Once, you were a great hero. But somehow, chaos entered the comic multiverse, and with it all your powers were lost. You need to write your story anew and repeat your greatest accomplishments. Only when you prove you are true Badass Hero order will be restored.
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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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August 11

Update #15: Melee weapons, custom heads, new soundtrack and more!


Hi everyone!

Today's update brings a few really cool features. The first of all is the addition of melee attacks, which is a great addition to Badass Hero's move set. It allows him to pull off some really heroic actions, like shooting enemies in the face and finishing them off with katana, or slashing enemies mid-air. Altogether with dashing it makes the gameplay even more dynamic and spectacular than before!

The next cool feature is custom heads - now you will be able to put your own face or someone else's into the game! The instructions for adding them are at the end of this post. Also there's one built-in "Skullhead" custom head right now, but we'll be adding some more in next updates, and we'll integrate it with Steam Workshop so it'll be easy to share your creations with the Steam Community.

We've also finally found started working on the game's soundtrack and the old placeholder jungle music is now replaced with a proper one. In the future there will be three different jungle soundtracks and another three per each comic book. Also each soundtrack will dynamically change when you're doing a combo. We really hope that you will like it!

Another great improvement is that most weapons are now held with two both hands and have a reload animation. It makes Badass Hero look really badass, especially with the new assault rifle weapon time! Oh, and did we mention dual weapons?

We've also started to make the levels a bit more spacious. This will make it easier for you to avoid traps and enemies' projectiles!

If you like the game and how it's developing, please consider leaving a review. Thanks!

Here's instructions how to make your own head:

There are five .png files in "CustomHeads/Template" folder in the game installation folder. To make your own custom head you just need to create a new folder next to "Template" folder and put your .png files in it. They need to have heads placed on transparent background, like the examples in "Template" folder. You can use free software like Paint.Net (www.getpaint.net) or GIMP (www.gimp.org) to make those files.

The minimum requirement is to have "Head_Normal.png" file as it is default head displayed on your character. Optionally you can also add the following files:
- "Head_Hit.png" - displayed when the hero takes damage
- "Head_Shoot.png" - displayed when the hero shoots or attacks
- "Head_Light.png" - applied when the hero's gun fires bullets
- "Head_Blood.png" - applied when the hero's hit points is below 30%

The game scans the "CustomHeads" directory and loads its contents on launch, so you need to restart it if you modify the files after it started.

Support for uploading and downloading the custom heads to/from Steam Workshop will be added in one of the upcoming updates.
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July 15

Update #14: Visual improvements and other stuff


Hi everyone!

There's been quite a few changes in the latest update so let's go one by one:
- Characters in the second comic book now have proportional bodies.
- The game's visuals have been improved with 2D lights and lightshafts. However, if you don't like those features you can turn them off in options.
- Added Easy mode - recommended if the game is frustrating to you and difficult to make progress.
- Added full controller remapping support.
- Added non-Xbox 360 controller support.
- Added in-game timer option for speedrunning.
- Badass Hero logo has been redesigned.
- Fixed a bug which caused music to often be played too quiet.
- Other bug fixes

The next in queue are some animation improvements for the hero, including holding guns with both hands and melee attacks. Then we'll move on to working on the third comic book and we'll add some additional and more challenging game modes that unlock once you beat the game.
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Reviews

“Subtlety be damned, Badass Hero is what I want from an action-platformer”
Destructoid

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

“It evolves what Comix Zone did years ago, and splices in Metal Slug-esque and roguelite elements effectively”
Dual Shockers

About This Game



Badass Hero is a roguelite 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!




  • 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 gameplay-changing 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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