Explore the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding powerful weapons and improving your abilities in this retro first person shooter that breaches the wall between the classics and modern sensibilities.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (147) - 95% of the 147 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 16, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Nightmare Reaper is divided in three episodes that can be released one at a time. Your feedback will help guide the future episodes and improve the game in general.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect that about a year of work will be enough to finish episodes 2 and 3 if their scope doesn't change too much.”

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

“The final version of the game will contain 3 episodes total with three times the content and some new features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first episode is fully polished and you can pick it back up and continue once future episodes are released.”

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

“We plan to keep it the same.”

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

“Building a community is extremely important to the future of this game, so all feedback will be taken into account to build a better game. We plan on keeping a dialogue open at all times.”
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Recent updates View all (4)

July 30

Patch 2 is out!

We've just submitted the second patch with the goal of fixing more crashes, improving the minigame, setting dash to a key and a lot more. Please give your feedback in the forums.

Now we start working on performance, mobility improvements and much more.

Patch notes:
  • Added new independent input for activate.
  • Added new independent input for kick.
  • Added new independent inputs for dash.
  • Added option to dash when double tapping directions.
  • Added ability to bind gamepad left and right sticks.
  • Added glowing foosteps to guide player during random events.
  • Added ability to destroy the slot machine.
  • Added ability to destroy open chests.
  • Added option to skip minigame.
  • Changed minigame to make player spawn in current screen on death.
  • Changed minigame to improve hitboxes.
  • Changed some minigame levels to make them easier.
  • Changed many weapons to improve them: Auto pistol, Bolt Sniper Rifle, Fire Bolt Book, Ice Bolt Book, Spark Book, Gem Staff, Poison Staff, Tri Grenade Launcher, Katana, Fireball Book, Frost Book, Tempest Book.
  • Changed challenge rooms by making their rewards greater.
  • Changed weapon chests to have better weapons.
  • Changed blood ammo to require more life for some weapons.
  • Changed egg spawning enemies to only spawn eggs if the player is in the same room.
  • Changed Disavowed Town 4 to slightly reduce the amount of exploding zombies.
  • Changed The Descent 3 to place challenge room at level start.
  • Changed dash by not stopping velocity on dash end.
  • Changed mage enemy teleport ability by making it louder.
  • Changed dog to make it immune to acid.
  • Changed powerups to make them louder.
  • Changed target wall switches to make their sound louder.
  • Fixed many crashes and freezes.
  • Fixed issue where "Buy all skills from world X" achievements wouldn't unlock.
  • Fixed issue where "Complete random events" achievements wouldn't unlock.
  • Fixed issue where the player couldn't bind the gamepad A button.
  • Fixed issue where two weapon modifiers of the same type would appear.
  • Fixed issue where gravity trap would kill everything in a room.
  • Fixed issue where thrown explosive barrels would explode in the player's face during slow motion.
  • Fixed issue where coin pieces would be in incorrect locations in the level end window.
  • Fixed issue where dying while zoomed would keep the zoom.
  • Fixed issue where level end bonus text would be invisible.
  • Fixed issue where the player could get stuck in several areas.
  • Fixed issue where jump pads wouldn't negate fall damage.

Patch 2.1:

Here's a quick patch to fix annoying crashes. Hopefully we've gotten them all now.

Patch notes:
  • Fixed bug where exit wouldn't open after defeating a boss.
  • Fixed weapon switching crash.
  • Fixed crash when deleting savegames.
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July 18

First patch out!

We've just submitted the first patch with the goal of fixing most crashes. Crashes might still be there, so keep sending us these crash reports. NOT via the send button, via the procedure in the troubleshooting pinned post.

Patch notes:
  • Fixed crash during level transitions
  • Fixed trippy bug where hay bale sounds would play even with sounds off
  • Fixed jump pad issue in the big lake forest room
  • Made some minigame levels easier
  • Fixed typos in some achievements
  • Fixed crash when spawning random dog event
  • Fixed issue where level description would be unreadable, and also some HUD elements
  • Fixed crash when killing enemies that just spawned
  • Fixed crash when rooms have too many decals.
  • Fixed issue where player was spawning outside of the map
  • Fixed crash when switching weapons in the inventory
  • Added backups for save files
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About This Game

Nightmare Reaper is a dark and violent meld of retro and modern action games, mainly inspired by the classic 2.5D first person shooters of the 90s like Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Rise of the Triad and Wolfenstein 3D.


  • Over 80 satisfying and balanced weapons (32 in EA)
  • Open-ended levels filled with surprises
  • Find gold, powerups and enchanted weapons with different stats
  • Purchase character upgrades and customize your abilities via a minigame
  • Wage war through three varied game-sized episodes
  • Soundtrack by the great Andrew Hulshult
  • Non-intrusive, but mysterious story
  • Fight hordes of enemies at the same time
  • A focus on satisfying combat that'll make you addicted

You rise to prevent her doom
and duke it out with nightmares
to reap salvation in blood.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game features pixelated blood and gore.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GT 540M
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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