Swarm Grinder is an action roguelite game with pixel art graphics. Battle enemies to make your way through a mass of spreading and evolving cells hosting dormant enemies. Collect a variety of game-changing skills and upgrades to create unique builds.
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Mostly Positive (10) - 70% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (442) - 80% of the 442 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 5, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The core of the game is already established. Through the Early Access process, we aim to enrich the game with new content, refine the balance, and polish the gameplay. We also greatly value player feedback for the ongoing development of content and improvements. Additionally, we aim to generate the necessary budget to continue the game's development. Therefore, we consider Early Access to be crucial.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current plan is for the game to remain in Early Access for approximately 6-9 months. However, this timeline could change based on community feedback, requested features, and how the game will progress during Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We aim to add more content, improve mechanics and optimization through forthcoming updates, as well as polish the visuals. Our primary goal is to boost player retention and playtime and to enhance the overall player experience. Many of these changes will be influenced by reviews and feedback from our community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable with a solid main game and progression system in place, and the visuals are well-defined. Therefore, the most significant changes will involve added content.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase after Early Access. We anticipate a 50% increase, but we still believe our pricing is reasonable. We plan to participate in most of Steam's discount events to broaden our reach.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We already engage with our community for ideas and feedback through the Steam discussion board, social media, and Discord. We've collaborated on naming skills, deciding on visuals, and even setting the price range!

We warmly welcome all forms of critique from our community and are committed to ensuring our players have an enjoyable experience with our game. We will continue to ask for feedback on upcoming characters, skills, and maps. It's always exciting to co-develop the game with our community!”
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About This Game

Swarm Grinder is an action rogue-lite game with pixel graphics. Battle enemies to make your way through a mass of spreading and evolving cells hosting dormant creatures!


At the start of every run, the map is procedurally generated, and it's crawling with the swarm. The cells constantly spread and evolve . When triggered, the cells burst to release the enemy within to exterminate you!

Explore the map, take control of it, and get stronger before the enemies overpower you!


There are many different skills to find and collect, and these skills change the way you play!

Features at the time of the full release of the game:

  • Different waves and bosses throughout the run
  • A lot of characters with different base skills
  • Different game modes to choose from
  • Plenty of achievements

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • Processor: Dual Core+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Processor: Dual Core+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 450 MB available space

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