CounterAttack is a side scrolling space shooter (shmup). Team up or fight solo, 1 - 4 player local or up to 8 players online coop, unlock upgrades, use powerful ultimate abilities, enhance your ship the way you want, and save the Earth from annihilation.
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Apr 21, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“CounterAttack is in a very playable state with lots of content but we aren't done adding new stuff! There are also a few big changes we would like to finish before the full release including a UI redesign, 4 player local coop, and the ability to mix local coop with online play.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“If all goes well CounterAttack should be out of Early Access by October/November 2017.”

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

“The full version will include more levels, more weapons, more attachments, a better UX, Steam trading cards, Steam achievements, and more streamlined multiplayer.

We're also entertaining the idea of doing voice overs for all of the dialog. We'll see if this is a feature everybody wants and if we should spend our time on it.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is very playable with single player, local coop, and online multiplayer. All of the levels aren't finished yet but the game is beatable in both easy and hard mode. Limited achievements are also in place, as well as steam stats. A few leader boards exist but we plan on adding more as time goes on.”

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

“While CounterAttack is in Early Access it will be sold at a discounted amount.”

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

“We hope to incorporate as much feedback from the community as possible. CounterAttack wouldn't be what it is today without the feedback from all of the testers. Thank you very much to everybody that has helped so far! And thank you in advanced for the feedback you're going to leave.”
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November 13

1.0 Announcement

The next major update to CounterAttack will be v1.0. This means CounterAttack will leave early access.

CounterAttack has come a long way since the initial early access release. There is more content, better replayability, improved multiplayer, player generated content, and overall a more polished experience. Because of this, the full launch price will be higher than the early access price.

The price change will occur when 1.0 is released.

During early access there have been various exploits and bugs fixed which caused all kinds of unfair advantages. Because of this I will be clearing the high score boards when 1.0 is released.

The exact release date for 1.0 is "when it's ready" - I'll try to keep everybody updated.

Also, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks for everybody that helped testing and reporting bugs. Thank you so much everybody!

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September 5

Update - v0.21.4

The new version v0.21.4 is mostly bugfixes and optimizations. Thanks to all of those that found and reported bugs!

Additions
4 new space station parts in level editor

Fixes
Fixed custom controller loadouts not saving/loading
Fixed item mod wep / wep mod duplication issue

Changes & Improvements
Chaos explosions are more transparent
Plasma Field damage scale reduced by 10%
Drone projectiles damage scale reduced by 10%
Increased Nightmare mode spawn amount
MIRV missiles mini missile damage increased by 20%
MIRV missile mini missile count reduced from 4->3
Missile optimizations
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About This Game

Introduction
CounterAttack is a scrolling space shooter with lots of upgrades and interesting levels.

Earth is under attack! The Automations, humanity's own creation, have rebelled. They will stop at nothing short of the complete destruction of their former masters. There is but one hope, the experimental space fighter program. Fight solo or team up for intense coop action, 1 - 4 player locally or 2 - 8 players online, unlock upgrades, use powerful ultimate abilities, enhance your ship the way you want, and save the Earth from annihilation.



Key Features
  • Customize your ship by choosing the weapons and upgrades that fit your play style
  • 2-8 Players Online
  • 1-4 Players local Co-op
  • Cross platform multiplayer, PC, Linux, Mac
  • 8 Playable characters each with a unique ship
  • Each ship has a powerful unique special ability
  • Tons of ship upgrades allowing a huge number of combinations
  • 300+ attachments ranging from engine turbos to full weapon conversions
  • A choose your own path story mode with 26 levels
  • Endless survival mode; how long can you last?



The CounterAttack
Play as one of 8 heroes while you defend the Earth from the Automaton invasion. Each ship has a unique ult, players can customize their ship with unlockables and attachments, as well as a combination powerup system which allows personalized weapons and attacks. Create new weapons by combining attachments.



Fight crazy bosses

Each level has its own boss, with some secret levels and bosses. Unlock new weapons and upgrades by beating some levels or accomplishing difficult tasks.



Choose from the 7 pilots

Each pilot has a unique ship and ultimate weapon. Ayumi has the Tactical Nuke, Biff as the Big Biff Laser, Marcus has the Mesonwave, Joe has Overcharge, Sarah has the Quantium Shield, Sloane has the Fighter Squadron, and Carl has the Plasma Strike.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 / ATI 4650
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 760 / ATI HD 7950
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM

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