7/21: Our Time Has Finally Come


It took waaaayyyy longer than I’d hoped, but we’re finally here! The Brand build is officially released, and the links to the right have been updated! Thank you to everyone who helped with testing, thank you to everyone period for your patience, and thanks Zyalin for providing another piece of fan art for me to use for the announcement, this one depicting a Summoner who seems to prefer spectral allies! :D

Even if you played the last Brand test build, there will be new goodies awaiting you. Besides some bug fixes and balance tweaks, there are also new Brand modifiers, as well as Brand-related Relic Upgrades, including Create Brand, which allows you to sacrifice a demon to gain a new Brand based on its Modifier. :) Oh, and I nearly forgot, you can now also view previous messages by pressing F12!

As you’d probably expect, this version uses a new scoreboard version. :)

Everything else I would say, I’ve probably said over the last half a year or so. Enjoy, and good luck in the Tower!

Zyalin’s Art Website

Hey folks. :)

Zyalin, who has recently been creating a ton of awesome fan art for Demon, put together his own website to house his work. :D If you’ve liked his Demon pieces, you should go check out the rest at https://zyalin.wixsite.com/zyalin-art.

As for Demon itself, the Brand Build continues to make progress: I’ve finished the rest of the Create Brand modifier lists and hooked them all up, and I’ve started wresting with how to display message history. Once that and some last bits of polish and solo testing are done, we’ll be good to go.

Cheers, and good luck in the Tower!

More Art From Zyalin + Small Progress Update

Hey folks. :D First, another awesome piece of fan art from Zyalin, this time of an Abbey Lubber. Abbey Lubbers have become an oddly intense subject of conversation of late in the Demon section of the /r/Roguelikes Discord, and I’m still not sure why, but it makes sense why Zyalin would choose to depict one given that. :)


And also, a small progress update: I’ve nearly created all the Brand modifier rulesets for use with Create Brand! Once I finish that, the only big thing left before release will be adding a method for viewing more message log history. Still in slow mode due to work, but we’re finally in the home stretch. :D

Cheers, and good luck in the Tower!

Hopping Mad

Zyalin posted another awesome piece of Demon fan art for me to share. This one depicts Jiang Shi, a Chinese vampire known for using hopping as its main form of locomotion. :D The paper talisman attached to its face is a component of the ritual that creates the Jiang Shi.

Thanks Zyalin! :)


Rushing Headless Into Danger

While we wait for me to finish the next Brand Test Build, which will include several bug fixes and quality of life improvements, here’s another piece of awesome art by Zyalin, this piece depicting how it might look if you teach Headless how to Polar Rush. :D

If you want to see more of Zyalin’s awesome art, check out his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zyalin_art/

Thanks again Zyalin!


The Pug-mancer

Here’s another piece of great Demon art from Zyalin, this time based on a run of wizzzargh’s in which he decided to recruit lots of Freybugs. :D As I mentioned in the comments of one of the other pieces, I almost wish Demon had long enough load times to need loading screens. :P

Thanks again Zyalin!