A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux


SkillWarz is modern first person shooter game.  Game is still in development and more content will be added in future updates. At this moment game has 5 game modes (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Gun Game, Elimination and Team Gun Game) on more then 20 maps.

Now we have also Training mode, where you can learn/practice different things.

Some features:
* Statistics
* Progression
* Unlocks
* Map vote
* Customization
* Leaderboard

We have community forum:  https://skillwarz.com
There you can read all information about game and report bugs, cheaters.
Active members can even get administrator rights in game.
We have also Map Editor,  which can be used to make maps and play on them. Or even to show us your map ideas. 

More game screenshots can be found in this album on Facebook.
And some videos on YouTube.


You can change controls in game settings.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 SP1+, macOS 10.11+, Ubuntu 12.04+
Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
CPU:  with SSE2 instruction set support.

Processor:  Intel Core i5 2500 / AMD FX 8350  or better
Memory:  4 GB RAM
Graphics:  Geforce GTX 570 / AMD Radeon HD 7850 or better
Storage:  3 GB available space

Beginners guides

Install instructions

  • Extract game from archive - right click on the downloaded file and choose extract here, or extract somewhere on your computer.
  • Launch the game by double clicking on skillwarz.exe


skillwarz_56_x64.zip 478 MB
skillwarz_56_x86.zip 473 MB
skillwarz_56_Mac.zip 490 MB
skillwarz_56_Linux.zip 529 MB

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I know you're a solo indie developer, but I believe you need to:

Add more guns

Add more attachments; improve gun customization

Add character customization

Add more non-prototype maps

Overall the game is good, it just needs some time to improve.

When game is in development, then "more" simply slows down development. Every time you change something in weapon mechanics, you will have to fix/adjust every singe weapon. Every time you will make some change in movement, you may have to make adjustments on most maps. On prototype maps it can be done much easier.

Adding weapons/attachments at this moment is simply waste of time, since i plan to change model of arms and hire someone who will make good animations for weapons. There is no difference in gameplay between prototype and non-prototype maps. Prototype maps are easier/much faster to make and performance on these maps is much better. Many players play this game on "calculators" and i am not joking here.

And if you are not familiar with level design, then prototyping is part of map design. You don't create detailed maps from very beginning. At first you create map blockout and you test gameplay.

I had fun noscoping others lol
This game has a lot of potential in it, what I want is to add more gamemodes so we don't have to play TDM over and over again, and a matchmaking/ranking system.
However, I find it hard to connect to some servers.


1) we don't have ranking?
2) only TDM? we have also DM, GG, TGG.
If nobody is playing these modes, then create room.
3) can you explain "hard to connect to some servers"?

i really like your game good job


hi I love your game, i also have fun every time i play, can you add a sort of trouble in terrorist town event? thank you!


Enter my FPS game jam if you want to compete against other games (if anyone else joins).

Best part "if anyone else joins" ))



I've downloaded the app:  skillwarz_56_Mac.zip490 MB and I opened the zip file and when I try to launch the app I get this: 

The application “skillwarz” can’t be opened.

Any ideas?

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Try to install itch.io app and then install games via app.


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Bro, the game just won't run. I download it, extracted it. Then when i run it it starts, Unity symbol seen, then a page appears for one sec or even less and then the game stops. Its crashing idk why. What do i do. Please help me out here. 

P.S i am playing in mac. Mac user.

please reply ASAP. Thank you

Create topic in forum and provide info about your PC (CPU, GPU, RAM and what version of OS).  If you have played game before, then tell us username.

If possible record video, upload on youtube and drop link in topic.


let me do that

I don't know if it's a bug, but the snipers that used to kill with one shot now don't kill anymore.
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Are you talking about L96A1? It never was guaranteed "one-shot".

Damage depends from many factors.
1) Are you playing Hardcore, or Normal mode.
2) Distance (at some distance damage will drop)
3) Where exactly bullet hits (head, torso, arms, legs)
4) Enemy health (enemies can have more then 100 HP)
5) If you use suppressor. With suppressor damage drops faster.

Do you own tests on Practice/Sandbox map.

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Fuck, this is CS:GO 2.0

Good game play! Impressive multiplayer! Decent graphics! The only thing I would recommend is maybe add more details maybe not everything is tiles maybe add grass or concrete.

Really smooth gun play and movement, reload animations could use some work. Games got potential

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At this moment important is not how it looks, but how it feels. Sooner or later animations and part of models will be replaced. I would like to hire experienced animator, but it all requires money.

You know what i hoped in thinking it wouldnt be any good but i was wrong. Other than the bugs I really enjoyed it and i hope you put in a region near me. I love the game. Good work.

what bugs? If you noticed any bugs, then report in forum. At this moment all reported bugs are fixed.
"i hoped it wouldn't be any good", why?

Because of the name, I suggest you come up with a better name SkillWarz sounds (no offense) like a flash game.

you wrote "i hoped"... what was kinda strange

I absolutely love and adore this game, its like cod mixed with cs:go and i feels amazing getting each kill whether it be with a gun or a grenade.  The only cons this game has is the ranks:

1. 0-5 Rank players join a server full of rank 10-50 players and i feel sad for them when i destroy them with a quick scope, and what i mean by this is that its not fair for newer players and there should be quick match system witch searches for servers with low rank players if the person is lets say rank 5.

2. Its too addictive and if you dont plan on playing for 3.5 hours without even getting up from your chair this game isnt for you :):):):) jk.

But all in all the game is pretty much perfect.

I hope @OneManArmy that you succeed with every game you make.

1. At this moment we don't have enough players.

It was cool playing against you, i hope we meet again

wait is there controller compatipilty

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Is it possible to play with controllers? Yes.


Hell yes I was waiting for an update I love this game!


yeh i was also scared that the linux version was canceled, but it turns out that its still there

so um , the Mac downloading button doesnt work , it just shows a "Thanks for downloading!" screen but nothing , pls help

I know this is an amazing game , that's why i comment about that

I don't have such problem.
Maybe try other browser. Or install itch.io app and download/install games from app.

nevermind , works now!

where is the linux version

will be ready after around 80 min.

Wow, bro you scared me!
I send you 3 emails about the Linux version.

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The game itself is being than was is indicated on the development log. Regardless, this game packs in alot of great elements and fun


It's a great game. Can't wait for it to become huge.

I remember playing a version of this years ago, can't wait to see what you've done since since it was amazing then.

Is it possible to create bots for offline play eventually?

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No and it's not planned. Only offline play requires a lot of work, not even talking about bots. It's very hard to make smart bots. 

Some day...

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I made an account and have tried all my passwords that i use. Could i get my account back if i forgot my password? I dont want to make a new account and gain more HP because that feels cheap. The account name is "Blaze292" and my email is "Karl.Ghorayeb123@gmail.com".


We don't have option to reset password and i can't tell you password since all passwords are encrypted.
Create new account and this time remember password. You had only 100 kills on this account, so it's not a big loss.

Okay, sorry for the trouble. I thought id have to make a new email. Great game though

THIS GAME IS AMAZING. This game is so fun to play and i got some reallly nice clips. Good job on the game whoever made this. Its fun



wow, in my time of seeing FPS games on itch.io, this one takes the cake. no matter what please, just keep it up.


I don't know whether or not you would do this but...would it be possible if you could give the game features some of which from Phantom Forces (a roblox FPS game), like for example unlocking attachments after reaching certain ranks, or using cases to unlock skins and weapons and unlocking certain weapons from different classes (Assault, Support, Scout etc.) using a ranking system.   

we already have progression system and you unlock attachments, perks, sprays, features by ranking up. Loot boxes are not planned.

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and also maybe add the same features as phantom forces, such as the slides, angling, and vaulting over objects while running and maps

maybe you should play game first and only then suggest features? We already have sliding and vaulting over/climbing. I assume with "angling" you mean "leaning" and this feature is not planned.

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i did, but i wasnt able to slide and vault somehow

so i didn't know

I can't open the game on macOS (last version)

Please read comments, or register in forum and create topic there. Here is comments you can find video tutorials.

good afternoon, I couldn't find your twitter, please add the plant the bomb mode in the game

Hi, I just played a bunch of round with my friends and it's super fun and fluid even in my laptop (wich is a mac from 2012) ! Congratulations!

I tried to download the Map edit from https://skillwarz.com/files/file/5-map-editor/

Any thoughts on this?


Old editor was removed. Soon we will have new (built in) map editor. 

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Hi! Nice game!! I definitely gonna tell my friends about this game! It's posible to change my username?

Hi, no you can't change username.


Just gonna say this game has given me some super cool memories and for what you do onemanarmy, I can not even imagine how difficult this would be for a single developer. I've just redownloaded this game and I have to say, you are amazing  


this is a descent underrated game for sure but i got some feedbacks, one thing that bothers me is the HP , people keep making new accounts so that they can have a +100 hp advantage than other players   , another recommendation is that there will be an automatic health regeneration rather than picking up health kits , furthermore , some maps dont even have med kits so when you are playing 1vs1 with a friend and you kill him with 5 hp left , you certainly will die after he respawns

If someone is playing good at low rank, it doesn't mean that he created new account. Tell me who exactly is making new accounts and they will get punishment.

Automatic health regeneration will make strong players MUCH stronger. When you play 1vs1 with friend, you can choose map WITH med kits, right?
And if you will play for some time, you will unlock perk which will regenerate health, so you can use it when you play with friend.

The maps are made well, and the shooting is amazing. Not to mention the amazing graphics. HOWEVER the maps do allow for spawn-camping. While these campers can be killed quickly, I feel spawns could have more protection.

It requires bigger maps, with alternative spawn areas. You have option to play DM and GG, if spawn camping/killing annoys you too much.

That doesn't stop camping

players are camping in all games. SW is not exception.

I realise that however you could code a radius around the spawn point/area that detects enemies and activates spawn protection for a certain amount of time ( if an enemy is there )

you already have huge advantage when enemy is inside your spawn area, because enemy can't kill you first few seconds (spawn protection). Your idea about extra protection will not fix anything. It will only slow down game and both teams will camp on one spawn area, or another.

P.S. If you have ideas and you want to suggest something, do it in forum.


why the fuck is a crosshair a perk... like the most importaint part of an online fps...has to be unlocked by level....honestly a good game justsome things irk me 

why in game where you can aim down the sights must be crosshair? Crosshairs are for games like counter-strike. Not all games are, or must be identical, right? Exist many games with and without crosshairs.

You will get used to it, believe me I had thousands of hours in CoD2... and it feels frickin awesome when you can one tap someone without a guide (crosshair).


Yeah killing people with no crosshairs is awesome. The crosshair perk does seem weird though, as it should be a setting or not exist at all.

btw could u please add an enable V-sync option? Thanks!


Yeah, please do that.

Yeah do that

pls fix  skills wars on mac im on 2012 11 inch it says 

The application “skillwarz” can’t be opened


Possible reasons...


Wow, props to OneManArmy for supporting an 8 year old os. Nice!

is there any way to import my own 3d models into the map editor?

No. Important is map layout, not models/textures.

In case if you are experienced level designer, then use unity engine, where you can import anything you want.

i was just thinking it would be easier for me to design the whole map in an external program, or atleast make more buildings that you could go inside/ explore


btw i don't mean to sound demanding, ur an insane developer to have done all that yourself


I think that would be cool.


You're simply asking to import 3d models from apps like blender, and I feel that would boost the quality of custom maps.

Yo dude keep it up this is amazing! Improvements could be made but my god best fps for a developer! :)


wait i have an idea : you can make something like co op survival 

you basicly add a dedicated server a team with players and other with bots and you need to survive for a certain amount of time to win

That sounds cool but I asked for single player and he said how hard decent bots are to make.


i mean its not thats hard ,my game is single player but i understand that it is hard with all that prefabs and yeah..

you should put guns like the m1 carbine or kar98 in the game, those old school guns. That'll be fun

I really like this games its sooo fun. I wish more people played it tho.


Unfortunately only small % of players help advertise game. But soon online will grow... i am working on it.

can i make a vid on it??

it is too good to remain not seen by everyone

i can tell my friends to tell their friends etc.. you get the idea

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