Face an onslaught of strange murderous creatures; equipped with a gun and a jetpack that burns enemies below!

Controls

Use the WASD keys to move and arrow keys to aim your gun. Enter to pause or select items on the main menu. Use the mouse to change the volume sliders.

Gameplay

Face waves of enemies using your gun to shoot in 8 directions, and your jetpack to both maneuver into position and deal extra damage using it's flame. Each wave contains a small number of enemies. Once they are disposed, you are given a random selection of items to choose from.

HP-wise you have 2 health bars. In the top left is your main health bar. You can only take a couple of hits at once (at which point you will plummet to your death ) but you easily regenerate your hp. If you are one hit away from death a skull icon will appear above your head to indicate this.

The other hp bar is the floor. Each time you get hit, the floor will shrink a little. This does not regenerate and will only reset once you beat the boss of an area. There are items that can help buff your floor so keep an eye out for those!

Secrets

They exist!


Credits

Developed by Brandon JS Lea

https://twitter.com/BrandonJSLea?lang=en

Music and logo by U-GameZ

https://twitter.com/UGameZ_McJey


Soundtrack

https://u-gamez.itch.io/skyward-descent-soundtrack

Comments

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The loading bar is stalling at ~90% for me, on chrome and internet explorer. I'm only getting the issue here; it seems to work fine on other websites.

Thanks for letting me know. This seems to be a thing that can just randomly happen sometimes on any site. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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I definitely need an easy mode XD  I'm kinda bad at it...

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I found this game by scrolling through most recent and have really enjoyed what I played!

The mashup of a 2D Platformer, SHMUP and twin stick shooter fits really well together. I especially like how the game plays differently each time, with the additon of randomized powerups at the end of each room.

My only gripes with the game is the lack of any download links to play the game offline and the lack of explanation for how some of the powerups work, as well as what your stats mean (other than health).