This game is now available on Steam!

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Humans Must Answer
Genre: Action, Shooter
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 15, 2012 @ 8:39am
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:48pm

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Steam launch! (And some gameplay changes)
Added Features

As we have had some time to work on Humans Must Answer since it was first released in July last year, we've added and changed a couple of elements of the game based on feedback we've received.

First off, the game now has checkpoints! Yep, people kept complaining that the game was too hard and tiresome, so we've added checkpoints that should make it more enjoyable.

Secondly, the easier difficulties of the game have been made a little easier. It turns out that our passion for retro shmups meant that we were being a little too harsh on players, so we've made it a little more friendly. It also takes a few less golden eggs to unlock levels on the easier difficulties. If you still want a challenge, though, the harder difficulties are still there, as brutal as ever.

Lastly, the game now has Steam achievements and Steam cloud saving! We had a little bit of fun coming up with some achievements for you all to aim for while playing the game. Hopefully you have just as much fun trying to earn them. The saving just means you can transfer saves across Steam supported machines.

Spread the word!

We've already asked a lot of you, and we are extremely grateful for the support we've received so far. So thanks once again for all of your help.

Being cheeky, we'd love it if you could help us spread the word about Humans Must Answer being available on Steam. Please tell any gaming websites you read and YouTubers you watch to ask us for a Steam code so they can cover it, too!

Oh, and if you could leave us a user review on the Steam page (at the bottom), that would be excellent!

Thanks once again for all the support. Humans Must Answer wouldn't be where it is now without your kindness.

Sumom Games

Humans Must Answer Has Been Greenlit! Thank You!
Release date: Early 2013
From a team of ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers comes Humans Must Answer - a classic 2D space shooter set in the distant future...with lots of explosions.

Release: 2013 / Windows


You play as the pilot on board a Scout ship called The Golden Eagle, which is manned by a crew of intelligent and dangerous chickens. After discovering the Solar System in which we humans reside, they attempt to establish contact but are surprised when the only answer is hostile!

So starts their explosive trip towards their goal, the Sun, along which they'll meet the peculiarities of this bizarre future and show no mercy to the fleets of humans and robots that dare stand in their way.

Slick back your combs and fiddle with your wattles, for Humans Must Answer features an emphasis on danger evasion, hidden bonuses, epic boss fights and a deep upgrade and points system. There are plenty of sumptuous explosions to feast your eyes on as well!

Players can place temporary turrets, experiment with combining different weapons and challenge themselves by finding and obtaining all of the hidden eggs. Did we mention there are explosions too?

  • Eye popping explosions and a spectacular destruction system
  • Combine weapons to devastating effect and deploy drone turrets
  • Subtle and surprising narrative that is integrated into the gameplay
  • Shop with a large number of upgrades for the ship and weapons
  • Tough boss battles that require thought as well as quick reactions
  • Secrets to discover and hidden eggs to collect but often at a risk

Originally posted by Gnome,
Yes, it does indeed look like a proper shmup in the most classic of manners and does come complete with some fantastic graphics and lots and lots of explosions.
Originally posted by Katie Williams, GameSpy:'s looking like a fun throwback to arcade shooters of yore.
Originally posted by RossZ, IndieGamesDig:
Humans Must Answer just might end up having that winning trifecta of challenging level design, exciting game mechanics, and mirror-sheen-polished visuals.
Originally posted by Nathan Grayson, Rock, Paper, Shotgun:
But eggstraterrestrials galaxy-faring coop-flyers are – believe it or not – only part of what makes Humans Must Answer intriguing. The other half of that equation, then, is the oh-so-silly shmup’s pedigree.
Originally posted by John Polson,
Oh crap, what am I guilty of now? And if I'm a cyborg, can I be only partially accountable?
Originally posted by Cailan Ciabai, Unigamesity:
Taking the classic horizontal scrolling shooter mechanics to a whole new level

Sumom Games

Sumom Games is a small independent game studio based in Kiev, Ukraine. It was founded by Denis Matveenko and Eugeny Yatsuk in 2011.

Our creative team consists of those with work experience in large companies over well-known projects such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Xenus II: White Gold. Our goal is to create interesting, challenging and original games that combine elements from different genres. Humans Must Answer is our first project.


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Popular Discussions View All (4)
Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:29pm
possible coop?
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:32am
May 12, 2013 @ 8:13am
Humans Must Answer spotlight
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DISHTY  [author] Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:06am 
Humans Must Answer is now on Steam!

Thanks to everyone who helped us get it there :)
Right Dec 22, 2013 @ 1:36am 
Ну, не плохо xD
sergioreynel Nov 25, 2013 @ 8:27am 
Hi if your looking for a site to download all pc related things go here: if you create an account if you could please put my username inside the referrer box: my user name is sergioreynel
LoCaD Nov 12, 2013 @ 2:41pm 
I like that Steam is bringing in more great SHMUPS can't wait for HMA.
corpscrew. Sep 22, 2013 @ 5:31pm 
Ahaha, I love the billboard implying we'll still be waiting on HL3 in the far future!
void Sep 21, 2013 @ 1:13am 
ez4gus Sep 21, 2013 @ 1:12am 
procrastination Sep 21, 2013 @ 1:11am 
KopiG Sep 20, 2013 @ 10:41am 
Guys if you dont have this shmup yet, you HAVE to buy it. It is AMAZING. Very well thought out boss fights etc....
objora  [author] Sep 20, 2013 @ 5:46am 
thanks guys! it's like a... mmm... Christmas in September :)