I made this game following the tutorial of Lazy Devs! Enjoy!

I am no artist, but I just copied the tutorial and redrew the art. I modified the code a little and want to expand this shmup in the future. Here is the full description:

Welcome to ":) SHMUP" a thrilling retro-style game available on itch.io! Prepare to be transported back to the golden age of gaming as you embark on an epic space adventure. In this action-packed shooter, reminiscent of classics like Space Invaders, you'll take control of a small ship and engage in intense battles against hordes of enemies.

Your mission is to survive nine challenging waves of enemy onslaught, culminating in an epic showdown with a formidable boss. Test your reflexes and strategic skills as you navigate through a barrage of bullets and dodge enemy fire. Can you emerge victorious and save the galaxy from impending doom?

But fear not, brave pilot, for you won't face this galactic menace unarmed. Throughout your journey, you'll encounter FACE powerups that hold the key to your success. Each face you claim empowers your ship, granting you an additional bullet in your spreadshot. Harness the power of these unique abilities and turn the tide of battle in your favor.

":) SHMUP" was lovingly crafted using Pico-8, a virtual console and game development platform. Immerse yourself in the authentic retro aesthetics, with pixel-perfect visuals and a nostalgic chiptune soundtrack that will transport you straight back to the glory days of gaming.

Key Features:

  • Classic retro-style gameplay reminiscent of arcade shooters like Space Invaders.
  • Intense battles against hordes of enemies across nine challenging waves.
  • Conquer a formidable boss in the ultimate showdown.
  • Collect FACE powerups to enhance your ship's firepower and increase your spreadshot bullets.
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic pixel art and chiptune soundtrack created in Pico-8.

Get ready to blast off into a world of fast-paced action, pixelated visuals, and addictive gameplay. ":) SHMUP" will test your skills and keep you coming back for more as you strive for high scores and ultimate victory. Are you up for the challenge? Download and play now!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
TagsPICO-8, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up


ysoshmup_linux.zip 744 kB
ysoshmup_osx.zip 3 MB
ysoshmup_raspi.zip 2 MB
ysoshmup_windows.zip 985 kB

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Nice Job!