Overview System Requirements


Splattershmup is a game that explores the intersection of the classic shoot-em-up (or "shmup") arcade game and gesturalized abstraction or "action painting" (a term coined by critic Harold Rosenburg in 1952 and often used to describe the work of American artist Jackson Pollock). It is intended to allow the player to reflect on their in-game actions and strategy through visual record, and to approach the creation of art as an arena of action. Art can thus be created, shared and discussed that comes "from inside the moment" of game-based decision. Splattershmup was produced in residence at the Rochester Institute of Technology in a studio course offered through the School of Interactive Games and Media, with guidance and support from the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC). (Note that touch controls are not provided for this application)



  • Twinstick Arcade Action with XBOX Controller
  • Create Art by Playing a Game
  • Share Your Art with Friends via Facebook, or Save Locally for Printing

Additional information

Published by

MAGIC Spell Studios


Splattershmup is published and maintained through MAGIC Spell Studios, LLC. (c) 2014-2015.

Developed by

MAGIC Spell Studios

Release date


Approximate size

60.94 MB

Age rating

For all ages

This app can

Access your Internet connection
Use your pictures library


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Language supported

English (United States)

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