Quotes & Recommendations

"thoroughly recommended"

"The game looks great"

"The music is excellent"

"Arguably the first new, substantial game for RISC OS for quite a few years"

"the music (nice tunes !)"

"The game runs nice & slick on my RPi 2."

"The game is solid and well-authored, it successfully delivers that retro space shoot'em up feel for the ever so reasonable price of a tenner - worth a pop if you're a serial procrastinator like myself" - RISC OS Blog.

Available to Buy for £ 4.99

We are pleased to announce that as of 10th September 2017 Overlord V1.43 is now available for download in the PlingStore and is priced at £ 4.99.

Alternatively you play Overlord via the Diversions folder on the RISC OS Direct distribution of RISC OS.

V1.43 included Titanium compatibility.

V1.41 included the addition of support for arrow keys to control the ship.

V1.40 included a mouse sensitivity control and a new power up.

Overlord was originally released at the Wakefield show 25th April 2015.

See the news section for more information.

A 2.5D/3D space shoot-em-up game in the style of Gyruss/Tempest featuring 47 minutes of original music including 7 in game themes, original sound effects and graphics. Beginner and Master modes are included. Multiple missions including 'power-ups (Warp drive, smart bombs etc), worm holes, time bombs, mini black holes.

The source code is also included (see !RunImage in the !Overlord directory).

Written on a Raspberry Pi 1,2,3 and tested on a, Beagleboard, Pandaboard, Iyonix, Virtual Acorn SA (running 4.02), RPCEmu, ARM X6 and Titanium.

The game can also be optionally played in French or German.


  • Hold mouse down for continuous fire
  • Use right mouse down to halt motion of the ship
  • Special mission objects (e.g. worm holes) move slower than aliens and
    may " shimmer " in order to attract your attention
  • Power-ups are labelled 'P'
  • Save or build-up shield energy for the final battles with the Overlords
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