Rick Henderson is an endless horizontal-scrolling shoot 'em up with infinite replayability, a true homage to 16-bit shooters wrapped in graphics we all loved. Twitch your fingers through five enemy factions and their bosses, upgrade your ship and try to survive through unpredictable space events.
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Positive (14) - 100% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 23, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want to be completely transparent with the development of my game, share everything with gamers who are willing to enter the Early Access and let everyone express their opinion on features and how we can make them better, together.

Insight that i will be able to get by people other than me playing the game is priceless.

Game probably needs a lot of balancing for weapons, enemies and bosses so this is the only way to tweak things properly, with the help of community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Porting for Xbox, PS4, Switch is currently being done, it will be released simultaneously with those releases.”

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

“The game is currently finished, you may get it at this price as long as the Early Access lasts.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?


Current Early Access version contains:

■ Three player ships with different special abilities and stats
■ 40 different enemies
■ 6 levels
■ 5 bosses in three variations each (15 bosses total) + final big boss
■ 27 weapons
■ 292 unique waves
■ 5 random events (Warp Malfunction, Asteroid Field, Minefield, Laser Barrage, Meteor Storm)
■ 25 perks to choose from at the end of each level
■ Boss Raid mode
■ Tutorial
■ Leaderboards”

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

“Yes, it will be a bit cheaper in Early Access.”

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

“I plan on using Community Hub and Discord for discussions and suggestions.

Once again, i have to point out the importance of Gamer/Developer communication which will allow us to make the perfect game together.

Please be kind and patient, i'm only one guy making the entire game :)”
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“Rick Henderson is paying a big tip of the hat towards old school 16-bit shoot ‘em ups.”
6/10 – Zeepond

About This Game

■ Infinite replayability, with waves hand crafted with love ♥
■ Standard and Hard mode for both casual and players that are up for a challenge
■ Boss Raid mode
■ Tutorial
■ 3 player ships, each with their own special ability to match your play style
■ 27 weapons. Use Bullet, Energy or Missile weapons against Unarmored, Armored or Shielded enemies to different effects
■ 25 perks to upgrade your ship
■ More than 40 enemies split into 5 factions
■ 5 bosses, each in three variations for total of 15 challenging baddies to challenge your skills + final big boss.
■ Fun scoring system for both casual and hardcore players: score multipliers, grazing, ranks and perk bonuses
■ Beautiful golden days of 16-bit games pixelart graphics
■ One color mode for visually impaired
■ Blood pumping synthwave music

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT710/AMD RX550
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 880 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Not required
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 750Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 880 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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