Holodrive is a super fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter about robots exploding each other and collecting outfits! Create your Dummy, customize it and jetpack your way to victory!
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Release Date: Mar 24, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is at the core of our studio. Holodrive has been playable since the second month of development by anyone who wanted an invitation, and open since the 10th month to everyone with a browser and internet connection. We’ve been building a community of passionate players that have been helping us build the game since before Steam ever had the Early Access program.

Check out this playlist (organized by date) and see how the game has evolved since the first prototype

We believe Holodrive’s future lies with its community and because of that we’ve been very open as we develop the game. Our players have helped us balance weapons, find bugs, create levels and we’ve even implemented (and removed) some features because of their feedback! We want to keep doing this, we want people to collaborate with us in order to make a game that everyone enjoys to play with their friends.

Please bear in mind that Holodrive is going to be a Free to Play title, but right now we’ll be charging a small fee so you can help fund the development of the game. We won’t be mad if you wish to wait until we change pricing, tho. :)”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our development process is highly iterative and we do like taking time in order to do the best we can, because of that it's really hard to say for how long the game will be in Early Access. Our goal is to have the final version ready by the end of this year (2016), keep in mind this schedule could change and if it does we’ll talk about why it happened with everyone.”

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

“We’ve been working super hard for over 2 years and we still have ways to go. We want the full version to feature more unique game modes, more maps, more weapons, more customization sets, Ranked mode, Party system, a better integration with the steam platform (Cards, Trading, etc…), more languages (russian, french, german, etc…). There are also a bunch of current features that will get a facelift like the current Main Menu UI and many of the maps' environment art.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable, we update it with new builds very often and you can follow us on social networks and twitch to see when a new update is coming. If you find any bugs, glitches or exploits please report them to us using any communication channel and we’ll try to fix it as soon as possible!”

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

“Holodrive is going to be a Free to Play title on Steam. We believe free-to-play is the way to go for this kind of multiplayer game, since every new player adds value to the game. Our idea is to make a fair game where everyone can get anything by putting time into playing.

Right now during early access we are looking for players who wish to make a difference by helping us develop the game.

So, even though we want everyone to join us as soon as possible, we want to start slow and make the game better before that. That is why we're opening a waitlist for people to join the game. If you don't want to purchase the Early Access Pack, you can wait for a key on the waiting list. You can still buy the Supporter Pack, though: it will give you some awesome in-game goodies that will only be available during this period, as well as an extra key to gift a friend!

With that being said, if you think this is too complicated and you decide to wait until the game is freely available on Steam, we won’t be mad. Feel free to follow our community, you’re awesome anyways :)”

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

“Right now we already have a community involved in the development process, but we want everyone to be in the same page as we migrate to Steam Forums.

We’ll be doing Twitch Streams, we usually post teasers and answer your questions on our Twitter. Wanna see what we’re doing, known bugs, vote on features and check if we’re being lazy? We have an open Trello! In the game there’s also a Feedback button that you can send a message directly to the entire team’s e-mail (so be nice to us).

The game will be constantly updated with new features and bugfixes and you’ll always be able to contact us and tell us what you think :)”
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June 18

New Update! 18/06 (NEW GRAPHICS + OPTIMIZATIONS!)

Heyoooooo!

This is an update we've been cooking for quite a while!

We've remade our main character from scratch! It's modelling is way better, it's texture is crispier it has more Polygons and it's way nicer overall!

There's a bunch of new graphical improvements to some customizations! Try out some of the old hats ;)

We also did a bunch of changes to our Graphics. Now you'll notice we have different lighting and dynamic shadows! But at the same time if you play the game on Medium or Low graphical options the game will run faster than before because of a bunch of graphical optimizations that we've done :)

Here are the bullet points:

  • Re-Modelled our main character from scratch!
  • New graphics on the "High" option! (New lighting, Dynamic Shadows!)
  • Remade a bunch of customizations with some cool new effects, try some of the hats to see what's changed!
  • We've done tons of Optimizations to make the game run smoother overall, you'll notice them more if you play on Medium/Low graphics setting!
  • Fixed Shuriken Launcher foil and regular having different damage
  • Fixed the bug where your character wouldn't respawn when you died!
  • Improvements to our AFK kick system!
  • Other minor bugfixes :)

See you in-game!

BitCake Studio Team

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June 11

New Update! 11/06 (WEAPON BALANCING + FIXES!)

Hello Players!

Today a new update has arrived! :D

This time we have a bunch of bug fixes, improvements to the new Bits per Win reward and a lot of weapon balancing!

Changelog:
- If you leave a match and return you should receive your bits reward on a victory if you played more than 4m30s of the match total!
- Added a nice feedback if you get all your daily 100 bits per win reward
- Fixed bug where if you leveled up and won the match at the same time you wouldn't receive your level up bits.
- Fixed a multiple-monitor setup bug that would open the game on the wrong monitor
- Fixed bug where you couldn't open the options menu if you entered a match that was in the post-game screen
- Fixed a bug where the Shuriken Launcher would behave strange if directly-hit an enemy
- Bullets should not collide with the Tunnel anymore

Weapon Balancing:

Bazooka:

  • Damage reduced from 100 to 75
  • Bullet speed increased from 70 to 85
  • Fire Rate increased from 0.6 to 1.1
  • Bullet Collider size increased from 0.5 to 1.2
  • Bullet Max Damage radius increased from 4 to 5
  • Bullet Medium Damage radius increased from 8 to 10
  • Bullet Minimum Damage radius increased from 12 to 12.5
  • Explosion self-damage reduced from 80% to 50%
Minigun:
  • Damage increased from 6 to 9
  • Fire Rate decreased from 16 to 15
  • Bullet per clip increased from 150 to 200
  • Knockback force decreased from 3 to 1.5
Phantomzooka:
  • Added a damage multiplier when the bullet goes through walls!
  • Damage reduced from 100 to 50 (regular damage)
  • Damage after wall increased to 200% (100 total damage)
  • Fire Rate increased from 0.5 to 1.1
  • Bullet Collider size increased from 0.5 to 1.2
  • In Wall Speed modifier decreased from 50% to 30%
  • Out of wall speed increased from 150% to 200%
  • Bullet Medium Damage radius increased from 9 to 10
  • Bullet Minimum Damage radius increased from 12 to 12.5
  • Explosion self-damage reduced from 100% to 50%
  • Bullet explode timer increased from 1.5s to 4s
Brave Heart:
  • Fire Rate increased from 14 to 15
Flamethrower:
  • Damage increased from 6 to 8
  • Fire Rate decrased from 12 to 10
Scattergun:
  • Cluster Bullet Damage increased from 8 to 9
Arcane Bow:
  • Arrow destroy after range decreased from 100 to 80
Intimidator:
  • Fire Rate increased from 10 to 11
  • Ammo per clip increased from 50 to 70
  • Increase Range after bounce increased from 5% to 20%
Shuriken Launcher:
  • Damage reduced from 50 to 40
  • Fire Rate increased from 0.8 to 1.1
  • Ammo per clip increased from 5 to 8
Grenade Launcher:
  • Ammo per clip increased from 8 to 10
  • Fire Rate increased from 1.3 to 1.4
Plasma Gun:
  • Ammo per clip increased from 60 to 80
Dematerializer:
  • Added a charge time when equiping the weapon
  • Removed the charge time when firing the weapon
  • New weapon charge time added 2s

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“Holodrive seems to be doing a lot of things right – creating a fast, fluid multiplayer shooter with a heavy emphasis on fun. Super Mario Quake.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

“In general it looks fast paced and f***ing insane and I'm really excited.”
Doug & Bren - ABTS Podcast - Ep. 85

The Early Access Supporter Pack



The Early Access Supporter pack is a thank you from the developers to anyone who wishes to support us in shaping the future of Holodrive. This pack was made to share with a friend, because that's what Holodrive is all about! :D

Contents:

  • One copy of Holodrive for you (Only if you don't own it already!)
  • A 2nd copy of the game to gift a friend!
  • The Scout set (from Team Fortress 2)
  • Ultimate Dummy set
  • 2300 Bits
  • 2 Holopacks
  • 2 Legacypacks
  • 2 XP Boosts
  • Our eternal love!

Every pack (Holopacks and Legacypacks) gives you one random customization, so you can turn your robot into the most fabulous one out there. Also, the sets are EXCLUSIVE to our Early Access Supporters, meaning you're gonna be envy of the battlefield whenever you're wearing them!

About This Game

Holodrive is a super fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter about exploding robos with crazy weapons and collecting outfits! When Holocorp created Dummy its purpose was to be a companion robot, your fabulous best friend. No one could predict these robots would turn out to be obsessed with exploding each other! Now they compete in special arenas and are equipped with a vast arsenal of guns, an unhealthy dose of unpredictable power-ups and wearing the most diverse accessories available. Nothing can go wrong!

Holodrive is going to be a Free to Play title in the future. You can read more about it down below.

Destroy other players in fast-paced combat

No robot stays materialized long in the arena. Dummys love exploding each other only to be materialized again and continue their spree. Use the map to your advantage and surprise your enemies by teleporting right into the combat or hiding behind anti-bullet barriers!

Equip and collect a vast arsenal of weapons

Holocorp has designed the Dummy to be able to carry up to 7 weapons at the same time. Pick up weapons and ammo as you platform through the levels or grab weapons from enemies you kill. Get different weapons by opening packs, craft them or equip your free weapon that’s available on rotation every 3 days!

Mobility, Versatility, Unpredictability

Every Dummy is equipped with a jetpack, your robot is made to move fast through the arena, gaining momentum in ramps and using power ups for efficient traversal. Also by using random Power ups, Dummys are able to turn the tide of battle and surprise their opponents with effects like Disarm, Invincibility or Invisibility!

Become the Most Fabulous

Customizing your robot was Holocorp’s original intent. Hat, head, torso, arms, legs, skin and jetpack are fully customizable! Open Holopacks and complete your album with sets like the Shinobi and become a ninja; or mix it with pieces of the Buccaneer’s Loot to become the best pirate-ninja ever!

Unlock anything and everything, just by playing

Holodrive is going to be Free to Play, but that doesn’t mean paywalls behind everything or that those who spend money are going to have advantages. You’ll be able to collect any item by just playing the game! Open Holopacks to get a random item or dematerialize your copies and craft them into stuff you don’t have. There are even super-rare version of items available!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible card with 512MB (minimum Nvidia GeForce 8000, AMD Radeon HD 2000)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: You'll need to have an active internet connection to play.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Lenda
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
I used to play this when was just a facebook game ...
It's a very fun game and will be dangerous additcitve when they make a way for a true matchmaking.

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♛ one and only
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Really cute little 2D game with a potential. Though I'm not a game critic, I say this game is really fun.
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Bedpool
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 20
Product received for free
This game is so fresh and funny, and it has realy cool design and idea, so if you want to support this new freaking game, try it out!!!
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๖ۣۜ☂iℊ℮яИεT☃™
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13
+) Good graphics.
+) Fun gameplay
+) Fast-paced
+) Bits for buying additional stuff can be earned by winning rounds.

Need more players.

Give it a try!
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White Devil
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
THIS GAME IS AMAZINGGGGGGGGG!
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U WOT M8
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
Playing a deathmatch as I post this review with 3 50+ level players whilst me being a level 14. I'm still learning - unlike them. 4 kills - 18 deaths. If Ieave the game and try joining a different game (randomly selected for me) the game puts me against those same guys in the same match. I tried this 8 times at the end of every game but here I am playing with them again for the 9th time. Well at least they are having fun. :/
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Technobreaker
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 10
Product received for free
I got this game for free before its release and I enjoyed it so much! It's a fun 2D shoot-em-up multiplayer game but it needs some work. Since it's going to be free-to-play, there is a shop system in the game and you can buy stuff with "bits". You can buy bits or earn them by winning games, levelling up etc. So it's not pay-to-win. I hope they will add achievements as well.
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^_^NoName︶︹︶
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9
Product received for free
1000/1000 would spend 100 hour on it
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Senpai
( 189.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8
So I've played this for well over 150 hours.
Do NOT listen to anyone who hasn't put in less than 30 hours in this game.

Pros:
  • 2-D arena based shooter. We've missed these so much (atleast a decent one).
  • Fast paced gameplay.
  • Great Weapons. Unlockable legendaries.
  • Outfit and weapon customization with in game currency (easy to earn) called bits.
  • Easy af. Hard to boss everyone.
  • You will always find someone who's better than you.
  • Fun with friends.
  • Grinding for bits is kinda hard but if you complete a mission everyday (takes barely one or two matches) then every second day you have enough bits for a holopack (gives you apparel/new weapons) which is quite reasonable.

Cons:
  • Matchmaking has never been improved. There's a guy who's lvl 140+ (I'm 50) who stays on long killstreaks and reks the balancing of the teams.
    Similarly, I rek anyone who's below lvl 20. It was fun and all at first but .. now it seems rather pointless.
  • No you cannot choose which game mode to play if you're just clicking on the 'play' button up top- For example I'm all about deatmatches but end up playing collectors (I do know we can vote for the next game but that isn't what I'm talking about).
    Just don't try playing unless you have friends. It's fun .. but then it isn't. Ye feel me? (or maybe that's just me).
  • Lag.
Bottomline: Get it along with some friends (not really expensive & worth the price) & put some time into it.
Once you put some time into it, unlock a few weapons, you'll be hooked. Believe me.
I thought I was gonna play this for a week but it has been more than a month of crazy killstreaks!

Add me from the friends tab if you want someone to play with: MLGsenpai!
It's a circus of values.
Sh*t, wrong reference!
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Sakke
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
11/10
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Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 10
Product received for free
I got this game for free before its release and I enjoyed it so much! It's a fun 2D shoot-em-up multiplayer game but it needs some work. Since it's going to be free-to-play, there is a shop system in the game and you can buy stuff with "bits". You can buy bits or earn them by winning games, levelling up etc. So it's not pay-to-win. I hope they will add achievements as well.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
Product received for free
Ok, but needs more work.
Currently, it's in nice shape - well optimized, runs well, nice weapon mechanisms and such.
However, it is very similar to the 2D FPS platformer games you can find online and play on your browser.
You can pay for coins ingame (microtransactions) but they're easy to earn through leveling and daily tasks.

The only problem I have with this is that matchmaking servers vary, and although you can find servers occasionally with two full teams, most times you will be match against 2~3 people who are way below your skill level.

Overall, great game, and I hope to see the development go well.
6/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Really cute little 2D game with a potential. Though I'm not a game critic, I say this game is really fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
189.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8
So I've played this for well over 150 hours.
Do NOT listen to anyone who hasn't put in less than 30 hours in this game.

Pros:
  • 2-D arena based shooter. We've missed these so much (atleast a decent one).
  • Fast paced gameplay.
  • Great Weapons. Unlockable legendaries.
  • Outfit and weapon customization with in game currency (easy to earn) called bits.
  • Easy af. Hard to boss everyone.
  • You will always find someone who's better than you.
  • Fun with friends.
  • Grinding for bits is kinda hard but if you complete a mission everyday (takes barely one or two matches) then every second day you have enough bits for a holopack (gives you apparel/new weapons) which is quite reasonable.

Cons:
  • Matchmaking has never been improved. There's a guy who's lvl 140+ (I'm 50) who stays on long killstreaks and reks the balancing of the teams.
    Similarly, I rek anyone who's below lvl 20. It was fun and all at first but .. now it seems rather pointless.
  • No you cannot choose which game mode to play if you're just clicking on the 'play' button up top- For example I'm all about deatmatches but end up playing collectors (I do know we can vote for the next game but that isn't what I'm talking about).
    Just don't try playing unless you have friends. It's fun .. but then it isn't. Ye feel me? (or maybe that's just me).
  • Lag.
Bottomline: Get it along with some friends (not really expensive & worth the price) & put some time into it.
Once you put some time into it, unlock a few weapons, you'll be hooked. Believe me.
I thought I was gonna play this for a week but it has been more than a month of crazy killstreaks!

Add me from the friends tab if you want someone to play with: MLGsenpai!
It's a circus of values.
Sh*t, wrong reference!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9
Product received for free
1000/1000 would spend 100 hour on it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
11/10
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 26
+) Good graphics.
+) Fun gameplay
+) Fast-paced
+) Bits for buying additional stuff can be earned by winning rounds.
+) Works on Windows XP SP3 (on my PC)

Need more players.

Give it a try!
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 24
It's like Team Fortress 2 met Strike Force Heroes and decided to have a threesome with Mario Kart.

The only downside is lag
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 28
Quake meets side scrollers. A must play for any fan of the 2d genre.

The game is fantastic. Runs really well. Very simple to learn. Guns are unique and chaotic. Best of all, bringing arena shooters back <3.

My love for you.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
If Brawlhalla and Halo had a baby, this would be it.
10/10, worth the 10$.
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