*iPhone 5 / iPod Touch 6 / iPad mini 2 / iPad Air or later recommended.

Downwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same!

Simple, Responsive Controls - Designed for mobile from the ground up, Downwell is presented with intuitive and elegant controls that allow for action-packed gameplay using just three buttons.

The Amazing Gunboots - The fashionable and lethal Gunboots allow players to unleash a torrent of firepower on the nasty creatures dwelling in the well and slow your decent with each shot.

Unique Weapons & Items - Get different weapons, shop for peculiar items and obtain powerful upgrades that all stack and affect the way you play!

A New Adventure Every Time - Each level in Downwell is procedurally generated, so no two trips down the well are ever the same providing a fresh new adventure each time!

Music by Eirik Suhrke.
Sound Design by Joonas Turner.

What's New

Version 1.0.2

-added "optimized mode" for older iPads. Accessible through options menu, improves frame rate on older iPads (3 and 4)
-fixed UI bug specific to iPad Mini 4
-fixed some text for various languages
-credit roll can now be skipped by mashing

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
141 Ratings
141 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

A well is usually one of the last things we’d want to fall into, but this retro-style shooter has us jumping in again and again. It’s a rush descending from rock to rock, blasting creepy creatures with your gunboots while nabbing crimson gems. Roguelike difficulty means you’re in for a challenge, but superb controls and nifty upgrades (including a jetpack, a drone, and laser sights) give you all the help you’ll need. And with randomly generated levels, each journey feels as fresh and exciting as the last.

Great fun now speed issue fixed

Slightly inperfect

Update: fixed the slowness issue for earlier iPads - now you get a 5* review! Awesome at full speed. Just what I first expected, good job.

Game looks great in the videos so I paid my money and opened it with excitement, but it plays in super slow motion! It's not really playable. Looks like an early spectrum game, that's fine. Plays like one in 2015, that's not fine. Wish I had never updated to iOS9, I've seen nothing but negative changes from it. Sorry to the devs as I'm guessing this is more apple's fault than yours, but this game is the most affected I have seen and you need to know.

Genuinely fun - a delightful game!

Ralph Horace

You know how great you think those games you played in the '80s were?
But you know deep down that you're remembering them three decades on through the rosiest of rose-tinted spectacles &, in reality, they were mostly a bit rubbish & not particularly playable, don't you?
Go on, admit it…

Well, this is how those C64 & ZXS games should've been. This game is laugh-out-loud fun at a breakneck pace & I'm missing playing it even as I hurriedly type these words.

So ignore any grumpy-pants reviewers here who don't get just how ingenious & creative you have to be to design such appealing pixel art while keeping the colour palette to the bare minimum & who actually need to be spoon-fed instructions on how to play this game (you learn how to play it by, erm, playing it:
fall a bit; control your fall; land; jump; shoot; collect; die; repeat; improve. It's not rocket science).

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (6 stars out of 5)


GHI Media, LLC
82.2 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2015 Ojiro Fumoto. All Rights Reserved.


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