Team Ladybug’s Latest Masterpiece - 2D Side Scrolling Shooting Game DRAINUS on Steam Now!

Team Ladybug’s Latest Masterpiece -   2D Side Scrolling Shooting Game DRAINUS  on Steam Now!

PLAYISM and WSS Playground are proud to announce the release of DRAINUS, developed by Team Ladybug -  the creators of fan-favorites like Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, and Touhou Luna Nights.

Team Ladybug’s latest original title = 2D Side Scrolling Shooting Game!
Use collected energy tanks to enhance functions and defeat the mighty imperial army!

Key features of DRAINUS include flying in an aircraft that is capable of absorbing any kind of energy and blasting it right back at the enemy. This along with a "Normal" and "Hard" difficulty makes the game fun for a wide range of players from casual to hardcore. Additionally, there are two game modes that are unlocked after the game is cleared, allowing for a longer playtime experience.

But wait, there's more! Users can enjoy a 10% off Launch Sale so make sure to grab the game early and shoot em up!

Game Details

This is a side-scrolling shooting game in which the player takes control of the "Drainus", a ship that can absorb energy bullets, to take down the countless enemy ships zipping through space. Energy absorbed can be used to enhance the ship's functions, such as adding new weapons.


The Planet Halpax is located in the far reaches of space, suffering from the oppressive rule of the Kharlal Empire. One of the slaves residing there is battling an illness. He must return home to the faraway planet of Earth to be cured of the disease, known as "Planetary Compatibility Disorder".

His daughter Irina, also a slave, is both devastated by her father's illness and helpless to do anything about it.
At that moment, a humanoid named Ghenie, who looks strangely like a frog, appears and says, "I have come from 30 years in the future. A galactic war is about to break out, in which more than 5000 planets will be annihilated by the Kharlal Empire. I have come to this time period to stop that war and the oppressive rule of the Kharlal Empire. I need your help.".

Why me? What can I do? Irina had no idea what was going on, but her father's illness was worsening by the minute. With no time to hesitate and nowhere else to turn, she takes Gehnie's green hand and sets off...
Now she has begun her journey into a universe filled with the armies of the Kharlal Empire, and her quest to reach her distant home planet while taking the Empire down once and for all.

■Game Features

The "reflector", which absorbs enemy bullets, is the most distinctive feature of this game. When activated, it absorbs enemy attacks for a certain period of time. Drainus will counterattack according to the amount of attacks absorbed.

Absorbed energy is also stored in a tank, which can be used to enhance various functions of Drainus.



In order to save her father, Irina takes the "Drainus," the most advanced fighter of the Kharlal Empire, and sets out for her home planet far away from Earth.

A humanoid soldier who came from the future to prevent the oppression of the Kharlal Empire and Galactic War.
A humanoid soldier who came from the future to prevent the oppression of the Kharlal Empire and galactic war.
General of the Kharlal Empire. A wicked but very capable soldier who holds full authority over the imperial army.


Original Soundtrack by PEPOSOFT

PEPOSOFT, creators of DRAINUS' soundtrack, has also created the music for Touhou Luna Nights and Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth as well as the sound effects for NEEDY GIRL OVERDOSE, which has sold over 400,000 copies.
The original soundtrack containing 16 songs will be released on launch day!


Art by Zounose

The beautiful key art featuring the main characters and DRAINUS was created by Zounose, who has also done illustrations for Magic the Gathering and Pokémon Card Game. Zounose is also active in many Touhou Project works.
Zounose Twitter



■Developer:Team Ladybug、WSS playground
■Publisher:WSS playground、PLAYISM
■Release Date:22nd May, 2022
■Genre:2D Side-Scrolling Shooting
■Supported Languages:Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese
■MSRP:$14.99 *10% off during Launch Sale
■Soundtrack MSRP: $7.99
©️Team Ladybug・WSS Playground. All rights reserved. Licensed and Published by Active Gaming Media Inc.


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