WARWIND is an open world shmuptroidvania game with a focus on challenging , yet rewarding bullet hell boss fights- and achieving a sense of exploration in a vast open world . Fight your way through 4 different areas and unlock new ships by killing bosses !


  •     Use the arrow keys to move
  •     Use the X key to shoot
  •     Use the Z key to dash

Behind the Scenes

WARWIND was solo developed over a month to take part in the Lazy Dev's "SHMUP Showcase" . I'd like to thank everyone that offered feedback on the game during development , particularly in the Lazy Devs discord community .

Unfortunately I didn't get the time to make the final boss in time for the deadline , so be sure to keep in touch with me at 0xFFB3 on twitter

I have the game marked as paid to download , but if you really want to mod the game and genuinely can't afford the $2 message me on twitter and we can chat !

Want to make content about Warwind ?

 Check out my presskit ! There you can find lots of screenshots and transparent branding , useful for reviews and thumbnails !

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, Bullet Hell, Cute, Difficult, Metroidvania, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Shoot 'Em Up, Short


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

warwind_windows.zip 974 kB
warwind_osx.zip 3 MB
warwind_linux.zip 731 kB
warwind_dot_p8.zip 27 kB

Development log


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Pretty nice, too bad about the ending


It's a good game, i like it

Had a lot of fun playing that game it really is great work, I got a heart attack when I entered Pont Grenouille. Though I got skill soft locked at Neiry's boss and after 15 minutes of trying I gave up.


thanks for playing !

yeah I've definitely got to drop the difficulty of that one down just a bit :')) Appreciate the comment <3


I think this game is a bit too easy!


What an epic gamer 😎


damn ! really nice work <3

in the weird money thing at the start how do i accecpt it and get out of the promt im confused

sorry mate I'm not sure exactly what you mean , could you send me over a screenshot ?

Pretty cool bullet hell. It's nice and challenging.

thank you mate !

wanted to make it tough as hell >:)


it is

the second boss -_-        pls nerf

It's definitely a jump in difficulty ! haha~~

might need to look into it if more people feel this way though


I also feel this way, it's so difficult

Would it be possible to make the pico-8 cart available for download?

Absolutely ! the cart is already available for download on this page for 2USD , if you genuinely can't front the cost send me a dm on twitter <3

The cart isn't listed when I click the Download link.

Updated right now ! sorry I took so long to get back- added the .p8 files to the download link <3

Really innovative take on the genre ! I was surprised by the "recoil" you get from shooting but I think I like it, it makes the game more strategic ! I love the idea of zones you can explore too.

Also, is music planned for the game ?

I'm glad you came to like the recoil mechanic ! I wanted to make shooting a bit more of a decision rather than just holding the button the entire time . 

Music is definitely planned ! and will probably come to the game alongside the final boss

Super shmup. i love it. i really like how the shooting makes the plane more sluggish and presses you backewards, nice touch. 

Thank you ! I wanted to make the game feel a bit different to a shmup- so I've been getting a lot of comments from people who didn't like that feature all !

So It's really appreciated you saying that you like it !

Thank you for playing <3