A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up! (shmup).
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Release Date:
Jan 22, 2016

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Includes 3 items: Bit Blaster XL, Orbt XL, Diamo XL

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October 13

My new game 'Diamo XL' now available on Steam



Diamo XL is now available on Steam for PC, Mac, Linux.

Survive the constant onslaught of obstacles by moving your character to all five zones within the Diamond. Collect points before the enemies smash them and keep moving to keep your multiplier high. Fill in the four triangles to complete the Diamond and get bonus points.

This is an 'XL' version of my unreleased mobile game 'Diamo'. I have added/changed a variety of things to make it more suitable for the Steam platform. I have been learning to make games in my free time and love making small-yet-solid arcade games with simple mechanics. Please expect 'Diamo XL' to be a small, re-playable, arcade score-chaser game where the only basic goals are to constantly beat your previous score and unlock a handful of alternate player characters.

Thanks to the unexpected success of my previous Steam games Bit Blaster XL and Orbt XL I have been able to spend a lot more time learning more about game development and intend to release more bite sized arcade games like this as I also start to develop bigger and better projects. I really appreciate all the feedback and support the community has given me.

Thank you to everyone for the support of my small games, it has been life changing. Also PLEASE if you enjoyed Diamo XL make sure to leave a brief Steam review for it if you can, as I have found it to be one of the most important tools for getting others to notice my games.

Thanks for the support!
Adam Nickerson
Nickervision Studios
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/715010/Diamo_XL/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/433950/Bit_Blaster_XL/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/615610/Orbt_XL/
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October 9

V3.12



Bit Blaster XL - V3.12
  • Added Steam Cloud support to save progress of Unlocked ships, best scores, and coins.
  • Added a new total score counter to the ship select menu.
  • Doubled the lifetime of Trail bullets making the power up a lot more useful.
  • Added new updated GFX and upcoming game Diamo XL to thanks menu.
  • Finally added and fixed default D pad support! :)
  • Improved Game pad vibration support throughout.
  • Resolved Linux Full screen Input problems
  • Resolved issues where some achievements can get stuck
  • Upgraded engine to Latest Unity Version

Thank you to everyone for playing and sharing the game with your friends and family I appreciate your support immensely. If you are enjoying Bit Blaster, make sure to leave a brief Steam Review and let others know to check it out. The reviews are extremely important for helping new players find my games.

Adam Nickerson
Nickervision Studios

Please check out my newest XL arcade series game Diamo XL - coming Oct 13th 9am PST.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/715010/Diamo_XL/
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Reviews

“To put it simply, Bit Blaster XL is an addictive experience.”
OP Noobs

“Great addition to the Steam library. For .99 it doesn't get much better than this.”
Game Review Journal

“...delivers an enjoyable arcade experience without the frustration.”
The Australian Times

About This Game


I have been learning to make games in my free time and love making small-yet-solid arcade games with simple mechanics. Please expect 'Bit Blaster XL' to be a small, re-playable, arcade score-chaser game where the only goals are to constantly beat your previous score and unlock some extra ships. I greatly appreciate feedback and will do my best to ensure support for my games. Please contact me through Twitter, My Website, or the forums if you encounter something wrong with the game, something misleading on the store page, or you just want to say hello.

Thank you for taking a moment to read this; I really hope you enjoy playing my game.
Adam Nickerson - Nickervision Studios


  • Your ship can not stop moving; so you must turn it left and right and use your boost/brake to keep from crashing into an ever increasing amount of enemies.
  • Your ship is always shooting, so make sure to pick up more ammo and the wide variety of awesome power ups and pick ups to help you survive longer.
  • Get the highest score you can while collecting coins to buy more ships that are faster, shoot faster, or have more shields.


  • A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up!
  • Easy to learn, simple arcade style Controls to turn your ship, boost, and brake. Keyboard + Gamepad Support. (not a twin stick shooter)
  • A variety of wicked Power ups like Split Shot, Heat seekers, Lasers, and much more to assist your survival.
  • Screen clearing Bombs, Ship Shields and Boost Pickups to help you survive longer.
  • Collect coins to unlock new ships with unique attributes to give you an edge in the Leader board.
  • Endless survival (infinite) score chasing game play with a classic 'bullet hell'-like arcade style.
  • Steam achievements, leader board & Trading cards! (with emoticons & profile wallpapers)
  • Steam Cloud Support
  • Totally rad and ridiculously basic retro pixel Graphics.
  • Featuring gameplay directly inspired by some of my favorites, such as; Luftrausers, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Galaxian and Geometry Wars.
  • Unique chip tune songs for each ship by Spiff Tune. (Soundtrack available as free DLC)
  • An alternate Manual Fire mode for those that want a different experience.


  • The in game audio/SFX was provided by my mouth and some royalty free SFX from FreeSFX.
  • The soundtrack is by the artist "Spiff Tune" and is available as FREE DLC.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core +
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB +
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Is your computer older than ten years? You should probably get a new computer before you consider more games.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (why not recommend the newest?)
    • Processor: Got four cores? Great! Bit Blaster XL will run smooth on most things, but especially on four cores.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512mb +
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: I made a bunch of the sound effects by making stupid noises with my mouth into a pretty low rent consumer microphone, so I recommend not having a sound card, or you may realize this.
    • Additional Notes: When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5+
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB at least and nothing over... let's say, five years old
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most 32-bit and 64-bit Linux OS
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB +at least and nothing over... let's say, five years old
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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