The Needlmancer - demo playground

Control the powerful wielder of the Needlmancy book and defeat the Demonologist's minions.  This demo doesn't have an end or a purpose, you can play around with the character against an endless flow of enemies. Special ability can cause FPS drop on HTML5 build.


The demo can be played with a keyboard or a controller (recommended). Actual controls are shown in game.


Short demo written in 4 days for the Godot Wild Jam 27 (theme "Books"). Most of my focus was on visuals and controls. Couldn't manage to put together a proper game due to time constraints (damn work).


Page flipping sound:

UI icons:


Everything else was made by me.


needlemancerdemolnx.x86_64 37 MB
needlemancerdemowin.exe 34 MB
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Awesome sprite work! Love the background customization options too, reminds me of SNES RPGs letting you change your UI.


Thank you so much! It was a first attempt and it takes me a long time, but I am enjoying pixel art, although I am no artist.


I love the art! The gameplay isn't the most interesting thing, but the sprites and animations are on point.


Hello LoricGarde! Thanks for taking the time to give it a try and for your feedback. I am glad you liked the art, it's my first attempt at pixel art and it was my main focus in this project. I agree it does not add anything to the old '80s shooter formula gameplay wise. Hopefully with more time I'll be able to make a decent shooter out of it and add more compelling characters.