HROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.
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Release Date:
Jan 29, 2021

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By Ѕtеам 250 January 29, 2021

“HROT was a member of the Hidden Gems until December 13th, 2021.”

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want to build the world of HROT with your help and also give you a chance to play the already finished and polished levels early! All while I collect your valuable feedback to make the game even better.

During the Early Access period, I'll periodically update the game and introduce new features and content to the game until it's complete.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Maybe one week. Maybe one day. Maybe eight years.”

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

“I would like to have 3 exciting campaign episodes in HROT, tons of enemies, weapons and cool stuff.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first two episodes are finished. I'm working on the third, final episode.”

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


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

“Community feedback will help me improve and perfect HROT.

Through Steam, I'll actively listen to the community during the development of HROT. So tell me how you feel about level design, gameplay elements, sound, and anything you deem important. I'll take it into account for the full game.”
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“The soviet-era gigantic sculptures, brutalist buildings, and the Quake-like world constituted of bleak low-poly and low-res textures are a marriage made in heaven.”
Save or Quit

“It inserts the cooling rods. IN MY PANTS.”
Civvie 11

“HROT, 'cos you can't spell brutalist without brutal.”
The Lady Weird Sloth Cow

About This Game

HROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.

You start in a civil defense shelter deep under a Prague Metro station. As a proud holder of the military readiness badge you know what your duty is: put on a non-functioning gas mask, load the vz. 52 pistol and protect the peace and your socialist homeland from the strange intruders.

  • The classic gameplay and vibe of romeric shooters from 1990s including a fitting brown retro aesthetic.

  • You'll find a shotgun, a vz. 13 SMG, a rocket launcher and even some secret experimental Soviet battery-powered weapon. If you run out of ammo, you might find the hammer and sickle coming in handy.

  • Handcrafted levels inspired by real locations with an emphasis on historical details. Every level contains socialist paraphernalia which nowadays can only be found in museums or your grandma's attic (Eastern Bloc only).

  • Flushable toilets, destructible light bulbs and horses with gas/latex masks. In short, conservative values that never disappoint.

  • A custom engine written in Pascal imitating 1990s software-style rendering with unfiltered textures and polygon jitter.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Not suitable for youth under the age of 30 by decission of the commitee.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400
    • Storage: 256 MB available space

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