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.
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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.”
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February 4

Patch Notes - Spike (0.9.0.1.62)

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

Game Improvements
  • Damsel can now melee in midair.
  • Destroying a power station now destroys all electric nodes.
  • Being melee hit by an enemy now only stuns and does not apply damage.
  • Skies now appear in outdoor missions (and they're beautiful)
  • It now rains on The Rooftops.
  • Reduce hostages collider size to make them a little safer. (You monsters will still kill them)

Bug Fixes
  • Fix bug that causes some enemies to remain in play after they were killed.
  • Fix bug where hacking games do not pause when game is paused.
  • Fix bombs still counting down when game is paused.
  • Fix misnaming of mission 21, 'Counter Intelligence'.
  • Fix bug occasionally preventing uv shots from colliding with props.

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January 28

Patch Notes - Spike (0.9.0.1.54)

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

Game Improvements
  • Increase to rate of fire on shotgun.
Bug Fixes
  • Fix issue causing enemies to fail to enter death state.
  • Fix timing issue on enemy state change.
  • Update accuracy text on mission complete screen to remove ambiguity when no shots are fired.
  • Fix bug where mission high score would sometimes not appear on mission select screen.
  • Fix scaling issue with enemy health indicators when played in 4k.
  • Fix bug preventing enemy kills to be registered.
  • Reduced size of projectile hit areas to allow more accurate firing.
  • Fix bug where bombs don't cleanly deactivate on mission reset.
  • Fix bug where damsel clips along platforms and slides along them.
  • Fix bug where damsel can infinitely jump up a wall.
  • Fix bug where damsel floats below ceilings.
  • Fix bug where damsel can get stuck in her knockdown state.

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Reviews

“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...”
Maxi-geek

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

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
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