How to play


Tap down to fire your weapons. Drag to move your ship and avoid enemy attacks. Release to absorb bits of destroyed ships.
Absorbing other ships will restore your shield and energy, but your ship will take on the shape of the ships you absorb - including the strength and number of weapons. You can still absorb bits with assimilation rate set to 0% and keep your ship the same.


You get 100 points for blowing up enemy ships, and picking up powerups.
You also get 1 point for every ship bit you absorb.
Bosses are worth 1,000 points.
For maximum points, try to destroy every enemy, and absorb as many of the bits as you can between attacks.
This may make your ship worse if the enemies have weak weapons.


  • Brandon's Pro-Tip: take advantage of lulls between waves of enemies to absorb any ship bits in the area, and restore your health. Avoid absorbing enemies with fewer weapons than you have currently, unless you really need the health.
  • Tyrler Says: Fire too often and you will run out of ammunition and need to absorb more, or wait fo rit to replenish on its own. Using an elemental power up will also restore your ammunition.
  • Steve's words of wisdom: Trade off between firing and absorbing to keep your shields up, and to make powerups last longer.
  • Advice from Blazermax: If you manage to obtain a powerful weapon, change your assimilation rate to 0% so you won't lose it.
  • Starting from level 3-1 mines appear, they are deadly and should be avoided/shot at all costs. With 110% health or more you can survive one hit, 210% and above even two!



Elemental Effect Description

Craftitude ingredient airAir

Spread Shot

'Spread shot' will cause your bulltes to angle away from your ship, allowing you to hit enemies without standing in the path of their bullets.

Craftitude ingredient darknessDarkness Gravity Shield 'Gravity Shield' will turn enemy bullets away from your ship, slightly, turning a near hit into a miss.
Craftitude ingredient earthEarth Piercing Shot 'Piercing Shot' will cause your bullets to continue through enemies that they hit, hitting those behind them as well.
Craftitude ingredient fireFire Explosive Shot 'Explosive Shot' will cause your bullets to explode on contact with an enemy, hurting others nearby.
Craftitude ingredient lightLight Rapid Shot 'Rapid Shot' will increase the rate of fire and speed of your bullets.
Craftitude ingredient natureNature Spore Cloud 'Spore Cloud' will create a cloud of green spores around your ship that damage enemy ships that pass through it.
Craftitude ingredient spiritSpirit Homing Shot 'Homing Shot' will cause your bullets to turn towards nearby enemies, turning a near miss into a hit. (Will not target "land mines" that start appearing in Sector 3.
Craftitude ingredient waterWater Wave Shot 'Wave Shot' will cause your bullets to take a curvy path, and potentially hit enemies in a wider area.

Configure Bit Ship

Power Systems, max % of upgrade

  • Weapon Strength, 250%
  • Energy Regeneration, 200%
  • Shield Strength, 250%
  • Shield Regeneration, 250%
  • Absorbtion Strength, 200%
  • Absorbtion Radius, 200%

Upgrade Costs

  • 110%: 1,250 Bits, Coinx1,250 OR 1xCredit
  • 120% 10,000 Bits, Coinx10,000 OR 1xCredit
  • 130%: 33,750 Bits, Coinx33,750 OR 4xCredit
  • 140%: 80,000 Bits, Coinx80,000 OR 8xCredit
  • 150%: 156,250 Bits, Coinx156,250 OR 16xCredit
  • 160%: 270,000 Bits, Coinx270,000 OR 27xCredit
  • 170%: 428,750 Bits, Coinx428,750 OR 43xCredit
  • 180%: 640,000 Bits, Coinx640,000 OR 64xCredit
  • 190%: 911,250 Bits, Coinx911,250 OR 92xCredit
  • 200%: 1250,000 Bits, Coinx1250,000 OR 125xCredit
  • 210%: 1663,750 Bits, Coinx1663,750 OR 167xCredit
  • 220%: 2160,000 Bits, Coinx2160,000 OR 216xCredit
  • 230%: 2746,250 Bits, Coinx2746,250 OR 275xCredit
  • 240%: 3430,000 Bits, Coinx3430,000 OR 343xCredit
  • 250%: 4218,750 Bits, Coinx4218,750 OR 422xCredit

The law followed is 1250x^3 for each step, checked in game up to 180%.


Unguided Mutation costs 100 Bits, $100 per mutation

Paint Ship

Nose, Body and Tail can be painted in different colours

Ship Slots

Any additional ship lets you continue the game with no additional cost (vs. repairing).

  • Ship Slot 1: 100,000 Bits, Coinx50,000
  • Ship Slot 2: 250,000 Bits, Coinx100,000, Craftitude ingredient teepeex1 Tee Pee
  • Ship Slot 3: 500,000 Bits, Coinx200,000, Craftitude ingredient hutx1 Hut
  • Ship Slot 4: 1,000,000 Bits, Coinx500,000, Craftitude ingredient housex1 House

Squadron Ships

Squadron ships are small ships that circle your main ship and their power systems can also be upgraded (at the same price as the main ships).

  • Squadron Slot 1: 100,000 Bits, Coinx50,000
  • Squadron Slot 2: 250,000 Bits, Coinx100,000, Craftitude ingredient warriorx1 Warrior
  • Squadron Slot 3: 500,000 Bits, Coinx200,000, Craftitude ingredient knightx1 Knight
  • Squadron Slot 4: 1,000,000 Bits, Coinx500,000, Craftitude ingredient generalx1 General

General Upgrades

Upgrade Description Cost
Auto Submit Auto Submit can be purchased for each game, and once enabled your scores in this game will automatically be submitted to local and online leaderboards. Coinx250
VIP Pass VIP Pass can be purchased for each game and when it is enabled you get to skip the countdown before playing that game! Coinx500
Star Power Star Power increases the coins earned per star when completing this game. Instead of getting 5 coins per star, you will get 250 coins per star. Coinx15,000


StarStarStarStarStar30,000 points
StarStarStarStarStardim20,000 points
StarStarStarStardimStardim10,000 points
StarStarStardimStardimStardim5,000 points
StarStardimStardimStardimStardim2,500 points


Play Time

How much time have you put into Bit Ship?

Probably not enough!

Only spent time in game is counted, hanging out in the menus doesn't count.

Badge bronze 15m 0s
Badge silver 30m 0s
Badge gold 1h 0m 0s
Games Played

The number of times you have played Bit Ship since purchasing this stat

You must finish a game for it to count.

Cost: Coinx1,000 or Creditx1

Badge bronze 10
Badge silver 50
Badge gold 150
Ship Bits Absorbed

The number of ship bits you have absorbed.

Badge bronze 100
Badge silver 1,000
Badge gold 10,000
Enemy Ships Destroyed

The number of benemy ships you have destroyed.

Badge bronze 10
Badge silver 100
Badge gold 1,000
Enemy Boss Ships Destroyed

The number of boss ships you have destroyed

Cost: Coinx5,000 or Creditx1

Badge bronze 1
Badge silver 5
Badge gold 10
Maximum sector Cleared

The farthest level you have reached.

Cost: Coinx10,000 or Creditx1

Badge bronze 1-3
Badge silver 2-3
Badge gold 3-3
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