Double Kick Heroes - Hound Picked Games

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 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.


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!

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


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.

Double Kick Heroes - Hound Picked Games

Hey, Parasite fans - surprise! Troglobytes are 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 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

  • 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

Troglobytes Games going to be exhibiting at Gamescom 2019 and they can’t wait to show press, influencers and visitors what they have been working on these last four weeks. Are you going to Gamescom? If so, make sure to swing by and visit them 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!

Join the Troglobytes team 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 them on Twitch too!

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


We’ve only gone and set up 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.

Double Kick Heroes - (Dominic Tarason)

Double Kick Heroes is still in early access (and has been for over a year), but I reckon it should be on any rhythm or metal fan’s radar. This week, developers Headbang Club rolled out an important-feeling patch. Surprising nobody, the Going Rogue update adds a roguelike-esque survival mode to the game called Fury Road, letting you play around with its fiddly mix of evasion and frenetic drumming with some interesting modifiers. Alternatively, the Chill Mode removes the monsters chasing you, letting you shred to your heart’s content. See how it’s shaping up below.


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Turn up the volume! Double Kick Heroes OST Vol 2 is here!

Hey guys, we've dragged ourselves from the moshpit, jumped back into the Gundillac, put the pedal to the metal and thought we’d update you on the happenings from the road to hell!

If you follow our social media, you may have seen that we're revealing more tracks that are being added to Double Kick Heroes and we couldn't be more thrilled to finally share a deep, dark secret we've had for quite some time now.
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We promised you all in the last newsletter some very cool metal, and so, earlier in the week we unveiled "Demon Demon" by the Fundamental Wisdom of Chaos and "Prepare to Meet Thy Doom" by Elmobo! Yesterday we released “Flesh and Bones” feat Benjamin Guerry from The Great Old Ones!

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Maybe we'll have a few more surprises up our sleeve this coming week, so please be sure to follow us on Twitter to hear first.
Going Rogue down Fury Road and ass-kicking challenges. Let's talk updates...

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In our most recent update, we've added some rocking new features - including an "Auto Steering" and "Chill Mode", the latter allowing players to experience the game with none of the threats, but all of the melodious moshing metal!

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For those of you looking for a bit more of an ass kicking challenge, we've also added the "Fury Road", where players enter the fury road and battle levels in the “endless torment”. There's also the “daily fury” that allows for modification of Sheila and your weapons, gain perks and loop the game. Can you handle the fury? For anyone curious, a full comprehensive patch log is below which details what we’ve added to the game!

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> Added Chill Mode - now experience Double Kick Heroes without any threat

> Added Fury Road - enter the fury road, battle levels in the endless torment and daily fury, modify Sheila and your weapons, gain perks and loop the game.

> Added Partition Speed option, the game is too slow, let’s push speed to eleven!

> Added Auto Steering. Does Steering Sheilah give you a headache? We got you, covered brother!

> Release full OST Volume 2 on Steam, Itch and soon on YouTube.

> A hella lotta fixes and more optimizing stuff.

> Added Chapter 6 regular beta Access.


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20% OFF Double Kick Heroes in the Steam Summer Sale!

Save yourself 20% off Double Kick Heroes right now in the Steam Summer Sale. Move your butts fast, the sale ends on July 9th... so does the discount!

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Image enabled version cuz 2019 : HERE

Double Kick Heroes - Hound Picked Games

Hey Parasites, old and new, welcome to this killer Early Access update. We’ve got a ton to get through, including of course the fact that HyperParasite is 25% off right now as part of the Steam Summer Sale. 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!

On top of that, we may have only just gone and added 1x new main level, 5x brand new characters, 2x new mini-bosses and 1x new main boss. I mean, holy s**t! That's a lot of content to get stuck into.

So, shall we begin?

What’s changed in 0.1906.3

  • Added Act 4 main level: The Desert
  • Added Act 4 character: the Adventurer
  • Added Act 4 character: the Diesel Punk
  • Added Act 4 character: the Android Hunter
  • Added Act 4 character: the Mercenary
  • Added Act 4 character: the Nam Veteran
  • Added Act 4 mini boss: the Alien Hunter
  • Added Act 4 mini boss: the Space Huntress
  • Added Act 4 boss: Sandsneaks

  • Fixed a crash involving the Helicopter’s bombs
  • Stopped train’s sound when interacting with the train’s lever
  • Faded to exploration soundtrack when the Helicopter is defeated
  • Fixed a crash involving gamepads’ support
  • Fixed a crash involving Karateka’ primary attack
  • Fixed a crash involving Kickboxer’s primary attack
  • Fixed Pause Menu showing using ESC key

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

Join us LIVE on the Steam store page as we showcase all of this week’s updates, discuss what's coming next in Early Access and, as always, attempt to destroy the world one host body at a time. We’re going live at 9PM CEST - Don’t miss it!

Seriously, don’t miss it.

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


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

We’re also providing a quick recap of the acts over on IMGUR, so make sure you check that out. There’s also new and exciting developments to follow in the Discord community, as we’ll be featuring more parasite themed fun, with a chance to show off your eighties knowledge and possibly win something in return.

Not only is HyperParasite on sale, but so are these other awesome indie games from Hound Picked Games.


NAIRI: Tower of Shirin - 55% OFF!

Double Kick Heroes - 20% OFF!

Battle Princess Madelyn - 40% OFF!

Join the HyperParasite Official Discord Server
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HyperParasite - 25% OFF!


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Hey hey hey,

We are super thrilled to announce the VIDEOGAME OST!

We continue to update the early access with a carefully picked VIDEOGAME OST PACK.

The pack features three songs :

Enjoy The Silence by Zander Noriega from the famous roguelike shooter STEREDENN. A very powerful progcore tune. This level has specific bullet hell mechanics for our dear players.

Point Of Entry by Louis Godard, a masterful progmetal song from DRIFTING LANDS, a long and epic piece with a beautiful 16-bit mood

To The Sky by Jukio Kallio from the super punchy BLEED 2. A really bright bit of Japanese Pop Metal by the legendary composer from MINIT, NUCLEAR THRONE, LUFTRAUSERS.

Links for Steredenn & Zander
game :

Links for Drifting Lands & Louis
game :

Links for Bleed 2 & Jukio
game :

Patch log:

update #57.6716
- update song credits and titles

update #57.6715
- normalize big of 4-3 spawn y, thanks @Void
- nerf extreme first levels in story

update #57.6714
- fixes for bosses
- fixes for dino death anims

update #57.6713
- fix score sometime going mad
- fix for bosses early death when going beyond screen ( thanks @kanevan )
- fix some zombies's deathes
- fix rat skin ( thanks @bagel )

update #57
- prepare hell
- prepare new bonuses
- add surprises
- add genital
- invoking lightning
- fixes double note on rust
- accelerated some animations
- improved some visuals here and there
- optimise memory crunch for zombie reuse
- optimise addons and additional layers for zombies (esp bullets )
- remix many track
- add vocals on fusion1
- fixed a bug on hellgate where levels would become too hard
- fixed the bug whence entering a level, it's beaten flag could be reset. sorry bout that.
- add death frames on many ztypes
- added a tremendous solo on 4-4
- fixed 4-4 bullets being fired from too high
- optimized score counter so that it don't generate gc spikes
- added 5b1

Double Kick Heroes - Blackmagic
A Newsletter from hell!


It’s been a long time since our latest love letter… if you followed our social media, you may know why but let’s sum up the latest news!

Nintendo Switch!
We are so so so thrilled about that!

Double Kick Heroes is coming to the Nintendo Switch! We partnered with Nintendo to announce the game will come to this incredible console. We also revealed one of our future Hellgate’s host, the amazing GOJIRA. Controls are not finalized, we’ll make sure to test it a lot and display it in conventions so you can make your own minds.

Announcement video :

Chapter 6 is coming!
We worked a lot on chapter 6, the bosses are done, the levels are ready, we are tinkering everything and polishing. The story is now complete and we are very eager to show it to you.

Spoiler : PAIN, THERE WILL BE PAIN ( stay safe and take breaks though, we love y’all! )

Hellgate pack 3
We will soon announce all the guest in the next pack, stay tuned on the social media. Let’s just say it will feature some very cool METAL from other indie video games !

We added many surprises in the next update but a bit of spoiler never hurts :
  • Double grenades are now possible
  • Many monsters now have better behaviours
  • Some songs received new solos and vocals
  • Some fixes & framerate optimizations everywhere

The next version is still TBA but expect an update in a few weeks, we are waiting for the final vocal masters to release it.

Quality Of Life
As you may know, our ingame editor and roguelike mode are still lagging behind, feature-wise... because we had to finish the core game. It took us MUCH MUCH more time than expected...well let’s say Elmobo was super generous and the new songs are long and dense. No regret.🤘

In March when core content is finalised, we will distribute quality of life patches for these modes, no worries.

This means :
  • UI will be tinkered
  • More monsters in the editor
  • Better discoverability of third party songs

Chapter 6 & Final release

As you may have understood, the game will be fully released on PC after the Switch version for reasons you may guess ( otherwise don’t hesitate to come to discord, we’ll explain ).

It doesn’t mean you don’t get to try the latest chapters... In a few weeks we will open a very special Beta for you to try the full game. So no worry if you cannot wait, we got you covered with a cool solution :)

In the meantime the PC game will receive quality of life improvements and new hellgate packs.

New Guests

Our guest list is now complete ! Here is a spoiler :

So… we have got additional content planned for months, we won’t let you down🤘

PAX East 2019
We’ll be at PAX East with some mysterious friends ! We’ll present you our latest versions and hopefully we can meet you there and have fun there!

Final words
Thank you so much for your support, this adventure is completely crazy and we owe it to you!


ps: join us on twitter and for fresher news! bye!
Nov 21, 2018
Double Kick Heroes - gyhyom


The Malevolent Mobula and its cohort of evil minions are on the path of the Double Kick Heroes. In this chapter 5, they’re entering Transylvania and trying to bring an end to the evil in this world! They’ll meet Jake and Cage.

As they progress through Transylvania, they will meet new types of evil minions. More evil means more METAL in their faces!

These 4 new levels include a boss level with the malevolent Dracula, also called “cute cat baby” by Man Hellsing.


We met Suda51 and the team of Grasshopper Manufacture during Pax East. Fun story: we didn’t know it was him until he offered to get Double Kick Heroes as a t-shirt in No More Heroes! All the team was super excited and we were honored to be added into the game. Here’s the picture they recently showcased:

See you in Hell! (or ingame... as you wish!)
Double Kick Heroes - gyhyom

The HeadBang Club was awarded for the Double Kick Heroes soundtrack at the Ping Award ceremony, celebrating the best french games of the year!
We won the Best Indie Audio and mostly Best Audio awards, despite being confronted to the AAA french productions like Detroit: Become human, Vampyr & Life is strange 2!

These Awards are an acomplishment for our composer Frédéric 'Elmobo" Motte since he has written more than 100 game OSTs and produce over 50 Metal bands!

Remember to listen to the heavy soundtrack of DKH right here:

For now, the soundtrack already features some famous guests:
  • PJ666 from LOKURAH
  • Matt Dumas from HELL IN TOWN
  • Ludo Faraille from ANTHEUS
  • Fanalo from PLUGIN
  • Mathieu Pascal from GOROD
  • Olli Samsara from SAMSARA CIRCLE
  • Jay Kloeckner from SEVEN EYED CROW
  • Arno Strobl from CARNIVAL IN COAL

Don't forget to play these licensed songs in the HELLGATE (more to come):
  • Kammthaar by ULTRA VOMIT
  • The Scarecrow Paradox by THE FUNDAMENTAL WISDOM OF CHAOS
  • Cold by HELL IN TOWN
  • End Of The Day by ANTHEUS
  • This Means War ACT I by VOLKOR X
  • Against The Waves by TEMNEIN

Let's Metal the world!

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