CounterAttack is a side scrolling space shooter (shmup). Team up or fight solo, 1 - 4 player local or up to 8 players online coop, unlock upgrades, use powerful ultimate abilities, enhance your ship the way you want, and save the Earth from annihilation.
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Positive (47 reviews) - 91% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 21, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“CounterAttack is in a very playable state with lots of content but we aren't done adding new stuff! There are also a few big changes we would like to finish before the full release including a UI redesign, 4 player local coop, and the ability to mix local coop with online play.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“If all goes well CounterAttack should be out of Early Access by October/November 2017.”

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

“The full version will include more levels, more weapons, more attachments, a better UX, Steam trading cards, Steam achievements, and more streamlined multiplayer.

We're also entertaining the idea of doing voice overs for all of the dialog. We'll see if this is a feature everybody wants and if we should spend our time on it.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is very playable with single player, local coop, and online multiplayer. All of the levels aren't finished yet but the game is beatable in both easy and hard mode. Limited achievements are also in place, as well as steam stats. A few leader boards exist but we plan on adding more as time goes on.”

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

“While CounterAttack is in Early Access it will be sold at a discounted amount.”

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

“We hope to incorporate as much feedback from the community as possible. CounterAttack wouldn't be what it is today without the feedback from all of the testers. Thank you very much to everybody that has helped so far! And thank you in advanced for the feedback you're going to leave.”
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Recent updates View all (45)

May 17

New Build -- v0.17.81

5 new attachments

Nanofighters no longer get stuck on the edges of these screen
Enemies will no longer target the host first during online games
Fixed several homing missiles and autoguns targeting issues
Fixed some network sync issues on the mine level
Fixed some network sync issues on Solar
Fixed some enemy death network sync issues
Fixed MiniNuke firerate bug
Fixed AoE Missile not always crediting kills
Fixed controller configurations sometimes being reset
Fixed a few UI alignment bugs

A few minor optimizations
Fixed various text alignment issues

Increased drop rate of some rare attachments
Losing a drone now gives 0.5s invulnerability (was 0.4s)
Many attachment descriptions updated for clarity
Pulse Beam now buildsup faster, bigger, and scales better
Ace Burst now fires more projectiles before reloading
Mininukes can travel a bit further forward before detonating
Wave survival difficulty now increases more per wave
More powerups drop on wave survival
Increased God of Destruction’s explosion damage by 10%
God of Destruction slowdown changed from 50%->25%
God of Destruction no longer destroyes projectiles
God of Destruction explosion size increased by 10%
Direct Gun / Laser Barrage interaction tweaked
Renamed Dumbfire Swarm Barrage to Swarmfire Barrage

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May 1

New Build -- v0.17.64

1 new attachment
‘Bonus’ level added - you can access it after you beat any final boss. It has a cargo box which can drop a random attachment.
A few new tips have been added
Added option for mouse movement in ‘Other’ settings
The Select Level Map (survival and campaign) now have ‘back’ buttons in the top left, only available when starting a new game

Fixed critical Aura giving more than stated critical hit chance
The QuantiumLife attachment now correctly updates Q41 Counter on activation
Fixed Carl’s ultimate bug not spawning correct number of plasma strikes on some levels
Fixed lobby sync issue when using ‘Play Again’
Several other minor fixes

Hunter Drones are a little smarter
Improved Wave Survival network sync

Attachment Stars have been replaced by Gears
Increased the drop rate of some rare attachments

Ultimate damage increased by 10%

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About This Game

CounterAttack is a scrolling space shooter with lots of upgrades and interesting levels.

Earth is under attack! The Automations, humanity's own creation, have rebelled. They will stop at nothing short of the complete destruction of their former masters. There is but one hope, the experimental space fighter program. Fight solo or team up for intense coop action, 1 - 4 player locally or 2 - 8 players online, unlock upgrades, use powerful ultimate abilities, enhance your ship the way you want, and save the Earth from annihilation.

Key Features
  • Customize your ship by choosing the weapons and upgrades that fit your play style
  • 2-8 Players Online
  • 1-4 Players local Co-op
  • Cross platform multiplayer, PC, Linux, Mac
  • 7 Playable characters each with a unique ship
  • Each ship has a powerful unique special ability
  • Tons of ship upgrades allowing a huge number of combinations
  • 300+ attachments ranging from engine turbos to full weapon conversions
  • A choose your own path story mode with 26 levels
  • Endless survival mode; how long can you last?
  • Original music

The CounterAttack
Play as one of 7 heroes while you defend the Earth from the Automaton invasion. Each ship has a unique ult, players can customize their ship with unlockables and attachments, as well as a combination powerup system which allows personalized weapons and attacks. Create new weapons by combining attachments.

Fight crazy bosses

Each level has its own boss, with some secret levels and bosses. Unlock new weapons and upgrades by beating some levels or accomplishing difficult tasks.

Choose from the 7 pilots

Each pilot has a unique ship and ultimate weapon. Ayumi has the Tactical Nuke, Biff as the Big Biff Laser, Marcus has the Mesonwave, Joe has Overcharge, Sarah has the Quantium Shield, Sloane has the Fighter Squadron, and Carl has the Plasma Strike.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 / ATI 4650
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 760 / ATI HD 7950
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: Linux
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: SteamOS
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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