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The retro mix of a shmup and a rpg you've always wanted to play! Battle space monsters, pirates and avoid asteroids, upgrade your new spaceship and buy new weapons !

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  • Fast shoot'em'up gameplay with big boss fights
  • 10 different weapons, 4 different ships, 6 levels and more bosses, 3 difficulty levels
  • Tons of other customization options (armors, engines, etc.)
  • Experience, level up, skill points
  • Pixel art cutscenes and chiptunes music made on Atari-ST and ZX Spectrum

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The gameplay is fast paced and based more on killing enemies than escaping thousands of bullets.
The inspirations for the gameplay are games like Raiden, Donpachi and other classic shoot'em'up games that did not have tiny hitboxes and did not throw 10000 bullets at you (this is not a bullet hell).
Skill, dedication and patience is what you will need to be able to defeat your enemies but if you can't, you can always warp out of a level, upgrade your ship and come back with a vengeance!

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This videogame is currently in development by Augmented Irreality.

greenlightTeteFab l Fabrice Bacquart / Game Design and Programing

greenlightTeteClem lClemenC / Art and Animation

greenlightTeteYer lYerzmyey / Music

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DreadStar steam release date

DreadStar now has a release date: October 20th, 2020!

It is set a week after the Steam Autumn Games festival which we'll be a part of so you'll be able to play the demo during the festival (Oct 7 to 13).
Be sure to follow and wishlist the game here: DreadStar on Steam

Watch the release trailer below:

DreadStar Alpha demo available!

DreadStar Alpha demo available!


DreadStar's alpha demo is available for download on Itch.io and Gamejolt. A retro-styled shoot'em'up with RPG elements such as leveling, skill points...

DreadLog: The challenges of interesting level design

DreadLog: The challenges of interesting level design


Latest news from DreadStar's development, retro-styled rpg shoot'em'up. Insight from game development challenges and how game and level design influence...

Level 5 preview and development news

Level 5 preview and development news


Latest news from DreadStar's development, retro-styled rpg shoot'em'up. New visuals for the 5th level and updates to the level editor among other things...

Cinematic trailer for DreadStar !

Cinematic trailer for DreadStar !

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New trailer containing some of the pixelart cutscenes from DreadStar: The Quest for Revenge, 2D pixelart shmup/rpg coming in late 2016...

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kalamona - - 5 comments

Loved the original Tyrian, lets hope this will be just as good!

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Guest - - 693,191 comments

really nice art, stunning.

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