STAR JAR is fuzzy chaos romancing the night sky.

Weird stuff happens while we sleep. Maybe this is some of it.

  • Three minutes of shooting-star bullet hell. Catch as many as you can and survive until dawn. Fill lots of jars and nab colored stars for bonus points, but don't get smashed.
  • Higher scores = better endings. Four possible variations.
  • Three difficulty levels = three different kinds of wrist injury.
  • Hand-drawn low-res low-color pixel art. Maximum potential for misinterpretation.
  • Plays best loud in a dark room.

This is version 1.0.4, finally browser-friendly, with reworked collision code and a few other small tweaks. 

Features strobe effects that might be visually disturbing. They can be turned off in the options menu.

Requires a mouse and keyboard to play.


Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker
TagsArcade, Atmospheric, Bullet Hell, Pixel Art, Short, Space
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, High-contrast, Interactive tutorial

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This is a really cool and unique game. I think you were inspired by the aesthetics of pico but didn't want to use the console itself. It worked out great imo. I have chosen the getting smashed route so far, but will come back again for survival ending


I managed! It was a really soothing experience


awesome! thanks so much for playing and sticking it out!