Badass Hero is a rogue-lite action-platformer. Step into the shoes of a once-great hero and restore order to the comic book multiverse… or die trying! Rewrite your story, kick some serious butt, and unleash comic book carnage! No checkpoints included.
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Release Date:
Feb 24, 2017

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Why Early Access?

“TL;DR: Badass Hero is coming together really nicely, but we want to make our game even better! You can help us do that with you priceless feedback! At the current stage of development it would take about 12 hours to complete the game. The price will likely increase as we develop and add more content to it.

We have spent two years on development, during which we’ve tested TONS of ideas, mechanics, and more. Finally, with our Early Access build, we have a game that brings together all the best design choices – the perfect playground for our dedicated players. We want to finalize the development phase with your direct assistance, because we know our great community can help push our ideas even further, and introduce ones we never even thought of!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We’ve predicted that reaching all our planned goals will take us over 12 months. We’re planning to remain in Early Access for as long as necessary to deliver the best gaming experience possible. And we hope that with your help we’ll leave Early Access as soon as possible.”

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

“Quite a lot. For starters, the full version will be content complete – we’ll add a third setting to the game to accompany the two existing settings, plus an epilogue. There will be many more features available for the player’s character too, including weapons and more customization options. The sound effects will also get a complete overhaul.

And we’re planning to add more meta-systems to the game, like challenges, random events and additional game modes for extra replayability.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As it currently stands we’ve got about 80% of the content slated for the full game. The first two comic book settings are complete, with all basic enemies, and three main bosses and nine mini-bosses each. The third setting is still in development, with most basic enemies, one main boss and three mini-bosses available. All the gameplay mechanics are working well though, so we probably won’t change them. The same goes for art direction. Sound effects, however, is mostly temporary or work-in-progress.”

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

“At the end of Early Access the game will be much richer in content – we’ll add content to the third setting and the epilogue, among other things, so it’s likely it’ll come with a slightly higher price.”

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 that we could add to the game. We also want to create a platform where everyone can talk to us about anything – starting with general ideas, through balance tweaks, finishing at new features, etc. We really think that the community will help us make the final build of Badass Hero the greatest experience possible! You can reach us through our Facebook, Twitter and here on the Steam page. We’ll keep you posted about everything new to the game.”
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February 22

Update #28 – Attention all citizens, the alien invasion continues to spread!



***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CRISIS MANAGEMENT CENTRE***

Last night our intelligence informed us that new alien military units are preparing to invade Earth – the enemy is reinforcing its assault with several classes of alien troops, the likes of which have never been seen before. It looks like command level species have arrived this time, alongside additional infantry and technological advancements.
Our field agents have sent the following descriptions:

1. Officer/Miniboss rank

Hive Guardian – a flying unit, it may resemble a hybrid of Earth’s bees and moths. Spits deadly projectiles of unknown origin. Very dangerous.



Combat Fighter – a disk-shaped aerial unit, last seen in Roswell, 1947. Armed with a powerful laser, as well as several cannons. Avoid direct confrontation.



Assault Commander – another flight-capable enemy, the last of the three miniboss-level ranked units. Moves in an irregular, unpredictable pattern. Shoots blue-colored projectiles from its four powerful cannons. Approach with extreme caution.



2. Infantry/Common rank

Two new, never before seen bio-engineered aliens – beware of their stealthy attacks. They scatter their pathogens and cause excruciating damage, which is likely to be lethal.



3. Technological aids/Traps

A new kind of energy-based trap system has also been observed. When you spot these, be agile and act fast.



CALL TO ACTION FOR ALL BADASS HEROES. EARTH NEEDS YOU!
*** Help us fight the invasion. If you see anything unusual, spot bugs or have anything to say to help us – don’t hesitate to contact your nearest Civil Defense Post here, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeGamesStudio/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/AwesomeGamesStd).

***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CRISIS MANAGEMENT CENTRE***
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January 25

Update #23 – Call to arms! The Last Stand of Earth is upon us!



We know you've been waiting for this moment for quite some time – we’re proud to say the wait is over! The third comic book – The Last Stand of Earth – is shaping up really well and we're ready to share the first part of the story with you. 🙂

Prepare to fight your way through a completely new environment, eliminate hordes of enemies and defend the Earth from aliens! The Last Stand of Earth features:

• Eleven brand new enemies to eliminate,
• Three minibosses,
• One superboss,
• An intro and outro to the comic book.

The update also introduces five new melee weapons and one small but significant change – from now on, instead of an empty hand, every Badass Hero has hold of a melee weapon. Using melee weapons has been available for some time, but the weapon was usually sheathed on our hero’s back. Holding the weapon in your hand let’s you know you can use it at anytime, and – most importantly – it looks badass!

Another small change is the introduction of new control configuration options: gamepad auto-fire, left-stick jump, and auto jump-down. Feel free to adjust it to your preference, and if you have any other suggestions about gamepad controls let us know!

Adding the third comic book means more gameplay and – we hope – more fun! 🙂 We’ve decided to keep the current price tag until February 7th – but after that the price will increase a little to $11.99/€11.99/£8.49/pуб.299/29.99 PLN

We really hope you'll enjoy The Last Stand of Earth! Tell us about your experience, your feedback means the world to us! 🙂

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeGamesStudio/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/AwesomeGamesStd) and post your comments.

Here you can watch the trailer for the new comic book:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwZXmWcDgxc

Have fun!
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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 rogue-lite action-platformer, set in a comic book universe. Experience fast-paced hit-and-run gameplay. And never do the same thing twice, thanks to procedurally generated levels and random items. All in highly refined, modern, hi-res 2D art.

Somehow chaos has entered the comic book multiverse and your whole world has gone nuts. That’s how your story starts: You’re from a long-gone era, and were once a great hero, but now things have gotten worse – your powers have been lost! Your quest is simple, yet deadly – you need to write your story anew and relive your greatest accomplishments. Order will be restored when and only when you prove you are the true Badass Hero.

Your guns are your best friends, and ink is the new gold – collect it from defeated enemies to upgrade your hero. The more dynamic and forceful your play style, the greater the rewards! There’s a cost though – stay focused at all times, or you’ll die sooner than you think.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Comic book setting – dive into comic book reality with Metal Slug inspired visuals.
  • Action platforming with 360° shooting – jump, dash, shoot, slash and blow things up like a real badass!
  • Procedurally generated levels – you’ll never know what waits for you around the corner.
  • Customizable character – take advantage of Steam Workshop and make the hero your own.
  • Permadeath with character progression – you’ll keep the collected ink even if you die.
  • Three unique comic stories to playthrough:
    - Face the awakening Evil God in "Quetzalcoatl’s Awakening",
    - Defeat the Nazis in "Operation Crimson Dusk",
    - Defend the Earth from alien invasion in "The Last Stand of Earth".
  • Lots of game-changing items and weapons – wreak havoc on your enemies with shotguns, machine guns, rocket launchers and other firearms. Don’t forget about defense too – choose the best armor possible!

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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