A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Inspired by the 1997 classic DemonStar, Spirit of Merkuro is a top-down vertical shoot'em up, where you play as Eleanor, a member of Merkuro Elite Space Force, to defend the homeworld from invasion.

ControlGamepad (Recommended)
MoveLS (Left Stick)
Arrow Keys / WASD
Toggle Fire
RT (Right Trigger)
BombLB (Left Button)
SkillRB (Right Button)
Skill Direction
RS (Right Stick)
Arrow Keys / WASD
Advance Dialog

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jan 12, 2021
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorsNono Kros, Wujun
Made withBlender, Krita, Audacity, Godot
Tags3D, Difficult, Sci-fi, Shoot 'Em Up, Singleplayer, Space, Top-Down
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


Spirit of Merkuro 346 MB
Version 2 Mar 20, 2021

Install instructions

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Development log


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This is really fun and there are a lot of things I like! The 3D looking spaceships are a nice change of pace from all the pixelated spaceships in other shmups. The sound effects are very realistic and satisfying. I also like how the game starts off simple with not too many spaceships but gradually gets more difficult. I could definitely see myself playing more of this. 

One minor suggestion:

Have all of the control scheme text aligned to the left instead of centered. This will make it easier to read.

I know it's just a demo but great job! And I'm even more impressed to see that this was made in Godot. 


Glad you enjoyed it :) We are already working on the tutorial level, with a proper UI and better scheme control text in future releases.

Hi. I played your game and recorded it on a video. It was fun. However, I think that game would be even better if it had some features that would increase the feeling of progression. For example, it would be cool if i cool collect points and spend them on new ship features or some ship improvements. Also, it would be more comfortable to me if the game had a full-screen mod.  If you want me to delete the video, let me know. However, if you like the video, I make similar videos every day. I will be happy if you subscribe. Anyway, I enjoyed playing your game.

Hi MGCVald, thank you for the feedback. Fullscreen mode along with other game settings will be available in the future, the game mechanics are not 100% finalized yet thus we haven't bothered to make an options menu for now. A detailed tutorial explaining how to use ship skills to dodge and how weapon upgrade works in the game will also be added later.

Awesome. You did a great job. I enjoyed your game. :D