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 (1,258 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."
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"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
36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
** Key was provided by developer for review purposes **
I used a controller to play through this game

Bleed

Bleed is a faced-paced platformer where you become the greatest hero of all time by killing all the current best heroes?? Doesn't really make sense, but i'm not here to question. I will add a TL;DR at the end.

Gameplay

You are Wyrn a girl who dreams to become the greatest hero of all time. To become the greatest hero of all time you must kill the current best heroes to claim your title. The controls were a bit odd and it took me a bit to get used to them. The feature of being able to slow down time is amazingly fun and you have a decent arsenal to pick between. There are 13 bosses to fight through. The game plays fluently and the triple dash is really helpful when you are in a pinch (along with slowing down time). The game can be completed in a quick amount of time, however it's a very enjoyable and challenging experience. There are a total of 4 levels of difficulty to enjoy (Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard) along with 2 other gamemodes to fight through.

Graphics/sound

The Graphics are pixelated and really match with the charm of the game. The music is upbeat and allows you to immerse yourself into killing whatever you happen to be fighting at that moment. The whole game gave me a kinda old-school vibe; in a good way.

Pros/Cons

Pros

+ 3 different ways to play and 4 levels of difficulty
+ Multiple characters to choose from (unlocks characters if you beat story on higher difficulties)
+ Interesting combat mechanic
+ Slowing down time
+ Boss fights are different in nature and strategy
+ Good ending
+ Fast-Paced and Challenging

Cons

- Short game overall
- Controls are a bit odd and take getting used to
- Local Co-op only (It would be amazing with online co-op but still amazing to play alone!)

Final Thoughts

I have thoroughly enjoyed playing through bleed. I honestly felt like a badass when I would slow down time dodge multiple bullets, reflect the rest with my katana, then shoot the hell out of the boss ending him. I might have gotten a bit addicted; only a bit! I enjoyed this game and while it was short, it was sweet. I once tried challenge mode only to realize I'm getting butt kicked by 3 bosses at once. Overall a very fun game which I can recommend to almost anyone who likes platformers or becoming Neo from The Matrix.

TL;DR

Bleed is a highly enjoyable fast-paced, pixeled, challenging platformer where you fight your way though all the old heroes to become the greatest hero of all time. You have 4 difficulties to choose from and 13 bosses to defeat. The combat is fun because of the ability to slow down time and the ability to triple dash. The arsenal has an decent amount of weapons to choose from and the increase in challenge when you go on higher difficulties is noticeable. The controls take a bit to get used to and overall the game is short, but highly enjoyable to play through.

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17 of 18 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
2.4 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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