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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June 1

Massive Content Update & Sale!

Celebration Time!
As Swarm Universe is available for two months now, we felt it's time to celebrate this event with a massive content-update and a very special price! 8 new official maps have just been released in the Workshop: 4 single-player and 4 multiplayer maps. Get 'em now!.

With this update, a total of 12 official additional single- and multiplayer maps have been added to the Workshop since the game's launch, plus lots of user-generated content - thank you!

The universe is expanding!

4 new single-player maps!
Deal with your worst nightmares in "Paranoia", defend the all powerful "Orb" that grants total power once it's charged, explore the monstrous "Plant" and discover your path to victory or check out our little modding-power demonstration called "Serpent" and eat some apples. Something for everyone!


4 new multiplayer maps!
A panic room that makes you panic even more, a cave with changing paths that could prove fatal, a map designed for the power of three and another addition to one of our many game-modes: Capture the Flag!


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May 26

Version Update 1.0.4

What's new?
We've opened more of our ever-growing, official Workshop content, fixed all currently confirmed bugs, made our scroll-bars draggable and added even more functionality to the modding section. But what will it be used for? Is something big coming? Who knows!

Changes in Version 1.0.4
  • General
    • Made scroll-bars draggable
    • Fixed visual glitch in the spawn animation of enemies spawned by other enemies
    • Fixed shots fired by enemies in contact with walls sometimes glitching through walls

  • Modding
    • Added filter/search function for presets
    • Added custom colors for script positions
    • Added script functions
      • game.createEffect(): Creates an effect with custom settings, currently only explosions
      • game.spawnBonus(): Creates a bonus like "Speed Boost" or "Level Up"
      • game.allowGlobes(): Allows/disallows enemies to drop globes
      • se.isScriptRunning(): Checks if a script with the specified name is currently running
    • Extended script function game.killAllEnemies() to allow exceptions
    • Added safety limit for globes and bonuses
    • Enhanced preset names in level templates
    • Updated script documentation
    • Made more official Workshop items extractable

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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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