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 (1,241 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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February 21

Bleed for Linux Released!



Woohoo! Thanks to the enormous talent of Ethan Lee aka flibitijibibo, Bleed has finally been ported to Linux! I hope you enjoy the game and look forward to the sequel! <3

(If you'd like more information on Bleed and Bleed 2, you can always check out the dev blog!)

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Reviews

"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."
Indie Gamer Chick

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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
13 of 14 people (93%) 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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17 of 23 people (74%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 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
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
I recently recieved a coupon for this game, and I had enough extra money in my steam wallet to purchase this game-- so I did.

This 2-D shooter/platformer is a very fun play and, while I was still in the story mode, it engaged me. I quite liked the concept of a thruster pack, and the manoverabillity and controlls were great. As far as the level design goes, I was impressed by what they had, but I also wanted more. If I had to state one flaw with this game it would be that it is too short. Fun, but short. It doesn't have too many levels. This being said, if you are the type of person who finds replay value in increasing the difficulty of a given level-- you may absolutly love this game. Personally, I was impressed with this game and its mechanics, but I also felt like it needed more content. As a game, I would recomend it to you if you have excess money to spend.

Here's just one more thing to think about with this game: it is well-designed. I am a part of a game-creation/game-theory club at my school, and I have tasked myself to find well-designed games like ShovelKnight. This game, while it may be lacking in content, provides a good refference to game design in that the levels and mechanics are well-developed. The ideas in this game are great, even if it is short.

On the whole, I would give this 7/10 for gameplay and enjoyment, and a possible 8.5/10 if you're looking for good ideas and design in a game.
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2 of 2 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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