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Operation Smash
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 27, 2012 @ 5:12am
Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:04am
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Massive Sale on Operation Smash!
Operation Smash - Greenlight Announcement
Release date: July 2013
News: Operation Smash is now available for purchase on Desura: and GamersGate:

Q - Will i get a Steam key if i buy the game on Desura?
A - If you buy the game on Desura you will definetly receive a key for steam *IF* and when it is released on steam. Just keep in mind that it might take a week or two before the keys are availalable on steam.

Exploration and Action are the main ingredients in this old-school platformer. As you explore a strange place in another time, you will find weapons and abilities that empower you to explore further and better fight the dangers. This place seems to be filled with secrets in strange places, use your grenades to blast up walls and see whats on the other side. Use your map to better navigate the complex and find what paths you missed the first time. The first time you play, it may take around 7-10 hours to complete. The game has been designed with speedrunning in mind, and the game is relatively open ended in terms of sequence breaking.

  • Over 100 rooms to explore divided into seven colorful areas.
  • One single interconnected gameworld without artificial barriers.
  • Game designed to support speedrunning and sequence breaking.
  • Find new weapons and abilities throughout your adventure.
  • Use the in-game map to navigate and discover 100% of the game world.
  • Amazing soundtrack by Simon Stålenhag.

The Story
A young teenager named Rusty has invented a Time Machine and brought it to school to show off as a science project. The main protagonist is Gemma, a newly joined classmate. She agrees to volounteer to demonstrate the time machine. Their goal is to go back 500 million years into the past and bring back a live creature now only found in fossils. Needless to say, something goes horribly wrong, and Gemma has to sort the mess out before it's too late.

More info
Check out the complete Dev Blog (covering every week of development):
Game Homepage:
My Twitter: @steveolofsson
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Dec 27, 2013 @ 7:22pm
Hows the story?
Apr 26 @ 11:25am
This game is pretty awesome
Dec 27, 2013 @ 7:32pm
talking about playing the game or wanting to play the game
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Commados May 11 @ 6:46am 
I would be great if this game got a bit more hype, and was greenlighted :)
SHODANFreeman Mar 19 @ 9:01pm 
Release as a closed early access for the people who already bought it via IndieGameStand, at least. I want to be able to play it on Steam instead of using Desura.
Steve  [author] Feb 23 @ 10:21pm 
Hey thanks for commenting, as i previously mentioned the game is stuck in limbo because of my IRL situation (two small kids + fulltime job). There is too little time available to me to be able to update the game. I don't want to release the game as-is because it has a number of flaws that i would like to adress first.
ghostlyFabricator Feb 22 @ 3:26pm 
I really want this to go from greenlit to released. It was greenlit over a year ago and there's been no news in that time, so I'm concerned
ACWraith Feb 11 @ 2:08am 
WANT! I played this game ages ago and stopped right before the point of no return to collect the remaining items. (Hearing there'd be a search tool for collectibles coming was a factor.) I don't know what the big updates that stalled this are, but it felt like a complete game to me.
Ghost_Train Nov 6, 2014 @ 1:42pm 
Awesome. Glad to see this is greenlit. I wish I could somehow offer support to help you update the game for Steam sooner. I know nothing about gave dev'ing though. I really look forward to this one. I have played a bit on Desura and loved the crap out of it. Really, IMHO the only (and most important) update needed for this is controller support. Every good platformer deserve to be played with a controller. And this one is fricken good.

Good luck Steve!
rav3n Oct 12, 2014 @ 8:07am 
If anyone is eager to play you can try the desura version. Doesnt feel like an unfinished game or anything like that
SHODANFreeman Oct 6, 2014 @ 11:45am 
Please release on Steam?
VladImpalador Oct 2, 2014 @ 10:49pm 
Hi. I bought this game on Indie Game Stand is it possible for people that got it that way to receive a Steam key, or is it for Desura customers only?
Spydrebyte Sep 12, 2014 @ 4:24am 
Thanks for the update Steve, ofc life stuff comes first and i hope things will work themselves out :) Its good to know u haven't given up on the project, do what u can when you can. This is one im sure a lot of us are really looking forward too.