A downloadable game for Windows

Nebular Crush is a cyber psychedelic arcade shoot'em up where you shred your way through bizarre worlds.

Game play combines the frantic action of classic 2D shoot'em ups with the more cerebral puzzle elements of platformers.

Inspired by 80s and 90s arcade games, Nebular Crush is designed to be easy to pick up and hard to master.


  • Hardcore retro arcade action
  • Awesome soundtrack
  • Explorable world map allows for non-linear gameplay
  • Level randomization extends replayability
  • Special powers like 'slow-motion' and 'shield'
  • Loads of enemies
  • Local two player co-op

This is a beta demo.  We are nearing the end of development.  The full version will be available soon!

Download the demo now!

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreAction, Platformer
Tags16-bit, 2D, Arcade, Co-op, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up, Side Scroller, Singleplayer, weird
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2
LinksSteam, Homepage, Twitter


Nebular Crush Demo_build 1690_Setup.exe 192 MB

Install instructions


The game supports keyboard and joystick/gamepad input.

Player one keyboard controls:

  • Up = Cursor Up
  • Down = Cursor Down
  • Left (Backward) = Cursor Left
  • Right (Forward) = Cursor Right
  • Button 1 = CTRL
  • Button 2 = ALT
  • Button 3 = SPACEBAR

Player two keyboard controls:

  • Up = W
  • Down = S
  • Left = A
  • Right = D
  • Button 1 = SHIFT
  • Button 2 = Z
  • Button 3 = X

See the readme.txt file in the installation folder for more information.

Development log


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Super fun. Great trippy gameplay and catchy soundtrack. Definitely sucked me in.

I've never been a fan of side scrollers. I love Nebular Crush. It's esthetically stimulating. The style is casually flippant. I ride the psychedelic waves aware of more than my surroundings.

Great game , the retro look and feel are on point with an awesome soundtrack to match .  A challenging yet fair game that was allot of fun great work!!!!  

The gameplay is kinda bizzare and hard but somehow I like it, makes me remember classic 80/90 arcade games on my nintendo.

The classic retro vibe is what we're going for :) Thanks for the video upload!