Niche Spotlight – Shieldmaiden


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Today’s Spotlight is Shieldmaiden, a 2D action-platformer by Dumativa Game Studio.

The end of the world has started, and the machines are taking over. Guide Asta on her quest to find her lost sister in the neon-lit, retro-futuristic streets of Modigard. Fight enemies with your shield and selection of six special abilities.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Shieldmaiden is available on Windows PC via Steam for $14.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:

The end of the world just started and everyone is gone. The machines took over and your only goal is to look for your missing sister in a retro wave atmosphere. Fight and find your way into the danger with your shield in this vibrant pixel art world.

Fast Paced Action
2D pixel art platformer with gorgeous animation and carefully crafted reflexive and defensive gameplay with 6 unique skills to be learned and mastered;

Synth-Epic Adventure
A soundtrack that mixes classic music and eighties electronic to craft a modern myth.

A Tale of Reunion
Follow the path of Asta as she searches for her lost sister through the streets of Modigard, a city on the brink of the end of the world. Explore the 4 areas overwhelmed by menacing machines and epic bosses.


  • Action based 2D platform gameplay;
  • 5 Levels full of combats and action puzzles, each one with an epic bossfight;
  • Friendly and accessible gameplay and controls;
  • 6 unique skills to be learned and mastered;
  • Vibrant synthwave music and pixel art visuals;
  • 4 hours of gameplay, counting secrets and collectible.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.