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A retro style time torn bullet hell blast!

This game was made in less than 10 days for bullethellgamejam

Keep in mind this game is still in early development, as such many bugs may be present.


"The year is 2134"
 "The city is under siege"
 "Your squad has been tasked with taking down a dreadnought"


Movement: W A S D or ARROW KEYS

Shooting: LEFT MB or SPACE

Super: SHIFT

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PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorDead Unicorn
Tags2D, Bullet Hell, Pixel Art, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up, Short, Side Scroller, Singleplayer, Time Travel


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Broken Skies.exe 26 MB
Broken Skies.zip 8 MB

Development log


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This game surely passes the 5 minute test,the menu you are presented with is just amazing and the simple story is just a well done touch, I just think this game misses out by not having a space where you can regolate your difficulty, I have no idea if the thousands of ships after the dreadnought are possible to beat (I am not a frequent player of this genre) but I would like to have passed that, another thing is that for people that are not really in to this games dying is frequent and watching the cutscenes over and overs is just bad, so the skip feature is good but I could not find how to skip the dialogue until I saw te control panel at the end of this experience, to fix this you just need to either show a message saying how to skip dialogues too or just skipping trought them automatically when you skip the cutscene. 

But I enjoyed the game a lot, my favorite part was the start where you used the sun to clearly see the bullets and doge them. 

Thank you so much! The game is from a game jam and hasn't been updated since so there is definitely some issues with it.

Excellent atmosphere and fantastic story telling!! The story may be simple, but it's engaging, I love the whole presentation a lot!!

Quite an issue is actually the readability of this game. The colour scheme makes it hard to spot the bullets on the screen. It doesn't impact the difficulty of the game (as there hardly is any), but it's still unpleasant. It also makes the turrets on the big ship almost invisible. A few simple outlines might already solve this problem (I know these outlines may effect the visuals a bit, but it makes the game more comfortable to play).

Also, the mouse controls don't make any sense as the only thing on the mouse available is the left mouse button. You could remove that entirely and make the main menu controllable via keyboard, that would be great. (The main menu font is pretty unreadable to, I have no idea what settings were available in that sub-menu).

Still, an awesome game I enjoyed a lot! Great job!