Press Kit

Welcome to the Operation Hardcore press kit! We hope this page will provide you with everything that you’re looking for, and then some!

Fact Sheet


Operation Hardcore is an action-packed 2D side-scrolling shooter inspired by classic twitchy action games of yesteryear, but with modern touches and conveniences.

  • fight your way past enemies using a range of weapons
  • double-jump your way around obstacles and hazards
  • activate your traditional plasma-based shield to deflect enemy fire
  • drink some whiskey to slow time and increase damage (…at the expense of mental clarity)
  • strap on a jetpack and get airborne for some classic forced-scrolling challenges
  • collect coins to purchase items, weapons and upgrades between levels
  • meet or beat level par times to earn yourself a brag-worthy Badass Rank(™)
  • grab a friend for some friendly and/or not-so-friendly 2 player local co-op


  • 12 levels of fiery, bloody, explosive-y alien-blasting mayhem
  • 4 playable badasses
  • analog controls for precise 360 degree aiming
  • modern sound design and electronic soundtrack by Snug
  • intense 2 player local co-op and 4 player local deathmatch
  • modern particle/atmospheric and lighting effects
  • multiple difficulty settings, upgrade paths and secret areas
  • achievements and unlockables for the overachieving, enterprising badasss

Steam/PC Features

  • Achievements
  • Steam Cloud



Logos/Promo Material


Here’s a sampling of some of the music and sound effects from the game:

The full soundtrack is available for purchase at a cost of USD 4.99, or in the “deluxe edition” (Steam) version for USD 9.99.


The core team is listed below:

  • Adam McLellan – design, sound, programming
  • Ricardo Chirino – art