A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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In 199X the world was at peace... until it all hit the fan!

When It Hits the Fan is an action arcade twin-stick shooter for PC and arcade that you can play with a friend that was inspired by many classic arcade and SNES/Sega Genesis era games.

It features four apocalypse scenarios happening all at once:
Zombies spilled out into the city streets...
AI in military grade robots went haywire...
Demons started pouring out of hell...
And finally, aliens started invading the planet!
--When It Hits the Fan Intro


  • 2 Player local co-op
  • 4 Zones (City, Laboratory, Underground/Hell, and Alien Spaceship)
  • 9 Weapons: Handgun, Double Handgun, Shotgun, Machine gun, Grenade Launcher, Flamethrower, Laser pistol, Laser Cannon, and Chainsaw!
  • Various power-ups (Invincibility cloak, Force shield, protective cross…)
  • Many enemies from all four apocalypses (zombies, irradiated cockroaches, out of control robots, demon imps and devils, alien brutes, and more!)

Free Bonus Content:

  • Unlock Hard Mode and Cheat Mode for maximum re-playability
  • Cheat Mode includes pick your weapon to play the full game with the most powerful weapons of your choice

Three difficulty settings to allow for your style of play:

  • Easy - less enemies and slower bullets
  • Normal - the way it was meant to be played
  • Hard (Unlockable) - more enemies, more difficult enemy patterns

If you wish to follow development here are the current available social media sites currently used:

Website: http://www.heartfeltgames.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/trueyomic
Tumblr: http://trueyomic.tumblr.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heartfeltgames
IndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/when-it-hits-the-fan

* Available levels in the demo:

City: Stage 1, Bonus 1
Laboratory: Stage 1, Bonus 1

--if you find any crashes or bugs while playing, please e-mail the error.log contents to support@heartfeltgames.org and describe the bug including stage with as much detail as possible.  Thanks!

Published May 08, 2015
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 19, 2017
Made withlibGDX
Tags2D, Arcade, Co-op, gamepad, Local Co-Op, Multiplayer, Top-Down, Top down shooter, Twin Stick Shooter, Zombies
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Twitter


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

When It Hits the Fan - Full (Windows) 121 MB
Version 10
When It Hits the Fan - Full (Mac / Linux / Windows) 70 MB
Version 9

Download demo

When It Hits the Fan Demo (Windows) 121 MB
Version 15
When It Hits the Fan Demo (Mac / Linux / Windows) 70 MB
Version 14


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I'll have to play this at some point ;)