Tiamat X update coming soon

Later on this weekend we intend to release a new build of Tiamat X (1.4). This new build addresses the following issues:

  • Addition of flashing projectiles (bolts).
  • With autofire enabled, pressing fire stops shooting.
  • Player ship moves slowly back to idle rather than snapping back to idle.
  • Windowed games are now allowed.
  • Between level story picture and text added.
  • Keyboard controls are now configurable.
  • Various bug fixes & code enhancements.
  • We have noticed a few gamers have mentioned the keyboard controls not working correctly and that they are unable to move diagonally when using the keyboard. This is not caused by the game itself, but is caused by something called keyboard ghosting. We highly recommend the use of a game controller with Tiamat X. If you are interested in finding out more about keyboard ghosting, have a look at this explanation: http://www.microsoft.com/appliedsciences/AntiGhostingExplained.mspx

    We will also be introducing a new branch called “Previous”, which will allow you access to the previous version of the game after we have rolled out the new version. We have done this so that you are able to effectively roll back to the previous version if you are having any technical issues with 1.4 which does not allow you to play the game. Please note that with subsequent updates we will update the “Previous” branch and therefore this will always be one version back from the current so it is important for you to let us know if you have any issues with the new release.

    Whilst we have not specifically carried out any changes to address the Linux version launch issues in 1.4, we recommend that you try the new release to see if your issues are resolved and report back to us.

    Tiamat X – Steam

    In preparation for the Tiamat X launch on Steam, we have recreated the Tiamat X trailer:

    We have made various additions and changes to the Steam version of the game and these are as follows:

    • Fixes to the music playback.
    • At the end of a level you are no longer automatically taken to the next level – you now have to press the fire button to progress.
    • Steam achievements
    • Steam leaderboard
    • Steam trading cards

    We have also made changes to the non-Steam version based on player feedback including:

    • Fixes to the music playback.
    • At the end of a level you are no longer automatically taken to the next level – you now have to press the fire button to progress.

    These changes should be available on the following distribution platforms (for PC) in the coming weeks:

    We are currently looking at the viability of updating Tiamat X on the OUYA platform as well as introducing a Linux version for release on Steam. As of yet we still do not have a firm date for the release of Tiamat X on Steam, but we are aiming for sometime in the Spring.

    Please note that we will not be updating Tiamat X for mobile devices. This includes the following marketplaces/stores:

    • Windows Store
    • Google Play
    • Amazon App Store
    • Nook
    • Samsung Apps

    Tiamat X


    The evil Choazid Empire has launched a surprise attack on your homeworld, establishing a heavily fortified base from where their forward assault group burrows deep underground, capturing subterranean lifeforms and transforming them into vicious biomechs.

    With it being only a matter of time before the Choazids start converting your people, it’s up to you to take the controls of one of the few remaining Tiamat dragonship prototypes: the X class fighter, a craft capable of immense firepower – provided you pick up enough upgrade caches during a mission where you must dodge and blast like there’s no tomorrow.

    Featuring six levels of intense shooting action, Tiamat X is a rip-snortin tribute to the side-scrolling shooters of yesteryear, and would be right at home blazing away on the screen of a booming, beer-stained arcade cabinet. As such, your PC, phone or tablet will have to do, and it is much to the designer’s regret that he can’t plumb a coin-slot into his rig for that truly authentic seaside amusement-park experience.

    Get some big speakers, though. Really, we do recommend them for this game.


    Available on the following marketplaces:


    Desura Digital Distribution

    Tiamat X


    Tiamat X on PS4

    Today YoYo Games announced that they will soon be supporting compilation of games to PlayStation devices.

    They will be demoing this at GDC at booth 1924. There will be around 20 games including our very own Tiamat X running on a PS4 for you all to see.