In 20XX, Earth is visited by aliens from outer space...

... they're JERKS. 

Space Jerks is an arcade shoot-em-up based on the classic Space Invaders. Use your illegally constructed laser cannon to blast the invading space jerks, and aim for the high score! Also save the Earth, I guess?

Space Jerks is the first video game by cartoonist Jeff Martin, and features wholly hand-drawn art combined with time-honoured and battle-tested gameplay. The sound effects are also original, foley'd specifically for this game. Music is courtesy Not Jam.

You can play in the browser, or pay what you want to download the game (Windows or Mac).

The game supports keyboard and controller control schemes.*

*The browser version may suffer gamepad mapping errors  on some controllers.

Space Jerks is "complete" in its current form, but I want to supplement the game's current high score attack mode with a story mode, new types of space jerk, bosses, power-ups, and more music. If you want to help realize that version of the game, consider chipping in a few bucks to download it, or support me on Patreon to get access to the game, my comics and tabletop game work, and new test builds as I continue development!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreAction, Shooter
Made withGodot
Tags2D, Aliens, Arcade, Hand-drawn, Indie, Retro, Sci-fi, Shoot 'Em Up, Singleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Space Jerks (Mac).zip 68 MB
Space Jerks (Windows).zip 42 MB

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