Indie gaming: Gaurodan

A few days a go I started playing Gaurodan, a new indie shooter for PC game that’s done in the style of an 80’s retro arcade game….in fact, you could say, I’m becoming quite addicted to it.

Long forgotten is the legend of Gaurodan, the bird of thunder, and his fight with Guayota, the fire beast. But now mankind has discovered the egg of Guayota within Mount Teide, and it is only a matter of time until Guarodan returns from the sky to fight the beast and punish us for awakening his ancient enemy.

Fly around the Canary Islands as Gaurodan, and destroy cities, armies and colossal creatures in your path throught this frantic shmup, created for the lovers of classic games that require mastering.

You’ll need some mastering to play this game because controls are not the usual: you have two buttons to shoot air-air and air-ground, and you can’t stop moving in the air. Guarodan is inspired by early titles like Defender, Choplifter or Sky Kid in terms of gameplay, and has a similar production style to other arcade games like Commando, Gyrodine or 1942.

This is the same developer that produced many other quality modern (retro) games such as Maldita Castilla, They Came from Verminest and the truly awesome Hydorah. I’m a huge fan of these games have posted about some of them the past. If you haven’t had the opportunity to sample any of these games, you really need to warm up the trigger finger and head on over to and get downloading….I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

All Ouya owners out there might also be interested to know that Gaurodan is also available as a free download. Here’s keeping everything crossed in the hope that Hydorah makes an appearance on the Ouya too.

Mmm, big screen pixels.


Don’t forget, if you really enjoy these titles, how about tipping your hat to the developer and leaving a donation via their website?


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