Rifter Announcement

Posted on 23 May 2018

Rifter is an acrobatic platformer, designed to be “tough-as-nails” and featuring things like insane speed, getting squashed, and that incredible synthwave music you can experience in the trailer above. Seriously, go watch/listen, we’ll wait. It’s like a particularly excitable 80’s montage spontaneously exploded on a keyboard. Glorious.

Rifter is coming out this July.

Official Press Release

Acrobatic platformer Rifter revealed for Steam

Reveal trailer shows off the tough-as-nails, 80’s synthwave-infused neon platformer

Vienna – 23rd May, Solo indie dev IMakeGames today revealed Rifter, a breathtakingly fast, tough-as-nails acrobatic platformer, drenched in neon and infused with a pumping 80’s synthwave soundtrack. Rifter is currently in development and will be launching on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux in July 2018.

The love child of Dust Force, Sonic, Bionic Commando and Hotline Miami, Rifter puts players on the bleeding edge of speed and control. Blast through a world of 80’s-inspired neon backdrops, and discover challenging obstacles and brutal boss battles, in over 90 stages featuring over 30 character upgrades, unlockable skills, three different endings.

“I’ve been creating the world of Rifter for 3 years, and it feels great to be able to start talking about it” said Maximilian Csuk, (aka IMakeGames) the solo developer behind Rifter. “When players really learn to strike the balance between speed and control it’s an exhilarating feeling and the idea is to offer a big and crazy playground to have fun and perfect your skills.”


  • Lightning-fast, action-packed acrobatic platformer
  • Run, swing, smash and dash and feel exhilarating freedom of movement
  • Driven by a pumping 80s synthwave soundtrack and neon-drenched visuals
  • Rift through over 90 levels
  • Unlock 30 upgrades and new skills to fit your playstyle
  • Challenge a large variety of enemy types and hard-as-nails boss fights
  • Discover secrets, unlock multiple endings and perfect your stage ratings
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