A downloadable game for Windows


If yes, then you are in the right place. In this arena, you can show your skills of annihilating various enemies! The more rounds you survive, the better mage you are.

You have four spells to do your job:

  1. Fireball. A good old classic, it has a tremendous high cast speed. However, it deals small damage.
  2. Icicles. You cast a cone of icicles, which are incredibly deadly on short distances, but they tend to melt pretty quickly.
  3. Meteor. Big and exploding piece of rock, it's great to blow up a crowd of demons, but it moves slow.
  4. Arcane spear. The choice of the most skilful mages. It penetrates all the enemies but requires charging and good aim, but on a maximum charge, it destroys everything.

However, there is the icing on the cake - ULTIMATE!

Kill your enemies, pick up ultimate mana, and activate this ability to annihilate the world your enemies!


ActionKeyboardXbox (PS4) game pad
MoveW, A, S, DLeft Stick
DashSpaceLT (L2)
AimMouseRight Stick
ShootLMBRT (R2)
Switch Weapons1, 2, 3, 4 or ScrollRB (R1), LB (L1)
Activate ultimateQPress Left Stick


KeyboardGame pad Action
W, A, S, DD-padSelect menu item
EnterA (X)Accept


This game I've developed for 1.5 months with Game Maker 2. I had started it on GGJ 2020, but something went wrong. I've made 4 overhauls of main combat systems to make them better. Hope, you'll enjoy Cast-n-Blast.


Code and design by me.

Art by 0x72, you can download it here.

Logo by @homyashas

Contains music ©2019 Joshua McLean (mrjoshuamclean.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Special thanks for everyone, who helped me during this endeavour by play testing and giving valuable feedback.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
GenreAction, Shooter
Tags2D, Fantasy, GameMaker, Magic, Pixel Art, Top-Down, Top down shooter, Twin Stick Shooter


Cast-n-Blast (Windows).zip 32 MB


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Super fun game! I did run into a minor bug where I was oneshotting every enemy for like 15 rounds, then it just stopped, not sure what caused it


Thank you for playing.


I really enjoyed the artstyle and the fast pace of the game.

its a great experience all round 

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Thank you for playing! It's truly awesome, that somebody plays my quite old game! I hope you'll try HONK series.


Its definitely on my list 



Thank you!


This was really fun!  I enjoyed the different spells and fast paced action and character progression!  It was a little difficult to find all the monsters before time ran out (for me)

Thank you for playing!

Any chance for controller support? I tried a Xb1 controller but it doesn't really work :/

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It seems, that Game Maker doesn't work well with Xb1 controller. Unfortunately, I have only Xb360 and PS4 controllers and they work well. I'm sorry that Xb1 controller doesn't work.:( 

Additionally, did you play in wireless mode?

Aww :( No, I used a wired one. Its weird because I can move around with the left thumbstick but the crosshair is wonky for the right one

According to my friends experience, Xb1 works pretty bad with GMS2. Try to download the last version of the game. I changed key bindings a little bit.


Really fun game! What engine did you use?

Game Maker Studio 2


Cool, thanks!


Enjoyed it! The particles and music were great.
Also I was wondering which sprites you used for the persistent particles.

That's all and have a good day :)

Hey there, thank you for kind words. If you speak about splatter effect, you can read about it here.


Thanks! I'm so hyped for the next game you are going to upload :D

Thank you. The current plan to make a game for LD46.


Very fun and dynamic game! Love it!



Everything about this game is great! Had a lot of fun playing this, the gameplay is really nice.

Thanks for your help with testing during development.