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Space Swarm!

A simple arcade game created with pygame.


P for pause, Q for quit, M for mute.

Mouse to aim, left click for regular shot, right click for burst shot. SPACE for nuke.

The firepower meter restricts weapon usage.

For code, issues, patches, or suggestions for improvement, visit the project site at


Tested with Python 2.5 and 2.6. Should work with 2.7. Untested on 3.x. The only dependency except Python is pygame. Install it through your package manager, or download from Only tested with pygame 1.9.1, but older releases might also work. Next, simply run Have fun!

Mac OS X

The easiest way for now is to install Python from and Pygame from




Space Swarm Screenshot


The wave files were found on the internet and are (c) their respective owners. Images of space and earth are (c) NASA. Vector2 class by Will McGugan. The rest is created by Bjørn Arild Mæland (c) 2010-2011.

Released under the MIT License.