Pawarumi is a modern shoot’em up set in a retro futuristic sci-fi pre-Columbian universe. You’ll take control of the almighty ship Chukaru and its three unique weapons! Shoot wisely to either do double damage, heal yourself or charge your Super Attack!
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Positive (14) - 100% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 30, 2018

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March 13

Update #6: Cleaning the cockpit

There is good news here! We were waiting for more bug reports but we only got so few. Looks like we did a good job right? We even took the liberty of improving a few things that we didn't notice and we had our heads buried in all the work needed to get the official release done.

I'd like to take the time here to give a big thank you to everyone who reviewed the game so far on steam: 100% positive reviews is totally heartwarming! :)

Patch Notes
  • Allow unlocking of no-miss achievements in training mode
  • Added spaces in the score for easier legibility
  • Improved text reveal animation
  • Improved legibility of crush FX on enemies
  • Render shield/super UI FX below bullets to improve legibility
  • Fixed overscan issues with cutscenes on non-16/9 screens
  • Fixed jittering of missiles' locks when the environment is moving very fast
  • Mac/Linux: fixed distortion effect
  • Level: Xibalba
    • Fixed infinite point leeching on midboss in easy and normal mode
    • Brighter colors for swarm introduction sequence
    • Moved down some enemies in boulder sequence so that they don't appear behind dialog in certain languages
    • Boss: Removed unwanted attack prior to last attack
  • Level: Dune Ocean
    • Fixed random FX in the sky in normal mode
  • Level: K-7Z4-C0A7L
    • Fixed stuttering at the beginning of the labyrinth
    • Properly positioned explosion for blast launchers
    • Improved framing of 3 big lasers on top of the spaceship
  • Minor bugfixes and improvements
  • Added more kickstarter backers to the credits
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January 30

Update #5: Confront the Neo-Aztec Apocalypse!

Stress has been off the charts for us this last week! But we made it, right in time, the final version of Pawarumi! Well, truth be told, some things we wanted didn't make the cut. But they might come in an upcoming update. A colorblind mode would be helpful to many right?

But we are very happy with how Pawarumi turned out! As you can see from the very long patch notes, we've been very busy putting all our best efforts in polishing the game. Most notably, our sound designer, musician and friend, Grégory Desmurs managed to finally get the time to raise the quality and it's stunning!

Patch Notes
  • Added 30 achievements!
  • Golden Chukaru for Kickstarter backers!
  • Improved sound mixing and performance
  • Added a sound effect when shield bar gets full
  • Added a sound jingle to level ending and game over
  • Added sound effects to story cut-scenes and dialogs
  • Added sound effects to tutorial
  • Added a small delay when unpausing game
  • Exponential increments on Super Attack's combo
  • Made center of shield more transparent while active
  • Raised computations from 50Hz to 60Hz for smoother movements
  • New statistics screen
  • Improved animation when firing weapons
  • Improved menu animations and icons
  • Updated credits screen to properly include Kickstarter backers
  • Support for more controllers
  • Improved input behavior of virtual keyboard
  • Improved resolution of important textures in low resolution mode
  • Require pressing the button for 1.5 seconds before resetting the local leaderboard
  • Brang back shortcut to training screen when getting out of a training session
  • Bigger default scores in local leaderboard
  • Removed "Early Access" message from the top right corner
  • Fixed glitchy rendering of explosions when setting of Special Effects was set to High
  • Level: Alaska
    • Improved explosions and animations of barrage
    • Moved jaguar enemy below dialog
    • Wait a little more before starting "cliff" cutscene to let fight jaguar enemy
    • Hard & Normal boss: bottom satellite will now move upwards if top satellite gets destroyed
    • Fixed music not playing if restarting level in training mode
  • Level: Xibalba
    • Added sound effects to the boss
    • Added sound effects to environment
    • Improved lighting quality
    • Fixed swarm enemies ending up shooting like crazy in hard mode
    • Fixed camera sometimes going though big boulder on game over
  • Level: Industral Complex
    • Added sound effects to the boss
    • Made boss eyes scary
  • Level: Dune Ocean
    • Added sound effects to the boss
    • Removed a buggy blue condor tank at the beginning of the level
    • Simple water animation in the city
    • Improved lighting quality
  • Level: K-7Z4-C0A7L
    • Added big bonus for beating the boss in hard mode, based on shield and super available
    • Improved collider of energy balls
    • Improved balancing on final boss and last fight
    • Added sound effects to labyrinth
    • Added ending musics
    • Added sound effects to the boss
    • Improved behavior of enemies between pillars
    • Darkened wormhole in last fight for better legibility
    • Darker skybox to improve legibility
    • Fixed scoring when defeating boss in normal mode
    • Fixed super attack trying to attack enemies on the other side of the ship
    • Fixed labyrinth hitting player while it shouldn't have
    • Fixed music loop
  • Various performance improvements and bugfixes
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“Captivating shoot'em up with cleverly devised color and point system”
82 –

“Pawarumi is one of the best recent shoot'em up”
80 – Meristation

About This Game

IN A WORLD where the Council rules the nations with an iron fist, you play as Axo, pilot of the legendary ship Chukaru. Experience her fight with the limitless armies of the Council, become the master of Chukaru’s power and find the true meaning behind all your actions. A dark secret is yet to be revealed!

Accessible to the simple press of a button, Pawarumi offers you three different weapons and one super attack to rain divine fire on your enemies! To protect you in your intense journey, a shield will automatically trigger when you're about to be hit. It will annihilate any bullet around you! True to the shoot'em up genre, that shield is powerful but depletes very quickly so you'll still have to be very careful!


By shooting with the right weapon on the right type of enemy, Chukaru's unique Trinity Mechanic enables you to deal extra damage, heal your shield or recharge your super attack at any time! Not unlike the famous game of rock-paper-scissors, this original gameplay mechanic gives a whole new tactical layer to the genre.

Mastering these three mechanics will be key to your success in Pawarumi. They offer lots of strategic opportunities and always allows you to fall back on your feet, even after making a tiny mistake! The more you'll play, the better you'll juggle with the weapons, find your own style, finish the game and reach the top of the leaderboard!

  • Unique Artistic Direction: Set in a unique pre-columbian inspired sci-fi universe!
  • Presented in full 3D: Allowing glorious cinematic staging!
  • Five Unique Levels: All around the world and inspired by classics from the 1990s pop culture!
  • Three Different Difficulty Levels: Each with a different story ending!
  • Trinity Game Mechanic: Three fused mechanics that enable infinite strategies!
  • Weapon Mastery Scoring System: Build up your own scoring strategy with careful weapon juggling. With no long standing combos to maintain, scorers will never be frustrated! Are you ready to challenge the top of the leaderboard?
  • Dynamic Layered Music: Awesome Peruvian Electro-Metal soundtrack!
  • Full Keyboard and Controller Support: With remappable inputs for maximum compatibility!

    Pawarumi offers a deep and satisfying experience, bringing delight to newcomers of the genre as well as to experienced players!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacOS 10.9 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4670
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacOS 10.9 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 M390
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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