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Cart #swarmed-0 | 2022-12-17 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License


Will you defeat the Swarmlord?


  • Arrows – Move ship
  • X – Fire blasters
  • Z – Fire special weapon



Change log


  • Improved hit feedback on the Swarmlord.
  • Added wings to the Swarmlord.
  • Updated title screen with Swarmlord animation and other minor tweaks.
  • Added sway to the background spores.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an auto shoot right after starting the game from the title screen or when restarting from the game over screen.
  • Some sprite optimization and cleanup.


  • Special weapon combined with shields, which replaces the extra lives.
  • Special weapon, new function: fires 3 bullets at the cost of one shield.
  • UI for extra lives removed (replaced by shields).
  • UI for special weapon removed since they’re now represented around the ship (they are the shields).
  • UI hint for special weapon moved to bottom left corner and got some new graphic.
  • Boss speed adjustments.
  • Boss bullet speed adjustments.
  • Special weapon now destroys enemy bullets on impact.


First version, submitted for the Basic Shmup Showcase.

P#122627 2022-12-17 22:00 ( Edited 2022-12-17 22:03)


Loved it!
Very fun, great palette work, and gameplay worked well, can't wait to see this move forward!

P#122675 2022-12-19 02:31

Swarmed is very great game!

P#122682 2022-12-19 04:20

Nice short shmup. Compared to other clones, this one uses large sprites and less enemies.

P#122696 2022-12-19 12:57

@CrownDeluxe @DRStudio2010 @Bloodbane Thank you all for the feedback and thanks for playing! :)

P#122754 2022-12-20 17:02

Nice shoot-em-up. Lovely art style and an interesting twist on shields being used as a weapon.

But a shmup with no score !?!?! What is the world coming to :)

P#122773 2022-12-20 22:31

Nice job! Reminds me of a game I used to play as a kid. Action Fighter for SMS!

P#122807 2022-12-21 15:29

@phil Thank you, glad you liked it! :) At first, I figured score would be meaningless on a game that short. While working on the game I’ve been thinking more about it and what could make some interesting score rules that would fit the game. Let’s say it’s a candidate feature for future version :)

P#122869 2022-12-22 22:06

@Gruber Thank you! I haven’t play that one, looked it up on youtube though, seems like an action-packed game! Also, thank you so much for sharing your awesome music, it really adds a great drive to the game.

P#122871 2022-12-22 22:12

love the lowrez aspect

P#126486 2023-03-02 00:52

I'm with Sup3rAw3som3Gam3r,

This is a really cute game!

P#133654 2023-08-28 14:59

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