A highly modifiable top-down shooter featuring highscore-driven singleplayer challenges and online-multiplayer competition. You get arenas, racetracks, mini-games and various online-multiplayer modes. Plus powerful modding-tools to create your own levels and game-modes.
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Release Date:
Mar 30, 2017

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August 18

Get ready for Multiplayer Weekend!

Meet all the future friends you never thought you'd have! Ever wanted to play one of our many multiplayer game-modes? Well, clear your schedules, this weekend may be the first time this is possible in public games! Why? You'll see tomorrow!
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June 23

Summer Sale & Version Update 1.0.5

Summer Sale!
No reason to wait any longer - it's summer sale and Swarm Universe is 50% off once more!

What's new?
We've extended the already massive scope of our modding capabilities again, we've fixed some minor bugs and we've added a helpful popup for players still unaware of all the free bonus-content we are publishing through the Steam Workshop!

Changes in Version 1.0.5
  • General
    • Added popup that invites players to subscribe to a few selected Workshop items
    • Fixed Bot-7's swarm remaining active when leaving the scene through skipping
    • Decreased volume of ping sound

  • Modding
    • Added script functions
      • game.playSound(): Currently only able to play the "E-Mail" sound used in "Showdown"
      • bot.lookAtBox(): Makes the bot look at what he is saying
      • bot.setMoveParticles(): Enables/disables the bot's particle effect while moving
      • bot.setSize(): Changes the size of a bot
      • game.getInputName(): Returns a string describing the configured input for a given action
      • game.logoEnding(): Initiates the outro used in "Showdown"
      • game.whiteFlash(): A dip-to-white that can be used to hide camera jumps
      • player.recallDrones(): Transforms all drones into "ghosts" and immediately recalls them
    • Fixed bot.setBoxWidth()
    • Fixed script-activated enemy-actions not triggering properly when activated continuously
    • Updated script documentation
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About This Game

SWARM UNIVERSE is an action-packed top-down shooter. It brings you fast-paced arcade-fighting, online-multiplayer competition and vast modding-possibilities. Press play!


  • Highly competitive
  • Highscore-driven single-player levels & endless arenas
  • Online-multiplayer: free for all & team-play (up to 8 players)
  • Unique, physics driven swarm gameplay
  • Fully integrated level-editor
  • Easy level creation: level geometry, custom enemies & logic circuits
  • Expert level creation: whole new game-modes & cut-scenes through scripting
  • Steam Workshop integration
  • Detail-obsessed and indie to the max


A distant universe. You are welcomed by Bot-7, your virtual host. He introduces you to the possibilities of the SWARM UNIVERSE and guides you through all the wonderful content he has created for you. You embark on a wild ride, as Bot-7 pulls off a twisted chamber play with unexpected mysterious turns.


Highscore-driven and fast-paced, this is a top-down shooter with a unique twist. The gameplay is all about moving like a swarm, getting into the rhythm and developing smooth moves and combinations. The swarm is your weapon and protection, as you take on the challenges of the SWARM UNIVERSE.


From thrilling single-player game-modes to team-based online-multiplayer competition – SWARM UNIVERSE has it all. You get arenas, racetracks, various mini-games and online-multiplayer modes like free for all, team-play (up to 8 players) or capture the flag.


SWARM UNIVERSE features a sophisticated level-editor, giving you powerful tools to easily build level geometry, custom enemies and more. Explore the vast possibilities of the fully integrated toolkit. Quickly create fun little levels, or start developing full blown new game-modes utilizing logic circuits and scripting language. Then share your creation through the Steam Workshop, becoming a fully featured part of the SWARM UNIVERSE.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia® GeForce® GTS 250
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible Sound Card
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