Enjoy a fun game where you and your Familiar prepare to embark on a journey to maintain balance in the world!


Arrow keys to move.

Hold [SHIFT] to run.

[Z] or [Space] to Jump.

[X] to attack, once unlocked.


In this world, instability has a physical manifestation; monsters, demons, and spirits.

The story of Shadow Core, revolves around a young man named Klaus Schulz. He has just begun attending Statae Academy, an Academy that specializes in maintaining balance in the world. It does so by training students to become powerful combatants who wield the power of an elemental  familiar, also referred to as a Libra. 

As a Libra, your job is to explore the world, tame Disturbances, and grow stronger along side your familiar.

Updated 26 days ago
Published 28 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
AuthorsD4yz, JohnGabrielUK, Willowblade
GenrePlatformer, Action, Adventure
Tags2D, Fantasy, gwj, Pixel Art, Short

Install instructions

Browser Version: Has no Lights in the game to improve performance.


shadow_core_jam_windows.zip 17 MB
shadow_core_jam_linux.zip 19 MB


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I spitefully played this game because I kept dying haha. But in all seriousness, it was so much fun that it made me want to persevere and see it through to the end! I really loved the teaser at the end and am very hopeful for the future of this game. The music really fit the mood and the art is beautiful. All the characters look very unique already and the map is incredible. I loved it all!