Damsel is a fast paced, single player, arcade platformer set in a dark cartoon world with a pumping synth soundtrack! Play as Damsel, a government agent saving the world from well dressed, corporate, vampires.
All Reviews:
8 user reviews - Need more user reviews to generate a score
Release Date:
Jan 18, 2018

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our aim with Early Access is to encourage our community to have their say in the final stages of development. We want to make sure our mechanics are clear, functional, and fun. As a small team, Early Access also provides us with an opportunity to make sure that the game works in as many environments as possible. Bugs are bound to happen, and we would rather they happen with a small audience of dedicated fans who understand the complexities of game development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Damsel will be in Early Access approximately 3-4 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full release of Damsel will include 75 missions in 15 arenas. These missions will be available across two game modes; Campaign and Arcade. The game will be divided into three chapters of 25 missions each, with each chapter getting progressively more difficult and requiring more time and skill to complete. Chapter two introduces a few more enemy types, with the rest introduced in chapter three for a total of 15 enemy types to defeat.

In addition to the core game, we will also be adding achievements and special challenges that take the rules of the game and present them in different ways to test your abilities.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Damsel Early Access build currently includes:

Campaign mode with 25 missions in five arenas.
Arcade mode with 25 missions in five arenas.

There are 7 enemy types in this current release.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The initial early access price is 50% of the final retail version. The price will increase as more missions and content are added.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We chose Early Access to engage with our community and get feedback before release. We will be taking on all constructive feedback from players and we will be using the Steam Discussions as our main feedback hub during early access.”
Read more

Buy Damsel


Recent updates View all (7)

March 4

Update Notes - Graf (

Agents, the DSA has uploaded a new build of Damsel that addresses the following:

Game Improvements
  • Projectile logic updated to be more robust.
  • Projectile and Hazard hit effects updated to include impact velocity.
  • Camera hitbox size doubled.
  • Black Widow logic rewritten based on gameplay observation.
  • Enemies no longer attack while player is in a 'Knockdown' state.
  • Enemy rocket speed reduced.
  • Executive plasma ball speed reduced.
  • Executive aiming accuracy made fuzzy.
  • Episode two arcade mode added.
  • Weekly challenge arcade mode added.
  • Arcade leaderboards now visible on arcade menu screen.
  • Checkpoints and Checkpoint enemy placement improved.
  • Projectiles now destroy themselves when not on screen.
  • Enemies will refuse to fire when not on screen.
  • Projectile ranges removed, all shots including Damsels will travel until leaving the screen.
  • When in range of a black widow at her death will now remove all extra life earned.
  • Options panel now more responsive to controller input. Still not perfect though.
  • Update color of some ladders to make them more visible.
  • Main menu layout modification.
Bug Fixes
  • Fix bug where lasers don't harm player.
  • Fix bug where uvshot trails are visible before firing.
  • Fix direction of rain on The Rooftops.
  • Remove some particle systems that were causing performance issues.
  • Fix bug causing enemies to become unresponsive during melee attacks.
  • Address bug causing black screen when a checkpoint is destroyed during 'upload'.
Known Issues
  • Attacks are sometimes effective from below platforms.
  • No tutorial for dealing with the Beam Mort in mission 'Server Room' (If it shoots you, you have to kill it before getting your shots back)
  • UI does not update correctly when shot by a Beam Mort.
  • 'Arcade' button is highlighted by default on main menu, should be 'Campaign'.
  • Campaign does not yet show story cutscenes.
  • Minigame UI graphics are incomplete.
  • Current mission objective does not display on UI.

All Department of Sanguinarian Affairs communications are strictly confidential. If you believe there has been a breach of protocol, please advice your department head immediately.
0 comments Read more

February 25

Update Notes - Graf (

Agents, the DSA has uploaded a new build of Damsel that addresses the following:

This update is the transition from Early Access phase one (Spike) to Early Access phase two (Graf).
There is currently no access to arcade for chapter two (unless you continue from the end of chapter one) this will be added in the next update.

Game Improvements
  • 25 new missions.
  • 5 new arenas.
  • New enemy types (Black Widow, Redded Enemies, Black Executive, Electric Mort)
  • New mission type - Defend the checkpoint.
  • Reload speed increases when reaching a new skull level in a mission.
  • Chargers now only move Damsel around the arena, rather than taking a hit point.
Bug Fixes
  • Many, many, many bug fixes.
  • Many optimisations.
All Department of Sanguinarian Affairs communications are strictly confidential. If you believe there has been a breach of protocol, please advice your department head immediately.
0 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards


“The game features handcrafted levels that progressively get harder and introduce new enemies and challenges, accompanied by some gorgeous artwork that I really admired.”
Pixel Pop Network

“... all that with fluid movement, that has you flipping over enemies and grabbing onto ledges, Damsel is just begging to be speedran...”

“PAX Aus: Top 5 Platformers Ex-plumbers, resurrected warriors, and vampire-slaying damsels.”

About This Game

Cause some distress in this fast paced arcade platformer. Speed through each arena taking on vampires, rescuing hostages, disarming bombs, hacking servers and much more. Super tight and responsive controls let you take on the darkness with precision and style. Balance frenetic action with split second choices, and watch your back - you never know what direction the next vamp will come from! Armed with her powerful ultraviolet shotgun, Ra, make the undead see the light; or get in close and personal with devastating melee attacks. Or maybe, save up your shots and use Damsel’s powerful (and deadly) dash. 

String together attacks and movement while collecting the mysterious arcane skulls that litter each environment. Challenge yourself to pull off combos and special moves and wear your high score as a badge of honor! Experiment in each mission to discover that perfect sequence of moves and shots that maximise your effectiveness. Damsel is a ballet, and you're the choreographer.

- Super fast, frantic gameplay with that "just one more go!" feel.
- Quick, nimble platforming in over a dozen beautiful environments.
- Bite sized missions, for those with busy schedules.
- Use your enemies and environment to your advantage. Temp your foes into taking each other out, then go in and clean up the rest.
- Rack up massive scores and hit the top of the leaderboard by completing bonus challenges and performing tricky moves.
- Play through the game in campaign mode, where you can hone your skills, or arcade mode, a classic challenge that sorts the women from the girls.
- Coffin loads of extra challenges and bonuses to extend your play time.
- Awesome original soundtrack.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 - 1 GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Customer reviews
High Volume of Reviews Detected:
Exclude  or  View Only
Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Display As:
Review Beta NEW!
When enabled, will sort reviews by new Helpfulness score. Read more about it in the blog post.
Show graph
Hide graph
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...