Galagan's Island is an Arcade style Space Shooter paying loving homage to classic arcade style & difficulty. This Bullet Hell is sure to satisfy your Shmup Shortage! Featuring 25 LEVELS of handcrafted whimsical charm. Formations so pretty you almost don't want to destroy them.
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Positive (40) - 87% of the 40 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 12, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We initially created this game for Otronicon Game Jam in 36 hours.
It was the first project together for my son and I...we didnt want to quit...and then we just couldn't.
So once we had 25 levels you can't beat...we decided to keep growing this thing.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Maybe a year at most.
Everything that will be going into the game has already been decided.
We update frequently.”

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

“The full game will consist of 75 levels, 15 bosses, 3 mini games and Galagan's Island ~ Metagalactic Monstrosities. Metagalactic Monstrosities is essentially Galagan's Island 1.5 and will be offered as FREE DLC. Co-Op mode will also be available for online play.
Not to mention an 85 track OST.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“-25 complete single-player swarm levels and 5 complete boss levels, each with their own unique musical tracks and swarm formations.
-Mac and PC compatibility.
-Support for both keyboard and gamepad control.
-Ship abilities scale with game progression. The further you get, the faster and stronger your ship.
-Damage & Repair Health System. As you take damage, your ship will decrease in ability to perform. After every Boss fight, a space station will appear, forcing you to choose what to repair before continuing on in the game.
-Co-Op Mode
-Gorgeous pixel art.
-Still not clear exactly where we are? Try out our Free Demo version. It's just like that but several times the content - all just as fun, polished, and wonderfully difficult.”

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

“Two price tiers, Early Access & Complete.”

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

“Of course we have a plan...but it means nothing...without you.
So let's do this together.
This is our very first game...we aren't going anywhere.
So...we want to connect with all of you now.
We are very active on social media...and now that we've published...we will start to make the convention circuit......These games don't sell themselves.”
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About This Game

To our new players....
Please be so kind as to leave us a review.
Be Sure To Check Out Our Two Newest Games

Galagan's Island is an Arcade style Space Shooter, paying loving homage to classic arcade style and difficulty.
Currently featuring 25 LEVELS of handcrafted whimsical charm.
The formations are so pretty, you almost don't want to destroy them. LOL!
Galagan's Island utilizes dynamic scaling of ship abilities. As you progress through the game YOUR ability to perform improves as well.

Original Soundtrack featuring smooth jazz and hip-hop styles, personalized trip-hop TRACKS, 8 bit chip-tunes & 4th wall frenzies....not to mention a slew of rising Indie musicians ...brought to you courtesy of Forever Humble Productions.

Optimized For Both Keyboard and Gamepad Controls.

This is our first release under Skinny Jean Death Studios....a video game development company founded by teen programmer Jonathan Cunningham.

Early Access

So...25 Levels to start...and 5 Bosses.
Hmmm...Not Enough.

So This Is Why We Are Here....Early Access It Is.

We wanted to create a community not just behind this game but behind us as a company.
With Early Access, we are able to show the players the amount of work that goes into making a game.
We greatly benefit from the feedback we get from the players, as it has allowed us the ability to grow this game into something much larger then it began.
We hope you join our studio in our game making venture. Galagan's Island ~ Reprymian Rising is just the first of many titles to come.

We will be adding a Co-Op Mode.
More enemies, more ships, bigger bullets, bosses, bigger bosses, sometimes even mini bosses....and man more powerups!

This Is All Very New to Us.
We are really excited to start to grow this game further with you the players.
I hope we did this right. LOL
If not...well we will be updating this thing constantly anyway.

Early Access Will Run $4.99 US
Upon full completion the sale price will be raised.
If this game does not yet satisfy you...making it cheaper won't fix that...making the game better we will commit to that.
I would say that likely someday down the road...we'd do a bundle...I mean...I like Christmas too!

So That's It For Now.

Let's Go Blow Some Stuff Up.

Default Control Settings

  • Move: WASD/Arrow Keys
  • Toggle Autofire: F
  • Hover: Spacebar
  • Pause: Esc/P

XBox Gamepad
  • Move: Joystick/D-Pad
  • Toggle Autofire: A/Y
  • Hover: B/X
  • Pause: Start

PS3 Gamepad
  • Move: Joystick/D-Pad
  • Toggle Autofire: X/Triangle
  • Hover: Circle/Square
  • Pause: Start

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows XP+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 596 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X 10.7+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
    • Storage: 605 MB available space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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