I Hate Running Backwards is a never-ending adrenaline packed shoot'em down roguelite that puts the emphasis on destruction and fighting never ending waves of enemies while time traveling through procedurally generated worlds!
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Mostly Positive (26) - 76% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 22, 2018
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June 13

Play I Hate Running Backwards online!



For those of you who don't have the chance to gather with friends in local co-op - our friends from Parsec gaming have solution for you!

By using "Parsec" gaming software, you can have two people from anywhere in the world connect to one PC and turn any local co-op game into an online multiplayer. :IHRBRocket:

As long as you don't live too far apart from your friend, and have a decent internet connection, you will experience almost no input delay.
Setting it up is really easy - so we made a short tutorial video on how to do so!

https://youtu.be/rf6Mio2py48

Join us on Discord to find new friends to play with! :)

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June 1

Update 1.0.3 - Re-Armed!


Hello runners! We're bringing you a new update with some new fixes, tweaks, and upgrades to make your runs faster and the gameplay experience that much more fun!

Let's get cooking! What's on the menu today:

-Character rebalance and updates - we changed the stats on some characters and fine-tuned some of their abilities
-Added Mojo buckets to vehicle events to make them more interesting and give you the chance to get even more Mojo
-Hardcore mode is unlocked for all the characters once you finish a loop with any character
-New mojo collection effect
-Fixed achievements - the issues with the achievements have been fixed, especially "Winter is coming"
-Improved game save - it won't reset now when the game is started from another PC
-Jackslayer achievement now unlocks the character Bullet
-Backhand achievement now unlocks the Gravity Gun weapon
-Trasher achievement now unlocks the Orbital Strike weapon
-Dumpster Dave location moved to Molty Python level
-Added tooltips to locked curses
-Added tooltips to projectiles
-Added tutorials for new players
-New loading screens with hints
-UghZan and UghZanTank have been made easier for normal mode
-New night and day lights on environments
-Added more training balls to the lobby
-Lava Golem curse now locks-in before shooting
-Added character stats

Have fun with the update. And don't forget to join us on Discord!
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Reviews

“I Hate Running Backwards is a much needed and refreshing tribute to the classic arcade shoot 'em up, that, in spite of a few odd difficulty spikes, is highly addictive and absolutely worth the time spent—and at times lost—to it.”
8/10 – CGMagazine

“Bright, chaotic in all the best ways, and always surprising.”
8/10 – PCPowerPlay

“Playing it brings nothing but joy, even when you're dying time and time again. It's fast-paced, frantic and fun, just how a shooter should be. And it's got the brilliant sense of humour that runs though all Serious Sam games. While it's enjoyable when played alone, it's best enjoyed in co-op. So, grab a friend, get them sat on the couch next to you, and run backwards like a maniac. You'll both have a blast.”
8/10 – Game Spew

UPDATE 1.0.3 - RE-ARMED!


-Character rebalance and updates - we changed the stats on some characters and fine-tuned some of their abilities
-Added Mojo buckets to vehicle events to make them more interesting and give you the chance to get even more Mojo
-Hardcore mode is unlocked for all the characters once you finish a loop with any character
-New mojo collection effect
-Fixed achievements - the issues with the achievements have been fixed, especially "Winter is coming"
-Improved game save - it won't reset now when the game is started from another PC
-Jackslayer achievement now unlocks the character Bullet
-Backhand achievement now unlocks the gravity gun weapon
-Trasher achievement now unlocks the orbital strike weapon
-Dumpster Dave location moved to Molty Python level
-Added tooltips to locked curses
-Added tooltips to projectiles
-Added tutorials for new player
-New loading screens with hints
-UghZan and UghZanTank have been made easier for normal mode
-New night and day lights on environments
-Added more training ballz to the lobby
-Lava Golem curse now locks-in before shooting
-Difficulty scaling on baby mode is reduced a bit
-Added character stats

UPDATE 1.0.1 - BALANCE!


-Baby mode gives you the opportunity to explore the game world and experience it at your own pace.
-Increase of Ammo pickup spawn chances to give you all the firepower you can ever need!
-Increased the size of colliders on the spider enemies to make them easier to hit.
-Ultimate abilities now have a cool new tune when they charge up.
-Humvee won't get stuck on buildings anymore.
-Shortcuts now remain open after you leave the game to making easier to reach new environments when you fire up the game next time.
-Shortcuts now glow making them easier to spot.
-All curse altars are visible from the start but we put locks on the levers until you unlock them.
-Added text when activating curses to make it clear when they have been activated.
-A huge set of bug fixes tweaks and optimizations.

About This Game


I Hate Running Backwards is a never-ending adrenaline packed shoot'em down roguelite that puts the emphasis on destruction and fighting never ending waves of enemies while time traveling through procedurally generated, fully destructible worlds! Pick your character and blast away enemies with a high powered arsenal of shotguns, lasers, rocket launchers, singularity cannons and other weapons! Get stronger by earning perks to decimate challenging bosses along the way.

Sam and friends get stuck in mixed space-time continuum and have to battle the giant Ugh-Zan, this time reincarnated as a giant mech, and his armada of deadly monsters. The battle will take them across different time periods and environments - from Aztec jungles to the deserts of Egypt with a deadly boss awaiting at the end of each environment.

Intense never-ending action will have you destroying wave after wave of enemies on your way to the final boss. You think you're done when you do? Think again! The game loops and sends even tougher enemies at you. Lucky for you that the arsenal of weapons you pick up along the way is more than enough to help you deal with the threat.

KEY FEATURES
  • Swing like you mean it! - Deflect rockets, bullets, bombs and cannon balls by swinging your mighty melee weapon! Destroy enemies with it! Destroy the environment with it! The more you swing, the more fun it gets!
  • Do you feel special, punk? - Break Special Weapon crates to get one of more than 40 Special Weapons in the game, ranging from the Shrapnel Umbrella to the allmighty Jericho!
  • Are you Serious? - Play as Sam “Serious” Stone, or other action game heroes in an endless mega-epic battle to destroy as many aliens and monsters as possible. If you’re going down, how many can you take with you?
  • Shoot ‘em down! - Turn the shoot ‘em up genre upside down with Sam doing what he hates the most - running backwards!
  • Monsters! Monsters everywhere! - Fight against horde after horde of enemies! Endless waves of monsters are coming straight for you! How long can you survive?
  • More powah! - Collect power ups that give you additional edge in combat!
  • Who’s with me? - Fight side by side with a friend in the couch co-op multiplayer mode for 2 players. Remember to leave some ammo for your buddy.
  • Who else is with me? - Unlock various and unique characters that bring their own special abilities to the battlefield.
  • Destructible environment - Watch as you and your foes destroy everything in your path while battling each other.
  • Guns blazin’ - Dual wield your weapons to glory! Combine Main and Special weapons and turn yourself into the ultimate death machine!


Are you a Twitch streamer? Good news! I Hate Running Backwards has a unique twist for you!
Activate Kill the Streamer mode and let your Twitch chat spawn enemies to try and kill you!

KEY TWITCH FEATURES
  • Spawn hordes of enemies! - Your Twitch chat can spam numbers to spawn enemies that rush to kill you!
  • Shoot The Drone - Use the Twitch drone to shoot at the Streamer!
  • Spawn Werebulls! - Spawn mighty werebulls to rush the Streamer and kill him even faster!
  • Custom Twitch Chat Leaderboard! - A leaderboard for the best Streamer killers out there!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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