A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Axe Bow and Staff is a fast-paced side-scroller which combines ARPG with running game.

You play up to 3 different heroes at the same time, control them to run different lanes, use different abilities, to conquer different obstacles.


  • Joyful pixel art and chiptunes.
  • Funny dialogues.
  • Upgrade, items and other RPG systems.
  • Procedurally generated arena level.
  • Local co-op (supports up to 3 gamepads).
  • Online multiplayer co-op(*).

(*) to add in the future version.


Single player:

Mouse left click - First skill

Mouse right click - Second skill

W/S - Move up/down

A/D - Deactivate/Activate

1/2/3 - Switch to Axe/Bow/Staff

Hold mouse left button to drag hero.

Multiple players:

Gamepad button 0 - First skill

Gamepad button 1 - Second skill

Gamepad axis Y - Move up/down

Gamepad axis X - Deactivate/Activate

DevLog: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=45426

Install instructions

The Linux and Mac versions are built under Windows. In order to run those builds, you may need to grant authority to run the executable. For example, in Linux:

chmod +x "Axe Bow Staff.x86"


ABS_win_x86_v0.4.6.zip 27 MB
ABS_linux_x86_v0.4.6.zip 29 MB
ABS_mac_x86_v0.4.7.zip 28 MB