A PETSCII-style* shoot 'em up featuring cryptic aliens, way too many projectiles, and a secret ending. Made for Ludum Dare 40.

All art and programming were done by me.

All music and sound effects by Juan Orjuela



Known Issues:

  • Audio tends to glitch out
  • Some enemies are invulnerable sometimes
  • Player progression is a little messed up right now
  • No real game over state (except the secret one)
  • Missing Boss fight

Tools used:

  • Construct 3
  • Playscii by JP LeBreton
  • *not exactly PETSCII. I used Playscii's custom "JPETSCII" charset
  • Pico-8 Colour Palette
  • Bfx

Please note:

You can play this game for free in your browser for now (at the top of this page). If you like Captain Alexia and want to support me in developing a more advanced version with more enemies, a better progression and boss fights, you can buy standalone desktop versions below. This will also give you access to any future versions I might release. Thank you.

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
AuthorsLudonaut, Juan Orjuela
Made withConstruct
Tagsascii, Bullet Hell, Ludum Dare 40, petscii, secrets, Shoot 'Em Up
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
LinksLudum Dare, Twitter


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this shmup you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Captain Alexia (Windows) 53 MB
Captain Alexia (macOS) 74 MB
if you pay $10 USD or more

Download demo

Captain Alexia (Linux 32bit) 51 MB
Captain Alexia (Linux 64bit) 49 MB

Development log


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I can´t install from itch.io app :(

Ah, sorry about that. I'm working on it.

OK, thanks!

very nice! :D