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Step through the 4th Wall…

…into the world of NUMINA. You get in contact with Shawn who is able to hear your voice through the 4th wall! You meet in a very critical moment where Shawn loses someone very close to him while being swept up in a conspiracy that involves your mutual bond. A plot threatening to shake the foundations of the world.

Your bond will be tested in an exciting adventure that fuses many classic RPG aspects: A character-driven story in which your relationships change the course of the story, a dynamic battle system, challenging puzzles, towns waiting to be explored and other exciting locations!

Key Features

  • Breaking the 4th Wall
    The 4th wall is a concept from theater where the actors on stage directly interact with the audience. In the same fashion, you partake in the story of Numina as a character in the form of a bodiless voice that only Shawn can hear - a guardian spirit. You can interact with Shawn and influence his decisions through dialogue choices in the game.

  • Branching Decisions
    The decisions you make influences the relationship Shawn has with the other characters you'll meet in the game. Having good relationships with your party members unlocks powerful combo-attacks in battle and may open up the opportunity to take your relationship to the next level ♥ Your decisions also influence the overall course of the story to conclude into one of the four possible endings.

  • Battle with the Elements
    Engage in a round-based combat system with action inputs for some attacks that require you to make timed inputs for maximum damage! Each character also has unique elemental abilities to exploit enemy weaknesses. Incorporate this into your strategy to quickly win battles.

  • Explore the World of Alterna
    Most side quests in NUMINA allow you to dive deeper into the backstory and lore of the world. But you can also explore the beautiful scenery with your grappling hook to reach higher places and find new gear, spell scrolls or rare items.

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Demo Version

In 2017 I released a free demo of the game which you can still download for free in the Download section below. Please be aware that the store page has been updated to reflect the upcoming release and the demo doesn't contain all the new features. The old demo for example doesn't include the character portraits or other new features that have been added after 2017.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Numina_Demo.zip (Old Demo from 2017) 422 MB

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Hello there creator and others, my name is The GamerMan, and I am going to make video on game's demo (very small youtube channel), and I would like for some of you guys to check it out if you do not mind doing  so. 

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv8Gb4LDmgiBSHHg3JCU31g

The video will come out tomorrow, and I hope that the video might bring some, who view this game's page into the game, and I hope the video gives the creator some feedback, which I will go over in the end of the video.


P.S., the game looks go right now

Hey there! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely check your video out :) Hope you had a good time with the game!


This is so good!! I haven't even finished the demo but I'm already in love<3 I can't wait for the full release! How much will it cost?

Hey there :) Thank you for your comment & I'm happy you're having a great time with the demo. 

I'll announce the price once the release date is set for the game.


Great game, looking forward for next chapter! 


Thank you! Hopefully I'll be able to share the full release soon :)


wish it was for mac as well

Happy to tell you that the next release will also be available for MacOS and Unix :) So please stick around for updates!


damn, i love games like this, with a 4th wall break that's not just recognizing the player exists but actually talks to them and immerses the player in the game

Happy you enjoyed it & thanks for the comment! :) 


This game is truly amazing so far and I can't wait to be able to buy it and witness all of its glory!! I love the visuals, storytelling aspect, plot, and the fighting dynamic that it has. It brings a new meaning to the pixel rpg genre and I love that it reminds me of the older rpg games that I used to love, like Aveyond!! Overall excited for the full release and cheering you on! <3


Wow thank you so much for your kind words! :) I'm happy that it made you nostalgic of older games in the genre because that was one of my sincere goals, to incorporate elements that I loved from the RPGs I grew up with. Thanks for sticking around!



I don't usually comment but this... this one is exception. Played the demo the same year it was out. Got amazed and excited. The story... The characters and visuals... so good. So far I can't point out anything I don't like about it. For it is still in development.

And since I am 4th wall breaking game genre fan, this surely will be on my must-play-through list.

Been waiting.. and I shall keep waiting until it's done! Keep it up.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment :) Happy you've been here since the first demo! I'll make sure the full release will be worth the wait!

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Where can we support you, do you have a Patreon or any other crowd funding links we can go to? other than the name our own price of course.

Thanks for asking! I haven't setup a Patreon but you can support me on BuyMeACoffee. I do post devlogs on there. 

What also always helps is spread the word 😊 Sharing the game on socials or recommending it to friends.


But–. For God's sake, I can't believe what I've just played... I regret I didn't play this before. I literally just created an account  to comment here. 
I don't know where to start, but I'm MAD with that cliffhanger at the end although I liked it! The story, characters, graphics, dialogues, the battle system, all, this is a masterpiece for me...
But well, I had the same problems as Thievish Kitten. In some parts the language  only appeared in German (eg. all the puzzle in the church) and there were parts where I could walk above things that I was not supposed to.
I have no experience in programming or translating long things (since it's like a hobby), but is incredible the desire that I have to want to make a Spanish version of this... This has to reach others sides, seriously. Was amazing... and so exciting to play!! Now I have to plan a 2nd round of the game to know where are the things I missed...
(And it's just a demo... I'm dazed, in a good way hahaha)


Hey there! Wow, I'm so flattered that you made an account just to comment :) Very happy you've enjoyed the game so much! 

If you want to work on a translation send me a short mail to numina.official@gmail.com so we can discuss the details. You don't need any programming knowledge :)

Thanks again for taking the time to write a comment, it really made my day!


You're welcome! ^^ And great! That's good to know hahaha. So I'll send you a mail. I'll be waiting for an answer!


Downloaded the game yesterday and still have't finished the demo after playing for 3 ours straight (how long is it anyway..?). The game is nice, especially graphics. It's not like I have much to compare with, but I was really surprised with amount of visual effects. Anyway, there still are some problems. For example, some places (such as Raph's house) seem too dark to me, and also the game crashes for some reason when I'm trying to escape a battle.
AND! I've already sent a message on gmail, but I'm not sure that you'll even see it, so... I'd like to translate the game to Russian. If you're interested, tell me, what's the best way to contact with you :)


The demo should be around 5 hours, happy you've enjoyed your time thus far! :) And sorry about the bugs & inconveniences they will be adressed in the upcoming release. 

As for translating the game feel free to reach out to numina.official@gmail.com

I'm not sure if it's okay to write something like that in the comments section, but you still haven't answered on mail. Probably my message got into the spam folder or something alike happened, so please check it out. 

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Please understand that I'm working on this in my freetime. So I have a bunch of other responsibilities apart from working on the game itself :)

I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


Just checking in on you, how is the game going? Is the game almost completed or something?


Hey thanks for checking in :) I just realized I haven't done a devlog in a while. Yes, I've finished working on one ending, and I'm in the midst of another two. Some of the endings are a bit longer so it does take quite a bit of effort, but it will be worth it :)


Game Looks Solid might try later tbh


Please do! Let me know how you liked it :)


I installed this game last year and played it briefly, but today I came back to it and finished it! There were so many moments where I actually felt tears in my eyes because I got so emotionally attached to the characters haha. The graphics, story, fight sequences, sound design, everything is just to die for. I'm seriously obsessed with this and I'm really looking forward to updates in the future. This story is really incredible.


Wow what a compliment! Thank you so much, I'm very happy that you connected to the story and the characters :) 


Gosh, I love this game :D Will there be any chapter 2? I'm waiting for it :> and also I ship Guardian Spirit x Shawn UvU hope there will be chapter 2 :>>

Thank you!! And yes there will! I'm working hard on it c: Please stick around for future updates.


Hello! Just finished playing the demo, there's a few parts in the game in English where it's still in German, I can only name one of them, the one at the cathedral where you push a button of some sort?

Either way, great game and looking forward to the finished game!

Glad you enjoyed the game :) 

The old translation system had some issues, thanks for pointing it out. I already planned on spending more testing time on also ensuring the english release is fully covered. 


First played the demo to this roughly a year ago, and let me tell you what, I havent been looking forward to a game releasing as much as I have for this one! <3

Aww thank you so much for the kind words :) I'm working hard to make the full release worth the wait! Please stick around for updates on it!



Working hard on it :) Can't state an exact date but I'm very far, working on the endings and polishing stuff.


I've been interested in rpg maker games, and this one got me so hyped up and it's just the demo, can't wait for the full game.

(Also when I was in Caelum I suddenly shrank and Sarah was having a stroke lol)

> (Also when I was in Caelum I suddenly shrank and Sarah was having a stroke lol)

Oh no :D that sounds kinda funny. Hopefully it didn't impact your game too much! Thank you so much for the comment & please stick around for updates on the full release!


When are you releasing the full game??? We are all looking forward to it! 

Working hard on it :) Can't state an exact date but I'm very far, working on the endings and polishing stuff.


Thank you for all your hard work. I want to be able to submit a donation when you have the final full game released on itch. Can you notify us through emails or comments when you do have it up on the itch website? Do not rush the game. Get it right. There is nothing more frustrating than when devs or game makers rush a game, or it has bugs. Also, I am not a fan of puzzles or overwhelming challenges, so this is something I wanted to mention before I do choose to buy it. Thank you for listening.

Yes, I will release it on here, so you should get a notification if you follow the game :) And don't worry, I'll take my time with the game to make sure it's worth the wait.


Hey, starlit. This game looks so pretty. I found this game while looking for an rpg/jrpg pixel art game to play.

I was wondering if it was okay to make some videos of this game on my YouTube channel? What about monetizing those videos?

I'd like to make the following:

  • first impression feedback/gametesting video of the demo
  • summary of feedback for other game devs making similar games in the form of likes and suggestions
  • first impression of game trailer
  • a lets play video series

Let me know what you think.

Hey there! That's very considerate of you to ask! Of course you can make videos about it and I'd be happy to watch them :) 

My only concern would be the trailer since it's quite old and I would do a new one, once the game releases haha 😅

But feel free to share your videos here, once they're done.

Thank you for permission. :)


finished demo cant  wait for the full game !

Thank you so much for sharing! Have to catch up on the last two videos but I'm happy you enjoyed the game :)

no problem I’m glad enjoyed them !


here is part 2 of my Gameplay hope you Like it 


i hope like this playthrought i made about youre game cant wait to play full version ! =3 

Wow, thank you so much for sharing! :) Happy you chose to play Numina.


it was Really fun =3

not sure how this works but will numina remain free to download once the full game is released? also super excited to play after reading the comments haha

Hey bkto! Thanks for your comment :) The full game won't be free, I haven't settled on a price yet tho. 


So this is unusual but I feel like anything game-related should go here, right?


Outside of making videos, I'm also a writer and I loved this game so much that I made a little something about it. I guess it could be considered the first fanwork for the game?

I do sincerely hope you like it, and don't think it's weird that I did this lol.

Have a nice day.


Aww, I feel so honored that you shared this! I used to write fanfics for my favorite anime so I really appreciate that you took your time and wrote your own little story.

I also feel like you really captured the back and forth between Shawn and his guardian spirit! Such a cute and lovely little story :)


I don't know if it's because I took less time going to explore or take quests, but it feels like this demo ended earlier than I remember last time I played. Either way, I still love it! And I'm looking forward to the full release.


Haha, maybe because you remember some stuff from the last time! Thank you so much for sharing these 😊

Longest one so far!
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Im so excited for the release!! Cant wait =)

By the way, do you need any help with cover art or anything that needs to be drawn? Id love to help out in any way I can.

Happy you enjoyed the game & thanks for the kind offer :) But currently I don't need any additional artwork. 

Cassandra and Masame joined your party!


So i just finished playing the demo and it's great so far! There was this one part in the Shimmering Hollows where i got stuck and so i had to reload a save because i couldn't move lol. Also it seems like the autosave function doesn't work? I turned it on but idk.

Anyways, i love the idea for this game and i can't wait for the full game to be finished! I do hope, however, that eventually they'll be a way to skip maybe the intro part of the game? Maybe being able to press space if you'd like to skip it or something like that. Just a suggestion but you don't have to do that!

Thank you so much for your feedback! Happy you enjoyed the game :) And sorry for the inconveniences. 

The autosave function is implemented in a way where it saves at specific story points, rather than regular timed intervals. I might do a combination of both for the full release. 


Raphael is saved.


I helped out Sarah once again!


Still as sad as I remember..


is the new update will be full version?

Hey there, 

it won't be an update to the existing demo from 2017 since I switched engines since then. So it'll be a new release :)



Sorry, I'm little too hyped.
Hi starlit, it has been so long. Literally.
BUT, I got my new computer, I setup everything and here I am playing this game again.
I'm so happy to hear that it's almost finished and that it got greenlit on Steam!

I can see you're going places!
Anyways, here is my video: 

Please go in with caution. I've grown to be very sarcastic in the last few years ;)


Ooh how cool to hear from you :D Haha, happy that you're up an running again! Thanks for sharing, I'll check out the video!


is the game almost done yet just asking ?


Thanks for asking! I'm in the final stages :) But there's still a lot of testing and quality assurance to be done to ensure the game will be worth the wait.


Can't wait.

Make sure to make a big announcement !

I don't want to miss it ;)

This game looks absolutely beautiful and amazing, the demo was great ever since i played it around 2018. Just to hear that its coming out soon makes me excited again.


This is one of my all time favorite games on Itchio! It has a nice unique plot interesting characters and a good story.  I played this way back and was too nervous to leave a review but i wanted to let you know this is one of my favorite games. I also really appreaciate that you respond back!  Thanks for making such an interesting game and i cant wait for the full release! :)

Wow thank you so much for your kind words! :) And thanks for coming back & leaving a comment! I appreciate all of them so I feel like I have to respond when a person takes their time to formulate their thoughts about Numina.


me encantó el Demo! la idea es bastante original y espero el juego completo <3 (también espero que consideren sacar un versión en Español, definitivamente destacaría :D )


Gracias!! Sorry, I don't speak Spanish, haha so I had to use Google Translate, but I'm happy you've enjoyed the demo :) 

I can't promise it, but I'm definitely looking at more localizations apart from German & English for the full version of the game.


The game is excellent! I was wondering if there was a secrets guide or something that could demonstrate changes in the plot based on our decisions. Also, how do we skip cutscenes if we enabled them? They're interesting the first time but I often feel the need to reload to see if I missed stuff.


Also, I have the same problem that another commenter had with the tower- I am unable to grapple onto the first step of the tower, the one that doesn't move. Moreover, running from random encounters has crashed my game before, and the item picked up at the end of the caves (in a bridge/railroad puzzle right before meeting cassandra and her friend for the first time) is bugged out and doesn't display properly.


Hey there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment :) Happy to hear you enjoyed the game. Currently there's no walkthrough I know of, but I might be working on one, after I finished the game :) 

There's an option to skip tutorials, but I haven't planned on implementing something to skip cutscenes. The hard part being the player choices that need some context, so I'd have to look at every scene in the game. But there will be an option to speed up text in the upcoming release.

Also very sorry about the crashes! I'm addressing them in the next release.

That's fair! I'll definitely update my review after next update!


Hi! I finished the demo a few months ago, and I just wondered if your gonna add a quest guide on the completed version. Hope to hear some news!

Hey there :) Yes! The next release will contain a quest log for the main story quests as well as side-quests.


I finished the demo.Game is just great.I will wait for full game.

Great! :) Happy you liked it & thanks for the comment!


i really loved the story, the style and the music. but since for making perfection critic is needed, i would say that the character illustrations that sometimes appear like cassandra's drawing on the inn are kind of plain and could be a lot more well made if you compare them to the rest of great graphics of the game

also, i am unable to climb the side quest tower, i have tryed everything to climb it but exactly in that place i cant use the climbing hability

Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to write your feedback :) Glad you enjoyed the game! I'm not fully sure where you're stuck on that map but the tower at the coast needs the right timining with the moving platforms to execute the climbing ability. Hope that helps!


thanks for asnwering!, i did tryed at every moment, i even pressed the button to climb one time after another so i wouldnt miss anything but still.

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