A quick and action paced retro styled arcade shooter, or shoot 'em up (shmup) if you like. Perfect to play in short chunks, like when you are waiting for big games to download.
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Positive (17) - 88% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 2, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“It's my first game on Steam, I want your feedback while I develop it. Please let me know what features are important to YOU! We will try our best to update the game to your best wishes”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A couple of months. If the scope creep doesn't can stay away”

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

“Plan to tweak the gameplay mechanics and balancing.

Want to add Steam features such as achievements, cloud saves, trading cards, leaderboard.

I'm learning to program as we go so cant promise on this features now.

Also i want to do a multiplayer game in the future so there is a small chance that I'll try it out on this game.

Oh yeah, and couch multiplayer, everyone tells me that I should NOT spend time adding couch multiplayer so i want to add it ;)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Playable. Fun. Enjoyable (I hope).

The most of the game is finished. The main gameplay loop is done. Controlling your ship, shoot enemies and pick up their energy to get score. Die. Repeat and try to beat your highscore. It's all there.

  • Tight and simple controls
  • 7 Dreadful different enemies
  • 8 Amazing guns that will save the world
  • Controller support
  • Local highscores
  • Weapons unlock system
  • Futuristic autofire, no sore thumps due to mashing the firebutton


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

“Price may increase moderately when we release.”

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

“Oh yes. Please let me know on how I can improve the game.

But please know I started to program 3 months ago. Every morning I get up early to squeeze in 30 minutes before going to work. So could be that some features can not be done due to my skill level, or limited time. But I'll do my best to please you(with the game).”
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About This Game

Tired of waiting?
Are you waiting for something while you ready this?

Do you love playing games? but hate waiting for them big games to download?

We made a game for you - To play while you are downloading

"While you are Downloading" is a action paced arcade shooter, heavily inspired by coin eating shoot'em up games from the past. It's ment to be easy and quick to pick up and to be easy to learn and hard to master.

Try to survive for as long as you can, in this infinite game. Shoot enemies to survive and pick up their green energy to increase your score. Pickup weapons upgrade as you stay alive, and upgrade and unlock your weapons as you progress through the game.

The game features multiple of fancy and cool weapons, and the enemy type gets increasingly more difficult as you manage to survive. So the challenge increase while your skill increase, always challenging you to beat you high score.

Very easy to control as you only control the ship with left and right(not a twin stick shooter). Use you keyboard or your gamepad. As the game takes place in the future, there are no need for a fire button, the ship fires automatically!

So do you have 5 minutes? Do you have 2 minutes? Do you have 1 minutes?

Stop reading - Play While you are Downloading!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 86 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 86 MB available space

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