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Shmup & Bemu Designs

The shoot 'em up (also called shooter, or shmup in short form) is probably one of the oldest genre in video game history. Even in “Spacewar” of 1962 you shot with a spaceship on opponents. The big breakthrough came in 1978 with “Space Invaders”. “Xevious” offered as the first game a scrolling background in 1982. In japan of the 90s the subgenre of bullethell or maniac shooter in which players have to fly the vessel through an immense number of bulletpatterns was developed.

The beat 'em up (even fighting game or in short form called bemu) genre describes games in which two players compete simultaneously, usually by means of asian martial arts against each other. The characters are often comiclike exaggerated in their appearance and actions. The player can use various button shortcuts to execute different fighting techniques and special attacks. The first Bemu was “Karate Champ” in 1984. The most successful Beat 'em up is definitely “Street Fighter II”, which was released by Capcom in 1991 in the arcade and on many consoles later. “SFII” was the starting point for numerous sequels and imitators. Also known fighting game series are “King of Fighters” and “Samurai Showdown” by SNK.

Update Booting 19xx

The Booting 19XX Designs will be printed larger up to now.

rocking 8-Bit Chess Club

Die jungs vom 8-Bit Chess Club tragen Bei ihrem neusten Fotoshooting LowRez. Hört euch auf jeden Fall „Tetris“ an.

8-Bit Chess Club

LowRez @ CSM

CSMYou will find there more than 300 exhibits in the Computerspielemuseum, Berlin that conveys the cultural history of computer and video games. You are invited on an entertaining expedition to meet the game players of the 21st century. Numerous rare original exhibits, playable classic games and assorted media productions help you exploring the world of "Homo Ludens Digitalis”.

Design your own LowRez Retroshirt!

Choose your shirt out of an large amount of products and colors, place a design or text on it, which you can color, rotate and size like you want it, to get your individual t-shirt with the LowRez-Designer.

Arcade-Freak or Noob?

Test it with the screenshot-game.


Viola Tensil
Felix Rick
Dai-Lee Chan
Michele aka plz.kelle
Rob Faraldi

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