A downloadable game

Throw yourself into chaotic battles with stick figures in a huge variety of 3D and 2D maps made by our amazing community (and hey, you can make and upload yours too).

  • Free-For-All & Team Deathmatch
  • 3D and 2D game-modes
  • Online multiplayer: open matchmaking or invite-only matches
  • Support for split-screen multiplayer in 2D game-mode
  • Customizable controls with gamepad support
  • In-game Map Editor

Stick Veterans 2.0 is now globally available on Poki, a popular online games website. Click this link to visit:

Stick Veterans has now become a fully browser-based game, which makes it possible for players to get instantly into the game and play with other Poki users effortlessly.

The old downloadable versions had not been updated for a long time and have now been removed. See the relevant Devlog.

Making Maps (Video Tutorial):

Thank you for playing!

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(47 total ratings)
Tags3D, Bullet Hell, deathmatch, Fast-Paced, gamepad, Remake, Split Screen, Team-Based, War
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Configurable controls
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4

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Hi again.

I was wondering since the desktop version of Stick Veterans has been removed, if those people who still had the desktop version (like me), are we still allowed to play it?

Hello! Sure, it's completely fine. These versions won't be updated but you can use them freely. 

This Game Is Cool


Thank you! 馃挅

download here : StickVeterans by CrYsT4LiZ3Gaming - Game Jolt

i cant download it

you can still download stick veterans on GameJolt

I have disabled the downloads on gamejolt too, so they shouldn't be available. Do they show as available to you? 

there is a user here is the link:https://gamejolt.com/games/668732/578937 but please dont report the user or ban it  i  downloaded his file and posted it on itch(here) so users can download it , but there is 1 problem the user dindnt give you any credits to you like 麓麓the game is not mine.

No problem, thanks for letting me know.  I won't take action against them.

Thank you 馃檪

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Hi, it's me again! Question about the game, why did you switch to poki and add coins? I loved this game because of its lack of need for internet, currency, etc. And if you aren't ever going back to itch.io, then please at least keep the current links up.

Edit: As far as I can tell, you shut down the servers for user maps in the downloaded version. So, if you could also make an archive of all the maps uploaded to allow new players to use them in the downloaded version that would be greatly appricated. 


Nope, the server went down by itself because of high traffic by Poki. Working like crazy to get it back up.

Will get back with a fuller reply! 


So, here's a proper reply following my quick previous one.

GuideMissile, I remember you for being a long-time dedicated player who has been actively commenting on the game. I appreciate your support and your kind communication.

I put a lot of thought on the matter and it was a very difficult decision to make. The situation is that, thanks to Poki and to my own hard work in the last 2 years, I am now finally able to provide a multiplayer experience to the players. But for multiple technical reasons, I can't continue supporting the downloadable version.

Until now, I continued providing downloads for the old version on itch.io and gamejolt. However, this has proven to be counterproductive: players kept playing the old version and asking for features or bugfixes that already exist in the new version. They even make youtube videos that still show the old version.

For as much as I could, I tried to please everyone. This has been detrimental to my physical and mental health. Even if I kept it up, I would soon burn out and give up on the game as I almost did before transitioning to Poki.

As such, I have to make the difficult yet reasonable decision to cut off the legacy downloads. I know many people will be displeased, but there is no easier way for me. 

There are downloads of the old versions in other sites, if people really want to google them. These contain some preloaded maps, and a ZIP archive of all the available maps up to now is here: SV maps archive

I will also write a devlog describing the above for all to see. Again, I really want to make sure that everyone enjoys the game, but sometimes there are hard decisions that must be made. I hope you will understand.

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I fully understand your decision now, multiplayer is the opportunity of a lifetime for any gamedev lol. Thank you so much for the map archive, and I really hope you don't get burnt out. As you likely know, the head dev getting burnt out was the true downfall of Stick Soldiers 3. And we all don't want this game to have a sudden downfall either, so make sure to keep your updates and such spread out and, I cannot stress this enough: DO NOT MAKE DEADLINES YOU CAN'T REACH. Also don't listen to the community TOO much for game advice. Because then the game may just become generic. And once again, I fully understand your decision to abandon the downloadable version. Thanks for being an awesome dev! :)

Edit: Where should I put the maps folder / map files? There is only .dll files and such in the game folders, which leads me to assume that the maps are stored in a .dll, which I have no way of putting the maps into.

Edit 2: Never mind, just figured it out lol


Thanks a lot for your understanding, it really means a lot to receive such a supportive response! Yes, I am well aware of the fate of SS3, I had been eagerly waiting for it :(

I'll do my best to maintain a healthy pace. Thanks again and hope I'll be seeing you around! 

Glad you figured out the maps, in general the easiest way is to put the maps folder in the game folder (where the executable is). 

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Hi again!

When are you going to release the next game update by the way?

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Hello! The current update is 2.1.0 and it is available on Poki: https://poki.com/en/g/stick-veterans

New updates will be regularly made on Poki. For multiple reasons, it is no longer practical to update the downloads on itch.io, and I will probably remove them in the near future.

I hope you'll continue playing on the new platform! 


Hmm, I see. I wishfully the game keeps updated on Itch.io, but I think it will no longer be updated anymore. I can play on the website version but my connection can barely handle it, so I always play the application version.

I guess I will have to stay on the older version then :(


Same here, my wifi is so bad I have to stick to the old version.

when i unzip it it just makes a folder so how do i play it?

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Run the executable "StickVeterans.exe" inside the folder. But I recommend you play the online version at https://poki.com/en/g/stick-veterans which is heavily updated!

good game like csgo

great vid, thanks for playing!

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Simple graphics with solid gameplay. i love it

Thank you, much appreciated! <3

cool game!


Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

It will be much more wonderful if you make a account system.

Coming soon! :)


will this be an executable

and also will it be available for the english poki

Hi! It won't be an executable as Stick Veterans is now a Poki exclusive, meaning it can only be available on Poki websites. 

It should also become available on the English Poki website soon, until now it was in beta, that's why it's only available through Brazilian and a few other localized Poki websites.

I will let you guys know when the full release happens and I will update the link! 

this is the best stickman game ever made damn so addicting

Thank you, very happy to hear that!! 


is there finally multiplayer?

i'll find out 

Oh yes 馃槑 let me know what you think!

this game was made with unity i think

looks pretty addictive

Let me know what you think about it!

it amazing!

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Your welcome

about to download it, looks pretty epic

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I recommend the browser version, it is newer than the downloadable version! https://poki.com/en/g/stick-veterans

you fucked up my pc but it was worth it, thank you

Brilliant! 鉂わ笍

Thank you! 馃挅 Glad you enjoyed it!



Cool video, thanks for making it!

good, I have a problem and it is that the textures of the game do not load me, being more specific, the textures of the map and the sticks do not load and it remains blank, more than the weapons if they do, try to change the quality of the game but nothing

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Try playing the online version of the game at https://poki.com/en/g/stick-veterans

This is more like ninja.io but i don't consider copyright!

Well they're stick figures so they play alike! 

lol xD

1v3 and i won

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great game!

may you please give feedback on my game?

Oh no! by Khotu36 (itch.io)

Hi there, we liked your games and wanted to partner for few end to end game development project. Just drop one liner email at umer@altworld.in

Does this game have first person mode? If so could you tell me how to turn it on

Right click! 

can you scope in with certain weapons?

Only with the sniper rifle at the moment! In the latest version (browser, not standalone) hold down the right mouse button to do it.

hi im new


hey I'm playing on macOS Monterey and it says it can't be opened

Sorry to hear that! I assume you tried the downloadable version, can you try playing the online version? https://www.poki.com.br/g/stick-veterans

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bro please update the game me and my friends play it too much and want see new things please please i really need you to update it please bro please please i really need to update me and my friends and fix gamepad confing please

Working on a new update now! Gamepad should be working fine, did you see any issues?

Just to make sure, are you playing the browser version in the description links, or the old downloadable one? 

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3 months playing and still a great game. Keep up your good work :)

And finally, an update. I'm excited to see what's new.


Thank you, it means a lot to hear that! Hope you like the update! 

Suggestions but I don't think you are interested with it. What if you added a campaign game mode with a lot of new mechanics like dialogue, AI Pathfinding, etc. That would be a lot more interesting. These are just my suggestions. I don't know if you're going to make it or not but you don't have to do all of this.


That would be interesting indeed but it's a lot of work haha, it would essentially be like making an entire new game!

Would love to do it sometime, it would be a great addition, but for now I'll need to focus on enriching the multiplayer experience. 

Thanks for suggesting it! 

I come back from your notice too, such a good new! Thank you for spending more love to this game. This game potential is huge.

Thank you! Always happy to hear from you guys that you enjoy the game, especially returning players!

I just received the notification regarding the recent update, and my goodness I find it hard to believe that it's been nearly five years since I first discovered your game!

You can obviously tell how young I was judging by my old comments, haha. Granted I was 12-13 at the time (I turn 17 next month), but in all seriousness: I'm glad that you've continued to work on the game, as it holds a lot of sentimental value for me. <3

I'd say more, but I have a hard time putting my thoughts into words, so I'll end it here. :p

I am truly moved by your words! I can understand the nostalgia as I've felt the same way for older games I had played.

It means a lot to me to know that this game has also managed to inspire joyful feelings in the same way.

Thank you for sharing this! <3

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Great, now i have to play this game in chrome with 1 fps webgl.

What a great start of the year.


I think this might have sounded rude.

That's because it kinda is, but GOD DAMMIT MAN-

Does it really run that bad? I've done a lot of optimizing and it seemed to run pretty well well for most players!

Problem with my pc is that this thing is kinda old, like 2007 or 2006.

Let me try opening the game again, and let me see how long it loads.

Yeah, it runs a little slow. at like. maybe 9-11 fps.

Make a windows build at some point.


Do you plan to update the game?

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It has just been updated! I've just posted about it in this devlog!

Just something I found interesting, is that you can fire a gun while reloading so you can just end a guns reload timer by just reloading before it runs out. An easy way to test this is just continually reloading the pistol while firing.


Ah yes, someone had mentioned this and I have fixed it, but the fixed version has not been uploaded yet! It won't be long before I release it though!

is there controller suport on the game cause i mostly play controller, let me know and thank you.

Hello! Yes there is, but you need to set up the controller for both 3D and 2D:

  • In "play 3D", look for the gamepad setup button, 
  • In "play 2D", uncheck "use mouse and keyboard for player 1" and then press "P1 controls..." ,
  • You may also need to adjust gamepad sensitivity in Options. 

The controller setup will be easier in the next update. 

Also note that there is aim assist only in 2D game, so you might find it harder to aim in 3D!

Ok thank you also one more thing does it have Dualshock4 support

It should support any gamepad, so yes! It just needs settling up as I described! 

This game does one thing and does it well, what more do you want? Its a solid, low-size stick shooter, grab it!

Well said! Thank you! 馃挄

hello i just downloaded the game now i wanted to play 2 player using A keyboard and 2nd player using a PS4 controller it goes splitscreen and says fire to respawn i click with the keyboard and spawn but for the controller it doesnt work pls reply im looking foward to the game

Hello! For this, you need to setup the controls for your gamepad for 2nd player. Either do it in main menu, or press Esc in-game and choose Player 2 controls. Then, follow the instructions by pressing the corresponding buttons on your gamepad. Let me know if it helps! 

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nvm it works thanks

hello remember me

Sure do! How's it going? :)

This is one of the best games on itch I have seen so far. So easy to set up servers and play with friends, and the mechanics make sense unlike 99% of shooters.

Thank you, really grateful to hear that! 

Also positively surprised to hear that the multiplayer works well for you, in this version it wasn't as smooth as I'd have liked. 

Next version is currently rolling out slowly (more info on that soon) and it should be much better in its multiplayer functionality. 

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