A downloadable game for Windows

In the distant future, humanity has discovered a method to replicate matter through the use of a Dimensional Gate. Industry is revolutionized overnight and a short period of chaos gives way to all warring factions uniting under a common banner.

A few years pass and the peace brought about by Gate Technology crumbles once a new threat appears; a race of energy parasites that have crossed through the Dimensional Gate by mimicking the very materials humanity had believed they were replicating. Mankind is quickly overtaken as their technology is turned against them and the energy emitted by the parasites begins to take control of those exposed.

In an act of desperation, the experimental RSK9 is constructed, a ship made of Pre-Gate materials and technology with the ability to absorb parasite energy and use it to power its incredible arsenal. Piloting the RSK9 is Alys, an ace pilot previously missing in action that has returned seemingly immune to parasite control. Her skill and resistance to the parasite energies influence make her the only pilot capable of preventing the extinction of mankind.


-Increase your B-Meter & firepower quickly by flying as close to enemy fire as possible and absorbing their energy. The closer you fly, the more energy you net!

-Fire your weapon while flying close to enemy fire and absorbing to perform powerful "Risk Shots". Enemies destroyed by these powered up shots will turn into energy to power your shield. The best defense is a risky offense!

-Fly like an ace pilot and utilize Barrel Rolls to quickly cover vertical space & modify your attack!

-Unleash the Barrier Breaker once the B-Meter is full to inflict huge damage on everything in sight!

-Playing for points is fun again as higher scores are awarded for explosive bursts of destruction and taking risks! Destroy multiple enemies at once and utilize "Risk Shots" to string together combos and increase your score multiplier!

-Experience different facets and paths to the story based on your performance and actions taken during missions!


-There is now a custom controls configuration menu. This is especially useful if your controller doesn't appropriately map the default configuration to the correct buttons. You can now choose to map movement to the right analog stick as well as shift the right analog stick movement by 90 degrees if it makes usage more comfortable. The default controls are A/X to Fire,B/Circle to use the Barrier Breaker, Left Shoulder/L1 to Barrel Roll Up, Right Shoulder/R1 to Barrel Roll down.

-The keyboard control scheme uses the C-key to fire, the X-key to perform a barrel roll down, S-key to perform a barrel roll up & the Z-key performs the Barrier Breaker.  Arrow keys are used for movement by default however, movement can be set to the number pad or to any letter keys as keyboard control customization is now  available.

-New Demo includes 2 missions!

-Toggle between full screen and windowed mode by pressing 'F4' or the number '9' key.

-Game is locked at 60 fps. Player discretion is advised for those with Photosensitive Epilepsy.

-Both Controller and Keyboard controls can be customized including the mapping of movement with the Control Configuration menu.

-X-Box One controllers and X-Box 360 controllers should have most recent drivers.

-Ps4 controllers will sometimes map incorrectly (the start button to R1 for eg.), this can be corrected by configuring controls.

Published Aug 25, 2017
StatusIn development
Tags2D, Arcade, Controller, hi-bit, Pixel Art, Retro, Sci-fi, Shoot 'Em Up
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityConfigurable controls


RISK_SYSTEM_demo.exe 37 MB

Development log


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Awesome game! The effects, fluid movement, style, music... I really love this.

Thank you so much!
Just saw you on ArtEaters twitter. Will need to check out!

I finished the new demo just now and you guys have something very special here! I love this game so much and looking forward to the full release.

Thanks so much. That's awesome to hear!

Excellent! :D

Thank You! Been hard at work on finishing the full game and posting a vastly updated demo.

I Can't wait! ;)

Just a heads up, my Xbox360 and Logitech controllers don't seem work with the game. Window 7. (Setting the Logitech controller to DInput mode does work tho)


Thanks for letting us know. 

We will need to note that and see if it can be corrected. There have been a few head scratchers where an Xbone controller will work with the game on one pc and then the same controller on another wouldn't. The current theory is this happens if the player hasn't downloaded the current xbox controller drivers and is using the drivers that came pre-installed on windows7 and 10. This may or may not be the case for you. If you do have the time to download the drivers and give it a shot or if you already know the drivers are up to date & it didn't work, let us know.

And thanks for playing!

Yea, I know they're not up to date beacause I removed the downloaded drivers because of the popup that happened when using the "Xbox" button for reasons some time ago lol(was working on something at the time). So youre probably right and updating would probably fix it.

Thanks for the quick reply. Great game btw.

So gorgeous