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Picked by Mark Brown himself as one of the Top 20 Games of the 2020 GMTK Game Jam

Post-Jam Update v1.1: A huge update! We are so excited about making the Top 20 in the GMTK 2020 Game Jam so we've put together an update to enhance player experience in Shooty Ballz!

- Shooting is more fun!

- UX Improvements to better communicate game state to players!

- Graphical updates!

- Juice dialed up to beyond maximum!

- Improved obstacles!

- Better mobility - use dash to dodge!

- Bug fixes.

Stay tuned for more releases! Follow swiney and arvz on twitter and watch this space! Shooty Ballz is in active development and we'll be posting more updates soon. A sneak peak at whats to come: powerups, more weapons, more enemy types, more juice.

Shooty Ballz
is a Twin Stick Shooter with a bit of a twist! Your objective is to protect the green ball.. from yourself! Shoot EVERYTHING Except the green ball.

Pay attention to your Control Gauge. If it runs out, you will go Out of Control. 

Pink balls will combine into a bigger, aggressive Big Red ball if they come into contact with one another. 

Pink balls spawn yellow eggs when killed. These will hatch new Balls if left alone for too long. Collect the Yellow Eggs to replenish Control, or shoot them.

Left ClickFire Laser
Right ClickKnockaway Big Enemies

...and for those who like to fly close to the sun: 

Press 'Q' - Force yourself to Lose Control (v0.8 Game Jam version only)

Development: Sheng Xu, Arvin Gunawan
Main music: Goran Andrić
StatusIn development
Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
Authorsarvz, swiney
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Arcade, Game Maker's Toolkit Jam, Singleplayer, Twin Stick Shooter
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

ShootyBallz_v1.1_Win.zip (Post GMTK 2020 Game Jam Update!) 27 MB
ShootyBallz_v0.8_Win.zip (GMTK 2020 Game Jam Version) 29 MB

Development log


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My speed run to kill the green thing is 11 seconds

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My new record is 189 seconds

WWooooowwwww Love the lighting and particle effect. How do you make them?

awesome work!!

Wait, did I just survived for 1000 seconds (it seems that after 999 seconds the score has a small display bug) because the ball actually get stuck on an obstacle and then just disappeared? Anyway just waiting because there was no goal after that, beating some record. That was my third game after downloading Shooty Ballz! The game is still excellent anyway.


Congrats!! You're the first ever person to uhh 'beat' the game, shall we say... 

I have actually seen that bug happen myself, although it is very rare, haha. Thanks for playing the game! We are still working on turning this into a full game - and it will have some very.. interesting.. changes.  Stay tuned for updates!

Thank you and good luck for the development !


Hello, I had fun playing this game :) ...I have made a review video on Best games from GMTK game jam 2020, and I have include your game review there... Do check it out and also Share and Subscribe to my YouTube channel...Soon I will be uploading a walk through video of your game as well...Once again, Superb work... looking forward for more :)

Thank you for the review!


i survived for 315 seconds there's an exploit you can do that actually use skill's and standing still

also pretty nice game i liked it alot

Thanks for playing! I think you may have played the game just before we released the update, so give the update another try!


Pretty neat, interesting use of loss of control as something that can help you out as well as hurt the green cube.  Nicely done!