Press Release

Defend Earth from an Alien Invasion in the 1950s Sci-fi-Inspired shoot-’em-up Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers

Fast-paced 2D shooter coming to PC and consoles this autumn
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Wiesbaden, Germany - 10th August, 2022 - Join the rebel cause! Assemble Entertainment and China-based publishing partner WhisperGames, Brazilian film company Fehorama Filmes, and developer Loomiarts are thrilled to announce that the 1950s sci-fi-inspired, fast-paced 2D shooter Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers, explodes onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam this autumn.


Join Squad 51’s Lieutenant Kaya and face unrelenting hostile alien aircraft, martian fighters, and monsters in fast-paced shoot-‘em-up action all recreated in glorious black-and-white visuals of the 1950s along with live-action FMV sequences. 


Brave pilots can now take to the skies with the free prologue of Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers on Steam. The demo features English voiceovers, a local co-op mode, and never-before-seen levels, bosses, and gadgets for your spaceship to defend Earth from a merciless alien invasion.

Check out the Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers trailer here

Download the press kit here 

About Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers


Warning! Extraterrestrials from outer space have arrived on our planet, bringing promises of a bright new future for the earthlings. However, this otherworldly partnership soon reveals a darker side as the VEGA Corporation, the alien enterprise led by the hideous Director Zarog, is imposing its predatory politics on the human race. In the midst of this oppression, the rebel group Squad 51 rises as a response against the violent acts committed by these vile beings. Will the brave pilots of Squad 51 and their aircraft stand a chance against Zarog's diabolic fleet of flying saucers?


Key Features Include: 

  • SHMUP Yeah!: Enjoy classic shoot-’em-up gameplay with four unique aircraft that can be customized with special weapons

  • Cinematic Experience: Marvelous black-and-white aesthetics, live-action FMV sequences, and dubbed voices will tell the story of the battle between Squad 51 and Director Zarog’s alien fleet

  • 11 Ways to Save the World: Fight against enemy ships and bosses in 11 different environments - snowy mountains, forests, cityscapes, and more

  • Rookie Pilots Supported: Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran flying ace, Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers supports dynamic difficulty that allows every pilot to enjoy the alien extermination

  • Ducks Fly Together!: Fighting an alien horde is more fun with a squadmate! A second player can enter a level at any time — earn points with a co-op player and unlock together new special weapons and upgrades


To learn more about Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers,  add the game to your wishlist, and download the demo, please visit the official Steam store page here. Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam this autumn. 


To keep up to date with Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers follow Assemble Entertainment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and join the community on Discord



For more information please contact: 

Mark Allen

Mark Allen PR Ltd on behalf of Assemble Entertainment. 

[email protected]  +44 (0)7884 408976 


About Assemble Entertainment:

Founded in 2016 and based in Wiesbaden, Germany, Assemble Entertainment is an independent games developer best known for the survival city-builder Endzone - A World Apart, that challenges players to survive and thrive following an environmental apocalypse, and the modernized Leisure Suit Larry series, featuring two new entries in the iconic decades-spanning saga. 


Despite the company's short history, Assemble Entertainment has won the German Developer Award twice — in 2020 and 2021— in the category "Best Publisher.” Assemble Entertainment organizes GermanDevDays, an annual conference held in Frankfurt, Germany since 2016 that attracts more than 1,100 attendees from across the German-speaking video game development industry. The event also includes the GermanDevDays Indie Award, where indie development teams across Germany can participate in varying categories to win a cash prize for their projects. The event is hosted by Stefan Marcinek, CEO and Founder of Assemble.


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About Loomiarts:

Loomiarts is a Brazilian game development studio, located in São Leopoldo, in the South of Brazil. The company was founded in 2017 by Marcio Rosa, the creator of Squad 51 vs. The Flying Saucers, and has been focused on developing this project since then. Website: 


About Fehorama Filmes:

Fehorama Filmes is a film production company founded in 2014, located in Porto Alegre, in the South of Brazil. With a wide range of projects, from short films and feature films to TV shows, it is now focusing on its first game Squad 51 vs. The Flying Saucers in association with Loomiarts.


About WhisperGames

Founded in 2015, WhisperGames is a global video game publisher based in Xiamen, China. We provide multi-language text and audio localization services (including in-house voice over recording), PR, marketing, community support, maintenance, legal services, and more. 


WhisperGames have developed strong partnerships in over 20 countries, and have provided customized publishing and localization solutions for over 150 video games.

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