Taisei – shoot’em up game in the style of the Touhou Project

Taisei is a top down perspective shoot’em up game in the style of the Tōhō Project. It’s fast, furious, and good fun to play.

The Touhou Project is a series of Japanese bullet hell shooter video games developed by the single-person Team Shanghai Alice. The game is set in an isolated world full of Japanese folklore. Taisei is a very challenging game to play, particularly if you’ve never played bullet hell type games. Even the ‘easy’ mode is not easy.

In a shoot ’em up, the player character engages in a lone assault, often in a spacecraft or aircraft, shooting large numbers of enemies while dodging their attacks. The bullet hell tag reflects the plethora of bullets that you must avoid.

Features include:

  • 2 characters to play who have different shots:
    • Kirisame Marisa.
    • Konpaku Yōmu.
  • 6 levels (stages) to tackle. Each stage has a boss and a mid boss:
    • Misty Lake.
    • Walk Along the Border.
    • Through the Tunnel of Light.
    • Forgotten Mansion.
    • Climbing the Tower of Babel.
    • Roof of the World.
  • 4 skill levels:
    • Easy.
    • Normal.
    • Hard.
    • Lunatic.
  • Collect items by killing enemies:
    • Blue – increases your score.
    • Red – boosts your power.
    • Green Star – Bomb. Appears either filled (full bomb) or as an empty outline (bomb fragment). 5 fragments get you a bomb.
    • Pink Star – Life or Life fragment.
  • Focus fire – makes your weapon more focused at the expense of maneuverability. The mode helps to dodge bullets.
  • Support for game controllers – uses SDL2’s unified GameController API.
  • A special mode where you can practice the game’s levels.
  • Fully portable replays.
  • Uses complex math for projectile positioning.
  • BGM support.

Website: taisei-project.org
Support: Game Manual, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Lukas Weber, Andrei Alexeyev
License: MIT License

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