Badass Hero is a roquelite platformer shooter set in a comic book universe. The game features fast-paced hit and run gameplay, procedural generation of levels and various items that make every playthrough different. All in extremely polished, modern and high-resolution 2D art.
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Release Date: Feb 24, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe getting the game in the hands of players will allow us to make better decisions about its design, and that the community will bring in some cool ideas that we never thought of. After 2 years of development we need a fresh look, and continous feedback from the players will help us balance it and make it the best game we can possibly make.

Another reason is that we believe Badass Hero's gameplay is really good and allowing people to play it will bring more attention to it than if we tried to build hype for its release a traditional way without allowing regular gamers to play it.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We intend the game to be in Early Access for about 12 months.”

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

“We are going to add more content over the Early Access period, including a complete setting with new enemies, minibosses and bosses, in addition to two existing settings, and an epilogue. There are also going to be more items added for the player character, including weapons, and more customization options. Music and sound effects are going to be completely reworked.

We also plan to add more meta-systems into the game like challenges, random events and New Game+ for extra replayability.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At current time we have approximately 60% of content we have planned for the full game. The first comic book setting is completed with all basic enemies, 3 main bosses and 10 minibosses. The second comic book has basic enemies mostly done and, some minibosses playable, but there's still a lot of work to be done. The third comic book is at concept stage.

The gameplay mechanisms are working pretty well and we probably won't be modifying them. The same goes with the art. However audio is mostly placeholders or work-in-progress.”

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

“The game's price will probably increase as we proceed with development.”

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

“We believe that the community will be a great source of ideas for cool items, skills or random events they would they like to be added to the game. We will also listen to what features they would like implemented and we will consider every one of them even if we have to reject it for some reason. Also we hope that the Community will be an invaluable source of feedback about the game's balance and allow us to make the final experience as smooth as possible.”
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Available: February 24

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February 17

Early Access announcement and a new trailer!

Badass Hero will launch in Early Access on February 24th! Here's a new trailer for you to check out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSp5IiynOMk
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About This Game

Badass Hero is a roquelite platformer shooter set in a comic book universe. The game features fast-paced hit and run gameplay, procedural generation of levels and random items that make every playthrough different! All in extremely polished, modern and high-resolution 2D art.

In Badass Hero you shoot enemies with various guns while avoiding projectiles, traps and obstacles. Collect ink from defeated enemies to upgrade your hero. Play dynamically and aggressively and take risks like a badass to get greater rewards! Stay focused at all times or you'll die sooner than you think. Become proficient with your character's skills and master each enemy to succeed!

Previews

Destructoid:

"Subtlety be damned, Badass Hero is what I want from an action-platformer"

Hardcore Gamer:
"The developers actually did quite a good job in making the player feel like a badass"

Indie Games:
"I'm really looking forward to feel that incredible badassitude again"

Features

  • Comic book setting
  • Action platforming with 360 shooting
  • Procedurally generated levels
  • Customizable character
  • Permadeath with character progression
  • Completely unique worlds, each with its own bosses and minibosses
  • Tons of collectible items and guns

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
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