Castle of Shikigami is a dark, supernatural vertically-scrolling shoot-’em-up classic. Summer, 2005: Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Force is investigating an occult serial killer. Specialists have been called in to investigate. The case is called “The Castle of Shikigami Incident”.
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Positive (24) - 87% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 15, 2017

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October 9, 2017

Results of the "Beat the Butterfly" score contest!

In line with Castle of Shikigami's update last week including including practice mode, we also opened a score contest to celebrate. The contest is now
over and the results are in, so without further ado, here they are:

  1. 121,089,980 umami_chan Poster
  2. 112,418,810 eternal166 Poster
  3. 91,438,910 uzu51_ Soundtrack
  4. 85,252,570 kirisame427
  5. 83,460,690 Dirtride2005Men
  6. 80,024,790 chipp3421
  7. 72,337,750 WaywardSera
  8. 34,624,310 Gerald_AWO

One thing that we noticed was the number of people using Kim. The other one was how all your scores were so much higher than ours here at Degica! It must have taken some milking of that boss to squueze out these numbers; well done!

We'll be in contact with our three winners, umami_chan, eternal166 and uzu51_ shortly in order to get their prizes to them.

And here's umami_chan's winning score:

If you have any opinions or requests for another contest, please let us know either here or on Twitter (@degigames).
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October 5, 2017

Castle of Shikigami Hi-Score Contest 2 "Beat the Butterfly"

To celebrate Shikigami's update today, we're having another high score contest and to make sure everyone can take part it's very simple!

  1. Options Difficulty: Normal, Slowdown On or Off (On is easier!)
  2. Play Practice 1-1 with any character and record a score (you need to defeat the boss, Grotesque Butterfly)
  3. Take a screenshot with F12 of the Practice screen showing your score
  4. Post the capture to Twitter during the contest period with the official hashtag #castleofshikigami and a mention to us (@degigames)
  5. Multiple entries OK, but only one score per user will be accepted.

If you can't locate the screen captures, open your Steam Library, right click on Castle of Shikigami and select 'View Screenshots' and follow the prompts to navigate to the correct folder.

Result screen:

Contest Dates:
Start: Oct 4, 2017 7:00pm (Thursday)
Finish: Oct 9, 2017 7:00pm (Sunday)

1st: A signed Shikigami poster
2nd: A Shikigami poster
3rd: The soundtrack (Steam key)


Small Print
In order to deliver physical prizes, we will need to be able to contact you by email, so please check back at the end of the contest.
In order to send the posters, we will need a postal address and name.

Good Luck!
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“If you're into vertical shooters and you've always wanted to see how Castle of Shikigami got its start, this convenient new release is a welcome ally”

“There's a good split between offensive and defensive bullet formations, and each run with another avatar feels fresh”

About This Game

Castle of Shikigami is the dark, supernatural first installment in Alfa System's highly regarded shoot-’em-up series, newly translated and brought to the PC by Cosmo Machia and Degica Games.


The Summer heat is scorching. Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Force has had enough. One after another, 32 female victims were found brutally murdered. Could this be the work of the occult? Call in the specialists!


Choose one of six characters and utlise their unique abilities to defeat the demons infesting modern-day Tokyo in this vertically scrolling shooting game. Use each character's shot, special Shikigami attack and bomb to conquer each stage and it's boss to ultimately discover who or what is behind “The Castle of Shikigami Incident”.

Game Features:

  • Six playable characters with unique abilities and storylines
  • Five multipart stages of nightmarish demons in a ghost-infested modern-day Japan
  • Tension Bonus System that rewards risk
  • NEW Practice Mode and slow down for that authentic arcade experience
  • Two-player local cooperative play
  • Newly translated story mode and character bios
  • Steam Achievements, Leaderboards and Trading Cards


Game experience may alter from user to user depending on their hardware configuration. All user comments and reviews below are unsolicited. Reviews and comments are in no way created or controlled by Degica and reflect the views of the reviewer only.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL support 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL support
    • Additional Notes: Xinput controller recommended, Windows 7 working, but unsupported
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