Rescue hostages, disarm bombs and save the day in this old school, action side-scroller with retro graphics and retro sensibilities. Coop MP Included.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (38) - 86% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (158) - 92% of the 158 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 17, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is awesome as it lets us show our in-progress game to our awesome fans and work on it together with them.

It also lets us test the multiplayer features of the game in a real world context, with players spread around the globe and unpredictable events, configurations, controllers and playing styles.

We used Early Access for our previous release - Door Kickers (2013-2014) - and it proved that shaping the final game together with the community, involving the players, listening to their feedback and ideas - while keeping your core design in mind - is the best way to produce an enduring and genre defining game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be in Early Access for 6 to 8 months - up to July 2018.”

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

“Our development plan involves regular updates, at least once a month. The FINAL version should include the following changes:

Major Features:
- Character Development
- Boss enemies
- Level Editor

Minor Features:
- Leaderboards

Content:
- 1 NEW Player Class: Recon (total 4 classes)
- 6 usable weapons per player class
- 60 playable levels
- 17 non-boss enemies”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is very playable and fun to play, but there's content and features to be added.

The current content is:
- Single Player and Cooperative Multiplayer (online and couch coop)
- 3 Player Classes: Assaulter/Breacher/Shield
- 3 unique weapons per class
- 3 usable, common, gear items
- 24 levels
- 8 enemies
- 1 non enemy NPC
- 3 mission types”

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

“There will be a ~20% price increase after Early Access ends.”

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

“We have strong communication channels via email, forums, steam community and always answer to all feedback in person. We also hold regular polls on game features and what we should focus our development on, according to the game players.

Our plan is to launch regular updates - at least once a month - and implement player feedback as soon as possible.”
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December 22, 2017

Christmas Update



New Content and Changes in v0.5.19

+ 2 new enemies: Molotov Manny and Fanatic Frankie

+ 2 new special abilities: Dragon Breath Rounds and SMG Assault
+ Leaderboards (single player / coop)
+ 2 more in-game soundtracks
+ 6 new missions
+ Wounded Cop NPC


+ Changed mission target bomb artwork
+ Added Christmas... Easter egg
+ Updated older levels
+ You can now throw grenades from ladders in all directions (keep left/right/down when throwing)
+ Grenades can be thrown through windows now (Breaching Charge still sticks)
+ Updated weapons on some enemies
+ Updated graphics (tileset, explosions, characters)
+ Enemies that are too close get pushed away
+ Added hostage voices
+ Added crows here and there, and rats, lots of rats
+ Added cool "Spawn" and "Reinforcement Called" animations
+ Removed class selection after dying and respawning

Bugfixes

+ Fixed: dying when passing through doors resulted in transparent corpse
+ Fixed: changed breaching charge on horizontal glass damage rule
+ Fixed: rare "level finished" message while enemies still coming in through doors
+ Fixed: hostage kill not counted when used as human shield by Leader Lemmy
+ Fixed: minor AI glitches when the enemy lost target
+ Fixed: sometimes enemies could shoot you even if in cover mode
+ Fixed: Sniper Support shooting dead targets (if killed after enemy marked as sniper target)
+ Fixed: Sniper targets weren't counted as kills for the player that activated the Sniper Assist
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December 2, 2017

Update v0.5.18

Content update is still coming in December!

Changes in this version:
+ Added CHAT (press ENTER to open chat interface during Online COOP)
+ Fixed rare network disconnect message when finishing a mission in coop
+ Added CRC check on important files. When modding the game one can only play with peers having the same mod enabled (Network error was shown before)
+ Added new "ready" sounds for Assaulter in player selection screen
+ Sniper support kills alert nearby enemies
+ Damage over Time frags (eg. fire from flashbangs) give the player Strategic Points now
+ Fixed grenades and barrel napalm lumps falling from hidden rooms when exiting the room too early
+ Fixed small bug that allowed the player to win a level when shooting the last and only hostage
+ When kicking down a door enemies will hear it and get alerted on both sides of the door now
+ Fixed Suicide Bomber damage on players with armor (more deadly)
+ Fixed breaching charge explosion damage and enemy alert events
+ Melee now hits enemies that are really close too
+ Fixes a bug where close enemies wouldn't get pushed back by melee
+ Fixed some errors in some of the levels (errors reported by players)
+ Changed the order of some levels based on their difficulty
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About This Game

Door Kickers: Action Squad is an old school side scroller action game that puts you in the role of a SWAT trooper and sends you to deal with bad guys in various locales of Nowhere City USA.

Chose your gear wisely then kick the doors down and face the outlaws. Master weapons recoil and time your reloads, use distance and cover to your advantage and, most importantly, know your enemy and deal with him accordingly.

And when it gets too hard, bring over a friend to help.


Quick Points for current version

  • Couch and Network Cooperative Multiplayer
  • High detail retro graphics
  • 3 playable characters, each with unique gameplay
  • non linear levels and unpredictable enemies
  • over 20 weapons and gear items
  • 8 enemy types and 2 game objectives

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D Accelerated 128MB Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D Accelerated 512MB Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
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