Prepare for the Invasion: Space Invaders hits Steam Feb 12th

Forty years ago, the world was in grave danger. The invasion had hit arcades, and it was only through the skills of players around the world putting up high scores that the Space Invaders were repelled.

Now, they have returned, more advanced, more evolved. Are you a veteran of the first invasion? Are your skills still up to the task? Or perhaps the first invasion happened long before you were born. Will you step up to take the place of the veterans who have moved on?

Get to your Cannons, Taito’s Space Invaders Extreme arrives February 12th!

Compete with players around the world with the online arcade mode leaderboards!

Master your aim to take down four enemies of the same color in a row to unleash powerful weapons.

Faceoff against massive enemy bosses.

Hone your skills. Defend the Earth. Show these Space Invaders they’ll never make it to the ground!

Pick up Space Invaders Extreme on Steam, February 12th!


The Clarice Bomb Illustration contest gave everyone a chance to be immortalized in the game, with their art becoming one of Clarice’s bomb in the Clarice DLC for Game Tengoku.

Congratulations to all 20 artists who submitted pieces, see the full gallery here. We are glad to have fans that are as excited to see this game as we are!

It was a good fight, with some amazing illustrations, but in the end, we must pick the winners.

1st Place:  Hirohiroki

A great rendition of Clarice and her beloved Claricecar being pursued by the police. Congratulations!

2nd Place: Kanouchi

The mysterious, blonde (fake?!) Clarice, from “Gunbare! Game Tengoku”, the sequel to Game Tengoku. Will her relationship with the ‘true’ Clarice ever be explained?! Excellent work!

3rd Place: Jonathon

Clarice as she would have appeared in Cannonball Run, perhaps? And her ever-present Claricecar in tow. A great illustration with a well thought out catch-phrase too.

Thanks again to everyone who entered, and be sure to pick up the Clarice DLC, available now!

For all the fans waiting on the EN release: Remember, you can buy on Steam now, and receive the EN release when it releases, a release that is getting closer and closer.


Rewind: JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD -Resurrection-

Welcome Degica Games fans, to our first Rewind article! In Rewind, we’ll look at one of our games that has been out for a while, and talk about the history, and a bit on why we think it is a must-have!

For our first rewind article, it’s time to look at the bullet hell shmup JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD -Resurrection-, developed by MKAI, and brought to you by Qute and Degica!

Way back in 2000, Qute developed, and Bandai released a devkit for Bandai’s WonderSwan known as the WonderWitch, opening up the WonderSwan to easy homebrew development. This led to the 2001 WonderWitch contest! Lasting from 2001-2003 in Japan, this contest to create games for the WonderSwan was hotly contested, and the two games at the top, one of which was JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD, became the last two games ever released for the system.

Releasing so late in the life cycle, JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD became a rarity, having had low print runs, and at this point, it could have faded into obscurity, with only niche fans having ever had the chance to play it.

That was, until the 2011 XBOX 360 release of its spiritual successor Eschatos, which also included JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD and its sequel Cardinal Sins. With more people in Japan having access to the game than ever, but outside of Japan, it was still just in the hands of importers.

But now, thanks to both Qute and Degica, you can play this amazing classic on the PC, anywhere in the world!

So why SHOULD you play it?

Simply put, in my opinion, JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD isn’t just a great bullet hell shooter, it might be one of the best introductions to the genre that has ever been made. Now, this isn’t to say that it is easy, it can be super challenging (I still haven’t managed to clear the game myself), but what it does do, is pair down the options and tools at your disposal to a minimum (while still remaining fun), allowing you to focus less on which of your many weapons you are using, and more on pure shmup fundamentals.

A lot of shmups give you so many options, both in weapons and scoring, that at full speed, a newbie can’t possibly make the decisions fast enough. Instead of slowly getting comfortable, they flounder as they try to figure out when to use what.

In JS, you have three options for weapons: Frontal Shot, Wide Shot, Shield. Frontal shot and wide shot are obvious, one pumps damage out in front of you, one spreads it out. The shield is a bit more tricky. You can use it to block out enemy shots, or even to damage enemies by using it at an extremely close range. It depletes as it is used though, so you will need to let it cool down over time.

The thing is, these are all very simple to understand. Lots of enemies on screen? Spread. Just a few dangerous ones? Focus. Lots of damage incoming? Shield. Now, you will learn more tricks than this over time (Including ways to alternate the spread and focus shots to do massive damage at close range), but this isn’t rocket science.

Add in that the scoring system is dead simple: Kill things as fast as you can, and you end up with a game that is a straightforward challenge to play for both survival and score, opening it up as a perfect shmup for beginners and veterans alike. So take a look at JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD on Steam today!


The music fades on the Steam Winter Sale, only 24 hours remain!

The Steam Winter Sale has reached its crescendo, and the music is now fading to silence.

These deals sing, but you only have 24 hours until the curtain closes! So experience some musical magic with a game and virtual concerts from Degica Games!

In the city of Piova, the rain, and the music, never ends. Guide Chris through his final months at the Piova School of Communal Music. Master the arcane instrument known as the Fortelle, find a partner for your final examination, and perhaps discover the past he wishes he could forget.

Pick up the visual novel/rhythm game hybrid <“”>Symphonic Rain for 30% off!

Don’t want melancholy and instead just want something to pick you up. Then experience a concert like you are really there in VR! Hop Step Sing has debuted 3 songs onto Steam, and each one is 25% off!

But that isn’t all. Buy all three and that discount rises to 32% off! Hop, Step, and Sing your way over to this deal before the fat lady sings and the Steam Winter Sale is over!

And don’t forget to take a look at the full list of Degica Titles on sale!


Oh No! You missed a Christmas Present: Quick to the Steam Sale!

Hey look, we’ve all been there. It is 3 days after Christmas and you forgot one of your bros (in the gender-neutral sense). So you are scrambling to figure out what to get them. Degica Games and the Steam Winter Sale is here to help you!

If Your Bro Likes Street Fighter, Get Them Koihime Enbu


We all have that one friend. The one that watches EVO on stream every year (or goes if he is well off). He follows all the major fighting game tourneys. He talks about charge motion and frame data and plus or minus and you have no idea what he means.

That guy would really like Koihime Enbu! Koihime Enbu is a very fundamentals based fighter. It isn’t about memorizing movelists, it’s all about positioning, knowing your “normals” (non-special moves for the non-fighter fans out there), and knowing your opponent and the matchups.

It is about as pure of a fighting game you can find, and it is excellent at 20% off. And if you buy it right now, you’ll also get the soundtrack for free!

If Your Bro Likes Touhou, Get Them Deathsmiles

So your friend likes Touhou. Whether they are into the cute girls or the danmaku magic, we’ve still got the game for you to get them.

Made by the originators of the bullet hell genre (basically the genre of top-down shooter where there is a TON of bullets on the screen), CAVE, Deathsmiles is a great option for the Touhou fan. It features cute goth girls in a sidescrolling shooter taking down all manner of supernatural opponents with magic and the help of their familiars!

And being a CAVE game, that means really really solid mechanics, learn the enemies and how to get them to give the best drops to get your counter to 1000, then enter a special powered up form to blow your enemies away! Pick up Deathsmiles for your friend at 60% off.

If Your Bro Likes Sim City, Get Them A-Train PC Classic

Is your friend just really into building stuff? He likes creating his own world and watching it grow? Deciding how to make it the best, or well, maybe the worst, city possible.

Then take a look at A-Train PC Classic. One of the mistakes people make when looking at this series is they think that it is just about placing train lines. This isn’t true at all. You are managing all forms of transportation. And all the transport affects the city itself.

You are building the city. It also comes with fantastic scenario play which gives you great non-sandbox modes with defined situations with defined goals. An excellent challenge compared to the normal freeform play. 34% off on Steam today!


Happy Holidays from Degica Games

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Every Holiday you may celebrate.

We hope you are enjoying your Winter Holidays, and we hope that you are also enjoying the Steam Winter Sale!

But most of all, we just wanted to say thank you to all our fans. Thank you for playing our games. Thank you for talking about our games. Thank you for enjoying our games.

Whether you are with us because of CAVE, or you were wondered by OneShot. A fan of Visual Novels like MuvLuv, or learned about us through the excellent fighter Koihime Enbu, it is fantastic to have released something that was powerful enough for you to continue to follow us on this journey.

We look forward to the coming year, and hopefully even more games you will love. Thanks. And Happy Holidays to all!


Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the Steam Sale is so delightful.
And since we want to stay home all day,
Let Us Play! Let Us Play! Let Us Play!

It’s the Steam Winter Sale! A time for great deals on great games. And since every other part of you is probably freezing, we might as well burn our brain with puzzles and mysteries!

It’s time to think outside the box, with the meta-puzzle game OneShot!

To solve these puzzles, return the sun to the sky and save this world, you’re going to have to do more than think of how to manipulate the pieces inside the game, you’ll have to think of how to manipulate the game itself.

But what you won’t have to do is pay a high price! Pick up OneShot for 40% off today!

Or maybe you are up for a bit more of a traditional mystery.

Then take a look at Scar of the Doll. Your sister has gone missing, so you’ve come to Tokyo to investigate. But the mystery of her disappearance is just one question that will lead to many, many more. The moment you think you’ve figured it out, the next answer will turn the entire game on its head.

The only thing we can figure out is that you would be a fool to pass up on Scar of the Doll for 60% off!

Be sure to check out these deals and more in the Steam Winter Sale!


Why Visual Novel Maker?

So, I’m sure if you have been following our social media at all, you know that Visual Novel Maker is a thing and that it is now out.

Visual Novel Maker isn’t the first Visual Novel Engine, but we do think it is the best. Visual Novel Maker is made to be as easy to use as possible while retaining all the power you could ever need.

Whether you are just making your first visual novel, or you’ve made eighty already, we’re sure that Visual Novel Maker can make your game dev faster and better. But today, I’m going to focus on the two things that make the Engine perfect for newbies.

The core of Visual Novel Maker is the very easy to use drag and drop scene editor. Just drop in the commands you want and go. These commands will let you do just about anything you can imagine a visual novel should do, add people to the scene, have them talk, move the camera around, branching paths, keeping track of how much certain characters like/dislike you… Pretty much if you can dream it, with just a little understanding of eventing logic, you can make it. Prefer to type in your commands? Visual Novel Maker allows you to do that as well.

And if you can’t draw? Visual Novel Maker is the only visual novel engine that comes with built-in art for you to use! Backgrounds, characters, music, sound effects. Included in the purchase of Visual Novel Maker is a high school setting, plus fantasy characters as well. In the future, you’ll be able to pick up even more resources as DLC!

And even if you can make all your own art, these pieces make fantastic placeholders so you can jump in on the dev work right away!

So take a look at Visual Novel Maker on Steam!


Last day of the Steam Autumn Sale: Spotlight KOGADO STUDIO

The Steam Autumn Sale is coming to an end, but you still have a chance to cash in on the discounts!

The sales cover nearly every game in Degica’s catalog, but today, let’s focus on the visual novels by KOGADO STUDIO!

First up, we have Nurse Love Addiction!

You play as Asuka Osachi, a carefree, ditzy girl who floats through life as she starts nursing school. There, she will find challenges, love, and maybe why she wanted to be a nurse in the first place

Float your way headfirst into nursing school for 55% off!

Our second game from KOGADO STUDIO is Symphonic Rain.

In Piova, the city of music and endless rain, Chris Vertin arrives to attend the Piova Communal School of Music. He left behind his rural home and his girlfriend, will he be able to learn enough to be the musician he dreamed of becoming.

Pick your way through this fantastic Visual Novel/Rhythm game hybrid for 30% off!

Or perhaps you are interested in both? Buy the bundle to get an additional 10% off! But remember, all these deals end tomorrow, act now!


Degica Cave Titles on Steep Discount in the Steam Autumn Sale!

The Steam Autumn Sale is here, and I know that the first thing that jumped to your mind is: “What cool Degica Games can I get in this one?”

While there are no Turkeys among our games, it would be a bit difficult to cover ALL of them in one post, so let’s take a look at some of our most popular titles: Cave Shmups!

Cave is the origin of the bullet hell shooter genre, and according to many, are still the kings of the genre!

First up in our Cave extravaganza is Mushihimesama! In this danmaku you play as Reco. Your people have fallen to a mysterious illness, and it is up to you and your friend Kiniro, the Golden Beetle to discover a cure.

Fly through beautiful stages, dodging the intricate bullet patterns Cave is known for, to see if you can reach the God of the Koshu and save your people for 60% off!

Or maybe you want to take a trip back to the series that invented the bullet hell genre with DoDonPachi Resurrection!

The android Next EXY has traveled from the future and is causing havoc. Your orders are to stop her and the other Elemental Daughters. But why are they here? What is their goal? Will your shmup skills be enough to uncover the truth? Find out for 40% off!

And Halloween may have passed, but it is always a good time for the witchy sidescrolling bullet hell Deathsmiles!

Hell itself has invaded the magical land of Gilverado, and it is up to you, taking the roll of one of five “angels” to stop it. One of the most accessible Cave bullet hells, this is a great place to start for any new fan! See if you are destined to be a bullet hell fanatic at 50% off!

You can get these great deals on Cave titles, and many, many more fantastic Degica Games, through November 28th! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest on Degica sales and releases!