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Cart #schildm8-19 | 2022-08-25 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

How to play

  • Fire regular weapon with X, EX weapon with O
  • Touch an enemy projectile to activate the shield
  • Collect enemy projectiles while the shield is up to power up, chain kill enemies to extend shield duration
  • Once the shield runs out you are in danger, avoid projectiles until the shield reboots
  • As long as the shield is active the multiplier goes up, enabling higher scores and more damage output (missing cuts the next multiplier activation in half)
  • Lasers will drain your shield
  • After every time you defeat the boss enemies will become stronger and new stage layouts and enemies are introduced


  • Added a simple rank system
  • Added lasers. They don't decrease shield time like they should yet but kill in neutral/danger. Auto aiming for now, but most will be static like they should be, the enemy using them is also placeholder for now
  • Changed enemy bulettes and shield to use blue/gold depending on being at max level like in the game proper
  • Added some big assplosions for the boss
  • Changed how homing missiles work: Tag an enemy (that is not a zako) with the main shot to get missiles homing on it
  • Moved the boss health bar to the top of the screen
  • Slightly more varied explosions, proper colors for bullets exploding
  • The Wilson were not animating! This could not stand, of course
  • Multiplier is saved after a shield chain, picking up were it left off when activating the shield again
  • Starting power level set to 2 for now
  • Loads of cosmetic changes while getting to know pico8 a bit better

Additional info

Original OST by Ed Tremblay, remixed for pico8 by Soma.

Check out Lazy Devs' pico8 shmup tutorial series and game jam to join in on the fun:

Inspired by Schildmaid MX:

P#115710 2022-08-13 15:00 ( Edited 2022-08-25 18:47)

That boss is impressive! I liked the effects a lot. Looking forward to playing this again.

P#115717 2022-08-13 17:43

good starting point - may need some tweaks:

  • barrage of 6 ‘triangle’ enemies is very difficult to pass
  • boss fight is not fun (too much hp / uninteresting bullet pattern)
P#115881 2022-08-16 17:10

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