Fight off increasingly powerful ninjas as some of the most iconic characters of all time in this 2-4 player party game!
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Positive (24) - 95% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 5, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Solo-developed party games are tough! I'm looking for friends: and lots of 'em! As many eyeballs as I can get on this thing to show me the obvious corrections that I'm too close to this project to see. What's more, initial indicators of success will allow me to gauge the scope of this game. Will it be a one-and-done neat couple of levels to pull out with close friends on occasion? Or could this dumb little game warrant an online mode- or even a single player campaign?

Join me and find out!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It truly depends on the feedback I receive, but my expectations are that if this game is on the lower end of moderately successful and there's enough feedback to bring this thing to a mirror shine, then around 5 months for extra polish, characters, music, stages, and modes.

With any luck, however, it could be in early access significantly longer.”

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

“Depends on the level of interest! Instead of running a Kickstarter where I make promises based on vague number assessments of stretch goals, I'd like to allow organic growth to expand this game.

For the first major update, we plan on including new characters, new items, new stages, and at least one new mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Playable- even fun!

The game is a fast-paced top-down shooter for 2 to 4 people, both frenetic and strategic. The addition of multiple unique guns and abilites that assist in slowing down hordes of ninjas such as windblasts and blackholes makes for a subtly unique party game experience!

The game is thus far bug free and containing four characters, four guns, two modes, two stages, and extremely catchy battle music by the extremely talented CHAOTUNE.”

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

“Yes, it will likely be at least 25%-50% more expensive after it is fully featured.”

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

“I'm looking for suggestions, things I'm missing, things I'm too close to see and any ideas that are available! I can't fulfill everything but it's my hope to expand this game not only to my vision but to the vision of the others I hope to share the fun with. A multiplayer game is only fun if everyone's having fun after all!

If you'd like to provide feedback for Inverse Ninjas VS. The Public Domain, we'll be paying close attention to the Steam Community page as well as our own X/Twitter page at @InverseNinjas”
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About This Game

A party game for 2-4 players!

Survive increasing hordes of enemies in this top-down shooter, switch between four unique gun types, and utilize wind-blasts, spider webs, and black holes to show these baddies who's boss!


Two maps and game modes: Fight alongside friends in the darkened Night Town district or try to outlive your couch-mates in the deep pit of The Dungeon!
Windblast alternative fire: All characters come equipped with a windblast to blow ninjas away (or closer to your adversaries!)
Four characters: Choose from four of the most well known fictional characters to have ever graced the page, each with their own unique starting gun!
Items change up the gameplay: Pick up guns and health for a boost of power, or sticky spider webs and deadly black holes to decide the flow of battle!

Story & Context

Ninjas- the more there are, they easier they are to kill. One hundred ninjas? No problem at all for your average protagonist. But when the one ninja shows up, you better watch your backside!

The Gyaku Ninja clan has finally taken notice and are using this Law of Fiction to their advantage, increasing their power to take over the planet! And now the Gods of Fiction are balancing the odds by sending their most iconic warriors to stop them!

Take control of some of the greatest fictional characters of all time:
Winnie the Pooh - Equipped with his iconic pop rifle and not nearly enough sense to not use it!
W. Sherlock Holmes - Deadly pistol in hand and aching for a distraction to tide him over to the next mystery.
Alice Liddel - Brought an Uzi she found on the floor. Odd! but stranger things have happened to her- and recently!
Sun Wukong - Heaven has chosen a unique way to punish his insolence this time, but the Monkey King's brought a grenade launcher to assist him!
??? - More characters with subsequent updates!

Join the fray while it's still early and be part of the creation of one of the greatest narrative brawls to have ever been squeezed between a front and back cover!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Microsoft 64bit Windows 7
    • Processor: 64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4-compliant onboard graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Microsoft 64bit Windows 10
    • Processor: 64bit Intel compatible Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated OpenGL 4-compliant onboard graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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