Skyw0r: 8-bit battle in the skies


Skyw0r is a space combat arcade-adventure rendered in an 8-bit graphical style. The player pilots his starship to different sectors of the galaxy to engage in challenging 3-D dogfights with alien ships, visit friendly planets to repair and refuel, and generally shoot/dodge/grab cool stuff in space. There may also be an infiltrator mode, where you enter derelict freighters in a space suit and fight crazy robots while trying to retrieve treasure or secret datafiles.

Skyw0r is inspired by the space-combat home-computer and console games of the 70's and 80s, particularly the works of Doug Neubauer at Atari Corporation. Skyw0r is currently in playable alpha.

Screenshots and Video


NEWS: April 7, 2015 Updated the game to version 0.7 with many changes and improvements. Skyw0r is also now available for the first time on Mac OSX!

Historical references

These are some videos of classic games by the great Atari programmer, Doug Neubauer. His designs were a huge influence on Skyw0r.

Author: David O'Toole

Created: 2017-03-21 Tue 17:38