1) Features

  • Twin Stick Shooter
  • 2D Gameplay with 3D Graphics (Movement on a Spline)
  • Dodge and Slow Motion
  • Interactive FX
  • 2 Players Co-Op in all the game's mode
  • Shop and Passive Skills system
  • Additionnal powers

2) Universe

You play as June, a young rebel battling the oppressors that took over the world decades ago. You found a ship impregnated with a Boiling Bolt fragment, a mystic relic that finds the source of its power from the dawn of the World.

Take on the waves of enemies coming to get you with your arsenal:

  • The Plasma Whip, short range attack dealing greater amounts of damage with the tip.
  • The Magnetic Field, a zone causing damages to nearby enemies.
  • The powerful Warp Launcher that creates black holes that distort your enemies in before releasing a devastating explosion.
  • and more...

Choose your weapon wisely; your enemies will come together organized with strategies to take you down. Switch accordingly between your arsenal to surpass them. In case of emergency, you can always use your secret weapon, a time distorting energy that slows everything besides you: the Time Breaker.

1) Why

Closed Beta gives us the chance to take your feedback into account and transform some of them into real features while keeping working on our production calendar.

Each purchase/donation will make Boiling Bolt even crazier and awesome.

2) Roadmap

The final version of the game is planned for December 2016.

3) Final content

  • New Games modes (Arcade, Story, Arena,..)
  • New Challenges
  • Difficulty Mode
  • 6 Levels
  • New ability powers
  • Leaderboard

4) Current State of the project

  • 10% of the final content
  • The first level and boss
  • Multiplayer mode
  • 4 powers
  • Slow Motion

5) Pricing

The price of the game will increase following the release of the complete game. All the updates will be free if you buy the game in early access.

1) About us

Located in Paris, Bordeaux, Montreal and Los Angeles, Persistant Studios is specialized in 3D realtime innovative applications. Our activity articulates itself around 3 poles: developing PopcornFX, a realtime particle FX middleware, developing a video game named Boiling Bolt, using PopcornFX' technology, and finally developing 3D realtime projects and applications for our customers.

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Update 0.9.1 is here!

Hey folks, The 0.9.1 update is now out!

As we are reaching toward the end of development we have some fresh news for you: 2 new levels, new mobs, boss, and more…

Check the details:

  • New cutscenes
  • A new title screen (if you wait for 30sec there is a surprise)
  • Arcade mode without final level. When you finish a level in Arcade mode, you unlock it in the Free Run mode
  • Tutorial Level
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Ranking Online/Offline
  • News mobs & boss
  • Tweak of weapons
  • Some modifications of level design
  • Rename of items in shop
  • New VFXs

Here is a gameplay video of all available levels:

Enjoy and leave a comment. ;)

Check out the game on Itch.io here

Check out our website: Boilingbolt.com

Available in 2017

Boiling Bolt - December milestone

Boiling Bolt - December milestone


Here is some news about our development. Come checking the article.

[Dev Blog #4] Update 0.5.9 - Boiling Bolt

[Dev Blog #4] Update 0.5.9 - Boiling Bolt


Hey folks, there is a new blog post for our game! Check the update and leave a comment. ;)

[Dev Blog #3] Update v0.5.0 - Boiling Bolt

[Dev Blog #3] Update v0.5.0 - Boiling Bolt


Hey folks, there is a new blog post for our game! Check the update and leave a comment. ;)

[Dev Blog #2][Gameplay Video] Road to S rank

[Dev Blog #2][Gameplay Video] Road to S rank


Gameplay video : How to have S rank in Boiling Bolt?


Looks pretty unique, might have to give this one a go. I love Bullet Hells.

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