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Posts tagged “KillHouse Games”

Door Kickers: Action Squad is a loose cannon and out of early access

I'm not entirely sure why KillHouse's tactical SWAT 'em up Door Kickers went and spawned a side-scrolling arcade spinoff, but I'm glad it did. Released yesterday and co-developed by PixelShard, Door Kickers: Action Squad is a semi-tactical platform shooter for one or two players (online or local). Players kick open doors, shoot assorted 80s action movie villains and look cool doing it. Action Squad has…

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Door Kickers adds online cooperative multiplayer

Hi gang, apparently I didn't read the small print on a cup of tea The Man offered me and I'm now contract-bound to produce some #content about the #RoyalWedding. Well well well, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to be wed. Holy matrimony. The bond. Some say that a married couple are like an elite SWAT team, working together using teamwork, communication, support, planning, bolt…

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Kick doors with friends in Door Kickers: Action Squad

Door Kickers is a tense, precise tactics game that turns SWAT team interventions into real-time-with-pause puzzles. But what if it was more like Broforce? That’s Door Kickers: Action Squad -- infiltrate buildings as part of a SWAT team, and then make everything explode. It’s on Steam early access now.

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Door Kickers getting a side-scrolling spin-off

KillHouse Games has teased a side-scrolling, retro spin-off to Door Kickers, officially the best top-down tactics game of 2014. It's called Door Kickers: Action Squad [official site], and it's being co-developed by KillHouse and Pixel Shard, whose only previous title is a match-three game called Yummy Dreams: Jelly Rainbow. Quite a change of scenery, then. It looks like it's trying to inject some humour into the…

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Door Kickers 2 Will Release In Early Access This Year

Door Kickers 2 was very briefly announced two weeks ago, but now there's more information beyond "it exists". The sequel to top-down breach-and-clear-'em-up is subtitled "Task Force North" and trades urban environments for a military Special Operations team fighting in a fictional "Iraqi-like" country. It'll be 3D, there'll be co-op, and it'll enter Early Access in September or October of this year. More details below.

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Door Kickers 2 In Development, Switches To 3D

At the start of the Christmas holiday, I looked upon my list of installed Steam games and considered what new games I might finally have time for. Then I instantly opened up Door Kickers [Steam page], a game I'd played a dozen times before. It was the only PC game I played over the break. Good news, then! Door Kickers 2 is in development.

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Have You Played… Door Kickers

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I don't know when I'll ever get another first-person experience like SWAT 4, but Door Kickers [official site] is pretty close. It's played from above, but you command a squad of well-trained soldiers to breach and clear rooms full of criminals, and it's…

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Cruisin’ For A Brusin’: Door Kickers Adds New Campaign

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about Door Kickers, a top-down game of tactical breach and clear maneuvers. Actually it was two days ago though, when we named it our favourite tactical game of the year. Now an update for the game has been released which adds a new campaign called Terror At Sea. Is it about being trapped on a small…

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The Bestest Best Tactics Of 2014: Door Kickers

Long for a tactical diversion fit for a five minute or five hour play session? Door Kickers will satisfy, by being able to meet the needs of genre-newcomers, the time-poor, as well as those who know their crisscross from their buttonhook. Graham: Door Kickers can be simply described as being like Frozen Synapse with a lick of Rainbow Six paint, but it's also a lesson…

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Impressions: Door Kickers

Screenshots are such liars. I loaded up Door Kickers with the assumption that I was about to play Frozen Synapse in riot gear. It is not that. It's more mobile and (currently) not quite as tactical than the obvious touchstone, but closer to a fuzzy, top-down reinterpretation of SWAT 4. Somewhere in between those two tactical titan's crossfire is where Door Kickers cowers. It's just…

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Door Kickers Quietly Posts A Demo To Your Letterbox

Hey, are you interested a 2D real-time tactics game? I thought you might be, because you've got that tacticular look about you. You might therefore be interested to know that Killhouse's top-down SWAT game, Door Kickers*, now has a free tier on their founders program. This basically amounts to a demo of the full game on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Fancy, eh? Illustrative trailer embed…

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There Is No Barrier To The Door Kickers Trailer

There's a small part of every ex-PCGer that wants to be Tim Stone. His life must be wonderful: there's a bounty of games made just for him, and his writing toolbox is packed with punnage. He was, and still is, a secret weapon: perfect pages delivered on time. If you want to be a games writer, study his work. He's makes me want to play…

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The Flare Path: KillHouse Rules

The Flare Path kill house is not like other kill houses. Footwear must be removed at the front door. All offers of tea or coffee politely accepted. No-one is allowed to exit the hall without yelling “C-o-m-i-n-g, ready or not!”. Those that pass the cat without a) stroking him or b) complimenting him on his “wuvly fluffiness” can expect to be taken to one side…

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The Flare Path: Curious Rover

Found the camouflaged pillbox in Proteus yet? Or the crashed G4M Betty? No, me neither. I'm starting to think that white owl is a wind-up merchant. From now on I'm only going to trust the crabs. I know they're honest because they're the ones who pincer-pointed me in the direction of a staggeringly beautiful Mars mod for Vehicle Simulator, a blue-chip flight model overhaul for…

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