Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up with procedurally driven missions and detailed shooting mechanics. Modern features such as real time fighter switching and squadron management make Xenoraid a fresh and thrilling shooter!
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Positive (31 reviews) - 80% of the 31 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 30, 2016

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August 11

Time Recoil now available!

We have a new game out! Time Recoil is a cool & stylish top-down shooter where every kill slows down time.

There's wall crushing, gut busting special moves too!

Pretty much every gamer we've seen play the game mention Hotline Miami, Mr. Shifty and/or SUPERHOT, and it's no wonder. Those titles were inspirational when creating Time Recoil, so it's bound to show.

Check the game out here:


The launch week discount is pretty hefty. Don't waste time, kill to slow time!
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March 13

Player feedback update 1.1.2 now live!

Hello starfighters!

After watching Xenoraid out in the wild for some months, we've collected some of the most common items of player feedback and addressed them. We also included some items we just quite didn't get done by release.

Overall the update evens out some of the rougher edges of the game, making it overall somewhat easier and player friendly.

The update is now live, and here's the list of changes:

- Restart option added to Pause menu and Mission Failure screen
- primary weapons' passive cooldown is now faster
- Advanced Weapon Coolant tech upgrade now reduces weapon heat generation in addition to shortening weapon lockdown duration
- last block of fighter repair price is now lowered according to actual repair need
- dense asteroid fields now last for a shorter time
- Chapter 4 boss now has less saucer enemy minions
- enemy energy shields now stay down longer and regenerate slower
- enemy energy mortar strike vessel now stays stationary for a maximum of 10 seconds even without receiving damage
- enemy energy shield vessels now recover from EMP stun with shields down instead of shields up
- heavy drones spawned from drone carriers can't fire immediately after spawning any longer
- Heat Transfer Chamber upgrade for the Flechette Cannon now increases damage at all heat levels instead of high heat level only
- ammo pickups in Survival now show an "Ammo Full" text when ammo is full
- Survival prelaunch menu screen Back button now navigates to Survival level selection, not main menu
- various graphical improvements
* the same fire and smoke effect is used for all gunships' destroyed weapon pods
* larger 75/100mm Cannon muzzle flash effect
* new end of mission splash text effect
* minor performance optimizations

We're also celebrating the update with a Weeklong Deal discount of 50%! Now's a great time to check the game out again, write a Steam review (we'd especially enjoy these), and recommend the game to a friend!
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“From the second I started playing this game it had my full attention, it was an incredible experience and I got lost in hours of gameplay.”
10 – Brash Games

“Overall, I think this is a solid game. For the price of ten dollars, I would definitely recommend trying it out.”
8.5 – Gaming Cypher

“[...]features several welcome departures from the current state of the genre that have been implemented to a high level of technical excellence and design.”

About This Game

Xenoraid is an exciting vertically scrolling shoot'em up rooted in the classic action gameplay of the genre with added modern features.

Xenoraid upgrades the basic shmup gameplay with advanced shooting mechanics. Fighters tilt left and right when moving horizontally and weapons heat up when firing. Master the mechanics and line up devastating bursts of fire!

Missions in Xenoraid a procedurally driven, so nothing needs to be memorized. The enemies act on AI, making the combat fully dynamic. Intercept the alien threat in missions that play out differently every time!

The four fighter squadron represents your lives and your weapon arsenal. Switch between the fighters in the heat of combat to bring in the best weapons for each situation, and to dodge incoming fire!

Xenoraid campaign mode features more than 40 missions with four alien capital vessels in hectic bossfights.

The events take place in a near future setting, where mankind is fighting the first space war against alien raiders. Starfighters have been improvised by adding machine guns, auto cannons, missiles, and more to existing spacecrafts.

Put your skills to the ultimate test in three endless Survival missions with online leaderboards. The Survival mode is a quick burst gameplay mode with runs lasting rarely more than 10-15 minutes.

All game modes can be played in 2-4 player local co-op (Xinput gamepads recommended, max 1 player with keyboard/mouse).

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Version 8.1
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepads must support XInput
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