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Run-and-gun Flash classic Alien Hominid HD will come to Steam alongside a sequel

Newgrounds to console then back to PC

Big guy going to eat a little guy in Alien Hominid HD.
Image credit: The Behemoth

Alien Hominid was a run-and-gun Adobe Flash game originally released in 2002 via influential website Newgrounds. It then got a vastly improved HD release on various consoles between 2003 and 2007.

That HD re-release is now being re-released, and this time it's heading back to PC. It'll have upgraded graphics and weekly and monthly leaderboards when it arrives sometime this year, alongside a sequel.

A trailer for Alien Hominid HD.Watch on YouTube

Alien Hominid HD can be played solo or in two-player local co-op, with three difficulty options, and half a dozen mini-games. All of which makes it seem unchanged from the mid-'00s console release, but now it's on Steam.

The original Alien Hominid was created by Tom Fulp and Dan Paladin. Fulp was also the creator of Newgrounds, a website to which anyone could upload Flash games and animations. Alien Hominid's release helped popularise Newgrounds - which in turn was influential upon internet culture - and in 2003 Fulp and Paladin co-founded a games studio, The Behemoth. The Behemoth have since released Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater, Pit People, and they're now working on Alien Hominid Invasion, a full sequel to their original Flash game.

Invasion, which will also be released on Steam, has four-player local or online co-op, and it looks like it has a lot more variety in its running and gunning. There was a demo available during Steam's Next Fest last month, but I missed it.

If you don't want to wait for the Steam re-release and don't have your Xbox 360 handy, you can still play the original version of Alien Hominid via Newgrounds, with the magic of Flash emulation.

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