Operation Hardcore is an action-packed 2D side-scrolling shooter inspired by classic twitchy action games of yesteryear, but with modern touches and conveniences.
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Positive (3 reviews) - 100% of the 3 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 28, 2016

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January 7

Build 1.11.2

Build 1.11.2 is now live and includes the following:

  • possible fix for City boss leaving scren and never returning
  • possible fix for Ascension boss leaving scren and never returning
  • fix for recoiling off-scren in Cave level
  • fix for health reset when respawning from off-screen

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December 28, 2016

Transition to full release

Today marks a major milestone for us: today we pulled the trigger on the transition to full release!

It’s been a long (but fun) couple of years, full of experimentation and learning. While we’re sad to see it come to an end, we know this is just the start of something much bigger!

Thanks to all who supported us during Early Access, and watch this space for news about our upcoming games!

To celebrate the full release, we’re offering a week-long launch discount of 25% off the base game and OST, and 35% off the Deluxe Edition.

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About This Game

Dateline: Earth, 1999. An unprovoked alien invasion is underway. You, a total badass, don't really appreciate it. You won't stand for it. You're downright outraged. You pack up some essentials--guns, cigars, whiskey--and head out into the night. Little do you know that tonight you will make history. This is: Operation Hardcore.

Operation Hardcore is an action-packed 2D side-scrolling shooter inspired by classic twitchy action games of yesteryear, but with modern touches and conveniences.

  • fight your way past enemies using a range of weapons
  • double-jump your way around obstacles and hazards
  • activate your traditional plasma-based shield to deflect enemy fire
  • drink some whiskey to slow time and increase damage (...at the expense of mental clarity)
  • strap on a jetpack and get airborne for some classic forced-scrolling challenges
  • collect coins to purchase items, weapons and upgrades between levels
  • meet or beat level par times to earn yourself a brag-worthy Badass Rank(™)
  • grab a friend for some friendly and/or competitive 2 player local co-op

Game Features

  • 12 levels of fiery, bloody, explosive-y alien-blasting mayhem
  • 4 playable badasses
  • analog controls for precise 360 degree aiming
  • modern sound design and electronic soundtrack by Snug
  • intense 2 player local co-op
  • modern particle/atmospheric and lighting effects
  • multiple difficulty settings, upgrade paths and secret areas
  • achievements and unlockables for the overachieving, enterprising badass

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz or faster, SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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