A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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A shoot-em-up with roguelike elements
and beautiful hand-drawn graphics.

Game features:

  • Procedurally generated levels with randomised enemy waves and pickups
  • Branching paths - select from 20+ levels
  • 25+ weird and wonderful bosses
  • 35+ unique weapons and items to find
  • Upgrade your ship between levels at the shop
  • Boss Rush mode
  • Online leaderboards
  • Awesome soundtrack by the amazing Dolphin!

Purchase the Soundtrack here:




  • "It ****ing slaps"A random tester
  • "Suck it! I beat the first level!"My wife
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
GenreShooter, Action
Made withGodot, Bfxr, Krita
Tags2D, Godot, Hand-drawn, Procedural Generation, Roguelike, Roguelite, Shoot 'Em Up
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksSteam, Homepage, Operation STEEL Discord


Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Operation STEEL for Windows v1.4.3 172 MB
Operation STEEL for Linux v1.4.3 174 MB
Operation STEEL for Mac v1.4.3 186 MB

Download demo

Operation STEEL Demo for Windows v0.11c 191 MB
Operation STEEL Demo for Linux v0.11c 192 MB
Operation STEEL Demo for Mac v0.11c 203 MB

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Really love the designs of all the enemies! 

Thank you! Great video <3

Awesome shmup! Art, music and sound all merge together in a kinda unique feel. Letting go off the fire button and seeing a swarm of coins rush towards you feels quite satisfying. Never felt I died cheaply, which means good design. Variety of weapons, in-game pickup choices, and then the shop to top it all off. I found the game a bit unforgiving at first (and especially stingy with health) but quickly got used to it, feels like a fair challenge over all.


Thanks for the feedback! Glad you're enjoying the game <3


I would recommend zipping the executables so the size is smaller to download. Other than that looks like a fun game!


Hi BB, not sure where to post this, my boss rush score hasn't uploaded to the online leaderboard, can anything be done to fix this?

Any chance you could join the discord to chat about this?

Hey thanks for getting back to me BB, yeah sure I'll drop you a message :)

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can you add a rank meter, I would like to know how hard the game is. also, could you PLEASE make health a tiny bit less rare (chance to drop from champion enemies or something like that)

Thanks for the suggestions. I've been thinking about adding a rank graph for a while so I'll add it to the todo list.

what do you think about the health idea, hp is just sooo rare right now

will there be a story?

No story mode, no. Not my forte, I'm afraid.

not what I meant, I was wondering if there would be story to the game like lore and maybe endings (like TBOI level story)

There are two different endings based on how many levels you have completed, but it's pretty basic stuff admittedly :)



Great game!  Gameplay, music and graphics are all really well done.

Thank you!


This totally awesome game is a masterpiece, Absolutely love it and incredible work, Both thumbs UP :)



Cheers! Love to hear people are enjoying the game <3


Honestly this game is insanely fun, I've been working pretty hard at trying to climb the time attack leaderboard!


Thank you! Good luck :)


Haha thanks I need it!

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Too nice


Beautiful graphics, very good gameplay! grats on the project!


Thank you so much, it's all coming together :)

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most definetley purchasing this amazing game when it comes out...Totally Awesome shoot em up & please dont abandon..love to see this to full completion i hope ?

excellent work...Both thumbs up :)


Cheers! I'm still quietly chugging away on content, no plans to abandon it :)

Come join the STEEL Discord if you want to say hi or get updates on how the game is coming along: https://discord.gg/aJKrnZ

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Very nice! :D

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Thank you!


Shit yeah, this is great!