What if you had to start at the end of a game and work backwards?

What if you had to start at the end of a game and work backwards? What if you had to give up an ability on each level? This is DEIFIED!

deified verb

  1. : to make a god of
  2. : to take as an object of worship
  3. : to glorify as of supreme worth
  4. : a retro platformer written by Bil Simser
Are you ready to embark on a nostalgic adventure, relishing in the thrill of precise platforming, cunning enemies, and pixel-perfect challenges? “Diefied” offers a captivating experience that will transport you back to the era of retro gaming while delighting you with modern twists. “Diefied” and it’s distinctive gameplay ensures that no two playthroughs are the same, adding an element of unpredictability and depth to the platforming experience. Prepare to be challenged, both mentally and physically, as you navigate the intricate levels, knowing that with each step forward, a sacrifice awaits.

Pixelated Adventure

Prepare to be transported back to the golden era of gaming with “Diefied,” a captivating retro platformer that pays homage to the classics while delivering an exhilarating and modern gameplay experience. Immerse yourself in a pixelated world filled with nostalgia, where precision jumps, cunning enemies, and challenging obstacles await at every turn. Will you rise to the occasion and conquer this pixelated adventure?

Epic Journey

As the protagonist of “Diefied,” you embark on an epic journey to rescue your loved one from the clutches of darkness. Traverse through meticulously designed levels, each filled with its own unique theme and treacherous traps. Test your reflexes, timing, and dexterity as you navigate through intricate platforming sequences, discovering hidden secrets and unlocking new abilities along the way.

Retro Visuals

The retro-inspired visuals of “Diefied” evoke a sense of nostalgia, bringing back memories of beloved games from the past. Let the vibrant pixel art and charming animations whisk you away to a simpler time, while the modern gameplay mechanics and level design keep you engaged and challenged. With each jump and obstacle overcome, a rewarding sense of accomplishment awaits, driving you to push your skills to the limit.

Unravel the Mystery

Prepare for a true test of your gaming prowess as you encounter a variety of clever enemies and formidable bosses. Master their patterns, unleash your arsenal of unique power-ups, and claim victory against all odds. Each victory brings you one step closer to reuniting with your loved one and unraveling the mysteries of this enchanting retro world.

Giving it Up

“Diefied” offers a unique challenge where each completed level demands a sacrifice. As you conquer obstacles, you must give up an ability, adding a strategic twist to the platforming experience. Choose wisely which skill to relinquish, shaping your journey and testing your adaptability. This feature ensures each playthrough is unpredictable, making every step forward a calculated sacrifice.


  • Unity 2021.3.9f1

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Game Jam Winner

This game was made in about a week for the 2022 Jern Jam! There wasn’t a lot of testing or balance so apologies up front for that. A few bugs are showing up from people playing it on stream that will be looked at later, hopefully.

Thanks to everyone who voted and played our game. Overall we ranked in 1st place for the jam. We placed #1 in How well the Theme was used, #1 in How it Looks, and #3 in the Fun to Play category.

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