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Hey guys, so we are not getting much feedback on the game showcases, but still seeing 15-40 page views daily.

I'm not sure if its one guy checking back 30 times a day, or just random people stumbling on the page?

Let see who is In this!
If you are enjoying this group and want to see more content please respond to this journal with the following:

NEWEST SHMUP YOU PLAYED, and What you thought of it.

MOST ANTICIPATED SHMUP, and link to it if you have one handy.. (linking to your own project is fine!)

bonus mission: Invite 3 of your friends or followers to join the group..   just send them the link..
Shmuproom :!devShmuproom: (  without the !   )
Check these out!

Earth Atlantis

Like “Pixel Perfex” on facebook and Support Earth Atlantis on greenlight.

Fight with amazing weapons, use cool vehicles, combat against your enemy with alien technology, explore freaking cool alien worlds, immerse in a frenetic intense game.

Greenlight!!! and Facebook!!!

get Medieval! This looks awesome!!

Just posting about some recent (and not so recent) sightings on steam.
These games are looking great!
Blue Rider
Nice trailer for Blue Rider, Twin Stick Shooter.. by some talented guys at Ravegan

Released yesterday (I think) on steam  

Steel Rain

Polarity Flow also have nice work with their 2nd shmup Steel Rain.
Picking up some nice reviews on steam.

Congrats for greenlights to:
Danmaku Unlimited 3 - Doragon,
Arena 3D - Mike Bushell

Also, anyone got any news about Aerobat?
Happy New Year all

Don’t worry, we are still here..
Things got a bit messed up at the tail end of 2015, so updates thinned out, and our shmup dev had to take a back seat.
But, now it’s the start of a new year, and we can look forwards at what might be for the new year.

But before we do that..

Here’s a few things that caught our eye over the holidays..

Arena 3D – Mikael Bushel…


Rigid Force – Com8Com1…


Vector Strain - Omnidream…


We also want to add our own shmup dev(although it has a lot of improvement needed) that we showcased at our local games expo ESGS.
We had a single level of our game prototype (Cybertraxx – working title) available to test.
Here’s the results of our work on that..
Cybertron/Cybertraxx (concept prototype) - Buko-Studios:iconbuko-studios:

We are also looking for feedback and support for our own games in development!!

The best way to do that right now is to follow us on deviant art or facebook, drop us a note telling us you are looking forward to seeing more from us.
If we get enough support, we are hoping to put together a closed playtest group soon.


So here's a quick look back at 2015..

We increased our members to 350 ish, and we are consistently getting 20-30 views a day.
--Small steps, but it’s nice all the same.

We showcased over 16 projects on our Journal, many of which have gone on to be Steam Greenlit or published.
--Congrats to all those who completed their games in 2015!

The Shmupjam started well, and received a fair amount of interest, but did not push through for the full 12 months.
--Still, there was good effort by all involved.. we got a lot out of it -(including our own game prototype above)

So what could be for 2016..?
• More cool games featured.
• New Shmup Development resources and support.
• General News in the world of Shmups
• A Community Activity – still conceptualising on this..
--should it be (graphics related? game-dev related? game playing/score related? -- something else?)

If you have suggestions or comments on what you would most like to have.. please post them in the comments.

Make a new years resolution! :D

If anyone has time to assist us in the development of this group, please also get in touch.
(Even if you just have an hour a month you could contribute, that would still help keep the group lively.)

What we need most is just help finding and spreading awareness of shmup games in development.
If you have development art posted on deviant art we can feature that.

This group provides an easy way for fans to easily spread awareness of the games they are seeing and enjoying.
If you spot something cool, post a message to the group.. can be as simple as a line of text “check out this cool thing..” and a link.

On the off-chance that anyone is wishing to pool together resources or funding.
This would go a long way to enabling this group to reach greater heights. – send us a direct message.

Thanks all for sticking around, and best wishes for 2016!
More Journal Entries

Gallery Folders

Irelle-B by BathOfBloodTheGame
Ikaruga by wild7even
Bullet Void, Accurate Stick controls by Skazdal
Starfox Assault Demake fan art by ScepterDPinoy
Shmup Jam 2015
ShmupJam Games 04 by buko-studios
ShmupJam Games 03 by buko-studios
ShmupJam Games 01 + 02 by buko-studios
Concept Art
shmup by JimHatama
Wings of Light by darkside-ky
032610: the evil range by crybringer
030108: battle with venus by crybringer
Pixel Art
Space Warrior Boss Sheet by PlayboyCommando
Tank Armada by iSohei
Fleet Armada by iSohei
Twin Carrier by AlZakhray
ThunderCross 2 by Tarrow100
Sunset of BlueThunder and RedThunder by Tarrow100
Sky of BlueThunder and RedThunder by Tarrow100
Blue Thunder by Tarrow100
Game Art
PowerUp 01 by buko-studios
Shmup Sprites by CeeEmmDee
Space Shooter Creation Kit 2 by pzUH
Elk's Spaceark by Darkshire
Play Flash Games
Vectorus by Volcanic-Penguin
Space Madness by pzUH
TSHMUP - GAME by pixelstab
Macro space Shooter by muravei
Arcane Armada - In-Game HUD / Offensive Mechanics by Raver1357
New Hud Mockup by 2awesome-Studio
More danmaku~ by Ask-Yoko
Shooter GAme Project: Zwielicht Paradox by ShinuReal
Crazy Gyro game prototype by Duffator
GKE - Waterfall screenshot by cyberrhino
Lucretia Demon Princess SHMUP Collage by Nanetas
Shooter GAme Project: Zwielicht Paradox by ShinuReal
Corona Screenshots: Stage 5 and 2 by MiniChibiChan
222 by 4-X-S
Alien tank by bananamannen
Ship Designs Renders
NEXT-00 ''Purple Beam'' by SturmvogelPrime
Darius Gaiden The OST Remix album cover by Solo-W
The Bee by Garoslaw
Nebula Concept The Rainbow Sea by Luckymarine577
LINRN/A by 4-X-S
eXceed 1st - Gun Bullet Children by POOTERMAN
BUY Resources
Side Scrolling Game Backgrounds [Updated] by hamdirizal
FREE Resources
Modular Ships - created by Surt by buko-studios
Fan Art
Love-colored Magic by Adam-Iweleth
A-Jax (With Tom and Jerry Portraits) by Rage-DSSViper-Sigma
Tools Tips
Banking Fighter Pixel Art Tutorial by Pieterator
RayForce t-shirt DesignLayout BlueColor by Tarrow100
Cave stamp by Sotkettu
Submit Games Here
Albion Du2219 by Tarrow100
Submit Art Here
The Wings of Despair, The Breath of Ruin by BlizzardCaster
Not shmups.. but cool
Fur-Guardians: Demo 2 by pandcorps


“Shmup” - Shoot-em-up.
“STG” - Short for "shooting game" is the way Japanese refer to these games.

This group is for anyone interested in playing, developing, or gazing at action shoot-em-ups and related graphics.

You NEED to be in this group!!. its free!
*Then get some comments in!*

In addition to a great collection of shmup themed art, we also feature latest developments from Indie Game Developers looking for additional exposure from their games.

Please Please take some time to look at their projects.

Let them know if you like their games, and support them.

This is a very niche genre, it will only survive with your help.

New to the Shmup genre, check out this guide for all you need to know.

How to Contribute

Take simple steps to get your deviations featured on the group.

1) :bulletblue: Upload your deviations to your own profile.
2) :bulletblue: Submit them to our group into one of the submission categories.

We accept all kinds of deviations related to Shmups. Journals, Literature, Sounds and of course Art/Animations.

A moderator will see your deviation and organise it into group folders.
Deviations of high quality will be showcased for a limited time in the Featured Box.

If you wish to help with the Shoutbox and Moderation of the group please drop us a note at buko-studios

Support this group by donating points. Our first goal is to make this group SUPER. That means no ads, more space, better styling and more features & widgets.

Latest News

May 2014
:bulletgreen: We just reached 180 members!
:bulletgreen: Cleaned up Shmup box and added Featured Audio.
:bulletgreen: Added Shmup Development Link

Our Content

If you are a Developer:
Design, Visuals, Code, Audio

If you are a Player:
Gamer, Fan, Hi-Score Junkie, Punter

If you are a Promoter:
Reviewer, Distribution, Market, Portal Owner

If you are an Investor:
Angel or otherwise

The Shmuproom NEEDS YOU!

The Shmuproom was founded by Buko-Studios.
Game Art & Design specialists and Shmup Enthusiasts.

Shmup Types

Loved this list of categories on
We are interested in all of the following game types.
:bulletblue:Non-scrolling playfield -Fixed Shooters
Space Invaders, Galaga

:bulletblue:Maze Shooters
Berserk, Tank Battalion

:bulletblue:Field Shooters
Robotron, Smash TV, Geometry Wars
including those set on a cylinder or torus
Asteroids, Star Castle

:bulletblue:Scrolling Shooters<
Automatically scrolling shooters:

:bulletblue:Vertically scrolling shooters
Xevious, Cybattler
including those set on a cylinder

:bulletblue:Horizontally scrolling shooters
Gradius, R-Type
including those set on a cylinder
Fantasy Zone
:bulletblue:Isometrically scrolling shooters
Zaxxon, Viewpoint
Multi-directional auto-scrolling shooters set on a torus Bosconian, Time Pilot '84

:bulletblue:Manually advancing ("push-scroll") shooters
Manually advancing horizontally scrolling shooters
In the Hunt, Mr. Heli no Daibouken
including those set on a cylinder
Manually advancing vertically scrolling shooters
OutZone, Ikari Warriors
Manually advancing multi-directional shooters
Granada, Kiki Kaikai, Bangai-O
including those set on a torus or infinite plane

Outliers or Grandfathered titles:
Every Extend series, Gyruss and clones,Tempest, clones, and sequels

Featured Audio

JUNE 2014 - Realm Of Mind

Extra Stuff

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Deviant Art Game Integration:
Flash and Flixel both can be brought into DA.
We have NOT been able to get Stage3D to work as of yet.

Group Info

Shoot Em Ups!
The classic game genre.. always an engaging way to dodge bullets, cause mayhem and score points!
We love em, if you do too, join this group!

Shmups, Shooters, Bullet Hell, Flash Games, we Shoot-em-all-up.
Founded 7 Years ago
Jun 1, 2012


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HankKD7 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group still active since four years?
strudenfreund Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
This a Youtube channel dedicated to shumps. You should check it out.
HankKD7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Garoslaw Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist

Thought you'd like to put a tab on this.
Cosmic-Grain Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Hey, thanks for the invite!! I was pondering joining this group the other day but forgot about it.

I have a couple shmup projects going on myself, one which I just started a few days ago. Now I have a place to post my concept art and stuff :D
buko-studios Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes please do post stuff and let us know what you are working on. The group looks really quiet, but I think a lot of eyes check on it each day.
Ayronstorkarynx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok I joined, I don't have another damn option.
Because as always they choose others for their poor and mediocre jobs because they like to show off their crap that anyway will be doomed to oblivion, but listen to me very well, you'll have to tell me how make a game ?, which programs are used ?, if you try 2D or 3 D you would have to say absolutely everything and every time I submit something, comment anything but if you insult my creations or just want to bother me with negative comments, I will block you all permanently.
buko-studios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome to the group! Don't worry, this place is to be used to enjoy shmups, and enjoy making them. No insults, no negativity, just play and make games.
Various-Users Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Hey everyone, if any of you are doing commissions anytime soon, can you do schematics/digital-arts of any war-machines that is mid-bosses and main-bosses of any videogame series listed below?:
- Dogyuun, Truxton II, Grind Stormer
- Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid, Armed Police Batrider
- Strikers 1945, Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III, Zero Gunner, Zero Gunner 2
- Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, Raiden Fighters Jet, Raiden III, Raiden IV, Viper Phase 1
- Ketsui, Donpachi, Dodonpachi, Dodonpachi II, Dodonpachi Daioujou, Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu
- Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga

sorry about the wall of text, to know that such great videogames almost has no fanarts of its own just drive me insane.
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