game news Why is this FPS making a fuss two years after its release, at the top of Steam’s sale? Discover Hypercharge
Unnoticed for several years, Hypercharge is now a co-op game not to be missed. How ?
It’s currently causing quite a stir on social networks and we think it came out of nowhere: Hypercharge: unboxed, an indie FPS developed and published by five English digital Cybercherries, has met with such popularity that it finds itself lifted on the Steam sales platform for a few days now. On Twitter, videos of his gameplay have garnered millions of views. Surprising fact because the title is still two years old and it was released as early as five years ago. The marketing oddity may have been driven by the support of influential internet users (like esports commentator Jake Lucky) that inevitably made the developers happy. Hypercharge seduces its world in Toy Story style where it’s all about epitomizing articulated games in an experience that combines shooting and tower defense.
This was the moment I heard Hypercharge made it to the front page of Steam. I have to share that moment live with it Tweet embed.💚
Thank you little soldiers for everything! pic.twitter.com/nF08EaBVwk
– Overcharging | Xbox players, sign up (check bio) 👇 (HyperchargeGame) 10 July 2022
On its Twitter page, Digital Cybercherries barely mentions the other platforms the game is already on (PC and Switch), but invites you to join its Xbox console newsletter for an upcoming release. The strategy appears to be working: The studio says more than 20,000 people signed up for its newsletter last week.
A very promising cooperative game
Designed for collaboration, the game can be played locally via split screen and online. With its cartoonish art direction and four difficulty modes, the experience is available to as many people as possible. A point that has largely shaped its growing popularity and main strength. The proposal also turned out to be quite complete, with the player having exclusive access to the classic adventure mode where you are in charge of defending the bases against enemy games, the “Free Movement” variant, the tutorial mode and mode. Versus where you have the opportunity to face other players.
On the “classic” path we chose to follow via the demo (accessible at steam), the player must build defenses, recover resources and explore the Hypercharge world among several shots of tiny plastic soldiers or flying saucers that come to destroy your facilities. It will be necessary to regularly check the appearance of the tokens to be spent against the towers or barricades that will be placed in designated places. Program is as well paced as it is fun, console in hand. Coming out of its packaging, the character, although stiff in its movements (plastic obligatory), also bows to the FPS view in relation to the TPS view. The shooting sensations are very good and the weapons are pleasant to handle. In short, a well-deserved success, Hypercharge has all the hassle-free co-op gameplay that is likely to delight Xbox gamers when it is released on the platform.