Take control of an exorcist on a mission to cleanse an ancient curse. Your only tool: a ship that fires from the back.

THIS GAME IS CURSED. Install Backfire and your soul will be bound within the machine. Only total victory will release you— until then you will be damned.

Innumerous foes will block your path, ancient demons will stand against you, and death will come, again and again. Only with skill and perseverance can you purify the curse and save yourself. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

-Simple tap-to-turn controls.
-Brutally difficult gameplay.
-8 unique weapons.
-4 epic bosses.
-Dozens of ways to upgrade your ship.
-Hoards of monsters to kite and destroy.
-An ancient curse to purify.

Critical Acclaim:

“One of the most brilliant things about Backfire is how it’s constantly forcing you to take risks and face danger, and it makes for some exhilarating moments.”
— TouchArcade: Game of the Week

“As much fun as the gameplay is, it’s the little details that kept me coming back for more. From the neon green and purple color palette, to the way enemies slowly pop out from the walls, to the way red pixelated blood covers the screen when you die."
— AppUnwraper: ‘BACKFIRE’ Review

“Green Squid Productions has really gone the extra mile here with expertly polished gun play and fantastic enemy design”
— SuperGameDroid: Backfire Is A Crazy Reverse Shooter Coming Next Month

“BackFire is slick, smart, and it doesn't give a toss about the rules that you think it should be following.”
— PocketGamer: BackFire review - "Geometry Wars goes to hell in this ace shooter"

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Bug Fixes:
-Fixed bug causing game not to save
-Fixed bug causing Chapter 4 boss to die too quickly

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Tyyyyyyyyy1232 ,

Best game ever

I am a player who has played this since 2018 and I LOVE it the new mode is great. I was surprised how little the game is known and was astonished to know how small the group was that made it but there is one little problem when will we get merchandise and where are the you tubers playing it? People seem to underestimate the game or think it’s bad because of the low amount of reviews or downloads and I don’t like that, I say you ask a YouTuber to play your game. Don’t change the look and feel too it has a special rhythm to it and isn’t anything like other games it stands out in a good way don’t let bad reviews and stuff ruin it its a amazing game and never stop believing in it. (Not a reference from the second last thing you see in the game) and speaking of that add a story to it, I think you should make them little bits of information from the people who last played the game and left it behind after they died or became corrupted or something, just a little advice for ya there and please add that.

Play this game :D

Weshowad ,

A great game

This game is good. The controls are weird, but aren’t impossible to handle. The gameplay is good. Sure, I haven’t gotten too far in the game, but it’s fun. I personally like it, though I think I’ve found a bug. In the chapter two boss fight, a fight I almost won first try, my weapons keep switching to the second one and the game becomes unresponsive until I’m hit. This might be a feature, but it’s not a good feature because once it starts it doesn’t stop. It keeps switching to weapon two with the game not letting you do anything, not even pausing. It’s annoying. I hope that this isn’t a mechanic in the fight, because it’s extremely difficult to manage. It only happens in the final phase of the fight, which is the only reason I’m even considering it as a mechanic.

Other than that, the game is really good so far.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! Yes, this is a bug. It has been fixed now. :)

Ink Runner ,


[UPDATE: After stability updates, the game runs perfectly (on my iPhone, at least); if the app is crash-y for you, just be patient—Green Squid is steadily squashing bugs and improving stability.]

I *highly* recommend this game! So much so that, one time, I purchased it as a gift to MAKE my friend play it.

Backfire has amazing juiciness—the graphic design, the control, the difficulty curve, and the progression all feel so tight. This is one of those games that’s deliciously fun to get better at.

However, my iPhone isn’t that old and the game will crash and forget my latest progress often (and rather unpredictably). I’ve actually been stuck on ‘Chapter 3: The Inner Works’ for a week because whenever I beat it and want to spend my tokens, the app crashes!
It’s frustrating to the point where I can’t (yet) give the five stars I think this game deserves, but I have hope that there’ll be more stability improvements to come!

Developer Response ,

Thanks you for the review! I appreciate the feedback. It can be very hard to catch bugs like this on my own. I'm hoping the latest update (1.09) has fixed this issue, but if not can you please contact me at to help me diagnose the problem? Thanks again :)


Joel Rochon
387.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes


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