SILICON SCRAMBLE is a fast-paced score attack shoot 'em up!

Self-destruct your way to victory by chaining kills and tactically exploding into enemies!

This game was originally made in one week for the Gunner Parade '22 game jam, winning 1st place overall!

[EPILEPSY WARNING: This game contains rapidly flashing light effects!]


  • A relentless 3 minute score attack stage!
  • A scoring system that directly encourages point-blanking and self-destructing to keep chains going!
  • Online leaderboards! (Downloadable version only.)
  • Fully rebindable controls!

Default Controls (US QWERTY / Xbox):

MoveArrow keys / D-pad
FocusLeft shift / RB button
ShotZ / X button
Self-DestructX / Y button
Restart (while paused)R / Start button
QuitEsc / Back button


Credits (third party):

  • Fonts: Creato Display by Lafontype | Ethnocentric by Typodermic Fonts | Forced Square by Friendly Fonts | Good Times by Raymond Larabie | LCD by Samuel Reynolds
  • Pixel art: KotatsuBFG 2014 1&2 (8bit) by KotatsuAkira | KotatsuBFG 2015 Simple (8bit) by KotatsuAkira
  • SFX: TMM1st "ARCHIVE" by The Matchmakers

[EPILEPSY WARNING: This game contains rapidly flashing light effects!]


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SILICON SCRAMBLE Windows [v1.10a].zip 44 MB

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(it's a pretty cool and addictive game. not surprised to see that it won the jam)


Great game :)
Only played it a couple times so far but will play some more later. Figuring out the scoring route is fun and satisfying, and while difficulty and bullet density is low, I'd argue it's an advantage because dying even once kinda dooms you, scoring-wise. Juggling combo with bombs is also really cool, the system is similar to Blue Revolver in that you first rack up scores and then use the bomb (and a special weapon in BR's case) at the right time for a huge reward. Even the power level of the bomb feels really fun as you can oneshot some of the juicier enemies if positioned and timed well. The only nitpick is that the game might be a little too generous with lives, but I'd need to play the game more to say that with confidence.

Would love to see a bigger game like this!






Crows Nest never disappoints! amazing, i love it. addicting, fun and stylish!


Great shoot 'em up! And good scoring system.
My best score: 217,045,700