Based in Hannover Metropolitan Region, Germany
August 31st, 2018
Classic shoot'em up action is back! Rigid Force Alpha breathes new life into the side-scrolling shooter genre with its lovingly hand-crafted 3D graphics, stunning environments, and detailed visual effects. Players can arm their fighters with numerous upgradeable weapon systems, increase their firepower with adjustable Force Shards and collect Energy Orbs to unleash extremely powerful blasts against an armada of enemies and huge end bosses! The "easy to learn, hard to master" gameplay and numerous cheeky references to hits of the past will delight veterans, while the adjustable level of difficulty and captivating storyline are particularly appealing to newcomers. In addition to the exciting story mode, players can look forward to a challenging Arcade Mode, as well as a classic Boss Rush. An extensive Leaderboards feature and a multitude of challenging achievements provide additional long-term motivation. All this is accompanied by a top-notch, electrifying Synthwave soundtrack. Everything is prepared for countless hours of shooting action!
Rigid Force Alpha started as a pastime project way back in 2011. Over more than six years it has developed into a full-fledged, feature-rich shooter with high quality visuals and sound. The game was mainly completed single-handedly, but has received substantial support from various talented artists and programmers. Rigid Force Alpha is the first release of com8com1.
- Classic side-scrolling shoot’em up action with modern 3D graphics
- Unique weapon and power-up systems
- Lots of different enemies, challenging mid-bosses and huge end bosses
- Exciting story mode with animated cutscenes and full voice-overs
- Additional Arcade and Boss Rush game modes
- Six different action-packed stages
- Challenging but fair gameplay
- Adjustable difficulty level - for beginners to experienced players
- Leaderboards and 40 achievements included
- Gamepad and rumble support
- Original synthwave soundtrack by DREAMTIME featuring Michael Chait
NEW: Launch Trailer 2018 >> YouTube
Teaser Trailer 2018 >> YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Rigid Force Alpha is the best R-Type-esque game I've ever played."
- Marc Golding, Honest Gamers
- "This is everything you love about side scrolling shoot 'em ups. But in glorious 2018 graphics, and an incredible soundtrack too."
- Jon Donnis, Gaming Couch Potato
- "Besides being catchy as hell, I find that the music has a really distinct and interesting sound to it that truly sets it apart from the usual stuff you hear when playing a game of this genre."
- Tough Games, gamestough.com
- "a beautiful, engaging experience and one that brings me back to my youth"
- Aidan Bates, Invision Community
- "Rigid Force Alpha is an incredibly well made Shmup with a great art style and soundtrack."
- Kyle Nicol, Way Too Many Games
- "Rigid Force Alpha is a truly fantastic bullet hell shooter."
- J.R. "Jasonator" Sommerfeldt, DVS Gaming
- "A fun and exciting shmup experience."
- Rob B., Honey's Anime
- "they’ve really listened to the SHMUP community and provided easily one of the best indie games I’ve played in a while."
- Keith D. Mitchell, The Outerhaven
- "Rigid Force Alpha is a very good looking modern take on an older game style that would perfectly suit fans of the genre, or those looking for simple fun."
- GG Goblin, Girl Gamers UK
- "Com8com1 found a style that suits an updated but classic genre game like this, found the good, tried-and-true shooter recipe that, if you ask me, never fails to deliver. "
- Marco Ross, coin-drop.com
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com8com1 is an independent game developer based in the Metropolitan Region Hannover, Germany. As a passionate indie studio we aim to establish ourselves as an expert in creating rich and engaging games you will love to play.
More information on com8com1, our logo & relevant media are available here.
Rigid Force Alpha Credits
Design, Programming, Art, Sound Effects
QA, Localization and PR Support
Shader Programming, 3D Rendering Pipeline
presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks