Operation: Harsh Doorstop is an Unreal Engine powered shooter sandbox similar to mod-friendly games like Ravenfield and Garry's Mod but with roots in tactical shooters like Squad and Arma III. Our game is entirely donation funded, completely free, and has full Steam workshop support!
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Very Positive (690) - 83% of the 690 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (13,279) - 75% of the 13,279 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 15, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access is the only way this game can be made. You have no idea how small our team is, how little our resources are, and how long it has taken us to get this far.

Building an entire game that we launch 100% completed day one? That isn't an option for us. Seriously, it just straight up isn't possible.

But... if we start small and build this project slowly over time, using community feedback to steer us in the right direction? That works.

That's why we're in early access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The only answer to this question... is that we will be in early access for as long as we need to be. The more that people spread the word, donate, or contribute to development... the faster we'll release out of early access. However, I have no intention to rush that process.”

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

“Our ultimate objective is to create a game that has all the same standard features you would expect from a typical multiplayer sandbox shooter. Vehicles, a variety of game modes, a mission editor, and hopefully more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the game is at our first major milestone... a fully fleshed out first person shooter with a focus on infantry gameplay. The game currently includes single player missions, cooperative game modes, multiplayer servers, mod support, and most other features you'd expect from a standard first person shooter. As time goes on, we intend to continue expanding on these features.”

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

“The game will be free. Forever. Patreon members and paid supporters may be granted access to alpha builds of the game, however Operation: Harsh Doorstop will never cost money to play.”

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

“Our community IS the development process. Our games have all started as community projects, and they will end as community projects.

If you are interested in helping to develop our games, please contact us. Community feedback is critical to our work, and we welcome anyone who is willing to help.”
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About This Game

What is Operation: Harsh Doorstop?

Operation: Harsh Doorstop is a completely free and donation funded Unreal Engine project with full support for modifications, single-player play, co-operative play, competitive multiplayer play, and Steam workshop! Our game is similar to other mod-friendly games like Ravenfield and Garry's Mod but with roots in military simulation games like Squad and Arma III. This means while the base un-modified game will play more like Squad or Insurgency: Sandstorm, modified versions of the game can be like anything else you can imagine.

Defending against an alien invasion in the "Troopers" mod for Operation: Harsh Doorstop.

How much does Operation: Harsh Doorstop cost?

Operation: Harsh Doorstop is a free game. Our community members can donate to help fund development, but we still believe in making our game freely accessible to everyone. Not only is this important to us as a statement against corporate greed, but we also feel that game communities are healthier (and larger) when games are more accessible.

A full squad assaults a flag while playing "Khafji" in Operation: Harsh Doorstop.

Is this game a tactical shooter?

Operation: Harsh Doorstop has strong roots in tactical shooter games such as Project Reality, Squad, and Red Orchestra (including multiple developers from those projects who have also worked on this game) however Operation: Harsh Doorstop has a much stronger emphasis on mod-ability and flexibility (similar to games such as Arma.) Ultimately we encourage everyone to play the game as you'd prefer to play it, and we intend to continue implementing additional parameters that allow players to customize their experience to their own liking.

Assaulting the urban district while playing "Khafji" in Operation: Harsh Doorstop.

When will Operation: Harsh Doorstop be finished?

As long as the community continues to donate and support our development, Operation: Harsh Doorstop will be continually updated. Moreover, we have built Operation: Harsh Doorstop in such a way that even if development ceases at any point, the community could continue developing it independently through Steam Workshop. The goal is to create a game that lasts forever.

A heavy machine gunner laying down fire in Operation: Harsh Doorstop.

Thank you so much for following our project, and we hope to see you on the battlefield soon.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 / AMD FX-8320
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 270X (or equivalent with at least 2 GB of VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microphone for voice communications
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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