A downloadable game for Windows

An irregularly scrolling shooting game by John Thyer.

Music by meauxdal: Bandcamp | Patreon


  • Move with arrow keys
  • Z and X to shoot left and right
  • Enter to pause
  • Esc to quit 
  • F4 to toggle fullscreen

You can read about my journey making the game on my blog.

Release date May 13, 2017
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorFar Away Times
Made withGameMaker: Studio
TagsDifficult, Game Boy, GameMaker, one-hit-kill, On-Rails Shooter, Pixel Art, Shoot 'Em Up, Singleplayer


Kikai 11 MB
Kikai (Source) 7 MB

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A very effective game. Difficult and will take time and practice to complete, but if you're a fan of that kind of grindy experience, it can be pretty rewarding - infinite chances mean that patience can get you there even if it can seem frustrating at first, and I think the art design of the work overall is worth it. Gets a lot of use out of a relatively limited toolbox. I adore when things become blackened.

If you're curious about a full play of the game and aren't interested in playing it yourself/don't feel good enough to complete it, feel free to watch this fullplay.

I really enjoyed the irregular scrolling idea! Nice tile-set too.

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