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"† Ritualistic Madness it's a classic arcade dungeon crawler game! Collect keys, avoid ghosts and escape each floor. †" - Ritualistic Nightmare box 

The year is 1988, just a few copies of an obscure game named Ritualistic Nightmare got a release in □□□□□□ only.

Soon after release, parents sued the game company for alleged anti-religious and occultist propaganda, the game was put out shelves after complaints.

The publisher bankrupts after destroying the last copies of the infamous game.

Nobody seems to know who made the game until today.

1995 - A port of the game was planned to be released on Virtual boy by an Unknown publisher, the game was nearly finished when got canceled.

2018 - the original code and art from the port was found.

† Now the game can be enjoyed with this re-creation of the 1995 port of original game †

How to play:

  • Use keys to move.
  • hold SPACE to use the fullscreen map.
  • Use mouse to select options.

more info in-game.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
TagsArcade, Cult Classic, Dungeon Crawler, Horror


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

RM 1.1.exe 4 MB
Ritualistic madness.gmx - SOURCE CODE (Game maker editable files) 4 MB
RM 1.0 .exe 4 MB

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Fun gameplay and nice artstyle, but the difficulty kinda spiked after you get the second artifact. I went from having never died to losing all my lives in a single level =P

This is a really neat project! I was disappointed to find out that you stopped the development on it.

Any plans for a Linux version?


Any plans for a VR version?

No plans for VR. Just a minor update (1.1) and I'm going back to another game I was working.

I almost beat it in my first try T_T The timer takes ALL LIVES feels a bit unfair ;o should only take 1 life. Welp, here's my non-edited gameplay of it, showing my mad movement skills.


:3 Thanks! Love the video and thanks for the feedback.