Classic shoot’em up action in modern 3D! Blast off to take down hordes of infected aliens and dreadful machines programmed on waging an intergalactic war against mankind!
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Positive (33) - 81% of the 33 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 31, 2018

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October 29, 2018

Update News: V1.1.0 is here!

Rigid Force Alpha V1.1.0 is now available! With this update you'll get the following new features and improvements:

  • New Languages: UI texts are now also available in Spanish, French and Italian!
  • Difficulty Adjustments: All difficulty levels have been reworked according to community feedback. Easy difficulty is now much more beginner-friendly, while Medium and Hard have received some additional detail adjustments.
  • Bonus Credits: Receive additional Credits for the Main Mission for each hour played!
  • Stage Selection: On 'Easy' you can now select the stage you want to start from! All stages you have already played through are available as entry point.
  • Improved Controller Support: With Steam Input you can now use all controllers supported by the Steam Client with Rigid Force Alpha! For further information please refer to the Steam documentation.

Bugfixes & Improvements:
  • Rendering: Fixed a rendering bug that caused display problems in non-16:9 resolutions.
  • Balancing: All possibilities for infinite score farming have been removed. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Balancing: Some score values have been adjusted for Main Mission.
  • Balancing: Items now move a little slower and can be collected more easily.
  • General improvements of performance.

If you have any feedback or questions please feel free to contact us via the forum or drop us a mail at!

Have a spooky Halloween...!
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September 19, 2018

Update: Patch to V1.0.3

The patch to V1.0.3 is now available! This release brings you the following improvements:

  • Player HP display added on easy and medium difficulty level.
  • Arcade/Boss Rush: The current round can now be restarted comfortably via the pause menu.
  • The game now automatically switches to pause mode when controller connection is lost.
  • Enemies and destructible objects will no longer add to score during an ongoing boss battle.
  • Force Shards are now evenly distributed around their center in front/backward modes.
  • Added additional particle effects to sandfalls in Stage 3 (Vurgos).

  • Interface scaling problems in window mode have been fixed.
  • Clicking message box buttons now works fine in all screen resolutions.
  • Arcade mode: Item containers are no longer blocked by energy bombs.
  • Various bug fixes for controllers implemented.
  • General improvements of performance and stability.

And just in case you missed the previously released hotfixes: D-Pad controls for your controller as well as an option to adjust the deadzone of the analog stick have also been added.

We hope you will enjoy these improvements. If you have any feedback or support requests please feel free to contact us via the forum or drop us a mail at!
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“Rigid Force Alpha is the best R-Type-esque game I've ever played.”
4/5 – Honest Gamers

“This is everything you love about side scrolling shoot 'em ups. But in glorious 2018 graphics, and an incredible soundtrack too.”
9/10 – Gaming Couch Potato

“A beautiful, engaging experience and one that brings me back to my youth”
8/10 – Invision Community

About This Game


Rigid Force Alpha breathes new life into the classic side-scrolling shooter genre with its lovingly hand-crafted 3D models, stunning environments, detailed effects and an electrifying Synthwave soundtrack.


Arm your fighter with numerous upgradeable weapon systems and supplemental Force Shards! Collect Energy Orbs to fill up your energy supply and eventually unleash an extremely powerful blast against your foes!


Battle it out against huge swarms of enemies, heavy gunships, laser wielding mechs and giant alien creatures. Every enemy has its own unique and challenging strategy, from the tiniest creature up to the largest boss.


Just in case the extensive, action-packed Main Mission is not enough for you, try the challenging Arcade and Boss Rush Modes, defend your ranking in the global leaderboards and grab all 40 achievements. Everything is prepared for countless hours of shooting fun!


  • Classic side-scrolling shoot’em up action with modern 3D graphics
  • Unique weapon and power-up systems
  • Lots of different enemies, challenging mid-bosses and huge end bosses
  • Exciting story mode with animated cutscenes and full voice-overs
  • Additional Arcade and Boss Rush game modes
  • Six different action-packed stages
  • Challenging but fair gameplay
  • Adjustable difficulty level - for beginners to experienced players
  • Leaderboards and achievements
  • Gamepad and rumble support
  • Original synthwave soundtrack by DREAMTIME featuring Michael Chait

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 GHz Quad Core or comparable
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 700 or comparable
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad Core or comparable
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or comparable
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended

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