Nightmarish roguelike Demon Spore launches in 2024

Demon Spore

Publisher and developer DiniBoss finally announced a release window for Demon Spore, their nightmare-inducing roguelike game.

Demon Spore is launching sometime in 2024, for Microsoft Windows (through Steam).

Demon Spore tasks you with trying to contain a massive ever-growing mess of gene-edited flesh. The game thrusts players into a nightmarish fight against an unyielding enemy, forcing the player to use any tool they can to escape.

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game, plus a new trailer:

Inspired by sci-fi monster movies of the 80s, Demon Spore puts you in the shoes of a scientist working at a cutting-edge genetic research laboratory where an experiment is tampered with and a deadly organism is created: a mass of endlessly growing tentacles that threatens to escape the laboratory into the outside world. Will you be the savior of humanity or the cause of its extinction?

You’ll fight the monster through multiple levels of the laboratory, attempting to create your escape route room by room while using the lab equipment to your advantage and building makeshift weapons and technology to fight your way to safety. Using an assortment of guns, lasers, environmental traps, and experimental weaponry, your only hope is to slow down the monster before the lab’s lockdown procedures lock you – and it – inside.

Key Features

  • Your enemy is an abomination of flesh and tentacles with a taste for organic matter, constantly evolving and adapting, infecting everything: even your fellow scientists can turn against you! Escape each floor before the growth mutates into something even more horrific.
  • Every room has new surprises and tough choices. Do you risk a dangerous encounter to grab new gear? Save a scientist, or cut your losses and run to the exit? If you rescue and protect lab personnel, they may be able to create new technology that will improve your chances of survival.
  • Use any lab tools you can find to slice through the creature’s tentacles, target its weak spots and stunt its growth. Cobble together experimental weaponry and repurpose lab equipment to improvise your way to safety in an ever changing environment.
  • Each room has different threats and different rewards – choose your path wisely to stay one step ahead of the creature. Every time you play you face a different layout but will learn more of the secrets of the lab and how to use them to your advantage to outsmart your enemy.


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