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X-Ninja (Browser/Linux/Windows)

Jump, slash 'n shred!

The premise is simple, get to the next screen as quickly as possible. Killing enemies will give you a time bonus, allowing them to escape gives you a time penalty. Don't take too long or the x-phantom will pay you a visit!

X-Ninja is a project I started with my 7-year-old son, Alex, to teach him the basics of programming and game design. The title and premise were his ideas, and we worked together on building levels and finding fun ways to make the game challenging; he was brimming with ideas! It's been a really fun little project to work on, and I think the game turned out much better than either of us expected.

Play X-Ninja here, click the game window and press enter to start :)

If you'd like to support the game, you can use the support button over at itch.io Here.

If you'd prefer not to play in the browser, you can download the PC build Here.
Available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

Horizon Shift '81 (Nintendo Switch/PS4/Steam)

Jump, Shoot, Dash, Die!

Horizon Shift '81 is an explosive wave based, single screen, retro shooter.
Do what it takes to protect your horizon from the ever encroaching enemy attack!
Jump, Shoot, Dash and Flip your way through over 36 intense stages.
Horizon Shift '81 is the sequel to the TIGA award nominated shooter, Horizon Shift.

“Overall, Horizon Shift ’81 is a great time. A unique, fast-paced shooter that oozes enthusiasm and passion”
Thumbs Up – Nintendo Life

“There’s no way around it, in my opinion. Horizon Shift 81 is a must have for any Switch owning SHMUP fan. There’s not another shooter like it on the eShop, currently.”
9/10 - The Nintendo Nomad

“I went into this game with high hopes, and they were all met. I didn’t come across a single thing I didn’t like.”
9/10 - The Insatiable Gamer

“This is one of the best shoot 'em ups available on the Nintendo Switch”
(A-) – Defunct Games

Horizon Shift '81

Title Screen

The Horizon Shift Title screen in full retro mode

Horizon Shift '81

Laser Trap

Later levels can get tricky when the laser enemies turn up

Horizon Shift '81

Boss Attack!

Warning! No refuge

Horizon Shift '81

More Lasers!!!

Later bosses can get a little tricky

Horizon Shift '81 is available now on PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam!

Check out the official Horizon Shift '81 Nintendo Switch page here Here
Check out the official Horizon Shift '81 PS4 page here Here
Check out the official Horizon Shift '81 Steam page here Here
To download the media pack please click Here

Download the Atari 2600 version of Horizon Shift here
Download the Horizon Shift 64 rom, for the C64, here here

Hyper Bounce Blast (Steam)

Bounce and Blast!

Hyper Bounce Blast is a stomach-churning retro shooter blended with classic platforming action. Bounce, shoot and dodge to survive the ever-increasing enemy attack. Bring it on!

Use the unique bounce multiplier system to maximise power-ups, build your hyper and survive the onslaught! Featuring a fantastic soundtrack produced by electronic musician Quantum Firefly.

“Iit’s half platformer, half shoot ‘em up. Isn’t that beautiful?”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Hyper Bounce Blast is Flump Studios’ latest love child. It mixes a whole lot of genres together in one crazy mashup and it’s surprisingly good at it as well.”
9/10 – 3rd Strike

“Hyper Bounce Blast has a ton of replay value and is super entertaining.”
A – Ubercrit

Hyper Bounce Blast


Things can get pretty hectic in the later levels

Hyper Bounce Blast

Tesla Coils

Every game should have tesla coils!

Hyper Bounce Blast


Things are about the get serious!

Hyper Bonce Blast

Wavy Danger!

This isn't as easy as it looks

Hyper Bounce Blast is available on steam now! Click here to view the steam page.

Horizon Shift(Steam)

Shift and Dodge

Horizon Shift is an explosive wave based, single screen shooter, with a ton of new ideas and platformer elements.

Do what it takes to protect your horizon from the ever encroaching enemy attack! Use the unique risk reward multiplier system to maximise power-ups, build your bomb and destroy EVERYTHING!

Horizon Shift also features an amazing pulse pounding soundtrack produced by Jason Heine of Heine House Entertainment. These original compositions are a fusion of House, Electronica and Chiptune.

“If you are an unwavering addict of shmup and bullet hell games or are simply curious with a streak of masochism, you need to check Horizon Shift out. Your search for space shooter heaven is over. This is the end of the line.”
9/10 – Gamers Honest Truth

“Arcade nostalgia meets indie Innovation”
9/10 – SplashGames

“It features great music and fast paced gameplay. If you’re a fan of old-school arcade games, this is definitely one for you.”
8.5/10 – Game Insider

Horizon Shift


These guys don't make it easy

Horizon Shift

Retro Style

Some old school cool scanlines

Horizon Shift

Snakes n' Lasers

A deadly combo

Horizon Shift


Rockin' X4 multiplier

Horizon Shift is available on steam now! Click here to view the steam page.

Super killer Hornet Resurrection(Steam, OUYA, Xblig)

Destruction is just part of the equation

'Things will explode, things will die, you will dodge, you will do maths...Yes maths!'

Super Killer Hornet Resurrection is an intense vertical shooter with a brain train twist.
Through the chaos and explosion try to answer the falling math problems to increase your multiplier and power up your ship.
Featuring a superb sound track by UK rock hip hop maestros the Sixty fours as well as classic tracks from Dylan Barry.

“Super Killer Hornet Resurrection is a refreshing SHMUP. It forces the player to think on their feet while dodging a bullet storm”
A- – 30 Plus Gamer

“I wouldn't hesitate to recommend picking it up if you're a fan of the genre.”
8/10 – The Games Den

“Flump Studios made an absolute masterpiece with this game”
8/10 – Press Start to Begin

super Killer Hornet Resurrection


I hate snakes!

Super Killer Hornet Resurrection

Boss Battle

He's behind you!

Super Killer Hornet Resurrection

Here she is.

The lady herself

Super Killer Hornet Resurrection

Just blastin'

Maths means prizes

Super Killer Hornet Resurrection is available on steam now! Click here to view the steam page.

Other Works

Check out some of our older games

We're been making games for a while now.
Here's a selection of games from our XBLIG, Windows phone and OUYA days.


Classic shmup action

Buy on Steam

Pester is an early 80's inspired bullet hell SHMUP

Super Killer Hornet

Super killer hornet is the original math 'em up SHMUP

Buy on Steam (Free with SKH:Resurrection)

The Original Super Killer Hornet is available for free when you buy Super Killer Hornet Resurrection


Maths + Time limit = pressure

Buy on Steam

You'll need a combination of quick thinking and sharp reflexes if you don't want to succumb to the pressure.

Retro Racer Combat

Dodge and destroy!

Download for free on Windows Phone

our love letter to the 8-bit combat racing genre.

Retro Wars

Retro shmup phone action

No longer available

Classic Frantic classic shooter action

Retro Racer

Our first game

Download for free on Windows Phone

Retro Racer was Flump Studios first game, inspired by the Atari 2600's Street Racer

Who are we?

Flump Studios is mainly a one man band, ran by me, Paul Marrable. I prefer to refer to Flump Studios as 'We' rather then 'Me' as I don't really believe any game is fully created by one person. Every one of my games has had someone else's hand in it's creation, whether it's been Dylan Barry from Railslave, working on the art and music of SKH Resurrection or Jason Heine of Heinehouse studios providing the awesome sound track to Horizon Shift, there's always been another creative force pushing the development along.

Sooo...I've making games since I was about 8, which is coming up 30 years now. I started with small, silly games on the Amstrad CPC 464. I started Flump Studios back in 2011 when it seemed like a good idea to start selling these small, silly games.

The first Flump Studios game released for public consumption was Retro Racer on the Windows Phone, followed quickly by the original Super KIller Hornet on Xbox Live Inides. The sales weren't great but the reviews were OK, more importantly I realised the Indie Dev community was awesome and full of awesome, supportive people. Even now the sales aren't great but the community is as awesome as ever, and as long as they're awesome I'll keep making games :)

What do our players think?

Horizon Shift is one of the most brilliant single screen shmups ever created, that it’s heavily influenced by Taito contemporary classics like Space Invaders Extreme. But it also succeeds on putting a lot of masterful new design ideas on the table, trying to break the player’s preconceptions regarding the genre in disruptive and fully original ways.

Epilexia Horizon Shift user review

Nice and simple SHMUP until MATHS. As you're playing you build up maths questions, answering them correctly increases your firepower. Nutty concept and it works great. Tickles the brain. 10/10 would shop again A++++

Biscuits SKH Resurrection user review

I found Hyper Bounce Blast graphically stunning, and it runs smoother than ever. Every new game from the Studios is yet another big step towards indie professionalism, and I'm really excited to see what is next to come out of their magic hat of high-quality games.

Floyd! Hyper Bounce Blast user review
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