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SHMUP-DEV - Bringing shoot 'em up developers together.


CINCINNATI, OH USA (Aug 14, 2006) : SHMUP-DEV, a community site based on shoot 'em ups, announced today the end of their second competition, labeled "DRAGON SHMUP" and bagged in a handfull of action packed games! - A developer site that focuses on the design of shmups (shoot em ups) has been teeming with life since it's dawn just late last year. The site's main focus is to bring attention to a genre which still has a lot of promise in the shareware sphere of casual gaming. The community there is a mix of shareware developers along with freelance artists as well as freeware game designers all the way to shmup-fans!

The contest launched about 3 months ago, and it was named "DRAGON SHMUP" - as the days passed by, more and more people signed up and started announcing their intentions to enter. In the end, many people dropped out of the contest due to lack of time or resources, but the ones that stayed in, surely made some impressive games!

Sovereign's Slave grabbed first place right ahead of Smark's Lair. Then at the third place we have hiryu, a cute adventure loaded with retro nostalgia! You can go through the list and see games with amazing graphics and detail all the way down the ranks. With great titles competing for the first prize, it's a great time playing each one of them!

Shoot over to and check out reviews, screenshots, and play some great shooters! Even the lower ranked ones are a blast, so dont miss out!!

About is a website focused on the design, marketing, and community support for a specific genre. The site was founded in December of 2005 with the primary goal of improving the shmup genre in the casual sphere.

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Matthew McFarland


1800 Sherman Ave

Cincinnati Oh 45212

United States

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