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Desperate Times
Genre: Action, Shooter
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jul 1, 2016 @ 4:53am
Sep 30, 2016 @ 1:24pm

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Greenlight over, Release soon
  • 3 backgrounds, one for the secret ending, one for the opening and one for the final level.
  • More enemies in the final level.
  • Add more attacks to the final boss, make its ship change when it changes weapon.
  • Integrate the music.
  • More weapons for the player. Always more weapons.

I'll announce a nice release date once this is all done so I can make sure that there will be no unforeseen delays, make sure it's nice and good for release, all that good stuff.


You can only reload by transforming into another ship.

Desperate Times is a shmup with roguelite and bullet hell elements. Rapidly switch between over 30 insane base weapons and counting (plus some relatively sane weapons)! Every time you reload, you transform into another ship with a random weapon. Not only that but you can get any number of weapon mods! Instead of a Mortar, you can get a Triple Mortar or a Penetrating Mortar or a Giant Penetrating Triple Disarming Hyper Mortar!

Face a random arrangement of hand-crafted waves in each level. You won't know what's coming next but what you do know is that it'll be good!
Each level is punctuated by a boss, who'll fill the screen with elaborate arrangements of bullets to challenge your head and your hands!

Use an awe-inspiring set of weapons to mow down literally hundreds of enemy ships at a time! Each weapon performs differently and is visually distinct, and yet almost all of them are utterly devastating and spectacular.

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Мясник Sep 19, 2016 @ 9:36pm 
I'm an HR Manager of the group doing the translation. I propose to translate your game to Russian language in a short time and low price. Write on e-mail or in PM
_Keldt_ Aug 5, 2016 @ 11:27pm 
Looks fun! I've liked seeing your gifs in /r/gamedev!
MaFiOuS Jul 26, 2016 @ 7:05pm 
This game looks so great that I'm going to quit my job and kill my pets so that I can focus exclusivelly on it!
Silent Legends Jul 17, 2016 @ 4:57pm 
Love this game. Yes!
enfo Jul 15, 2016 @ 2:08pm 
The first game I've seen that lets you stab giant space penises with green space swords. 10/10
[Noob&CO.] BlueBox Jul 14, 2016 @ 9:43pm 
Great aesthetic. Gorgeous. Exciting...
LudumDare Powa ++
DerpyProgrammer [Alex] Jul 14, 2016 @ 12:06pm 
It's great! It's on if you want the Alpha/beta/idk version of it
no Jul 6, 2016 @ 2:56pm 
Looks awesome!
ddbk Jul 6, 2016 @ 2:02am 
Looks promising :)
it's Jul 4, 2016 @ 12:38pm 
Shmups are good. This is a shmup.

This is good.