What is Taisei?

Taisei (泰西, lit. Occident) is a free and open-source fangame of the Tōhō series, written in C using SDL2 and OpenGL.

Basically, it is a shoot ’em up game with lots of bullets (the genre is literally called bullet hell). It doesn’t aim to rebuild a particular installment of the Tōhō games, but is rather an original game set in the world of Tōhō. Enjoy dodging through 6 stages full of new bullet patterns on four difficulty levels!

If you have never played Tōhō before, you can have a look at our manual for an explanation of the controls and game mechanics. The game is mostly done and very playable, so feel free to give it a try!

Contact us

You can
  • Visit #taisei-project on Freenode.
  • Join our Discord server.
  • Create an issue on Github
    (You don’t have to be a developer to do this).
  • Write us a mail.
    • Akari <akari[at]taisei-project.org>
    • Laochailan <laochailan[at]web.de>
    • lachs0r <lachs0r[at]taisei-project.org>
  • Support us on Liberapay or Patreon.

Gameplay demo