skirmish maps and when you win on every map once or twice that's just it. Multiplayer was supposed to be the main part - but as for now, 8 average players online and 0.5 average player in queue... With such numbers I shouldn't recommend this game to anyone, but for the AI I will ;)
    Overall - good to try, not good to stay for long.

    Class: III - Dead Bread
    Verdict: Yes
    Reviewed: 6.26.2016
    Approach: Steam - PC, Steam Beta - PC
    Time: Couple Hours
    Deeds:
    • 1 Win In Multiplayer
    • 1 Win @ Every Map VS Advanced AI
    • 3 Wins VS Expert AI
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    [TDR] WolvitorGaming
    ( 2.1 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 18
    Maybe one of the best and fastest RTS games ever.
    You can build so nice strategies, that can keep a match long (10min) or short (3min-5min).
    In the Sale it was worrth every fu**ing euro!

    The only Problem is: WE NEED MORE PLAYERS!
    The Online-Mode is dead at the moment, so pls, if you like RTS, fast-paced games, BUY THIS!

    It's worth it!
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Jarxi
    ( 0.2 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 2
    I am also having issues getting the Mac interface to work. Yet again having a Mac totally blows. But seriously, why bother making a Mac client if you're not going to make sure it's even playable?
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Hammershaft
    ( 1.4 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 31
    It's the hectic fast paced rts style of starcraft distilled into less than 5 minutes of gameplay.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Klementh
    ( 65.3 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 30
    Beautiful and elegant in all its aspects. I wonder what the team could do with a bigger budget.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Harrier
    ( 2.9 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 28
    looks nice and clean, plays nice and clean.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    No Walls
    ( 9.6 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 28
    Achievements are hard as face to get
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Afghmn
    ( 1.4 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 28
    This game. I love it so much.
    So I was in the closed beta of it, and I thought it was fun. And now that it's out of the closed beta, I still think it's fun. For someone who doesn't spend too much time on the computer, I find that the five-minute matches are excellent, as they won't take more than like 8 minutes to finish tops.
    I highly recommend this game, as it's fun, easy to learn, has great controls but also has a lot of strategy involved.
    9/10 would destroy even more drones with snipers.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    VPSnake
    ( 1.7 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 27
    MP is dead
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    nrockefeller1187
    ( 0.2 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 27
    Have an issue with a bug, the opening screen during which the color/faction is selected, the click area that the mouse registers is significantly offset from where the image boxes are on the screen. This is such that to select a color (I can only reach the blue and orange), I have to click in the far bottom right hand corner of the screen. I can't reach the OK button, and I can't certainly play the game. I play on Mac OS X, even updated my OS version. Tried deleting local content and reinstalling the game both before and after updating OS version. Some help would be appreciated from the community.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
    8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    32.4 hrs on record
    Posted: June 26
    Name: Interloper
    Developer: Monogon Games
    Date: 2015
    Genre: RTS
    Orientation: Multiplayer
    Population: Few Who Survived
    Perspective: 2D - Top-Down
    Timeflow: Match-Based, Fast-Paced
    Setting: Molecular
    Style: -
    Tags: 1v1, Indie, No Campaign, No Story, Simplistic
    Model: B2P
    Content: Solid
    Platforms: PC, Mac
    Review:
    Simple fast-paced strategy game in molecular settings. You control amoeba-like units and yourself as big immortal bulge, which can capture territory and spore-like buildings. Bulge can't fight or die, but it can phase, becoming invisible and moving through units.
    There are no resources except power sources, which is necessary for buildings to work. Primitive units can be combined into powerful ones. In total there are only 5 units and 4 buildings, but for such kind of game it is enough I guess - you don't need more tactical depth if you just want to jump into match and kill 5 minutes or less.
    The goal is to capture the whole map. There are no different factions (only different colors), and all maps are symmetric. Even on big maps match only lasts several minutes, but is packed with unstoppable action and may make your brain boil. You better make sure all your APM and micro-control skills are sharped and ready BEFORE match begins - after it does, you will only have few seconds to warm up.
    The game is multiplayer oriented. But singleplayer skirmish is quite fun too. There are 3 types of AI to choose from: agressive, defensive or balanced. I mainly played against balanced, and damn he is super agressive :O. And even if all AI levels below Expert are not so hard, Expert is ridiculously strong and challenging at big maps. He doesn't put up a fight, he stomps you - analyzes situation better than player does and utilizes weaknesses. And he doesn't even have any handicaps - unless you select them before match for additional challenge. There's no fog of war, map is always open and you can see games are completely fair. This AI is far from using same tactics over and over - though he may start from the same thing, throughout the game he keeps being fluent and adaptive, and doesn't mind loosing something if he sees opportunity to build bigger advantage. That's how you do a good strategic AI :)
    There is no campaign and no story or lore or motivation in this game whatsoever. What's called 'Campaign' here is just the tutorial with several missions, and takes less than an hour to complete.
    Graphics and design are okay, not disgusting and not too simple for a molecular game. Animation of territory being captured by your bulge is satisfactory as it should be and units look cute :)
    The game becomes boring really fast though, as there is not much to do: 13 skirmish maps and when you win on every map once or twice that's just it. Multiplayer was supposed to be the main part - but as for now, 8 average players online and 0.5 average player in queue... With such numbers I shouldn't recommend this game to anyone, but for the AI I will ;)
    Overall - good to try, not good to stay for long.

    Class: III - Dead Bread
    Verdict: Yes
    Reviewed: 6.26.2016
    Approach: Steam - PC, Steam Beta - PC
    Time: Couple Hours
    Deeds:
    • 1 Win In Multiplayer
    • 1 Win @ Every Map VS Advanced AI
    • 3 Wins VS Expert AI
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    65.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 30
    Beautiful and elegant in all its aspects. I wonder what the team could do with a bigger budget.
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
    30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    Recommended
    1.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 21, 2015
    If you want a fun and easily approached RTS, I definitely recommend it. The art style and sound design really bring you in while the simple mechanics get you involved.

    When you take that all in and add in the short matches, amazing depth of play, and included multi-player, you get a good package.

    Click here to see it in action --> Gameplay Footage

    I tend to consider it like real time chess with a biological theme.

    Also, the drones look like scifi war sperm. What's not to love? :D
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    1.2 hrs on record
    Posted: May 22
    To tell you guys the truth, I wasn't expect any good from this game in the frist place. In fact, I added Interloper to my wishlist and removed it soon, just because I thought "nah, this game doesn't looks like promising enough. I've got enough games refunded already so I'm not gonna take another wlid shot".

    And of course I'm terribly wrong.

    So where do I start with? This game is indeed a fast-paced strategy game, it is fast enough to complete a round within 5 minutes. It is kinda casual-ish, It won't take long to finish a round, nor have yourself an epic bloody battle for a couple hours. It does has simple controls, but the strategy is still required. You will need to make a plan, fast, like figure out what you're gonna do for this whole round in half a minute right after the start of the game, otherwise, you might lose, and the reason is you got blocked in a corner, and by the time you phased out, your opponent had took over all your territory already.

    And keep that in mind, I'm not good at RTS, but still I'm having fun in this game. I highly recommend this game, there's a sale anyway so go try it yourself, and hopely have some fun.
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    24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
    11 people found this review funny
    Recommended
    1.6 hrs on record
    Pre-Release Review
    Posted: May 21, 2015
    It's RTS stripped to the bone: no fat, no boring stats and certainly no boring tanks. There ARE giant sperm mice, though.

    Review video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxI5o0vKXaA

    The surprise with this game is how beautiful and relaxed it appears on first contact, but half way into a match you'll be tearing your hair out trying to simultaneously claim new territory, steal back old territory, repairing broken power lines, moving your drones between attack and defence, making more drones etc. A casual glance at gameplay footage won't make you truly appreciate the number of mad calculations you'll need to do every second.

    The maps don't vary enormously and there's a finite amount of elements to play with, but then chess only has one 'map' and that game seems to do okay for itself!
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    16.4 hrs on record
    Posted: July 15, 2015
    Fun little 2D "zone capture" that's, as the description states, "easy to learn, difficult to master". Downside: not well known so the multiplayer is not very populated.
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    Recommended
    2.0 hrs on record
    Pre-Release Review
    Posted: May 21, 2015
    Got five minutes? Interloper really is that fast of a game, but it still has tons of strategy. Just because it's pretty and has creatures with flagellums doesn't mean it's not awesome - there are sniping creatures, tanky things, power plants, what else do you need in an RTS?
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    9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    1.0 hrs on record
    Posted: November 10, 2015
    Quick early review:

    Only played 3 matches, but this is a FUUUUN game. It requires tactics and is pretty fast-paced. Lots of micromanagement keeps you on your toes.

    More people should buy this game...especially at this price.

    As a RTS it's fun and entertaining...pretty much perfect and what I expected. 9/10...deducting a point because the menu on OSX requires a workaround to function. That should really get fixed!
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    10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    1.2 hrs on record
    Posted: December 29, 2015
    Really cool game but nobody playing multiplayer. If you can play local or are happy vs AI then this game is very entertaining. If you want to go toe to toe with strangers on the internet look elsewhere.
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    10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    Recommended
    4.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 22
    + very innovative game idea
    + finished and working game
    + good casual game, but also great challanges for "hard core gamers"
    + nice graphics and artwork
    + game is simple but offers room for quite some cool winning strategies
    - ( small minus) maybe the controls of the units (selection+giving commands) could sometimes be better
    ? are we getting a lot?

    I got it for a big introduction discount and it is definitely worth it. If it is worth the full price you have to decide for yourself. It's a question of how much you get for your money but what you get is very good.
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