Hostile Intent: Phoenix Rising ("HIPR") is a multiplayer team-based tactical first-person shooter. It mixes themes of "realism" (in game mechanics) and "true-to-life" (in fine details) to immerse the player in intense, believable combat scenarios. It uses a flexible objective system that provides each team with specific goals to accomplish in order to complete their mission. HIPR takes direct inspiration from the games Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, and Operation: Flashpoint.
Players take on the role of either a special forces operative ("Nato") or a fighter ("Tango"), and are tasked with certain mission objectives they need to accomplish within a time limit (one round of play) in order to win. These missions can take place in virtually any real-world location, from urban city streets to dense tropical environments to sandy deserts. The number of possible scenarios and mission objectives is similarly infinite. Players could be disabling radio communications of an enemy, defending a building theyâ€™ve secured until support arrives, defusing bombs, and much more.