Heart Core LTD
Based in Byala, Bulgaria
March 29, 2023
Gripper is a story-driven action game with boss fights on wheels. Tear your enemies apart with a grappling hook. Rip out their metal hearts to gain abilities. Rescue your family and uncover the secrets of the collapsing world.
The idea came to me 7 years ago when my mother died of cancer. Find out more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6ga0zqxpS8
- Grip-and-rip bosses apart with your bike's hook and finish them with their own weapons.
- Discover and tear out the hearts of colossal bosses to gain new abilities.
- Explore post-apocalyptic cyberpunk biomes which will form a vast world to travel through.
- Ride through nightmarish tunnels to the beat of incredible tracks, staying alert for QTE's and flying debris.
- Obtain upgrade points to gain access to improved health, shields and gadgets.
- Immerse yourself in the story and metaphor surrounding each boss.
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Official Announcement Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Epic MegaGrant Recipient" Epic MegaGrants
- "Finalist 2021" Unreal Contest 2021
- "Grand Prize Winner" DevGAMM Minsk 2019
- "Best Indie Game Winner" DevGAMM Minsk 2019
- "Excellence in Game Design Nominee" DevGAMM Minsk 2019
- "Excellence in Narrative Nominee" DevGAMM Minsk 2019
- "Excellence in Audio Nominee" DevGAMM Minsk 2019
- "Best Unreal Engine Game" Indie Cup 2019
- "Excellence in Narrative Nominee" DevGAMM Moscow 2019
- "Excellence in Audio Nominee" DevGAMM Moscow 2019
- "Kanobu Best Game Selection" Games JAM Kanobu 2017
- "Most Voted" Games JAM Kanobu 2017
- "Gripper is a cyberpunk bike action game that takes Doom’s rip and tear gameplay to a new level."
- , Kotaku
- "Gripper Is The Akira-Inspired Boss Rush We've Always Wanted, And It Looks Incredible."
- , Nintendo Life
- "Gripper is a wicked action game that puts you on a cyberpunk cycle, ala Akira."
- , PC Gamer
- "Gripper really impresses with it’s fun,
fast paced vehicle-based gameplay, interesting setting and big boss fights.
The comic book styled visuals look fantastic (particularly the cutscenes)
and the soundtrack really rocks. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a wild ride!"
- Calum Fraser, Alpha Beta Gamer
- "In the action RPG Gripper,
they will show us a non-standard approach to the Burning "Man festival"."
- Lena Pi, Igromania
- "The game is extremely tragic and metaphorical."
- Artyom Nechaev, 2x2
- "This is a cross between Zelda and Mad Max.
In a cyberpunk setting. And a bit like a Vangers game."
- , BadComedian
- "FUCK THIS GAME!"
- Jon Carnage, Game Lynch (Moscow 2017 Edition)
- "Not only is it a joy to pull apart bosses and throw around rocks — but the sudden switch to comic book-style graphics as you see your enemy for the first time is truly breathtaking."
- Jupiter Hadley, Big Boss Battle (B3)
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About Heart Core LTD
Heart Core LTD is an indie studio built by cinema and game dev experts. Our founders are Oscar and Palme d’Or nominees. Our designers worked on Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Rainbow Six: Siege and Atomic Heart. We are spread across the globe: Bulgaria, Ukraine, the UK, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Thailand... But one thing connects us every morning: we love classic video games and heartcore stories.
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Project Lead, Lead Game Desinger
Art Lead, 2D artist, 2D animator, 2D FX