ShackStream: A Blast From The Past taps our arcade shooter nostalgia on Indie-licious

Today, the Indie-licious livestream is putting its quarter on the countertop as we play retro-styled A Blast From The Past!


Who doesn’t like a good arcade schmup? We certainly do, and we can certainly get down on one when it’s a quality-looking indie game from our own community. That’s why we’re playing A Blast From The Past today on our latest episode of the Indie-licious ShackStream.

A Blast From The Past comes to us from Happy Cactus Games Limited, which includes Shacker delz01! The game came out on March 15, 2023 and is available now on PC. A Blast From The Past is a nod to retro coin arcade games, most obviously being games like Galaga and Galaxian. Players will take a spaceship against alien invaders, shooting them down and collecting cool power-ups that will help with blasting them to space bits. There are world wide leaderboards, various modes, including tournament difficulty, and it’s a pretty small file size, just to name a few features

Tune in as we play A Blast From the Past on today’s episode of Indie-licious, going live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. You can also watch below.

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We’d like to thank delz01 and the fine folks at Happy Cactus Games Limited for creating A Blast From The Past. Tune in today as we play it live on Indie-licious shortly!

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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