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Pawarumi

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Manufacture 43
Release Date: Jan. 30, 2018

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'Pawarumi' (ALL) Gets PC Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2018 @ 7:22 p.m. PST

Pawarumi is an arcade inspired shoot'em up with a modern twist and which stays true to the legacy of what made the genre popular in the early ages of video game history.

Pawarumi is an epic shoot'em up with intertwined game mechanics. It takes place in an alternate futuristic universe inspired by the ancient south american civilizations. You'll play as Axo, pilot of the holy ship Chukaru. Blessed by the three major gods, only the mastering of their divine energies will lead you to victory.

While offering a satisfying experience to newcomers thanks to beautiful graphics and easy to pick up gameplay, it also offers an interesting challenge for those seeking deep mechanics that offers many strategic opportunities.

Twisting the classic concept, Manufacture 43 created a game system called the Trinity Mechanic. By shooting with the right colored weapon on the adequate colored enemy type, it allows the player to choose between maximizing damages, charging a devastating super attack or healing the shield protecting your single life.

Blending pre-columbian inspirations with 90s pop culture, the colorful 3D graphics and the powerful original soundtrack will carry the players through their first contact with the game. Tightly crafted level design will tease their brains. Huge and intense boss fights will test their nerves. And don’t forget the delightful explosions that will reward them in their progress. The game system allowing for an infinite variety of strategies, game overs won’t last for long as the players will feed in more credits.


Two years in the making, Manufacture 43 is releasing Pawarumi the 30th of January.

Pawarumi modernizes the spirit of 90s arcade games to appeal to shoot’em up hardcore fans and newcomers. It is considered by some players as the true heir of legendary 00s title like Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun.

With Housemarque (Resogun, Nex Machina) giving up on shoot’em up development, it’s up to other small indie studios to keep on carrying the torch. In 2018, coming up with an original shoot’em up is a tough challenge. It is the mother of all action games after all. Between all the clones and variations of 1942, Touhou or R-Type, you might think that is pretty much impossible to bring in new ideas. Just like music has a finite number of notes, but an infinity of melodies and arrangements, Pawarumi managed to find its own chords in the genre.

During the two years of the development, Manufacture 43 traveled all over the world to showcase the game, from Bordeaux to Tokyo. Through public events, closed beta programs, a successful kickstarter and a short early access on Steam, many gamers, not necessarily shoot’em up fans, applauded Pawarumi. While being already very fun, each new public demonstration brought plenty of feedback to the creators, helping them shape the game to what it is today. As a result, Pawarumi achieves the goal of being accessible to newcomers as well as being satisfying for die-hard fans of the coin-op experiences.

Key Features

  • Unique intertwined game mechanic
  • A new quest in each level
  • Gorgeous 3D environments
  • Epic staging with awesome camera work

Pawarumi will launch for PC (Steam) starting Jan. 30, 2018, later on consoles…



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