A stylish top-down shooter that's more about being goofy than gritty, this action game piles on the carnage with a lack of pretension for pure fun... and chainsaws.
It's just you and your cannon against waves of viking warriors in this simple but addictive defense game! Place traps to damage or delay your foes and upgrade your weaponry and spells as you blast away.
Are you REALLY sure the dinosaurs are gone and not just hiding? Rise up against your feline oppressors in this simple but fast-paced arena shooter!
Looking for something arcade-y, glowy, and fast-paced? Let yourself be dazzled by this addictive shooter. Filled with power-ups, achievements, and chaos galore, it's perfect to be played in short bursts over and over again.
One soldier. A bunch of ammo. And a bunch of zombies. EvilDog and SickDeathFiend offer up a short but clever sniping/physics puzzle in this game designed to bridge the gap between Lab of the Dead and its upcoming sequel. Aim your shot, then direct the bullet to account for wind and distance to take out incoming zombies.
Doodle your hero and then help them fend off waves of doodled enemies in this simple yet silly and fun action game where ink is your only weapon! You'll have to move fast and draw fast to slash foes away.
You've done the crime, but if you don't want to do the time, you have no choice but to do jobs for the crime lord you owe money to in this action-packed physics racing game. Chase down and steal other cars to upgrade your own while performing crazy stunts and blasting rockets.
Darlin' it's better down where it's wetter, because under the sea is where you have more challenging physics puzzle adventures. Guide your little submarine past hazards and sea monsters as you unlock doors and flip switches to descend even deeper.
How can cake ever go wrong? In this cute and chaotic action game, you'll have to do missions from demons and bash, slash, and battle your way through levels if you want to get back home. Don't forget to upgrade!
There's a reason why there aren't any unicorns or other mythological beasts around, and you'll find out why in this very silly launch arcade game from Berzerk Studios. Blast through monsters, buy upgrades, play minigames, and more!
Cats. Can you REALLY trust them?... well, obviously the answer is no, since in this addictive action game you play one destructive feline... piloting a massive mech and trying to destroy everything in your way.
Can't get enough of incremental games like Cookie Clicker? Put them to use and save the world in this polished and addictive spin on an RPG! Defeat monsters and earn gold to unlock new party members with powerful upgrades as you work through maps and timed bosses.
Are there some things you just can't joke about? If so, you might want to avoid this bizarre, satirical physics game, where one of history's worst villains... is actually two boys under a coat desperately trying to coordinate their movements and escape notice.
Challenging roguelike? Don't mind if we do! Climb the tower of the Archmage in this turn-based RPG, but beware... while Flux can grant you great powers, it can also bring great chaos... everything from upside-down screens to instant-death! Sadly, no chocolate milk rain.
Take control of a group of kitty commandos and upgrade them with the loot you find while powering through unique foes to rescue the princess in this very cute and very silly arcade platformer!
Flipline Studios is back with another installment of their addictive and wildly popular simulation series... and this time it's extra sweet! Manage your own donut shop by creating donuts to order for a variety of customers, and purchase upgrades to help!
Save the city or get your rampage on! Play as either a human with a jetpack who can build defenses to save cities around the world, or the enormous monster who wants to destroy it in this crazy, colourful action game!
What's that? Oh, it's just a magical floating banana that wants you to shoot up a bunch of gangsters in this ridiculous and raunchy acrobatics physics shooter. Not for the faint of heart, or the squeamish.
*UPDATED with fixes 06/17/2014* In this dark sci-fi platforming adventure, you control a mute female-looking robot who ventures out of the dark into an oppressive dystopian world. A loathsome voice gives her orders you can choose to obey, but going your own path is even harder.
What does the fox say? Well, in this zany, silly action game he lets his heavy weaponry do the talking as you hop and blast your way through thirty challenging levels to save the world from one big boss!
From the creators of Dead Zed 2 comes a fast-paced military shooter where you must defend yourself and your base from a variety of incoming enemies using the weapons at your disposal!
How long can you stay alive in this simple and yet simply addictive arcade game that blends Flappy Bird with Snake and the high-score challenge of 2048? Launch your ball and keep it from colliding with your trail... collecting orbs will destroy the dangerous blocks you leave behind, but colour changes complicate things!
How long can you hold off against hordes of enemies in this action-packed, stylish neon space shooter filled with upgrades?
It's a blast from the past in this updating re-imagining of the console classic! Take down enemies, destroy your environment, capture turrets, and of course upgrade your tank across multiple missions and levels!
Transported to another world after defeating a powerful enemy, you must now travel the land looking for a way home, earning equipment and new powers, in this ambitious action platforming adventure!
It's completely historically accurate side-scrolling beat-em-up action in this adorable brawler, where you control Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart trying to save the world... with the power of music!
Want to learn math while holding back the forces of darkness? Of course you do! In this gorgeous and surprisingly challenging educational action/defense hybrid, you'll need to type fast to form combos that push back and destroy the demons flooding in from a magical gate.
Square off against the forces of evil as a fire-slinging princess in this fast-paced and addictive shooter with cute visuals, cutscenes, and a whole lot of action.
Save the princess! Sounds easy, right? But with hordes of challenging enemies in the way, you'll need fast fingers to defeat them all and nab powerups in this addictive action-packed brawler!
Hobo Bob has a lot of potential, but right now all he has are underpants. In this silly action game, you'll earn new abilities for him as you crash through obstacles in a factory to reach a potential employer before anyone else.
Made in just a few days for Ludum Dare's "what lies beneath" themed competition, this clever retro shooter allows you to blast your opponents into pixels you can re-purpose, and even has multiple endings!
This racing game is one of the weirdest, as grannies pull death-defying stunts alongside burly bikers driving rocket-powered bathtubs in Egypt and more! With tracks to unlock and upgrades to apply, you'll have a lot of stunts to pull before you're number one!
It's just you, your pistol, and a broken signal when your car breaks down, leaving you stranded on the side of the road, and things go from bad to worse when hordes of the undead show up! Level up, buy upgrades, and hold off enemies long enough to build the signal and call for help in this action packed zombie game.
You're a tiny nanobot desperately trying to keep the last human in the world alive in this fast-paced retro shooter, fending off all manner of nasty things trying to attack the beating heart you're defending.
What's scarier... traps and dangers, or sleeping in the dark? Help our adorable hero collect fireflies to keep the night at bay across forty challenging levels that will push your skills and reflexes.
You can't fight, so you'll have to run in this freaky realistic horror adventure that sees you exploring an eerie dungeon filled with enemies whose AI changes based on how you play, and scares that make headphones and a dark room a real challenge.
Ye verily and did the popular zombie shooting game take place in ye olden times, taking up yon sword and bow against the unholy horde as thou dost build and upgrade structures across challenging maps while fending off the undead nightmare!
Swords are getting to be a thing of the past, so when a super steam powered knight shows up and kicks you out of your kingdom, you'll have to get some firepower of your own to upgrade and battle your way back through this fun and silly platform shooter!
You built it up, now tear it down! In this silly and unique spin on Little Giant World's simulation games, you control a gang that's targeting a huge mall, determined to do as much damage as possible with sabotage, vandalizing, and more!
Take up sword, shield, and a whole lotta upgrades in this cute and addictive action game where you play a knight taking on an evil lord at the behest of the king. But with tons of enemies in your path, that's easier said than done!
Tanks are usually on the frontlines, but in this action-and-physics-packed game, you'll be steering one through dangerous places filled with traps, enemies, mechanisms, and upgrades!
These doodles are deadly... and in space! Lock and load for another round of classic arcade-style shooter action as the popular series heads back to the Black to pit you against huge numbers of enemies in your tiny ship.
Nobody ever wants to be in jail, but this one is more secure than most. To escape, you'll need to sneak, climb, leap, and find all the items you need to get past the guards and other securities in each stage!
04/24/14: Now updated with a new ending cutscene and more! When her father is swallowed by a giant kraken, one young girl takes matters into her own hands! Fish, sell, and upgrade in this simple yet addictive game as you work your way up towards revenge!
You can't stop even for a second in this challenging yet oddly beautiful game, as you use rotation to direct your adorable yet fragile creature in constant motion away from hazards and into the portal to the next level.
Hold the line against waves of the undead in this tense and realistic zombie shooter, balancing action with management as you work to keep the morale of your encampment high, and your security higher!
There's nothing to really be concerned about in this breakneck platformer... just an all consuming shadow that's on your heels. Run, leap, and drive it back, but be warned... almost everything you do will cost you, literally, so nab coins to make every shot count!
Being a monk is serious business. You can't have any interruptions! So when someone IS that rude, it's up to you to show them what-for in this silly, over-the-top launch game packed with weirdness and different stages.
ErlinE is on a gorgeous quest to save the world, but she just might die trying... like, a LOT. Get the magic orb to the portal in each stage, but watch out for the crushing walls of death, spike-filled pits, and saw blades along the way!
Puzzles meets action meets WHAAAAAA? in this bizarre, chaotic game packed with colour and humour. Can you have your way through levels to rescue your dear Mr. Teddington from the evil Queen Chigeon?
For everyone who used to stomp around their toys making roaring sounds as a kid, this action game puts you in control of a massive monster duking it out against other huge creatures while you rampage through helpless villages.
Web your way through dangerous yet gorgeous caverns in this puzzle platformer. As a literal spider man (or spider critter), sling yourself across gaps, harnessing your momentum in a move that's tricky to master until you get some practice in.
Put up your guns! The ten baddest bosses the world has ever seen are coming your way, and they're packing some serious firepower! Blast your way through this exciting shooter as you tackle baddies and upgrade your equipment.
Guns will only get you so far... you have to build! In this fast-paced blend of shooting and platforming action, hold off aliens with mounted weapons, nab cash, and scramble to build safe structures between waves.
Have pickaxe? Will travel! All the way to China in this arcade-y action game, as you try to dig as deep as you can each round before the timer runs out, nabbing precious minerals to sell for upgrades. It's like a launch game, but... down!
Forget limbo. How high can you go in this cute arcade game? This little monkey just wants to chow down on some bananas clinging to a massive beanstalk (because that's how you get bananas, duh), but as he climbs, he's being pelted with a baffling variety of trash from the angry monkeys above, trying to knock him down.
Love jump scares? Get a load of these monkey shines! It's chaotic freaky horror in this browser arcade demo as you find yourself lost in a maze but not alone, hunted by monsters who just want to MEAT you.
Most games play WITH you, but this frenetic arcade game just wants to see you broken! Created for Flappy Jam, you'll be dodging dangerous paywalls as you try to rack up the highest possible score. The game is free, but it might cost you your sanity... or your teeth once you start grinding them.
This severely unsettling first person horror game seems innocuous at first as your find yourself in a sunlit yet strangely empty room fallen into disrepair. Follow the trail of clues in a series of increasingly unnerving notes to get to the truth... and turn your sound up.
Put on your hip waders, because there's buckets of cartoony gore in this simple yet addictive action RPG with randomised loot and tons of unlockables. Can you take on a whole pack of demon lords as a favour to one? Heck, should you?
A new life in a new city sounds perfect for Xiro and his sister after the tragic loss of their mother, but with the undead attack one day while he's at work, he must fight his way back through the streets to find his little sister and scavenge blueprints and supplies in this action-packed game.
Most people have two eyes, but you've only got one, and getting it safely through each challenging stage of this unique physics game takes a lot of work and patience. Using the powers of strangely coloured critters, you'll need split-second timing to succeed!
Skudgee's retro Metroidvania game might be a little rough around the edges, but ain't it just the cutest? You control a little robot who, after relentless teasing from his peers, winds up getting lost and trapped in a very dangerous place indeed... though fortunately there are a lot of things to discover to help you!
In this fast-paced and stylish hack-and-slash side-scroller, you play a warrior who takes up a cursed sword that feasts on his own life force as you battle through endless hordes of foes.
Bullets, pixels, and a break-neck pace drenches in a retro neon aesthetic. What more could you want? Duke it out with big bosses and swarms of enemies in this upgrade-packed run-and-gun sci-fi arcade game!
Little Red Riding Hood can't catch a break, and if she stops to have one, she's going to be bludgeoned with a giant carrot and then cooked in a pan while she plays the trombone, because it's awesome that's why. Anjo Pascual and Ray Sagun deliver a gorgeously animated and quirky arcade game that challenges you to last as long as possible as you click to make Red leap over attacks and obstacles, nabbing power-ups and more. Though on the repetitive side, Run Red Run packs quality and charm to burn, and we'd love to see a more fleshed out version.
Bam! Right in the nostalgia. Chris Martin puts a clever spin on one of the most notorious games of our decade by combining Earthbound and Flappy Bird for a game development jam designed to encourage and inspire. How long can you last flapping through some iconic locations past some mysterious office supplies before you take mortal damage and collapse?
In Earth Taken 2, an action platformer by SeethingSwarm, you are a survivor, trying desperately to shoot through the hordes of aliens who've turned the world toxic. So a lot like the first Earth Taken, then. Jocularity aside, though, while there's a lot that's the same, gameplay has also been refined, making this the sci-fi horror game the original could and should have been.
Let's protect the Moon! Again! In this fast-paced, lasers-everywhere defence shooter you'll mow down wave after wave of intruders in order to save a big hunk of space rock – and with all those cool upgrades and unlimited futuristic ammo, that will be no problem at all.
Can a game be both mellow and make you want to throw your computer off a bridge? If it's Hybrid Mind Studios' imminently stylish and simple avoidance game, then the answer is a teeth-gritting yes! Try to navigate yourself through a maze avoiding the walls that only appear when you click, which itself incurs a small penalty, so the object is to try to memorize the layout of the level to get through with your highscore intact. And your computer.
Help a cute, scampering demon-thingy storm the dark castle, crack the magic orbs, defeat devilish bosses, restore sunlight to the land, and score some sweet upgrades in Labyrinth: Secrets of ShadowHaven, a roguelike platformer by Nick Casto and Luis Castanon. The only real goal may be a high score, but the game's innate humor and likability sees it through
Who you gonna call? No, those guys are probably retired, and when your ghost problem is more of the match-3 variety, you need a specialist. This simple yet addictively charming little game takes you across 45 levels of arcade action as you deal with ghosts of all types that bounce and roll around the screen to make connections... just keep an eye on your timer!
Hiiiiiiiiigh-way TO THE monster zone! turboNUKE serves up more of the physics-based racing they're known for in this colourful game packed with upgrades and fangs. Fans might find little to pull them away from the more elaborate Cyclomaniacs, but you try telling a giant T-Rex in a monster truck that you've "been there, done that" and talk to me when you've picked the treads out of your teeth.
rottenmage's 48-hour entry for Global Game Jam draws inspiration from Terry Cavanagh's Don't Look Back to create a heavily symbolic action game where one wrong move means death. You play a man going about his "every day life", but in this case that means dodging lightning strikes, angry dogs, and... demons? Hmmm. Hmmmm, I say.
Improving its UI and crafting system while adding new worlds and creatures to contend with, this sequel to 2012's hit Motherload-esque mining simulation takes you to all new alien planets as you control a lost robot scrounging for supplies to repair and upgrade himself in a wide variety of ways.
Survive as long as you can against waves of enemies and increasingly badder bosses in Crionuke Games' arcade shooter, nabbing coins to spend on upgrades for your initially paltry plane. Be warned... not only does the game make the dangerous mistake of not using Danger Zone as a soundtrack, but once you die, you'll have to start all over from the beginning! (Though you'll keep your upgrades, mercifully.)
Normally I'd tell you to pick on someone your own size, but the pint-size powerhouses in Smallfarm's defense shooter don't need any protection! Unlock new heroes and upgrades as you hold the line against metal giants and more, and even rescue fellow tiny citizens to enable them to help you in your battles, but stay on your toes since enemies can attack you as well as the wall you're defending.
Pipkin Game's little red chomper guy is back for another round of Boulder Dash-like arcade action, in Crazy Digger 2! Cleverer puzzles, fairer enemy placement, and much, much better music mark Crazy Digger 2 as the kind of sequel that even those who skipped the original will dig.
A bounty hunter's life for me! After all, it's bandanas and cool motorbikes and shooting from all sorts of weapons, what's not to like? In Deadly Road Trip, you'll get the chance to take out as many bad guys as you like, collecting power-ups along the way and buying lots of upgrades so you can take out more bad guys. With great visuals and more than decent length, this is one awesome explosion-filled, unlimited-ammo old school arcade shooter.
The night is dark and full of terrors. You are one of them. You cannot see, but you can hear, and though they may hear you coming, they will not be able to stop you. Because he deserves it. Jord Farrell presents The Hunter, an intense, challenging, and intensely challenging, unique top-down stealth-based horror adventure, originally developed as part of the "you only get one" Ludum Dare 28 competition, now expanded and refined for a final release.
You've got more than nine lives and you're going to need them in this punishing platformer. Use jet-packs, teleporters, gravity switches and much, much more to overcome fiendish and deadly hazards in your journey to save the world. I think you can do it, even if the narrator is... less than encouraging.
Help the pixels escape the advancing glitch-wall of doom in Pixel Escape, a run-and-jump platform game by Jonny and Eugene. Pixel Escape can be a little overwhelming to the senses, but it'll be hard to stop playing till you've gotten every one of those darn things to safety.
Arrows, fireballs, glacial winds, and the unholy tortured spirits of the undead are at your disposal in this addictive and gorgeous but oh-so-grindy shooter defense game. Stave off waves of invading monsters and make use of extensive spells and upgrade trees... and a blacksmith on a turtle, because why not.
It's just you against an endless tide of sword-and-bow-wielding enemies in this simple but stylish little arcade game, so try to take as many of them out as you can before they take you out! More variety would have really made this one shine, but as it stands, it's still an interesting twist on a very simple formula.
Rebelde's "CLICK NOW DUMMY NOW NOW oh sorry not fast enough try again" game could also be called "Sliders" since that's unfortunately what the movement feels like, but it's still a cool concept. Your handsome blocky avatar has both a white and a black side, and neither can touch terrain of the opposite colour, so you've got to jump and dodge in the nick of time to avoid being obliterated, using ramps in the terrain to flip yourself over. Neat!
Eran Shabi apparently had a vastly different experience raising chickens growing up than I did, since I remember a lot less "chasing down and rescuing the birds from an evil race of anthropomorphic squid by laying a severe beatdown" and a lot more running around the backyard pretending I was trying to reach a distant heart piece in a Zelda game. It's cute, simple, and excessively violent. Sort of like actual chickens.
Good news: you now have the entire space station to yourself. Bad news: that's only if you don't count an endless supply of zombies. Jimp and Jay Armstrong serve up a fun and chaotic, if repetitive, zombie arena shooter with a fantastic design.
If this physics-based platformer feels familiar, it's probably because Ant Karlov has basically recreated playing their Zombotron games... only without any zombies or heavy weaponry. Hack and douse your way through destructible levels as a fireman with a big axe, but be warned that some of the level design actually allows you to become unable to proceed if you, you know, destroy some objects that the game allows you to, which seems like an area that could have used some polishing.
Another game created for the "You Only Get One" themed Ludum Dare, MakeBabi.es delivers a heart-stoppingly adorable arcade game where you play an acrobatic pup in a pet-shop performing stunts to impress a little girl and her mother. Once you get the hang of the mechanics it can be a bit too easy to grind points with easy tricks, but d'awwwww wookit its widdle face!
Time to mow down some bad guys... in winter! Battalion Commander 2 is the sequel of the popular vertical shooter, now with 100ore snow. With all new soldiers, enemies and missions, this action-packed game will keep you entertained for a long time – that is, if you don't mind slaying cute little soldiers dressed in pink.
I want candy! Especially if it's Candy Ride, the physics-platformer by Levon Vardanyan A slow-paced kind of work, with gameplay reliant on proper timing and movement, Candy Ride is more "rolling" than "rollicking". But it's a entertaining implementation of a creative premise.
The kingdom needs a hero to slay a dragon, but you need cash a lots of it! In this simple arcade action RPG, you'll charge through five levels of enemies, nabbing all the coin they drop and using it to upgrade your equipment. Though definitely short and nearly TOO simple, great visuals and simple fun still make it addictive while it lasts.
Fireballs. Tesla towers. Explosions. Power-downs. This arcade avoidance game puts a few chaotic twists on a simple concept as you must avoid everything the stages have to throw at you while carving up slices of the landscape!
Pixel Continuous' Ziggy stars in this upgrade-packed arcade game where the star of Humbug tromps through the snowy streets nabbing candy canes, evading the police, and punching people for presents. It's cute as the dickens, though an odd fit for a character who won hearts in surreal puzzle platformers, but is still an accurate representation of my family's holiday tradition nonetheless.
One arrow, but one shot is all you need. Unfortunately, that's also all the monsters trying to take you down need, too. Created in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 28's "You Only Get One" theme, Titan Souls is a gorgeous and atmospheric, if potentially a little short and simple, game that feels like a part of something bigger waiting to happen.
Fever Blue isn't the name of some hair product, but it'll leave your scalp tingling like one. In this short puzzle shooter made for Ludum Dare, you're told that the markings on the ground will guide the way, but you've still got to figure out how to use them while navigating a maze of deadly turrets and monsters.
It's the entirety of your existence as summed up through an endless-ish arcade fall through the sky! Each stage of your life is represented by a different mini-game, and finding out how to complete each one is part of the challenge. A lot of the games seem to drag on just a bit too long, but it's still a clever and quirky symbolical experience.
IriySoft serves up a very Mad-Max-y action game as you drive down a post-apocalyptic landscape blasting bikers, trucks, jet-packers and more to earn as much as cash you can for upgrades before doing it all over again. It's a little on the simple side, but should serve to awaken the road warrior that sleeps within you!
In the Podge's latest game, you control an eclectic strong-arm repo crew sent to recover valuable items from some people who really, really don't want you to. Use each character's special strengths and abilities to retrieve the most valuable items to reach your goals before time runs out!
Tender your resignation and escape you office filled with mustache-hating aliens in I Quit! Must Dash!, a one-button retro platformer by Casino Jack. The gameplay might be a little familiar to those who've played its one button brethren, but overall it is a well-designed, tough-but-fair challenge with a host of neat unlockables.