Fast paced rogue-lite shoot 'em up game with an amazing pixel art and Synth-Wave soundtrack. Play as Black Paradox, a fierce bounty hunter, and defeat the biggest criminal organization in space, The Hellraisers and its 7 leaders!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Black Paradox is already in a playable state and has enough content to make it fun and catching. We plan to release new content with regular updates, to make the game grow with its community! Also, as the game isn't in its final version yet, it will be sold at a discount for the EA duration!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be in EA state for as long as it takes for it to be considered complete. Ideally speaking, it'll be from 3 to 5 months.”

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

“In the complete version of the game we'd like to have at least 50+ powerups, 30+ weapons and increase the enemies to at least 80.
Also, we're planning alternative and secret bosses and endings and we want to add at least one more playable character.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At this point in the development we have:
-15+ powerups
-15+ weapons
-10+ drones
-50+ enemies”

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

“We will be selling the game at a discount for the duration of the EA.”

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

“We'd like to create a community via email and Discord, collect feedbacks and have a monthly contest to collect users’ ideas. The best ones will gladly be implemented in future updates!
Discord channel: https://discord.gg/FbeMQGa
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August 10

Weekly Update #03



Update day again! Are you ready?


This week we've focused on adding a bit more content, balancing a bit and fixing a couple bugs.
As I mentioned before next week there won't be an update.
We need some summer rest and will get back to updating the game in 2 weeks ;)

New contents


So we have a new weapon, a new Powerup and a new Drone!
I won't spoil you the effects, just know they're all uncommon, so you might not find them right away.

The names are:
Weapon: Geyser
Powerup: Paradoxal Rage
Drone: What The Drone?


Balance
This time around we've buffed some of the less useful weapons, buffed a chip's effect and buffed a couple enemy waves that were underpowered and all around done some slight changes. I'll go into more detail into the Patch Notes.


Bugs
Fixed some minor bugs. Again, read the Patch Notes for more info!


Patch Notes

Chips
  • Dodge chip's effect has been doubled. Now max dodge caps at 40% with all max level dodge chips. I'm thinking of maybe buffing it further if it's still not viable as a build.


    Weapons/Powerups
  • Weapon Geyser added!
  • Item Paradoxal Rage added!
  • Drone "What the Drone?" added!
  • Granade Launcher's damage has been slightly increased.
  • Railgun's damage has been slightly increased.
  • Hedgehog's damage has been slightly decreased.
  • Tesla's bounce damage now decreases less per bounce (from 20% per bounce to 15%).
  • When firing a weapon that slows you down you can't rapid tap the button to avoid slowing down anymore. the slow down persists for a fraction of the recharge time.
  • Blade drone's damage has been increased and its collider is now slightly bigger, making it a more viable powerup.

Enemies and bosses
  • A few late game waves had long wait time between enemies. Made it a little shorter to avoid moments when there are no enemies.

Bugs
  • Solved a bug that made background's elements not appear correctly when playing.
  • Some bosses had some sound effects that would get stuck. Still haven't found out what makes them get stuck, but forced the sound to shut down after a few seconds of getting stuck.


Update discussion
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There's a forum just for you!


Press/Media
Are you a videogame journalist, a Steam Curator, a Youtuber or a Twitcher and you want to make a review/video of Black Paradox? We have a Distribute and a Keymailer account! So contact us there!

Hope this update adds a bit of juice to the game and unlocks new build options!
Thanks for reading!
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August 3

Weekly Update #02



Friday is gonna be your favorite day! It's update day!



Another thing you're gonna love about Friday is our Mixtape , Galaxy Radio, featuring part of the update contents and letting you listen to good synthwave music.

This time around our main focus was mostly on Backgrounds and balance, but we also have a new powerup joining the lineup!

Backgrounds



The game only had so many backgrounds... Well we added more! there's a whole new set of cool bagrounds that can appear in the game! Hope you like them and are looking forward to more in the future, since we're adding more in a few updates!

New Powerup



The "Life Hack" is now available as a new powerup. I won't spil the effect but let's just say it's pretty usefull... Hope to hear your opinions on it!

Balance
Our focus on balance was on weapons and chips this time around.
As far as weapons goes we buffed the darts punk and nerfed a few too powerful ones such as the laser and the hedgehog (I've personally seen players reach the last boss with just a couple chips and the hedgehog...).

Bugs
Some minor bugs were fixed too! this time around the only big bug was really big and we had an hotfix mid week to fix it.

Patch Notes

Chips
  • Chip's shop randomizer is now more likely to select stronger chips.
  • Triple shot chip change has been doubled. Now the max amount is 40% triple shot chance.
  • Rear Shot chip chance has been increased by 50%. Now the max amount is 60% rear shot chance.

Weapons/Powerups
  • Item Life Hack added!
  • Charge Shot now charges its effect faster.
  • Darts Punk now slows the players slightly less and has les delay from when the bullet is fired and when it takes off.
  • Tesla now deals more damage on the first hit, then decreases the damage on each bounce.
  • Laser damage has been nerfed.
  • Hedgehog has slightly longer cooldown.

Enemies and bosses
  • Enemies coming from the back of the player had their healt reduced.
  • Some enemies that come from behind used to stop too far on the left area and couldn't be shot at. Now they stop slightly further.
  • Bosses now deal slightly more "contact damage" than regular enemies.
  • Warlock uses his rings attack only when lower than 50% health.
  • After shooting missiles Shadow waits less before its next attack.
  • The machinegun deals a bit more damages.

General
  • New backgrounds!
  • When starting a new level you no longer start with the base weapon selected (still need to select the one you had, but for now it's not the main one at least).
  • Music doesn't bug anymore when fast pressing retry on gameover screen.
  • Main menu is now only controlled by player 1.
  • When a controller gets removed game will pause even with 2 controllers attached.
  • In Co-op mode when the first player dies there are less explosions as not to disturb the player left alive.
  • In Co-op mode the player pausing the game is the one controlling the pause menu.
  • If a controller gets disconnected the relative player will get keyboard controll assigned.


Update discussion
Want to discuss the update with the devs or with other players?
There's a forum just for you!


Press/Media
Are you a videogame journalist, a Steam Curator, a Youtuber or a Twitcher and you want to make a review/video of Black Paradox? We have a Distribute and a Keymailer account! So contact us there!

Apparently Early Access discount only lasts for a week, as we promissed Black Paradox would be discounted for the whole duration of the Early Access we're dropping the regular price to the same as the discounted one for all the EA duration. So you won't see that beautiful -25% there, but it's still 25% off the full price!

Hope this update makes the game more fun to play!
Thanks for reading!
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About This Game



Play as Black Paradox, a bounty hunter, able to travel in time by manipulating black holes’ energy.
Help him defeat the Hellraisers, the most cruel criminal organization in space, and its 7 leaders.



Black Paradox is a fast paced rogue-lite shoot 'em up with an amazing pixel art and synth-wave soundtrack.
The game features both single player and local Co-op, to double the fun while hunting for bounties! Use many different weapons, upgrades and drones to succeed in your quest.

Key Features

  • 15+ weapons with more to come in future updates!
  • 15+ powerups with more to come in future updates!
  • 10+ deadly drones, little helpers that pack a lot of punch! Here too, more will come in future updates!
  • A space bending ultimate move, the "Black Paradox", so powerful that the main character got his name from it
  • 50+ different enemies all with its own attack patterns. More to come in future updates!
  • 7 deadly bosses with unique attacks
  • A growth system to give the player more powers while upgrading his stats
  • Integrated control support for all kinds of controllers!
  • 2 player local co-op
  • Amazing pixel art
  • Awesome Synth-Wave soundtrack

In the complete version of the game we'd like to have at least 50+ powerups, 30+ weapons and increase the enemies to at least 80.
Also, we're planning alternative and secret bosses and endings and we want to add at least one more playable character.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion 10.7.5, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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