SHOOT 'EM UP!Starlight: Eye of The Storm is a 2D Vertical SHMUP set in a 3D background. Unleash your special powers, upgrade your weapons! Take on 10 Arcade stages or 15 Campaign missions! Drift (auto-pivot mode) behind your enemies and take them on with style!
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Positive (14) - 92% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 29, 2021

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Just keep shooting! Starlight: Eye of The Storm is a retro 2D Arcade bullet hell vertical shooter. Unleash your special powers, upgrade your weapons, get better ones! Danger can come from any direction, including 3D objects in the background.

The Full Release shall comprise of the following modes you can play:
  • Campaign Mode - A storytelling modular mission-based play style where you can choose which missions to fly first. Each main mission consists of 3 short segments that must be completed in order to complete the mission as a whole. There'll be 7 main missions and 8 side missions. Side missions offer a slightly different flavour and can yield different types of bounty. Weapon shop can be accessed anytime as well.
  • Arcade Mode - A no-frills 10-stage play style where the Weapon Shop is accessed once upon a stage's completion. An abridged version of the whole story without the storytelling elements; all action!
  • Duel PvP Mode - This is a player vs player mode where you and your friends can duke out above Phobos City armed with weapons of your choice. Experiment different builds, different upgrades and see how much it can change the dynamics of the game. Steam Remote Play recommended!
  • Survival Mode - All action, no story. Challenge yourself over 40 different waves. Each wave scales up in difficulty over time and you'll still be allowed to upgrade your weapons to counter them!


Drift (auto-pivot mode) around your enemies with style as they may challenge you to a dogfight duel! Can be upgraded later to intelligently focus on the most important or current target while ignoring non-essential targets.


Each playable ship has a different set of emplacements (up to 3) that can be installed with different types of weapons.


Fit your ship from a huge range of weapons (up to 70 unique combinations)! Fight with skill and you'll be rewarded with Capsules necessary to upgrade your existing weapons to a higher level!

You'll also get to enjoy the full range of ship upgrades to improve your odds in the next battle!


Create your own customized ships with ease using your own jpg, png or tiff files with or without transparency. A set of guided criteria will help ensure that your ship is good to go! Upload your customized ship onto Steam Workshop to share with the community!


Earth, 300 years after the devastation of the Final Nuclear War. (6 months before the events of After the experimentation of opening wormholes went awry, several massive wormholes opened up randomly near the vicinity of the already devastated Earth.

The Council of Foresight has since chosen you and 2 of your top ace pilot friends for the mission to re-establish contact with the Council on Mars. Your ships will therefore deliver the top secret communication data via the massive wormhole and to the orbit of Mars where the local government forces will be waiting. You'll be supported tacitly by allies of the UNC through sales of secret weapons to your team. Since your mission is under absolute secrecy, you'll be attacked by ALL forces.

As enemy ships (pirates) began pouring forth and your immediate mission is to protect the UNC Headquarters Space Station that is still currently under construction from attack. Henceforth, the Starlight: Eye of The Storm saga begins....

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i3-5XXX CPU or higher with support for SSE3 instructions
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI R7 250 or GeForce GTI 940MX or similar card that supports shader v3.0 with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Windows NT / Server editions not supported. Win7 has EOL-ed since 14/01/21 and may not be fully supported in the future.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: I5-6500 or higher with support for SSE instructions.
    • Memory: 8192 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1650 and above that supports shader v3.0 with at least 2GB of dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Windows NT / Server editions not supported.

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