Broforce is a side-scrolling run and gun platform video game developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital. Development began in April 2012 as a game jam entry and continued with developer and popular support. The game was released via Steam’s Early Access on April 7, 2014 for Microsoft Windows and OS X with a full release scheduled for 2015.
The player-character is a bro, a hypermasculine action hero-style commando, who fights terrorists and rescues his bro teammates and prisoners of war from captivity. The levels end when the player defeats a foreign devil boss, hoists an American flag, and leaves via helicopter while the scenery explodes. The bro character names parody those of fictional action heroes such as John Rambo, Die Hard’s John McClane, Chuck Norris, Mr. T, Alien’s Ellen Ripley, and Terminator’s T-800 by adding the word “bro” (e.g., Rambro, the Brominator). The Broforce team is under direction from “Nelson Brodela”.
The game’s destructible environments wear away with the player’s gunfire.