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SNATCH, ZAP AND REPEAT YOUR WAY THROUGH A DYSTOPIAN 1980’S AS A MYSTERIOUS ORGANISM BENT ON WORLD DOMINATION.

HYPERPARASITE, A RELENTLESS ROGUE-LITE SHMUP ADVENTURE IS COMING SOON TO A HOST NEAR YOU.

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It’s the 80’s all over again. Only this time, the human race has more than an obnoxious pop culture to contend with.

With World War III nearing its demise, Earth only just begins to catch its breath when it is threatened by yet another menace. Unlike the preposterous mullets of its inhabitants however, this one’s invisible – a parasitic organism capable of making hosts of unsuspecting human beings, consuming what’s left of their souls and wreaking unfathomable havoc.

And it’s spreading. With a vengeance.

Martial laws have been declared to make way for a global hunt, battle-hardened law enforcers have made allies of the most degenerate of criminals, while the rest of the world is paralysed with paranoia; yet who can be trusted? Who can see it, let alone destroy it? That’s for them to worry about. For you are the enemy.

You are the organism with a mission. You are… HyperParasite.

Snatch. Zap. Repeat.

Relentless top-down, shoot ‘em up action!

Being able to snatch the bodies of nearly every weapon-wielding homosapien you encounter ensures bullet hell almost never ceases.

Intelligent zapping!

A happy trigger-finger alone won’t suffice; multiple character classes, host-specific abilities and a skill-based progression system means you’ll be working to one-up the human race even without bullets.

Extreme level re-playability

Procedurally generated levels, multiple game-play objectives, grueling waves of enemies and deranged bosses, all while the possibility of perma-death looms; prepare to die. A lot.

Nostalgia

…perpetuated by a unique 3D-pixelated art style, absurdly bright neons, obnoxious styling and robotic synthesizer sounds. It’s the roaring 80’s alright, with a dash of dystopia.

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Let's get down to it!

Early Access launch

Here’s the original Press Release for the EA launch, dated 3rd April, 2019:

SNATCH, ZAP and SHOOT - HyperParasite is out on Steam Early Access today

3rd April 2019, Barcelona, Spain - Today Troglobytes Games and Hound Picked Games are pleased to announce that rogue-lite twin-stick ‘snatch, zap and shoot ‘em up’, HyperParasite, has launched on Steam Early Access, just ahead of its appearance at EGX Rezzed just 24 hours later, as part of the Unreal Showcase, at booth location QS1G 1-4.

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HyperParasite offers rad visuals, fast paced action, tight controls and is set in the bodacious 80s. The game features 60 different classes, all of which you can control, exploiting their own attributes, weapons and moves, to present a game of outrageous action and rip roaring brawling at is very best. The game is laced with a comical slant which adds spice and fun with an incredible synth-wave soundtrack that’ll bring players, and their mullets, straight back to the 80s!

In HyperParasite, it's the dude you control that is packed with the boom, no more scrabbling for weaponry and panicking at a boss encounter. With 60 different characters to take control of, players may snatch the best host body for the scenario and kick butt!

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"We're finally ready to bring everyone kicking and screaming back to the 1980s with HyperParasite on Steam Early Access. It’s now available for $8.99 for everyone to enjoy and give us feedback via the Steam forums and our Discord channel!", said Saverio Caporusso, CEO of Trologbytes Games. “We’re thrilled to also announce we’ll be at EGX Rezzed where members of the press, influencers and fans of the 80s can get hands on with the HyperParasite”.

Exciting Early Access Features:

  • Unique twist on the genre: jump from one host body to another
  • Dozens of different playable character classes
  • 3 main levels and 4 sub levels
  • 10 different mini-bosses
  • 3 deranged main bosses
  • Single player and local co-op
  • Unique retro 3D-pixelated aesthetic
  • Procedurally generated levels that will challenge even the most seasoned of players
  • Two HyperParasites means twice the fun! Co-op mode: how will the humans handle double the threat?

Here is a nice post on reddit talking about the process that brought HyperParasite to Steam Early Access.

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. Due to the nature of HyperParasite, we believe it to be a perfect match for Early Access. 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.

EGX Rezzed 2019

We showcased HyperParasite at EGX Rezzed 2019 in London for three days (4-5-6 April), and it’s been a blast. A lot of players enjoyed the game and left some essential feedback for improving it even further.

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Here’s an interview by TechRaptor with our CEO and Game Designer:


Media Coverage and First Reviews

We received a lot of cool press coverage from media! Here you can find a selection of the best previews, articles and interviews:

Rock Paper Shotgun

80 Level

IronClad

TechRaptor

GameRevolution

Streamers VS HyperParasite

We had great fun putting together the Streamer vs. HyperParasite showcase video:

If you're a streamer on YouTube or Twitch and want to give HyperParasite a go then please get in touch. You can email us on hyperparasite@houndpicked.com or visit KeyMailer and/or Woovit to request your keys. You never know, we may just put your face in the game too!

You can read more on this subject on our reddit post here.

Custom Controller Giveaway

On EA release day, we launched a giveaway for a custom HyperParasite Xbox Controller, which ran all the way through April:

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We now have a winner, Marc J from Germany, but stick around our social spaces and Discord server because more crazy giveaways are coming in the near future!

Weekly Updates

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Since our EA launch, we started releasing weekly updates for HyperParasite, so here are the first three:

Weekly EA Update #1 (0.1904.3)

Weekly EA Update #2 (0.1904.4)

Weekly EA Update #3 (0.1905.0)

We are also streaming once a week on Friday evening (usually around 8pm GMT+1) on our Steam page, showing what’s new in the latest updates and what’s coming next (and of course doing a few runs).

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Steam Weeklong Deals

Last but not least, HyperParasite is currently 25% off on Steam’s Weeklong Deals, so if you’re planning to buy it, it may be the best time to do so and finally get your filthy tentacles on a copy:

The Big HyperParasite Pre-Alpha Update

The Big HyperParasite Pre-Alpha Update

News

Over the last couple of months the team here at Troglobytes Games have been hard at work making some significant changes to the HyperParasite Pre-Alpha.

HyperParasite - Kickstarter campaign and new Pre-Alpha Build

HyperParasite - Kickstarter campaign and new Pre-Alpha Build

News

We just launched HyperParasite's Kickstarter campaign. Now you can also get your hands on HyperParasite's Pre-Alpha Build for Windows!

HyperParasite DevLog, Entry #4

HyperParasite DevLog, Entry #4

News

The Parasite Has Officially Infected Our Xbox One, Nintendo Switch.

HyperParasite DevLog, Entry #3

HyperParasite DevLog, Entry #3

News

Assessing player feedback, holiday progress & a brand new build.

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HyperParasite Pre-Alpha Build

HyperParasite Pre-Alpha Build

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HyperParasite Pre-Alpha Build - Get your hands on the new playable build!

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Vertelame
Vertelame

Robocop?

the harater from ninja gayden and hulk hogan, raiden, this fat sumo from a fighter game.

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Is there a splitscreen coop?

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AXE978 Creator
AXE978

No split screen, same screen local co-op.

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AXE978 Creator
AXE978

You can now download HyperParasite prototype build from the Files sections!

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