Forum highlights

Hawkwing is a retro shmup in development by Los Geekos Studio. The game attempts to recreate the feeling of late 80’s / early 90’s arcade and consoles shmups, with lot of action, colorful 2d low resolution sprites, medium sampling quality sounds and a catchy soundtrack.

Head over to the forum to chat with the developer and download the free demo.

Pawarumi is a verizontal shmup, inspired by the likes of Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun but with its own original mechanics, set in an universe based on south american folklore and 90s pop culture reference.

It’s currently on Steam Greenlight, so vote for it to see more high-quality shmups on Steam.

The game is being made in Unity by some experienced developers who have previously worked on titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Ruse and The Crew. Take a look at the forum post to see some development screenshots from the Unity editor.

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A Quiver of Crows will be available on Steam on October 20th.

The game features:

  • 360-degree twin-stick chaos!
  • Local / couch co-op so you don’t have to go it alone
  • Upgradable weapons, bombs, and shields
  • Unique environments and physics not common in shmups
  • Play using controller or keyboard & mouse

View the forum post here to read more about the development of the game.

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

Witchinour

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


OUT-OF

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.