A hard, fast-paced, minimalist shooter/bullet hell game. Survive and shoot all black squares (or make them shoot themselves). 200 levels, lots of enemies and even more bullets!
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Jun 17, 2021
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About This Game

You're a circle. You're the good guy. But you're surrounded by squares. Some are irrelevant. Others are useful and/or annoying. Then there are the black squares. They want to kill you. They are the bad guys. Be a good guy and pulverize those baddies, will you?

Survive and shoot all enemies in 200 levels (or make them shoot themselves). Each level cleared opens the next one permanently (autosave). Enemies come in a variety of types, speeds and action patterns, while other squares do a multitude of things, ranging from reflecting bullets to teleporting you. Enemies are killed with a single hit, and so do you. Failing a level has no consequences. While the first levels are easy and often, very quick, difficulty increases greatly in later levels.

Game Elements



This is you. You shoot in the same direction the arrow is facing.


This is the floor. Anyone can move freely above those squares.


This is the bullet you shoot.


This is an enemy. The rectangle indicates the direction it will shoot.


This is an enemy. It shoots in 4 directions simultaneously.


This is the bullet enemies shoot.


This is an enemy. Instead of shooting, it may kill you by touch.


This is a block. Nothing can pass or destroy it.


This a reflective block. Nothing can pass it and bullets are reflected.


This is a selective block. Only enemy bullets may pass it.


This is a selective block. Only bullets coming from the same direction the arrow is facing may pass it. Has 4 variations.


This is a reflective/deflective block. Depending on the direction of the bullet, it may turn 90º or be reflected. Has 4 variations.


This is a teleportation square. It always comes in a single pair and only you can step over it.


This is a hole. It blocks movement but not bullets.

Features


  • 200 Levels
  • 3 Types of Enemies
  • Enemies' speed and shooting rate may vary between slow and very quick
  • Each type of enemy may be static, move in predetermined routes, follow or flee you or alternate movements
  • Block, reflection, deflection and teleport elements
  • Autosave
  • Minimalist design
  • Game Walkthrough inside game files - video
  • 100 Achievements
  • Xbox Controller Support

Keyboard Controls


There's no mouse input.

  • Start/Confirm/Shoot: Space/Enter
  • Move: Up/Left/Down/Right, W/A/S/D, Numpad 8/4/2/6
  • Exit: Esc
  • Raise sound volume: M
  • Lower sound volume: L

Xbox Controller Controls


  • Start/Confirm/Shoot: A
  • Move: Arrow Buttons/Left Analog Stick
  • Exit: Select
  • Raise sound volume: RB
  • Lower sound volume: LB

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible OpenGL / VRAM 1GB or better.
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1104x624 or better Display
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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