Niche Spotlight – Witch Explorer

Witch Explorer

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Witch Explorer, a shmup with tower defense elements by Pico Games.

Witch Explorer follows Tia and her magical Doll companion on a quest to get their item shop out of debt. Explore distant lands in search of ancient treasures. Fight off waves of enemies and bosses in a combat system that blends shmup action with tower defense elements. Gather resources, upgrade your characters, and help the duo buy back their item shop in a cute and lighthearted adventure.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Witch Explorer is available on Windows PC via Steam for $6.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Witch Explorer mixes Shoot ’em up and Tower defense gameplay. Defeat waves of enemies, gather resources and upgrade your character.
Simple mechanics and rule set, endless tactical possibilities.

Tia’s magic item shop is carrying a lot of debt, to the point that parts of the building and precious grimoires were used as mortgage…
In a land far away, rumor has it that untouched treasure lies in an uncharted area known as “The Cave of No Return,” where dangerous monsters live.
“We will be able to buy back everything if we get our hands on the treasure!”
Tia and Doll, the magical lifeform she created, are embarking on a treasure-hunting adventure!


  • Shoot ’em up and Tower defense gameplay
  • 7 elementals(towers) each with different abilities
  • 8 unique boss fights
  • Follow the story of the adorable duo!

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