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Demon Burst is an arcade action game made for "A Game by its Cover 2019" jam, inspired by games such as Kid Icarus, Castlevania and Ghosts 'n Goblins.

The game's concept and name were inspired by the original artwork of Philip Summers, made for the 2019 edition of My Famicase exhibition.

Game, Art & Sound by Crowno


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Would a Linux port be something you would consider? Thank you!

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Loved the game! Spent hours playing it and finished the game with all the weapons. The only thing i wanted for this game was more stages and be able to throw the throwing knife up. It's one of the best games i played on

Can't get enough of your incredible art. Game has such a great retro charm to it, beautiful work.


I'm very confused

It took a while but I got it

I like it

Nice game. Had a lot of fun playing it.

Game crashes on launch for OSX.

awesome castlevania 3 vibe but better aesthetics

please more levels!!!

Wow this game looks amazing. Did you use construct V2 or v3 for this? 

This one was made with C2!

That is awesome thanks!

Very cool! Nice job. I get this feeling people are trying to ask for controller support. :D :P

excellent game with superb presentation. like others have said, controller support would have made the game perfect.

Looks cool. Is it a coincidence that a dev of Terraria was/is also named "Crowno"?

it麓s beautiful



We gave the demo a try - got some funny moments and constructive criticism out of it!

if this had controller support it would be great :) kinda reminds me of micro mages

hey Crowno did you make this on your own or do you have a team or something just asking and btw the game is a amazing 

Aside from using third party plugins, I did everything for this one. Thank you very much!

Really fun game

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I love the classic visual design of this game (especially fullscreen with scanlines and CRT filter)! And having the player's shots wrap the edges of the screen is such a simple idea, but adds so much to the gameplay. It is the perfect blend between fun and challenge when played with a controller! I'm using Xpadder to play it with my wireless Xbox 360 pad. Without it, I'd probably be in an emergency room getting my fingers amputated! LOL



Very cool interpretation of the cartridge, and really fun to play! Thanks for sharing it


While I haven't made it far yet, dying just before the second boss, Demon Burst is super fun and definitely captures the look and feel of playing a classic style game. From the unforgiving enemy placement and camera related deaths to the fun of using the screen wrap to my advantage, the whole game oozed nostalgia.

Great job, dev. You do fine work.

Really cool game!  I would like to see more things like loot drops, maybe health packs, or coins or something to give a little boost.


This was really great! I loved the art style and retro vibe in the game and even though I wasn't any good at playing I enjoyed it a lot. The different characters and the music created a great atmosphere and overall this was a very fun and challenging game :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)

a good pixel game. my favoryt

Any chance for controller support?

can't get it to run on OSX

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awesome dungeon game! Better than Castlevania even!

Maybe aim for linux UWU


I love this game!.


Awesome pixelart and gameplay as always Crowno senpai! Kill skulls and bats are extremly satisfying! GREAT GAME!


Nice was hoping for a download version! Thank you.

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Great game, man! Highly addictive, and I'm only 1000 points away from beating your highscore :D

EDIT: I just beat your highscore. This must be the first time I'm first in a leaderboard. I wonder for how long this will last lol.

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That's awesome, I was really hoping to see someone beating the high score! Thank you for playing it!

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oh wait its online nvm


i wish i had a windows computer so i could play this


It's really cool! I'm not good at it, but I had a blast! 

Crowno, i want to download the game. Have the possibility?

Yes, I plan to upload desktop versions soon. I'm just waiting to be able to make some improvements and fix some bugs. It takes some time to upload so I want to have a better build first =)

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