Agent Notes on Hominids: 14 Years of Alien Evolution

February 28, 2007 2021


Today marks 14 years since the Alien Hominids first made their way to planet Earth… and what a long 14 years that has been.

While we were able to quell the beasts for some time, but now they seem to be resurging more than ever. Only this time, they’ve evolved into something that’s much more… extreme.
Shape – These Aliens have grown more lithe, more funky, more deadly, and their physical form reflects it. Their bodies are smaller and their heads are rounder, meaning that they’re now the ideal shape to dodge our attacks and also probably store massive amounts of important information in their noggins.

Movement – Movement is by far the most significant change that we’ve seen them take on. 14 years ago they would jump and run and dig, and now they’ll double-jump and run and dig all while moving… and then flip and dive and head-ride and dodge and throw us around like ragdolls.

Weapons – When they advanced, so did their arsenal of weapons. The blaster was easy enough to defend against back in the day, even with its occasional upgrades. But now, we have to be prepared for any number of projectiles — lasers, energy bullets, even ice and sword swipes. Oh, and their upgrades are much more technical now, plus they can mix and match them so every Alien hits differently.

Fashion – Co-opted hats used to make it easy for us to tell our Alien enemies apart from one another, sure. But with all their time on Earth, they’ve somehow managed to imbue stats onto their fashionable headpieces. Each hat has a different effect even if it looks the same as another, so if an Alien is flying at you and lookin’ fresh, watch out.

Mutations – When we say the Aliens have evolved, we really mean it. They can now shift and mutate, stealing life from our Agents, breaking the sound barrier with super speed, or even taking to the skies to fly. These mutated Aliens provide a whole new level of threat to us.

Chaos – The Hominid’s attack patterns are like nothing we’ve ever seen before. They used to move in a straight and uniform line, moving from point A to B with one goal in mind. Now they tear through city blocks every this way and that, causing absolute destruction in any chosen path. Once they select an area to attack, there’s no saying which way they’ll go — the only sure thing is that they’ll go anywhere.  They can even go LEFT at will!

Squads – In years prior, our teams would only have to face one or two Aliens at a time. Now, they arrive in packs of up to 4 Aliens. They work together like a well oiled space machine, riding on each other’s backs in intimidating stacks, and teaming up to get extra height, speed, and dodging capabilities. The Alien stacks also provide new vantage points for them which work to counter our jetpacking Agents.

14 years has granted a lot of change to these little guys… if we want to keep up, we’ll have to fight back with the firepower to match. I bet they can’t wait to find out what changes 14 years brought to us.

Alien Hominid HD Anniversary, but make it a Sale!

This weekend marks 14 years since Alien Hominid HD launched, and what a long and wild 14 years of making games it has been! Oh, and making merch too, of course!

Alien Hominid HD’s birthday is definitely something to celebrate, so we’re throwing a party and hosting it in our online merch store! Oh, and you’re invited of course. You’re always invited to anything we’ve got.

You can get our super cool goods in the funky fresh Alien Hominid flavors ON SALE from February 26th through February 28th. Show your boundless Alien allegiance with a historically accurate t-shirt, or keep those feet warm by harnessing the power of these extraterrestrial appendage warmth-makers (aka socks). Oh, and this cool new HAT!

Alien Hominid Invasion Embroidered Hat

Seriously, just wait ’til you see what’s under the lid.

We hope you enjoy the out of this world deals, and remember to tell the Aliens happy birthday!!

PlayStation Indies Sale: Castle Crashers Remastered

PlayStation is home to a number of awesome indie games, and we’re happy that Castle Crashers is one of them. That’s why we’re a part of the PlayStation Indies Sale!

From February 24th through March 10th, you can purchase Castle Crashers Remastered for 40% off in the PlayStation store! This sale is happening in both the SIEA and SIEE regions — for America and Europe!

We know it’s been a while since Castle Crashers Remastered was on sale on the PlayStation, so if you’ve been waiting to pick up the game this is the perfect time. And, while Castle Crashers Remastered originally launched for the PS4, you can also play it on your shiny new PS5 with the platform’s compatibility feature!

Grab your sword (or mace or twig or chicken stick), put on that helmet (of your color of choice), and get out there… we’ll be seeing you in the kingdom!