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    Developer's Note

    The arcade and shooting games from the 80s and 90s glued me to the screen and growing up as a game developer I found the desire to recreate these experiences for a new generation.
    Absolute Blue is a classic 2D Shoot’em’up where you pilot a ship and fight your way through waves of enemies and boss battles.

    I greatly appreciate feedback and will do my best to ensure support for my games. Please contact me through Twitter, my website or the forums if you encounter something wrong with the game, something misleading on the store page or if you just want to say hello or discuss game related topics.

    Thank you for taking a moment to read this. I really hope you enjoy playing my game.

    Jochen Heizmann, Intermediaware


    You are an ace pilot and mankind's last hope. Hop into your Jaeger and brave 60 sectors of waves upon waves of enemies by dodging bullets while filling the screen with your own.

    Upgrade your trusty ship into a force to be reckoned with as the enemy onslaught will be relentless.

    This 2D side-scrolling shooter not only makes you a space traveller, it also transports you back into the glorious 90s with its pumping soundtrack and spectacular, chrome-studded visuals.


    • 60 sectors, 12 levels, 4 huge worlds
    • Explosions and power-ups all over the place
    • 3 difficulty modes
    • Configurable controls: Play with the gamepad, keyboard or even mouse (if you're a momma's boy)
    • 3 different primary weapons
    • Upgrade your ship with up to three satellites
    • Feel real satisfaction when blowing up enemies with your ludicrously awesome sizzling energy ray™ or LASER for short.
    • Manoeuvrer your ship through super-sonic high-speed sections
    • Screen-filling endbosses
    • 80/90s infused synth-soundtrack and sfx (available as free DLC)

    Contributed by lights out party (21995) on Jul 24, 2018. (German):
    “Absolute Blue” ist ein action geladenes Shoot'em'Up-Spiel für Windows PC. Fans von Klassikern wie Katakis, Apydia, R-Type oder Gradius dürfen jetzt am PC endlich weiterballern und die Menschheit vor der Vernichtung bewahren.

    • 60 Sektoren, 12 Levels, 4 riesige Welten
    • Detailierte Grafiken und Animationen
    • Umfangreiches Waffensystem
    • Bonus-Items, Highscore-Liste
    • 3 unterschiedliche Schwierigkeitsgrade
    • Zahlreiche 2D- und 3D-Gegner
    • Bildschirmfüllende Zwischen- und Endgegner
    • Beeindruckende Licht-, Partikel- und 3D-Effekte
    • Atmosphörische Sound-Effekte inkl. Sprachausgabe
    • Hämmernder Bombast-Soundtrack uvm.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (247552) on Mar 02, 2010. (English):
    “Absolute Blue” is a fast paced action-shooter for Windows PC. Fans from classic games like Katakis, Apydia, R-Type or Gradius have to fight against hundereds of aliens to save mankind.

    • 60 sectors, 12 levels, 4 big worlds
    • detailed graphics and animations
    • complex weapon system
    • extra items, highscore list
    • 3 difficulty modes
    • lots of 2D- and 3D-enemies
    • Big, dangerous endbosses
    • impressive light-, particle and 3d-special effects
    • atmospheric sound-effects with voice output
    • fast paced soundtrack

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (247552) on Mar 02, 2010. (German):
    Absolute Blue

    Fans von Shoot'em'Up-Klassikern wie Katakis, Apydia, R-Type oder Gradius bekommen endlich Ballernachschub vom Feinsten.

    Rette die Welt, rüste Dein Schiff mit zahlreichen Extras auf und puste alle Gegner weg, die sich Dir in den Weg stellen...

    Was ist Absolute Blue?

    Fans von Shoot'em'Up-Klassikern bekommen mit Absolute Blue endlich Ballernachschub vom Feinsten.

    Absolute Blue präsentiert sich als klassischer Horizontalscroller in modernster Technik. Du steuerst Dein bis an die Zähne bewaffnetes Raumschiff durch 60 Sektoren, die in 4 Welten mit je 3 Levels aufgeteilt sind. Sammel die zahlreichen Power-Ups und Upgrades, um Dein Schiff zu einem waffenstarrenden Schlachtschiff aufzurüsten. Und vergiss dabei nicht, unterwegs alles wegzupusten, was sich Dir in den Weg stellt!

    Stelle Deine Skills unter Beweis!

    Trotz einstellbarem Schwierigkeitsgrad dürften Reaktionstests in Hochgeschwindigkeits-Sequenzen, die Änderung der Scrollrichtung oder der Kampf gegen die Schwerkraft Dir einiges abverlangen. Fast schon unnötig zu erwähnen, daß auch eine Online-Highscoreliste zur Verfügung steht, in der sich weltweit die Besten der Besten ein Denkmal setzen können.

    Moderne Technik

    Technisch wurde Absolute Blue brilliant in Szene gesetzt: Butterweiches Scrolling in bis zu 5 Parallax-Ebenen verleihen dem Schlachtfeld ungeahnte Tiefe, bildschirmfüllende Animationen und ein raffiniertes Partikelsystem, das für allerlei Explosions-, Rauch- und Wettereffekte verwendet wird, überzeugen nicht nur eingefleischte Retro-Fans.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (247552) on Mar 02, 2010. (English):
    Yes, it's free: Absolute Blue

    Fight to save mankind in this fantastic shooter! With 60 sectors of pure adrenaline pumping action, awesome graphics and sound, this game is sure to please. You can improve your ship with upgrades and power-ups to transform it into the devastating battle force needed to confront the endless waves of enemy fighters and creatures that will cross your path...

    About Absolute Blue

    Fans of classical shooting games may rejoice. Absolute Blue is THE classical horizontal shoot'em up game of the new millenium.

    You have to fight your way through 60 sectors of 4 graphically different worlds with 3 levels each. You can improve your ship with many upgrades and power-ups to transform it into the devastating battle force necessary to confront the endless waves of heavily armored enemy fighters and creatures that will cross your path...

    State of the art

    Technically, Absolute Blue is state of the art. Experience marvelous rendered landscapes with up to 5 layers of parallax scrolling, full-screen explosions, gorgeous animations and a sophisticated particle system used for smoke, detonation and wheather effects that will stun not only die hard shooting fans but casual gamers around the globe alike.

    The gameplay sets new highlights

    You will face everything from high speed sectors, through changes in the scrolling direction to fighting the effects of gravity and wheather influencing the controls of your ship. The game is a true test for everyone's skills.

    How far can you go?

    Of course there's an adjustable difficulty as well as the obligatory on-line highscore hall of fame where the best players of the world will be able to present their achievements to everyone... until the next champion beats their score!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (247552) on Mar 02, 2010.

Intermediaware press release (October 12, 2005):

    Absolute Blue Now Absolutely Available!

    October 12th, 2005 (Germany) - Intermediaware is pleased to announce that Absolute Blue ( is now available from their website. The classic style side-scrolling shooter will captivate everyone, from a modern audience to those that miss the quarter-arcades.

    Aliens have once again come to destroy mankind. With 60 sectors across 4 worlds, Absolute Blue will keep you engrossed in non-stop action for hours on end. The incredible music score will keep your ears as in tune as your eyes, as you enjoy state of the art special effects set in a classic 2D shooter environment. The new, yet classic weapon and power-up system and three levels of difficulty will keep you coming back again and again.

    Whether it is a case of nostalgia or a case of shoot-em-up cravings, Absolute Blue delivers, absolutely! Absolute Blue comes with a completely risk-free demo to give you a taste of the mayhem, action, and musical thrill ride that awaits. Download Version 1.5 from:


    About Intermediaware
    Intermediaware was founded in 2004 by Jochen Heizmann and Emmanuel Henné with the aim to create games that are fun to play. Jochen has over 10 years of experience in game development. He started on the early 90s with developing games for Amiga and is also an education as digital media designer. Emmanuel has over 10 years experience in game development and graphics design for many commercial games.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (247552) on Mar 02, 2010.