Killing zombies never gets old, but some times you just need a break.

Get back to some serious Old-School gaming with Syder Arcade!
A love letter to Amiga the games of the 90', no coins, no upgrade grinding, just your tenacity and a motherload of alien invaders.

Syder Arcade is a free scrolling, multi directional shoot 'em up, an uncompromised old-school experience, furious, challenging, straightforward. This game will bring you back in time, when bulky starships were cool and games were about player skill and swearing madly at your computer.

If you like Syder Arcade please support our project on Steam Greenlight.
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Relevant Features

  • Shooting
  • Dying
  • 6 campaing levels
  • 1 survival mode level
  • 2 opposite directions
  • 3 player starships
  • 4 difficulty levels
  • At least 3 huge capital ships and 1 giant bug-ship
  • skill badges to improve your high scores
  • Online leaderboards
  • 20 different retro graphic flavours. C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga HAM and many others (PC/MAC only)
  • 5 Tons of nostalgia and 16 of Old-School
  • Amiga-style soundtrack
  • Zombie free

System Requirements:

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7
1.8 GHz Dual Core ora Faster Processor
2GB Available System Memory
1GB Available Disk Space
256 MB DirectX 9 Video Cart, Supporting Shader Model 3

OSX 10.6 or better
Core duo or better
Ram: 2GB
HD: 1Gb free space

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1 comment by DIT on Jan 24th, 2013

The time has come to launch Syder Arcade HD on mobile platforms!
Studio Evil and Alisade Warp Industries will be happy to teleport the game directly into your iOS and Android devices starting January 28, for a small fee of 0.99$ or equivalent credits in your galactic region.

Our retro-inspired shmup is a simple game, just shoot aliens and be awesome in space with bullets made of neon. But remember to avoid glowing stuff that is not coming from your ship.

Syder Arcade has no grind, no player exploiting multi-layered upgrade systems, no IAPs. Just 6 levels of fast paced challenge, featuring beautiful visuals and retro-electronic soundtack.

We are really excitet about this release, it's our first official mobile game ... but most of all now that the mobile version is ready we can finally get some rest.

Who am I kidding.

We've got new content on the way and an OUYA version to build :D

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CiroContinisio Apr 11 2012 says:

Love the game. It brings old-school gameplay but with production values you seldom see in independent games. Good job, Studio Evil!
Also, it's devilishly difficult!

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DIT Creator
DIT Apr 11 2012 replied:

Thanks man!
We'll be adding an intermediate difficulty level with the upcoming patch.

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robmarciano Apr 10 2012 says:

Love it! Already worsen my carpal tunnel. Both hands.

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Runozo Apr 10 2012 says:

Awesome game! Old school shoot'em up with astonishing graphic and sound. The music track in survival mode is so good that I'm triing to survive more only for hear at all! It's a bit hard but you could also tune the difficult level at menu to one more appropriate for you.
It's a very good work dudes, +1 SOLD!

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Jester07 Apr 10 2012 says:

I like the game play move. So exciting.

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Moonloop Apr 10 2012 says:

awesome game! very good graphics and challenging gameplay, just like every game of this kind needs to be

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iansolorossini Apr 10 2012 says:

Amazing game !!!! You are so cool !!!

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MaurizioBenedetti Apr 10 2012 says:

I love your game guys! good work!

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irogue Apr 9 2012 says:

Does the game support resolution change i ask because the video doesnt show that and there is no demo for me to see if it does.


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DIT Creator
DIT Apr 9 2012 replied:

The demo is coming next week, we are working on it.
The game supports different resolutions, and quality settings, you can change them in the options menu.

Lower res supported is 1024 x 768.

Also you can fake a c64 look using the *retro* visual modes :D

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irogue Apr 11 2012 replied:

That is a nice touch with the C= 64 look, on a side note the founder of CBM (Commodore buisness machines) died earlier this week RIP Jack Tramiel.

Also thx for the reply and information definate to buy for me.

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plysek Apr 9 2012 replied:

And what about joypad support? Will i be able to play with my xbox 360 pad?

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DIT Creator
DIT Apr 9 2012 replied:

You will. We actually tested the whole game using a 360 controller.

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plysek Apr 9 2012 replied:

Thanks for your answer, i bought it game is good but you forgot to add control configuration and when i play with joypad it shows keyboard binds but thats not big problem. Other than that, game is a little to hard for me. But i like anyways! Good job.

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DIT Creator
DIT Apr 10 2012 replied:

Thanks for your feedback and review, much appreciated!
We'll do out best to further improve the overall experience in the coming updates!

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