Rigid Force Redux, A Modern 3D Horizontal Shmup Arriving on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One Soon | Headup

Today, we at Headup and developer com8com1 are excited to announce that Rigid Force Redux will be launching soon, with more specific information to be revealed at the upcoming Guerrilla Collective Event on June 6-8 – hosted by Greg Miller.

Rigid Force Redux is a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up (shmup) for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Following the footsteps of beloved shooters such as R-TypeGradius, and Einhander, the game challenges the players to battle against furious waves of sci-fi themed enemies while powering up their ship with Force Shards and Energy Orbs.

Developer Marcel Rebenstorf, who have previously worked at Ubisoft Blue Byte on titles such as ANNO and Might and Magic Heroes Online, has spent the past several years working on Rigid Force Redux – his love and passion for the shmup is clearly reflected in the game.


Rigid Force Redux, A Modern 3D Horizontal Shmup
Arrives to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One Soon

Blast Away Swarms of Enemies in this Side-Scrolling
R-Type-Inspired Space Action Adventure

May 26, 2020 — Award-winning games publisher, Headup is delighted to announce that Rigid Force Redux, a horizontal shoot ‘em up with modern 3D-Graphics, is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One very soon.

Developed by com8com1, a studio led by Marcel Rebenstorf, who previously worked at Ubisoft Blue Byte on titles such as the ANNO series and Might and Magic Heroes OnlineRigid Force Redux breathes new life into the classic side-scrolling shooter genre with its lovingly hand-crafted 3D models, stunning environments, detailed effects, and an electrifying Synthwave soundtrack.

Rigid Force Redux is the vastly improved console version of Rigid Force Alpha, self-published by com8com1 on Steam in August 2018. Completely redeveloped in the Unity engine, Rigid Force Redux combines the acclaimed original gameplay with numerous improvements such as ultra smooth 60 FPS for fluid gameplay, vastly improved difficulty balancing and overhauled visuals, effects and user interfaces.

Get on board the spacecraft, Rigid Force Alpha, and navigate through various atmospheric levels and face an onslaught of enemies, from low level cannon fodder to sprawling bosses. Collect numerous weapons including an upgradeable missile system and ‘Force Shards’, adjustable supplemental units that let the players shoot in multiple directions and block incoming enemy fire. Capture Energy Orbs dropped by foes to boost Rigid Force Alpha’s power supply and unleash devastating blasts to wipe out enemies at critical times.

For more information, tune into Guerrilla Collective’s online session with Headup at guerrillacollective.com and follow them on Twitter for more details.

About Rigid Force Redux

Battle it out against huge swarms of enemies, heavy gunships, laser wielding mechs and giant alien creatures. Every enemy has its own unique and challenging strategy, from the tiniest creature up to the largest boss. Arm your fighter with numerous upgradeable weapon systems and supplemental Force Shards! Collect Energy Orbs to fill up your energy supply and eventually unleash an extremely powerful blast against your foes! Just in case the extensive, action-packed Main Mission is not enough, try the challenging Arcade and Boss Rush Modes, defend your ranking in the global leaderboards and grab all 40 achievements.


  • Classic side-scrolling shoot’em up action with modern 3D graphics
  • Smooth 60 FPS for fluid gameplay
  • Unique weapons and power-up systems inspired by the genre classics
  • A wide variety of enemies, challenging mid-bosses and enormous end bosses
  • An exciting story mode with animated cutscenes
  • Six different action-packed 3D stages
  • Additional Arcade and Boss Rush game modes for extended high score runs
  • Adjustable difficulty levels — for beginners to shmup masters
  • Improved UI and visuals, including a brand new character design by Manga Artist Damurushi
  • Leaderboards and 40 unlockable achievements with brand-new full-screen illustrations
  • Original synthwave soundtrack by DREAMTIME featuring Michael Chait
About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.comTwitter and Discord.

About com8com1

com8com1 is an independent game developer based in the Metropolitan Region of Hannover, Germany, and founded by industry veteran Marcel Rebenstorf, who previously worked at Ubisoft Blue Byte on AAA brands ANNO and Might and Magic Heroes Online. They closely collaborate with artists and industry experts, known and praised for their contributions to hits like Golden Sun, Time Splitters 3, Burnout 3, Heart & Slash and Elliot Quest. As a passionate indie studio, they aim to establish themselves as experts in creating rich and engaging games that you will love playing. More information can be found here: http://www.com8com1.com