Legacy of the Elder Star is a shoot 'em up for the rest of us. You are the Cosmonaut, an eternal cosmic hero who must shatter the robotic Infinite Legion and rekindle a dying star!

An intense and thoroughly enjoyable shmup experience.” –Alpha Beta Gamer

Using a one-handed, mouse-driven control scheme, you'll dodge and strike with 1:1 precision and unlimited movement speed. Evade intense bullet patterns in the blink of an eye, then dash through entire enemy squads to crush them in a single gesture. Movement is everything in Legacy of the Elder Star, and no other shoot 'em up moves like this.

“Instantly feels familiar and intuitive.” –TechRaptor


Legacy of the Elder Star
is focused on playing smart offense, not picking your way through overwhelming bullet hell. Enemy patterns change each time you play, keeping you on your toes and avoiding rote sequence repetition; online daily challenges are even further randomized. The main story mode grants unlimited continues; death may limit your scoring potential, but it won't kick you out of the game. And extensive accessibility options like a colorblind mode, auto-fire toggle, and adjustable game speed are included for gamers with disabilities, or even just those who want a more casual experience.

“Fans of the genre should definitely be checking this game out.” –True PC Gaming


Principal artist Erik Exeter brings over a decade of digital illustration experience to Legacy of the Elder Star. The result is a beautifully vibrant world expressed in confident brush strokes and an eye-popping, high-energy color palette fit for all the explosive action you expect from a shmup,without sacrificing readability.

“An absolute joy to look at, as well as play.” –Gamers Haven

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Legacy of the Elder Star is now available on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux!

This launch is the culmination of two-and-a-half years of work by Erik and myself to bring you a new take on the genre: a game with uniquely intuitive controls, a welcoming aesthetic, a modern design approach, and extensive accessibility options. In short, a shoot 'em up for the rest of us:

It's been a long road, through PR challenges and a failed Kickstarter to a strong MAGFest showing and a successful beta program. It's taken a lot to get here, and we're incredibly proud and excited to finally get to share Legacy of the Elder Star with the world. :)

Buy it on Steam today!

How we ran our booth at MAGFest for 74 hours straight

How we ran our booth at MAGFest for 74 hours straight

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This is it: our massive recap of showing Legacy of the Elder Star at MAGFest for 74 hours straight. Loads of specific advice for indies inside!

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New music, new patterns, new bosses, a new stage, and a preview of what's coming up next...

Legacy of the Elder Star will be at MAGFest 2016!

Legacy of the Elder Star will be at MAGFest 2016!

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Legacy of the Elder Star has been accepted to the MAGFest Indie Videogame Showcase at MAGFest 2016!

Blowin' stuff up in 2016!

Blowin' stuff up in 2016!

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The Cosmonaut's arsenal is now complete! (And other new things.)

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