A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Death of a Wish is a vicious action-RPG set in a nightmare filled with horrifying monsters and terrifying people. 

Play as Christian, a Marked child raised by a cult and struggling to escape indoctrination, as he bands with others to challenge their oppressors. By taking down the four Sanctum Faiths: Father, Sister, Cardinal, and Priest, they will upend the order of the world.


Rend your foes asunder with magical combos called Arias in a demanding combat system that emphasizes tactical aggression. Enhance your abilities with powerful perks that significantly alter your approach to battle and the rhythm of combat. With a limitless array of ways to fight stylishly, build your character your way to destroy your foes.


Christian’s Corruption will constantly rise throughout his journey, pulling him towards a tragic end. He can hold back the Corruption by achieving high ranks in combat and performing long, graceful combos. Only by mastering battle and fighting with true elegance will he stand a chance against the Nightmares. 


Explore a bleak dreamworld filled with surreal new characters, encounters, and stories. The theocratic city of Neo-Sanctum sets the stage for a struggle to determine the shape of society, and the fates of Christian and his companions. Delve into the secret underworld of the esoteric and abandoned to meet new allies who will aid you on your journey. 


Christian’s world is rendered with a visual style like no other. Battles come to life in an animated spectacle of blood, light, and motion. Nicolo Telesca’s chilling score mixes electronic sounds with live instrumentation to unite the game with tense anxiety and crackling catharsis.

Updated 19 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
GenreAction, Role Playing
TagsAtmospheric, Experimental, Horror, LGBT, Pixel Art, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Playstation controller
AccessibilityConfigurable controls, High-contrast


Death of a Wish - Demo (PC).zip 323 MB
Death of a Wish - Demo (Linux).zip 244 MB

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Played the demo recently. It was really nice, expecially all the little tweaks from the first game that make everything smoother and easier to understand. Waiting eagerly for the rest now :)


I spent over 50 hours on Lucah. I am gonna be in for a hell of a ride.

had real fun playing the one with the starting blue character. will see this one.


The banner looks so goooood!


This was super fun.  I can't wait for more!


Lucah has a followup? :0 Very exciting


I can't wait to play this!

Hey just wondering how can I download the game? Or the teaser version can't find any download

Hi Hue989,

The teaser is available for anyone who supports the Queer Games Bundle 2022, found here: https://itch.io/b/1404/queer-games-bundle-2022

Also available here as a pay-what-you-can version https://itch.io/b/1405/queer-games-bundle-2022-pay-what-you-can-edition.

Purchasing the bundle also ensures you have access to the full game on release (date still TBD).

After the bundle period I plan to release the teaser as a standalone free demo shortly thereafter.

Update, I've just made the teaser available as a free demo!

Cool,  Thanks I definitely check out the demo, 

I wasn't expecting you to release the demo, now you'll may get more people testing the demo and then realise this is a squeal to a unique art style already released game. 😇

Hi, where is everyone getting the demo from (for free) if part of the bundle I just want this demo thanks? Enjoy the abstract art style.

Hi Nich123,

You can see more info in my comment above, but once the bundle period is over, I plan to release the teaser as a free demo to the full game shortly after. However, if you support the bundle, you’ll automatically have access to the full game when it releases (date TBD).


Thank I will definitely consider that out unless it cheeper to buy full game separately if that is all I wanted but I see what other games are in the bundle.

Plus enjoy playing the fist game on Steam Deck portable. Nver seen art style like that used in a game before very creative.

Update, I've just made the teaser available as a free demo! Even without the bundle.


Love it so far! I can barely get through Verse 5 and was immediately annihilated the only time I made it to Verse 6.

That said, the first time I cleared Verse 5, I got scared by "This is it" so I backtracked to the previous room, hoping to get to rest, but I couldn't, so when I went to proceed to Verse 6, I just walked endlessly through the void, rather than getting a screen transition. As I recall, the orange bars or light indicating that it was a transition zone weren't there--I just walked into the purple. I had to quit the game and struggle through Verse 5 again to confirm that wasn't supposed to happen.

So basically, if you clear Verse 5, don't go back. Be brave.

I love that interpretation but I think I will still fix that with a quick patch. Thank you!

Question real fast can you tell me how I can download the game? I can't find like a link or anything to download it


Absolutely loved the teaser, Chris feels really different to play but in a way I loved. Scary enemy gauntlets and rad bosses, the bits of story are enticing too. Super-excited to play the full game!!


Thank you. Didn't expect a sequal, but very happy to see one in Development. Luca meant a lot to us...tho its almost impossible to play it alone hahaha. Happy Pride. Happy Wrath


happy pride, happy wrath