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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Demo update.
The Demo has arrived.
Release date: March 2017
Usurper is a Metroidvania Action-RPG that focuses heavily on gameplay - with a unique battle system and significant replayability. With the game inspired by Symphony of the Night, Super Metroid and the Souls series, your duty is to rid London of the Eldritch horrors unleashed by the Citadel.


Usurper's battle system is built around Focus; allowing anyone to get into the game, yet still providing a high skill ceiling for those players looking for a challenge. With eight different stats to spec into, along with stat reallocation, countless varieties of character builds are possible. Usurper also features over 90 different weapons and spells; from swords, spears, axes, great swords, sycthes, whips, katanas, rapiers, daggers, bows, guns, rifles, canons, spells and summons.

If you're looking for even more content, then there are innumerable secrets, additional areas and optional bosses to discover. Or perhaps you'd rather set your own difficulty by activating special conditions such as; no focus mode, 1 HP mode, perma-death, or a built-in speedrunning mode.

However you choose to play, The Citadel is a massive and versatile interconnected world. There are countless shortcuts to uncover, and a variety of diverse areas; from human towns to alien landscapes, grand libraries to ethereal gardens, and from an eldritch engine to a crashed spaceship.


Usurper takes place in an alternative timeline of 1898 in London. The outer worldly Citadel has landed in the city causing massive panic and releasing the maddening Fog. Recently re-crowned Empress Eleanor has assembled the royal forces and her four most loyal Knights to enter the Citadel - in the hopes of learning more, and hopefully finding a way to rid London of this terror. Meanwhile, Waltham, the leader of the Veimar, uses his own forces to ascend the Citadel and challenge the Navigator for his own...purposes...

Usurper is a sequel to Shrouded in Sanity , however, knowledge of the first game is not necessary.

For updates on how Usurper is progressing, feel free to follow us on Twitter

The playable demo is almost ready, and will be released in about a weeks time. An announcement will be made here when that happens.
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✪Shocker Jun 12, 2017 @ 6:01am 
Very nice:steamhappy:
BludStanes Apr 6, 2017 @ 12:34pm 
Count me in. You should add a preorder option when you're close to releasing it. Hope the music is as awesome and creepy as the first game!
ValenteFV Mar 23, 2017 @ 4:20pm 
@Pugware I totally missed that but now that you mention it I kinda see it, will try to play again with that in mind, congrats on the Greenlit!
Pugware  [author] Mar 13, 2017 @ 5:56pm 
@CrΔckedGaming The game was Greenlit a while back :)
CrΔckedGaming Mar 13, 2017 @ 5:32pm 
If they dont add the game im gonna get pissed This game is amazing i would pay more then 50 $ on it
Pugware  [author] Mar 7, 2017 @ 3:41pm 
@tone1492 it has one element of souls games, the retrieval, not more. All other elements are from Metroidvanias, I know Salt and Sanctuary was also a Metroidvania in a way but that's because the souls level design is already Metroidvania enough :D
tone1492 Mar 7, 2017 @ 10:06am 
@Pugware no problem I understand. Metroidvainia is good enough for me.
Pugware  [author] Mar 7, 2017 @ 10:05am 
@tone1492 It's not tough. This is not a souls-like. It's classic Metroidvania. Please don't expect a souls-like.
tone1492 Mar 7, 2017 @ 10:03am 
Really looking fwd to this. Based on the description it should be similar to Salt and Sanctuary.
CAV3RNA Mar 2, 2017 @ 5:19pm 
GOOD GUYS <3, I will wait your game in my bibliotec <3