A rogue-lite twin-stick shooter/brawler that never plays the same twice. Collect and control 60 different characters as the body-snatching alien Parasite with a grudge against humanity. Fight to the top of the food chain: possess the President, push the Big Red Button and one-up the human race.
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Positive (29) - 100% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 3, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our players and fans have been an invaluable resource for us since the beginning of this project. We’ve always tried to get the game into their hands as soon as possible, through attending events, releasing a free demo and sharing development across social media and Discord.

We’re now looking to supercharge the development process and take it to the next level. We believe HyperParasite is a perfect match for Early Access by its own nature. The game features lots of different character classes, items/skills, secrets levels and more, thus making it incredibly re-playable. We’re looking to gather as much player feedback as possible on all aspects of the game so we can deliver a superior title at full release.

We look forward to welcoming players to the development process.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

HyperParasite won’t be in Early Access forever. We aim to release the full game in Q1 2020.”

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

“We plan to add the following:

  • Lots more playable character classes, each with its own unique attacks and gameplay style
  • Dozens of skills and items
  • Other main levels
  • Additional sub-levels
  • More secret rooms
  • More mini-bosses
  • More deranged bosses

The game will keep evolving during the Early Access period and we’ll consider it final only once everything is fully balanced.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build contains

  • Dozens of different playable character classes
  • 3 main levels
  • 4 sub-levels
  • X secret rooms
  • 10 different mini-bosses
  • 3 deranged bosses
  • Single Player / Co-Op modes

All core mechanics have been implemented, but we still need feedback from players to better balance stats and values.

Players may experience some bugs and glitches here and there, but the game is in a fully playable state, and we’ll work hard to fix any problem that may arise.”

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

“The price for the full release is expected to be higher than the price for Early Access.

We’ll be incrementally increasing the price during Early Access phase and this will correspond with the new content (characters, levels, etc.) updates, thus reaching full price once the game is ready to be released.”

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

“Alongside our Community Manager and Co-Publisher (Hound Picked Games), our development team will be actively and directly interacting with the community via Steam Forums, User Groups, Social Media and Discord. All feedback will be considered on merit and the community will be keep up to date regularly.

Official Website: http://www.hyperparasite.com
Discord: http://discord.gg/XgZkz6X
Twitter:https://twitter.com/_Troglobytes_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HyperParasiteGame
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August 20

HyperParasite Weekly Update #16 - Let's Talk About Act 4 & Release Dates



It’s Gamescom week, Parasites, and this week’s update is the largest one to date. We’ve got a ton of stuff to get through including new content (did we mention Act 4 is now complete?), what’s happening at Gamescom, release date news and much more. Shall we begin?



What’s NEW in 0.1908.1

  • Completed Act 4: The Desert.
  • Completed The Desert level.
  • Added new themed rooms to The Desert.
  • Added new secrets to The Desert.
  • Added Area 81 sublevel with new character classes, themed rooms, traps, secrets etc.
  • Added a brand new character class (as playable and AI character): the Alien Creature.
  • Added a brand new character class (as playable and AI character): the Researcher.
  • Updated & added character descriptions in the Almanac.

FIXED
  • Fixed quicksand traps.
  • Fixed Space Huntress’ primary attack.
  • Fixed Space Huntress’ special attack.
  • Fixed Pyromaniac’s special attack.
  • Fixed characters’ GUI.
  • Fixed Werewolf Pre Attack (as miniboss).
  • Fixed miniboss rooms unlocking behavior.
  • Fixed some Old Sewers rooms.
  • Fixed Third Boss shop room.
  • Fixed Fourth Boss shop room.

NEW TRAILER ALERT FOR ACT 4!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhh7Fcds_B4&feature=youtu.be



Gamescom 2019

We’re here! We made it to Gamescom and Saverio (the boss Parasite here at Troglobytes HQ) is on hand with this brand new build of HyperParasite. Everything above is ready and waiting. We can’t wait to show press, influencers and visitors what we have been working on implementing. Come and visit us in Hall 10.1 in the Entertainment Area of the Spanish Pavilion.



Release Date Update + New Price

Since we released HyperParasite on Steam Early Access, the game has received weekly updates including two complete brand new acts, developer and community gameplay streams, a shit ton of new characters, levels, mini-bosses, BIG bosses, gameplay mechanics and quality of life features. As we continue to add more and more to the game, we feel it’s now the right time to increase the price from $10.99 to $12.99. Boss Parasite Saverio released the following statement to the video game press earlier today;

“With the implementation of Act 4, we feel it’s the right time to increase the price from $10.99 to $12.99, which we feel still offers incredible value for money. If you’re at Gamescom, we’d love to show you how far our game has come along in development since our initial Early Access release!”

In addition to the pricing update, we’re also announcing that our planned full, and final, release for HyperParasite will now be Q1 2020. This gives our team the time required to complete not just the Steam build, but the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch build too. We’ll continue to keep you updated here via the Steam store page and here on Twitter.

Wishlist now!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/838110/HyperParasite/



WEEKLY STREAM
It’s Gamescom week, so things are MAD busy here. We’ll be doing our best to do some live streaming here on Steam, so keep an eye on our Twitter account for live updates.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitch too!

If you’re a streamer on Mixer, and want to be hosted by Hound Picked’s new channel, whilst getting hands on with HyperParasite, then let us know hyperparasite@houndpicked.com.



COMMUNITY NEWS

Don’t forget about the brand new HyperParasite Wiki, which went live last week, thanks to our friends over at GamePedia. Since launch, it’s been updated with all the character descriptions and weapon info, with more to come in the following weeks.



Are you following us on social media? If not, don’t forget you can find the HyperParasite invading host bodies on…


Make sure you get this looked at over on Discord, and become a part of the outbreak on the ground floor.




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August 9

Weekly Update #15 - Guarding the Desert, Gamescom 2019 & Official Wiki



Hey, Parasites - surprise! We’re back, with new updates, bug fixes, news on Gamescom 2019, a Wiki and a ton more. So, sit back and strap yourselves in, we’re about to get started!



What’s NEW in 0.1908.0

Watch out for the Guards Towers

  • Added brand new rooms on the Desert level including the Guard Towers.
  • Added the QOL Save and Quit mechanic. Now after defeating a boss you can decide to temporarily interrupt your run, save and then play it again whenever you want!
  • Added the highly requested support for Steam Cloud.
  • Added a brand new Desert mini-boss class (as AI and playable character): the Clerk Guy.


Only wimps… or the very smart Parasite… use Save & Quit

FIXED
  • Fixed Geisha’s Secondary Attack.
  • Fixed Alien Hunter’s Primary Attack.
  • Fixed Karateka Master’s clones’ behaviour.
  • Fixed Mad Scientist’s clones’ behaviour.
  • Fixed Space Huntress’ Primary Attack.
  • Fixed Combo’s mechanic.
  • Fixed some Desert room’s behaviour.


New Desert Mini Boss Clerk Guy

WHAT'S COMING NEXT IN EA
  • Complete The Desert level with new themed rooms, traps, secrets and more.
  • Add Area 81 sublevel with new character classes, themed rooms, traps, secrets and more.



Gamescom 2019

We’re going to be exhibiting at Gamescom 2019! We can’t wait to show press, influencers and visitors what we have been working on these last four weeks. Are you going to Gamescom? If so, come and visit us in Hall 10.1 in the Entertainment Area of the Spanish Pavilion to get hands-on with the HyperParasite.

As well as exhibiting at Gamescom, we’re going to be announcing some big news at the same time. So if you haven’t already, don’t forget to Wishlist HyperParasite here on Steam and follow us on Twitter.

Wishlist now!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/838110/HyperParasite/



WEEKLY STREAM
Join us tonight LIVE here on Steam as Mr Kittemurt takes you through what is new in 0.1908.0 and answers your questions live on the stream. It all kicks off at 9 PM CEST. You can check our handy timezone checker right here.


Don’t forget to follow us on Twitch too!

Our friends at Hound Picked Games will also soon be streaming HyperParasite action on a weekly basis. Hound Picked Games are our Co-Publisher and you’ll be able to keep up with their streams over on Mixer.

If you’re a streamer on Mixer and want to be hosted by Hound Pickeds new channel whilst getting hands-on with HyperParasite, then let us know hyperparasite@houndpicked.com.



COMMUNITY NEWS

We’ve only gone and setup a brand new HyperParasite Wiki thanks to our friends over at GamePedia.



The Wiki is constantly being updated by players, as well as the Troglobytes team and already contains information on available characters, enemies, levels and gameplay. Feel free to get stuck in and update anything you spot. More will be added over time and we’d recommend keeping an eye on things.

Are you following us on social media? If not, don’t forget you can find the HyperParasite invading host bodies on…


Make sure you get this looked at over on Discord and become a part of the outbreak on the ground floor.

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“Enter The Gungeon meets Broforce, as you body-snatch your way through the '80s”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game



Invading a grime encrusted dystopia straight out the eighties, you're the video nasty the authorities warned about. Dragging your greasy tentacles across the tarmac, you are the body-snatching HyperParasite; an evil alien with a bone to pick just because. Infesting the worst excesses of the most ass kicking decade, you must fight your way to the top of the pop-cultural food chain, in order to push the Big Red Button and bring about the mushroom cloud of finality. Be the baddest, navigating the procedurally generated mean streets of a hopeless future, in this tough twin-stick roguelite brawling S.O.B.

'Long live the new flesh'


Look at all those juicy meat-sacks going to waste on those grotty humans! As the HyperParasite you can make better use of them, snatching hosts with your tentacles, absorbing them and their different abilities. Once they die you can discard their skin, but one shot as the parasite and it's permadeath, so keep on snatching.

'Hosting makes me feel good'


Feed the parasite with over 60 different characters, as you collect and control hosts, each with their own unique attack and smackdown. Hunt down the host class boss, free their brain, and take it back Wito's, our ever greedy shopkeeper. Using one of his vats to store the brain you can then unlock the character with your hard stolen cash. There's even a storage unit for your already collected hosts to come back to in later games.

'Yeah, Downtown must be the friendliest place on Earth...'


Being procedurally generated, nobody knows what's waiting around each darkened corner. Using a grungy synthwave aesthetic, the game has 5 different acts, each with their own set of hosts to hijack. What lies in the shadows is also essential, as there are secrets within secrets to explore within its roguelite mapping system. But keep a tentacle out for the bosses, as they pack one mean punch!

Pump up the volume!


Original beats served by Van Reeves and Joe Kataldo, delivering a thumping score with a pulsating synthwave bassline, punctuating every snatch and kill.

A friend in need...


Trouble loves company, as you can bring a mate to deliver twice the carnage in two-player local co-op mode.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-760 (4 * 2800) or equivalent / AMD Athlon II X4 645 AM3 (4 * 3100) or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 (1024 MB) / Radeon HD 6850 (1024 MB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K (4 * 3400) or equivalent / AMD FX-6350 (6 * 3900) or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB) / Radeon HD 7970 (3072 MB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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