A downloadable Playdate game

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Fasten your seatbelts, prepare to engage thrusters, and launch into an action-packed space adventure with Voidblazers!


Voidblazers is a story-driven shoot 'em up game for Playdate, currently in development by Tijn & Jasmin. Join the crew of Icarus as they travel across the galaxy, battle various fleets, and encounter new friends and enemies on their daring mission.

  • Battle three different fleets: the Royal Order, the Scavengers, and the Swarm.
  • Encounter 30+ unique enemy ship designs.
  • Shoot your way through 25 action-packed missions.
  • Unravel the story of Jyn and Echo, featuring rich dialog and memorable characters.
  • Dive into your Codex to discover additional lore on the fleets and characters you encounter.
  • Shop for exclusive items, ship upgrades, and additions to your crew. 


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Purchase

Pre-order Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this Playdate game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files when they are released:

voidblazers-playdate.zip
Version 0.1

Development log

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just played the demo!  I wrote a mini review over on fedi but just wanted to say I’m super excited for whenever the final game comes out.  Great work! 


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Aah, thank you so incredibly much!

The demo is indeed a stripped-down version that showcases the core mechanics, sounds/music, our main characters and the game’s artstyle, and in the full game there’s so much more to discover in all these aspects. 

If you enjoyed this, you’ll love the final game (it’s really freaking cool, haha). Can’t wait for you to play it! :-)

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awesome can’t wait! Looking forward to doing a write up on my blog about the final game :D 

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I tested through the demo, here's my initial feedback:

Movement of the ship is very smooth, hit box is definitely fair.  This game reminds me of a mix of various 80s games like Silpheed, Bosconian, Xevious, etc.  Great art, it drew me in from the initial screenshot.  Love the little dialogs between chapters.  Will this waffle maker get a spin off game? 

I'm assuming that since this is a demo it doesn't have all of the features fully flushed out, since I didn't see anything that would be typical for this type of game like score, power-ups, lives, etc.

The only "issue" I think I found was in one of the early dialogs, there is the phrase "can not" which probably should be "cannot".

This is a great start and love seeing the types of games being made for the Playdate.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such amazing and detailed feedback! It means the world galaxy to us. 

Funnily enough, you’re the second person to point out the issue with cannot vs can not, and as non-native English speakers this is really funny to us. ‘Can not’ feels like the correct choice but English is a wild language and we’re super happy you pointed out the mistake! It’ll definitely be corrected for the final version of the game (which will, indeed, also include more features than the stripped-down demo version). 

Again, thank you so much for the compliments and for trying out the demo! :-)

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Tried the demo!

There's a small bug: when A is pressed during the death it doesn't fire on new spawn. Easy to recreate, just hold the A all the time and die, and you'll see.

But also, is there a reason not to fire all the time? Will there be the levels where you have to be careful when you shoot and when you not? If no - I'd recommend just auto-fire without pressing any buttons.

Good luck!

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Thanks for catching that bug! As for auto-fire, there might indeed be some later levels where you want to shoot a bit more carefully, but we’ll include a toggle mode for the A button in the final release :)

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Just tried the demo - it plays awesome! The fighting is very satisfying, cool enemies and I like that there are dialogs going on. Music and sounds are superb, graphics are great as well. Very much looking forward to see the final game!

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Thank you so very much for such an amazing comment! Definitely helps us stay inspired and excited for the project. (-: 

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* Looks out the window * yup, it's "fall" :) This looks great can't wait to play it! 

Any timeline on a release date?

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We’re trying our best for a release this fall, but I can’t provide an exact date yet :)

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If you need beta testers please let me know! I already paid, thanks

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Fall can't come soon enough!!

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Is this gonna be on catalog?

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Voidblazers will initially launch on itch, but we’ll explore the possibility of a Catalog release once we’ve finished development :)

any idea of a timeline for release?

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looking forward to getting this when it comes out, it looks awesome!

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Aah, thank you so very much! :-)

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Can't wait to play it, a release date would be great

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Aw, thank you so much! :) To avoid any disappointments, we’ll announce the release date once we are sure that the project will be finished by then. 

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This looks hype, definitely adding to my wishlist for later!

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Thank you!

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Nice. Still waiting for Gun Trails. The more Playdate shmups the merrier! Can’t wait to play it.

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We just announced its coming to Catalog for $6 July 18th, 2023, so you only have to wait a couple more weeks :)

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We are so, so excited for Gun Trails! Wishing you all the best with the upcoming release. :)

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Very interested in this project!