Love retro shooters? Firebird is a blend of some of our teams favourite games from the space invasion genre. Battle aliens, giant space birds, tractor beams, air burst weapons, robot terrorists and massive motherships in a fight for domination.
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Apr 3, 2018

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June 12

Firebirds collide!

Hi All,

We've today launched a major update to Firebird, partially aimed at addressing a few small issues raised by our players, but also to stay true to our commitment to constantly upgrade our games as new ideas emerge.

For this update, we've expanded on our gameplay, weapons, achievements, menus and effects to bring you an exciting new build.

Here's what's new.

1) Added new docking levels, partly inspired by the 1980's classic, Moon Cresta. Dock with additional ship parts to upgrade your firepower.

2) Added 8 new stages, with inspiration taken from the very early retro shooter, Space Firebird (An age old favourite of our lead developer) as well as the aforementioned Moon Cresta.

3) Added the devestating Death-Ray upgrade, blast your foes with this massive sustained, beam of ultimate destruction.

4) Added additional firepower to the alien ranks.

5) Improved the menus to include sound and music volume control, and a new and often requested Chaos option, which allows you to define the amount of particles, explosions and background effects to suit your tastes.

6) All menu choices are now remembered between games.

7) Added new achievements to match the new additions.

8) A number of other small tweaks to gameplay, flight patterns, alien weapons and the player's ship.

Thanks to everyone for your support and enjoy the new build.

The JimJams Games team.

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April 24

A small update.

Hi All,

We've updated Firebird, only a couple of small changes, fixing a minor issue and adding the first of many Steam Achievements. Much more to come.


The JimJams Games team.
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About This Game

JimJams games are a small, indie development team with a love for the retro games of the '80's and 90's. We only develop games that embrace that era, aiming to provide true classic styled gaming, with a massive retro feel.

We don't aim to develop AAA games, but simply to bring our passion for a time gone by to those who truly love classic themed and inspired games. If this is a genre and era that you love, then our games are for you.

Firebird is another classically inspired arcade zap 'em up. This time we've taken our cue from the alien shooters of the late 1980's.

Firebird brings together a whole host of the features and effects we have all loved from the space invasion genre, and puts them all together for some action packed, fast paced blasting chaos.


Repel an ever adapting alien invasion force over increasingly challenging, multiple levels.

1) Fight classic style invaders
2) Dodge and weave as they learn to divebomb
3) Watch out for the alien terrorist drop troops
4) Avoid alien super bombs, which spread shrapnel across the screen
5) Dodge alien tractor beams!
6) Over 25 different player upgrades available
7) Protect yourself with energy shields, advanced drones and ghost ships
8) Blast the enemy in all directions
9) Pick up smart bombs for instant kills
10) Come face to face with the alien mothership

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP2 or better
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.80 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 8400GS or similar
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • OS: Windows 7 SP2 or better
    • Processor: Quad core or higher
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nivida 850M or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A

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