There are lots of interesting new shmups on the forums at the moment – here are some highlights:


Witchinour is a low-res cute-em-up by sofutogeimu. There’s a demo available on here. It’s also up on Steam Greenlight so vote for it here.


Out-Of is a side-scrolling space shooter by Next Gamelevel. It’s still in development and will be available on Windows, Mac and Linux. Find out more at the Next Gamelevel website here.

An Oath to the Stars

An Oath to the Stars is a vertical danmaku shmup. It has already been approved for Steam release. You can follow the development of the game on the blog here.

A new shmup to back on Kickstarter…

Super Thrustforce: Orbital Meat Police (STOMP) is based on the classic 8-bit game Thrust, and also the great Amiga game Gravity Force (hence the Thrustforce in the title). Aliens have abducted all Earth’s cows, and you must infiltrate the alien mothership to get them back. This mainly involves blowing everything up, but you’ll need to master control of your ship, which is affected by gravity.

Back it on Kickstarter here.

Zenzizenzic is now available on Steam Early Access.

As the game is in Early Access, I would really like to go for a lot of community driven feedback on Steam to further improve the game. So if you have a moment, I would hugely appreciate it if you could drop by on the Steam forum and leave a comment, review on the store page, anything. Or of course just here in this thread. The more we can push shmups to the attention of the public, the better!

Geometry Wars 3 has received a free update. Some welcome changes include a classic mode, where you can replay Geometry Wars’ original gameplay with the new engine, as well as hardcore leaderboards for players who wish to play without drones or super weapons.

Power-Up, a popular Xbox Live Indie Games shmup, which is also available on Steam, is coming out on iOS on April 9th.