September 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Formido is one of those games, where you are loaded with some guns and you go shooting different things. ‘Things’ in this case are big, ugly, – not green though – alien insects. The idea is to kill as many of those bastards as possible. Eventually they will overcome you, but struggle as long as you can. There are some power-ups to aid you in your honorable quest. Keep in mind, that those critters are rather tough and generally do nasty things when in close range of any player-characters.

Formido is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Read the included documentation for details.



Download Formido (9.2 MB, Windows installer)
Download Formido source code (73 KB)



Download Formido (8.9 MB, source code + data)
Download Formido source code (96 KB)


Other platforms

MacOS X:
Download Formido (5.1 MB, bundle, ported by NoƩ Falzon)
Download Formido source code (96 KB)
Download Formido music files (5.9 MB)

Download Formido (3.6 MB, ported by Costel Mincea)

Download Formido (3.6 MB, ported by Doodle)

BeOS: Download from BeBits

To compile the sources you’ll need SDL, SDL_image et SDL_mixer. See


Formido screenshot 1Formido screenshot 2

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  1. ilpo
    July 14th, 2010 at 11:35 | #1

    Formido new versions coming?
    HOw about more walking area and or
    3-D ? with radar-map to corner of screen :)

  2. Pawel
    March 15th, 2011 at 01:11 | #2

    The game looks very nice at first sight, but I’m sorry to say it must have been designed for masochists. I can barely survive for a few first seconds: it’s very difficult to move the character, as the directions are HIS directions and not screen directions, so that UP means the way he’s facing and not the top of the screen, which is very difficult as you have to act fast and keep track of which way he’s facing. It’s not dungeon crawling, where you have time to figure out what angle the character is currently turned. What’s worse, it’s hard to predict the direction in which he’ll be shooting, it’s not exactly the direction he’s facing. I wonder if anyone has ever beaten a level, or at least survived for a minute or so… It’s a torture, and could have been a nice game…

  3. Carlos
    May 17th, 2011 at 20:41 | #4

    I really love that game. Im very good at it, because I played it a lot when I was a kid. Yes, this is kind of a remake of an original Win98 game, that I played so much: PHOBIA II.

    • May 26th, 2011 at 07:53 | #5

      Indeed it is inspired by Phobia II, as it says in the README (alas, which nobody reads).. ;)

  4. guns
    September 17th, 2014 at 22:12 | #6

    hi Mike I would like to ask if you would rather not want to do formido II or at least some maps because it is a really good game and this one territory straightaway you get tired so if you would want to thank

    • October 2nd, 2014 at 16:35 | #7

      Hi, thanks for the comment but no plans on ever returning to Formido. :)

  5. Guns
    November 16th, 2014 at 23:06 | #8

    shame really good game, or at least mod for two players: D

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