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HROT

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HROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.

You start in a civil defense shelter deep under a Prague Metro station. As a proud holder of the military readiness badge you know what your duty is: put on a non-functioning gas mask, load the vz. 52 pistol and protect the peace and your socialist homeland from the strange intruders*.

The classic gameplay and vibe of romeric shooters from 1990s including a fitting brown retro aesthetic.

You'll find a shotgun, a vz. 13 SMG, a rocket launcher and even some secret experimental Soviet battery-powered weapons (e.g. a ball lightning launcher). If you run out of ammo, you might find the hammer and sickle coming in handy.

Handcrafted levels inspired by real locations with an emphasis on historical details. Every level contains socialist paraphernalia which nowadays can only be found in museums or your grandma's attic**.

Flushable toilets and destructible light bulbs.

A custom engine written in Pascal imitating 1990s software-style rendering with unfiltered textures and polygon jitter.

  • Madmen in raincoats, killers in protective suits, autonomously attacking dogs, horses and goats
    ** Eastern Bloc only
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Spytihněv
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Last Modified: Dec 30, 2020

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Great Retro FPS throwback. Powerful impactful, good aesthetic and level design, easily recognizable enemies. For an early access game, Hrot has very little bugs, with the only weird thing i noticed being able to walk through railing which could be intentional and some weird graphics on the double barrel shotgun. The enemies are very distinct and easily recognizable. Levels are nicely designed with the only issue being some platforming sections with a weak jump which is annoying but nothing too bad. Looking forward to later episodes
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