A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

A Love letter to the Bitmap Brothers, Xenon2 and the Amiga.

Created for:

Itch.io Devtober

And

Syntax Bomb 'Go Nuts!' competition

SyntaxBomb 1st Place Winner



Axonite is your ship and you need to blast your way for as long as you can.

The foes will come fast and furious. They will bank and turn and rotate around you firing and doing all sorts of other nasty things.

With immersive audio (provided by QasarBeach) and a bostin 16 bit house soundtrack that will make your Amiga cry and your Fairlight weep, QasarBeach has been heavily used to get the most out of every beat...

Enjoy both PC and MacOS versions with fully configurable  keyboard and joystick support!

With 4 difficulty settings and an initial 3 levels to fight your way through each with a more fiendish end of level Boss to beat with the wet end...

Featuring super smooth multi-parallax scrolling. Large number of shots on screen and more enemies you can shake your middle finger at. Plus the shop! 

Want to visit the shop, then collect those power-ups and coins and not forgetting Bart your droidly shop keeper who just might have something you want... or not?

Relive that 80's retro feeling. Finger mashin' sticky trigger, ear blastin fun...

You know you want to...

V1.04x (MacOS build)

This does not change anything, but removes the security dialog when run :)

also adds keyboard P to pause (for Xerra)

V1.04

third update

minor sound tweaks

bug fixes

Level 4 added with all new aliens

V1.03

Second update

minor sound volumes tweak

sound issues with clicks fixed

crash if pressing keys at start fix

escape triggers menu when only in game

minor map edits

V1.01

First update. this focusses on adding full keyboard and joy support on all menus including the shop!

Also added is ability to add initials to your hiscore.

Some graphics have been changed - made slightly bigger and colors altered

general bug hunting

re balancing of game to make it a bit fairer - but don't worry it's still as brutal as ever.

Difficulty setting are now numbered so you can see which is the lowest and highest etc.

Updated 14 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date 37 days ago
Rating
(2)
AuthorAdamStrange
GenreShooter
Tags16-bit, amiga, Retro
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Joystick
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast

Install instructions

Download for both MacOS and Windows.

No need to install, it should just run.

if you hit quarantine issues with MacOS. Do the following:

Unpack the  zip file.
Use finder to move "Axonite.app" to your Applications folder.
Do NOT start the game yet, or it will be quarantined!
Open terminal and copy/paste the line below then press enter:
sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine "/Applications/Axonite.app"

On MacOS, to bypass the security check you only need to launch the game the first time by Right clicking and picking "Open", instead of double clicking. The "Open" button only shows up if you right click.

But let me know if you have an issues and I'll get onto it...

Download

Download
axonite104x.app.zip 8 MB
Download
Axonite104.zip 10 MB

Development log

Comments

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would like to point out that this works great under linux wine minus the extremely slow game loop. 

Please consider building a Linux version.

great stuff.I played so long time no games.This i will try

How? How can you create so much stuff?
...

Anyway, on MacOS, to bypass the security check you only need to launch the game the first time by Right clicking and picking "Open", instead of double clicking. The "Open" button only shows up if you right click.

Cheers!

great suggestion. it's now added to the install info :)

Well done, Adam. Knew you'd make the deadline :)

Downloading now to have test run.