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The Shmup Creator is a tool that will help you create your own shoot'em up and easily build your levels without coding at all!

Everything is drag-and-drop

No script, no code: use your mouse and the menu to create complex games.
We are trying hard to make an easy, but powerful tool that anybody can use.

some features:

. create 2D or 3D games
. vertical or horizontal shmups
. state of the art 3D engine: shadows, shaders, particle effects, post processing…
. scoring systems
. bullets patterns editor
. game logic using triggers

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This is really a big milestone for us:
We opened the Steam store.

And the trailer is live!

If you are interested in our project, don't hesitate to wishlist:

Since the last update, a lot of things also happened:

We added a material editor for 3D objects.

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The bullet patterns editor is also more powerful.
To test it, I decided to recreate patterns inspired by Touhou games.
It was interesting: sometimes it’s impossible to recreate them in the SHMUP Creator (Touhou is using a complex scripting system more akin to computer code), sometimes I found and corrected bugs but most of the time I was positively surprised by our Weapon Editor and what we can achieve with only a mouse moving some sliders.
With only a few settings and some smart uses of the Weapons and bullets features, I managed to create some complex patterns very close to the originals!

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We are adding a particle editor, still fixing bugs, and are hoping for an end-of-year release.

See you soon!

July update and SHMUP Creator tote bags

July update and SHMUP Creator tote bags


Still working on the beta, we are creating some tote bags in the meantime.

SHMUP Creator: We started the beta!

SHMUP Creator: We started the beta!


After years of part-time work, we at last started the closed beta of the SHMUP Creator. This is emotional and we hope to release the tool this year.

SHMUP Creator: February update

SHMUP Creator: February update

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A new update about the dev of the SHMUP Creator. I spent a lot of time optimizing the bullets engine, and the result is 10.000 bullets at 60 fps on my...

SHMUP Creator: November dev update

SHMUP Creator: November dev update

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Dev log November update: a lot of technical issues are fixed, and now we are working hard on the Beta version of the SHMUP Creator. I'm currently working...


so what happened to this?

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Good to hear you're back on track. Things happen, understandably (Congratulations on the new job); just happy that this project isn't abandoned. Keep up the good work, and can't wait for the next update. I'm excited to make me some shmups. #hype

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suny2000 Creator

Thanks a lot for your comment!
I'll post a new update next week.

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