A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Near Death is a Fast paced, Top down shooter! Be resurrected, survive and fight! Play and enjoy colourful explosions!

Linux or mac version is recommended, Window's versions have text issues/glitch's that could not be fixed due to time restrictions.

Special Features

  • Tight Controls
  • Explosions!
  • Squares  ^-^
  • Fast paced/ hectic
  • Screen-Shake!!!CONTROLS:

Move to move!

Shoot to shoot!

-Made for the VimJam(8-bits-to-infinity).


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

NearDeath_Win 11 MB
NearDeath_Mac 21 MB
NearDeath_Linux.x86_64 77 MB

Development log


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Hey awesome game! The particles were great and the game was very enjoyable.

I am glad you were able to make this great game from my tutorial series. Anyways I am glad you added some extra things and made it your own. The game feels very polished and fun to play.

If anyone is interested in learning how to make this type of game, I have a series on how to do it here.


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Thanks a lot for playing! Your tutorials helped to make the shooting and the enemies! I didn't think you would play! Thanks a lot!!!!

If you wanna play online: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/766923?updated=1601124190

This game was so fun, as mentioned before, the screen quick zoom is quite over the top. I love it, but I could see it being too much. After awhile the orbs that explode from the objects stopped fading away so the screen was just glowing balls everywhere. I was also missing the music! I got a vibe instantly from this. Final thing was, you just die and the game ends instantly, would be cool to see an explosion or some sort and then fade out


Thanks for the great feedback! I didn't get time for adding music, And I will fix the fade glitch. Thanks for downloading and playing!

Great looking game man, controls are very smooth and responsive!

If I were to give any constructive feedback, it would be that the screen shake is a little intense, especially if you kill things in quick succession, and there doesn't seem to be a way to exit the game unless you alt + tab out and close it from there. 

But really great game! Has excellent style.

Thanks a lot, for downloading and playing! Thanks for the feedback,  I will probably playtest a lot next time. I didn't get time to add a pause menu.