A downloadable game for Windows

The full game of  Bugs Must Die will be released on Steam Store. 


If it's the game that you're interested in, please add it to your wishlist on Steam.

We here at DG Games Workshop are working on our first PC game titled “Bugs Must Die”. It is a fast-paced modern retro top-down shooter where you fight against alien bugs and bosses by controlling heavy armored vehicles and agile special agents. It offers classic arcade gameplay that mixes elements from Jackal, Crimsonland and Ikari Warriors.

As an elite from the Galactic Pests Control Company, you are sent to the planet M-79 to prevent Mantis Beings from invading Earth. On the terrestrial planet, you not only have to destroy the cruel Mantis soldiers, but also battle with the various Bosses cloned from Earth POP culture.


You can control a heavy armored vehicle equipped with multiple weapons to gallop on the battlefield . You can also use Mantis Agents who have completely different fixed weapon systems shooting and dodging through a Bullet-hell. There are RPG elements as well. You’re able to upgrade your character, vehicles, and/or weapons to take down the bugs with ease.


  • Gamers of any level can beat the Story Mode!
  • 3 Modes in 1 Game brings you fun: Story Mode, Challenge Mode and Hell Mode
  • All Bosses are cloned from Earth POP culture by Mantis Beings!
  • 16 awesome tracks in our BGM won’t let you down!
  • Different characters to choose from! Equip them with various weapons to show off your unique fighting style!


Official Website: https://dggamesworkshop.com/

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Press Kit: https://www.indiedb.com/games/bugs-must-die/presskit

Press Release: https://www.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=94699618&pk=7966272  (Sep 21th 2018)

https://www.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=30639801&pk=8864992 (Nov 15th 2018)


Bugs Must Die The Final Demo.zip 120 MB

Development log


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Those were a LOT of bugs. We're going to need bigger guns. :)


Hi Cryptic Hybrid,  thanks to take time to play our demo. Also, thank you to mention problem on the infinitely spawning enemies. Will discuss it with my teammates.

I'm so glad Bugs Must die is now on itch.io. I came across this gem of a game the other week on twitter and had a chance to play it. It's great.

All the best devs


Hey my friend! It's so glad to meet you here:) Awesome gameplay video! Thanks !