Devil Daggers is a fast-paced shooter that places you in an abyssal arena to face endless legions of demons. Armed with versatile magic daggers and a fluid movement system, fight to survive as long as you can.
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Very Positive (90 reviews) - 94% of the 90 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,823 reviews) - 96% of the 1,823 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 18, 2016

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July 5

Mac build, update and OST


Along with the Mac build we've added a soundtrack and some new game features to PC and Mac:

  • 2 new enemies and updated progression.
  • Fov slider and vsync options.
  • HRTF processing for virtual surround sound when using headphones.

The new version of the game uses a new leaderboard. If you want to watch old replays or play the old version, it's still available by opting in to the "2015" beta in Steam.

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About This Game

Inspired by 1990s FPS and arcade games, Devil Daggers is a fast-paced shooter that places you in an abyssal arena to face endless legions of demons. Armed with versatile magic daggers and a fluid movement system, fight to survive as long as you can. Compete for precious seconds with Steam Friends or on global leaderboards.Your spirit and skill will be tested.

Gameplay Features:

  • Face 13 horrifying enemies.
  • Harvest demonic crystals to increase the power of your magic daggers.
  • Learn from the world's best or watch friends with the leaderboard replay system.
  • Versatile magic daggers, can be used as a shot attack or rapid fire.
  • Survive long enough to earn powerful magical homing daggers.
  • Fluid movment allows for circle strafing, bunny hopping and dagger jumps.
  • Advanced movement techniques allow for speed boosts and double jumps.

Engine Features:

  • Custom built engine, hand crafted art and sound.
  • 1990s software-style rendering with unfiltered textures and polygon jitter.
  • HDR 3d positional audio. Optional HRTF binaural audio.
  • 3d particle physics system with procedural decal effects.
  • Supports hundreds of flocking enemies that all avoid each other.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU with OpenGL 3.3 support
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU OpenGL 3.3 support
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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the BCL
11.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
really fun game was more fun till i started to see a patern
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im dead inside lol
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Harder then Dark Souls
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Greznox
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
I don't even like First Person Shooters, but this game is amazing.
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Yongary
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
This is one of the best games if you're needing to kill a few minutes or if you're in a competitive mindset to constantly try and beat your personal records. The intense first person shmup style gameplay combined with the macabre style reminiscent of late 90's area shooters makes this game really stand out.
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hathem
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Difficult game, a good variety of enemies, and fast paced! I can't make it over 90 seconds, its that difficult! I highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a hard challenge
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Tallcat
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Very fun. Very good job of looking like Quake.
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Tha N.I.S.M
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
this game is to cool i just found out how to dagger jump this is the best example of an old school fps expierience with the charm of quake and whoever did that cover for celtic frost the one with jesus bein used as a sling shot anyways get this game if you want an addictive punishing fps expierience i encourage everybody to try and get that one achievement then if your having trouble getting it running go to the properties pick devil daggers 2015 and it should work i plan on playing this way more play this and youll be able to get good at any mouse and keyboard fps
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ninjadunn2001
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
The game won't start and I don't know why. Please if anyone knows what would cause it to close before it even starts let me know.
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A weird person.
6.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
Great aesthetics and fun gameplay. My poor hands.
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Doc
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
Devil Daggers: a game in which 30 seconds can feel like a lifetime, but in a good way.
This is the FPS pared down to it`s absolute basics: shoot, dodge, survive.
Once dead you can make yourself feel worse by watching replays of people that are way better than you.
Brilliant.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
You know a game like this is challenging when your longest life is just over a minute and a half.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Devil Daggers is an extremely deep, challenging, arcade-style score-driven fps. I say that like I'm putting it into a well-known category of game but as far as I know it is the only game that would fit in this category.

The game takes place in a single, circular arena. Monsters spawn according to a fixed and increasingly aggressive schedule, and you try to survive as long as possible. One hit kills you. You can fire a steady stream of daggers by holding the mouse button down, or fire a shotgun-like burst by clicking. These weapons can be upgraded by collecting gems dropped from fallen enemies, and (pro tip), releasing the fire button momentarily will draw in all pickups toward you. It's a feeling shmup fans will find very familiar.

Devil Daggers is executed well on every front. The controls are crisp and responsive. You can strafe jump and bunny hop, and the timing for them is more forgiving than in quake. The weapons are powerful and have good feedback, making them very satisfying to use, especially in their upgraded versions. The graphics are a faithful homage to the original quake big pixel software rendering mode, but still easily readable. The sound design is phenomenal. Each enemy makes its own distinctive chatter, and thanks to the excellent 3D positional audio, this essentially becomes your "radar". You will not score your best times while listening to music.

I've seen people criticize the game for not having much content, and in a way it's a fair point. Some games have a lot of varied and detailed backdrops, environments, and cutscenes for you to look at while you keep performing the same simple gameplay tasks throughout the game. Devil Daggers doesn't have any of that. The only content here is the very very tight game mechanics, a dozen or so enemies, and a series of very carefully designed encounters. It's enough to keep you busy for a long, long time. However, if you don't actually enjoy the gameplay, there's nothing to distract you from this fact.

Personally, I've put 35 hours into the game so far and I don't intend to stop playing it before I've joined the 20 or so players who have lasted longer than 500 seconds and earned the game's only achievement. I'll be proud of myself if it only takes 35 more.

If you like old-school fps, or chasing high scores, or to be challenged, Devil Daggers is a no-brainer. If you aren't enthusiastic for at least one of those things, it probably won't grab you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This game is great. It has fluid controls. The enemy design is great.
It has simple mechanics but still has depth to discover.
This is one of the hardest games I've played in a long time, and yet some
players make it look easy in the replays you can play straight off the leaderboards.
Truly a masterpiece at only $5. Do yourself a favor and buy it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Not available in this game:
-hello kitty skillgap
-pay to win
-XP to win
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Are you looking for a fast paced arcade FPS that is hard as balls with an average life span of 100 seconds? Welcome to Devil Daggers!

Devil Daggers does exactly like it says, inspired by 1990s FPS and arcade games with the gameplay of Quake/Geometry Wars, sending you to damnation in hell in an abyssal arena to face endless legions of skeleton demons. You have 1 purpose... Live as long as you can. More importantly, getting the 1 achievement in this game, which is "Survive 500 seconds." Sounds easy right? Hahahahahahahahahaha wrong! Be happy if you can make it past 100 seconds!

In DD you only have 1 weapon, the Magic Dagger. As you progress, certain enemies will drop "Gems" which after collecting so many will power up your dagger to shoot more daggers and deal more damage. As you would guess, progressing farther also means the gets even harder, spawning in more enemies at a time, or spawning in a new enemy type. There is 13 different enemies in this game, all have really unique models, and all produce their own unique sound, so you can have an easier time keeping track where certain enemies are. You have no health, you get hit once, you die. Standing still will get you killed in this game.

When you complete your run, you are given your score, which is how long you lasted. My best record after numerous attempts was 195.9962. The cool thing is your best run is saved as a replay, so your friends can view it, or other people can look on the leaderboard and view your run. This idea is cool, as you can watch how other people played and learn off them to get farther. After watching the top players, I've determined that I will never be that skilled in being able to make it to the final boss, and beating the 500 seconds achievement. (Also convinced the few top ten that made it over 700 are aimbots based on how they move and aim.)

For a game that was coded from the ground up in a custom engine, this game runs smooth and is rock solid! Runs at a silky smooth 300FPS and does not lag or glitch ever. There is an FOV slider (which I guess wasn't in the game originally) that goes from 75-120. The game boots up fast and loads almost instantly. There is also a soundtrack which was added in later, and it's metal as f**k!

This is a fun little game that just makes me go back and "play one more round" till my adrenaline gets way too high, and have to stop and take a break. I would play more, but I just don't think my heart can handle it. Some people would argue that there isn't much "Content" in this game, but this is for those hardcore old school FPS fans that love that extra challenge. For the $5 it's a great buy and great to support the Dev. I would LOVE to see the Dev make a full game similar to QUAKE, as they clearly have the know how.

Pros:
- Fast Paced Arcade FPS
- Great Graphics
- Great Monster Designs
- Great Sound Effects
- Leaderboards
- Very Well Optimized
- Hardcore Difficulty
- Only Worth $5
- 1 Achievement (Hard as hell)

Cons:
- No Steam Cards
- Some may not like this as it's only the 1 gamemode.
- 1 Achievement (Hard as hell)

Some may not like it, but like I said, I would love to see what the Dev makes up next. We can only hope it will be the next QUAKE! :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Get ♥♥♥♥♥ by homing flying-skull swarms that are coming for your ♥♥♥ 24/7.

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Devil Daggers: a game in which 30 seconds can feel like a lifetime, but in a good way.
This is the FPS pared down to it`s absolute basics: shoot, dodge, survive.
Once dead you can make yourself feel worse by watching replays of people that are way better than you.
Brilliant.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The art direction is impeccable, same goes for sound design which gives an amazingly eerie atmosphere to the environment which is only accentuated by the cackles of the copious amounts skeletal demons whom will all intelligently navigate around the the level. The many hordes of this hellish plane writhe in a satisfying way as they slowly begin to overwhelm you-- which you will be; I have only survived around about 169 seconds, yes it's hard- very hard, and its AMAZING. There is support from the indie dev whom I now love, I can only hope for some future steam workshop support for perhaps some new levels since- as it stands, you fight off the swarm on a single plane. The game might not need anything more than it has but I just can not get enough and hope if nothing else Sorath will continue to provide us with new enemy types. Overall this is an AMAZING game, even if it might not seem like there is much content it is entertaining to no end.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
A game probably made for badasses.
If you liked quake and doom this is something for you,
a very challenging and fun arcade game (and spooky).
Epic sound effects, runs real smooth, and only 5 ‎€
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
When the laughing skulls sound just right 👌

[Great game to drive you nuts. To me, it's like an FPS version of Super Hexagon. Except you replace the Triangle with a hand that can fire an unhealthy amount of demonic daggers. And you replace the walls/gauntlets with an ♥♥♥ load of flying skulls, thieving Spiders, indecisive centipedes, a rotating hell-like vacuum cleaner, and the worst of your adversaries, gravity. That and the ability to Rocket/Dagger Jump and BHop out of tight situations make a perfect combination to hate yourself for the next month]

tl;dr
iz berry gud gam, much fun
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