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Switch 'N' Shoot
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:09am
Oct 17, 2016 @ 2:29pm

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Switch 'N' Shoot is now BETA!
Version 0.17.1 is now available for free!
  • The entire UI has been overhauled. It now uses icons instead of text, and you can use arrow keys to navigate instead of having to press & hold your ‘single button’.
  • You can now customise your colour palette using the Plus+ menu.
  • The aforementioned new Plus+ menu is locked by default on Google Play unless you purchase the IAP. It’s unlocked by default on standalone builds). Your lifetime stats now live in here.
  • Player sprite now banks left and right and has a muzzle flash. This also makes the ‘Helper’ bar redundant, so that’s gone.
  • The laser walls and boss attack now use zig-zaggy animated sprites instead of solid red blocks.
  • Boss behaviour and difficulty has been tuned.
  • The Shield collider is smaller so it’s harder to lose it by accident, BUT you now only have one chance to catch the Shield in each sector.
  • Removed the background colour changing (for simplicity when using custom colours).
  • Added screen rotation lock on Android.
  • Numerous bug fixes, tweaks, polish and optimisations.

The Google Play version also features:

  • Google Play Games support
  • Achievements
  • Leaderboards
  • Share functionality so you can post your score and pilot name to Twitter, Facebook, etc.

As always, you can download the alpha builds for FREE right now.

Also, check out the brand new website!

If you like what you see, please give the game a vote and share it with your friends!

Some of the cool options available with the new colour palette tool. :)

Release date: Late 2015

Get the beta on


Blast and dodge your way through a neverending onslaught of alien badbutts in Switch 'N' Shoot!!

You can change direction, and you can fire your blaster cannons.

The problem is, they're both hooked up to the same button...

Some facts about this game
  • It can be played with just 1 (one) button.
  • It's a simple, fast-paced, arcadey test of skill and endurance.
  • It can all end in an instant.
  • You can try again in another instant.
  • It sports a low-fi aesthetic with crunchy effects and pulse-pounding soundtrack.
  • It's got a dumb random name generator which is guaranteed* to give you... um.. cool results.

* not a guarantee

Plans and development
  • See the roadmap[] for a detailed list of planned changes.
  • Planned for Windows/Mac/Linux first. Android at a later date, and potentially iOS after that (depending on its popularity).
  • I'd like the game to either be free or very cheap (like, less than £2 / $3). The reasons for this are that it's quite a small game, and I'd like it if everyone could have a go at it.
  • I'm considering releasing on Early Access (although the game is about 60% finished).


Follow @crowbarska on Twitter for updates.

"Give 'em hell, generic pilot!" ~ the Admiral
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DeathGamer May 21, 2016 @ 9:34am 
Matt  [author] May 21, 2016 @ 2:23am 
@Deathgamer2002: It's free on Google Play. The PC version is £1.79 / $2.49, although it's half price during beta!
DeathGamer May 20, 2016 @ 4:25pm 
seems cool and is it free?
Matt  [author] May 20, 2016 @ 7:44am 
Thank you for purchasing, Hog8oy! Very much appreciated!

And thank you to everyone else for all the kind comments. The game is getting very close to completion. If we can get this through Greenlight I will put it on Early Access ASAP.
Hog8oy May 20, 2016 @ 7:41am 
Looks great and sounds like a NES game which is awesome <3 <3, just purchased it on
Seph May 19, 2016 @ 10:04am 
Looks fun! And cute! And the music reminds me of the Master System. Good luck!
PersonGuy May 6, 2016 @ 12:12pm 
What makes this game even better than it already is is the pseudo-marquees on the sides.

Excellent job with that!
Paul Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:47pm 
Just voted!! :D Love the changes to the latest build. It's even more addictive if such a thing is possible.
Jackson Apr 16, 2016 @ 5:18am 
good luck Matt-!
Del_Duio Apr 15, 2016 @ 6:07am 
Upvoted, this looks sick!
I love the arcade cabinet things on the side too!