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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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News about Operation Smash
Operation Smash back in active Development!
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 (4)
Nov 11, 2017 @ 1:07pm
This game is pretty awesome
Dec 27, 2013 @ 7:22pm
Hows the story?
Nov 8, 2015 @ 2:39pm
Concerning the Current Status of Operation Smash
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Steve  [author] Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:53am 
Hey, no significant news at this point, game still on ice. I'm currently working as a Game Designer at a VR company so got very little time to put into indie stuff. This game is still available on IndieGameStand though.
devotee Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:00pm 
NEWS?!?!? :poop:
SHODANFreeman Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:40am 
Please release this at least for existing owners.
Nerd House Feb 12, 2016 @ 7:16am 
I also bought the game on IGS (on 11/9/2013 lol). I found the purchase email in my inbox while clearing out my email folders and it prompted me to check on the game here. I had no idea it had been put on hold. Great to hear you are still working on it despite the obstacles.
cicero Jan 5, 2016 @ 7:57am 
I am so glad to see that Operation Smash is back in development. I bought the game on IGS was overjoyed to see it added on Greenlight, and have looked forward to seeing it on Steam for quite some time now. Please don't burn yourself out. Even a straight port from the existing Desura version would be fantastic! :Perseverance: :KneelingBow:
BuBBy Oct 14, 2015 @ 5:11am 
I'd also prefer to see the existing Desura code just ported across to Steam. No new design or features. Just spare the existing owners from the uncertain future of Desura. I'd have no expectation of a complete rewrite - so it is perfect and everything you imagine is possible. The game was greenlit as it was... not what it could be with another years work.
SHODANFreeman Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:26pm 
Can't you at least release it on here for the people who already bought it, in its current format, and have it unavailable for purchase without getting a key allocated? I hate using Desura to play anything.
Steve  [author] Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:31am 
Hello all, just wanted to update with latest info on this game: The short version: Operation Smash is on Ice for the forseeable future
Assassin (Bully Hunter) May 11, 2015 @ 6:46am 
I would be great if this game got a bit more hype, and was greenlighted :)
SHODANFreeman Mar 19, 2015 @ 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.