Hijack Overdrive is a fast-paced action game where you steal enemy vehicles mid-combat to fight back. Jump from gunship to gunship in order to pilot your makeshift fleet through the enemy forces. It's a unique genre-mix of Platformer, Shootemup, and a bit of Towerdefense.
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May 26, 2023
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About This Game

Why blow up an enemy vehicle when you can steal it?
Why stay in 1 vehicle when you can pilot a small fleet?


Hijack Overdrive is a fast-paced action game where you steal enemy vehicles mid-combat to fight back. You'll have to jump from vehicle to vehicle in order to grow and maintain your self-acquired-fleet as you pilot them single-handedly through the enemy forces.
It's a unique genre-mix of Platformer, Shootemup, and a bit of Towerdefense.

Key Features

  • Innovative new game concept that combines platforming with shootemup gameplay in a truly unique way.
  • Tons of different vehicle-types.
  • Steal, dismantle and built vehicles, and take them to other missions.
  • Assemble your own personal fleet to lead assaults into the monster realm!
  • Defeat big boss-monsters.
  • Unique scoring system by breakdancing on vehicles.

Story

You’re part of a small resistance fighting against a tyrant set on world domination. His quest for power has led him to look beyond your world in search of the elusive monster-realm and the power it contains.
He must be stopped before it is too late, but his forces vastly outnumber the resistance's. In a last effort, "operation Hijack Overdrive" has been set in motion.
Now all hope rests on your shoulders, as you’ve been trained and equipped to turn the enemies’ numbers against them!

Gameplay

At it's core Hijack Overdrive is a tactical side-scrolling platformer. Staying in 1 vehicle will often mean the death of you, so you’re constantly on the move, stealing different vehicles, creating a small fleet on the fly, all while dodging enemy fire.
Depending on what you decide to do, a vehicle can be an enemy, an ally, a platform, or a shield.
You decide how you want to tackle each situation, but you’ll have to think fast.

Garage

You’re stationed in a base near the front line, from there you will start each mission.
After completing a mission, the vehicles you acquired get added to the garage in your base.
You can use any vehicle from your base to start a mission with, and even summon one when in a pickle.
There’s also a unique challenge for each vehicle type in your garage, so try to collect them all!
Grow your own personal fleet and use them on special missions where you’ll need every last one of them!
You can redo completed missions at any time to get more vehicles in your garage. (and obtain the ones you missed)

Update: New SHOOTER MODE

You can now also play the game in Shooter-mode, where the fleet-management-by-tactical-platforming-aspect has been replaced by more traditional shootemup gameplay (but still with the unique hijacking aspect of the game).
The original game-mode is now called Fleet-mode.

But ofcourse, nothing is stopping you from playing the game in both modes!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7 or newer
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Intended for screen aspect 16:9
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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