BroForce gets an update and two new bros

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The South African developers of the indie game BroForce have just released a new “Death from Above” update for the game to coincide with the US’s 4th of July holiday weekend. Perfect timing for a game punting caricatured US patriotism with characters based on over-the-top action flicks.

The update doesn’t just fix a bunch of things, it adds the option to rain death down on enemies from elevated positions using directional fire, hence “Death from above”.

It also adds two new bros: the grenade-chucking Colonel James Broddock and Cherry Broling, a female bro that has a machine gun for a leg. Geek points for knowing which action flicks they’re from. That makes two female bros in the bro line-up, the other being Ellen Ripbro, a bro based on none other than the xenomorph-slaying badass from the Alien movies, Ellen Ripley.

Here’s a list of some of the other, smaller changes made:

  • Made GR-13 jump back correctly
  • Fixed Boondock Bros avatar showing incorrectly for a second
  • F12 now toggles HUD (rather than just hides it)
  • Fixed Windows in City (and elsewhere) breaking after a radio tower start.
  • More Agressive/Less Forgetful Mookopter
  • Fixed Bombardment Flashes getting stuck during Time Bro Motion
  • Improved Camera Trigger Actions
  • Fix Dual Shock 3 controllers crashing on Macs (thanks Unity!)
  • MANY fixes related to Macs and startup
  • Fixed lack of propane momentum when stepping off propane tanks
  • Improved Z ordering of background foliage
  • A lot of work on the announcer voice
  • Made muzzle flashes stick to guns
  • 5% faster mook reaction times
  • Scriptable enemies in Level Editor (WORK IN PROGRESS!)
  • Ellen Ripbro’s plasma damages terrain more
  • Broniversal Soldier has a higher rate of fire for his primary weapon
  • Villagers 2.0
  • Bros can stand on mook parachutes.
  • Placing unused terrain pieces in your levels will no longer break the levels
  • Fixed outlines on some parallax pieces

Today marks the last day you can snap the Early Access game up for a 33% discount ($9.99) from Steam. Grab it before the offer expires at 7pm South African time.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.