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 either Q3 or Q4 2019.”

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HyperParasiteGame
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July 19

Weekly Update #12 - New Desert Room and Bug Fix Ups

Another HyperParasite update has arrived, and we have plenty more juicy fixes for you all to sink your tentacles into. Not only that, but there’s a whole new room to explore!

So, let’s get down to it and show you what’s been happening with the latest update.

NEW IN 0.1907.1

  • Added a brand new Deserts room: the Quicksands Room

FIXED IN 0.1907.1

  • Fixed a crash involving the Pyromaniac’s death
  • Fixed a bug involving Tutorial’s last step
  • Fixed a crash involving Geisha’s special attack
  • Fixed a crash involving the Ninja
  • Fixed a crash involving Miniboss classes’ deaths and possessions
  • Fixed a crash involving the Mad Scientist
  • Fixed a crash involving Streetwalker’s special attack
  • Fixed a crash involving the Off-Duty Detective’s special attack
  • Fixed the Adventureer’s primary attack


Complete Desert level with new themed rooms, traps, secrets…


We’ll be streaming here on Steam tomorrow night (Saturday the 20th of July) at 8pm BST, so stick around for that. Also make sure to head on over to Mixer, where we’ll also be broadcasting content in the future through the Hound Picked channel there.

If you’re a streamer yourself please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us here hyperparasite@houndpicked.com


As always, we want you to keep ahead of the news here at HyperParasite, so be sure to follow us across all our social-media platforms:


There’s also another delve into the special moves that make-up the first act over on IMGUR so be sure to head on over and check that out.

Also come and hang with us on Discord as we'll be there chatting about all things eighties and HyperParasite, with news to keep you ahead of the curve.

Thanks guys!
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July 6

Weekly Update #11 - Bugs & Discount Final Call

Alright Parasite, listen up! This is your final call to get 25% OFF HyperParasite in the Steam Summer Sale. What are you waiting for? With last week's brand new additions, this week's tweaks and fine tuning, it really is a no brainer… Mhmmmmm brains.

It’s never been a better time than now to take the plunge and seek out world destruction. Or, if you’re feeling generous, gift HyperParasite to a friend!

And don’t forget you can earn points in the Steam Grand Prix by reviewing games, so why not let us know what you think by leaving us a review? It helps us fine-tune the game as well as helping you earn Steam rewards. Another no brainer, am I right?

Let’s move on… what’s new in this week's Early Access update?

FIXED IN 0.1907.0
  • Fixed a crash involving The Ancient Warrior
  • Fixed a crash involving the Lightbeam Trap of Industrial District level
  • Fixed Kickboxer’s primary attack
  • Fixed a crash involving Skills spawning
  • Fixed a crash involving Items spawning
  • Fixed Punk behavior on death
  • Fixed a crash involving the Mad Scientist

  • Complete The Desert level incl. New themed rooms, traps and secrets

We won’t be streaming this week, but we’ll be back soon with more fun and antics live. In the meantime, 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 Picked's new channel whilst getting hands-on with HyperParasite, then let us know hyperparasite@houndpicked.com.


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

We decided to take a look back this week at the inspirations that helped create HyperParasite over on IMGUR, which will give you some idea of where we came from. Over on Discord we’ve also started quizzing people on their love of the eighties, most recently looking classic movies of the era. This will be a weekly event taking place on Wednesdays, 9pm (BST), and this time we’ll be seeing how well you know your video-game history, with plenty of prizes to be won along the way!

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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.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Fantasy/Cartoon violence and gore.

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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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