Rescue yourself in 2017


Damsel is a single-player, fast paced, arcade-platformer game, framed in a 'Dark Disney' aesthetic with a pumping synth soundtrack. The player assumes the role of Damsel, and mysterious agent charged with the goal of saving the world from the growing vampire hordes. Players use Damsel's great agility and skills, along with her UV shotgun to clear each mission and uncover a conspiracy that will lead them around the world. 

The player will discover new locations and missions as they progress through the story; as well as unlocking new abilities and upgrading current ones. Every mission has a number of side challenges to keep the player engaged, many of which are against the clock – the player must make the hard choice of going for more points, or risk losing it all by not beating the timer.  

Developed in Brisbane, Australia, Damsel is the debut PC / Console title by Screwtape Studios and our brand new company Damsel Productions LLC in the US. Screwtape aims to give players a deep experience that goes beyond the normal trappings of an indie platformer. Incredibly aware of the culture that games and players find themselves in at the moment, Screwtape hopes to add to the conversation using the language they speak most eloquently, and show that no matter who you are, with the right preparation and tools, everyone has the ability to defeat their demons.


Game Play Features

  •     Highly detailed cartoon world with variou locations.
  •     Dominate with upgradeable weaponry and skills.
  •     100+ missions to complete.
  •     Coffin loads of extra challenges and bonuses to extend your play time.
  •     Awesome original soundtrack.
  •     Heaps of challenging enemies to reduce to ash with your UV shotgun.
  •     Full Steam integration with cloud saves, achievements, leaderboards, trading cards, etc…



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the game be released?

A: When it’s done and feels good, and we’re aiming for that to be by the end of 2017.

Q: What’s an “Arcade Platformer” anyway?
A: Rather than linear levels you complete in order, Damsel takes place in a range of environments (arenas) that are filled with different objectives. You’ll come back to an environment multiple times and see things in a different way. Missions may only last a few minutes, but there’s lots of them, and you’ll want/have to replay many to unlock all of the challenges and bonuses that go with them.

Q: Why is it called Damsel? I just want to play a game, I’m not interested in politics.
A: Calm down, we’re not here to be preachy. We think it’s a cool, memorable, name and we think we’ve created a cool, memorable character. If people can relate to her and her story, that’s awesome! If not, that’s fine too. We just want people to know that not all damsels have to be in distress. Some damsels can cause it.