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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Very Positive (56 reviews) - 89% of the 56 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 (48)

July 8

New Build -- 0.18.16

5 new attachments
New explosion effect for enemy projectiles

Fixed several sync/position issues on Preemprive Strike and Homefront
Fixed StarSide + Broadside interaction visual glitch
Fixed some enemies on Lone Ship spawning at incorrect positions
Fixed minor exploit on the mine level
Fixed nanofighter’s sometimes getting missiles when they shouldn’t
Corrected a few dialog typos
Players no longer get stuck when using Ares Module on First Encounter
Autobeam should now scale correctly

Red MiniNuke powerups now firing a MiniNuke instead of detonating one
Renamed graphics quality levels from Fastest/Fast/Simple/Good/Beautiful/Fantastic to Very Low/Low/Medium/High/Very High/Ultra
Increased buildup plasma damage for some weapon combinations
More bonus points on the BonusLevel
Increased drop rate of Epic attachments on the bonus level
Increased spin bonus from 1000 -> 2000
Capital Ship autoguns will continue to fire even if there is no ship present
Increased tank jet active time by 15%
Increased point defence laser range by 20%
Broadside projectiles are smaller
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June 26

New Build -- v0.18.15

5 new attachments
5 new achievements
New attachment selected sound
Added options to disable Bloom and Screenshake
New effect for Jinx’s boss weapon stun

Tracking enemies have better aim

In online games other players weapons are now dimmed (this can be turned off in the options under graphics)
Buildup Beam hitbox size extended
Increased controller bumper slider movement by half
Any player can now pickup powerups when using powerup sharing
Increased Extra Life bonus points (2500 -> 5000)
Command Corvette Damage Aura increased to +50%
Command Corvette firerate reduction changed from 40%->30%
Homefront’s boss got a bit of an upgrade

Fixed gamepad (A) button size issues on Staging Area
Autobeam now has correct damage modifiers applied
Fixed a procedural wave survival wave over bug

Previous Updates Since the v0.18 launch
Fixed several gamepad menu issues
Fixed several save game issues
Fixed Aura’s not correctly applying in online games
Fixed Swarm Missile receiving the wrong damager
Fixed gamepad assignment bug in multiplayer games
Casual unlock chance increased 20% -> 30%
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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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