A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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A fast paced arcade shoot-em-up. Survive through 37 waves of enemies with your quick reflexes. Each game is randomized for maximum replayability. Started at the Berlin Mini Game Jam with the theme "strange power-ups", some of the power-ups help you, while others make you more vulnerable. Dodge the nasty ones for a higher chance to stay alive, you have three lives. Featuring a catchy chiptune soundtrack and beautiful pixel art graphics for your delight.


  • 2d pixel art and chiptune soundtrack
  • 37 randomized waves of enemies
  • 12 types of enemies
  • 15 types of powerups, some good, some bad
  • your score is how far you make it
  • gamepad support

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Update (28 April 2014): Version 1.1

  • 14 unlockable achievements
  • More music
  • Improved explosions
  • Better gamepad support
  • Highscores accessible from options menu


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because_v11_win64.zip 13 MB
because_v11_win32.zip 13 MB
Because_v12_linux64.tar.gz 20 MB
because_v11_linux32.tar.gz 12 MB
because_v11_osx.dmg 13 MB