Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,259 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 3, 2013

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"Behind the cutesy visuals lies a fast paced action game that combines bullet hell mayhem with acrobatic platforming. Best of Indies 2013, see link."
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"Insanely fun."
Penny Arcade

"If you have a pulse, if even a fraction of your heart is occupied by videogames, you must play Bleed."
The XBLIG

"There’s so many clever ideas at play here that it’s amazing they could keep them all so balanced."
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About This Game

Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!

Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!

Key Features:

  • -Unique control scheme enabling crazy fast action
  • 7 levels packed with multiple set-pieces and bosses
  • 4 difficulty levels that remix enemy placement and boss patterns
  • 2-player local co-op for all modes (requires at least one gamepad)
  • 3 unlockable characters with their own gameplay twists
  • Survive the entire game on one life in Arcade Mode
  • Select and battle up to three bosses at once in Challenge Mode

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP (or later)
    • Processor:2.0 Ghz dual core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card (XNA 4.0 compatible, Shader Model 2.0 or higher)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX-compatible sound card
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor:3Ghz Intel Core i3
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card, Shader Model 2.0
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported (requires a third-party driver)
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported (requires a third-party driver)
    OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+, 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    Hard Drive: 350 MB HD space
    Additional: SDL_GameController devices fully supported
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
It's really hard to believe one guy was behind the whole thing. Game is polished, the mechanics are tight, the bosses are fantastic, and some of them get extra attacks on harder difficulties. The movement is SO good, you always feel like you're in control (except for the occassional "walljump when I wanted to airdash", but you can disable walljumping (dunno why you'd want to, it has its uses)) and every single attack is decently telegraphed, and even when you're caught by surprise you can slow time and dash away and make it look like you meant to do that.
If you like skillful play like contorting an air dash to weave through bullets in slow motion while destroying the homing rockets coming your way, I don't think you can go wrong with this game.
It is REALLY short but for 5 bucks you're getting possibly the most concentrated, no-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, action run n gun with slow motion. Get this immediately.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Harder than darksouls on normal dificulty.
10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Wonderful game, great gamplay, music and visuals.
If you haven't tried Bleed, you're making a mistake.
Can't wait to see the sequal!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
One of the best 2d shooting platformers I've seen on steam. It's fun and addicting. You will most likely want play it more than once. It gives you a decent amount of weapons and upgrades. Sadly it's too short of a game. I would also recommend people to play this game with a friend. I hope it gets a sequel.

Rating: 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Bleed is a twin stick (best played with mouse and keyboard), pseudo-bullet-hell 2D platformer with some of the smoothest, most fast-paced, and most gratifying combat I've ever seen. You play as Wryn, a pink haired videogame heroine wannabe on a quest to dodge, dash, jump, and shoot herself towards the title of Gretest Hero of All Time. At her disposal she has an arsenal of weapons, a triple jump, and the ability to slow down time. You think you've seen bullet-time done right? You've seen nothing until you've tried this game! I cannot describe with words how incredibly satisfying it feels to air-dash your way, in slow motion, through the one small gap in a wall of bullets (very hard-mode) while maintaining your combo-meter for maximum damage.

But let's not be completely biased here. Many players will probably be upset by the fact that this is a really short game. Like a really short game. To make your way through the seven levels on normal will take you about an hour. To get through hard might be another hour or so and after that the same goes for very hard. There are ofcourse some extras like arcade and challenge mode but the main bulk of the game is easily beaten in an evening.

The weapon unlocks also seem pretty useless, I stuck with the starting weapons through most of my playthrough on both normal and hard as I saw almost no reason to switch weapons during any stage or boss fight.

That said tho, this is a really, really fun game and I will probably end up spending more hours just replaying this than in most $20+ games I've bought.

Pick this up if you're:
A fan of fast-paced, skill based combat.
An old-school gamer with too little time for those 40+ hour AAA titles
A speedrunner. This game is the perfect speedrunning game.
You just want to relax and have som fun for an evening.

Don't pick this up if you:
Are on a budget and/or want a high Time/$ ratio
Hate pink
Want to miss out on a great time
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