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!
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Release Date: Jul 3, 2013

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August 10

Bleed 2 Announced!

Hey everyone! You may already know it exists, but I just *officially* announced the upcoming Bleed 2! It's got a trailer and a Steam page and everything, so if you're interested, here are the links:

Bleed 2 on Steam


A huge thanks to anyone/everyone who bought or enjoyed the first Bleed, it's helped make something like this possible! I hope you like what you see. <3

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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."

"There’s so many clever ideas at play here that it’s amazing they could keep them all so balanced."
Indie Gamer Chick

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

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    • 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
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    • 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)
    • 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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Since Bleed 2 is coming soon i'll update this review.
Bleed is a skilled action-platform, side-scrolling, "bullet hell" (atleast on higher difficulties) shooting game.

The goal is to become the greatest game hero of all time. You'll face many unique enemies, minor bosses and end level bosses along the way. The game is pretty short if you play it through on the easiest difficulty, and i recommend you take the challenge and play it atleast on Hard (V. Hard is epic). If you die in the classic mode, you'll start the level from previous checkpoints, but if you play the arcade mode you have to beat the whole game in one life.

P.S. It also has a nice chiptune soundtrack.

Really waiting for Bleed 2.
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72 of 77 people (94%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Bleed is Indie Action Platformer. Fast paced, challenging and unforgivable. You gotta be attentive and focused almost all the time, wisely using your charcater's abilities.


• Looking for a challenging game? You have it right here.

• The stages are very creative. Each containing different enemies requiring different approach.

• Kind or funny story and characters?
Some of those enemies tho. o3o

• Low price. 5€ isn't that much.
(At least not for me)

• Local Co-Op.
It's always a good thing


• The game is already hard on normal difficulty. x3
At least to me, I don't know maybe I suck

• Might be frustrating at times.
Oh yes

• To be honest. If you don't have at least decent reflex; You won't like this game.
Trust me

Sum up

My rate; 7/10. Game for action platformers fans, old skool platformers fans or people looking fror challenges.

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98 of 116 people (84%) found this review helpful
78 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
This game gave better gameplay in 1 hour than COD Ghosts gave in 1 year.

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61 of 71 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
** Key was provided by developer for review purposes **
I used a controller to play through this game


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.


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.


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.



+ 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


- 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.


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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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
This game is sweet!

Some might ask: Is the game as awesome as the trailer wants us to believe? Yes, every bit of it, BUT it's one of the shortest games I have ever played. To me, it is satisfying enough to maintain a decent replay value. On normal difficulty I would say that you might need an hour to finish the game from the beginning to the end. This game has rather poor animations and colour depth, but a nice retro soundtrack and excellent gameplay. If you need a challenge willing to revisit the game on it's hardest difficulty, then the sweet gameplay is all you need. If you're not the kind of person who enjoys playing the same levels multiple times, then you probably should stay away from it.

This sidescrolling action platformer contains only seven short levels with a lot of mini bosses and of course an end boss in each level. The bosses are this game's highlights. In fact, you will spend more time fighting them than fighting through the levels. None of the difficulty settings are really hard and you probably will not be frustrated at all when playing the story mode, because of its MANY check/spawn points. On the other hand you will unlock the challenging arcade mode after you completed the game once.
In order to achieve 100% completion you have to beat the arcade mode on the hardest difficulty level, which is one of the most difficult tasks I have ever encountered. The game itself has an extremely stylish gameplay. There are no excuses to hide behind. Just you, the game and a 100% skill. I played it using a gamepad and have to say that there's nothing to complain about the controls. It is responsive, fast and it makes you feel like a blockbuster hero.
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77 of 114 people (68%) found this review helpful
121 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
My favorite color is purple. Most of this game is purple

Also good platforming and shooting and stuff...but mostly the purple thing.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Everyone wants to become a hero, no matter how high the stakes.

Bleed by Bootdisk Revolution, is a two-dimensional, side scrolling game, with a lovely vibrant pixelated art style that I fell in love with. In this game there no time to slow down and no time to reload as your placed in a various fast paced levels with a large arsenal of weapons to your disposal. You play as young girl name Wyrn, a person with high ambitions, mass array of weapons, and a great personality to top it all off. And her goal is to become the greatest hero of all time! And be placed in the hall of heroes.

Each level is different than the last from the middle of earth’s crust to the circulatory system of a dragon you’ll be there to show how much of a badass you are. With different unique but yet challenging bosses and minibosses you come across each level really makes the game charming. This game reminds me a lot of the old Megaman games and I wouldn't be surprised that’s where they got their idea of the menu screen from.

The story of the game got me hooked in an instant as it felt that I could relate from her ambition of becoming a superhero... really who never wanted to become a superhero before. However storyline flew right past me when it came to how short it took from the first mission to the last.

Bleed is a really fun while it lasted, but it still is a great game with its great design, several of stages and bosses, and incredibly fun storyline.

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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Bleed is a 2D dual stick shooting platformer with an interesting mechanic that slows down time for a brief moment. You play as Wryn, who can jump wryth the left thumb stick, shoot in any direction with the wryght thumbstick, change between two wrypeans, slow time with the left rigger and jump with the wryght trigger. When she jumps, she can aim jump two or three more times in mid air. So you can jump to the left, then aim her to launch herself right, while shooting left, then air jump up all without hitting the ground. She can even jump off walls, but it seems more like a visual aide than a mechanic. The game has a fast pace. There are speedy bullets, bosses and hazards raining down, the slow time mechanic becomes an easy way to deal with it all.

Wryn is out to become the #1 hero! So she's got a hit list to kill all the other heroes and work her way to the top of the list! By top I mean bottom! The #1 hero gets revealed at the bottom of the list. These heroes are all bosses. After each death she'll comment things like, "Don't worry its just a game, I'll be back in a sec," "Do you have an older brother that can play this part, maybe?" Bleed hits you over the head that its a game, such as hoping you can achieve your dreams for helping her achieve hers.

You go through the game unlocking all seven levels to play. Each level has a completely different theme. A dark mansion, an underground cavern, inside of a dragon and so on. Different levels have different elements, such as getting trapped in a giant apple and forced to get through the top to the bottom of the screen before the apple drops to the next screen. Others like having to evade sensors or time jumps to avoid lasers that warm up and fire. The bosses are giant and diverse. Everything from bosses that split when shot, to a girl with a giant pink kitten car to mechanical orbs that shield themselves. The bosses are where most of the lives get lost. You need to make use of the slow time to survive and drain their health meters. Every boss has a wide array of attacks. The patterns seem random, which is great. Every level has more than one boss and I can tell a lot of work went into them.

There is a good variety of enemies. They change from level to level and fit the theme of each level without being reskins. Cats hopping around, soldiers that ride trains and get hit by tunnels, worms that burro then leap to shoot at you. The levels are fun and there are frequent checkpoints each time you leave an area. Its a nice quick game without much challenge. Its the dual stick, and dual triggers that make it tough at first. It gets a lot easier.

When you select a level, you chose one of four difficulties, so you can always go back and play harder difficulties. Between the levels, you can visit the store to buy extra weapons. The default dual pistols are good enough and killing everything with a quick stream of bullets. The default rocket launcher does more damage, but has a slower shooting speed. There is also a revolver, homing missiles, a flame thrower and a short range shotgun to buy. While you only need two weapons if not just one, you can pause the game to equip 2 others. Why equip them when the two bumpers work well enough?

Bleed isn't a one hit death game. You have plenty of energy, but there is no way to get more energy. Your slow time bar will regenerate over time depending on the character. Both can even get upgraded in the store, as well as the regeneration speed.

With all that said, the game is an hour long at least on normal (medium) difficulty. There are extras like arcade mode, that is more like a YOLO where you only get once life and need to complete the game from start to finish. I always thought an arcade would give you three lives. You can unlock different characters to play as. Finally there's a boss attack challenge mode that can put three bosses on your screen at once. Its all just extra fluff. $5 is the right price for it.

Judging from the fan art, there are people that love this game or its protagonist. Looking at the lack of accomplished achievements, means there are a lot of others that don't.
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
I would argue that the main character of this game is even better at jumping and shooting than megaman. high energy, great sound track, and probably the best short game i've ever played. I just wish is was longer :C
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
174.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
Bleed is an incredibly fluid platformer with controls, music, and gameplay that go FAR beyond that of ANY average 5$ title. The game is worth every penny and more, the only possible reasoning I can see to the game being 5$ is that there is not a *ton* of content, but, it still has a full game feel to it via stages, story / introductions to stages, and an ending that can move some people to tears, in a good way. <3

Not only that, but it has a difficulty setting for any level of player, from the more casual player, all the way down to hardcore players who enjoy the stress of an Arcade mode playthrough set on V.Hard that could make them rage and *still* have a good time.

No matter the difficulty setting, you aren't robbed of the game's wonderful ending and beautiful message it has, so I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys platformers as this title has a refreshing twist on bullet time and mobility. This game truly feels unique and has the kind of game play I've not found anywhere else.

And with a second coming of the soon-to-be Bleed series in the works ... I would recommend this game to get hyped for it!!! Also, did I mention that the game's creator, Ian Campbell, single handedly made this piece of art?

That guy is a total baws! Check this game out, for 5$, chances are you won't regret it!!! ^_^
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4.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Bleed is a medium-paced platformer with gameplay reminiscent of Contra and Metroid, but the twin stick controls lack the precision that would make this game fun to play.

I played through the game with a Logitech F310 gamepad. The trigger jump took some getting used to, but I could never get precision aiming for any of the weapons I tried. Going through the game at a fast pace on easy mode is doable, but attempting the game at higher levels of difficultly would require greater finesse of controls than the game provides. I also tried using a Steam controller, but this only made the game less playable than with the F310.

The graphics are well-done, and a few of the bosses provide a unique challenge compared to other games in the genre. The game is fairly short, although it provides a few additional modes and features to be unlocked.

I really wanted to like this game, but imprecise controls are a deal breaker.
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Pessimistic Optimist
11.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Very fun, if difficult, and really charming little game good for unwinding. Easily worth the $5 IMO.
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Mr. Taters
11.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game is extremely fun to play, however, this game is quite difficult. You will die A LOT in this game. The game itself is pretty short. Though, the game is fun enough to have quite a bit of replay value, this is a game you will want to 100%, especially if you like a good challange. This game also has a good variety of weapons to use against certain enemies, you will be switching your weapons quite frequently. Overall an 8/10, 5 dollars is a reasonable price for Bleed, though maybe a bit high for the small amount of content you are getting, so if you can, I would purchase Bleed while it's on sale.
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21.3 hrs
Posted: September 20
Overall good game, with an unorthodox mix of gameplay that fits well, replayability seems to be a thing despite the short story.
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The Ultimate Warior
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 3
good for people that love going rambo
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3.8 hrs
Posted: September 2
Product received for free
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8.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
I just learned that this game was on Steam last night, and I don't think I've ever hit 'buy' faster in my entire life. I've had the demo for several years, and I absolutely loved it, but I was completely unaware that the full game was available(in all honesty that may just be because the demo only offered so much, and I eventually forgot about it).

-The controls are solid, though you may have better luck with a gamepad than a keyboard. Wryn's moveset, as basic as it is, offers a lot of maneuverability once you practice enough. The gun(s) are delightfully diverse between each, and since you can carry two at once, you won't need to switch very often. If you do need to switch, however, the devs threw in a 'Change Weapon' option in the pause menu.
-The soundtrack, while not the best I've ever heard, is still absolutely wonderful, and I can't help but get pumped up whenever I hear it.
-The enemy designs are just delightful, and fit each stage well.
-The level design is equally as good, requiring skill, but still being forgiving enough to let you fix your mistakes.
-The bosses are ridiculously fun, diverse in design, and challenge the player every single second of the fight.

-The art. While I'm a sucker for old-school pixel games, this one looks like it was made with MS Paint. I personally don't mind it too much, but it definitely slips into uncanny at points.

-It's difficult, to the point where even Normal is enough to kill you in a matter of minutes. This game requires practice, practice, practice. Expect to die a lot.
-This may just be me being awful at the game, but stages do not give you many points unless you explicitly choose to play them on Hard or Very Hard. In most cases this wouldn't be a problem, and it would make sense, but considering the previous point...yeah, it gets kind of brutal and grindy, especially if you want to max out your upgrades/purchase all of the weapons. (Spoiler warning: You want to max out your upgrades for the later stages, because they are BRUTAL)
-This game is SHORT. I beat it on Normal in about 3 hours. That's not a bad thing, per se, but it's definitely something you should keep in mind.
-Not for people who dislike bullet hells.

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3.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Alot of the art and enemies looked like they were inspired my Megaman giving me nostalgia
Creating A well built non-repetitive arcade game to put your free time into.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
It's secretly a twin-stick shooter. I hate that ♥♥♥♥.
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