A downloadable game for Windows

NetGun is a LAN multiplayer top-down "twin-stick" space shooter made in GameMaker: Studio.

NetGun uses the server-client networking model. Joining and exiting a game is real-time, there is no structure imposed by NetGun pertaining to how matches between players are run.

Gameplay involves space ships turning and accelerating in a shared "arena" while firing lasers at the other space ships to destroy them with the objective of being the last ship remaining. Yes, it's very original!

WAN gameplay can be achived via the use of port forwarding.

NetGun's main features are:

  • Various aspects of gameplay (ship speed, laser damage, etc.) can be adjusted on the server.
  • The amount of clients that are allowed to connect to the server, specified by the server operator, doesn't have an imposed maximum limit.

NetGun does have some known issues:

  • If a client attempts to connect to a server but there is no instance of the NetGun Server running at the target IP address and port, this failed connection attempt will freeze the client requiring it to be force-closed.
  • If the maximum amount of clients allowed to connect to the server is 35 or more, the coloured diagrams for the players' health will start to overlap.


  • In-game keyboard: W to apply thruster, A and D to turn, spacebar to fire.
  • In-game gamepad (XBOX 360, other gamepads might work): Left stick up to apply thruster, right stick sideways to turn, and right trigger to fire.
  • Main Menu: Up and down arrow keys to scroll current list, left and right arrow keys to switch current list, enter to select (if applicable), standard letter and number keys to type in fields that can be typed in.

Install instructions

Both the server and client are required to run a game of NetGun. If you've downloaded only one of the NetGun programs, you'll need to download the other one as well.


NetGun Server (v1.0.2.1) (5 MB)
NetGun Client (v1.0.2.1) (5 MB)


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It starts on 10 March.

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I don't know these people at all, but this is the greatest game I've ever played. 10/10 would sell my Liver for a sequel.

*EDIT 5:57pm 19/01/2017*

I've just been informed that theres an update to this wonderful game. I of course was the first to try it out. It was ok.

*EDIT 6:00pm 19/01/2017*

This game is so addictive that it made me quit anime, eve online and heroin. I'm still not sure which was hardest.