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Iridium is retro styled 2D shoot-'em up taking inspiration from: Uridium, Xenon 2 Mega Blast and Nemesis / Gradius, each game being considered a classic in its own right by many people. Each offered some very unique features including massive ships, upgrade shops, in-level upgrades and a multitude of weapons.

The game is a horizontal shoot-'em up where the player is allowed free movement around the level in a similar manner to Uridium. Unlike Uridium there are many weapon and ship upgrades available to purchase during each level. Later in-between levels the player visits the upgrade shop where more powerful weapon blueprints are available.

Game controls are fully customisable; however, it is definitely best played with a joypad.

  • Retro styled 2D shoot 'em up
  • Multiple layers of parallax for that retro vibe
  • 18 levels split over 6 sectors
  • 3 main player weapons each with multiple power levels
  • Multiple types of rockets and missiles
  • 4 types of external weapon systems
  • Weapons shop between sectors
  • Game progress saves
  • Multi-format release

Currently available for:
  • Microsoft Windows 7+
  • Nintendo Switch (North America)
  • Nintendo Switch worldwide launch in February 2022

Minimum PC system requirements:
  • Windows 7 or greater
  • DirectX 11 compatible graphics card

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Development Background:

Iridium has been in development since 2016 and has changed massively since its inception. Originally it was going to be a vertical scrolling game. However, this concept did not fit very well so we stripped Iridium back and came to the horizontal scrolling game we have now.

Come 2019 and we launched Iridium as a Kickstarter project. The campaign ran for 32 days and ended with 203% funding, also reaching all of our stretch goals.

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