Fight to regain control of secret weapons base Arch City and rescue the scientists trapped inside. Overcome rogue defense systems and discover the corruption's source. Equip your Human Operated Remote Droid - H.O.R.D. - with technology reclaimed from battle and build the ultimate soldier.
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April 28

V 1.0.5 Point Defense Fix



Fixed game breaking bug that would cause your game to crash if you died with the Point Defense Drone equiped twice in a row.

Fixed a bug that caused the video line overlay to stutter along the x-axis when it should only be scrolling along the y axis.

Workaround for the 'black screen on Stage 9' bug has been implemented. Check the Bugs & Glitches forum thread if you are having this problem.
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March 25

V 1.0.4 Power Spanner / Gamepad Tutorial / Balancing



This update is again aimed at gamepad users. Players will now receive gamepad specific instructions from NPCs in the QC Labs tutorial stages.

I've also got a tasty new weapon for everyone, it's called the Power Spanner and it's an ultra-heavy melee weapon that slows enemies on hit! Expect high resource costs and a slow rate of fire.

There has been another solid round of balancing changes intended to reduce the difficulty, especially for the later stages. A and S ranks should be much easier to obtain, so go grab those items you missed!

V 1.0.4 Major Changes:

New Melee Weapon: WrenchIt Power Spanner - big damage, big cost, slows enemies
Buffed: JLP Crossbow Bolt Storm had it's Energy costs reduced and fire rate increased
Buffed: Healing pads heal player for much more at lower levels
Nerfed: Enemy Spawners leveling up speed increased (takes longer for Spawners to pump out heavies like Slicebot and Droids)
Nerfed: Enemy Spawners spawn rate reduced
Nerfed: Explosion damage scaling reduced

Increased Par Time on most stages, making it easier to get higher ranks. Most of the hardest stages will be easier to S Rank.
Changed enemy statusbars to only appear once they have been damaged, reducing visual clutter.
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Reviews

“Kite is a very impressive dungeon crawling bullet hell sci-fi action RPG wrapped up in the shell of a classic twin stick shooter”
- – Alpha Beta Gamer

“An isometric “Contra”. Direct influences were SNES titles like “The Chaos Engine”, “SmashTV” and “Zombies Ate my Neighbours”. Kite is right up there with it’s role models and enhances the genre of shoot ‘em ups with it’s RPG elements, fast paced gameplay and perfect controls.”
- – Slack-O-Tastic Magazine

“Kite is a fast-paced top-down shoot ’em up beaming with retro flair.”
8/10 – VgamerZ

About This Game

After the revolution, humanity’s efforts to meld cold robotics and nature have paid off. Earth has revitalized itself – and now the global utopia once thought impossible has become a reality. This bio-mechanical paradise has emerged thanks in no small part to a steady disarmament campaign.



Yet even in times of absolute peace, shadowy secrets lurk. Several weapon research facilities remain operational; hidden from the public eye, they’re kept alive as an ‘insurance policy’ against unforeseen threats. Within these clandestine halls, scientists work tirelessly to design powerful combat systems never before imagined by humankind. When a security breach threatens one of these facilities (Arch City), you’ll take control of the most advanced hardware ever developed: a Human-Operated Remote Droid prototype.

Elite pilots of the advanced H.O.R.D. chassis are tasked with blasting through endless squads of rebellious bots. These aren't just your average Serve N' Show bots either - Charge Bots, Slice Bots, Bouncing Betties, Crab Bots, and Hyper Turrets, to name a few. Surviving that maelstrom, well, no one has made it. Yet.



Can You Kite?

The best of the best know how to fight the toasters without taking damage. By running away from charging enemies while blasting backwards at them, a well equipped H.O.R.D. pilot can keep their distance while unloading ordnance down range. This gun-play-ballet is known as 'kiting' and mastering it will serve you well against any foe, but especially:

Pingbot: Pingbots come in threes and wind up sniper shots. They are pretty easy to predict and have an extremely slow attack, but left alone they can ping down targets.

Medbot: The ultimate companion, this self sufficient side piece will heal itself and whatever it’s guarding. Players may unlock Medbot in the Workshop for themselves, but they will also face off against enemy Medbots who can turn any unit into a damage soaking beast!

Gatbot: With a slow turret tracking speed players can out-circle it’s main guns, but Gatbot’s backup weapons often shutdown the best laid plans. Full support from a Point Defense and Medbot turn this mobile bruiser into an unstoppable bullet hose.

And many more...



  • Massive destructible pixel art environments.
  • Frenzied objective based combat.
  • All-original Synthwave soundtrack and 3D SFX.
  • Rescue scientists to unlock 100+ crafting designs.
  • 76-point skill tree chalk full of synergies.
  • Grow a swarm of friendly mini-bots to help dominate.
  • Flexible scoring system rewards thorough players & speed runners.
  • Crushing enemy lineup of droids, turrets, & huge bosses!
  • 20 Steam Achievements to unlock!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel I-3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel I-5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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