Scientific Shutdown is a top-down arcade shooter in which you find yourself kidnapped by Dr Hans Trottelstein, the mad scientist, to test the deadliness of his latest batch of rock monsters. With help from up to three friends, how many simulated environments can YOU survive?
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Jul 31, 2021

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About This Game

Doctor Hans B. Trottlestein (scientist extraordinaire!) has been conducting some entirely ethical and perfectly controlled tests* in order to observe the prowess of his dazzling biological creations before he releases them into the wild. And you just so happen to be the latest and luckiest test subj- I mean volunteer to help him determine their effectiveness.

*Dr. Trottlestein and related parties reserve the right to deny all wrongdoing in the event that testing is proved to be inhumane or be in contravention of the World Peace Bill.

Alone – or with friends – you must fight your way through waves of these creatures in environments specially created by the good doktor to test how well they’d do in helping him take over the world! Survive it all, and the Dr. has promised you your freedom…

Fight for your Survival!

Endure wave-after-wave of Rock Monster Mayhem. Trottelstein’s terrors need field-testing, and you’re just the right involuntary subject for the job. Survive to the end to ensure your freedom.

The Right Tools for the Job!

Access an Arsenal of Arms against your Antagonists! Choose from a variety of weapons to fight your foes with, from Rifles to Railguns, and Shotguns to Swords. There’s an offensive tool for every occasion.

Repel the Hordes!

Not all monsters are created equal, some are even more monstrous. Besides your bog-standard rock creature, be prepared to fight against faster, stronger, and even ranged variants.

Where will you fight?

Suffer Simulated Scenarios that’ll Strain your Sanity! Trottelstein has prepared for you a selection of digital environments designed to test the limits of his rocky horrors. Be warned, these simulations are far from stable; prepare for ‘problems’.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 650, Radeon HD6870, or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 770, Radeon HD 7970, or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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