This 2D action-adventure is bursting with platforming thrills, metroidvania-style exploration, and gun-toting combat. Assemble a crack team of operatives, then blast your way through an idyllic paradise to bring down a mad scientist and his evil legions!
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Positive (29) - 93% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 14, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our vision with Blast Brigade was to create a 2D metroidvania platformer with a broad appeal that still packs a challenge. Now that we've reached the Early Access milestone and have a rich gaming experience to share with players, we want to take this opportunity to listen to player feedback and work together with the community to improve the game and ensure that as many players as possible can have a blast with it.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate less than six months of development time on Blast Brigade remains—including finishing the remaining chapters, polishing, and bringing the game to different platforms. Depending on player feedback from Early Access, we may adjust this as necessary until we can confidently deliver an experience that we can all enjoy and be proud of.”

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

“The full version will include all planned chapters, biomes, and quests, with a total playtime of approximately 15-25 hours (depending on player skill, pace, and completionism). We will:

  • Finetune the difficulty curve by removing difficulty spikes overall, and adjusting the difficulty curve based on player feedback
  • Rework dialogue and voice overs to deliver a thoroughly fun tale filled with adventure, exploration, and explosions
  • Improve music and audio by adding more tracks and sound effects
  • Add new quality of life features and changes based on player feedback
  • Polish the game and fix bugs where relevant

We will add the following new content during Early Access:

  • 5 interconnected biomes (bringing the total to 11)
  • 2 new fully-playable characters with special abilities (bringing the total to 4*)
  • At least 5 challenging bosses (bringing the total to at least 13)
  • At least 3 additional guns (bringing the total to at least 9)
  • New unlockables, bonuses, and upgrades

*Three characters are technically present in the Early Access phase, but Galahad will get the chance to really shine after the first content update.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of the game is fully playable and provides a polished game experience that covers approximately 40-50% of the full game and around 8-12 hours of gameplay (depending on player skill, pace, and completionism). The Early Access version of Blast Brigade features:

  • 6 diverse, interconnected biomes to explore
  • 30 different types of enemies to neutralize
  • The first half of the story unravelling Dr. Cread’s evil plot to rule the world
  • 2 fully playable characters and their abilities, and a sneak peek at the third character
  • 7 challenging bosses to defeat
  • 6 different guns to unlock and cause mayhem with
  • 14 different perks to unlock and enhance your character with
  • A base to upgrade as you progress through the story

We’re confident that you should not encounter any critical bugs and will have a fun and enjoyable experience with Blast Brigade!”

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

“We do not intend to change the full price of the game after Early Access. We are launching the game with a discount at the start of the Early Access phase and are working on additional content that is yet to be announced that will also be made available for free to Early Access buyers. The game will also be available at a discount during select Steam sales throughout the Early Access period.”

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

“We always planned to introduce Blast Brigade as an Early Access game. As such, we want to stay closely connected with players throughout this phase so we can actively receive and act on their feedback. Players can connect with each other and share their feedback via the official Blast Brigade Discord server and the Blast Brigade Steam Community. Come say hi, but most importantly... have a blast!”
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"Hollow Knight with guns." — Уютный подвальчик

“The humor, colorful aesthetic, and good game mechanics make this a title that’s worth keeping an eye on.” —

"Thanks to its colorful art direction and a will to pay tribute to 80's action flicks, this game may have the qualities needed to satisfy people in search of a nice metroidvania." —

"Blast Brigade is a humorous and “blaster-heavy” 2D action-adventure that will find many friends." —

"A very colorful Contra." — Trisha Hershberger

About This Game

Blast Brigade vs. The Evil Legion of Dr. Cread is an eye-popping 2D action-adventure inspired by the popcorn-chomping thrills of '80s action flicks. Assemble a crack team of heroes and use your platforming skills and puzzle-solving wits to traverse unique biomes, meticulously designed to encourage metroidvania-style exploration. Arm yourself with upgradeable weapons and perks, and embark on a daring mission to save the world from a mad scientist!

Get the Team Together: Switch between four heroes on the fly! Blast off with all-American hero Jeff, channel the deadly rage of Soviet agent Shura, decommission enemies as the cyborg Scotsman Galahad, and help the chakram-wielding Vortex reclaim her island from Cread's legions.

Explore a Metroidvania-inspired World: The many biomes of Dr. Cread's island may look as pretty as a postcard, but this ain't no holiday in the sun! Explore, backtrack, and trailblaze non-linear routes through gorgeous, interconnected levels towards your mission objective.

Crush Monstrous Bosses: Test your mettle in epic boss fights against hybrid monstrosities, giant robots, cyborg ninjas, and other evil minions – all baying for your blood. Make full use of your skills, weapons, and expertise if you want to survive!

Unleash Amazing Abilities: Overcome puzzles and enemies with Jeff's explosive grenade launcher, reach new areas with Shura's grappling hook, and warp around with Vortex's chakram teleporter. Use your wits as well as your fists to survive!

Save the World: Unravel the evil plans of Dr. Cread in an action-packed story campaign. Assemble the Blast Brigade, combine their skills, and storm the island to bring this heinous villain to justice – once and for all!

Blast Brigade vs. The Evil Legion of Dr. Cread is now available to play in Early Access! You can enjoy the following content right away:

Kickstart your mission with approximately 15 hours of gameplay

Recruit 3 playable heroes to the Blast Brigade: Jeff, Shura, and Galahad

Explore 6 unique biomes, from frosty mountains to golden beaches, frightening laboratories, and dense jungles

Neutralize up to 30 unique enemy types

Battle 7 different bosses, including a killer cyborg, a deadly ninja, and monstrous mutants

There’s more to come in the future! Add Blast Brigade vs. The Evil Legion of Dr. Cread to your wishlist to receive notifications about new content.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with 2GB VRAM available
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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