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Category: First-Person Shooter
Year: 1995
More details: MobyGames
Game added by: MrFlibble
Part of group:
DOSBox: Supported

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File File type File size
executable: ack-brw.bat
configured for DOSBox
Playable demo (installed)
1,685 kB
(1.65 MB)
executable: GO.BAT
version 1.2
Playable demo
1,684 kB
(1.64 MB)
updated demo
Playable demo (installed)
1,795 kB
(1.75 MB)


The game recognises both keyboard and mouse input. If you don't want to use the mouse, be sure to centre it, especially if playing in the browser, so that it does not cause the character to move.

To exit the demo, press F10. F5 adjusts detail level.


  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble

Description (by MrFlibble)

SKAPHANDER is a first-person shooter game where you fight viruses and bugs in cyberspace. Created in Germany in a time when government authorities imposed bans on violent video games, SKAPHANDER apparently tried to keep the first-person action/combat while doing away with the violence part, which resulted in the player shooting at abstract shapes.

The game was made with the German ACKNEX/CubicSpace toolkit (later known as 3D GameStudio) which allowed users to create royalty-free DOOM-like 2.5D first-person titles. As this was the first commercial ACKNEX game, the one-level demo of SKAPHANDER was also distributed by ACKNEX developers to show off the capabilities of their product.



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