Bugs Must Die Press Kit

Fact Sheet

Developer:      dg Games Workshop (based in Shanghai, China)

Release Date:   March 29th, 2019

Price:  TBD

Platforms:   PC

Website:    dggamesworkshop.com

Contact:    contact@dggamesworkshop.com

Social:   Facebook    Twitter    YouTube     IndieDB


About Bugs Must Die


Do you want to live like a coward for a lifetime? Or live like a hero even if only  for a few minutes? Show your bravery in Bugs Must Die!

Shooting them with a mchine gun, blasting them with missiles, dashing them with a vehicle, whipping them with an energy chain, or buring them with a naplm…No matter how you get it done, “ALIEN BUGS MUST DIE!”

In Ready Player One, gamers have avatars taken from pop cultures. But in Bugs Must Die, gamers will fight against various Bosses cloned from Earth POP culture by Mantis Beings.

“Bug must die” is a modern-retro-style 2D pixel-art top-down shooting game. As an elite from the Galactic Pests Control Company, you are sent to the planet M-79 to prevent Mantis Beings from invading Earth. On the terrestrial planet, you not only have to destroy the cruel Mantis soldiers, but also battle with the various Bosses cloned from Earth POP culture.


  • Gamers of any levels can beat the Story Mode!

    Hard core gamers: Try to beat the game using just the basic weapons-show off your superb skills. 

    Average gamers: Never fear! Spend coins obtained from missions to update your vehicles and weapons to take down the bugs with ease.
  • Different characters to choose from! Equip them with various weapons to show off your unique fighting style!

    2 Mantis Agents that have completely different fixed weapon systems and rolling dodge mechanisms.

    3 powerful vehicles: Equip up to 6 main weapons and 9 sub-weapons, but thats not all! Equip a “Battle Core” which deploys when your vehicle is destroyed to keep the fight going!

    4 major categories of equipment with more than 35 options. Did we mention the super weapon !? It launches a full-screen attack! BOOOOOOM!!!
  • Story Mode, Challenge Mode and Endless Mode will bring well over 10 hours of gameplay.

    Story Mode: 16 levels with one boss per level, clearing all the levels will unlock all characters!

    Challenge Mode: 8 levels with one boss per level. In addition to the 16 bosses from Story Mode, youll encounter additional secret bosses randomly. To come across all available bosses, Challenge Mode is a must!

    Endless Mode: The more levels that you pass the greater the loot!

  • All Bosses are cloned from Earth POP culture by Mantis Beings!


Bugs Must Die is the first indie game produced by dg Games Workshop since March 2017. It’s mainly inspired by “Jackal”, the classic arcade/NES game published by Konami and another popular twin-stick-shooter indie game “Nuclear Throne” published by Vlambeer on Steam.

dg Games Workshop expects gamers will enjoy the fun and challenge of Hack’n Slash and Run’n Gun gameplay by playing with different characters and different weapons in Bugs Must Die.


“Bugs Must Die” The Final Demo Trailer


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Monetization Permission

dg Games Workshop allows for the contents of “Bugs Must Die” to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from “Bugs Must Die” is legally & explicitly allowed by dg Games Workshop. This permission can be found in writing at https://dggamesworkshop.com/press-kit

About dg Games Workshop

dg Games Workshop is an independent game company formed by several friends with rich work experience in the game industry. It was established in March 2016 and is located in Shanghai, China. The goal of dg Games Workshop is to create “Fun, Challenging and Beatable” indie games for gamers.

You can find out way more about us here .




ZHU Ping

Co-founder/Game designer/Marketing

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Michael Cox

Proofreader (EN)