Fireblade Software
Based in Guildford, UK

Release date:
25th March 2024




SENTRY is an action-defense first person shooter where you defend your spaceship against invading aliens. Plot an escape route through hostile space and battle the enemy across your vessel with the support of traps, turrets and environmental destruction.


  • Earth has fallen... As a member of the SENTRY Defense Program, you have been thawed from stasis to protect your vessel as it flees across space.
  • A desperate defense: As you choose your escape route in the Navigator, encounters with alien vessels are unavoidable. They will board your ship and attempt to fight their way through different subsystems to destroy the Core. Your SENTRY must thwart the enemy by bringing to bear an arsenal of potent ranged weaponry. Even with the best shooting abilities, holding back the hordes is only possible by deploying traps and turrets - and if all else fails, utilizing environmental destruction to stem their advance; a well-timed shot could vent aliens into space, a closed blast door could buy you time to set up new defenses.
  • Victory at all costs: Should your SENTRY fall in battle, death is not the end. Another member of the crew will be thawed from stasis by the SENTRY Defense Program, ready to continue the fight. Even if you fail to defend a level, defeat only changes the strategic landscape in the Ship Overview, forcing you to make new decisions on where to make your next defiant stand. As long as there is a surviving SENTRY and the Core remains operational, your skills in combat mean victory can always be grasped from the jaws of defeat.
  • Modern Action-Defense: SENTRY aims to carve out its own path in the Action-Defense genre by featuring a campaign where your choices and performance matter. Battles are not one-off events, defeat doesn’t mean replaying a checkpoint. Everything feeds into the ongoing battle for your ship’s survival. A SENTRY is fast, responsive - and therefore powerful. Deployable traps, turrets and environmental destruction opportunities are needed to supplement this power when facing near-overwhelming forces of reactive and aggressive enemies. Successful escapes will need to utilize a mixture of skill and planning, with discovery and upgrading of new equipment providing an edge in combat. Combining all these elements evokes the feeling of being a beleaguered and outnumbered SENTRY. On the journey you may lose battles, but you can win the war.


Announcement Teaser YouTube

Announcement Trailer YouTube

Combat Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Early Access Release Trailer YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (24MB)


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Gif - Reload 01.gif
Gif - Core Explosion & Venting (no logo) 02.gif
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Gif - Navigator 01.gif
Gif - Overview 01.gif

YouTube Key Art

A large selection of key art is included in the zip file that would make suitable YouTube thumbnails, or for use in articles. A small selection is shown below as an example.

download all Youtube Key Art as .zip (29MB)
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download logo files as .zip (0MB)

Awards & Recognition

  • "October 2023 Next Fest: 24th in Valve's official most popular demos list (out of over 2000 demos)"
  • "London Games Festival 2023 Official Selection: Best of British"
  • "PAX East 2023 Rising Showcase"
  • "The MIX Spring Showcase 2023"
  • "European Game Showcase 2023 Official Selection"

Monetization Permission

Fireblade Software allows for the contents of SENTRY to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from SENTRY is legally & explicitly allowed by Fireblade Software. This permission can be found in writing at http://firebladesoftware.com/presskit/sheet.php?p=sentry.

About Fireblade Software

Fireblade Software is a remote-working Indie Micro-Studio comprised of Industry Veterans. The team has decades of experience with dozens of released titles between them. We're big fans of strategy and action games and create the sort of games that we'd like to play.

More information
More information on Fireblade Software, our logo & relevant media are available here.

SENTRY Credits

Gary Burchell
Biz Dev, Team Lead, Fireblade Software Ltd

Adam Thacker
Technical Lead, Fireblade Software Ltd

Alex Shapland
Art Lead, Freelancer

Sean Noonan
Design Lead, Freelancer

Mark Angus
Lead Sound Designer, Freelancer

Barry Topping
Composer, Freelancer

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks