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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Jan 18, 2018
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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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July 9

Update Notes - Angel (0.9.3.0.238)

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

Game Improvements
  • Minigame improvements: New graphics, new variations.
  • Play / continue buttons on episode selection now bypass mission selection, new button added to choose missions.
Bug Fixes
  • Fix bug where player can still get points after mission complete.
  • Fix bug where skulls can spawn in inaccessible locations.
  • Fix bug where Damsel can not dash while hanging.
  • Fix bug where Damsel continues attack detecting after stake diving into an electric cordon.
  • Fix bug where Damsel can not double jump after a stake dive.
  • Optimisations to object pooling.
  • Texture optimisations to reduce mission load times.
  • Audio optimisations to reduce mission load times.
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June 19

Update Notes - Angel (0.9.3.0.230)

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

Game Improvements
  • Coffins and Clone tanks now spawn skulls when destroyed.
  • Critical hit counter added to UI.
  • Critical hit amount balanced, now scales more appropriately.
  • Combo timer speed made uniform.
  • Damsel can now jump from ducking.
  • More tutorials added to start of game.
  • Damsel will now only shoot enemies while ducking, this allows coffins and other destructibles to be used as cover. This also allows killing an enemy that is behind a hostage. Everything can still be shot while Damsel is standing, including hostages, watch out!
  • Add enemy variation, Standing Elder.
Bug Fixes
  • Fix bug where spread of horizontal projectiles is being incorrectly calculated.
  • Fix bug where player movement velocity is being calculated at the wrong time. Will lead to some performance improvents on some systems.
  • Fix issues with object pooling causing memory issues.
  • Fix bug where enemies will occasionally attack walls.
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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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