This is a Downwell-inspired shooter made in PICO-8 for the Game Maker's Toolkit Jam. This is the post-jam version of the game, where mechanics are slightly altered from the original. Here is the original jam version.

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Changes made from Jam version: 

  • Game controller support - note that controls are reversed! (XBOX controller: X = Z, Y = X)
  • Tutorial! Yay!
  • Music and more pew pew (dual purpose beatboxing!)
  • Rebalanced by toning down difficulty, less hardcore
  • Stamped out bugs

The twist to this space shooter is that you reflect shots using a mirror shield, and that you have limited ammo so you can't shoot as you like. You recharge your ammo by getting hit by a reflecting bullets, and your health regenerates slowly over time when shields are down. Enemies drop credits which can be used to purchase upgrades by travelling through the Gravity Well.

This game is endless!

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
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can you release it on the lexaloffle bbs?

Very fun game! I like the difficulty in this, haven't gotten super far (couple of weapon upgrades, level 6 or 7 i think). Great mechanics, losing shield when shooting threw me off a little bit, but there's a great balance between all your tools and keeps it interesting for such a simple game.

Really tight but hard game! If you like it, definitely check out Downwell (the games inspiration)